PHILIPPINES TO HANOI AND/OR HO CHI MINH (VIETNAM) TRAVEL. Green Earth Tours and Travel arranges trips from Manila to Ho Chi Minh or Manila to Hanoi. From the Philippines to Vietnam, we have a wide array of travel and tour packages to suit your preference.
If you want to immerse in Vietnam’s history, go for Hanoi. If you want a more city vibe while in Vietnam, go for Ho Chi Minh. If you have a lot of time to spare, why not do both? We can arrange trips whereby you enter Vietnam from Manila via Ho Chi Minh and exit via Hanoi (or the other way around).
We’ve long been fascinated by Pho’s and Vietnamese Spring Rolls in the Philippines. This time, try the authentic local eats during your trip. We’re excited to show you around your trip to Vietnam. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and bookings.
BOOK OUR 3D2N AND 4D3N TOUR PACKAGES TO HANOI, VIETNAM
Affordable and hassle-free travel packages to Hanoi, Vietnam right at your fingertips. Here are some hotels we suggest you consider when visiting Hanoi. Consult with us as to which is most ideal given your preferred itinerary while in Hanoi:
|HANOI, VIETNAM HOTEL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS|
|2* Hanoi Hotel||3* Hanoi Hotel||4* and 5* Hanoi Hotel|
|Prince Hanoi Hotel||La Belle Vie||May de Ville|
|Hanoi Holiday Hotel||LeCarNot||Chalcedony Hanoi Hotel|
|Hanoi Capital Hotel||Eastin Easy GTC||Sunway Hanoi Hotel|
|Allura Hotel||Hanoi Plaza Hotel||Sheraton Hanoi Hotel|
|Hanoi Royal View Hotel||Hanoi Queen Plaza||Melia Hanoi Hotel|
|Hanoi Lake View Hotel||Hoa Binh Palace Hotel||Sofitel Metropole|
The list of Hanoi hotels above is not exhaustive. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have a preferred place to stay in Hanoi, Vietnam. We will do our best to give you the best possible arrangements.
HANOI (VIETNAM) TOUR PACKAGES FROM MANILA OR CEBU
Tour Package Option 1 #1
3D/2N HANOI WITH CITY TOUR
Day 1 – Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, our representative will meet you and assist you for transfers to hotel for check-in. Noi Bai is the largest airport in northern Vietnam, and is 45 kilometers away from downtown Hanoi. Standard check-in time at 1400H. Free-and-easy for the day. Overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to short sightseeing tour around Hanoi City covering Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum where you can enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Just next door is the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the unique One Pillar Pagoda. Built in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol of Hanoi. Proceed to visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a revealing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Transfer back to hotel when finish. Free at leisure after that
Day 3 – End of Hanoi Tour. Check-out hotel at 1200H. We will bring you from your hotel to Noi Bai for your flight back to the Philippines.
OPTIONAL TOURS IN HANOI (VIETNAM)
For those of you with a lot of time in your hands, you may want to consider availing of any of the optional tours in Hanoi.
Optional Tour # 1
HA LONG BAY DAY TOUR
After breakfast, pick up at hotel in Hanoi City, transfer to Ha Long Bay (3, 5-4 hours), take 4 hours relaxing boat trip to visit Ha Long Bay, Paradise Grotto, Wooden Steak Cave. Lunch will be served on boat. Transfer back to Hanoi city’s hotel. End of tour.
Ha Long Bay Day Tour Inclusions: Transportation, Entrance fee, 4-hour boat trip, One lunch, Chinese or English guide
Optional Tour # 2
HANOI (FULL DAY CITY)
After breakfast, pick up at hotel then transfer to visit the Literature Pagoda, HCM Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Uncle Ho’s Stilt House. After lunch, continue to visit Restored Sword Lake, 36 Old Quarter, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Back to hotel. End of tour.
