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This tour is designed to show you some of Vietnam's most iconic sights and cities, while also giving you the opportunities to visit some more off the beaten track locations. From the history rich cities of Saigon and Hoi An, to the captivating landscapes of the Mekong Delta and the coast.
- Discover the Mekong Delta
- Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Experience the charming beauty of Hoi An
- Explore the coast at Nha Trang
Day 1-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Discover Saigon
Saigon is both a treasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam towards a brighter future. See Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, both legacies of a colonial past. Spend time at the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish up by browsing for bargains in the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 4: Mekong Delta Cruise
Journey to Vinh Long province to take a cruise on the mighty Mekong. Spend the night in the vibrant Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
Day 5: Floating Markets
Continue your explorations, departing Can Tho to cruise through the Cai Rang Floating Market, where you'll see boats piled high with the colourful produce of the delta. Return to Saigon.
Day 6: Cu Chi Tunnels
This morning, contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels. Transfer to the airport and fly to Nha Trang, Vietnam's beach capital.
Day 7: Na Trang Cruise
Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise around the many little islands off Nha Trang's coast. There'll also be a visit to a local fishing village.
Day 8: Travel to Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to the beautiful UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An.
Day 9: Tra Que Village
Drive out into the countryside to Tra Que. Later, take a walking tour of Hoi An, visiting the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the Reaching Out Arts & Crafts workshop.
Day 10: My Son
Explore the enchanting Cham ruins of My Son. Built in the 4th century, the temples aren’t in perfect condition, but the site is intimate and swallowed up by lush jungle, which adds to the sense of adventure. Return to Hoi An.
Day 11: Perfume River Cruise
Spend the morning at leisure in Hoi An, before travelling the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. On arrival, embark on a scenic cruise of the Perfume River and visit the magnificent Thien Mu Pagoda.
Day 12: Hue’s Imperial Citadel
The river banks outside of Hue are dotted with UNESCO-listed imperial tombs – visit those of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang. Learn the traditional art of 'truc chi' and a workshop before visiting the imposing Imperial Citadel, and Forbidden Purple City.
Day 13: Fly to Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi. Start exploring with a visit to the Confucian Temple of Literature and a thrilling cyclo tour of the Old Quarter's atmospheric tangle of streets. Stop off for a 'ca phe trung' or egg coffee, a Hanoi speciality.
Day 14: Discover Hanoi
Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll pass Ho Chi Minh’s monumental mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House. Also, visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Museum of Ethnology. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 15: Duong Lam Traditional village
Duong Lam is well known for its wonderfully preserved historic houses. Visit Mia Pagoda and observe the daily life of the locals in traditional village surroundings. Enjoy lunch at the home of a local family before returning to Hanoi. In the evening see a performance of the famous water puppets
Days 16-17: Halong Bay Cruise
Spend the day cruising amongst spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters. You'll even explore one of the bay's many caves. Spend a night onboard before returning to Hanoi the next day. On your last evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.
Day 18: Fly Hanoi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day
You'll spend the duration of your tour in 4* accommodation
- All international airfares
- All meals
- All accommodation
- all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
- entrance fees, guides and daily tours
- Based on London Heathrow departures
- Flight upgrades available on request
All tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Please note, prices listed are guide prices only 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.
See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On our classic tours we take care of everything, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.
The maximum number of people per group for this tour is 28.
This tour has a physical rating of 1. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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