Vietnam Express Southbound

10 days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

From $ 1668 USD/pax
From $ 1668 USD
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7 reviews
2 Reviews
4.8

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Hanoi

Hanoi
1day
City tour

Halong Bay
1day
Overnight in wooden junck-style cabins

Hue
3days
Overnight train & Historical sites

Hoi An
2days
Hai Van pass

Ho Chi Minh
2days
Boat cruise on Mekong Delta

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Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 10+
  • Destinations: 5
  • Age: All age
  • Comfort: High
  • Style: History & Culture

Enjoy a private cruise in Halong Bay

Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City

Discover the Forbidden Purple City

Sightsee in Hue on a motorbike

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Vietnam!

    • Accommodation:

      Hanoi E Central Hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to Hanui, Vietnam. Your adventure in Vietnam begins today. Hanoi highlights urban adventure tour with an expert local guide will introduce you to the city. Start by visiting the Temple of Literature, drop into a traditional tea house, and learn the stories of the Hoa Lo Prison museum. This tour concludes at Hoan Kiem Lake, surrounded by modern office buildings and ancient Buddhist temples. Or take it at your own pace and wander the Old Quarter and admire the city’s French-colonial architecture, relax in a park, or enjoy some street food.

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  • Day 2 - Cruise on Halong Bay and Overnight on Board

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Halong Bay Flamingo Cruises  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Travel by private car to the spectacular World Heritage site of Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin (approximately four hours). The bay is dotted with sandy coves, grottos and 1,600 limestone islands, which have been formed over millennia by wind and water erosion. Board a private boat and cruise the bay, exploring island caves and perhaps even enjoying a swim from Ti Top Island Beach during the warmer months. To end the day, spend a peaceful night aboard the boat beneath the night sky. Your wooden junk-style boat has twin share cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities. There's also a dining room and bar to enjoy lunch, dinner and breakfast.

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  • Day 3 - Back to Hanoi and Take Overnight Train to Hue

    • Accommodation:

      Vietnam Overnight Train  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Brunch

    • Activity:

      Return by boat to Ha Long, and at approximately midday travel by bus back to Hanoi. Arrive late this afternoon, and use free time to shop, explore the sights or just relax. Later tonight board an overnight train to Hue.

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  • Day 4 - Explore Dong Ba Market and Imperial Citadel

    • Accommodation:

      Pilgrimage Village  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Arrive into Hue at approximately 11 am and transfer to the hotel. Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of the country’s royal past. You’ll have free time in the morning to rest or explore. The bustling Dong Ba Market is a great place to sample some of the foods that once graced the Nguyen emperors' tables, such as banh khoai (royal rice cake). Then, visit the war-damaged ruins of the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, which once contained temples, state houses and the emperor’s palace.

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  • Day 5 - the Ancient Aspect of Hue

    • Accommodation:

      Pilgrimage Village  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today, tour the sights of Hue on the back of a motorbike driven by a local guide. Explore the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, once reserved for the personal use of the Emperor and his concubines, but almost totally destroyed during the Vietnam/American War. Visit the 17th-century active Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda. During the visit you’ll see the car of a former monk who drove to Saigon in 1963 to set himself alight to protest the poor treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Enjoy a short boat cruise down the Perfume River before eating lunch inside a nunnery. Finally, visit the lakeside royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc before heading back to Hue.

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  • Day 6 - Transfer to Hui An and Hui An City Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Almanity Hoi An Resort & Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      This morning travel by private car through coastal rice paddies and the spectacular Hai Van Pass. After a brief visit to Lang Co Beach, arrive into Hoi An. Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An was a major international trading port during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today, parts of the beautifully preserved town retain the feel of centuries past. It's also a shopping mecca, famous for its plethora of tailors. On arrival your leader will take you on a sightseeing walk through the Old Town and visit a handful of the city's major attractions. You’ll will also be given a sightseeing pass so you can further explore select attractions at your leisure.

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  • Day 7 - Free Day to Explore Hoi An

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Almanity Hoi An Resort & Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today is a free day to explore Hoi An. Browse the town’s cobbled streets and art galleries, or hire a bike and cycle through rice paddies out to Cua Dai Beach. Shop for paintings, ceramics and colourful cloth lanterns in the town’s markets and preserved Chinese shop houses. Perhaps visit one of the hundreds of tailors in the city to get something special made. Hoi An is also known for its delicious regional food, so be sure to enjoy a meal at a riverside restaurant or perhaps partake in a cooking class.

