As a country rich in culture and customs, many travelers want to come to Vietnam to explore its thousand year old history, stunning beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring landscapes, amazing food. Vietnam has stepped out ruins of war to be a fascinating, captivating tourist destination in Asia. Besides, South Africa is thousand miles away from Vietnam but Vietnam seems a curious exciting place to be unearthed. In order to help you have an incredible travel holiday package from South Africa, Premium Travel Vietnam (PTV) organizes Vietnam Tour Packages from South Africa.
VIETNAM TOURS FROM SOUTH AFRICA ITINERARY:
Day 1: Vietnam Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam. We are honored to pick you up at Tan Son Nhat airport, he will be holding a sign with your names on it. Then the guide and the driver from Premium Travel Vietnam (PTV) will come to pick you up transferring to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour
In the morning, we will start off Vietnam Tour Packages from South Africa with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral which played an important role in the Vietnamese Catholic community in 1960s’.
Next, we will pass by Saigon Central Post Office which is arguably the grandest in Southeast Asia thanks to its ornate wooden counter-tops, patterned tiled floors, and old fashion telephone boxes. You can grab some of beautiful pictures of this spot.
Following that, we then go by to discover the Reunification Palace – a historic spot in Ho Chi Minh. This used to be the workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and also where North Vietnamese Army destroyed the gate to enter and retake Saigon from South Vietnam in 1974.
End in the morning is to sightseeing remarkable War Remnants Museum. This was established in September 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City, it contains countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting some of the less heroic activities carried out by the US army in Vietnam.
Later on, we will head to a local restaurant for lunch with some of local dishes.
In the afternoon, we are coming to Cu Chi Tunnels – a system of tunnels built by Viet Cong guerillas in the Vietnam war.
Ending the day is to transfer you back to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Mekong Delta Discovery
Today, Vietnam Tour Packages from South Africa continue with Mekong Delta Full Day Discovery. First, we are coming to sightseeing Cai Be floating market full of goods being sold. By the way, you will find out how the local people live and do their daily activities. Next, we will come to a local family business to know how they make coconut candy products at Coconut Farm. Here, you can try some of local specialties.
Adding in our journey, we then take you to listen smooth, silky “Tai Tu Music” that will bring you every inner feeling with melodious instruments performed by local artists.
Tan Phong Island will be our next stop where we enjoy our lunch. Right here, there are many interesting activities that you can join including rowing boat through the interlaced canal network, or visiting a lush fruit orchard.
As soon as we finish, we are then heading to Can Tho city. Overnight in hotel in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho city tour
As the sun rises, our Vietnam Tours from South Africa moves on with a boat trip to reach Cai Rang Floating market.
So, Cai Rang market appears to be busy and bustling out there. Here, you can realize how busy the market is in the early morning and see how the locals sell their home-grown goods and products. This is a great chance to take such a beautiful picture in the morning.
Next, we will go to Binh Thuy Garden House – an impressive private house that has sophisticated French architecture. So, this place a must – see attraction in Can Tho city.
Afterward, we head off to Can Tho Museum which gives all pictures and information of all ethinic groups living in the region.
Finally, we will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh city. The end of the day is at your leisure.
Day 5: Fly to Da Nang
In the morning, after breakfast, meeting our guide at the hotel’s lobby then transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for flight to Da Nang city. You will meet our tour guide on arrival and be transferred to HoiAn for hotel check in.
Day 6: My Son Sanctuary – Hoi An city town – basket boat tour
As the sun rises, our Vietnam Tour Packages from South Africa moves on with a private transfer to My Son Holyland – the former holy site of the Cham people.
Thus, the Cham people followed Hinduism from India. In order to have a place for them to conduct religious services, they built My Son Sanctuary as the place for worship.
In the old days, they came here to give lots of offerings to Hindu Gods and prayed for best wishes in their life.
Accordingly, My Son was the most important Hindu center for Cham people and was divided into several groups including group A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H…
Each group in My Son had the main temple where the Cham people worshipped a set of Linga and Yoni, symbol of fertility.
Upon reaching My Son, we will get inside by golf cart and then wander off the site to visit amazing Hindu temples. We respectively pay a visit to group B, C, B and then group G, E, F.
Later, you can enjoy Cham performance in the theatre to know more their culture. When you finish, we will take you back to Hoi An.
Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant and then take Hoi An city tour. Thus, we will stroll around this lovely ancient city and visit a Chinese temple, an old house, Hoi An market, Japanese covered Bridge to know more Hoi An history and culture.
Next, to know more of Hoi An Fishing Culture, we then transfer you to Cam Thanh Water Coconut Village.
