• Essence of Vietnam & Cambodia

    Duration: 16 Days
    Start: Vietnam | Finish: Vietnam
  • This cultural quest commences in the exotic Hanoi where you will be instantaneously immersed in Vietnam’s culture. Through the adventure we visit the ‘must-see’ sights of any Vietnam trip including Hue, Hoi An and of course, Saigon. Next we head to Cambodia’s glittering ancient palaces ensuring you get your fill of truly ancient history. We’ve arranged expert guides for the local inside knowledge and five-star transportation guaranteeing that when you travel between destinations, you’ll be in comfort. We’re looking forward for your arrival and we hope you are too! Any questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.


    • You’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience of our expert local guides. Who better than to travel with than a local?
    • Discover the exotic Hanoi– thousands of years of culture
    • Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the more than 2000 islands rising from emerald waters of Halong Bay, a recognised World Heritage Site by UNESCOEssence of Vietnam & Cambodia 16 Days, Tonkin Voyage Travel
    • Explore Imperial city Hue,well-known for its temples, tombs, palaces and pagodas.
    • Travel back in time as you wander the riverside market and meet local paper lantern artisans in glowing Hoi An.
    • Discover the bustling and metropolitan Saigon.
    • Reflect on the resilience of the Vietnamese people in the famous Cu Chi Tunnelsused as a military base for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
    • Charming hotels in fantastic locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicles for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Hanoi City (B/L/-)
    Day 3: Hanoi - Halong overnight on boat (B/L/D)
    Day 4: Halong Boat Trip - Hanoi - Flight to Hue (B/L/-)
    Day 5: Hue City (B/-/-)
    Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/-/-)
    Day 7: Hoi An Ancient Town (B/-/-)
    Day 8: Hoi An - Cooking Class (B/L/-)
    Day 9: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Saigon (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Saigon - Ben Tre Mekong Delta (B/L/-)
    Day 11: Saigon - Agricultural Village - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-) 
    Day 12: Saigon - Flight to Siem Riep (B/-/-)
    Day 13: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat (B/-/-)
    Day 14: Banteay Srei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan (B/-/-)
    Day 15: Siem Riep - Tonle Sap Lake - Apsara Dance (B/-/-)
    Day 16: Siem Riep - Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the duration and direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Myanmar or Thailand




    3 Star Category

    4 Star Category

    5 Star Category


    Quoc Hoa Hotel (Deluxe)

    Essence Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa (Deluxe Window)

    De L’Opera Hanoi Hotel (Deluxe)

    Bai Tu Long / Lan Ha

    Renea Wooden Cruise 14 cabins (Deluxe)

    V’Spirit Premier Cruise (Deluxe Suite Balcony)

    Dragon Legend Cruise (Deluxe)


    Romance Hue Hotel (Deluxe Mountain)

    Eldora Hue Hotel (Deluxe City)

    Indochine Palace Hotel (Palace Studio)

    Hoi An

    Hoi An Emotion Villa (Deluxe Garden View)

    Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An (Deluxe with Balcony)

    Koi Hoi An Resort & Spa (Bungalow Garden)


    Silverland Min Hotel (Deluxe)

    Winsuites Sai Gon Hotel (Premier Deluxe)

    Majestic Sai Gon Hotel (Deluxe City)

    Siem Riep

    Rithy Rine Angkor Residence (Superior room)

    Hari Residence and Spa (Deluxe room)

    Somadevi Angkor Boutique (Executive Deluxe room)


    + Accommodation can be amended or exchanged amongst options to fit your needs
    + We specialize in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    + The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    + Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    + For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE" 

    + If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
    + We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request 

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/-)

    Hanoi - Airport: 30km, ~40min drive

    hanoi city tourUpon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will meet your guide and driver who then escort you to the city center. After making sure of a successful hotel check-in, they will be pleased to leave you for some free time in order to recover after your long flight.

    In the afternoon, we take a 45-min-cyclo tour to discover the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake surroundings where you can see streets with century-aged trees and French Colonial buildings. Finishing the trishaw tour, we will drop a visit to Ngoc Son Temple built on Jade Islet dedicated to Confucian & Taoist Spirits as well as our national hero, Tran Hung Dao, who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century. The rest of the evening is yours to discover Hanoi or take it easy.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

    Day 2: Hanoi City (B/L/-)

    hanoi city tour 2Following breakfast at the hotel, we enjoy a full-day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on Monday, Friday & November), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature which is known as the first university of Vietnam. We’ll stop for lunch at a popular local restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit the impressive Ethnologic Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's fifty-four ethnic groups, several of which we will see on our forthcoming trek. In the late afternoon, enjoy the unique Vietnamese traditional art, a Water Puppet Show. This art is originated from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists-men and women stand waist-deep in the water to operate the puppets, making them move, talk, laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The rest of the night is free for your own discovery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

    Day 3: Hanoi - Halong overnight on boat (B/L/D)

    Hanoi - Halong: 180km, ~3h30m drive

    halong cruiseAfter breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Halong Bay via Thai Binh and Nam Dinh, passing through endless rice fields and winding rivers typical of the Red River Delta. We will arrive at Halong’s tourist wharf around noon and embark an elegant wooden junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay. Here we enjoy a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending the sky and some 3,000 limestone of this World Heritage Site. While being on board, we will be served a fresh, local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. At dusk, to witness the sunset is truly unforgettable.  Dinner will be served on board and then the captain will anchor for the night nearby a remote island.  In the evening, there will be the option for night fishing or just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Overnight on Junk

    Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Flight to Hue (Br/-/-)

    Hanoi - Hue: 770km, 1h flight

    hue tourWaking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip. Enjoy watching the sun rise on the sea followed by a delicious breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas. We then go kayaking and swimming. The junk will be near us at all times serving as an alternative for those that would prefer to relax on board. Around midday, we will return to the main harbour before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey to Noi Bai airport for our flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, you will be collected and transferred to the hotel for a breezy check in.

    Meals Included: Brunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

    Day 5: Hue City (B/-/-)

    hueAfter breakfast at the hotel, we then set out for exploration of Hue's famous highlights, starting with a Dragon Boat trip along Perfume River to the picturesque Thien Mu, otherwise know as the Heavenly Lady Pagoda. The fresh and peaceful atmosphere here at the pagoda will help you ease your mind from stresses of daily life. After disembarking, we continue our day with a visit to the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc, which was built between 1864 and 1867 by 3000 soldiers and workers. It includes 50 monuments surrounded by a 1500m long wall covering an area of 12m2. From here, you are driven back to Hue center for lunch (on your own cost) at a local restaurant.

    The afternoon is spent at Hue Imperial City, the last royal city of Vietnam with various beautiful structures including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. We then do some well-deserved shopping in Dong Ba Market to enjoy the specialties of Hue city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

    Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/-/-)

    Hue - Hoi An: 140km, ~2h30m drive

    lang coAfter breakfast at the hotel, we bid Hue farewell and continue our south bound journey to the old trading town of Hoi An via Danang. Along the way, we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views over Lang Co beach and  over Danang city. Continuing on our way into Da Nang, we will stop at the Museum of Cham Sculpture where the mix between French-colonial architecture and Cham elements are set in picturesque surroundings. Founded during the colonial French rule in 1915, this museum preserves sculpture items featuring the cultural, spiritual and ritual lives of the Cham people. Our next destination is the Marble Mountains – a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son District, south of Danang City. All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of Mt. Thuy. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous destination.

    Upon arrival in Hoi An, we transfer to your hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is free for your own exploration of this ancient town. We highly recommend the night markets but we’re sure you know all about that!

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

    Day 7: Hoi An Ancient Town (B/-/-)

    hoi anMorning after breakfast at the hotel, we take a walking tour to Hoi An Ancient Town - an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. We start our day with the Japanese Covered Bridge - one of Vietnam’s most iconic attractions. The bridge was created by the Japanese (living in Hoi An) in the 1590s as a way to reach the Chinese quarter, and is a historical piece of Japanese architecture. However, no visit to Hoi An would be complete without a visit to Tan Ky House – one of the many ancient houses that define Hoi An Ancient Town. Built two centuries ago with both Japanese and Chinese influences on the architecture, this house has been preserved through several generations. While walking, we will encounter many lavish houses of former Chinese merchants. Another ‘must-see’ destination is Phuc Kiem Assembly Hall – an excellent work of architecture considered of great historical significance. Built in 1690, this Assembly Hall is in fact a temple dedicated to the sea goddess Thien Hau.

