Classic Vietnam

Vietnam, Indochina

Overview

Get a Glimpse of Vietnam’s contrasting delights from French-colonial houses to Chinese temples; chaotic markets to designer boutiques. Discover the coastal cities of Hué and Hoi An. Cruise on a traditional junk boat through the morning Halong Bay mists. Admire the small islands and turquoise waters, Halong Bay is riddled with grottoes that feel like hidden lairs. Relax on the gorgeous white beaches of Phu Quoc Island

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17 DAYS
CLASSIC VIETNAM
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Hanoi (2N)
  • Halong Bay (2N)
  • Hoi An (2N)
  • Hue (1N)
  • Ho chi Minh (4N)
  • Phu Quoc Island (3N)

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 14 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 19 meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Capital Hanoi
  • Cruise along Halong Bay
  • Visit to cu Chi Tunnel
  • Visit to myson to know history of cham people
  • Cruise Mekong Delta and visit local market
  • Relax on the beach Phu Quoc Island

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – HANOI

Fly to Hanoi.

DAY 2 HANOI

On arrival Hanoi you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Hilton Hanoi Opera.

DAY 3 HANOI (B)

Today we commence our exploration of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We drive to the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. They are some major highlights set by the beautiful West Lake. We also visit the old quarters and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple. Enjoy the puppet show in the evening.

DAY 4 HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast transfer to Halong Bay to board Pelican cruise luxury boat. Check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.Visit Bat cave by bamboo boat or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If lucky, you will have chance to see monkeys on islands. Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar.

DAY 5 HA LONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Today visit exciting Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat, the village is free from busy roads and streets, and skyscraper. Instead, there are only a few of boats and rafts. You will have chance to discover traditional culture and customs of fishermen.

DAY 6 HALONG BAY – HANOI – DA NANG(B/L)

Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Then transfer to Hanoi airport to board your flight to Da nang. On arrival Da Nang you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Sunrise Beach Resort.

DAY 7 HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN (B)

Today we set off on a short drive to My Son which was once the sacred holy land of the Cham people. This sanctuary has left its legacy in the form of some towers, each one nearly a thousand years old. On arrival we stroll around these amazing structures representing an interesting culture and history of the Cham people. By mid afternoon we enjoy a boat trip on the Thu Bon River, catching a chance to admire the countryside and visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village as well as the boat construction. The remainder of day will be free for your own exploration or simply relaxation on a beach.

DAY 8 HOI AN – HUE (B)

After breakfast, we drive to Hue,nOn arrival transferred to hotel Imperial. The small and quiet Hue City is widely known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. We spend this afternoon to visit Hue with the massive citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. The sightseeing continues with a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts.

DAY 9 HUE – HO CHI MINH (B)

We do a half day cruise on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside and an enjoyable visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. This impressive landmark reflects the beautiful architecture, intricate decor and mysterious statues. Afterwards we make a short drive though the rolling hill to see the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. By mid afternoon transfer to airport to board your flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival Ho Chi Minh and check in at hotel Eden.

DAY 10 HO CHI MINH (B)

Today we visit Reunification Palace, originally built in 1865 on the grounds of Norodom Palace as a residence for the French Governor General, Continue to Notre Dame Cathedral .Then we visit the old Central Post Office. This edifice was designed by the renowned French architect Gustave Eiffel. In the afternoon visit the War Remnants Museum, opened as soon as 1975 shortly after the fall of the South Vietnam government. We Continue to Cholon, the lively China Town district for a visit to the Thien Hau Pagoda dedicated to the goddess of mercy, and Binh Tay Market.

DAY 11 HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH (B/L)

we set off for My Tho, a port city on the Mekong Delta. Approximately half of Vietnam’s total agricultural output comes from this incredibly fertile delta. Life for villagers here revolves around rivers and canals. Upon arrival board a private boat for a cruise along the river. Visit an island with lush tropical gardens and sample tropical fruit accompanied by a traditional music performance. Continue to another island to see coconut candy being made. We have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about traditional lifestyles, culture and customs. Continue by Xe Loi (motorised cart) to an apiary where we transfer to smaller rowing boats allowing us to get deeper into the narrow canals.

DAY 12 HO CHI MINH (B)

After breakfast,Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind journey into the countryside bound for the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels were built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could covertly operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. Before arriving at the tunnel visit some local friends and get an insight into life in the area, past and present. The local guide will take you on a fascinating trip underground to learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to make the tunnels habitable.

DAY 13 HO CHI MINH – PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)

After breakfast transfer to Ho Chi minh airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc Island . On arrival check in at hotel Salinda resort Phu Quoc Island.

DAY 14 PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)

Free for leisure to relax on the beach

DAY 15 PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)

Free for leisure to relax on the beach

DAY 16 PHU QUOC ISLAND – HO CHI MINCH – UK (B)

The morning is free for your own leisure and other activities. Then We transfer to Phu Quoc Island airport for a Vietnam Airlines flight to Ho Chi Minh and onward overnight flight to UK.

DAY 17 UK

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