So, you will get on basket boat (round boat, coracle bamboo boat) to sail further inside the coconut jungle forest. Then he teaches you how to make some Origami souvenirs from coconut leaves such as ring, watch, jumper…
Later, you will enjoy basket boat performance and fishing activities on Thu Bon river, you will definitely have a great fun here with the local people.
End the day is to bring you back to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An Farming and Fishing Tour:
Another day has come and we kick off our Hoi An Farming and Fishing Tour by cycling bikes following tiny village lanes of Hoi An then come to the paddy rice fields.
Resting a while and then jump on a water buffalo to have a fun buffalo ride experience. After that, let’s roll up your sleeves and get on a wooden cart pulling buffalo’s tail learning how to raking and plowing the field in Vietnam. Thus, you will have such a great fun experience in Vietnam. Our next activity is to plant rice seedlings into the field.
Afterward, we will head off to a local farmers’ house and then the host will tell you about rice cultivation in Vietnam. Then learn how to thresh rice seeds to have rice flour to make some useful cooking dishes in Vietnam’s daily life.
Continue our trip, we then head to a fishing village in Hoi An where we board a little boat reaching a spot where fishing activities happen.
Thus, you get on a small traditional boat reaching a bamboo hut learning how to pull up and release the net down in the water so that you can catch some fish.
Next, you will get on fishing boat and the local fisherman will instruct you how to cast the net into the river. So none of us very good at that but it is certainly fun to give it a go. In a lucky day, you might catch some fish for your hard work.
Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and then we are proceeding to Tra Que Vegetable Village. Hence, this organic vegetable and herb farm is so beautiful and a principal vegetables farm that supplies much of Hoi An’s fresh produce, dishes.
Here, we will learn the traditional methods for planting and watering the vegetables, meeting local farmers giving you a chance for some hands-on fun.
Our tour ends from here and we transfer you back to the hotel.
Day 8: Drive to Hue – Marble Mountains
To continue our Vietnam Travel Packages from South Africa, we are leaving Hoi An for Hue ancient capital. On the way, we make our visit at Marble Mountains.
Thus, Marble Mountains is a cluster of five marble mounts that are thought to symbolize for 5 elements in universe: Water, Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth. On arrival, we will stroll around to sightseeing Xa Loi Tower, then Linh Ung Temple.
Next, we tour Van Thong Cave and then Huyen Khong Cave that is the prettiest cave of this area.
We then proceed to the Hai Van Pass (the Pass of the Ocean Clouds), a beautiful journey with spectacular view of the region. Stopping on the summit where you can have a panorama of Lang Co town and Da Nang city.
We then proceed our trip directly to Hue ancient capital. So, Hue was the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 in the Nguyen Dynasty. It was the last feudalism of Vietnam but it was also the most glorious dynasty of the country. Once Nguyen Kings chose this city as the capital, they had built many historical buildings, palaces, temples, residences for their royal family to live.
Arriving in Hue, we then sightseeing Hue Citadel, a fortress built for Nguyen Royal family in the old times. Therefore, we will wander off around and pay a visit to Imperial Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Royal Theatre, Truong Sinh Residence…Through this, you will find more interesting stories relating to Emperors and Nguyen Family.
Later on, enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant with special dishes of Hue: pancake, lotus steamed rice, spring rolls, Bun Bo Hue…
End the day is to go to hotel for check in.
Day 9: Hue Sightseeing
This morning, we continue our Vietnam Holiday Packages from South Africa with Hue Sightseeing Discovery. So, we are boarding a Dragon Boat cruise heading to Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) – a lush green complex lying on a small hill overlooking the Perfume river. Today, this is one of main Buddist center practice for Hue people.
Next, we will tour to Khai Dinh Mausoleum – an eleborate tomb that has strong mixture between French and Chinese architectures. This tomb was the last one built under Nguyen Dynasty but it features the intricate and typical special mosaic architecture of Vietnam in the 19th century. From a distance, the tomb looks like a pretty castle lying in the middle of a pine forest.
Upon coming, walking up stairs and visit Honor Courtyard and then Khai Thanh Palace where the Emperors’ remains buried.
Furthermore, we are heading to Tu Duc Mausoleum – a green complex covering 475 ha with nearly 50 buildings, temples, palaces…This is one of the most romantic tombs in Hue and a worth visit.
The tomb has two parts: the temple and the burial. Back to the old days, Emperor Tu Duc usually came to relax and entertained by himself with his concubines. The tomb seems to reflect all ideas and thoughts of the King towards the nation at that time under French ruling.
Eventually, we will go back to the hotel and you can have a rest.
Day 10: Fly to Hanoi:
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide and the driver will come to collect for transfer to Hue airport for a short domestic flight to Hanoi capital. On arrival, meeting our guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.
