Vietnam, Air, Tours, 6 Nights, From $1,999

Spend a week exploring Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with this travel package to Vietnam that includes extensive tours in both cities.

By , Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012, 1:00 PM

Incense outside the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visit the Jade Pagoda during your guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City with this travel deal to Vietnam that also gives you time in Hanoi.


The Real Deal Vacation package to Vietnam includes airfare from L.A. to Ho Chi Minh City, with a return trip from Hanoi, on China Airlines; flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and all ground transportation within the country; three nights in Ho Chi Minh City at the New World Hotel Saigon; three nights at the Hotel Nikko Hanoi; daily buffet breakfast; an extensive touring program including entrance fees and the services of an English-speaking tour guide; a city tour of Ho Chi Minh City with stops at Reunification Hall, the Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chinatown, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Thien Hau Pagoda, and Binh Tay Market; a city tour of Hanoi with stops at Hoa Loa Prison, the Taoist Quan Thanh Temple, and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Pagoda in Vietnam; a trip to the Museum of Ethnology and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; from $1,999 per person including air and hotel taxes and fees.

When Apr. 14, May 12, 2013 ($1,999).

Gateways L.A. ($1,999).

The Fine Print Package price does not include the $115 Vietnam Visa fee (paid separately). Travelers must obtain a Vietnam visa before departure. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $375. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By Nov. 13, 2012 ($1,899); add $300 for bookings made after Nov. 13, 2012.

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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfares between L.A., Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi starts at $1,004 in mid-March (China Southern). Add to that $277 per person including taxes for three nights at the New World Hotel Saigon, $205 per person including taxes for three nights at the Nikko Hotel Hanoi, and $476 per person for a nonstop flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and you're already spending $1,962 on airfare and accommodation alone. For just $37 more, this travel package gets you airfare, six nights in two Vietnamese cities, and the flight between them, plus several guided tours including entrance fees and the services of an English-speaking guide throughout, daily buffet breakfast, and all taxes and fees.

More Several optional tours are also available including a trip to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels for $55 per person, a Mekong Delta excursion for $85 per person, a cooking lesson with a trip to the local market for $68 per person, a tour of Hanoi by cyclo (three-wheeled carriage) for $50 per person, or an excursion to Ha Long Bay for $150 per person.

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