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9 Day Tour | Discover Vietnam with Flights from Perth

Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh

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8 Nights Accommodation in 3 Star Properties with Upgrades Available

Discover the cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, and Danang

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Traveling from Perth to Danang, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting journey that takes you from the shores of Western Australia to the vibrant landscapes of Vietnam.

The journey begins with a flight from Perth International Airport to Danang via Ho Chi Minh City. Once you arrive in Danang, you'll be greeted by the pristine beaches and stunning landscapes of central Vietnam. The charming town of Hoi An, just a short drive away, offers a glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage with its well-preserved ancient town. From there, a short flight or scenic drive will take you to the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, where you can explore the history, culture, and the dynamic energy of Vietnam's largest city. The diverse experiences and contrasting landscapes on this journey make it a truly memorable adventure.


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The trip from Perth to Danang, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City provides a fantastic blend of experiences. While in Danang, you can soak up the sun on the sandy shores, explore the Marble Mountains, and indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine. The enchanting lantern-lit streets of Hoi An beckon with their timeless charm, offering a unique shopping experience, historical sites, and delectable street food. As you venture south to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll find yourself in the heart of modern Vietnam, where skyscrapers stand tall alongside historic landmarks like the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Whether you're seeking relaxation, cultural immersion, or urban adventures, this trip from Perth to Vietnam's central and southern regions has something for every traveler.

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

Day 1

Perth Ho Chi Minh Danang

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transit for your Domestic flight to Danang International airport, arriving around noon our local guide will meet you at the airport.

Welcome to Danang, a commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam and the largest city in the region. The city offers many interesting and exciting things in Da Nang for tourists to discover and experience and it promises to be a very luxurious attraction for Honeymoons. Transferred to the hotel for check-in. Our first place to visit is The Museum of Cham Sculpture, the world's best collection of Cham Sculpture. Its first building opened in 1919 and many Cham Sculptures date from the 7th to the 13th century. Continue to Marble Mountain which is named after the five elements metal, water, wood, fire, and earth, all of the mountains have entrances to peaks, caves, tunnels and temples, located between Da Nang and Hoi An. You will be amazed in front of the unique architecture of the pagoda and temple. Aside from these amazing landmarks, we will conquer 108 steps from foot to top of the mountain. Explore Marble Mountain don’t forget to stop at Xa Loi Tower, Tam Thai Pagoda, Tang Chon Cave, Hoa Nghiem Cave, and Huyen Khong Cave. Then proceed to visit Love Lock Bridge and Dragon Bridge where the dragon breathes fire and water at 9PM every Saturday. The remainder of the evening is free for your own discovery of Danang city’s nightlife.

Meals: Inflight Menu

Accommodation: Adaline Hotel or similar

Day 2

Danang

Today breakfast will be at the hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to continue to explore Danang or just relax!

Optional tour:

  • Program: BANA HILLS (Seat in coach)
  • Included: Hotel pick-up & drop-off. English-speaking guide. Return cable car. Buffet lunch in Bana. Entrance fee to Fantasy Park and all places in Bana except wax museum.
  • Duration: Full day tour
  • Itinerary: At around 730AM a car and guide will pick you up at the hotel and depart for Sun World Bana hills. A 20-minute cable-cart ride bring us past the vast forest tree line and offers spectacular views of the lush jungle and Fairy waterfall along the way. Time to experience the pristine ecological system of Ba Na. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, visit Le Jardin, old wineries - remains of French Villas and Linh Ung Pagoda with its 27m height Buddha Statue. Leave Le Jardin for Gare Debay, the second cable car station, to go to the top of Ba Na. Enjoy the panorama view of Da Nang from the top of Ba Na Hills. Visit the golden hand bridge which is listed on the list of must-go places while travelling in Da Nang. Wandering around to explore every corner of the beautiful architectural complex “French Village” with many festival activities. Lunch in a local restaurant at Bana Hill. You might be interested in spending time in Fantasy Park, the third largest indoor amusement park in the world. Return to the cable car station and transfer back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Adaline Hotel or similar

Day 3

Danang

Today breakfast will be at the hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to continue to explore Danang or just relax!

