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Essential Vietnam Tour


  • 6 destinations
  • 9 nights

Enjoy this Vietnam adventure by cruising through the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay, enjoy a sunset boat trip in Hoi An and then tour Ho Chi Minh City. Then escape to Mekong Delta and Float on a sampan through the narrow, tree-lined canals

  • Overnight at the UNESCO Heritage site of Halong Bay
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An
  • Visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Take a cruise along the Mekong River
  • Ideal for couples and curious travellers
  • Places on the Tour

    Each destination is carefully selected to ensure you have the best possible holiday experience.
    • Day 1

      Hanoi – Arrival – Water puppet

      Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to the hotel.
      In the evening, watch a performance of the renowned water puppet theatre, an art whose origins date back over a thousand years.


    • Day 2

      Hanoi – Sightseeing – Halong bay

      Morning visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex containing the former leader’s Mausoleum, elevated house and the One Pillar Pagoda, followed by the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and the bustling Old Quarter. Afternoon drive to Halong for overnight.
      Note: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is closed on Monday, Friday and the period from September to November for annual maintenance.


      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3

      Ha Long Bay – Boat Cruise

      Board a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (weather permitting). Then enjoy an afternoon visit to a grotto before dropping anchor for the night on Ha Long bay.


      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    • Day 4

      Hanoi – Hue (FLIGHT)

      Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before arriving back at the wharf in the early afternoon. Return to Hanoi in time for flight to Hue, stopping enroute at a ceramic factory. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel.


      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5

      Hue – Sightseeing – Danang – Hoi An

      Morning boat cruise on the romantic Perfume River. Visit the elegant Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank and the elaborate tomb of Emperor Tu Duc & the Imperial Citadel. Drive along the coast through emerald-green paddy fields and over the spectacular Hai Van Mountain pass. Visit Danang’s Cham Museum, home to the world’s finest collection of Cham artwork. Transfer to hotel on arrival in the ancient port of Hoi An.


      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6

      Hoi An – Sightseeing

      Embark on a half-day walking tour of this quaint old town visiting ancient merchant’s houses, a Hokkien temple, a 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Afternoon trip to a lantern workshop to learn the techniques involved and then create your own. Finish the day with a sunset boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha pottery village.


      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7

      Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City

      Depart Hoi An for Danang to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, transfer to the hotel where the rest of the day is free.


      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8

      Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Sightseeing

      Drive to the remarkable Cu Chi tunnels outside Ho Chi Minh City. During the war “Viet Cong” guerrillas built this labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and as a base to launch surprise attacks. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day city tour including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple.


      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9

      Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Boat Cruise

      Depart Ho Chi Minh City for the Mekong Delta. At My Tho, take a boat cruise along the river and a short walk to visit a handicraft workshop making products from coconut palms. Experience a horse-drawn cart ride to visit a local house to enjoy tea and taste some of the tropical fruits grown in the region. Float on a sampan through the narrow, tree-lined canals of the Mekong Delta. After lunch, visit a family-run business making coconut candies, before returning to My Tho. Visit the Vinh Trang pagoda if time permits. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by late afternoon.


      Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 10

      Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

      The morning is free before transferring to the airport for your onward flight or why not extend to one of Vietnam's beach resorts.

      Meals included: Breakfast


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