Discover the best of Vietnam from the Mekong Delta in the south to Halong Bay in the north. Combined with a relaxing stay in the charming UNESCO town of Hoi An and a visit to the bustling cities of Saigon, Hue and Hanoi; this is an excellent two week tour.
Days 1-2 : Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon.
Day 3 : Discover Saigon
Sightseeing today includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. We also visit Ben Thanh Market.
Day 4 : Mekong Delta Cruise
Travel to Ben Tre and cruise on the Mekong River to explore the delta, the Rice Basket of Vietnam. The area’s rich and fertile lands are perfect for growing rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Travel through palm-lined canals on wooden sampans passing stilt houses and fish farms before returning to Saigon.
Day 5 : Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh
Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple, one of the most striking structures in Asia. Return to Saigon.
Day 6 : Journey to Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains.
Day 7 : Walking tour of Hoi An
Enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An and visit one of th e o ldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that buil t it over 200 years ago. Also visit the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Ch inese Pagoda. The afternoon is at leisure to visit the local markets or relax in a riverside café.
Day 8 : Imperial Citadel, Hue
Travel to Hue, the former historic capital of Vietnam d uring t he Ng uyen Dyn asty a nd enjoy a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel, the centrepi ece of the royal e mpire which was extensively dam age d dur ing the Vietnam War. We also visit Thien Mu Pagoda and take a boat trip on the Perfume River.
Day 9 : Royal Tombs, fly to Hanoi
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Later, fly to Hanoi, a charming and richly historic city of lakes, parks an d shaded boulevards, the Paris of the Orient.
Day 10 : Discover Hanoi
Sightseeing today includes a visit to the H o Chi Minh Quarter where you will see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close d Sep-Dec), Stilt House, One Pill ar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening, watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets.
Day 11 : Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, Vietn am’s most iconic att rac tion. Enjoy a seafood me al whilst cruis ing between the nearby island s onboard the traditionally designed Junk Boat. Return to Hanoi later in the day.
Days 12 : Fly Hanoi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
All international airfares
All domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
Entrance fees, guides and daily tours
Visa fees for UK passport holders
Prices are fully inclusive from the UK and based on London Heathrow departures
Regional connections to London Heathrow are available on request
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1,690pp (Saigon – Hanoi)
Single supplement from £260 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
Tipping 2013 payable locally US$70pp
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