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Classic Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Mixed Board Basis 9 nights from £1,329 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

A Vietnamese adventure you’ll never forget, this 10-day tour sees you explore the main sights – from Ha Long Bay to Hue. Take a boat trip through the limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk boat and walk the streets of the imperial capitals. This is a really great way to see this amazing destination and its vibrant energy, but still have enough time free to explore at your own leisure. (GCL)

Highlights

  • Cruise on a junk boat to visit caves and see the island lookout
  • Follow a fascinating tour of the Imperial Citadel in Hue
  • Take a cooking class, riverboat trip or bike ride in Hoi An
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi tunnels

Details

Day 1

Hanoi

Arrive at any time into Hanoi.

Days 2-3

Ha Long Bay

Today you’ll have the chance to see Ha Long Bay with a cruise on a junk boat, with a visit to the caves and island lookout. You’ll then enjoy a seafood lunch and dinner, before embarking on an overnight train ride to Hue.

(Two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner included)

Day 4

Hue

Take a tour of the Imperial Citadel today, along with visits to the Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda. There’s also an optional countryside motorbike tour which offers a unique view of the amazing scenery here.

Days 5-7

Hoi An

On day 5 you will drive the Hai Van pass (weather permitting) to Hoi An where you will spend the next couple of days exploring. You’ll get the chance to watch a noodle making demonstration and cook your own variety of noodles for a delicious lunch.

With your free time you can then opt for a riverboat trip, bike ride or spend time relaxing and lapping up the sun on the beach. Alternatively, you can visit the famous tailors in Hoi An or the My Son ruins – a great excursion to some Hindhu temples (often compared to those of Angkor Wat).

(Three breakfasts and one lunch included)

Days 8-9

Ho Chi Minh City

On day 8, fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll take part in a guided tour of the complex and interesting Cu Chi tunnels (try crawling through some if you’re not claustrophobic!). There’s the option to visit many places here so pick which sound like your favourite, there’s the gut-wrenching but worthwhile War Remnants Museum, the historic Reunification Palace (end of the Vietnam War), the bustling Ben Thanh Market – full of souvenirs and local cuisine, or take a trip to the China Town teahouses and pagadas to learn more about the unique culture within this city. You have two days to explore so lots of time to pick and choose.

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, cyclo, plane
  • Hotels (7 nights), sleeper train (1 night), junk boat (1 night)
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner (Allow USD100-130 for meals not included)
  • Ha Long Bay caves entrance, Ha Long Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner, Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Hue), Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour (Ho Chi Minh City), Oodles of Noodles demonstration and lunch
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides
  • Small group experience (maximum 15, average 12)

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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Jun
26ºC
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Sep
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Oct
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