TOUR 31 – (B or S); South Vietnam: Small Group; Best Tour Package
17 Days. From AUD $2,260

THIS SOUTH VIETNAM BEST SMALL GROUP TOUR COMES WITH THE OPTION OF BUDGET OR STANDARD ACCOMMODATION.

This South Vietnam small group tour focuses on history, culture, scenery, beaches, food and relaxation.

It is the best Vietnam value small group tour package.

We start and finish  in Ho Chi Minh city and take in all of the fabulous destinations South Vietnam has to offer.

Two seaside destinations and a domestic flight means even more time to relax.

B. ACCOMMODATION = (1 to 2 star hotels x 10 nights, Simple guest houses x 6 nights).

S. ACCOMMODATION = (4 star hotel x 3 nights, 3 star hotels x 13 nights).

 

fish trading at the market in vietnam
view across halong bay in vietnam
women traders at a vietnamese market

From AUD $2,260

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
HO CHI MINH CITY, (SAIGON) - MEKONG DELTA - DANANG - HOI AN - NHA TRANG - NHA TRANG OFFSHORE ISLANDS - MUI NE - CU CHI TUNNELS.

Accommodation
BUDGET:

  • One to two star hotels (10 nights).
  • Simple guest houses, (6 nights).
STANDARD:
  • Four star hotel, (3 nights).
  • Three star hotels, (13 nights).

Transport
Bus, Train, Boat, Taxi, Plane.

Day Trips

  • Ho Chi Minh City tour, (half day).
  • Cu Chi Tunnels, (half day)
  • Mekong Delta, (full day).
  • Nha Trang islands tour, (full day).
  • All airport transfers.

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.  

Meals
17 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Tonight our South Vietnam small group best tour package will stay in; HO CHI MINH CITY - (More often than not still called SAIGON by  the locals).

On our arrival at  Tan Son Nhat airport we will be met and transferred to our accommodation.

Our South Vietnam small group budget or standard accommodation tour officially starts when you check into your Ho Chi Minh city accommodation.

A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening.

Any free time in between could be used to visit the nearby Ben Thanh  market or the Huynh Thuc Khang street market.

A taxi ride to Cholon  will see you in either the Binh Tay or An Dong markets with the  latter particularly good for clothing and cheap local eats. D.

Day 2:

 HO CHI MINH CITY - A lazy morning will be followed by a half day  city tour which will include  the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ngoc Hoang Pagoda, the Post Office and a Handicraft  workshop.

A great chance to get the feel of this truly Asian city. B.

Day 3:

HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - A full days tour with a local operator by  bus and boats to the Mekong Delta to get a close up view of the  lifestyles of the locals.

Firstly by bus to the town of My Tho, 70  kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City. Then by boat you will visit Dragon,  Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Sights along the way include a  fishing port and stilt villages.

Lunch will be had riverside in an  orchard.

Then it will be by a small local rowing boat through some smaller  jungle shrouded channels to try some local fruits and honey as well as  be entertained by some island villagers performing Southern Vietnamese  folk music. L.

Day 4:

Tonight our South Vietnam small group holiday tour package will stay in; DANANG - After breakfast our small group tour will transfer to the airport for the short domestic flight to the under rated Danang. After checking into our hotel the rest of the day is free. The main tourist attraction in Danang is the Museum of Cham sculpture.

The Danang cathedral and Cao Dai Temple are other places you may like to visit after that.

Danang also has a nice promenade along the river for a relaxing meander to check out the local activity. B.

Day 5:

Tonight our South Vietnam small group best tour package will stay in; HOI AN - A short transfer after breakfast will see our  group tour in the UNESCO World Heritage listed  Hoi An. 

If ever a Vietnamese town should be called charming or quaint then surely it must be Hoi An.

This extremely likable and laid back town is the perfect place to stroll around and check out the local shops, markets and other  sights amid a feeling of going back a century in time. B.

Day 6:

 HOI AN - Hoi An is also the place to look out for that tailor  made suit you were thinking about or just relax with a coffee by the  riverside. B.

Hoi An is a favorite with all travellers.

For sightseeing  there are numerous attractions on an easy half day meander around  town. Start at the Phac Hat pagoda followed by the Truong family  chapel, the assembly hall of the Fujian Chinese congregation, the Quan  Cong Temple, the Quan Am Pagoda and history museum, the museum of Sa  Huynh Culture, the Hoi An Church, the Japanese covered bridge and  finish with a local coffee or  glass of beer Hoi by the river. 

The above sights are only a few of the many available.  Most places are free to visit while a few charge a small entrance  fee or ask for a  donation.

But once again it will be the overall magical atmosphere of Hoi An that you will enjoy the most.

A genuine super destination.  

