Call us 9am - 9pm Mon - Sun 01342 310 571

Search

Best of Vietnam

13 Nights from £2,249 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
Click here for Pricing & Dates

Overview

From the lush scenery and floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south to the dramatic limestone islands and emerald coves that dominates Halong Bay in the north, each destination offers a window into Vietnam’s centuries-old cultural traditions as well as its vibrant present. (LT-VCBV14D)

Highlights

  • Wander around the Old Quarter of Hanoi and dine in a French colonial villa
  • Visit the Hill Tribes and Cat Cat people of the Sapa Valley
  • Watch the sunrise from your traditional junk boat on the stunningly beautiful Halong Bay
  • Take the stunning scenic coastal drive across the Pass of Ocean Clouds to the ancient citadel of Hue
  • Spend an evening in the charming town of Hoi An, an UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Experience the metropolitan city of Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) and the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise the Mekong Delta visiting floating markets and rural villages

Details

Day 1 - Hanoi

You will be met upon arrival at Hanoi airport by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. After check in, you will get to know the city with a private walking tour of the markets and the Old Quarter. In the evening experience a traditional Water Puppet show before a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Hanoi.

Overnight: 1 night in your chosen hotel (Dinner included)

Standard: Hanoi Peridot hotel | Superior: La Siesta Trendy Hotel | Deluxe: Apricot Hotel |Luxury: Sofitel Legend Metropole

Day 2 - Hanoi City and Lao Cai

This full day tour takes you around the capital city’s most interesting sights, including the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Complex dedicated to the father of post-colonial Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and his Stilt House where he lived from 1958 to 1969.

Your adventure trip to Sapa will then begin with an overnight train from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai.

Overnight: Train to Sapa (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3 – Lao Cai and Sapa

The train arrives at Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00 a.m. and there will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa (around 90 mins drive). On arrival at your chosen hotel, you will have breakfast and then enjoy the morning at leisure to explore the town. In the afternoon a walking tour will take you into the valley below Sapa to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat.

Overnight: 1 night in your chosen hotel (Breakfast and lunch included)

Standard: Sapa Relax Hotel | Superior: Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel, Deluxe or Luxury: Victoria Sapa

Day 4 – Sapa to Hanoi

Following breakfast, you will explore the local market and then set out on a 3-4 hour trek that will take you along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. You will be transferred to Lao Cai for the overnight train back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Train to Hanoi (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 5 - Halong Bay

Arriving in Hanoi around 5am, your driver will collect you and take you for breakfast before departing for Halong Bay, arriving at the jetty around noon. You will join your chosen ‘junk’ (traditional Chinese sailing boat) and after your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy the spectacular scenery from various viewpoints, enjoy some swimming in a quiet cove or sunbathe on deck. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.

Overnight: 1 night on your chosen vessel, (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Standard: Dragon Pearl Cruise | Superior: Pelican Cruise | Deluxe: Indochina Sails Cruise | Luxury: Emporer Cruise

Day 6 – Halong Bay – Hanoi - Hue

Enjoy waking to the sound of the lapping water and watch the sun rise over stunning Halong, breakfast is served on board (brunch on some boats) while the vessel cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Phu Bai Airport and a short road transfer to your hotel in Hue.

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel, (Breakfast)

Standard: Emm Hotel Hue | Superior: Eldora Hotel | Deluxe: Imperial Hotel | Luxury: La Residence Hotel & Spa

Day 7 - Hue

Rising up in this ancient land, you will have breakfast in the hotel before setting off on a romantic cruise on the Perfume River. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue, and the center of Buddhism in Central Vietnam. You will rejoin your car and drive to King Minh Mang's Tomb and King Tu Duc's Tomb. In the afternoon you will embark on a tour of Hue, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the colourful Dong Ba market. Overnight stay in Hue.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8 - Hue - Danang - Hoi An

Leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for Hoi An. You will travel over the Hai Van pass, stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain before arriving in Hoi An. Once in Hoi An, you will check into our hotel and have some free time to explore the town before an overnight stay.

