Simply Vietnam

Price per person
from £2,259

Price based on
London Gatwick
23rd Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Vietnam

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Experience South East Asia in all its surreal and ancient glory on this north to south journey through Vietnam: sail amongst the mysterious islands of Halong Bay, sample the delicious street food of Hanoi and climb through the legendary Cu Chi tunnels.

At a glance


  • Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House A small two-storey property where the Vietnamese leader spent the last part of his life.
  • Thay Phuong Pagoda A beautiful 7th century temple of exquisite wood carving.
  • Halong Bay An overnight boat trip to this magical setting of towering forested-islands.
  • Hoi An Wander the riverside town's colourful temples and sample its delicious seafood.
  • Boat trip to Thien Mu Sail up the Perfume River to this elegant pagoda.
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Climb through the famous Viet Cong tunnels.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

The whole holiday was very good,only thing we would say...

24th March 2018
Trusted Customer

The whole holiday was very good,only thing we would say is that a couple of days in the middle spent at La Siesta in Hoi An would be great for some down time before going on to Hue and Saigon.

Excellent overview of Vietnam. Rather tiring at times. You need...

22nd November 2017
Trusted Customer

Excellent overview of Vietnam. Rather tiring at times. You need to be quite fit to keep up with guide if you wish to do everything. Guide Jimmy was very good and dealt with necessary changes very well. All the hotels were excellent even the one we had to change to due to flooding in Hoi An. We were given extra benefits due to the necessary changes. Enjoyed the history & the shopping!

Fabulous holiday. Great organisation Fantastic guide, Hung 30 He is a definite...

11th October 2017
Mrs HILARY MARGARET BURNS

Fabulous holiday. Great organisation Fantastic guide, Hung 30 He is a definite asset to Archers Visited all the sights Beautiful country

Everything was better than expected...

10th October 2017
Mr Derek Spence

Everything was better than expected

The holiday was very well organised and and well timed...

13th April 2017
Mr Gerald Newman

The holiday was very well organised and and well timed throughout the 2 weeks. We had busy days and also days to do your own thing so it was well paced.

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1st April 2017
Mr Steven Parsons

An excellent tour and an unforgettable experience....

28th March 2017
Mr John Pusey

An excellent tour and an unforgettable experience.

Some improvements Archers might consider to make a good tour...

14th March 2017
Trusted Customer

Some improvements Archers might consider to make a good tour even better :- More time in the hotels to enjoy their locations and amenties. Possibly finishing a day in the afternoon, rather the evening. Another day off, possibly Can Tho. One or two less temples/pagodas/museums.

Wonderful holiday, excellent tour guide (Chung or 'James') who managed...

28th February 2017
Trusted Customer

Wonderful holiday, excellent tour guide (Chung or 'James') who managed the whole tour very well. Group of 28 so not too hectic - 'where are you Carol?'. Certainly a difference in the temperatures North and South but the weather was fine for all but 5 minutes in Ho Chi Minh when we had a downpour. Doesn't count when you are inside the hotel waiting for your coach.. Accommodation throughout was very pleasant and the service in all hotels was superb. The only point I'd like to bring up is the timing of the flights and that isn't Archers fault. Arrival at our Hanoi hotel very early in the morning meant that the rooms are not available for some time. However, that's down to Vietnam Airlines schedule. The way the tour turned out meant that we had the last day completely to ourselves with the full use of all hotel facilities after checkout at 1230. All-in-all an excellent introduction to the people of Vietnam and the countries' history. Good Night Vietnam

Overview

Experience South East Asia in all its surreal and ancient glory on this north to south journey through Vietnam: sail amongst the mysterious islands of Halong Bay, sample the delicious street food of Hanoi and climb through the legendary Cu Chi tunnels.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hanoi

Day
2

Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city, an attractive, laidback city with charming French-Colonial-style buildings. Your tour starts today.

Hanoi

Day
3

Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the Temple Of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hanoi

Day
4

Today’s full-day excursion begins with a drive through the tranquil countryside to Chua Thay Pagoda, home to an ancient stage where it is believed the first water puppet show was performed. Later, admire the carved wooden roof and unique architectural shape of Tay Phuong, one of Vietnam’s first pagodas. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed Water Puppets.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hanoi - Halong

Day
5

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favourite destinations, and board your cruise. After lunch, set sail through the dramatic limestone islands. Explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) grotto before visiting Luon Cave by bamboo boat. Anchor in a secluded lagoon overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

Day
6

Continue cruising this morning. Visit Titop Island, where you can climb 400 steps to be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view. Disembark late this morning, and journey back to Hanoi to board your flight to Danang, Vietnam’s fourth-largest city. Upon arrival, drive to the charming town of Hoi An.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hoi An

Day
7

Start today with a cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside before visiting Pottery and Wood Carving Villages. Then, a leisurely walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Sa Huynh Museum with its early Hoi An history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hoi An - Danang - Hue

Day
8

Journey back to Danang and visit the Cham Museum. Continue through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) to the imperial walled city of Hue. Here, visit the Forbidden Purple City, modelled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden City. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Day
9

Begin today with a boat trip on the Perfume River to the pretty Thien Mu Pagoda, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ho Chi Minh City

Day
10

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as the Chinese district.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ho Chin Minh and Cu Chi Tunnels

Day
11

Today, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ho Chi Minh City - UK

Day
12

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Hanoi: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi;
  • Halong Bay: La Vela (cruise boat);
  • Hoi An: Essence Hoi An;
  • Hue: Indochine Palace Hue;
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Pullman Saigon Centre.

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