Tours to Vietnam from South Africa have become immensely popular and the number of South African tourists arriving in Vietnam and Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) each year is increasing all the time. Great flight deals and relatively interesting destinations in South-East of Asia have made Vietnam a popular destination for South Africans wishing to explore the marvelous lifestyles, culture, beach holiday, Halong Bay cruising and many more.
Our organized Vietnam tours from South Africa has an enormous amount to offer from history and culture to adventure and beach relaxation. Walk in the steps of ancient civilizations, meet ethnic minority groups, enjoy picturesque scenery and unwind at a beautiful beach resort. With such diversity there is something for everyone and each visit to this fascinating region brings new discoveries. We include Vietnam visa to our packages so you do not have to go through the embassy chase off.
Designing your holiday to Vietnam and Indochina from South Africa couldn’t be a easier. just let us know what you want to explore and ask us for more information and ideas. We are a local tour operator and we do guarantee the best price for all our holiday deals. We have suggested some itineraries that have been popular with past travelers. One of our Vietnam tours may suit you perfectly or you may request a special package designed based on your specific interest and requirements.
No matter when will you be in Vietnam or Indochina but because we do have a lot of different tours and holiday deals to choose from then you will be enjoying your trip with maximum flexibility. After you’ve visited all the best sites in and around the Hanoi including Halong Bay overnight cruise, you will then take a flight and or overnight luxury train to central Vietnam where you will be advised to spend few days exploring Hue, Hoi An and or Da Nang with beach stay. We book hotels based on our research and will only accept accommodations that passed our quality control. In addition, our Vietnam holiday from South Africa are handpicked with our client interest in mind, we never push anyone to book a trip that is visiting main tourist sites, we do have our product team and we travel first before suggest and publish our Vientam holiday packages in our website.
The most picturesque landscape in the region is possibly Halong Bay where limestone karst hills rise from the water forming around two thousand separate islands. Also in northern Vietnam is Sapa where the highest mountains in the country and the surrounding rice terraces provide stunning vistas. Spectacular mountain views can also be found in northern Thailand around Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Laos has some alluring scenery especially the Kuang Si Falls and Mekong River near Luang Prabang, which is itself one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia. In the south of the country visit the pretty area of Four Thousand Islands. Also discover Borneo with its rainforests, mountains and abundant wildlife.
There are plenty of opportunities for relaxation in Vietnam and Indochina as the countries are one of our favourites with beautiful sandy beaches at Mui Né and Nha Trang as a popular choice and for somewhere a bit different try the seaside resort of Sihanoukville in Cambodia.
A great way to take it easy while travelling is aboard a River Cruise on the Mekong or Irrawaddy rivers. These luxury ships are replicas of colonial steamers and combine character with comfort for relaxation, although the itineraries provide plenty of opportunity for adventure as well. Also consider one or two nights aboard a junk boat in beautiful Halong Bay.
Vietnam plus Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar has a long and varied history with numerous civilizations having left their mark on the region. The Khmer civilization constructed the amazing Temples of Angkor in Cambodia which is one of the most extensive and well preserved historical sites anywhere in the world. Another spectacular array of temples is at the Bagan Plains in Burma where over two thousand buildings still survive.
Evidence of a flourishing history is everywhere: from the trading port of Hoi An to the imperial capital of Hué in Vietnam; and at the culturally significant cities of Chiang Mai in Thailand and Mandalay in Burma. However some aspects of modern history have not been kind to the region and you may discover more about this in Saigon and Phnom Penh.
One of the best ways to really understand a country is to meet and interact with the people. A great way to do this is to visit the hill tribes at Sapa in northern Vietnam or Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. Here you can encounter the H’Mong, Dao and Akha minority groups. Walk through the small villages to see the local people in their traditional costumes and meet them at home and at work.
Another good place to observe local life is in the Mekong Delta where much of Vietnam’s local produce is grown. See people working in the fields and trading in the markets. For a taste of a more religious way of life visit the monks in Luang Prabang or Mandalay; and for tribal culture visit ethnically diverse in Laos.
Vietnam is located in a sub tropical climatic zone and as a result generally experiences a warm climate all year round. Planning a Vietnam holidays from South Africa is almost possible all year round due to Vietnam’s three different weather patterns with the wet season lasting from April to October in the north and south and from September to December in the centre. The best times to visit Vietnam are in the months of November through to Late March and early April. September, October, April and May are also popular. Less variation in climatic conditions are experienced in Southern Vietnam with Saigon experiencing an annual average temperature of approximately 27 degrees.
Every hotel included in a VietnamesePrivateTours.com itinerary has been specially selected to ensure all customer needs and requirements are met. The hotels, resorts and boutique properties we book for our Vietnam holidays from South Africa range from your standard tourist class properties of 3 stars to the more deluxe four star hotels as well as unique signature stay at luxury high-end hotels in each destination in Vietnam. Each room is equipped with private western facilities, tea making amenities and most rooms are air conditioned. All hotels are situated in or near the city centre so that clients can make the most of their free time by strolling through closely located shopping centres, local markets, bars and restaurants. After a long day of sightseeing you can be guaranteed that you will return to a comfortable bed for a good nights rest!
For overnight junk boat stays in Halong Bay, your accommodation is in a twin berth cabin with private shower and western toilet. For Mekong Delta Home stays your accommodation is in communal and in a traditional Vietnamese house, which may or may not be over the water. Your bedding is an individual camp bed with a mosquito net in a dormitory of up to 10 people. The homestays have showers and western toilets. Learn more about Mekong Delta Tour