Essential Vietnam - Value
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Essential Vietnam - Value holiday Tour

Info : Essential Vietnam - Value

This itinerary is the best way to discover the highlights of Vietnam and experience the food, history and people of this culture rich country. The great value price reflects the fantastic standard of very low cost hotels in Vietnam. All the experiences, private guides and transport are the same standard as they would be for any Experience TravelGroup holiday!

Highlights include:

  • An exploration of Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial boulevards and historic architecture
  • Try your hand at preparing some local delicacies in a traditional Vietnamese cooking class
  • Take a relaxing cruise down the Perfume River in Hue  
  • Pull up a stool and mingle with the locals as you sample popular street food snacks on a Hanoi Street Food Tour
  • Superb value, low cost hotels. 

Pricing & Inclusions

From £2082 pp inclusive of flights from the UK. (based on two adults sharing)

(This price is based on a tour price of £1432pp and international flights from the UK from £650 pp)

We can tailor this holiday to suit you for no extra cost. 


International Flights (usually with Vietnam Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific or Malaysian Airlines - but others available too).


Private guide and driver for all tours and transfers.

All tours, meals and transfers as mentioned above.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Essential Vietnam - Value

DAY 1 Depart the uk

Fly overnight to Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon

DAYS 2, 3 & 4 saigon

Arrive in Saigon and transfer to the Lavender Hotel in the heart of this exciting city. Whilst in Saigon our excellent guide will take you on a tour exploring the city. The next day you'll visit the Mekong Delta including lunch. Our trip takes you away from the main tourist trail and includes a local style lunch.

DAYS 5, 6 & 7 HOi AN

You will transfer to the airport for a short morning flight up to Danang. On arrival your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation at the Ha An or Ancient House. Here you can relax in pleasant surroundings or head into town to see the sights and do some shopping. Hoi An is a great place to explore independently with its pretty lantern lined streets and excellent restaurants. We really recommend catching the colourful morning markets or even taking a cookery course here (ask us for details). Hoi An is famous for its numerous tailors who will copy or design clothes, the prices are fantastic and the range of silks and other materials is endless.

DAYS 8 & 9 Hue

Travel overland to Hue via the Hai Van œCloudy Pass, a spectacular three hour coastal drive with numerous photo opportunities on the way. On arrival you check in at the Orchid Hue. You will have a guided tour in Hue taking you to the historic Imperial City. You can also hire bikes, take a cyclo ride (rickshaw) or enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the serene Perfume River.

DAYS 10, 11, 12 & 13 Hanoi/halong bay

From Hue you fly to Hanoi where you stay in one of the friendly Elegance hotels in the old quarter. The old city and the Hoam Kiem Lake, a beautiful place to watch the sunset are both nearby. There are several museums, shops and excellent eateries along Hanoi's tree lined boulevards and its a great city to spend a few days. Your stay will include a guided half day tour so you can get your bearings in this confusing city. Ask us for restaurant suggestions - the food in Hanoi is wonderful. During your time in Hanoi we include a 2 day, overnight trip to Halong bay where you will cruise the spectacular bay and stay overnight on the Bai Tho traditional junk boat with all meals included.

DAY 14 & 15 fly home

On Day 14 you depart Hanoi for home and you arrive home the same day.


Essential Vietnam - Value Hotels

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the hotels and villas within this holiday as standard...

Ancient House

Ancient House, Hoi An

Great value resort conveniently located between Hoi An's beach and town

Hanoi Elegance

Hanoi Elegance, Hanoi

Group of practical, comfortable hotels in Hanoi's old quarter

Indochina Red Dragon

Indochina Red Dragon, Halong Bay

Small, quality boats that take a distinctive look around Halong Bay

Orchid Hotel

Orchid Hotel, Hue

Superb value, excellent rooms and and a great location in the centre of Hue

Essential Vietnam - Value Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...

Cai Be with lunch at a local house

Cai Be with lunch at a local house, Mekong Delta

Experience the bustling Mekong region away from the usual tourist route.

Hanoi City Tours

Hanoi City Tours, Hanoi

Experience Hanoi - from quaint little colonial streets, to Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and the famous Water Puppets.

Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour, Hanoi

Experience and taste the essence of historical Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Ho Chi Minh City Highlights, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Highlights (History Museum and Presidential Palace) (4 hours) - the basics of Ho Chi Minh

Hoi An Cuisine - Cooking Tour

Hoi An Cuisine - Cooking Tour, Hoi An

Vietnamese mouthwatering cuisine is world famous and here you can learn to prepare some of the well known dishes.

Royal Kingdom

Royal Kingdom, Hue

Explore the sites of Imperial Hue and the great Thien Mu Temple on the banks of the Perfume river.

Enhance your Experience+

Many great hotels in Vietnam are really superb value, such as this hotel in Hue. 

Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village, Hue

Unique luxurious hotel in peaceful surroundings on the outskirts of Hue

Customer Feedback
All the guides, drivers and hotels met or exceeded our expectations ( especially the Pilgrim Village).

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