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  • Day 8 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and City Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today take a short early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has a fascinating history and is arguably Vietnam’s capital of commerce and culture. After landing, check in to your hotel and then take a sightseeing bus tour around the city. Pass the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House, stopping in at the War Remnants Museum to discover some of the sobering stories of the Vietnam/American War.

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  • Day 9 - Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      This morning head out on a day trip to explore the Mekong Delta. Board a boat to Ben Tre to visit a coconut candy factory and sample their sweet products. On a tuk-tuk tour around the remote village, learn about local rural life and stop to sample tropical fruits. Eat lunch at a restaurant in the heart of the delta, sampling regional specialties such as the famous Elephant Ear fish. Afterwards, paddle in sampans (small rowing boats) past water coconut trees along the Mekong, and then board a private boat to cruise the delta’s major waterways to My Tho. After the cruise return to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a final group dinner at KOTO restaurant, an organisation dedicated to developing the hospitality careers of street kids.

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  • Day 10 - Return Flight

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Your trip ends after breakfast today. There are no activities today. You will check out and depart for your international flight.

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Accommodation

Hanoi E Central Hotel

No. 18 Lo Su Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam

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  1. 24.8km Airports
  2. 2.2km Public Transport
  3. 1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Overlooking peaceful views of the popular Hoan Kiem Lake

Located in the heart of Old Quarter just a 10-minute drive to Hanoi Train Station

Noi Bai International Airport is a 45-minute drive away

Halong Bay Flamingo Cruises

Tuan Chau Harbour, tp. Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Việt Nam

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  1. 65km Airports
  2. 12.8km Public Transport
  3. 9.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

All cabin rooms feature elegant décor with a mesh of cool and neutral colours

Guests can join the Tai Chi sessions, cooking lessons, or enjoy some alone-time on the sun deck. Water activities include swimming and kayaking.

Vietnam Overnight Train

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  1. 0km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

Pilgrimage Village

105A Hung Vuong Street, Hue 47000, Vietnam

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  1. 15.9km Airports
  2. 4km Public Transport
  3. 5.2km Center
Why This Hotel:

From Pilgrimage Village guests can take the complimentary shuttle bus into Hue

Nearby attractions include tombs of Khai Dinh, Tu Duc and Minh Mang

Almanity Hoi An Resort & Spa

326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tan An Ward, Hoi An Town, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 28.4km Airports
  2. 28.4km Public Transport
  3. 1.3km Center
Why This Hotel:

The resort offers a range of complimentary in-house activities, including fish feeding, learning Vietnamese language and herbal tea meditation

Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel

167 Hai Bà Trưng, phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 722413 Vietnam

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 5.5km Airports
  2. 2km Public Transport
  3. 2km Center
Why This Hotel:

5-minute drive from attractions like Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Opera House and the War Remnants Museum

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

    Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

    The flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Phuket, Phuket to Bangkok, including baggage fee

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

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    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

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    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

2 Reviews
4.8

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  • tinkermax
    4.7

    Having previously travelled in a number of group tours, this was our first experience of a private tour. Myself and 2 friends visited Vietnam for 10 days in December. I did have a number of reservations, and thoroughly 'trolled' the internet to ensure I got a top quality agent. I selected 'UME Travel' as their reviews and customer feed back in Tripadvisor was very positive. They were very accommodating and good communication to help us plan our perfect trip. We found this part extremely useful, and were able to change bits and discuss various options with great ease despite the time difference. We did research other options but found that this tour helped us see everywhere we wanted to go, arrange accommodation and meals for us and was excellent value for money.

  • WendyJayd
    4.9

    This was my first time in Vietnam with my family. My parents had visited earlier the previous year and that's how they got to know ume. I have personally never met a more punctual, attentive and approachable individual, if you're from the city like me, you'll quickly know what I mean. We were sometimes joined by friends, for which John rented a van with air-conditioning and wifi, he even picked us up from the airport and drove us back! He took us to several attractions including a rain forest hike and Ha Long Bay cruise, where we got to see many of the cave on the sea. An outstanding service combined with genuine kindness. Thank you John, it was a pleasure, see you next time!

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    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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