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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 day cruise through the Mekong delta and an overnight cruise amid the magical landscapes of Halong Bay are both 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 a local restaurant. (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 youths 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)
Cruise today in an area similar to Halong
Bay but with far fewer visitors, known as Lan
Ha Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin. Stay overnight
onboard the Era. (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 Azerai La Résidence Hue 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. (B, D)
Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer
to the Caravelle Hotel
for a 3-night stay. (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. Afternoon city tour with visits to the
Reunification Palace, Notre Dame cathedral, the
War Remnants Museum and a former safe house
used by the Viet Cong. Farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport then fly
direct to London, arriving the following day.
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum is closed between
4 September and 4 November for re-embalmment
of the body and can only be viewed from outside.
tour departures will feature upgraded
Prices are based on the standard room / cabin
category, unless otherwise stated.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
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Hanoi is relatively small and runs at quite an unhurried pace for a capital city. Restin...
Situated in the north-east region of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Tonkin...
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...