Transit Tours in Vietnam: What You Need to Know

Traveling through Vietnam often means connecting through bustling airports in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Instead of waiting for your next flight, why not explore the vibrant culture, history, and cuisine of these iconic cities? Indochina Travel Services (ITS) offers Transit Tours that turn your layover into a memorable adventure. With options that include lunch, dinner, or both, and seamless overnight accommodations, these tours are designed to make the most of your transit time in Vietnam.

What is a Transit Tour?

A Transit Tour is a city tour designed for travelers who have a layover of several hours or an overnight stay between flights. Instead of spending hours at the airport, ITS takes you on a guided journey through the city, allowing you to experience the local culture and sights. Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, food, or shopping, our Transit Tours offer something for everyone.

Transit Tours in Hanoi: Discover the Heart of Vietnam

If your layover is at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, you have a unique opportunity to explore one of Vietnam’s most historic and culturally rich cities. Our Hanoi Transit Tour is tailored to your schedule and interests, ensuring you experience the best the city has to offer.

Itinerary Highlights

Depending on your layover’s duration, here are some highlights of a typical Hanoi Transit Tour:

  • Old Quarter Exploration: Stroll through the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where traditional markets and vibrant street life create a unique atmosphere. You’ll find an array of shops, eateries, and historical landmarks.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple: This iconic location is perfect for a leisurely walk. The lake’s picturesque scenery and the temple’s rich history make it a must-visit spot.
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda: Learn about Vietnam’s history and culture by visiting these landmarks. The Mausoleum is dedicated to the country’s revolutionary leader, while the One Pillar Pagoda is a unique architectural gem.

Dining Experience

Your Hanoi Transit Tour includes a meal, either lunch or dinner, depending on the itinerary. You can enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant, sampling popular dishes like pho or bun cha.

Overnight Stay in Hanoi

If your layover requires an overnight stay, ITS arranges accommodations at Fraser Residence Hanoi. Located at No. 2, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Phu Cuong Ward, Soc Son District, Fraser Residence is just a 5-minute drive from Noi Bai Airport, providing convenient access and comfortable lodging.

Transit Tours in Ho Chi Minh City: Experience the Energy of Saigon

For those transiting through Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, our Transit Tours offer a chance to experience the vibrant energy and unique charm of Saigon. From historic landmarks to bustling markets, there’s plenty to explore.

Itinerary Highlights

Here’s what you can expect from a typical Ho Chi Minh City Transit Tour:

  • Ben Thanh Market: A bustling marketplace where you can find a wide range of goods, from traditional crafts to fresh produce. It’s an excellent place to experience the local culture and do some souvenir shopping.
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica and Saigon Central Post Office: These iconic French colonial-era buildings are located in the heart of the city and are a testament to Saigon’s rich history.
  • Reunification Palace: Visit this historic site to learn about Vietnam’s modern history. The palace played a significant role during the Vietnam War and is a popular tourist attraction.

Dining Experience

Your Ho Chi Minh City Transit Tour includes a meal at a local restaurant, offering you a taste of the city’s culinary delights. Try traditional dishes like banh mi or com tam, and enjoy the vibrant street food scene.

Overnight Stay in Ho Chi Minh City

If you need to stay overnight, ITS arranges accommodations at Muong Thanh Luxury Saigon Hotel. Located at No. 261C Nguyen Van Troi Street, Phu Nhuan District, this hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat Airport, providing comfort and convenience.


Indochina Travel Services’ Transit Tours are designed to turn your layover into an opportunity to explore Vietnam’s vibrant cities. Whether you’re in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, our Transit Tours offer a unique blend of culture, history, and cuisine. With seamless logistics and comfortable accommodations, you’ll experience the best of Vietnam without the stress of airport waiting. Contact us today to learn more about our Transit Tours and how we can make your layover an unforgettable experience.


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