8 Day Essential Vietnam

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Saturday Departure
Northern Hotel Saigon Ho Chi Minh
Halong Palace Hotel Halong Bay
May De Ville City Centre Hanoi
Wednesday Departure
Northern Hotel Saigon Ho Chi Minh
Halong Palace Hotel Halong Bay
May De Ville City Centre Hanoi

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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi.

Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 3 am on Day 3.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is minimally active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. The pace is moderate, however the majority is over uneven surfaces, stairs and steps.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight: Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Ho Chi Minh
    • 1 night Halong Bay
    • 2 nights Hanoi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Leisure time to enjoy Hoi Chi Minh former Saigon with its magnificent French colonial architecture
  • View the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea during the Halong Bay excursion
  • Time to explore the capital city of Hanoi, a fascinating blend of East and West, at your own pace

Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3.

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is minimally active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. The pace is moderate, however the majority is over uneven surfaces, stairs and steps.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Vietnam
Depart for Vietnam

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Ho Chi Minh
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in Ho Chi Minh
Spend the full day at leisure or, join the optional morning half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. They were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a large rural area near Saigon. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels. In the afternoon, choose to participate in an optional half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which includes the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent Saigon Opera House. From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market - where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city. Early in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and briefing by your Tour Manager. Remainder of the evening is at leisure. Be sure to check out the diversified dining scene in this culinary rich city
Optional: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels (AM)
Optional: Half Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Ho Chi Minh
Today is at leisure to further explore the city on your own or, join the optional full day Mekong Delta River Tour. Today’s journey into the Mekong Delta region will take you along the newly built highway, picturesque countryside and seemingly endless paddy fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, you will board a private motor boat for a fascinating cruise along the river, observing the daily life of local people on the waterways. The tour includes a visit to a coconut factory, handicraft workshop and honey bee farm. You will be introduced to the daily life of the local people, learning about local fruit and plants as well as an opportunity to sample some local tropical fruit in an orchard. The tour ends with a great lunch at a local restaurant by the river bank
Optional: Full Day Mekong Delta River Tour
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Flight to Hanoi, Transfer to Halong Bay
Depart Ho Chi Minh on a flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural center of the country. Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of Vietnam's most celebrated attractions. As you approach, you’ll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating a truly magical scene. Arrive at your hotel in Halong Bay for overnight
Overnight: Halong Bay
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Cruise Halong Bay, Travel to Hanoi
Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites and declared recently as one of the "New Seven Natural Wonders of the World". There are over 3,000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1,000 have their own names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the tranquil bay with lunch served on board. Visit one of the caves and afterwards, travel to Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital and check into your hotel. This city's history is tied to French colonialism - its architecture, cuisine and local culture still bear evidence of the French influence
Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Hanoi
Spend a full day at leisure discovering all of the delights of Hanoi independently, or enjoy an optional half day tour of Hanoi including a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Tonight, join an optionalCyclo Ride & Water Puppet show with dinner. Take a cyclo ride around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Cyclo is a very common mode of transportation in Vietnam. Afterwards, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water. Savor a delightful dinner of Vietnamese delicacies before returning to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Hanoi City Tour (AM)
Optional: Cyclo Ride & Water Puppet Show with Dinner
Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Vietnam
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Vietnam
Depart for Vietnam

