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Embark on a journey of discovery and dive into the mysteries of Vietnam on this fascinating twelve-day tour. Remarkably exotic and utterly intriguing, this land of gorgeous nature, rich culture and tantalising flavours is well worth exploring.
- 10 nights in boutique accommodation, 1 night on an overnight cruise
- Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
- Tours by air-conditioned vehicle
- Internal flights
- Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
- Walking tour of Hanoi
- Papier-mâché mask making in Hanoi
- Street food tour in Hanoi
- Vietnamese cooking class and demonstration
- Guided tour in Hoi An
- Food tour in Hoi An
- Build coloured silk lanterns in Hoi An
- Guided tour in Ho Chi Minh City
- Street food tour in Ho Chi Minh City
- Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance included to: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hue’s royal tombs, Imperial Palace and Minh Mang Tomb, Cham Museum, Saigon Opera House show, War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels
Meet a traditional papier-mâché mask-making family in Hanoi’s Old Quarters and make your own mask
Taste the world’s best street food on an evening walk through the old winding streets of Hanoi
Meet with local families and learn about their way of life, sampling authentic home-cooked meals
Day 1: Hanoi
Meet the rest of the group in Hanoi and enjoy an evening of Vietnamese cuisine together.
Day 2: Hanoi
Today, your guide will lead you through Hanoi, where you’ll see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh
This morning, we travel to the beautiful Ninh Binh Province. We’ll take a short boat trip through the Van Long Nature Reserve, which is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and rolling jungle hills.
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay
Today, we journey through lush rural scenery to Halong Bay where we board a traditional paddle steamer for an overnight cruise.
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hue
After breakfast on board, the morning is yours to relax and explore. Later, we’ll catch a flight to the imperial city of Hue.
Day 6: Hue
After a free morning we’ll explore Hue’s famous royal tombs and the illustrious examples of grand dynasties past: the garden houses. Before lunch we’ll take a boat trip on the Perfume River and visit the tombs of Emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang.
Day 7: Hue - Hoi An
After a visit to the Cham Museum, we make our way along the Han Vai Pass on our way to Hoi An. This afternoon, we’ll take a walking tour before hopping on a boat trip along the Thu Bồn River.
Day 8: Hoi An
It’s time to put your skills to the test as we learn the craft of coloured silk lanterns at the Lifestart Foundation, a local social enterprise.
Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
Relax this morning before we fly to Ho Chi Minh City. After heading to the magnificent Opera House to see the spectacular A O Show – a fusion of Vietnamese culture and performance art – we’ll end the day with a culinary feast.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
Today’s journey begins with a ride to Cho Lon Chinatown, where we’ll hop on board a cyclo to take in the Cha Tam Church and the Chua Ong Pagoda.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City
Today we embark on a journey to the Cu Chi tunnels: a strategic operation base during the Vietnam War. After, we meet in the evening in Ho Chi Minh City for a final street eats adventure.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City
The tour ends today with free time to explore the city by yourself.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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