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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)Day 2: Hanoi
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Mövenpick Hotel for 2 nights. (D)Day 3: Hanoi
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)Day 4: Cruise on Lan Ha Bay
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)Day 5: Fly to Hoi An
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)Day 6: Hoi An
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 7: Hoi An
Day at leisure. Optional classes at the Red Bridge cooking school (payable locally). (B)Day 8: Danang • Hue
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)Day 9: Hué
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)Day 10: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the Grand Hotel for a 3-night stay. (B)Day 11: Mekong delta
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)Day 12: Cu Chi tunnels
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)Days 13-14: Fly to London
Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport then fly direct to London, arriving the following day. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum
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.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation. Prices are based on the standard room / cabin category, unless otherwise stated.Single supplement
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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