Optional tour:

  • MY SON HOLLY LAND (Seat in coach – MINIMUM 2 Passengers)
  • Tour cost: AUD100 pp
  • Included: Pick-up & drop-off at the hotel in Danang. English-speaking guide. Boat trip. Entrance fee. Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Duration: Half-day tour
  • Itinerary: At  730AM your guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for My Son Sanctuary – The World Cultural Heritage, located 45 km from Hoi An. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the 4th to 15th centuries. We will spend 2 hours to discover the site by walking through the landscape, learning histories with our local English-speaking guide, and enjoying the Champa’s traditional performances. Get back to the van and move to a local house to learn how to make rice paper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later then have lunch in another local house and relax with cold herbal tea while feeling the cool wind & fresh air of the countryside. Take a boat trip on the Hoai River on the way back to Hoi An. From the boat, you will enjoy the beauty of the typical peaceful countryside in Vietnam. Arrive at Hoi An ancient town and finish the tour at the hotel around 2PM.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Adaline Hotel or similar

Day 4

Danang Coconut Village Hoi An

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby for a tour of Cam Thanh Coconut Village, a favourite spot for visitors thanks to its vast and beautiful water coconut palm forest. Experience a basket boat ride around the coconut forest, and learn about the daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, their families, and their community.

During the trip, you will have a chance to experience catching crabs, try padding basket boats like locals, watch basket boat performances spin around, and enjoy random folk singing performances by locals in a short time. You will also experience the feeling of floating on the waves and take part in a fun basket boat race between the baskets together or try out the exhilarating experience of the boat that twists and turns and the boatman will take coconut leaves to make funny natural ornaments such as hats, rings, glasses, or an insect…. Transfer to Hoi An to check in hotel. Free afternoon for relaxing and discovering Hoi An ancient town by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Garden Palace Hotel or similar

Day 5

Hoi An

Today breakfast will be at the hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to continue to explore Hoi An or just relax!

Optional tour:

HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE VESPA TOUR (Seat in coach)

  • Tour cost: AUD$100pp
  • Included: Pick up and drop off IN & AROUND Hoi An Ancient Town. Vintage Army-style
  • motorbike/scooter/Vespa - driver - petrol for the entire journey. Experienced & licensed driver. Tickets & entrance fees. Taxes & permits. Helmet & rain poncho. English-speaking guide. A home-cooked meal with a local family. Local travel insurance
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (Morning tour: 730AM – 12PM Lunch then end the tour/ Afternoon tour: 2PM – 6PM Dinner and end the tour)
  • Itinerary: Morning tour: 730AM – 12PM depart by motorbike and return to Hoi An Town Centre (at our meeting point) by shuttled transfer.
  • Afternoon tour: 2PM – 630PM by motorbike and return to Hoi An Town Centre (at our meeting point) by shuttled transfer.
  • Meet at the designated location and begin your Hoi An Countryside Vespa Tour.
  • Visit a local farm, learn about rice, vegetable, and cereal crop cultivation, and experience the daily life of local farmers.
  • Discover traditional occupations in the countryside, such as weaving, rice-wine making, and woodcarving.
  • Learn about newer industries like bird's nest farming and aquaculture.
  • Lunch/Dinner: Head to a local family's home for a delicious home-cooked meal, providing you with a unique insight into the lives of middle-class Vietnamese people. Reflect on your experiences and new friendships formed during your day in the countryside.
  • Say goodbye to your local hosts and return to the designated drop-off location by shuttle transfer, bringing with you the memories of an unforgettable journey through rural Hoi An.

 

HOI AN COOKING CLASS (Seat in coach – MINIMUM 2 Passengers)

  • Tour cost: AUD$80pp
  • Included: English-speaking guide. Guided walking to Hoi An central market. Cooking demonstration. Lunch. Recipe booklet.
  • Duration: Half-day tour
  • Itinerary: Be ready for an interesting activity of the day - a cooking demonstration. Our day starts at 930AM.
  • You will be taken to the Central Market to experience buying Vietnamese ingredients and fresh seafood as local inhabitants, you will study about some different kinds of vegetables and how to choose the best food as well as be introduced habits and “market cultures” of Vietnamese people. After choosing enough items, we will Walk back to Tam Tam café in the city center of Hoi An, where you will be shown the way to cook.
  • The special Vietnamese ingredients are carefully selected to let you easily find them in your country. Finally, it’s time to enjoy what you have done. Before coming back to the hotel, you will receive the recipe with your picture at the class printed on the cover page as a souvenir.

