Classic Vietnam

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Travel through Vietnam on a highlights tour to experience the beauty, history, wonder, and grandeur of the country. On this custom tailored tour you will discover the breathtaking scenery of Ha Long Bay and the charismatic floating lanterns of Hoi An. From Saigon to Hanoi, the Imperial City of Hue to the labyrinth of tunnels at Cu Chi, the diversity of Vietnam is yours to enjoy, while the marvel is yours to explore.

Style:                       Cultural tour through Asia

Type:                      Coach/Bus tour in Vietnam

Duration:                14 days

Destination:           8 destinations in Vietnam

Starts in                  Ho Chi Minh ( Saigon)

Ends in                    Hanoi

Suitable:                All ages

What’s included:    Land transfers, cruise, accommodation, guide, entrance fees, bottled water and some foods.

Cities: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Ben Tre, Can Tho, Nha Trang, Hoian, Hue, Hanoi & Halong Bay.

Highlights: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Cruise on the Mekong Delta, ancient capital Hue, the World Heritage Site of Hoi An. Soak up the atmosphere of Hanoi, cruise Halong Bay on a traditional wooden boat.

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival                                                                                   

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City    – Cu Chi Tunnel           (B,L)

Morning explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Saigon.

Afternoon, visit Cho Lon, the Chinatown district. Discover the markets, shops and Cantonese Thien Hau  Pagoda,  dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. Dinner at a popular BBQ restaurant for a ‘grill your own meal’.

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre- Can Tho (B,L)

Depart for a 1.5 hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country’s southern provinces. Enjoy boat trip on Mekong River. Visit local workshops and orchards. Lunch. Drive to Can Tho.

Day 4: Can Tho- Saigon- Nha Trang (B)

Morning boat trip to the famous Cain Rang floating market. Enjoy cycling on the beautiful country lanes. Transfer to airport for evening flight to Nha Trang.

Day 5:  Nha Trang                                                                                                              (B)      

Nha Trang is a classic seaside town with enough activities and excursions on offer to entertain the most energetic beach fan. This morning take a boat off the coast of Nha Trang which visits some of the nearby islands and where you can swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters.

Day 6: Nha Trang- Da Nang- Hoian                                                                                          (B)      

Transfer to airport for a midday flight to Hoian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking tour to the ancient town.

Day 7: Hoian                                                                                                      (B, L)      

Morning boating on Thu Bon River with cooking class. Free afternoon.

 Day 8:  Hoian- Hue                                                                                                                        (B)      

Enjoy a scenic drive to Hue via Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Hue served as Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the rule of the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Afternoon boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit Minh Mang mausoleum and a guided stroll through the bustling Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue

Day 9: Hue- Hanoi (B)

Visit the Tomb of Khai Dinh is located on a hillside and brings together Vietnamese and European elements. Afternoon, transfer to airport for a short flight to Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi (B)

Visit to Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Ngoc Son and Ba Kieu temple. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the bustling Old Quarter and sprawling Dong Xuan Market Then cap off the day with a show at the water puppet theatre – a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes of rural life and episodes of national history.

Day 11: Hanoi- Duong Lam Village

Today’s excursion west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta which still preserves many hundred-year-old houses. Lunch in a 100-year old house.

Visit Mia Pagoda and return to Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi- Halong Bay         (B,L,D)                                                                            

Depart to Halong Bay. Enjoy the 2 days cruise by traditional boat in Halong Bay, Unesco’s World Natural Heritage. Enjoy lunch as you cruise at a leisurely pace amongst the towering rock formations of this breathtaking bay. In the afternoon visit one of the many caves found on the islands, swim in the clear waters or simply relax on the sun deck. Overnight on board.

Day 13: Halong Bay- Hanoi                                                                                           (B, L)      

Rise early and greet the day with another refreshing Tai Chi class on the upper deck. Cruise ends at lunch time. Drive to Hanoi.

Day 14: Departure

Transfer to airport for your onward flight.




PAX 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-9 pax 10 pax + Single room supplement
Standard Class 3* $ 2103 $ 1844 $ 1455 $ 1382 $ 1235 $ 494
Superior Class 4* $ 2653 $ 2394 $ 2035 $ 1932 $ 1785 $ 1065
First Class 5* $ 3179 $ 2919 $ 2561 $ 2458 $ 2311 $ 1503
PRICE INCLUDES: Experienced English speaking guide • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Cruise• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D= Dinner) • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary • Accommodation in twin shared room in hotel with daily breakfast • Simple First Aid Kit • International flight reconfirmation.


Please read the following booking conditions carefully as they set out the terms and conditions of the contract between you and the Pioneer Asia Holidays.


All bookings will be confirmed by Pioneer Asia Holidays in writing along with confirmation of balance payment details. A deposit as required by us and the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking. Followed by the final balance of the cost by a specified date. The tour balance for all bookings will be direct debited from the payment details given at the time of booking 45 days prior to the departure date of the tour; if there is a failure to complete the payment Pioneer Asia Holidays  reserves the right to cancel the reservation.


Prices quoted in USD per person in twin shared basis. Itineraries and prices are valid from the most relevant edition of the website & the time of printing our brochure in October 2015 until 31 Sep 2018. Pioneer Asia Holidays reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices, itineraries or vehicles described in the brochure or online without being liable for compensation or refund.


Cancellation and Amendment: Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing and will not take effect until received by us. If you cancel or amend your booking the principal(s) or supplier(s) may charge the cancellation or amendment charge shown in their Terms and Conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements) and you must pay us a cancellation or amendment charge of a minimum of $30 per person.

 If You Cancel Your Holiday: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below; depending how many days in advance of the departure date we receive the cancellation instruction:

Land & Internal Air Cancellation Fees. Per Person/ Per Trip
Days prior to Departure Fee Fee
45 or more Minimum loss of deposit
44-30 days 30% minimum of total holiday cost
29-22 days 60% minimum of total holiday cost
21- 7 days 90% minimum of total holiday cost
Less than 7 days 100% of total holiday cost

Note: specific items sold as part of a package may have more restricted cancellation conditions; for example some flights and rail tickets are non-refundable from the date of full payment being made. You will be advised at the time of booking.

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