Highlights of Vietnam
Duration: 8 nights escorted tour
Hanoi 2 nights
Halong Bay cruise 1 night
Hoi An 2 nights
Hue 1 night
Ho Chi Minh City 2 nights
Day 1: Fly to Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi: On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 3 Hanoi: Half day city tour including the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and the bustling Old Quarter. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 Hanoi/Halong Bay: Drive to Halong Bay. Board a wooden sailing junk for a cruise among hundreds of islets where you may enjoy a swim (weather permitting). Afternoon visit to a grotto.
Day 5 Halong Bay/Hanoi/Hoi An: This morning cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay. Return to Hanoi for an early evening flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An.
Day 6 Hoi An: Morning tour of Hoi An visiting ancient merchants houses, a Hokkien temple, a 400 year old Japanese covered bridge, the riverside market and a lantern workshop. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 7 Hoi An/Hue: Head to the ancient capital of Hue to visit the elaborate tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. This afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda before a sunset river cruise.
Day 8 Hue/Ho Chi Minh City: Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a brief city tour including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. The afternoon city tour includes Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple.
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City: A day at leisure to explore. Perhaps take an optional excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx 45 miles/1 hour 30 minutes drive), used by the Vietnamese army.
Optional beach extension to: Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet or Con Dao, Long Hai or Ho Tram or optional Mekong Delta extension.
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City: At leisure before your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner are also included on day 4.
Tour price: The price shown for this private tour by air-conditioned car is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights, onward domestic flights, private transfers, 4* accommodation, private services of an English speaking guide, sightseeing
as stated and entrance fees.
5* hotels also available at a supplement. Extensions and additional day and overnight excursions available in each destination at a supplement. Please ask for details.