South and Centre Vietnam


8 days




South and Centre Vietnam tour




Welcome to Active Travel Indochina...As we travel through Vietnam, we look forward to sharing our passion for this beautiful destination with you. As you explore this historic country you will marvel at the warmth of the people and the sheer beauty of the countryside. The imperial splendour of Hue, enchanting Hoi An and rural scenery of Mekong Delta combine to make this a most memorable trip. Finishing in dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, don't miss the Ben Thanh market for some fantastic shopping.




Tour highlights:
* Imperial city of Hue

* The historical trading town of Hoi An 

* The dynamic and vibrant city of Saigon

* Homestay on the quiet backwaters of Mekong Delta





Sai Gon  – Mekong Delta –  Hue – Hoi An – Sai Gon


Day 1 Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City) arrival

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh city’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Sai Gon.

Our hotel is located close to Ben Thanh Market and the city's main shopping district, so there is much for you to discover on your own and you will have plenty of interesting and fun ideas.

Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Meal inclusions: Breakfast



Day 2 Mekong Delta homestay

On day 2 we travel south to Cai Be (approx. 3 hours), we board our waiting boats to cross the upper Mekong River and explore its intricate waterways. This is our introduction to a world where life depends on the river. We visit a fruit orchard where we can sample tropical fruits, before continuing on to visit some local cottage industries. Around sunset we make our way up one of the many canals to our homestay. Our treat this evening is a wonderful meal of Delta specialities before settling down under our mosquito nets for the night.

Overnight at homestay in Vinh Long

Meal inclusions: Lunch and dinner


Day 3 Exporing floating market, Cu Chi tunnels

Today, you will get up very early for breakfast so that we will be on time to catch amazing scene of Cai Rang Floating Market, experience how people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels.

Leaving the market, you will re-board our van and heading to the tunnels of Cu Chi, this former Viet Cong stronghold provides an insight into the resourcefulness and tenacity of the Vietnamese people.

We return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon..

Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Meal inclusions: Breakfast


Days 4-5 Hue Sightseeing

A short flight brings us to the imperial city of Hue, you are welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Founded as a royal city in 1687, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past. Today Hue remains one of Vietnam's major tourist attractions. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen dynasty in a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume river. We have the opportunity to visit the Imperial Citadel, one of the Nguyen emperors' tombs, the famed Thien Mu Pagoda and also enjoy a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. A coffee at one of the riverside coffee shops at sunset is also an experience not to be missed.

Overnight at hotel in Hue

Meal inclusions: Breakfast


Day 6 Hoi An Exploration

Leaving Hue, our journey drives us south through rural countryside and the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co before ascending the dramatic Hai Van Pass, past stunning rural and coastal scenery, to the town of Danang. We drive the short distance south to famous Sandy Beach and then to the enchanting town of Hoi An - declared World Heritage Site (approx. 4 hours). Once a thriving river port, the town's architecture has been preserved and restored. This small town is a favourite with Active Travel Indochina travellers, and wandering the streets and narrow alleyways brings hours of pleasure and discovery.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An

Meal inclusions: Breakfast


Day 7 Sai Gon

On day 7 you are transfered to the Da Nang airport for another flight back to Ho Chi Minh city.

You are met on arrival at the airport   and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration, there is much for you to discover on your own, how about scooting off on cyclos to Cholon, the Chinatown area of   Ho Chi Minh City   for a spot of temple hopping? Or  perhaps you'd like to visit the Vietnamese version of a department store for some shopping - the choice is yours!

Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Meal inclusions: Breakfast


Day 8 Departure

Today is your departure, you are free at your leisure until transferred to Sai Gon airport for the flight home.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast  









Asia Hotel (3 star)

Hoi An

Pacific Hotel (4 star)

Sai Gon

Elios Hotel (3 star)

Mekong Delta



Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • Extra meals as per the itinerary

  • Private transportation in 16 seater with A/ C

  • Other transfers within the journey as described in the program

  • Local English speaking tour guides during daily tours and excursions

  • Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time

  • Domestic flight tickets: Sai Gon – Hue and Danang –Saigon (economy class)

Tour does not include:

  • Other airfares and taxes

  • Visa fees on arrival in Vietnam

  • Entrance fees and permits during free time

  • Personal expenses such as: Telephone, laundry, and bar bills.

  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary

  • Tips & Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)








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