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Ho Chi Minh
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Ho Chi Minh
Spend the full day at leisure or, join the optional morning half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. They were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a large rural area near Saigon. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels. In the afternoon, choose to participate in an optional half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which includes the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent Saigon Opera House. From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market - where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city. Early in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and briefing by your Tour Manager. Remainder of the evening is at leisure. Be sure to check out the diversified dining scene in this culinary rich city
Optional: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels (AM)
Optional: Half Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Ho Chi Minh
Today is at leisure to further explore the city on your own or, join the optional full day Mekong Delta River Tour. Today’s journey into the Mekong Delta region will take you along the newly built highway, picturesque countryside and seemingly endless paddy fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, you will board a private motor boat for a fascinating cruise along the river, observing the daily life of local people on the waterways. The tour includes a visit to a coconut factory, handicraft workshop and honey bee farm. You will be introduced to the daily life of the local people, learning about local fruit and plants as well as an opportunity to sample some local tropical fruit in an orchard. The tour ends with a great lunch at a local restaurant by the river bank
Optional: Full Day Mekong Delta River Tour
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Flight to Hanoi, Transfer to Halong Bay
Depart Ho Chi Minh on a flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural center of the country. Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of Vietnam's most celebrated attractions. As you approach, you’ll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating a truly magical scene. Arrive at your hotel in Halong Bay for overnight
Overnight: Halong Bay
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Cruise Halong Bay, Travel to Hanoi
Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites and declared recently as one of the "New Seven Natural Wonders of the World". There are over 3,000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1,000 have their own names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the tranquil bay with lunch served on board. Visit one of the caves and afterwards, travel to Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital and check into your hotel. This city's history is tied to French colonialism - its architecture, cuisine and local culture still bear evidence of the French influence
Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Hanoi
Spend a full day at leisure discovering all of the delights of Hanoi independently, or enjoy an optional half day tour of Hanoi including a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Tonight, join an optionalCyclo Ride & Water Puppet show with dinner. Take a cyclo ride around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Cyclo is a very common mode of transportation in Vietnam. Afterwards, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water. Savor a delightful dinner of Vietnamese delicacies before returning to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Hanoi City Tour (AM)
Optional: Cyclo Ride & Water Puppet Show with Dinner
Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Vietnam
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi tunnels were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a large rural area near Saigon. These tunnels were first used during the French/Vietnamese War (1946-1954) and later used by the Viet Cong as a base of operations during the 1968 Tet offensive. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels. The entire structure was dug out of the rock by hand tools without the use of cement. On this tour, you’ll learn about the tunnels and other aspects of the war. Opportunity for a brief view of life underground as you enter areas that have been enlarged to create easier access for visitors. The majority of the tour will be above the tunnels. Please note: This tour is presented from a Vietnamese perspective, based on past wars with France and the United States. If you are uncomfortable with the expressed point-of-views and prefer not to hear this discussion, then we recommend that you do not participate.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2019 $39.00
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Half Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere. Admire the impressive neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent French colonial façade of Saigon Opera House. From here, head to the lively Ben Thanh Market - where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city with beautifully restored French colonial buildings.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2019 $32.00
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Full Day Mekong Delta River Tour

The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia. It starts from Tibet, running through 5 countries before entering Vietnam and created a great basin via its 9 tributaries. Today’s journey into the Mekong Delta region will take us along the newly built highway, picturesque countryside and seemingly endless paddy fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, you will board a private motor boat for a fascinating cruise along the river, observing the daily life of local people on the waterways. The tour includes a sampan ride through the winding canals, a visit to a coconut factory, handicraft workshop, honey bee farm. You will be introduced to the daily life of the local people, learning about local fruit and plants as well as an opportunity to sample some local tropical fruit in an orchard. The tour ends with a great lunch at a local restaurant by the river bank.
Return to H Chi Minh City by bus.

Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours

Day #4 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $65.00
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Half Day Hanoi City Tour

Begin this half day tour of Hanoi and view Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, West Lake and the Quan Than Pagoda. Continue with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2019 $39.00
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Cyclo Ride & Water Puppet Show with dinner

Take a cyclo ride around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. Witness the daily life of the city as you wind through the narrow streets and alleyways. The Cyclo is a very common mode of transportation in Vietnam. Afterwards, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water. Enjoy a delightful dinner of Vietnamese delicacies before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2019 $55.00
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Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi tunnels were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a large rural area near Saigon. These tunnels were first used during the French/Vietnamese War (1946-1954) and later used by the Viet Cong as a base of operations during the 1968 Tet offensive. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels. The entire structure was dug out of the rock by hand tools without the use of cement. On this tour, you’ll learn about the tunnels and other aspects of the war. Opportunity for a brief view of life underground as you enter areas that have been enlarged to create easier access for visitors. The majority of the tour will be above the tunnels. Please note: This tour is presented from a Vietnamese perspective, based on past wars with France and the United States. If you are uncomfortable with the expressed point-of-views and prefer not to hear this discussion, then we recommend that you do not participate.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2019 $39.00
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Half Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere. Admire the impressive neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent French colonial façade of Saigon Opera House. From here, head to the lively Ben Thanh Market - where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city with beautifully restored French colonial buildings.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2019 $32.00
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Full Day Mekong Delta River Tour

The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia. It starts from Tibet, running through 5 countries before entering Vietnam and created a great basin via its 9 tributaries. Today’s journey into the Mekong Delta region will take us along the newly built highway, picturesque countryside and seemingly endless paddy fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, you will board a private motor boat for a fascinating cruise along the river, observing the daily life of local people on the waterways. The tour includes a sampan ride through the winding canals, a visit to a coconut factory, handicraft workshop, honey bee farm. You will be introduced to the daily life of the local people, learning about local fruit and plants as well as an opportunity to sample some local tropical fruit in an orchard. The tour ends with a great lunch at a local restaurant by the river bank.
Return to H Chi Minh City by bus.

Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours

Day #4 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $65.00
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Half Day Hanoi City Tour

Begin this half day tour of Hanoi and view Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, West Lake and the Quan Than Pagoda. Continue with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2019 $39.00
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Cyclo Ride & Water Puppet Show with dinner

Take a cyclo ride around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. Witness the daily life of the city as you wind through the narrow streets and alleyways. The Cyclo is a very common mode of transportation in Vietnam. Afterwards, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water. Enjoy a delightful dinner of Vietnamese delicacies before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2019 $55.00
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12 Day Classic Vietnam, July 2018
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Our trip was beyond FANTASTIC! We didn't know what to expect when going to Vietnam - it was a magical experience! The country is beautiful, the weather was perfect, and Vuong, our guide, was incredible! We will only travel with Gate 1 Travel in the future - you never disappoint us!

Deborah R. Alpharetta, GA
11 Day Classic Vietnam, May 2018
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We had an absolutely fabulous time. The tour was great and the guide was excellent. He certainly showed us the other side of Vietnam. Hotels were very good and there were no complaints by us at all. We would certainly travel with Gate 1 again.

Janet J. Victoria, AU
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, April 2018
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It was great !!! I enjoyed the most Cambodia, with our tour guide Phany. He did a wonderful excellent job. He was a well mannered professional & down to earth guy. Highly commended !!!!!

Hermelina E. El Paso, TX
27 Day Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam, March 2018
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The trip was wonderful! Your guides did a great job and the trip was well planned and the execution was flawless. We were particularly impressed with our guide for Vietnam. He did a wonderful job of explaining the culture and telling us about his personal experiences in the country. His short name was Kan and he should be highly commended for the excellent job he did. We will definitely be using Gate 1 for future travels.

Nolan B. South Jordan, UT
7 Day Essential Vietnam, March 2018
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We have been super impressed with Gate1's arrangements and the great tour leader in Tuyen! We both enjoyed ourselves immensely and will without a doubt be using you as our travel agents in the future. Thanks again to you and the Gate1 Group for a slick, well organised and really commendable effort!

David N. She Oaks, VIC, AU
12 Day Classic Vietnam, March 2018
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My husband and I had an amazing time! The trip exceeded our expectations and we give much credit to our wonderful guide, Yang, whose knowledge, patience and helpfulness made the trip very enjoyable. The accommodations were excellent and we learned a great deal about Vietnam. We would definitely consider another Gate1 Tour.

Linda H. Oakville, ON, CA
7 Day Essential Vietnam, March 2018
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We had a fantastic time. Everything was well organised and our tour guide, Tuyen was a great tour guide. Will be looking forward to more holidays.

Marianne S. Swan Bay, NSW, AU
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam , February 2018
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Great guide Tran, was always focused on making sure everything worked perfectly. Also a great Itinerary, good food, lots to do and see, you guys do such a great job at Gate1. We will be back soon again. Thank you

Morton K. Vancouver, WA
12 Day Classic Vietnam, February 2018
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We had a great time! It was more than what we expected. Our group was great and our tour manager, Tu was great! He’s a good asset of your company. He’s very informative, caring and organized. Looking forward to more travel deals in the future.

Grace B. El Cerrito, CA
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, January 2018
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Our trip was fabulous! This was our firth Gate 1 tour, and it was the best one yet! The group was spectacular and Tom Pham, our tour guide was truly amazing.

Allyson G. Potomac, MD
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, January 2018
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Our trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia was amazing. We enjoyed every minute, and we're very happy with the Gate 1 services offered.

Anita Z. Montreal, QC, CA
12 Day Classic Vietnam, January 2018
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It was super! Our guide, Hai, was terrific and the scenery and sights were great! Thanks for asking.

Anne J. Haddon Hgts, NJ
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, January 2018
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We absolutely loved the trip and our guide, Voeng, was fantastic. I consider this the best vacation I have ever been on an we learned a lot about their culture.

Dean R. Cpe Girardeau, MO
12 Day Classic Vietnam , January 2018
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It was fabulous, better than my first time to Vietnam in 2006. Weather was great, food was amazing, hotels were wonderful, and we had a superior tour guide, Tho. Learned so much more than expected from him sharing knowledge of his culture, history, places we visited, economics, religion, education, health and social issues. The country has really grown in number of buildings, motor cycles, population, and cost. Many more tourists, including our group of 33, who are experienced travelers and enjoyed Gate 1 frequent times. Many plan to go other places in the future soon, including me.

Sandra J. San Francisco, CA
17 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, January 2018
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Excellent...our guide was especially good and helpful.

Jonathan M. Davis Town, NSW, AU
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, December 2017
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Tuyan was a terrific tour guide. This was my 8th Gate 1 trip and he was the best. Very knowledgeable and engaging. I think he showed some of Vietnam most tourists don't see. Also visiting some of those places I remember hearing about during Vietnam war helped me put some things in perspective. The food and shopping were great too. Especially enjoyed Angkor Wat, Saigon, the tunnels, Hoi An and Hue, but everything was interesting and fun. I went on all the optional tours. We had a good group of travelers too.

Anne M. Crofton, MD
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, December 2017
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Trip was excellent. Tour managers were very competent, knowledgeable of their country history and culture answering any questions we might have. Hotels, restaurants and food served were very good. Optional tours well organized and interesting places to see. As always, Gate 1 offered excellent customer services.

Irma L. San Juan, PR
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, December 2017
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It was fantastic. The Countries we visited, the Tours, food, and especially, the tour guides were outstanding. We will definitely consider Gate 1 for our next trip.

Mike M. Castle Pines, CO
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, December 2017
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Trip to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia was excellent. The tour manager "Ranee" was outstanding, very caring, and helpful during all 18 days trip. She worked closely with local tour guides in Laos and Cambodia and stayed on top if there was any deviation than scheduled tours.

Vikram P. Bloomfield, MI
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam , December 2017
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Vietnam and Cambodia was my best Gate 1 trip ever!!! My tour manager, Tran, and group were fantastic. Angkor War and Halong Bay were the main reasons I booked this trip and they exceeded my expectations.I enjoyed learning the history, interacting with the people and trying the regional dishes of Vietnam and Cambodia. I look forward to booking my next trip with you.

Esther N. Los Angeles, CA
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, December 2017
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My trip was wonderful! All the guides were excellent but I feel like Tran went above and beyond to make sure that everyone had a great experience. (That can't be easy with such a large group!). I would gladly recommend this tour to anyone.

Merry M. Cary, NC
8 Day Essential Vietnam , September 2017
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Our trip was fantastic. To experience the culture and the dynamic of life in Vietnam was truly a life enriching experience. The cities were vibrant and bustling, the outlying village tour was a great gateway into the lives of the common Vietnamese way of life. Halong Bay boat trip and cave adventure was truly amazing. The food was fantastic the accommodations were great and our guide (although a little too politically focused) was very good. I would recommend this trip for anyone who is looking to experience other cultures around the world. The Vietnamese people were very friendly and engaging and eager to share their way of life with us. The host family for the dinner were such great hosts and really gave us an insight into the common family way of life. Overall a great trip and well worth the time, effort and expense.

Geoffrey W. Toledo, OH
8 Day Essential Vietnam , September 2017
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Fantastic, loved, loved, loved it. Tom was a great tour guide and he showed us the real Vietnam. He took care of all our needs and was easy going and funny and also informative. That is exactly why I like Gate1 1 Travel and I always recommend it wherever I go.

Veronica M. Atlanta, GA
12 Day Classic Vietnam , August 2017
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It was great. The guide was very good, the hotels were 1st class, and tours were wonderful.

Calvin H. Columbus, OH
12 Day Classic Vietnam , August 2017
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Absolutely fabulous. Everything went very smooth and Duc was a great tour guide. I have already recommended Gate 1 to all my friends. Looking forward to traveling with you again. Thank you so much.

Cecelia F. S Pasadena, CA
11 Day Classic Vietnam , July 2017
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My third trip to Vietnam but first organised tour. I am so glad I chose Gate 1 Travel. The tour had just the right content. The optional tours were great and there was still time to do your own thing. Dang was my tour guide and he is absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for him. I learnt so much from him. I met some amazing people - most of them had used Gate 1 previously, one group it was their 13th Gate 1 tour. That says so much about your company. I am looking forward to travelling with you again. Well done Gate 1 Travel!

