Discover the varied sights, sounds and
flavours of Vietnam, touring the fascinating
cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
(Saigon), the Vietnam war-era Cu Chi
tunnels and the historic pearls of Hue and
Hoi An. A cruise on the Mekong delta and
amid the magical landscapes of Halong Bay
are all included.
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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.
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VLD2018: 11 Nights
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The ancient town of Hoi An is located 30 km south of Danang on the banks of the Thu Bon...
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