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel, (Breakfast and lunch included)

Standard: Ancient House | Superior: Boutique Hoi An Resort | Deluxe: Palm Garden Resort | Luxury: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Day 9 – Hoi An

Hoi An is an attractive riverside town, formerly a trading port, the architecture carries Japanese, Chinese, French and Portuguese influence and much of the town has remained unchanged for over a 100 years. You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls and the Japanese Bridge, then enjoy some shopping or time at leisure in your hotel.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 10 – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Depart for Danang Airport for a 1 hr flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon you will embark on a city tour of the city formerly known as Saigon, including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel, (Breakfast and lunch included)

Standard: Alagon City Point Hotel | Superior: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside | Deluxe: The Myst Dong Khoi | Luxury: Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel

Day 11 - Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi underground

A fascinating day ahead; spend the morning learning about the Cao Daism religion whose followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha with the symbol of the Divine Eye at the Holy see Temple.

After lunch drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, 200km of underground tunnels that were used as hideouts and shelters, field hospitals, factories and homes during the US-Vietnam War.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Tonight you will be staying in the heart of the Mekong Delta at Can Tho, and en-route you can enjoy a very special private boat tour through the canals to a local farm restaurant for lunch.

Overnight: 1 night in your chosen hotel, (Breakfast and lunch included)

Standard: Ninh Kieu 2 hotel Can Tho | Superior or Deluxe: Victoria Hotel and Resort | Luxury: Azerai Can Tho Resort

Day 13 - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

You wake up to welcome a new day, today you can take a boat trip to the bustling floating market in the Mekong Delta, with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods. You will have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an overnight stay.

Overnight: 1 nights in your chosen hotel, (Breakfast and lunch included)

Standard: Alagon City Point Hotel | Superior: Liberty Central Hotel | Deluxe: The Myst Dong Khoi Hotel | Luxury: Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel

Day 14 - Departure

Your private car will collect you and take you to the airport for your flight home (time at leisure until your selected departure time).

(Breakfast included)

  • Private transportation throughout including airport transfers in Vietnam
  • Accommodation shared in a double room with daily breakfast
  • All domestic and international flights
  • An experienced English speaking guide
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Train ticket from Hanoi - LAoCai-Hanoi (shared 4-berth cabin)
  • Private boat trip as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Tissues and water on the coach
  • All sightseeing tickets and admission
  • Services charges and government tax
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

What’s excluded:

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinners for Christmas and New Year’s Eve
  • Other services not mentioned above

Please note that Tet Vietnam New Year is from 24 – 30 January 2020, therefore places can be closed or become busy during this time of celebration.

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.

TODAY 33ºC
FRI 33ºC
SAT 32ºC
SUN 32ºC
MON 33ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
25ºC
27ºC
25ºC
24ºC
19ºC
26ºC
24ºC
22ºC
24ºC
25ºC
24ºC
26ºC
1
0
1
2
7
9
4
16
7
2
3
0

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
25ºC
1
Feb
27ºC
0
Mar
25ºC
1
Apr
24ºC
2
May
19ºC
7
Jun
26ºC
9
Jul
24ºC
4
Aug
22ºC
16
Sep
24ºC
7
Oct
25ºC
2
Nov
24ºC
3
Dec
26ºC
0

Book today

Talk to our travel experts for more information and to book or tailor-make your holiday.

01342 310 5719am - 9pm Mon - Sun

Amanda

Tropical Sky also recommends

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

13 Nights from £2,489 Including Flights

A perfect two week itinerary for those wishing to combine the highlights of Vietnam including an overnight Halong Bay cruise, day cruise on the Mekong Delta and the must-see destination of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This is a private guided tour with a lovely itinerary that allows you to see a lot whilst still having plenty of time to explore at your own pace, with departures every day to suit your preference.

More Details

Vietnam Cities and Beaches

14 nights from £2,559 per person

A perfect introduction to the wonderful country of Vietnam. Explore the fascinating cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, interspersed with relaxing time on two of Vietnams most beautiful beaches, Da Nang and Phan Thiet.

More Details

Highlights of Vietnam

11 Nights from £2,729 Including Flights

From the cosmopolitan capital city to the ancient walled cities of central Vietnam; explore the coastline of exceptionally scenic Halong Bay with an overnight cruise and join a boat tour on the Mekong River. This group tour with departures on selected Saturdays is a great way to explore the culture of Vietnam, past and present with travel in an air conditioned coach and accompanied by an expert guide.

More Details


Back to Top

Get exclusive offers & deals delivered to your inbox

Tell us your holiday preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox.