Hue Imperial Citadel, Vietnam
Hue Imperial Citadel, Vietnam

Vietnam Train Tour from Saigon to Hanoi - 14 days

Visited places: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, Vinh Long
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Budget, Train, Family, Exotic lifestyle

Let's embark on the Re-unification Express Train to explore Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi for 14 days/13 nights with AdventureGreen. On the tour, you'll visit different travel highlights of Vietnam: Saigon, Mekong Delta, Hoi An Old Town, Hue, Halong Bay and Hanoi.

 The pace of travel is easy and relaxing and AdventureGreen travel experts have put the services of your trip together in a way that is cost-saving while not making your experiences less fun. On the journey, you'll basically travel independently; it's only the trip to Halong Bay that you are to share the van transfers and the junk cruise with other travelers to save the costs.

AdventureGreen guides will assist you onto the trains and picks you up from the train stations, assist you with some oriental tours and you have the absolute freedom to visit the locales the way you'd like. So if you love to travel on a budget, love to travel independently and if you are a train-travel enthusiast, this is exactly the trip for you!Cai Be Floating Market between Vinh Long and Tien Giang

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1 Arrive at Saigon (car transfer without guide, no included meals)
Day2 Saigon free day (B)
Day3 Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Saigon (B/L)
Day4 Saigon free day /Overnight Train for Da Nang (SE4: 1945-1230 P.M Day+1) (B)
Day5 Arrive at Da Nang (1230 P.M)/Transfer to Hoi An (with guide)/Free time (no included meals)
Day6 Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Day7 Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Day8 Hoi An – Da Nang – Hai Van Pass – Lang Co Beach – Hue/Hue Imperial Citadel Tour (with private car + tour guide) (B)
Day9 Hue free day/Overnight train for Hanoi (SE20: 2131-1155 A.M Day+1) (B)
Day10 Arrive at Hanoi (1155 A.M)/Car transfer with guide to the hotel/Free time (no included meals)
Day11 Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (without guide) (B/L/D)
Day12 Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (without guide) (B/L)
Day13 Hanoi free day (B)
Day14 Depart Hanoi (B)

Hotels
Sai Gon:  3 nights
Hoi An: 3 nights
Hue :  1 night
Ha Noi :  3 nights

Inclusions:
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;
Shared van transfers for Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi;
Train tickets for 4-sharing A/C soft-sleeper compartments for Sai Gon-Da Nang and Hue-Hanoi as per itinerary;
Private boat cruise on the Mekong River between Vinh Long – Cai Be 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;

Exclusions:
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;

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Arrive at Saigon (car transfer with guide, no included meals)
Arriving at Saigon Tan Son Nhat Airport, welcomed by our tour guide and driver, and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.

IncludedNotre Dame Cathedral in Saigon Vietnam
Car transfer with guide.
Accommodation in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

Not included
Meals: about USD10/person/lunch or dinner.
Drinks: USD0.5-1/beer.
Water: USD0.5/small bottle of water.

Day2 Saigon free day (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Saigon.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation at a hotel in Saigon.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
All activities;

Day3 Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Saigon (with guide at local guide in the Mekong Delta only) (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by private car without guide to Cai Be where our local tour guide is ready to get you on a boat for exploring life on the Mekong River. You’ll visit familial businesses such as making candy, popcorn… Lunch in an orchard.
More visit on the Mekong River. You’ll get off the boat and bid farewell to our local guide. Rejoin the car for the road trip back to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel;
Local guide at Cai Be – Vinh Long;
Private transfer without guide from Saigon to Cai Be and Vinh Long to Saigon.
Boat trip with guide from Cai Be to Vinh Long.
Lunch at Vinh Long.
Accommodation at a hotel in Saigon.
All admission fees.

Not included
Dinner and drinks.

Day4 Saigon free day (Guide assistance to the train station)/Overnight Train for Da Nang (SE4: 1945-1230 P.M Day+1) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Late afternoon our guide comes and assists you to the train station by taxi.
Overnight on board the train.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Guide assistance from the hotel to the train station.
Train ticket for shared soft-sleeper compartment.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
Taxi from the hotel to the train station (less than USD2/taxi).

Day5 Arrive at Da Nang (1230 P.M)/Transfer to Hoi An (with guide)/Free time (no included meals)
Arriving at Da Nang, picked up by our tour guide and driver and transferred to Hoi An.
Free time
Overnight in Hoi An.

Included
Guide and car transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An.
Accommodation at a hotel in Hoi An.

Not included
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
All activities. Hoi An Old Town entrance fees: VND120,000/person.

Day6 Hoi An free at leisure (B)An old house in Hoi An, Vietnam
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation at a hotel in Hoi An.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
All activities;

Day7 Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation at a hotel in Hoi An.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
All activities;

Day8 Hoi An – Da Nang – Hai Van Pass – Lang Co Beach – Hue/Hue Imperial Citadel Tour (with private car + tour guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by private car with tour guide to Hue. Visit the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach en route.
Arriving at Hue, tour of Hue Imperial Citadel.
Overnight in Hue.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer with guide from Hoi An to Hue
Accommodation at a hotel in Hue.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
Admission fees for Hue Imperial Citadel: VND150,000/person.

Day9 Hue free day (Guide assistance to the train station)/Overnight train for Hanoi (SE20: 2131-1155 A.M Day+1) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure. Please remember to check out of the hotel at 1100 A.M. Your luggage can be in the storage area of the hotel.
Late afternoon our guide comes and assists you to the train station by taxi.Khai Dinh's tomb in Hue Vietnam
Overnight on board the train.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Guide assistance from the hotel to the train station.
Train ticket for shared soft-sleeper compartment.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks;
Taxi from the hotel to the train station (less than USD2/taxi).

Day10 Arrive at Hanoi (1155 A.M)/with guide assistance to the hotel/Free time (no included meals)
Arriving at Hanoi, welcomed by our local tour guide at the train station who will assist you to the hotel by taxi.
Free time.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Included
Guide assistance from the train station to the hotel.
Accommodation at a hotel in Hanoi.

Not included
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks;
Taxi from the train station to the hotel (less than USD2/taxi).

Day11 Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (without guide) (B/L/D)Wooden junks near the Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by shuttle bus to Halong Bay.
Overnight junk cruise to visit the bay, visit a cave and a beach.
Overnight on board the junk.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay by shuttle bus.
Entrance fees and pier fees for Halong Bay.
Lunch and dinner on board.
Accommodation in a cabin on the junk.

Not included
Guide for the road transfer.
Drinks on board.

Day12 Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (without guide) (B/L)
Breakfast on board the junk.
Visit a lagoon by rowing boat.
Cruise on Halong Bay and back to the pier at 11:00 A.M
Lunch at a restaurant by the pier.
Transfer back to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Included
Breakfast on board the junk.
Visit to a lagoon by rowing boat.
Junk cruise on Halong Bay.
Lunch at a restaurant.
Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
Accommodation at a hotel in Hanoi.

Not includedThe Old Quarter of Hanoi
Drinks on board.
Guide for the road transfer from Halong to Hanoi.
Dinner.

Day13 Hanoi free day (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Included
Breakfast at the hotel.
Accommodation at a hotel in Hanoi.

Not included
Lunch, dinner and drinks.
All activities.

Day14 Depart Hanoi (without guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer without guide to the airport for your departure.

Included:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer without guide from the hotel to the airport.

Not included:
Airfares, departure taxes.