Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee

Vietnam by Train from Hanoi to Saigon - 15 days

Our budget tour explores Vietnam by train from Hanoi to Saigon in 15 days, 14 nights. The trip is a combination of group tour and independent travel. The services are shared by group to make the costs cheaper; while you have ample free time at each location to explore the place yourself.

Trip tariff (seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2 persons): USD 1196/person
Single supplement: USD 331.

  • Spring Departure: 02-May-2016 to 16-May-2016
  • Autumn Departure: 20-Aug-2016 to 03-Sept-2016

A tour guide is provided for certain visits and at train stations for see-offs only. You could definitely requestHoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam a tour guide for an optional tour during your free time. Our experienced travel experts are available for further assistance on the phone or via email 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

The pace of travel is easy. The hotels for the trip are carefully researched and selected with convenient location for dining, shopping and touring. For further information on group departure dates and trip tariffs in 2015, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

There are 2 nights in Hanoi with a group meeting on the arrival day and a full day at leisure.

From Hanoi, you have a group tour to Halong Bay where we have a junk cruise with overnight on board.

In Hue, you have 1 night and 1 full day for a boat trip, group tour of the Imperial Citadel and the Royal Tombs.

You have 3 nights in Hoi An with 2 full days at your own pace.Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

In Nha Trang, you have 2 nights with almost 2 full days at leisure.

In Can Tho –“the Capital of the Mekong Delta”, you have full day and 1 night to take in a complete picture of this exotic land. The trip brings you to visit communities living on the islands of the Mekong and extraordinary floating markets.

In Saigon (officially known as Ho Chi Minh City), you have 2 nights with 1 full day exploring the vibrant city at your own pace. The journey concludes when our driver escorts you to the Tan Son Nhat Airport for the departure flight.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Arrive in Ha Noi (without guide) (no meal)
Day2    Ha Noi at leisure (B)
Day3    Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (without guide) (B/L/D)
Day4    Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Hue (overnight train) (without guide) (B)
Day5    Arrive in Hue/Hue Citadel Tour/Hue River Cruise (with guide, no early check-in, no included meals)
Day6    Hue – Hoi An (day train: 1000 A.M – 1300 PM) (with guide at train stations, no guide on the train) /Free time (B)
Day7    Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Day8    Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Day9    Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang (full day train) (with guide at train stations, no guide on the train) (B)
Day10    Nha Trang free at leisure (B)
Day11    Nha Trang at leisure (no late check-out)/Nha Trang Overnight Train for Sai Gon (with guide at train stations, no guide on the train) (B)
Day12    Arrive in Sai Gon/Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (without guide for road transfer) (L)
Day13    Can Tho Floating Market – Sai Gon (without guide for road transfer) /Free at leisure (B)
Day14    Saigon free day (B)
Day15    Depart Sai Gon (no tour guide) (B)

Hotels (centrally located in each city)

  • Ha Noi : 3*/ 2 nights
  • Hue : 3*/ 1 night
  • Hoi An: 3*/ 3 nights
  • Nha Trang: 3*/ 2 nights
  • Sai Gon: 3*/ 2 nights
  • Can Tho: 3*/ 1 night


  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
  • Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
  • Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
  • Train tickets for 4-sharing A/C soft-sleeper compartments for Ha Noi – Hue and Nha Trang – Sai Gon itinerary;
  • Train ticket for A/C soft seats for Hue – Da Nang/Da Nang – Nha Trang as per itinerary;
  • Private boat cruise on the Mekong River at Can Tho and between Vinh Long – Cai Be and the Perfume River in Hue as in the program;
  • Private Twin/Double-shared cabin on a shared-junk cruise on Ha Long Bay as per itinerary;
  • Meals as indicated in the program  B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;


  • Insurance of any types;
  • Visa arrangements;
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
  • International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
  • Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam