Simply Vietnam

  Avg. Trip Rating 5.0 Based on 2 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Coach Small Group Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 2,704 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 48 Per Person
 Trip Length
12 Days
 Trip Starts
 Trip Finishes
Ho Chi Minh City
12 Day Simply Vietnam Itinerary (Cosmos)
Countries Explored: Vietnam
Trip Operator:
3 - 4 Star
Max. Group Size
Trip Style
Regional Discovery
Trip Code


Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 12 Day Simply Vietnam. With its long history, interesting culture, and sprawling landscapes, Vietnam offers something for everyone. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see sites, including Hanoi’s One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; and Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum, and the Cu Chi region, where you’ll get to explore the deep, narrow tunnels more by the Viet Cong during the war.

Vietnam isn’t just home to beautiful temples and historic sites though! You’ll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam’s most gorgeous sights and destinations via the water. A highlight of the trip is your cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world’s most amazing limestone formations. You’ll sail by islets, caves, beaches, and floating villages. In Phong Nha National Park, a boat ride on the Son River takes you to Phong Nha Cave. You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you’ll pass unspoiled countryside. These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Vietnam. From the historic sites to the stunning scenery, this Vietnam tour designed for savvy, value-minded travel lovers is a holiday of a lifetime!


Welcome to Vietnam's capital city. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Today's included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city's highlights, including the Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi's famed water puppets. (B/D)

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam's favourite destinations, and board your afternoon cruise through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island. (B/L)

Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farmstay at the base of the park. (B)

This morning, take a boat ride on the Son River to Phong Nha Cave, famous for its rock formations with names like the "Lion" and the "Buddha." The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel. (B/L/D)

Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the Forbidden Purple City, modeled after Beijing's famed Forbidden City. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns. (B)

Begin today with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the Cham Museum, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An. (B/L)

Start today with a cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions. (B)

Today's sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as the Chinese district. (B)

Today, visit the Cu Chi tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels. This evening, join your travel companions for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D)

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. Cosmos includes hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations—with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Cosmos Tour Directors and Local Guides, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach.

  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners

  • Hanoi Silk Path Hotel (First-Class)
  • Ha Long Bay Ha Long Plaza Hotel (Moderate First-Class)
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Chay Lap Farmstay (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Hue Indochine Palace (Moderate First-Class)
  • Hoi An La Siesta Hoi An Resort and Spa (Superior First-Class)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Liberty Central Saigon Center Hotel (First-Class)

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'Simply Vietnam' Reviews

AVG. RATING 5.0 / 5
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Simply Vietnam Tour 1 , New Zealand, Feb 2020
As usual we found this Cosmos tour excellent value for money. Our tour leader Viet was knowledgeable and made the tour easy and stress free. We were amazed at the little cultural extras that were arranged for the group that weren't on the itinerary. Highlights for us were the Ha Long Bay cruise, the Dragon Bridge at Da Nang and the fabulous food. A more chance drop in to a Vietnamese wedding was an unexpected delight and was apparently culturally acceptable and gave the bride and groom good luck. We learnt a lot about the Vietnamese people and culture from Viet. He went out of his way to make the holiday fun and enjoyable. Booking with Global Journeys was easy even though we were a late booking. Overall this tour is highly recommended.
Enjoyable Tour of Vietnam 1 , New Zealand, Nov 2016
From day one of our tour "Simply Vietnam" it was very enjoyable and we found everything from accommodation, food, visits to important places etc. to be excellent. Our Tour Director was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful and took extra care to ensure that our group had a fantastic experience of a life time. Booking the tour was made easy by friendly more and helpful staff in New Zealand (Auckland) office. Overall, this was a memorable holiday for both of us.
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