Day 7:

 HOI AN -  Another free day to soak up the atmosphere of delightful Hoi An. Checking out the local markets along the river is yet another option today. B.

In regards to meals; Hoi An has some of its own regional delights and enough great restaurants for all tastes. Highly recommended is the Banana Flower salad at the  Bamboo restaurant just to begin, after a pre dinner drink with some rice paper spring rolls perhaps. 

Day 8:

Tonight our South Vietnam  best holiday package will stay in; NHA TRANG - After a lazy morning our small group tour will transfer back to Danang for an afternoon train to our  seaside holiday destination of Nha Trang.

Arriving late in the evening. B.

Day 9:

 NHA TRANG - A free day to relax or explore this large but very pleasant city by the sea.

This is the main seaside holiday destination of choice in Vietnam. Apart from lazing on the nearby scenic beach there are numerous sightseeing options around town.

Remember to take off your shoes before entering the Po Nagar Cham  Towers which were built before the 12th century for Hindu worshippers  and are still in use today by Buddhist followers.

Then it could be on  to the Long Son Pagoda or the small Khanh Hoa Museum which houses some  of Ho Chi Minh's personal effects among other things.

Again there are  too many  sights to list here but those who don't want the beach  will not become bored.

We will  again be surrounded by restaurants to suit all tastes with  seafood the obvious first choice for many. B.

Day 10:

 NHA TRANG - This morning a local boat operator will take our small group holiday tour for  a full day to some of the many offshore islands. There will be  the chance for a swim and a snorkel as well as seeing some local life on an island or two. B. L.

Day 11:

Tonight our Vietnam small group adventure holiday will stay in; MUI NE - An early start today by bus will see our small group tour early afternoon on a spectacular stretch of the Vietnam coast at little Mui Ne.

This is more the activity beach rather than the Nha Trang white sands relaxation one.

Mui Ne is the wind and/or kite surfing capital of Vietnam. Wind permitting.

For the not so active the beach and a book or head north along the coast on a motorbike taxi  to view the nearby fishing village with again great vista's as you go.  Sand boarding down the huge dunes is a fun pass time  also where local kids rent out boards. No meals.

Day 12:

 MUI NE - A more beautiful part of the countries coastline would be hard to find.  Both the active or inactive will be catered for today.

No where near as developed as Nha Trang so the dining and shopping choices are somewhat limited. Especially the latter. But a great meal can still be easily found along the beach with a cold drink as always B.

Day 13:

MUI NE - Another relaxing or active day lies ahead.

 Another option is to head south on a motorbike or car taxi towards the larger town of  Phan Thiet where you can visit the small Po Shanu Cham  tower with more great scenery from the hill it occupies. B.

Day 14:

Tonight our Vietnam small group adventure holiday will stay in; HO CHI MINH CITY - Today again by bus our  group tour returns to Ho Chi  Minh City. Hopefully by now you will have mastered how to cross the  roads so seeing more of the attractions will not hold as much fear of  the teeming traffic chaos.

There is still lots to see and do.

The War Remnants Museum is a truly  gruesome view of the utter futility and horrors of war or on a lighter  note the History, Fine Arts or museum of Ho Chi Minh City will keep   you fully occupied. No meals.

Day 15:

HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS -  A local operator will take our small group tour on a half day tour of  the Cu Chi Tunnels, 30 minutes away by bus.

You will see a  documentary film on the legendary tunnel system which is  over 220  kilometres long.

For the slim and extremely brave you may wish to limbo along a short  stretch of tunnel to experience it first hand. 

Above the ground you  will see some of the booby traps and other ingenious contraptions used to  survive in this tunnel city. B.

Day 16:

HO CHI  MINH CITY - A last free day for shopping, sightseeing  and trying some more of the great food on offer.

More rice paper or fried spring rolls, a bowl of Pho,(rice noodle soup), aromatic curries or  other local speciality foods not seen back home, often cooked in coconut milk.

Vegetarians  wont be short on choice either as most things come in vegie options also.

In  the evening a farewell dinner will be had. B. D.

Day 17:

Our South Vietnam small group best tour package budget or standard accommodation tour is officially over when we check out of your Ho Chi Minh City accommodation. An airport transfer is included as always. B.

What a trip it was with culture, food and friendly faces along with 6 nights seaside. Once again both the Baktrax real holiday and real travel experience all rolled into one. An adventure holiday if there ever was one.

Tour Departure Dates

2018
20 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 01 Dec

2019
12 Jan, 23 Feb, 09 Mar, 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 11 May, 25 May, 08 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 09 Nov, 23 Nov

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).

Price

P/P, T/S,Land only; (Included is one way flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang).
Budget: AUD $2,260
Single Suppliment: AUD $1,190
Standard: AUD $2,920
Single Suppliment: AUD $2,070