Discover the varied sights, sounds and
flavours of this enchanting country,
touring the fascinating cities of Hanoi
and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the
Vietnam war-era Cu Chi tunnels, and
the historic pearls of Hué and Hoi
An. A cruise on the Mekong delta and
through the magnificent landscapes
of Halong Bay, including a night on a
traditional junk boat, are all included in
this superb tour of Vietnam.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Hanoi with
Vietnam Airlines on new state-of-the-art
Dreamliner aircraft. (N)
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Sofitel Legend Metropole for 2 nights.
Welcome dinner at Le Tonkin. (D)
Morning tour of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum†,
the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature,
Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple. Lunch
is at KOTO restaurant, an organisation that
provides vocational training for underprivileged
youth in Vietnam, followed by a visit to
the Museum of Ethnology (subject to local
conditions). Optional evening excursion to a
water puppet show (payable locally). (B, L)
Morning drive to Halong Bay to board a junk
boat (traditional Chinese sailing vessel) and
cruise around the limestone islands. Overnight
on board. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise in Halong Bay. Disembark and
drive to Hanoi airport and fly to Hoi An, one of
Asia’s most enchanting towns. Stay 3 nights at
the Hotel Royal Hoi
An, which is located within walking distance of
Hoi An Ancient Town. (B, L)
Morning tour of the ruined temple of My Son.
Lunch at Streets International restaurant, a
social enterprise initiative with the purpose of
developing sustainable programmes for street
children. In the afternoon, take a walking tour
of the former trading port of Hoi An, which
has historic Chinese, Japanese and European
influences. (B, L)
Day at leisure. Optional classes at the Red
Bridge cooking school (payable locally). (B)
Morning drive over the spectacular Hai Van
Pass (weather permitting) to Hue, visiting the
Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang en route.
Afternoon at leisure. Stay at the La Residence Hué for 2 nights. (B, L)
Morning visit to Hue citadel, which encompasses
the numerous pavilions, temples and courtyards
of the former Imperial City, including the Purple
Forbidden City. Continue to Thien Mu pagoda,
then take a short cruise on the Perfume River
back to the city centre. After lunch, visit the
tombs of the Nguyen emperors Tu Duc and
Khai Dinh. Dinner this evening will be at a
restored royal home of the Nguyen dynasty.
Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer
to the Caravelle Hotel
for a 3-night stay. Afternoon tour of the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame cathedral and
the War Remnants Museum. (B)
Full-day exploration of the Mekong delta,
including a boat trip along smaller creeks. (B, L)
After breakfast, drive through the southern
Vietnamese countryside and visit the Cu Chi
tunnels*. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport then fly
overnight direct to London. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Every year, Ho Chi
Minh’s mausoleum is closed between October
and December for re-embalmment of the body
and can only be visited from outside.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 3930 5233
or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The Caravelle Hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping and nightlife areas on Dong Khoi Street and Lam Son, and overlooks the historical Opera House. The hotel has 311 rooms including eight suites, and includes a rooftop open-air bar with magnificent 360-degree panoramic views of the city. The hotel is composed of two buildings, the original 10-floor Caravelle Hotel, and a new 24-floor tower added in 1998. Other facilities include two restaurants, a swimming pool and health...
The Hotel Royal Hoi An is set on the banks of Thu Bon river, a luxury property that blends historical charm and modernity. There are 119 rooms spread over eight floors, with views of the town or the river. Each room has elegant, modern decor, with a king-sized bed, television, L'Occitane bathroom products, full-sized bathtub, rainshower, and complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel has two restaurants, one serving international, traditional Vietnamese and local Hoi An cuisine while the other offers sushi and yakatori, made from the finest local ingredients. There is also a swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness...
A former governor's residence, La Residence Hue is a beautifully restored colonial building which has been transformed into an art deco boutique hotel. It has a prime location on the banks of the Perfume river, with views of the imperial citadel. Vietnamese and international cuisines are served at Le Parfum restaurant. Guests can relax in the garden, by the pool or at the...
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, formerly the Sofitel Metropole, is a French colonial-style hotel located in the heart of Hanoi. A historic city landmark, the hotel has hosted many illustrious guests, including Charlie Chaplin, who spent his honeymoon here, and the writers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, who both wrote here during their stays. The 364 rooms and suites are spread over two wings: the Metropole wing, which offers the finest heritage accommodation in Hanoi's French quarter, and the new Opera wing, with a neoclassical style, Sofitel MyBeds and high-tech fittings. The Metropole has three of the city's finest restaurants: Le Beaulieu serves French haute cuisine accompanied by a sommelier's fine wine pairings, taste authentic Vietnamese in the Spices Garden, or modern Italian culinary art at Angelina. La Terrasse du Metropole is a Parisian-style cafe while Le Club has...
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VLD2018: 11 Nights
Hanoi is relatively small and runs at quite an unhurried pace for a capital city. Restin...
The ancient town of Hoi An is located 30 km south of Danang on the banks of the Thu Bon...
Set on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue was capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1945...
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asian city of markets, streets...