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Travel to Vietnam with On The Go Tours

With its soaring northern mountains, sunny southern regions and gorgeous coastline, Vietnam is filled with natural beauty. Visiting all the main highlights from Hanoi and Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, on our tours of Vietnam you'll get to enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, discover tradition and history in charming rural villages, and see the dynamic new face of Asia in the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's thriving cities.

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Top Vietnam Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips

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Very Vietnam - 10 days Hanoi 01 Oct 2016 USD $2,209 was $2,599 15% off Very Vietnam - 10 days Map
Inside Indochina - 22 days Vientiane 15 Oct 2016 USD $4,589 was $5,399 15% off Inside Indochina - 22 days Map
Journey to Angkor Wat - 15 days Hanoi 22 Oct 2016 USD $2,974 was $3,499 15% off Journey to Angkor Wat - 15 days Map
Saigon to Siem Reap - 9 days Saigon 28 Oct 2016 USD $1,665 was $1,959 15% off Saigon to Siem Reap - 9 days Map
Vietnam For Teens - 10 days Hanoi 24 Dec 2016 USD $2,294 was $2,699 15% off Vietnam For Teens - 10 days Map
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Check out our newly updated city guides, packed with loads of information to help you plan your visit to Vietnam from the top attractions and excursions to our choice of recommended places to eat and shop. Whether you're looking to cruise around Halong Bay, trek with the hill tribes in Sapa, delve into the history of Saigon, explore the chaotic streets of Hanoi or wind down in picturesque Hoi An - we've got it covered.

Vietnam Group Tours

Our popular Vietnam group tours are an excellent way to explore the best of what the country has to offer, from north to south. For your comfort we use 3-4* hotels with great facilities as well as a traditional junk boat for cruising around Halong Bay. Our Vietnam tours also include an overnight sleeper train on the Reunification Express from Hanoi to Hue so you can experience train travel in Vietnam and perhaps even sample some on-board karaoke - the train attendants take it very seriously! Alternatively, you can opt for our new flight bolt on with an additional night in Hanoi and quick travel time to Hue the following morning.

A traditional longboat sails along the river in Hoi AnExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Hanoi to Hoi An

8 days | FROM USD $1,259

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Saigon to Siem Reap

9 days | FROM USD $1,699

Kicking off in sizzling Saigon, take a cruise along the Mekong and the...

Very Vietnam

10 days | FROM USD $2,229

From charming Hanoi with its fading colonial architecture and to...

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Full Moon Festival, Hoi An

10 days | FROM USD $2,599

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Vietnam For Teens

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Cycle Vietnam

10 days | FROM USD $2,859

Uncover the highlights of Vietnam and then hop on the saddle from Hue...

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Best of Vietnam

13 Days | FROM USD $2,935

Kicking off in Vietnam's capital, embark on a breath taking journey up...

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Sapa, Sampans & Saigon

14 Days | FROM USD $2,989

From Hanoi to Saigon, discover Vietnam’s colourful ethnic minority...

Journey to Angkor Wat

15 days | FROM USD $2,989

Discover the spectacular sights, delectable cuisine and rich history...

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Laos to Vietnam

17 days | FROM USD $4,299

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Bangkok to Saigon

20 days | FROM USD $5,739

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Inside Indochina

22 days | FROM USD $4,989

Take an exciting journey through Indochina. Discover Laos with its and...

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Bangkok to Angkor Wat

25 days | FROM USD $6,479

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Vietnam Private Tours

If you prefer not to travel as part of a group to Vietnam, our private journeys allow you to get off the beaten track and travel at your own pace on a holiday tailored exclusively to the needs of yourself and your family or friends. Our experienced English-speaking guides will be there to guide you around each of Vietnam's key sites and our local representatives will also be on hand to give any further assistance you require.

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Impressions of Vietnam

10 days | FROM USD $2,999

In 10 memorable days, see the best of vibrant Vietnam. Explore Old and...

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Highlights of the South

11 days | FROM USD $2,249

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Beyond Halong & the Mekong

14 days | FROM USD $3,729

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Treasures of Indochina

15 days | FROM USD $4,829

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Vietnam Day Tours

Only got a day to explore? Spend the morning visiting Saigon's fascinating museums or Hanoi's old quarter, browse colourful floating markets on the Mekong Delta, discover the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and don’t miss the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay and the Red River Delta.

Notre Dame Cathedral | Saigon | VietnamTailored To Suit You

Saigon: Ho Chi Minh City

1/2 day | FROM USD $109

Discover remnants of bygone eras hidden within this thriving from the...

Cu Chi Tunnels | Saigon | VietnamTailored To Suit You

Saigon: The Tunnels of Cu Chi

1/2 day | FROM USD $139

Go underground in the small town of Cu Chi in the outskirts of Saigon...

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Saigon: Explore the Mekong

1 day | FROM USD $219

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Hanoi: Treasures of the Red Delta

1 day | FROM USD $269

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Vietnam Short Stays

Discover Vietnam's greatest cities and their nearby attractions with our range of short stays. Explore charming Hanoi and its colonial remnants, or combine with the natural beauty and incredible vistas of Halong Bay, or head south for the bustling city of Saigon, packed with history and grand architecture, with the option to extend with time spent exploring the scenic Mekong Delta and the local cottage industries. With accommodation, airport transfers, transportation and guided sightseeing included, these short stays are the perfect way to enjoy the best of what north and south Vietnam have to offer.

Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum on Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi illuminated at nightTailored To Suit You

Hanoi City Stay

3 days | FROM USD $399

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The front of the Reunification Palace in Saigon Tailored To Suit You

Saigon City Stay

3 days | FROM USD $399

See the best of Saigon with a 3 day city stay taking in historic sites...

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Saigon and the Mekong

4 days | FROM USD $679

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Hanoi & Halong Bay

5 days | FROM USD $979

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Vietnam tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.79 out of 5 based on 97 recent reviews — See All Vietnam Reviews

Fantastic tour. Our guide Tuan was awesome. He kept us well informed each day. Was a pleasure to travel with. Tuan was friendly, caring and had a great sense of humour. He knows his job and the history of Vietnam very well. Was one of the best tours I've been on. ”  

Julie Gray • Submitted 3 Aug 2016

This trip was fantastic and we were impressed by the beauty of Vietnam. Organisation was careful and well planned and we enjoyed every aspect of our tour. It was really interesting to visit such a variety of places using different modes of transport and we especially enjoyed sampling local culture by visiting Tra Que village. Cycling was such fun. The rich history of both Vietnam and Cambodia is fascinating as well as moving and we are so pleased to have learned so much during our tour. Our three tour guides were all wonderful and shared their extensive knowledge with us about the history and culture of their respective areas with skill and compassion. Ken Nguyen was an exceptional guide and we believe he should be considered for a Tour Guide of the Year award. Go Ken!!”  

Jenny Liddell • Submitted 17 Jul 2016

It was a last minute decision for us to take a family holiday. Having seen beautiful pictures of Vietnam we decided to explore the possibility of Vietnam as our holiday destination of choice. We were recommended to On the Go Tours by our travel agent, Karin Steenkamp of Flight Centre, Cape Town, South Africa and we were certainly not disappointed.

We had an amazing 8 days where we touched on the history, culture and beautiful sights of this spectacular country and it's warm and welcoming people. We felt that the tour was very well organised and gave us a great overview of the region travelled. Halong Bay was especially beautiful and our cruise boat was beautifully appointed and the staff attentive and lovely. Hoi An was another highlight with our cycle ride to a local farm, the cooking demo, the interesting little alleys & shops and the tailor who made our beautiful clothing overnight.

This tour was enhanced by the fact that we had the most excellent of tour guides. Hung Do is to be highly commended on his brilliant organisational skills, his good English and his knowledge of the history and every day life in Vietnam. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we felt that he went beyond his call of duty. He was an awesome person to have around and his sense of humour was just delightful. One can see that he enjoys what he does and his sense of enthusiasm most definitely rubs off on the group.

If we were to do another tour in Vietnam, we would most definitely hope to have Hung as our tour guide. We would certainly look at the other tours that On the Go Tours has to offer.

All in all - a fabulous time. Thank you.”  