Ha Noi Full Day City Tour Inclusions: Transportation, Entrance Fee, One lunch, Chinese or English guide
Optional Tour # 3
HANOI COOKING CLASS TOUR
Learn the art of cooking the Vietnamese Pho (rice noodle) and Nem (spring roll) with Madame Anh Tuyet, one of Hanoi’s famous chefs. Chef Anh’s restaurant is located in old quarter Hanoi. The tour includes a trip to the market, where guests will be introduced to the various ingredients that make Vietnamese cuisine unique. The highlight would be the cooking demonstration wherein guests can actively participate in the activities. A traditional lunch is served after the demo. The trip is capped off with a walking tour around the streets of Hanoi to visit some temples and pagodas.
Hanoi Cooking Class Tour Inclusions: Transportation either by private car or by cyclo, tour guide, permits and fees, lunch
Optional Tour # 4
HANOI ART TOUR
Artsy-fartsy people would relish this tour as it affords participants a chance to visit the biggest art galleries in the city and get to interact with famous local artists like Pham Luc, Mai Hien and Bui Duc. The first stop of the Hanoi Art Tour is at the Museum of National Fine Arts. After visiting the artists in their homes or studios, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The Tour ends with visits to art galleries like Viet Fine arts, Green Palm, Apricot or Thang Long.
Hanoi Art Tour Inclusions: Transportation either by private car or by cyclo, tour guide, permits and fees, lunch
BOOK OUR 3D2N AND 4D2N TOUR PACKAGES TO HO CHI MINH
Ho Chi Minh City is abbreviated as HCMC and was formerly known as Saigon. Compared to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh is the more cosmopolitan city, with bustling commerce during the day and a vibrant club scene during the night. Whatever it is you want to do while in Ho Chi Minh, make sure you book good and affordable hotel deals; something which Green Earth Tours and Travel can give you:
|HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM HOTEL OPTIONS|
|3* HCMC Hotel||4* HCMC Hotel||5* HCMC Hotel|
|The Spring Hotel||New Pacific Hotel||Windsor Plaza Hotel|
|Xuan Loc Hotel||Ramanda Saigon Hotel||Moevenpick Saigon HOtel|
|Saigon Mini Hotel||Grand Silverland Hotel||Sedona Saigon|
|Empress Hotel Saigon||Park Royal Saigon Hotel||Sheraton Saigon Hotel|
|Lavender Hotel||Norfolk Hotel||Park Hyatt Saigon|
|Catina Saigon Hotel||Golden Central Saigon||Majestic Saigon Hotel|
The list of Ho Chi Minh hotels above is not exhaustive. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a preferred place to stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. We will do our best to give you the best possible arrangements.
HO CHI MINH (VIETNAM) TOUR PACKAGES FROM MANILA OR CEBU
TOUR PACKAGE OPTION #1
3D/2N HO CHI MINH WITH CITY TOUR
Day 1 – Meet and greet upon arrival at the Tan Son Nhat Airport. An airport representative will assit you in getting to your transport from airport to your preferred hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Standard check-in time is at 1400H. It’s a free-and-easy day for you. Have a leisurely time around Ho Chi Minh and sample local Vietnamese fare.
Day 2 – After breakfast at hotel, start sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City by visiting the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some French colonial structures including: Notre Dame Cathedral (known as the Church of the Immaculate Concepcion and established by the French); the Old Central Post Office and People’s Committee Hall. Proceed to visit the War Museum (which features war remnants and memorabilia during the Vietnam War) and the Famous Lacquer Ware Factory. Transfer back to hotel after tour. Free at leisure after that.
Day 3 – End of Ho Chi Minh visit. Check-out is at 1200H. Free-and-easy until pick-up time from hotel to Tan Son Nhat.
OPTIONAL TOURS IN HO CHI MINH (VIETNAM)
For those of you with a lot of time in your hands, you may want to consider availing of any of the optional tours in Ho Chi Minh.
Optional Tour # 1
CU CHI TUNNELS AND CAO DAI TEMPLE TOUR
The Cu Chi Tunnels Tour is one of the most popular day tours in Ho Chi Minh. It takes you a step back into time, specifically during the American War, where the villages in the Cu Chi area had a substantial presence of Viet Cong guerrillas who dug these famous tunnels to keep out of harm’s way. The tour ends with a visit to the Cao Dai Temple, some 30 kilometers away from the Cu Chi Tunnels for you to appreciate a Vietnamese religious movement incorporating Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Catholicism. Lunch will be served in the town of Tay Ninh.
Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Tour Inclusions: Private air-conditioned Vehicle for returns, English speaking Tour Guide escorted from Saigon, Lunch at local restaurant, relevant permits and fees
Optional Tour # 2
MEKONG DELTA (MY THO) DAY TOUR
The Mekong Delta is known as Vietnam’s Largest Rice Bowl. During the Mekong Delta Tour, guests will navigate through the various canals of the Mekong Delta. Guests can appreciate the local lifestyle in the Mekong region up close as the tour affords participants to visit local industries and stroll around orchards to taste different kinds of fruits in season. Other highlights would be a visit to Unicorn Island as well as the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda. Lunch will be served during tour before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Mekong Delta Day Tour Inclusions: Private air-conditioned Vehicle for returns, English speaking Tour Guide escorted from Saigon, Lunch at local restaurant, relevant permits and fees
Optional Tour # 3
VUNG TAO SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Drive to Vung Tau, a beautiful seaside town some 165km away from Ho Chi Minh. During your trip from the city, witness immense rubber, cashsew nut plantation and scenic rice fields. On arrival Vung Tau, visit Niet Ban Tinh Xa (also known as the Pagoda of the Lying Buddha), Nirvana Meditation Retreat and Thich Ca Phat Dai (a notable Theravada Buddhist Temple), Buddhist Shrine, French-built Light House. Lunch is served at local restaurant before driving back Saigon.
FLIGHTS FROM PHILIPPINES TO VIETNAM
Flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam take 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately. There are daily flights to Ho Chi Minh from Manila, covered by two of the Philippines’ largest airlines, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific.
Flights from Manila to Hanoi, Vietnam
Flights from Manila to Hanoi, Vietnam take 2 hours approximately. There 3 flights a week to Hanoi from Manila, covered by Cebu Pacifc Air.
FAQ: Can you enter via Hanoi and Exit via Ho Chi Minh? (or vice versa?)
Yes, you can. If you have a lot of time to spare for your Vietnam Vacation, you can actually enter via Hanoi from Manila and then exit via Ho Chi Minh (or the other way around. Talk to us and we can discuss how you can maximize your stay while in Vietnam. We arrange Vietnam Packages with Airfare and can definitely provide land arrangements around Vietnam as well through our competent travel partners.
TIPS FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO VIETNAM
Travel Tip # 1: The official currency of Vietnam is called the Dong. While the US Dollar is also widely accepted, it is best to convert some of your Philippine Peso to Vietnam Dong for convenience, especially if you want to get around by local transport or shop in little stalls whose owners prefer that you pay in the local currency.
Travel Tip #2: Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam. When traveling from the Philippines to Vietnam, it is best that you learn a few basic phrases to make it easier to get around and do your shopping or buy your next meal. That said, there is a portion of the population which also speaks English, French and Japanese.
Travel Tip # 3: A visitor to Vietnam can easily see that mopeds are the most popular mode of transportation. If you feel touristy, you can try riding the Cyclo, which is a card paddled by a driver as you just sit back and relax. This looks like a cross between a rickshaw and our local tri-sikad. For our tours, we use private transportation, but there are also some which use the cyclo, so you can get to experience Vietnam in a different way.
Travel Tip # 4: Do yourself a favour—you’ve travelled all the way from Manila to Vietnam so please skip the regular fast food chains when in Vietnam and discover the wonders of local cuisine. Pho would be most famous, which is a simple yet hearty broth with noodles and meat. One little secret though—coffee in Vietnam is oh so good! Bring home a pack of beans when you return to the Philippines. Better yet, try their Ca phe trung, or the Vietnamese Egg Coffee. Non-coffee lovers will wonder why they are non-coffee lovers in the first place.
Travel Tip # 5: Vietnam can be a good jump off point to other countries in the region. If going from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is not enough, consider our other travel packages which include multi-country visits covering any of the following: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia. For these travel packages, ensure you have at least 6 full days to spare or more. We will customize your itinerary to fit your flight to and from the Philippines.