Group Tour 12 days from £1298 per person

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  Places Visited: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

On this introductory group tour of Vietnam, one of Southeast Asia’s most diverse and enjoyable countries, you will start in Hanoi, the capital city, and explore buildings and shaded boulevards redolent of its French colonial past. Visit scenic Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site, and spend the night on a traditional junk boat.

Travel south to the historic cities of Hue and Hoi An to see their charming old towns, pagodas and merchant homes, colourful market stalls brimming with local specialities. Ho Chi Minh City is the last stop. Take a full day tour of the main sights and visit the Mekong Delta with beautiful riverside landscapes before travelling home.

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Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 4-16 people
  • Internal Travel Arrival and departure transfers, internal travel by road and air
  • Accompanying Guide English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
  • Accommodation 11 nights
  • Meal Plan Breakfast daily, lunch on day 3, dinner on day 3

 

Itinerary for Vietnam Experience

Day 1
Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to the Ann hotel or similar for two nights.

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Day 2
Hanoi

Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university, established in the 11th century. Visit the Ngoc Son temple, on the Hoan Kiem Lake. Later take a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter to glimpse the bustling local life. In the evening enjoy a Water Puppet show.

Day 3
Hanoi, Halong Bay

A morning drive to the World Heritage Site, Halong Bay. Board the Halong Sails or similar for an overnight cruise. As you set sail into the bay, pass limestone islands and visit Sung Sot cave. Enjoy trekking and swimming at Titov island.

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Day 4
Halong Bay, Hue

Visit Luon cave in the morning, disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Stop at a pottery village and enjoy some snacks and tea. Take the evening flight to Hue and check in to Eldora Hotel or similar for two nights.

Day 5
Hue

Visit the Imperial tombs of Tu Duc, the longest reigning Vietnamese Emperor, and Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. The afternoon sightseeing includes a tour of the Old Imperial City, which is modelled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. Also visit the Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a boat back to the hotel on the Perfume River.

Day 6
Hue, Hoi An

In the morning drive to Danang (3-4 hours), crossing the picturesque Hai Van pass. Also have the chance to visit the Cham Museum which houses the finest examples of Cham art, reflecting 1,000 years of Hindu influence in Vietnam. Continue the drive south to Hoi An, past the Marble Mountains and numerous villages, before checking in at Hoi An Silk Village Resort or similar for three nights.

Day 7
Hoi An

Enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An in the morning. The buildings and street plan of this formerly prosperous trading post are a mix of local and colonial influence, recognised today as a World Heritage site. The afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise in the evening.

Day 8
Hoi An

Day at leisure. Optional excursions: Cooking class. Farming experience. My Son visit.

Day 9
Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Fly from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest of the Vietnamese cities. Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, outside the city. Stay at the Saigon Prince Hotel for three nights.

Day 10
Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Chinatown. In the afternoon take a city tour to see the former Presidential Palace now known as the Reunification Hall, the War Museum and the Notre Dame cathedral.

Day 11
Ho Chi Minh City

A full day out tour to the Mekong Delta. Tour the Cai Be floating market and explore the smaller waterways and canals by local boat. Later visit the orchards and local cottage industries.

Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Group Tour 12 days from £1298 per person


What's included


✓   11 nights accommodation
✓   Arrival and departure transfers, internal travel by road and air
✓   English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
✓   Breakfast daily, lunch on day 3, dinner on day 3
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary

Holiday Extensions for this tour

Vietnam Experience - Temples of Angkor Wat

4 days, 3 nights from £525 per person

Single supplement £ 95 per person
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Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap

Fly to Siem Reap late this morning and check in for three nights at the Lotus Blanc Resort. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centre piece, the Bayon temple.

Day 13
Siem Reap

Visit the Ta Phrom temple and Banteay Srei temple, one of Angkor’s most significant structures built in the 10th century. In the afternoon see the well preserved carvings at Angkor Wat. Witness the spectacular sunset in the countryside.

Day 14
Siem Reap

Day at leisure to explore Siem Reap on your own. Optional excursions: Tonle Sap Village and Lake. Dinner with show at The Smile of Angkor

Day 15
Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2019/2020 tour prices for Vietnam Experience

DEPARTURE DATE PRICE PER PERSON SINGLE ROOM supplement AVAILABILITY
Sat 23 Mar 2019 £1298 £389 Please call us
Sat 06 Apr 2019 £1298 £389 Please call us
Sat 16 Nov 2019 £1395 £395 Good
Sat 11 Jan 2020 £1395 £395 Good
Sat 08 Feb 2020 £1395 £395 Good
Sat 22 Feb 2020 £1395 £395 Good
Sat 14 Mar 2020 £1395 £395 Good
Sat 11 Apr 2020 £1395 £395 Good

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