8 Days / 7 Nights
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1

Explore Historic Monuments

Vietnam’s history is so rich and traces back thousands of years. You’ll visit the Temple of Literature, the Reunification Palace and so much more.

2

Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta

Essential to any trip to Vietnam. An overnight cruise through the limestone karsts of Halong Bay and seeing the river life on the Mighty Mekong.

3

Discover their Culture

Learn about Vietnamese traditions and see their way of life in the cities, countryside and on the rivers.

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D1

Arrive in Hanoi

You’ll be met on arrival by your guide and driven to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure so if time is on your side, this is a great time to go and wander the streets of the Old Quarter

D2

Hanoi Highlights including the Water Puppet Show

Visit the Temple of Literature, a university for royalty and the One Pillar Pagoda, both established almost 1000 years ago. Then on to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum from the outside, and his basic house on stilts where he lived during the American war. Note the mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays and from October – November.

The highly acclaimed Vietnam Woman’s Museum is next on the list. As unusual as it sounds, it offers an insight into the role of women in their society and comes highly rated on Tripadvisor.

Walk through the streets of the Old Quarter, the Hang Be Market and Hoan Kiem Lake finishing up with a traditional Water Puppet Show, a unique and fascinating art form depictign scenes from rural life.

D3

Halong Bay

Following breakfast leave Hanoi for a 4 hour drive to Halong Bay to board your boat for the overnight trip. Lunch is served onboard while cruising into the bay. Fill the afternoon with excursions to some of the limestone islands and optional activities or just relax onboard. Dinner is served onboard as the boat sets anchor for the evening.

Overnight onboard your boat

D4

Sunrise in the Bay and Sunset in Hoi An

Get up early to watch the sunrise and the changing colours of the islands. Breakfast is served while the boat cruises back to the pier. Travel back to Hanoi for your onward flight to Danang.

On arrival you’ll be met by your local guide and driven to the picturesque riverside town of Hoi An.

D5

Walking the Old Streets

Begin the day with a walking tour of the ancient town centre. The riverside market here is fascinating, very local and very fishy! Visit former merchant’s homes and the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy the cafes and river life or rent a bicycle and head to the beach for a swim in the sea.

D6

Onwards to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Transfer to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the War Remnants Museum, a graphic display of the American war here, or you could opt for the History Museum (closed Mondays) or the former Presidential Palace instead. Your guide will walk you through the streets of District 1, the historic district of the city where French architecture is sure to impress.

D7

The Mighty Mekong

A 2 hour drive south from the city will bring you to the colourful delta town of Cai Be where you’ll board a boat for a day’s cruising through the Mekong. You’ll pass through a small floating market and see an astonishing amount of goings-on in the day to day lives of those who work and live on the river.

Lunch will be a local Mekong style specialty. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.

D8

Chinatown, Ben Thanh Market and Departure

A morning tour to explore another side of the city. Head to the Chinatown district of Cholon to discover the markets, shops and pagodas. Visit FITO museum with its amazing collection of traditional Vietnamese medicines then on to Ben Thanh Market, the largest market in the city.

Check out at 12noon and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Meals Included

Includes breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
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Included

  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • An English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
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Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Personal expenses

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Moderate Accommodation

City Accommodation Type
Hanoi La Belle Vie Deluxe
Halong Bai Tho Junk Cabin
Hoi An Royal Riverside Deluxe Waterfront
Ho Chi Minh Silverland Yen Deluxe

Superior Accommodation

City Accommodation Type
Hanoi The Lapis Superior
Halong Indochina Sails Superior
Hoi An Almanity Hoi An My Mind Town View
Ho Chi Minh Alagon D’Antique Deluxe Window

Deluxe Accommodation

City Accommodation Type
Hanoi Melia Hanoi Deluxe
Halong Paradise Luxury Deluxe
Hoi An Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh Sofitel Plaza Saigon Superior

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