Day 11: Hanoi city tour:
Moving on our journey, today we will sightseeing a thousand-year historic city – Hanoi. Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples as well as countless fascinating tourist attractions.
The first stop Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square, one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the leader, the father of Vietnam, known as ‘Uncle Ho’. Visiting this site is just not an attraction but it is a part of a unique heroic history of Vietnam.
Next, we will tour One Pillar Pagoda built between 1028 and1054 during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai Tong of the Ly Dynasty, this is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples and it holds a special shape of lotus architecture.
Proceeding to the Temple of Literature originally built as a university in 1070 dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages. This complex is well preserved and is a superb example of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture.
Visiting the Temple of Literature, you will know some historic value of the Ly and Tran Dynasties in what has now become a memorial to education and literature.
Later, we will take you to a local restaurant for lunch.
In the afternoon, we are advancing to Museum of Ethnology. Thus, this Museum of Ethnology is worth a thorough visit for those who are keen to learn about the multi-culture of Vietnam. And for those who would like to have an informative knowledge of all 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam.
Heading back to Hanoi city center, we then take you to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
Hence, Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi is for you to get away from the noise and frenetic pace of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the center on a small island.
The Ngoc Son Temple attracts many visitors and was built in commemoration of the 13th century military leader Tran Hung Dao who was renowned for his bravery in the battle against the Yuan Dynasty.
So, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple are probably the most famous places in Hanoi city which give you the time to rest and enjoy the view as well as watch the locals in their daily activities.
Ending the day is to have an hour cyclo (rickshaw) ride around Hanoi’s Old Quarters and then enjoy Water Puppet Show in the theatre.
Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay:
Located 170 km of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is arguably Vietnam’s most iconic landmark, housing 1,600 limestone islands and a wide range of biodiversity.
Leaving Hanoi for Halong Bay, our Vietnam Travel Packages from South Africa heading up to Halong Bay – one of the most prominent tourism destinations of Vietnam, Halong Bay is not only famous for its heavenly natural beauty but also its value in geology, history and archeology.
On the way, we can admire scenic landscapes of Vietnam countryside. We might stop for break en route.
Reaching Halong Bay, we get on our cruise for check in procedures and then our luxury cruise slowly sails into magnificent Halong Bay. So, in the afternoon, join us on the trip to discover this uniquely treasurable water area.
You can discover hundreds of limestone caves and tranquil villages of UNESCO-listed landscape within the comforts of a small group. When the sun goes down, let’s watch the night life on the Bay as to see fishing village and how the locals doing their fishing activites.
Enjoy marvellous night on our cruise while enjoy the silent darkness of the Bay.
Day 13: Halong Bay Discovery:
Today, our Vietnam Tour Packages from South Africa continues with private tour to explore Ha Long Bay in the day time.
Thus, we will have full day of exploring Ha Long Bay and its surrounding areas. Our highlights will be some pretty islets of Dinh Huong (Incense islet), Ga Choi (Fighting Cock), Sung Sot (Surprise Cave) or taking a beautiful view at Ti Top Island.
Later on, enjoy an awe-inspiring lunch before our cruise heads back to the port. From here, our driver will come to meet and then transfer you back to Hanoi.
Day 14: International Departure Flight back to South Africa:
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and wait for our car and driver coming to transfer you to Noi Bai airport for flight back to South Africa. Then our Vietnam Tour Packages from South Africa will come to an end here. Premium Travel Vietnam wish you had the best memorable travel experience with us in Vietnam and wish you have a pleasant flight back home.
WHY DO YOU ENJOY VIETNAM TRAVEL PACKAGES FROM SOUTH AFRICA?
Joining with us in this journey, we will provide you with all best highlights of Vietnam. Hence, you will have an unforgettable trip around Vietnam discovering from South to North of the country, exploring many UNESCO Sites and popular tourist attractions across the country. In addition, you will have an insight into Vietnamese culture when you join some local tours around. Therefore, this Vietnam Travel Packages from South Africa is a must – do trip and Best Value with your Money.
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|Tour inclusion||Tour exclusion|
|– Private car/bus/mini van with air conditioning– Experienced driver
– English speaking guide
– Entrance ticket
– Cold water and wet tissue
|– Travel insurance– Other expenses
– Soft drinks and beverages
– Tips and gratuities
|Things to bring||Travel tip|
|-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray; Shoulder covers||Vietnam is a tropical country so it is pretty cool between November to February. From March till the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid. So the best time is in January, February, March.|
Tour departs from either Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) or Hanoi city in Vietnam.
- FOC for children under 5 years old
- 50% charge for children from 6 to 12 years old
- Full charge as adults for children over 12 years old
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