What you can expect

Halong Bay

Enjoy a cruise on one of the most amazing places on earth – Halong Bay

Temple of Literature

Visit the Temple of Literature which is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote

Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the historical heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Mui Ne Beach

Soak up the sunshine at Mui Ne Beach

About the trip

The nature, history and culture don’t even scratch the surface of the draw that Vietnam has for travellers. From foodies and beach hoppers to culture and adventure seekers, Vietnam has something for everyone. Join us on a tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and explore this truly amazing gem of south-east Asia. Vietnam certainly has its fair share of natural beauty, the most breathtaking of which you’ll find at the iconic Halong Bay. Made up of over a thousand limestone peaks, which jut out of the turquoise water like daggers, the bay has become famous for its surreal, otherworldly beauty, which we’ll witness first-hand on our junkboat tour. Then there’s the beaches; this tour ends with a few days at the coastal town of Phan Thiet, where pure white sand and azure shores are commonplace.

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Inclusions as per itinerary
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels are provided in the vehicles
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • London - Hanoi
  • Exploring Hanoi
  • Hanoi - Halong
  • Halong - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach) - Ho Chi Minh City - London
  • Insurance click here

What you’ll be doing


London - Hanoi

Welcome to incredible Vietnam! Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our hotel in Hanoi for an early check-in. We will have some time to have a rest before our tour in the afternoon. Vietnam’s cities are known for their chaos, colour and cascading whirl of motorbikes – and a visit will be an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. We start a walking tour through the old quarter of the city where we visit a local house and take your time talking with the hosts and learn about their family’s life and history. Then embark on a leisurely ride on a rickshaw around Hoan Kiem Lake with a stopover at Ngoc Son Temple nearby.  
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Exploring Hanoi

After breakfast we will continue our tour of Hanoi. We will start with Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum(outside visit) and his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Museum of Women or Museum of History. Afterwards we will have a lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, followed by a water puppet show in the early evening.
  • Overnight Hanoi
  • The Ann Hotel 4* or similar
  • Breakfast and Lunch included

Hanoi - Halong

After breakfast we will depart for the stunning Halong Bay (3½ hour drive) located in the Gulf of Tonkin, a must-see in Vietnam with over 1,600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited. After we arrive at Halong City we will check in and board a junk boat. Lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay. In the afternoon you can enjoy some visits and activities or just spend some time relaxing on board (there is a possibility of swimming in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board.
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Halong - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast on board the boat we can enjoy a fresh morning in the bay. Our cruise ends at around 11am. If time permits, stop at Hai Phong City for a short city tour (Hang Kenh Temple, The Central Market, Hai Phong Museum) before going to Haiphong Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. (Please note: Internal flight baggage allowance is 20Kg) Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport we will transfer to our hotel in Saigon. Please note: Breakfast, lunch or brunch will be served on board depending on each junk‘s service.
  • Overnight Ho Chi Minh City
  • Odys hotel 3* or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast we will enjoy a full day exploring the city. We will visit the former Presidential Palace, or as it is known today – the Reunification Palace. Then we will head to the historical heart of the city and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral (outside visit only due to its renovation). The red bricks of the cathedral walls were originally from Paris in France. From there, we will take a short walk to the old Central Post Office. After that, we will visit the best-preserved buildings from the colonial era, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville – now home to Saigon’s municipal authorities.
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Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast we will drive (3 hrs) to Phan Thiet and after we check-in at the hotel we can relax for the rest of the day. Enjoy lunch at the hotel after check in.
  • Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Pandanus Resort 4* or similar
  • Breakfast and Lunch included

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast you can enjoy the beach or local area. You can also join one of the day tours which are optional. Further details of the day tours can be found in FAQ’s. In the evening we will join other Solos guests for dinner at hotel restaurant.
  • Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Pandanus Resort 4* or similar
  • Breakfast and Dinner included

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast you can enjoy the beach or local area before lunch at the hotel restaurant.
  • Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Pandanus Resort 4* or similar
  • Breakfast included

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach) - Ho Chi Minh City - London

After breakfast, spend the day enjoying the beach. After a late check-out at 6pm, we’ll transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for over night flight home
  • Breakfast included


Vietnam Cities & Beach

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar)
  • The Ann Hotel 4*
  • Peony Glory Cruise 3*
  • Odys hotel 3*
  • Pandanus Resort 4*

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
March 26 °C 20 °C
November 26 °C 23 °C

Our Reviews

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