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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 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 Mövenpick
Hotel for 2 nights. (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 Indochine. (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 Boutique Hoi An Resort. (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 Pilgrimage
Village 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)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the
Grand Hotel for a 3-night
Full-day exploration of the Mekong delta,
including a boat trip to Cai Be, a sampan ride
exploring the smaller channels and walking in
the countryside. (B, L)
Morning 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. (B)
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.
Each year, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum is closed between
4 September and 4 November for reembalmment
of the body and can only be
viewed from outside.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation. Prices are based on the standard room / cabin
category, unless otherwise stated.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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