Karen C. Queensland, Australia
11 Day Classic Vietnam , July 2017
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We have been on a number of tours both with Gate 1 and with other tour companies. We have to say this was by far the best trip we have taken, well organised, accommodation was all top end, sight see well-spaced and country specific. We would also like to complement our tour guide Tommy. He went out of his way to make the tour special for everyone and took extra time to ensure everything was perfect for those touring. Thanks for such a wonderful trip, we will definitely be visiting Vietnam and touring with Gate 1 again in the near future.

Ronald L. Mindarie, Australia
12 Day Classic Vietnam , May 2017
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My trip was wonderful and even better than I expected. Tran, our tour guide, was incredible! His knowledge of history was impressive and I learned a lot about S.E. Asia in general and, of course, Vietnam in particular. If I had to rate him on a scale from 1 - 10, he would be a 10, as would Gate 1. The hotels were excellent, the food fabulous and I enjoyed all of the sites. My favorite city was Hue, but all of them were fascinating. Congrats to Gate 1!

Mary D. Phoenix, AZ
12 Day Classic Vietnam, May 2017
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We had a fun time and good experience. We felt safe all throughout our time in Vietnam. All the hotels were very good and the breakfasts were excellent. Most specially, our tour guide (Tuan) was very attentive to our needs and full of important information. We highly recommend this tour as well as using Gate 1 Travel to our friends.

Bernardo F. Anaheim, CA
12 Day Classic Vietnam , April 2017
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What a wonderful trip. Never had rain; sunshine every day. Vietnam is beautiful. I never imagined it would be so exciting. Our tour guide made the whole trip perfect. He was Dang. He made a point to know and understand each individual in the group. He kept referring to us as his family and he was successful. We all felt a part of the tour. Each place we visited offered a different perspective of the country. Fun,fun,fun! I was so pleased that Gate 1 offers this perfect journey.

Priscilla M. Westbrook, CT
11 Day Classic Vietnam , April 2017
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Our trip was great thank you. Everything was so well organised and ran like clockwork and a lot of it was thanks to our tour guide Tho. He was absolutely fantastic and worked with us above and beyond anything we expected. He was amazing and very informative.

Margaret L. NSW, Australia
8 Day Essential Vietnam , April 2017
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We greatly enjoyed our trip to Vietnam with Gate 1. Our guide Vu was so informative and helped us to learn so much about this fascinating country and its history. Thank you!

Heidy H. Palm Springs, CA
12 Day Classic Vietnam , April 2017
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It was a good trip. This was my first experience with Gate 1 and both my husband and myself feel your agency is a more superior company than who we went with before. Really considerate tour director and careful choice of hotels. The only disadvantage is due to currency exchange, we feel prices is a little high especially we are from the west coast. We hope to use your company again down the road.

Cecilia T. British Columbia, Canada
12 Day Classic Vietnam, March 2017
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The Vietnam trip was awesome. The itinerary, the structures, the towns and cities offered excellent opportunities to see how the Vietnamese live and work. This was my second trip to Vietnam and provided many new discoveries. Our trip leader, Cong (goes by Duc), was outstanding in all respects. I have been on many tours with many tour companies and tour guides, but DUC was the best. I would love to take a tour with him again. He is one of a kind. All the logistics and activities--hotels, meals, transportation, sightseeing, etc. were excellent also.

Lester F Jr. Boylston, MA
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam , March 2017
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We had a very good experience on the trip. Very fascinating countries. The tour guides were excellent and our group was wonderful. Cannot ask for more. I will recommend to my friends

Mats P. Woodland Hls, CA
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam , March 2017
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We had a wonderful tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. The tour was superbly organized, we had great food and centrally located hotels. Our tour manager offered many helpful suggestions about local restaurants and attractions. The group dynamics was probably the best I've experienced on any tour. We had a lot of fun and look forward to our next tour with Gate 1.

Lisa S. Walnut Creek, CA
8 Day Essential Vietnam , March 2017
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The trip was excellent. Could not ask for more for the price. Our tour guide, Dang, went out of his way to make the tours more pleasant and interesting. Will definitely recommend Gate 1 to our friends and family and will look to Gate 1 for our next trip to India.

