Exclusive for solo travellers
With plenty of opportunities to mingle with your fellow travellers and free time for independent exploration, this tour encompasses Vietnam’s highlights as well as taking you to more undiscovered places, like the spectacular Mai Chau valley.
- Explore vibrant Saigon
- Discover the Mekong Delta
- Learn traditional farming techniques in Hoian
- Meet the locals in Mai Chau
- Practice Tai Chi on Halong Bay
- The Quintessence of Tonkin show
- Plenty of chances to mingle with your group
- Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
- All accommodation
- All meals
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers) or Local Guides
- Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
- Comprehensive travel guides
Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest, and most vibrant, city. On arrival at the airport you will be met by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours team and transferred to the hotel.
Day 3: Discover Saigon
This morning, you will meet your fellow travellers and head out as a group to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war.
Day 4: Mekong Delta
We journey to Ben Tre to discover the Mekong Delta. This area is called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruit.
Day 5: Journey to Hoi An
Catching a flight to Danang, we transfer to the wonderfully laidback and charming Hoi An. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 6: Hoi An
This morning, we will share a community experience in the rural village of Tra Que, admiring the gardens of vegetables and herbs, and joining a local family for lunch and a cooking demonstration.
Day 7: Fly to Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital city. This afternoon, we’ll begin our explorations, with visits to the Museum of Ethnology and the gatehouse of the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
Day 8: Explore Hanoi
Return to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter this morning to see Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Confucian monument, the Temple of Literature. We’ll then sit down together to sample traditional Vietnamese egg coffee.
Day 9: Venture to Mai Chau
Travel to Mai Chau, a rural village set in a lush valley, and the home to ethnic minority communities like the White and Black Thai people. We’ll walk amongst the rice paddies this afternoon, visiting hill tribe villages and meeting friendly members of these communities.
Day 10: Back to Hanoi
Your morning is free to relax before travelling back to Hanoi.
Day 11: Halong Bay
The highlight of any trip to Vietnam, today we take to the waters of the incredible Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, we’ll sail lazily amongst the limestone karst peaks, soaking up the views from the deck of your traditional vessel and docking to visit an impressive cave.
Day 12: Quintessence of Tonkin
Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay, and to take part in an invigorating session of Tai Chi on deck. Cruise back to the dock and transfer back to Hanoi. This final evening together will include dinner, where we can reflect on our journey together before sitting down to the visually spectacular 'Quintessence of Tonkin' show.
Day 13: Fly Hanoi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Designed exclusively for customers travelling solo, these tours provide a ready-made group of like-minded travellers to enjoy your holiday with. You will be looked after all the way by an expert guide who will involve you in the group activities discovering the sights and experiencing cultural activities. A room of your own is guaranteed with no supplement to pay.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Groups will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only. 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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