Tra Que Village | Vietnam | Southeast Asia
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Best of Vietnam - 13 Days map

Kicking off in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, embark on a breathtaking 13 day journey through imperial cities and rural villages, taking in beautiful Halong Bay and the lush Mekong Delta. Finish up in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and the fascinating Viet Cong tunnels of Cu-Chi!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Hanoi – Ride pillion on taxi-motorbikes and discover the backstreets of the city including the Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison
Ho Chi Minh City – Explore the sobering War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace and the fascinating FITO Museum
Hue – See the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda and the Imperial Purple Palace which is hidden behind the walls of the ancient Citadel
Mekong Delta – Cruise the waterways on a traditional sampan, visit local cottage industries and enjoy lunch in a local home
Cu Chi Tunnels – Discover the legendary tunnels which were used masterfully by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War
Halong Bay – Weave around beautiful limestone islets onboard a junk boat and explore inside the beautiful caves
Tra Que village – Enjoy a bicycle ride in the countryside, learn how to tend the fields and enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson
Hoi An – Enjoy some R&R in this enchanting riverside town with its cobbled streets, lanterns and iconic Japanese Bridge

Included

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 1 dinner
1 overnight sleeper train Hanoi to Hue in basic 4 berth cabin (or opt to fly - see Add-ons for details)
Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - opt to swim, kayak and explore caves
Bicycle ride to Tra Que village and cooking demonstration
Economy class flight: Danang to Ho Chi Minh City
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
10 nights 4 star and special class hotels and 1 night aboard deluxe junk boat (private en suite cabin)
Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City
Sampan boat trips in the Mekong Delta
Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide
Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 13

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$50-60pp, paid in USD or VND
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$30-40pp, paid in USD or VND

Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi

Friday. Welcome to Hanoi, perhaps the most graceful, atmospheric and exotic capital city in Asia. Airport to hotel arrival transfer. The remains of the day offers free time for you to explore the wide tree lined avenues, beautiful lakes, ancient pagoda’s and thriving, historic old city, all easily navigated on foot.
Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2

Backstreets of Hanoi tour

After breakfast we embark on an exciting back streets tour of Vietnam's capital. Our adventure starts with a taxi ride from the hotel to a well known street market northwest of the city which sells giant trees and plants. From here we stroll along the sidewalks, following an urban trail through the backstreets to the quaint district of Vinh Phuc. After exploring this wonderful neighborhood we stop for refreshments at a unique coffee shop tucked away down a narrow alley. Then it's time for an exhilarating local experience, riding pillion on taxi-motorbikes through a maze of tiny streets and along the shore of beautiful Ho Tay Lake. After that, our guide will arrange lunch for you with one of Hanoi’s street food specialties.

In the afternoon we walk past Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (exterior only), where ‘Uncle Ho’ has laid since 1975 and learn all about the great man himself, who is regarded as the father of the nation. Continuing on we stroll down Hung Vuong Avenue to explore the complex of the beautiful Temple of Literature, which was Vietnam's first university. Then we board the local bus to the Hoa Lo prison, aka the Hanoi Hilton, named by US prisoners of war. We finish the day with a refreshing roadside bia hoi (beer). Return to the hotel by taxi for an evening at leisure.

Please note: If you would prefer not to travel by taxi-motorbike, please an air-conditioned car/ taxi will be provided at no extra cost.
Overnight: Hanoi  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Junk boat cruising, Halong Bay

Hanoi – Halong Bay. After breakfast we enjoy an exhilarating cyclo (rickshaw) ride around the maze of streets in Hanoi's French Quarter, taking in highlights such as the Opera house and Ly Thai To Park. After the cyclo ride we transfer to heavenly Halong Bay, the jewel in Vietnam's scenic crown. We explore the pristine jade waters, studded with karst islands, aboard a traditional junk boat. Our cruise starts with a tasty lunch onboard, soaking up the views.