    There will also be visits to colourful riverside markets and workshops where artisans make Hoi An's famous lanterns. Here, you can learn how the lanterns are made and you will then have a chance to create your own lantern.

    In the afternoon, we head to Thu Bon river to board a river cruise. Sailing down the river you will experience local daily life, such as fishing, farming and catching clams. We then visit Thanh Ha ceramic village to admire its intricate pottery and see old men who create intricate jars and vases. Back onboard, we cruise down to the Cua Dai sancuary for a spectacular view of the sun setting over Thu Bon River and the sea before returning back to harbour where our driver is waiting to take you back to your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

    Day 8: Hoi An - Cooking Class (B/L/-)

    hoianAfter breakfast at the hotel, we start the day at 8:45am with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe - our meeting point. Our guide will escort you to a colorful market where you can experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in a cooking lesson later. We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy ! On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first created by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we then prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, you sit down and eat exactly what you’ve just cooked. Bon appetite !


    1. Making fresh Rice paper
    2. Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp
    3. Crispy Hoi An Pancakes with Shrimp, Herbs & a Peanut Sauce
    4. Marinated Beef on a Sizzling Plate
    5. Vietnamese Eggplant in Clay Pot
    6. Food Decoration - Pineapple Boat, 3 Colored Flowers & Vietnamese Hand Fan

    Vegetarians are provided with replacement ingridients

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

    Day 9: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Saigon (B/-/-)

    Danang - Saigon: ~850km, 2h flight

    saigonAfter breakfast at the hotel, our driver will meet and transfer you to Danang Airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, meet your new guide and driver who escort you to the hotel in the city center for an easy check-in. You will then have time to get some lunch on your own and relax. In the afternoon, we take a half day to visit all famous sites of this bustling city. The first destination is the Reunification Palace (outside visit) which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates thus bringing the Vietnam War to a dramatic end. This will be followed by some French colonial structures including , the Notre Dame Cathedral & the Old Saigon Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported entirely from France. Apart from the religious meaning, the most captivating point of this Cathedral is its neo-Romanesque style of architecture. Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam's largest post office (still in operation !). After visiting the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip to the bustling Ben Thanh Market, which is a fantastic place for bargains of every kind! There are a number of vendors and food stalls in the market food section that offers guests many delicious dishes. You also can find many goods for daily use as well as variety of eye-catching local crafts and souvenirs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

    Day 10: Saigon - Ben Tre Mekong Delta (B/L/-)

    Saigon - Ben Tre: 107 km, ~2h drive


    08.00a.m, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and we head to My Tho province. 10:00a.m Arrive at the Nam Bo branch in My Tho town. Take a boat trip on Tiền river, get over  Tiền river to The other side (Bến tre land). Sight-seeing fish farms, floating fish market along the Dragon island on the way. Through Xếp canal in Bến Tre (land of coconuts) to See coconut collection set and how the locals make handicrafts from coconut trunk and shell. Enjoy seasonal fruits and listening to traditional music. Take the horse-cart on village path and stop at Mr Nam Ngô orchard, taste honey with tea or wine. See bees-breeding in wooden boxes under longans tree.

    Take rowing-boat along water palm creek. Lunch on islets (included). Boat to see local people make coconut candy, taste candy (special products of Bến Tre  province). After tour, we will get on the car and head back Saigon in late afternoon for the night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


    Day 11: Saigon - Agricultural Village - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-)

    Saigon - Cu Chi: 30km, ~50m drive 

    cu chiAfter breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the village of ‘organic vegetables’ in Cu Chi (30km - 1h drive). In this village, you will be guided by the farm’s owner and become a farmer for the day yourself. The tour will commence by walking around lush fields, where there are over a hundred species of herbs, vegetables and other crops typical of Vietnam. The owner not only explains the features and usefulness of vegetables including herbs – ingredients often used in the preparation of traditional dishes of Vietnam but also teaches you how to grow and harvest them. After a morning full of discovery and joy on the fields, with vegetables you have harvested yourself, you will be guided in the preparation of simple & easy to make Vietnamese dishes such as mushroom soup, sauté vegetables, vegetable salad with shrimp and pork. During lunch, you will taste the dishes you have just prepared. After lunch, you will also get further instructions on Vietnamese cuisine and dishes that you have any questions about.

