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Vietnam Uncovered (between Jul 2019 - Apr 2020)

Price: R 24,400.00

13 days, visit Vietnam like a pro with Topdeck, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.

Visiting 1 country: Vietnam.

With something for the well-seasoned travellers as well as the first-time travellers, this trip to Vietnam is all sorts of epic. From crazy cities to motorbikes galore, to foodie treats and pho-real meals, all the way to getting cruise-y in the waters of Halong Bay – we’ve got it all. Tempted? Why wouldn’t you be?

Booking Details for this Topdeck Experience

Selected departures: Prices per person sharing from:
Between July 2019 - April 2020 R 24,400.00 pps

Bucket List Inclusions

  • Ho Chi Minh City street eats tour
  • Farewell dinner
  • Visit Hai Van Pass
  • Visit to KOTO restaurant in Hanoi
  • Visit Cai Be floating markets
  • Cu Chi Tunnels tour
  • Party cruise in Halong Bay

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City is home to 10 million people and 4 million motorbikes. Pretty cool huh? Tonight, prepare yourself for foodie heaven with the included street eats tour. Try the wonderful and the weird (if you're feeling brave). There's so much to get your teeth stuck into. Ready? Let's go!

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Make sure you're wearing your explorer shoes today! Rise early for your Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour. These interesting tunnels were a strategic operation base during the Vietnam War, and there's over 120km worth of them! Amazing. Later this afternoon in HCMC, stroll to the Municipal Theatre, the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum on an included city tour. 

Included today: Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels | Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
Optional activities: AO Show ticket

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long, Mekong River

Hop on a boat to peruse Cai Be's floating markets that teem with fruit, vegetables and goodies. Stop for lunch, then it's on to an overnight homestay where we rest up for the evening.

Included today:Visit the Cai be Floating Market
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Vinh Long, Mekong River to Nha Trang via Ho Chi Minh City

Wake up to another morning in the land of pho and snake wine. Later, we arrive in Nha Trang. Rest up at the white powdery beaches of Vietnam's most popular seaside resort town, or search for markets. Either way you're winning.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Nha Trang

A day for either feeling the wind in your hair or chilling at the spa with our optional activities. Try out a full day boat trip. Or if you'd prefer some chilled vibes, take a tour at the Thap Ba Hot Spring Bathing and Mud Spa. Looks like you'll be spoilt for choice.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: Boat trip | Hot Spring and Mud Spa tour

Day 6: Nha Trang

Spend your free day lazing in Nha Trang, a kite-running, windsurfing and scuba diving mecca. Woo!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Nha Trang to Hoi An

Fly upwards to Hoi An - known for its spectrum of exciting architecture. Expect French colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses, Vietnamese tube houses and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Hoi An

Day two in this cultural melting-pot mecca. Hop on an optional tour to a vegetable village just outside of Hoi An. Providing veggies for Hoi An and its nearby areas, this place is pretty special. If you wanna channel your inner masterchef, enrol on an optional cooking class conducted by a local chef.

Meals: Breakfast

Optional activities: Cooking class | Vegetable village tour

Day 9: Hoi An to Hue

Drive along the Hai Van Pass, one of Vietnam's most beautiful mountain passes. We end up in the former imperial capital, Hue. Take a guided tour of the Citadel, the Forbidden City and the Royal Tomb. What an introduction!

Included today: Visit the Hai Van pass | Guided tour of the Citadel, Forbidden City and Royal Tomb
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Hue to Hanoi

Fly up the coast as you take on the big capital city of Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Hanoi to Halong Bay

Cruise time. A day of paddling, swimming and lazing on the sundeck? Yes please. Return back just in time to watch the sunset from the top deck before tucking in to the bay's freshest seafood for dinner.

Please note: If you have selected twin share accommodation, you may be accommodated in a triple share room for the duration of the Halong Bay cruise. This means you will be sharing with two other passengers. If you have any questions about your trip please contact our Customer Service team. 

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Back in the capital today. But not before an optional scenic flight over Halong Bay in a seaplane. Um, how cool is that?

Meals: | Breakfast, | Dinner
Optional activities: Scenic flight over Halong Bay

Day 13: Hanoi

Today, it's breakfast then we're outta here. Okay, maybe one last bowl of pho first.

Meals: Breakfast

Validity Selected departures between July 2019 - April 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers AHAFOH
Inclusions • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
• 9 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night in a guesthouse, 1 night on a party junk boat, 1 night on an overnight train
• Internal flights
• Overnight train ticket
• Guided tours of all major cities
• Awesome Local Trip Leader + Local Guides
• Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions • Flights and taxes
• Visas (if required)
• Anything of a personal nature
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation (if travel date is more than 42 days out)
• Final Payment: This is due 42 days prior. For bookings made less than 42 days before travelling, full payment is required and booking will be on request.
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