Vietnam excursion


7 days




Vietnam Excursion tour



Welcome to Active Travel Indochina...As we travel through Vietnam, we look forward to sharing our passion for this beautiful destination with you. This short trip captures the best of Vietnam from north to south. Your trip starts in the dynamic and vibrant city of Saigon, down to Hanoi, one of Asia's most captivating cities. Relax on a cruise of scenic Halong Bay, dotted with thousands of limestone islands and hidden grottos. We also visit the Mekong Delta, with its meandering waterways and flourishing daily life, see the famous Cu Chi Tunnels where you even have the opportunity to venture underground..




* City tours of Hanoi and Sai Gon

* Boat cruise in spectacular Halong Bay 

* Excursions to the Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta




Sai Gon  – Cu Chi tunnels –  Mekong Delta – Ha Noi – Halong Bay – 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 Tan Hai Long 1  hotel in Sai Gon

Meal inclusions: None



Day 2 Sai Gon city tour, Cu Chi tunnels

On day 2 we take a morning city tour of Ho Chi Minh city, you are going to visit the Reunification Palace, War museum, Municipal Theatre, Notre Dame Cathedral, The General Post Office.

After lunch we board our car 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 Tan Hai Long 1 hotel

Meal inclusions: Breakfast


Day 3 Fly to Hanoi

A short flight brings us to the historical capital city of Hanoi, you are welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration – just catch a sight of Hoan Kiem lake or explore the maze of streets in the city's fascinating Old Quarter where you are certain to find something unique to buy.

Overnight at Hanoi A1 hotel

Meal inclusions: Breakfast



Day 4 Ha Long Bay Cruise, Junk overnight (Join group)

This morning you are collected at around 8.30am  for the 4 hour drive to Halong Bay. En route there will be a short stop at the Sao Do centre run for and by handicapped children. On arrival we board our deluxe junk, this traditional wooden sailing junk boat offers a unique way of navigating the limestone karsts of Halong Bay with all the comforts of a floating hotel. Once settled in, you start your cruise  round the majestic Halong Bay while enjoying a delicious lunch. After lunch you have the chance to explore some of the limestone caves dotted around the bay. The captain will find a secluded spot where you can swim in the clear water and soak up the sun on the top deck. In the evening the cook prepares a sumptuous meal as the boat weighs anchor in the heart of the bay.

Overnight on Huong Hai Deluxe Junk

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 Return to Hanoi, Water Puppetry performance

On the morning of day 3 we keep cruising for more exploration of the bay before heading back to shore around 12.00. We may be able to visit the Dong Trieu ceramic village as we make our way back to the capital. Once back in Hanoi, there's a chance for more exploration. Why not head back to the Old Quarter, stroll the city's tree-lined boulevards or enjoy the tranquility of the lakes over a traditional Vietnamese coffee?

In the evening we attend a traditional Water puppetry show

Overnight at Hanoi A1 hotel

Meal inclusions: Brunch


Day 6 Ha Noi city tour, Fly to Sai Gon

On the morning of day 2 we take a city tour to Ho Chi Minh complex, his house on stilts and the museum and One Pillar Pagoda. We also make a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, which is now dedicated to Confucian worship and “Hanoi Hilton” –a nick name given by US pilots during the war.

In the late afternoon you are transfered to the Hanoi airport for another flight back to Ho Chi Minh city. You are met on arrival at the airport and transfered to your hotel 

Overnight at Tan Hai Long 1 hotel

Meal inclusions: Breakfast 


Day 7 Mekong Delta exploration – Departure

On day 7 we travel south to My Tho (approx. 3 hours), we get off the car and board our waiting boat 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 some handicraft villages and fruit orchard where we sample tropical fruits, especially, you will have a chance to be on horse-drawn carriage or local transport “Xe loi” (nowadays, it is often seen on movies).

We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish', before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end of the day we drive back to Sai Gon.

After dinner you are transferred to the airport for the flight home.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast and lunch








Ha Noi

Hanoi A1 hotel

Halong Bay

Huong Hai deluxe junk boat

Sai Gon

Tan Hai Long 1 hotel


Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Extra meals as per the itinerary
  • Private car 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 – Hanoi and vice versa (economy class)

Tour does not include:

  • Other airfares and taxes
  • 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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