This afternoon we visit Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest caves in Halong Bay, covering an area of 2,000m² with a stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites. There's also the opportunity to go kayaking and enjoy a refreshing swim. Later this evening back on board, watch a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before settling down for a sumptuous seafood dinner.
Overnight: Halong Bay, Deluxe Junk Boat  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Hanoi Old Quarter

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue. Early birds can start the day with a relaxing Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage. Before heading back to port this morning, we explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave (Surprise Grotto), which is 10,000m² and consists of two major chambers which are spectacular and spacious enough to hold thousands of people.

Arriving back into Hanoi mid-afternoon we enjoy a leisurely walk around the ‘36 streets of the old quarter’, named after the numerous guilds that once set up shop on a particular street, from silk tailors to traditional medicine shops.

Later this evening there's a chance to freshen up before boarding the train (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic standard) on the ‘Reunification Express’ railway line to Hue. An option to fly from Hanoi to Hue is also available.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Imperial Hue

Today we take in the highlights of Hue. Upon arrival we embark on a guided sightseeing tour of the 19th-century Nguyen empire capital. We visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city, whose 21m high tower has become something of a symbol for Hue and the citadel. Within the citadel is the Imperial Purple Palace, an exact copy of the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its impressive ramparts, formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin.

In the countryside lies the Royal Tombs of the Nguyen kings, here we’ll view the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. As the sun sets there's an optional cruise in a long boat along the gentle Perfume River, beautifully illuminated at night.
Overnight: Hue  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Delightful Hoi An

Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An. Today we take the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds), which offers magnificent views of beaches to one side and lush hills to the other. En route we stop for a walk along China beach. Perhaps enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea before continuing our journey south to Hoi An.

The charming, old-world trading port of Hoi An with it cobbled streets, traditional homes and tiny shop houses is a perfect place to lose yourself in a by gone era. Boutique restaurants, hip cafes along the waterfront, delightful craft shops and artisans including some of Asia’s best bespoke tailors (whose services come at a nominal price), all can be found here.

On a short walking tour of the enchanting historical town, we’ll visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants’ homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

During your stay in Hoi An, we offer a unique optional Hoi An Street Eats add-on, which explores the city’s most popular local haunts. Cruise the city the way the locals do, by vintage Vespa and enjoy lots of tasty Vietnamese Cuisine. Book early with your reservation consultant, as numbers are limited.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Tra Que village

This morning we set off on a leisurely bike ride through the countryside to Tra Que village. Here we discover age old farming practices and learn about traditional medicine. It’s a fun, hands on experience today as we don conical hats and assist with tending the fields and gardens before watching an entertaining cooking demonstration and helping to cook a tasty lunch.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Hoi An - at leisure

A free day for you relax or further sightsee. You may wish to take a relaxing rowboat journey along the river or spend the day lazing by the beach or hotel pool. Alternatively you can opt to take an excursion to the UNESCO-listed My Son sanctuary or enjoy a day trip to the Ba Na Hills mountain resort, where you will ride the second longest cable car in the world and walk along the striking Golden Bridge (book and pay locally).
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Cruising the Mekong

Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City. Early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Drive to the Mekong Delta. Often referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the fertile Mekong Delta is famous for its abundant harvests of tropical fruits, flowers and rice, as well as it fantastic views while boating along the canals. Taking our sampan from Cai Be we cruise through the maze of waterways watching the hubbub of daily life on the river. Passing colorful trading boats, house boats and children swimming we stop to visit some of the local cottage industries that produce popcorn, coco candies and paper along the way. Lunch is served today in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.
Overnight: Can Tho  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Mekong & Ho Chi Minh City

Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City. Early today we visit the ever lively Cai Rang floating market before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Once called the Pearl of the Orient, modern Ho Chi Minh City is a thriving metropolis on the move. Sleek sky scrapers, gourmet restaurants, designer malls and swanky bars and spas are scattered between ancient pagodas, colonial era landmarks and lively street markets. On a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City we'll see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office before visiting the sobering War Remnants Museum. Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi. This morning we visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet-Cong in their struggle to keep control of the region during the 1960’s. After a short video presentation we take an exciting walk around the many bush trails and see trapdoors, booby traps, living areas, weapon factories and kitchens that were used and lived in during the war. We can also safely crawl through sections of the tunnels, that have been widened for the tourists and stand in the middle of bomb craters that are still just as defined as the day they were created. At the end of the visit you can opt to fire weapons of the era (including the M16 ‘s and AK47) on the firing range.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Today we head out to explore more of Ho Chi Minh City. Starting off with the Reunification Palace - former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the fall of Ho Chi Minh City on April 30th 1975. The building is now a museum and a popular wedding venue. We’ll take a look in the famous ‘War Room’ where the North Vietnamese army took control in 1975. Next we explore Giac Lam Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City’s oldest and one of its most beautiful temples.

Later on we take a journey through Vietnam’s medical history at the FITO Museum. This is Vietnam’s first traditional medicine museum with an amazing collection of over 3000 items. Our last stop of the day is Ben Thanh Market, where you can shop till you drop and master the art of haggling for just about anything!
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday. Today marks the end of our tour and after breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for your onward departure flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
31 May - 12 Jun 15% off G
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
14 Jun - 26 Jun 15% off G
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
28 Jun - 10 Jul 15% off G
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
05 Jul - 17 Jul 15% off
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
12 Jul - 24 Jul 15% off
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
19 Jul - 31 Jul 15% off
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
26 Jul - 07 Aug 15% off G
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
02 Aug - 14 Aug 15% off
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
09 Aug - 21 Aug 15% off
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
16 Aug - 28 Aug 15% off
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
23 Aug - 04 Sep 15% off G
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
30 Aug - 11 Sep 15% off G
USD $2,235
USD $1,900
USD $3,225
USD $2,741
06 Sep - 18 Sep 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
13 Sep - 25 Sep 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
20 Sep - 02 Oct 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
27 Sep - 09 Oct 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
04 Oct - 16 Oct 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
11 Oct - 23 Oct 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
18 Oct - 30 Oct 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
25 Oct - 06 Nov 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
01 Nov - 13 Nov 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
08 Nov - 20 Nov 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
15 Nov - 27 Nov 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
22 Nov - 04 Dec 15% off G
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
29 Nov - 11 Dec 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
06 Dec - 18 Dec 15% off
USD $2,275
USD $1,934
USD $3,315
USD $2,818
27 Dec - 08 Jan 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,535
USD $3,005
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
03 Jan - 15 Jan 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
10 Jan - 22 Jan 15% off G
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
07 Feb - 19 Feb 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
14 Feb - 26 Feb 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
28 Feb - 12 Mar 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
07 Mar - 19 Mar 15% off G
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
14 Mar - 26 Mar 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
21 Mar - 02 Apr 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
28 Mar - 09 Apr 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
04 Apr - 16 Apr 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
11 Apr - 23 Apr 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
18 Apr - 30 Apr 15% off G
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
25 Apr - 07 May 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
09 May - 21 May 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
23 May - 04 Jun 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
30 May - 11 Jun 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
06 Jun - 18 Jun 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
20 Jun - 02 Jul 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
27 Jun - 09 Jul 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
04 Jul - 16 Jul 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
11 Jul - 23 Jul 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
18 Jul - 30 Jul 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
25 Jul - 06 Aug 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
01 Aug - 13 Aug 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
08 Aug - 20 Aug 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
15 Aug - 27 Aug 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
22 Aug - 03 Sep 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
29 Aug - 10 Sep 15% off
USD $2,345
USD $1,993
USD $3,385
USD $2,877
05 Sep - 17 Sep 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
12 Sep - 24 Sep 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
19 Sep - 01 Oct 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
03 Oct - 15 Oct 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
10 Oct - 22 Oct 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
17 Oct - 29 Oct 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
24 Oct - 05 Nov 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
31 Oct - 12 Nov 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
07 Nov - 19 Nov 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
14 Nov - 26 Nov 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
21 Nov - 03 Dec 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
28 Nov - 10 Dec 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
05 Dec - 17 Dec 15% off
USD $2,385
USD $2,027
USD $3,475
USD $2,954
19 Dec - 31 Dec 15% off
USD $2,505
USD $2,129
USD $3,715
USD $3,158
26 Dec - 07 Jan 15% off
USD $2,505
USD $2,129
USD $3,715
USD $3,158

