Highlights of Vietnam

Duration

9 days

Guaranteed

2 travellers

Group size

16 travellers

Price

From AUD $ 2,345

WHAT TO EXPECT

Discover the unique history and culture of Hanoi, Vietnam‘s Capital as you walk the busy streets and alleyways of the Old Quarter. Cruise the waters of Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. Take in the stunning scenery and feast on fresh local seafood. Take in the stunning coastal vistas and lush countryside scenery on your drive from Hue to Hoi An. Be charmed by Hoi An, with its antiquated streets and unique insight into traditional Vietnamese life. Explore the Mekong Delta and experience the vibrant scenes and rural villages of Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’.

Itinerary

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival in Hanoi, a transfer will take you to your hotel. Enjoy some free time until your tour briefing and some welcome drinks with your fellow travellers.
Spend the day discovering Hanoi’s must-visit sites including the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the “Hanoi Hilton Prison”. Walk through the crowded streets of the city’s Old Quarter; pay a visit to the Temple of Literature and the historical St Joseph’s Cathedral. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea before you continue your exploration of the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Hanoi Opera House, and a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of the infamous Hoa Lo Prison
  • Visit of the Historical Cathedral of St Joseph’s
  • Drive past scenes of traditional rural life as you travel from Hanoi to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay. On arrival, board a well-appointed junk boat, enjoy a delicious lunch and begin cruising among some of the 3,000 islands which rise from the sea. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin, or relax on the main deck or at the bar.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Unique – River cruising on Halong Bay and overnight onboard
  • Take part in a sunrise Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck before enjoying brunch on board. Cruise back to port to disembark. Drive to Hanoi airport where you will fly to the former imperial capital of Hue. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in and an afternoon at leisure.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Unique – Tai Chi lesson on Halong Bay at sunrise
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s sites including Emperor Tu Duc’s elaborate tomb, Imperial Palace, Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda. From Hue, drive to Hoi An, admiring some of Vietnam’s most stunning scenery along the way. On arrival in Hoi An, check into your hotel and enjoy an afternoon of independent exploration.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Guided tour of Hue
  • Scenic drive from Hue to Hoi An
  • Visit the technicolour Tam Thanh village. With amazing artworks covering the walls, streets and alleyways, this once sleepy corner of Hoi An is brought back to life. Visit Thanh Dong Organic Farm, learning the traditional farming methods adopted by this village. Chat with the local farmers and take part in the farming activities. In the afternoon, take a walking tour to discover the mix of Chinese, Japanese and French influenced architecture.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of the technicolour Tam Thanh Village
  • Social – Farm life experience at Thanh Dong Organic Farm
  • Walking tour of the city
  • Drive to Danang before flying to Saigon, Vietnam’s commercial capital. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Take a moment to freshen up before your journey continues to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover the network of underground tunnels while learning about their role in the Vietnam War. Return to Saigon and spend the remainder of day at leisure.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Venture to the Mekong Delta and spend the day exploring the many palm fringed canals, local temples and markets. Enjoy a delicious lunch made from locally harvested produce. On your return drive to Saigon, stop by a Cao Dai temple with its spectacular architecture and vivid colours. Arrive back to Saigon to join your group for a farewell dinner.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Explore the Mekong Delta
  • Taste – Enjoy a delicious lunch made from local harvested produce
  • Visit of a Cao Dai Temple with its spectacular architecture and vivid colours
  • After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of Saigon. Wander along Dong Khoi Street, admire the grand architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral, stop at the Reunification Palace, and get lost amongst the many stalls and vendors within Benh Thanh Markets. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Guided walking tour of Saigon
  • Visit of the Benh Thanh Markets
  • Tour images

    Inclusions

    • Insider Experiences

      Social - Farm life experience at Thanh Dong Organic Farm
      Taste - Enjoy a delicious lunch made from local harvested produce
      Unique - River cruising on Halong Bay and overnight onboard
      Unique - Tai Chi lesson on Halong Bay at sunrise

    • Accommodation

      7 nights in 4 star hotels
      1 night on a boat

    • Meals

      Daily breakfast
      4 local lunches
      2 local dinners

    • Transport

      Airport transfer on arrival and departure
      Air-conditioned vehicle
      All flight specified in itinerary

    • Touring

      English speaking tour guide
      All entrance fees
      All tipping

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