Web Reference
Call us | +27 (0) 11 233 2300
Straight from the factory to you
Vietnam - HO CHI MINH CITY - 5 Nights
Web Ref#: HF6056
    Destination
    Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City
    When can I go?
    12 January 2017 - 26 March 2017
    Description
    5 Nights in Ho Chi Minh City coupled with an overnight on the Mekong River, providing an opportunity to see the famous floating markets, visit opulent orchards and watch the river life.
    What’s included in the deal?
    • 5 Nights at the Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Breakfast daily
    • Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
    More Info
    • An Early Bird Discount on the hotel stay is already included in this price. (Must be booked and paid for a minimum of 45 days prior to arrival in the resort to qualify).
    Terms & Conditions
    • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
    • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
    • Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
    • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
    • Standard terms and conditions apply.
    Pricing from Land Only
    Base Price: ZAR 6 625 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 00 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 6 625 p.p.s
    3
    6 DAY HO CHI MINH CITY
    Why we like it
    5 nights in vibrant and alluring Ho Chi Minh City – a city of contrasts; traditional and modern, young and old, rich and poor. Restored historical buildings nestle beside striking skyscrapers; street vendors compete with upscale shopping experiences; everywhere you look there is colour and movement. An abundance of rooftop bars; many of which are colonial hotels who once played host to journalists and photographers during the years of the ‘American War’ afford views of the long, tree-lined thoroughfares that divide the city into neat quarters.
    Description
    Includes 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, return airport transfers and touring as specified.

    Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

    Day 2: (B) After breakfast, journey to the Cu Chi region where you will visit the vast underground network of tunnels built first as a defence against the French and later expanded during the American war. It was from here that the North Vietnamese waged their guerrilla warfare. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. The more adventurous may explore the deeper second, and even third level tunnels. For those preferring to remain above ground there is ample opportunity to view excavated areas from above. Good walking shoes and sun protection are recommended and you may get a little dirty!

    Day 3: (B/L) After breakfast, travel the bustling highway into the countryside, past lush rice paddies before boarding a motorised sampan for a unique experience on the mighty Mekong Delta waterways. You will see how, to the people of Delta, the water is a lifeline - the focus of all daily activity. Journey through a maze of tributaries and fruit plantations before sampling delicious fruit and enjoying lunch.

    Day 4&5 : (B) Two full days to enjoy the exciting city of Ho Chi Minh.

    Day 6: (B) Transfer to the airport.

    B=Breakfast; L=Lunch
    Facilities
    City hotel
    Close to local transport
    Package Bonus Info
    • An Early Bird Discount on the hotel stay is already included in this price. (Must be booked and paid for a minimum of 45 days prior to arrival in the resort to qualify).

    WELCOME TO VIETNAM

    Colonial Hanoi and dramatic Halong Bay. The mercantile history of Hoi An and the grace of Hue on the Perfume River. Vibrant Saigon. The story of Cu Chi and the Mekong Delta. The secluded and beautiful islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dau. Vietnam is hauntingly beautiful and undeniably charming.

    CLIMATE

    Vietnam stretches over 1,800 km from north to south, with a topography that varies from coastal plain to mountain ranges; therefore weather patterns in the principle cities are very different.

    North:Winter, from November to April, averages temperatures of between 10ºc – 16ºc.
    January to March brings fog and drizzle. Summer begins in May and lasts until October, with an average temperature of 30ºc, heavy rainfall and the occasional violent typhoon.


    Centre:Central Vietnam experiences a transitional climate, with heavy rain falls between November and December and dry, hot summer months.


    South:Temperatures are fairly constant through the year; 25ºc – 30ºc. Seasons are determined by the rains - the dry season runs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. The hottest period is March and April. Typhoons are quite common in coastal areas between July and November.

    Highland areas:In the hill resorts of Dalat (1,500 m), Buon Me Thuot and Sapa, nights are cool throughout the year, and in the winter months, During October to March, it can be distinctly chilly with temperatures falling to 0ºc and even during the hottest months of March and April the temperature rarely exceeds 26ºc.

    LANGUAGE

    The official language is Vietnamese; however English is widely spoken and understood. Information in English can be found easily in big cities such as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh; as well as in emerging growing tourist hubs.

    WHAT TO WEAR

    Loose, natural fabrics all year, but warmer clothing is required in the highlands, and in the winter in North Vietnam. Rainwear is essential during the wet season. When visiting a temple or pagoda, you should wear long trousers and dress respectfully.

    COMMON COURTESIES

    Shorts or revealing clothing are not allowed in religious places. The Vietnamese value their independence and history and are offended by people who ignore or violate either. The Vietnamese willingness to avoid unpleasantness can sometimes lead to great misunderstandings so try and remain calm when feeling frustrated.

    ELECTRICITY

    Voltage in most places is 220 volts 50 cycles alternating current AC with either with two round prongs or two flat blades so it’s best to take an adapter.

    HEALTH

    Visitors do not require vaccinations unless coming from or passing through a designated contaminated area. Drink only bottled water and avoid ice unless you know is made from bottled or boiled water. The sun is strong throughout the year so proper care against sunburn and dehydration must be constantly taken. Vietnam is a tropical country so insect repellant is essential. Food from street vendors should be treated with care.

    PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION

    Visitors to Vietnam require a valid passport (which must be valid for at least six months for a single entry and nine months for a multiple entry visa and feature a minimum of four blank pages). South African passport holders require a visa. Clients can secure a visa on arrival at the airport in Vietnam; however this must be prearranged by our office in sufficient time. In the event of a pre-arranged visa, you will receive an approval letter that you need to show to the immigration authority on arrival, together with 1 coloured photo and the relevant visa fee (currently U$25 per person). Alternatively a visa can be obtained from the Vietnamese consulate prior to departure from South Africa. It is advisable to check for updated visa details with the relevant Embassy before departure.

    CURRENCY

    The currency is the Dong which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets but US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.

    TIPPING

    Tipping is not customary in Vietnam, but a 5 - 10% gesture is enormously appreciated.

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    Vietnam is 5 hours ahead of South Africa.



    Take your pick from our wide variety of Vietnam tour packages.






    Thank you very much for taking the time to visit our website - we do hope you found something to whet your appetite. If you would like more information about your holiday choices or if you would like to proceed with a reservation we would love to help you. Please leave your telephone number and a suitable time for us to call and one of our friendly, experienced consultants will contact you.

    Destination
    Name:
    Contact No:
    What is the best time for us to give you a call between 09h00-16h30, Monday to Friday?
    Validation code
    Enter validation code
    Holiday Search
    Destination
    Region
    Hotel
    Price Range
    Departure Date
    Holiday Type
    Subscribe to our newsletter