Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee
Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee

Vietnam by Train from Hanoi to Saigon - 14 days

Our budget tour explores Vietnam by train from Hanoi to Saigon in 14 days, 13 nights. The tour brings you to key tourist attractions in Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town, Cai Be – Vinh Long, Can Tho Cai Rang Floating Market, Saigon.

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, VietnamThe 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.

A tour guide is provided for certain visits and at train stations for pick-ups and see-offs only. You could definitely request 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.

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 (SE3: 1930-0830 A.M Day+1) (guide assistance onto the train, without guide on the train) (B)
Day5 Arrive in Hue (0830 A.M)/Hue Citadel Tour (with guide, no early check-in, no included meals)
Day6 Hue free at leisure (B)
Day7 Hue – Hoi An (day train: 1000 A.M – 1300 PM) (no guide on the train, with guide for car transfers and at train stations) /Hoi An free time(B)
Day8 Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Day9 Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Day10 Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon (SE1: 1341-0545 A.M Day+1) (guide assistance at the train stations, no guide on the train) (B)
Day11 Arrive in Sai Gon (0545 A.M) /Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (with guide) (L)
Day12 Can Tho Floating Market – Sai Gon (with guide) /Free at leisure (B)
Day13 Saigon free day (B)
Day14 Depart Sai Gon (no tour guide) (B)

Hotels (centrally located in each city)
Ha Noi : 3*/ 2 nights
Hue : 3*/ 2 nights
Hoi An: 3*/ 3 nights
Sai Gon: 3*/ 2 nights
Can Tho: 3*/ 1 night

Trip tariff (seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2 persons):
Single supplement: .


  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
  • Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
  • Private car or shared van 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 Da Nang – Sai Gon per itinerary;
  • Train ticket for A/C soft seats for Hue – Da Nang as per itinerary;
  • Private boat cruise on the Mekong River at Can Tho and between Vinh Long – Cai Be 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;

Trip summaryNotre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 2 nights and 2 days for a boat trip, group tour of the Imperial Citadel.

You have 3 nights in Hoi An with 2 full days at your own pace.

In Can Tho –“the Capital of the Mekong Delta”, you have a 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.