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation Hanoi
USD $65
USD $125
Post Tour Accommodation Saigon
USD $65
USD $125
Hoi An Street Eats - half day
USD $155
N/A
Hanoi to Hue Flight Upgrade
USD $205
USD $255

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

La Casa Hotel, Hanoi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the tranquil French Quarter of Hanoi, La Casa Hotel offers a comfortable stay in Vietnam’s bustling capital. Each guestroom features free high-speed WiFi and individually controlled air conditioning, alongside the other amenities you’d expect of a modern hotel. Guests can enjoy Asian cuisine in the on-site restaurant as well as a range of beverages in the bar. The gym boasts fantastic views over the city, however, if you’re looking to unwind, you can take a dip in the fountain swimming pool or head to the hotel's spa center.

Bhaya Classic I Junk Boat, Halong Bay

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Junk

This premier cruise boat offers 18 well appointed cabins with en suite amenities. Cabins are contemporary in design, whilst the finer touches have a distinct oriental influence. All cabins feature large windows creating a bright and airy atmosphere as well as scenic views. Facilities and services onboard include a dining room and bar, a sunbathing area on-deck, masseur and small library.

Syrena Junk Boat, Halong Bay

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Junk

A tradition hand crafted boat, the Syrena Junk Boat offers superb en suite air conditioned cabins with comfortable interiors and balconies. The on board Lotus Restaurant serves up a delicious array of Vietnamese and International cuisine. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. Swimming, kayaking and tai chi are all offered on board and movie nights are also very popular.

Mondial Hotel, Hue

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a 5 minute walk from the Ho Chi Minh museum, the Mondial Hotel is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms benefit from spacious interiors, comfortable beds and lots of mod-cons. There is complimentary Wi-Fi for guests, an outdoor pool and onsite spa - perfect for a re laxing massage. As well as the delicious Huong Xuan Restaurant there is also the Lobby Lounge - great for cocktails before dinner!

ÊMM Hotel, Hue

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Situated in the heart of the former imperial capital, ÊMM Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Hue’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sights. Guestrooms are spacious and complete with modern amenities. The hotel's imperial jade and royal purple colour scheme was inspired by ancient Hue itself. Guests can take advantage of the mini-gym, pool-side bar and reading area. Enjoy delicious Vietnamese and international cuisine in the onsite contemporary restaurant.

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Situated right on the banks of the Thu Bon River, this upscale hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the ancient town of Hoi An. Combining Vietnamese tradition with modern facilities, its guestrooms are set in coconut tree-shaded gardens beside the water. They’re well-equipped, with free WiFi and air conditioning, as well as private balconies. The hotel also offers a riverside restaurant, serving local specialties and western dishes on the outdoor terrace. This hotel’s highlight, however, is its pool and fabulous swim up bar, which is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail.

ÊMM Hotel, Hoi An

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Ideally located less than 200 metres from Hoi An's Old Quarter, this beautiful hotel features a mix of French colonial and traditional Vietnamese architecture. There's an outdoor swimming pool and a serene private garden to unwind in. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and other meals in the onsite restaurant and drinks at the bar. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Room are colourfully and tastefully decorated, with minibars, fridges, TV and ensuite bathrooms.

TTC Hotel Premium Can Tho, Can Tho

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Situated along the Hau River and just a short 2-minute stroll from the riverside, TTC Hotel - Can Tho boasts a central location in Can Tho. This 10-story hotel provides captivating panoramic views of both the city and the river and offers a wide range of facilities including an outdoor pool, spa, casino and nightclub. Comfort is guaranteed in the spacious, well equipped rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout. You can savour delectable Asian and Western cuisine at the in-house TTC restaurant and enjoy scenic views of the river at The Alfresco Cafe.

