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 the
magnificent landscapes of Halong Bay,
including a night on a traditional junk
boat, are all included in this superb tour
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Overnight flight from London to Hanoi, via Hong
Kong, with Cathay Pacific. (N)
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Mövenpick
Hotel 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 Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa. (B, L)
Morning tour of the ruined temple of My Son.
Lunch at Streets International restaurant, a social enterprise initiative with the purpose to
develop and operate 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 Hué, visiting the
Museum of Cham Sculpture en route. Afternoon
visit to the tombs of the Nguyén emperors Tu
Duc and Khai Dinh. Stay at the Imperial Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L)
Morning cyclo ride to the Citadel and the Purple
Forbidden City, then cruise to the Thien Mu
pagoda. After lunch, visit the Dong Ba market,
then continue to Kim garden to see a martial
arts performance. Dinner at a restored royal
home of the Nguyén dynasty. (B, L, D)
Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer
to the Hotel Renaissance Riverside 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 the Bamboo Canal
and sampan ride along the smaller creeks. (B, L)
After breakfast, drive through southern
Vietnamese countryside and visit the Cu Chi
tunnels. Rest of the day at leisure. Farewell
dinner. (B, D)
Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly
overnight to London. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
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.
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6786
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bhaya Cruises, the parent company of Au Co, also offers a range of 1- and 2-night cruises available in its Classic fleet. For a more private experience, the Legend fleet of 8 vessels offers 1 junk with one cabin, 2 junks with two cabins, 4 junks with three cabins, and 1 junk with four cabins, all providing personalised services, excursions and...
The Imperial Hotel has a central location in Hue overlooking the Perfume river, less than 2km to the Citadel and 5km to the Thien Mu pagoda. At 16 storeys, the Imperial Hotel is the tallest building in Hue, making its rooftop terrace an ideal place for a drink with panoramic views.
Features: 195 rooms, 3 restaurants, pool, bar, gym, spa, Wi-Fi, rooftop terrace.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, minibar; tea & coffee...
The Mövenpick Hotel in Hanoi has a superb location in the heart of Hanoi's central business district, only minutes from the old quarter. Accommodation is in 154 well-appointed rooms and suites, with a stylish, contemporary design. Rooms are equipped with an LCD flatscreen television, minibar, safe, tea / coffee making facilities and internet access, with en suite bathrooms featuring a magnifying mirror and rainforest shower. Hotel facilities include the Mangosteen, a buffet-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a creative à la carte menu, and the Lounge 83 bar has a wide selection of martinis, cocktails and wines from the hotel...
The resort is located on Cua Dai Beach. Set in 5 hectares of unspoilt tropical garden, it is landscaped with palm and coconut trees and is arranged in complexes of bungalows. The rooms at the Palm Garden Resort are beautifully decorated with carefully chosen Vietnamese products of silk, wood and natural ceramics. The property features a fitness centre, a swimming pool, 2 bars and several restaurants including the Terrace Café which is an open-air restaurant where guests can enjoy a large selection of Asian and International...
The Renaissance Riverside Hotel is conveniently located in central Saigon with views of the Saigon river. All 329 rooms and 20 suites have air conditioning, safety deposit boxes, coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, international cable television and a minibar. The hotel has a swimming pool and other recreational facilities including a health club, squash and tennis...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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SPV2016: 11 Nights
Excellent holiday in all respects - well done Cox & Kings! 10 out of 10. Can thoroughly recommend as a place to visit.Mr Karl Riechers
We cannot fault any part of the holiday, everything ran as smoothly as it could. The accomodation and the tour guide were excellent and we would dearly love to travel with Cox & Kings again. One of the many highlights were the hotels which were stunning, as well as the trip in Ha Long Bay and the attention to detail. Many thanks for the room upgrades and little extras we received in recognition of our wedding anniversary. Mr and Mrs Keith
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...