    Our next destination is the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during their long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War. Upon arrival, we proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. We return to hotel Saigon in the late afternoon for the night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


    Day 12: Saigon - Flight to Siem Riep (B/-/-)

    cambodiaTime is free until your driver meets you for a drive to the airport in Saigon for your flight to Siem Riep. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre and assist with check in.

    After lunch (at your own cost), we will visit the Roluos Group which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89). These are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko  was erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century & dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, is an active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei is in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) and built by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Bit confusing !  Don’t worry, your guide will be able to assist with all queries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 13: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat (B/-/-)

    angkorAfter breakfast, we visit the most famous of all the temples, Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolise Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. 

    After lunch at a local restaurant (at your own cost), we visit the South Gate , the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal EnclosurePhimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and finally, the Terrace of the Leper KingWe end the day with a sunset at Angkor Wat. This is absolutely phenomenal.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 14: Banteay Srei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan (B/-/-)

    ta prohnAfter breakfast, we travel to Banteay Srei temple (10th century) which is regarded as the jewel of the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Our next destination is Ta Prohm - one of the area's most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery.

    In the afternoon, we continue our temple visits to Preah Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towering enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Prea Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. We will follow this by Neak Pean, Ta Som and Banteay Samre. Your guide will be able to explain in detail what you are looking at.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 15: Siem Riep - Tonle Sap Lake - Apsara Dance (B/-/D)

    apsaraAfter breakfast at the hotel, we drive south to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10km from Siem Reap. Upon arrival, we will take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.

    After lunch (at your own cost) at a local restaurant, we visit "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap. You then have free time to check out a local market before heading back to the hotel for your last night in Cambodia.

    In the evening, we enjoy Dinner with Apsara Dance Show. No visit to Cambodia is complete without at least a quick glimpse of women performing the ancient art of Apsara dancing, as depicted on the walls of Angkor’s temples. Wearing glittering silk tunics, sequinned tops (into which they are sewn into before each performance to achieve the requisite tight fit) and elaborate golden headdresses, they execute their movements with great deftness and deliberation, knees bent in plié, heels touching the floor. Every position has its own particular symbolism – a finger pointing to the sky, for instance, indicates “today”, while standing sideways to the audience with the sole of the foot facing upwards represents flying. We hope you enjoy it and we’ll see you in the morning.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 16: Siem Riep - Departure (B/-/-)

    After having breakfast at the hotel, you have free time to relax until our driver meets and transfer you to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight to your next destination. We thank you for choosing Tonkin Voyage Travel !

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • Seasonal: during high season (October-April), the prices of services are generally higher when compared to the low season (May-September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you that travel together the less you will pay!
    • The choice of hotels: Fairly obvious one here; a 5-star hotel can cost ten times as much as a 2 star hotel.
    • The activities during the trip: Two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: In some cases, booking your trip late can drastically affect prices due to their low availability.


    • Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability
    • Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver (except free days)
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage
    • Meals as indicated in program (B: Breakfast /L: Lunch / D: Dinner)
    • Entrance fees for attractions included in the program
    • All activities and cruises clearly mentioned in the program
    • Halong Bay overnight on boat (sharing boat)
    • Flights: Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Saigon; Saigon - Siem Riep (E-Class on Vietnam Airlines)
    • Private boat excursion in Hue, Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap
    • Dinner with Apsara Dance in Siem Riep
    • Water and cool tissues
    • Government taxes & service charge


    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Early check-in, late check-out
    • Personal expenditures, tips
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air transfers associated with airport taxes
    • Visa and visa arrangement (available upon request)


    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.


    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.


    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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