Joseph S. San Francisco, CA
12 Day Classic Vietnam , March 2017
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I can't say enough good things about our trip, Vietnam was a wonderful experience. Our Tour Manager Mr. Trong was top notch, tons of fun, educational, and very easy to talk to. My wife and I love the guy! You will definitely get repeat business with us in the near future and we haven't stopped talking about the trip to our friends and family. Thank you for taking care of us and taking the guess work out of the trip. Looking forward to the next one!

James L Jr. Apo, MH
12 Day Classic Vietnam , February 2017
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It was EXCELLENT. Our guide was Tu. He took the time to explain not only the sights, but the Vietnamese culture and was extremely diplomatic when explaining the differences in culture between the US and Vietnam. He made us feel very comfortable and was there whenever we needed him. This was our first Gate 1 tour, but based on our experience, it won't be the last. Our friend is taking the same tour in April and we hope she has Tu as a guide.

Walter C. Golden, CO
8 Day Essential Vietnam , February 2017
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Excellent! It exceeded all our expectations. Our guide, Dang, did a wonderful job and went far out of his way to accommodate everyone. I can't say enough good things about him. This was our first Gate 1 tour. I will definitely use you guys again in the future.

Jon M. San Jose, CA
12 Day Classic Vietnam, February 2017
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Trip was wonderful. Guide was excellent. Accommodations were great.

Joyce W. Conventry, CT
12 Day Classic Vietnam , February 2017
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One of the best ever. The guide was very knowledgeable about Vietnam and proud of his country. He offered an extra small trip on his own time that was not part of the itinerary. He spent time making sure my wife could keep up with the group. He was often available in the lobby to answer questions. This was my 3rd trip to Vienam and I learned many new facts that I had not known before.

Kerry S. Rescue, CA
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, February 2017
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I had a wonderful trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The services and the tour guides were great and helpful. They all did an excellent job to make our trip interesting, comfortable and safe. Tour guides Buff (Vietnam) and Tok (Thailand) performed good services throughout the journey and I am pleased with their hard work. I will definitely use Gate 1 again in my future travels.

Jenny L. Vancouver, Canada
23 Day Vietnam & Thailand , February 2017
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Trip was very well run. Tour guides Vu in Vietnam & Panya in Thailand both excellent. Saw so much & enjoyed trip very much.

Libby B. New City, NY
19 Day Central Thailand & Vietnam , February 2017
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Trip was fantastic. Very well organized. The tour guides were fantastic. Saw and learned a lot about the countries. In particular enjoyed the group dinners in the country side. Well done Gate 1.

William W. Cotuit, MA
8 Day Essential Vietnam , February 2017
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Vietnam is wonderful, we visited the highlights during the tour. The accommodations, the tours, the details were very well arranged. Thank you again!

Nora S. Budapest, Hungary
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam , January 2017
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Great trip, fascinating cultures! We loved it. Enjoyed our tour guides, especially Sarnuk in Cambodia and Duc in Vietnam. They are very knowledgeable young men who represented their countries very well.

Leslie C. Aiken, SC
12 Day Classic Vietnam , January 2017
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We really enjoyed the trip and hope to return some day. Our guide was knowledgeable and caring about our safety.

Barbara P. Dassel, MN
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam , January 2017
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The trip was AMAZING. Our tour guide Duc in Vietnam is one of the most wonderful people I've ever met. He really understood each and everyone of our needs and personalities. (All 37 of us) He was there for us 24 hours a day. He is kind, patient, caring, flexible and brilliant. He managed every twist and turn of our adventure. I am a professional tour guide in Los Angeles so I know how difficult the job can be. Please pass this note on to the appropriate people so Duc can receive the proper accolades for an EXTRAORDINARY employee. He is truly an asset to Gate 1 Travel!!!!

Nina T. Los Angeles, CA
12 Day Classic Vietnam, January 2017
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Our trip was just awesome!! I just arrived back home today, even though our portion of our trip with you ended on the 14th. I only want you to know how special Yang is. He was our assigned Vietnam guide. What a gentleman. He had a sense of humor, clearly is very smart, has a fabulous way with the people in the group, communicates well, and has developed relationships on the ground where he brings people that make the experience that much more special. If only all guides were his clone. Thanks for providing a great experience. We loved it.

Linda M. Newton, MA

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