Victoria Hotel Can Tho, Can Tho

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

This attractive, colonial-style resort is tastefully decorated with well-appointed rooms and a wide range of facilities including a spa, tennis courts, open-air bar, restaurant and a gym. The hotel also offers sunrise and sunset cruises to the floating markets aboard the Lady Hau junk.

Bay Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The 16-storey, Saigon River-facing Bay Hotel is located just a couple of streets away from the Notre Dame Basilica and Independence Palace in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Rooms offer a complimentary Wi-Fi connection and a complimentary minibar, which is replenished daily. Rooms are bright and contemporary, with floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuite bathroom, TV and safe. The hotel restaurant serves a variety of Asian cuisine and there is a daily buffet breakfast. The rooftop pool and bar offers incredible views over the city.

Muong Thanh Centre, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Centrally located, yet on a peaceful, tree-lined street, you will find the Muong Thanh Centre. Only a ten-minute walk from top attractions such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and Ben Thanh Market, this hotel is a great base for exploring the famous sights of the city. Its guest rooms boast sophisticated designs and panoramic views. Warm and friendly, the Muong Thanh Centre also features a spa and swimming pool for you to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.93 out of 5 based on 15 recent reviews

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Had an amazing time

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The tour was everything we hoped for made very special by our excellent guide Hung.

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Excellent tour, informative tour guide took good care of us and provided such insights to the culture of Vietnam. Very professional, good hotels and locations.

• Submitted 10 Sep 2023
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Tuan was a great guide. He gave heaps of information about Vietnam which you don’t get travelling on your own. The value of this Cant be underestimated in the enjoyment of the trip. Tuan worked tirelessly to ensure everything went smoothly working non stop while we enjoyed our trip and just relaxed and got to know each other. Thanks to a great guide I loved our trip to Vietnam. Thanks Tuan. Even met us for lunch after our trip was over.

• Submitted 28 Apr 2019
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The tour was excellent and the guide was spectacular. He was knowledgeable about the history and the culture. He was articulate and funny and had a great way with people. He know the back streets and the best coffee places. Just superlative in every way.

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Hung was an absolutely fabulous guide - probably the best I've had in 20 years of travel. Extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile to help with non-standard issues e.g. he had to take 2 of our group to hospital on what was a free day for us so he should have had the day off.

The tour was very good, nice blend of cultural, historical and nature. Had a good balance of free time to do our own things as well. Only thing I would change is to have an extra day in the Mekong - its a long drive from Saigon to get there and to only have one night (in what was the best hotel of the whole tour) was a little bit frustrating.

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Wow! Vietnam was so full of surprises. I loved everything about this tour. Our guide Hung was very knowledgeable with a wicked sense of humor which kept us on our toes. So much fun with a great group of people. I couldn't have asked for more.

• Submitted 24 Dec 2018
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Mr Tuan is an exceptional guide, considerate of the slow and infirm, just had a knee operation,

his induction and information on the different towns was exceptional, he manages all the suppliers taxis, hotel staff and restaurant staff to our advantage. knows us all by name on the first day, builds a group, we all felt like family.

Knowledgeable about the various sites. His attention to detail is exceptional. I will recommend On The Go to my friends and hope they get this superior performer Mr Tuan. Thanks again to Mr Tuan for making us feel so special.

• Submitted 03 Dec 2018
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Excellent tour guide with great communication skills and a sense of humour also very knowledgeable. Tour nicely paced with excellent hotels

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Absolutely brilliant guide the best ever. Made the tour so much fun. Really knows his country well. Would love to come back and do another tour with Tuan. He made the tour very special.

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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Hanoi
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Click to play videoHawker selling wares on the streets of Hanoi
Click to play videoThe jade coloured waters of Halong Bay studded with karst islands
Click to play videoThe majestic palace of the Imperial Forbidden City of Hue
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Boat making its way along the Mekong Delta near Can Tho
Click to play videoSaigon City Hall in the early evening light

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Had an amazing time

Stuart Kerr
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