Menu at class:

1.     Crispy fried shrimp

2.     Spring rolls

3.     Green Papaya salad / or Beef wrapped in “Lot” leaves

4.     Main courses: Grilled Fish in banana leaves or Grilled pork with lemon grass in leaves

5.    Garnish the plate

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Garden Palace Hotel or similar

Day 6

Hoi An Danang Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast will be at the hotel today. You will have free time this morning until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and most chaotic city in Vietnam. A local guide will welcome you at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you to the city center to admire the French colonial architecture including Saigon Central Post Office, one of the oldest and most attractive buildings in the city with all kinds of traditional postal services like mailing, selling postcards or stamps… Notre Dame Cathedral is the largest church ever built in the French Period. It was constructed between 1863 and 1880 and all building materials were imported from France. The outside wall of the cathedral was built with bricks from Marseille. Although the contractor did not use coated concrete, these bricks have retained their bright red color until today. The City Hall of Saigon is one of the famous ancient buildings of Ho Chi Minh City, built in 1902-1908 in a French colonial style. It was renamed after 1975 as the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. Before checking in to the hotel, we’d like you to taste the famous Vietnamese traditional noodles in a Michelin restaurant named “Pho Vietnam” in District 1. Check in to the hotel and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Acnos Hotel or similar

Day 7

Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast will be at your hotel. Enjoy a free day for your own activities in Ho Chi Minh City. The city has a lot to offer: beautiful shops, fantastic nightlife, good museums and delicious food. Today, you can explore this busiest city in Vietnam which is always crowded with motorbikes on the streets by yourself or join our special optional tours.

Optional tour:

SAIGON SIGHTSEEING AND FOOD TOUR BY SCOOTER (Private tour – Flexible time)

  • Tour cost: AUD$100pp
  • Included: Hotel pick-up & drop-off. Traditional Vietnam Street food & drinks during the tour. Motorbike & high-quality open-faced helmet. Friendly English-speaking guide (driver). Rain poncho. Pictures from your tour sent to your E-mail.
  • Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
  • Itinerary: The starting time is your choice but recommended is from 5PM to 7PM to avoid the heat & tropical hard sunlight. Your guide on a motorbike will pick you up at your hotel for the 4-hour motorbike tour. After a short riding instruction and program introduction, we hop on the motorbike. The first stop is at tourist attractions in District 1 including Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Central Post Office where you admire the beauty of old French architectural works, learn more about history and culture, and take the most beautiful photos in the city. A lovely book street next to the post office is worth wandering. we will visit the Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument. We will tell you some less-known history and story about the monk and his unburned heart.
  • Head to District 3 and a Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment building which was built in the 1960s and has been home to lots of Saigon people. There you can see the real Saigon local life. Before reaching the coffee shop, we stop at one of Saigon’s Top 3 Banh mi shops and see how they make a great Vietnamese sandwich with crispy crust and amazing fillings. Drive to a small street food stall that is over 20 years old to learn how they wrap and grill one of the top Saigon Street foods – Grilled banana & sticky rice in banana leaves. It is a big chance to stop at Cheo Leo Cafe – an 80-year-old coffee shop hidden in an alley and famous for its distinct “Vot” coffee. There you sit around a table, take a rest, enjoy a drink, eat Vietnamese bread, Grilled banana in sticky rice, and chat leisurely with the guide as a friend like locals. You also learn how to make a cup of “Vot” coffee and interact with the nice owner of the coffee shop. Then we head to District 10 and stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market – a huge wholesale flower market where you have a chance to see thousands of colorful flowers, fresh vegetables, live animals, and many strange things. After that, we drive around hidden parts including fashion street, painting street, medicine street, electronic market, fabric market, lantern market, fruit market, and bird market gives you an insider view of the hidden city which is missed on normal city tours by car/bus. Escaping from the noisy and busy streets, we head to Thien Hau Temple to listen to mysterious stories and learn more about the unique architecture and religious life. On the way to District 1, we stop to eat again at an over-20-year-old restaurant known as Top 5 Places to Eat Vietnamese Pancakes in Saigon. The guide shows you how the cook makes thin, large, and crispy pancakes skillfully, and how to wrap the cake in vegetables and eat. There we also enjoy Rice noodles with grilled pork/fried roll – a specialty food of the city. The guide will drive you back to your hotel after passing by Ben Thanh Market. It is time to say goodbye, the Private Saigon Sightseeing & Food Tour by Motorbike ends but memories last forever.

 

WATER PUPPETRY & DINNER ON SAIGON PRINCESS CRUISE (Private tour)

  • Tour cost: AUD$230pp
  • Included: Pick-up hotel to water puppet theatre by Cyclo. Water puppet show entrance ticket.
  • Transportation: Water puppet theater to Saigon port & Saigon port to hotel. English-speaking guide. The most luxurious dinner cruise in Saigon with 5 dishes menu of choice (Asian seafood/ Fusion/ European)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Itinerary: Early in the evening, at around 6PM, our guide will pick you up at the hotel for the tour begins with a cyclo trip from your hotel to the water-puppet theatre. Water puppetry is an ancient puppet tradition and an important part of Vietnamese culture. In water puppetry, puppets are played on the surface of a pool of water, while a Vietnamese orchestra of professional musicians accompanied by an array of talented singers provides background music for the performance. Enjoy watching the puppet show and learning more about Vietnamese rural life and folklore. Many of the programs, especially those involving the tales of day-to-day living, often have a humorous twist. After the show, we’ll take you to Saigon River to board a junk for a cruise.
  • Take the time here to admire the lights of Saigon City from the river. Dinner will be served on the cruise, which you can enjoy while cruising along the Saigon River. The tour ends around 930PM, when we’ll return you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Acnos Hotel or similar

