A Taste of Vietnam

12 Days NEW ITINERARY

from £2,199 pp

This compact tour of Vietnam offers a glimpse into the country’s main highlights, packaged together with a few days relaxation beside the beach at the end of the trip. In Hanoi see the curious One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Continue to Halong Bay for a memorable cruise among the beautiful limestone peaks before flying to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Here you can see the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels and venture into the lush Mekong Delta to see how the locals live and work. End your tour with some time on the beach at Mui Ne.

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Day 1 UK to Hanoi
Depart the UK on a flight to Hanoi.

Day 2 Arrive Hanoi
Arrival at Hanoi where you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 3 Hanoi City Tour (BLD)
Experience the rich culture of Hanoi, spending time at the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day watching a traditional water puppet show.

Day 4 Hanoi to Halong Bay (BLD)
Journey through the verdant farmlands passing the workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk boat for the overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Stop at the small floating fishing village of Vung Vieng. Optional onboard activities include a cookery class, massage, kayaking or swimming.

Day 5 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
The day starts with Tai Chi on the sundeck, followed by breakfast. Explore the Sung Sot Caves, and enjoy brunch as the boat winds through the spectacular scenery. Disembark at midday and transfer back to Hanoi. Later you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and your hotel.

Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels (BL)
This morning, you will be met and escorted to the Cu Chi Tunnels on the outskirts of the city, and after lunch, experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and the city’s biggest wholesale market in China Town. This evening you may wish to take an optional tour by Vespa around the city to see the wonders of Vietnam by night and perhaps try some street food.

Day 7 Mekong Delta (BL)
After breakfast visit the beautiful countryside of Ben Tre Province and relax on a boat ride, visiting the islands, join the folk music performance and go to see local people making coconut delicacies. After a village lunch, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8 Saigon to Mui Ne (B)
After checking out of your hotel, take a 5-hour transfer by road to Mui Ne (driver only, no guide). Upon arrival, check in to your resort in Mui Ne for four nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Days 9-11 Mui Ne (B)
Days at leisure to relax on the beach or perhaps, try some kite-surfing.

Day 12 Flight to UK (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Tour Name: A Taste of Vietnam

Duration: 12 Days

Price from £2,199 per person

Single supplement from £495

Land only from £1,499

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights in economy class
  • 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees