From the boisterous energy of Saigon to the tranquil islands of Halong Bay, discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. An insight into traditional Vietnamese life, Hoi An's antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you, and the drive from Hue through the lush agriculture and stunning coastal vistas of provincial Vietnam is breathtaking. Appreciate the comfort and convenience of flights between major centres, leaving you more time to experience this joyus destination.
Itinerary - 10 days
Days 1-3 - Saigon and Mekong Delta.
Wander along the city's historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and stop to explore the Runification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Gain insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people as you investigate the amazing Cu Chi tunnels, and wind along the canals of the Mekong Delta sampling fruit from the local orchards.
Days 4-6 - Hue and Hoi An
Delve into the ancient Citadel and elaborate emperors tomb and tranquil Thien Mu Pagoda. At the spiritual fountain, meet the deaf and mute workers as they guide you to make your own souvenir. Hoi An boasts traditional house and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge. Enjoy some free time or enhance your culinary skills with an optional cooking class.
Days 7 -10 - Halong Bay and Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi and then relax as you watch farmers working the land on the drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the freshest seafood while you cruise amongst the thousands of limestone islands. On your return to Hanoi, a delightful water puppet performance awaits. Learn all about the life and legend of 'Uncle Ho' at his former home and mausoleum, and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and 'Hanoi Hilton' prison.
9 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily and 2 lunches
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Small group touring
Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
Local English-Speaking guides
Prices from £1799
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