Vietnam

Classic Tour

Vietnam Classic Tour

Summary

Type: Classic Tour

Duration: 11 Days

Best Time to Travel: October – April

Places you'll discover

Halong Bay
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Hoi An
Hue



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    Vietnam Classic Tour - Itinerary

    This trip lets you explore the five Hs – Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. Although reunited in 1975 Vietnam still has three distinctive regions – north, centre and south, each with their own style, history, cuisine and culture. Hanoi and Halong Bay in the north exude elegance whilst the former imperial capital Hue and Hoi An in the centre hark back to a more sedate time. Bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south is brash and bristling with optimism and enterprise. It’s a fascinating country and one which people often return to again and again.

    Day 1

    Hanoi

    In the morning

    Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport where you will be met and welcomed by your Vietnamese guide. Transfer by road to your hotel for checking-in and briefing of the tour. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 2

    Hanoi

    Hanoi
    In the morning

    In the morning explore the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. Then visit the site of Vietnam’s first university, the Temple of Literature.

    In the afternoon

    In the afternoon visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the capital and the Ngoc Son Temple followed by a one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Hanoi – Halong Bay

    Hanoi – Halong Bay
    In the morning

    After breakfast drive through the rice paddies of the lush Red River Delta en route to Halong Bay. Board a traditional junk for a cruise of islets of Halong Bay.

    In the afternoon

    Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (weather permitting) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor for an overnight stay.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

    Day 4

    Halong Bay – Hue

    In the morning

    Spend the morning cruising through Halong Bay before returning to the wharf.

    In the afternoon

    Before returning to the airport stop at a village for a traditional water puppet show. This distinctly North Vietnamese art form dates back over a thousand years. Upon arrival in Hue transfer to your hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Hue

    Hue
    In the morning

    After breakfast enjoy a boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and then drive to the splendid mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang set amid rolling hills and beautiful countryside.

    In the afternoon

    In the afternoon proceed to the Imperial Citadel and the Dong Ba Riverside Market.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Hue – Hoi An

    In the morning

    After breakfast drive along the coast stopping briefly at the photogenic village at Lang Co Beach before ascending the Hai Van Pass and down the other side to Hoi An.

    In the afternoon

    We visit the Cham Museum in Danang which houses the world’s finest collection of Cham artworks before proceeding to Hoi An.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Hoi An

    Hoi An
    In the morning

    This morning we have a guided walking tour of Hoi An’s historic old town including an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market.

    In the afternoon

    We drive the short distance to Tra Que village for a delightful lunch made with fresh produce from the village which specializes in growing a huge variety of vegetables and herbs. Return to Hoi An where the remainder of the day is free to explore the old town.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 8

    Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

    In the morning

    After breakfast fly south to the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).

    In the afternoon

    Upon arrival transfer to hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 9

    Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

    Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City
    In the morning

    Departing early to avoid the rush hour traffic we head to the amazing Cu Chi tunnels.

    In the afternoon

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City for a sightseeing tour which includes the Reunification Palace (photo stop), the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the poignant War Remnants Museum.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

    In the morning

    We depart for the lush surrounds of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat and sampan ride along the myriad canals.

    In the afternoon

    After lunch at a bonsai orchard return trip to Ho Chi Minh City stopping at a Cao Dai temple.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

    In the morning

    Free time until your airport transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Hanoi – Hue and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City flights
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Vietnamese guides
    • Drinking water in car / minivan
    • Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in itinerary
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Vietnamese Visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone etc
    • Tips and gratuities

    Vietnam Classic Tour Summary

    Details

    Type: Classic

    Duration: 11 Days

    Best Time to Travel: October – April

    Places you'll discover

    Halong Bay
    Hanoi
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Hoi An
    Hue
    FROM
    £1029
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

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