Day 8

Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast will be at your hotel. Enjoy a free day for your own activities in Ho Chi Minh City. The city has a lot to offer: beautiful shops, fantastic nightlife, good museums and delicious food. Today, you can explore this busiest city in Vietnam which is always crowded with motorbikes on the streets by yourself or join our special optional tours.

Optional tour:

VIP CU CHI TUNNELS HALF-DAY TOUR. Seat in coach tour maximum 9 passengers per group

  • Included: Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel lobby. Transportation by Limousine D’car. Entrance fees. Experienced English-speaking guide. Vietnamese set menu lunch. Local beer, coke, fruits, cold tissues and mineral water during the car ride.
  • Duration: half-day tour
  • Itinerary: 830AM your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. Start your tour with a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60KM from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their day, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, and cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. The tour ends at around 330PM. 

 

VIP MEKONG DELTA DAY TOUR. Seat in coach tour maximum 9 passengers per group.

  • Included: Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel lobby. Transportation by Limousine D’car. Entrance fees. Experienced English-speaking guide. Vietnamese set menu lunch. Local beer, coke, fruits, cold tissues and mineral water during the car ride. Motorboat trip. Small rowboat. Fresh fruit, honey tea. Vietnamese traditional folk music.
  • Duration: Full-day tour
  • Itinerary: 8AM Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, and then transfer you to the City of My Tho by bus (1.5 hours). On the way, we will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in My Tho, we will take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat takes you to a small canal, where you can totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea, and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performed by the villagers.
  • Stop by the village coconut candy shop, learn how to make candy, and see some handicrafts made out of coconut trees. Take a walk through the village and admire the fruits, flowers, trees, local houses, children and people. Then, we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food here. After lunch, relax, go for a walk, or bicycle around the area. We’ll then travel back to the river ferry and head back to Saigon by bus, arriving at around 430PM. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Acnos Hotel or similar

Day 9

Ho Chi Minh City Perth

Breakfast this morning is at the hotel. You will have free time this morning until its time to check out and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast and inflight menu

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • International and Domestic Economy Class Airfares from Perth
  • 8 nights accommodation in a shared twin room with air-conditioning and a private bathroom
  • Private vehicle with air conditioning for airport transfers
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Drinking water and cold towels are available on the vehicles
Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE.
 
Upgraded Hotel Options:
4 Star Properties:
  • Danang- The Sail Hotel
  • Hoi An- Rosemary Hotel
  • Ho Chi Minh- Liberty Central
 5 Star Properties:
  • Danang- Sel De Mer
  • Hoi An- Little Oasis
  • Ho Chi Minh- Grand Saigon

Accommodation Upgrades: Want to upgrade to 4 or 5 Star properties? Simply select the option on checkout.

Single Supplement: Available at check-out. Please note if you are upgrading to 4 or 5 Star properties on a single supplement, you will also need to choose the 4 or 5 star single supplement surcharge which is added to the base single supplement applied when you choose a single traveller.

 

Exclusions

  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, 

     postage, gratuities etc
  • Meals and services other than those mentioned in the program
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges will be 

     advised at the time of booking
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program
  • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival

  • Tips (Approx AUD$8 pp per day)

Visas: Australian passport holders need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam. The visa-free stay period is counted from THE DATE OF ENTRY. Please apply E-Visa to Vietnam at least 15 days before the date of entry. Vietnam e-Visa validity is 90 days, with multiple entries.

Vietnam visas can be easily obtained online via this LINK. 

Group Size: This tour is a small group tour, operating with a minimum of ten passengers and up to eighteen passengers. 

Travelling on your own? Why not join the Traveldream Solo Travellers Facebook group where you can interact with other travellers.

 

Departure Dates


APR 2024
12 th
Friday 12 Apr 2024  ‐  Saturday 20 Apr 2024
APR 2024
26 th
Friday 26 Apr 2024  ‐  Saturday 04 May 2024
MAY 2024
10 th
Friday 10 May 2024  ‐  Saturday 18 May 2024
JUN 2024
07 th
Friday 07 Jun 2024  ‐  Saturday 15 Jun 2024
JUN 2024
21 st
Friday 21 Jun 2024  ‐  Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Surcharge
+ $300 p.p

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