John, Anne, Kim & Steven Falconer • Submitted 17 Jul 2016

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Recommended places to visit in Vietnam

Vietnam has a wealth of attractions from the highlands of the north to the sprawling waterways of the south whether its bustling cities with bundles of history, gorgeous beaches fronting the South China Sea or incredible natural wonders. Here's some of our favourite.

UNESCO Listed Halong Bay

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Halong Bay | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

No visit to Vietnam would be complete without a visit to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of the natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage listed region. A cruise on a traditional Junk boat is the perfect way to explore the many caves and hidden coves with great views of the surrounding dramatic limestone peaks.

Hanoi - Paris of the Orient

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With a refreshing old world charm and it’s French colonial history very much evident, Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, is dotted with scenic lakes and leafy boulevards The charming Old Quarter is not be missed and best explored by cyclo where you can sit back and take in all the sights and sounds, stopping off to sample the local street food or try your hand at bargaining in one of the many shops.

Hoi An

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Hoi An | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

Another of Vietnam’s UNESCO listed gems, picturesque Hoi An in central Vietnam has beautifully preserved architecture, ancient cobbled streets, art stalls & street markets aplenty and fabulous restaurants. It’s also THE place to have literally anything made from suits & handbags to shoes & glasses. A top day trip is a bicycle ride to the quaint farming village of Tra Que on the outskirts of Hoi An.

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

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Saigon's City Hall in the early evening light

Officially known as Ho chi Minh City, Saigon is very much a city in transition with a true blend of old-meets-new; with French colonial architecture, impressive sky scrapers, traditional lively markets and boutique designer shops. You’ll also get a fascinating insight into the Vietnam War at Reunification Palace, the Revolutionary & War Remnants Museums.

Sapa

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Sapa Hills | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

Rapidly becoming one of northern Vietnam’s most popular destinations, Sapa is a former French hill station and home to local ethnic minority groups such as H’mong and Dzao who maintain a very traditional way of life. It’s a great spot for trekking amongst the cascading paddy fields and there’s plenty of picturesque routes to nearby local villages such as Cat Cat, Red Dhoa and Ta Phin.

The Mekong Delta

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Mekong Delta | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

With lush rice paddy fields, colourful fruit orchards, enchanting villages and bustling floating markets, the Mekong Delta in south-east Vietnam is one of the world’s greatest river regions. A great way to get around and immerse yourself in the traditional local way of life in the Mekong is aboard a sampan, when you can try your hand at bartering at the floating market in Can Thou.

Vietnam Travel Guide

Being properly prepared for a trip can make your time away far more enjoyable and we're here to help with a short guide to travelling in Vietnam.

Top Travel Tips

Our guide to travelling Vietnam from food to festivals

Hill tribes people walking through the rice terraces of northern Vietnam

Hill Tribe Trekking

Where best to visit and a guide to the different ethnic groups

Best Time to Visit

Info on Vietnam's diverse climate

Rowing on the Mekong | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

Best Places to Visit

From Halong bay to Hanoi and the best of the rest

Lady in Hoi An | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

Popular touring destinations

Great places to combine on a visit to Vietnam

Tourist Visas

What you need to do to get your Vietnam travel visa

Tai Chi | Halong Bay | Vietnam

Traveller Reviews

Don't take our word for it! Read what our travellers say

A beautiful rush green river delta in Southeast Asia

Multi-country Tours

Combine Vietnam with other Southeast Asian countries

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Vietnam Video Lounge

Browse our favourite Vietnam travel videos

Get to know Vietnam

Recommended Reading

  • Vietnam: Rising Dragon
    by Bill Hayton
  • Catfish and Mandala
    by Andrew Pham
  • Sorrow of War
    by Bao Ninh
Did you know...?

Facts about Vietnam

  • The most common mode of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike with an estimated ten million bikes used every day.
  • Completely unique and unrelated to any other language, Vietnamese features six different tones and 29 alphabets.
  • A bit of an all-in-one, Vietnam's Tet festival sees the nation celebrate New Year, Christmas and birthdays all together!

Vietnam Travel Advice:

We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Vietnam and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online Travel Resources for Vietnam:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Vietnam Tourist Organisation site and the latest Vietnam Weather Updates from the BBC.

VIETNAM TRAVEL BLOGS: Covering different aspects of Vietnam culture from food to furniture! - Indiechine and Andy Goes To Asia.

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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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