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- Discover the breathtaking natural beauty, history and rich culture of Vietnam, whilst staying in superb 4-5* accommodation
- Meet locals, take fascinating tours, experience the cities of Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh and behold the breathtaking UNESCO site Halong Bay
- Experience the holiday of a lifetime on this unique and eye-opening tour
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Your Destination —
Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of deluxe resorts.
There has never been a better time to go on a Vietnam holiday than now, as the country with a fascinating past warmly embraces its future as a major player among international tourist destinations. When visiting Vietnam you will discover a country that offers something for every holidaymaker.
Your Itinerary —
Arrival Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, welcomed by guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in. Relax after a long journey. Overnight in Hanoi. Note: Hotel check-in time is 14:00. Early check-in is not included.
Day 2: Hanoi – Orientation (B)
After breakfast, the day starts with visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh - the nation’s founder, containing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoons due to closure), and the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda. Next up visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi’s oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake.
In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century. Later on we walk around the bustling Old Streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, depart from your hotel in Hanoi for 2 hour drive to Ninh Binh Province. Our first visit is to Hoa Lu - Vietnam’s former capital before it was move to Thang Long- Hanoi in 1,010 and the remains of Dinh & Le Kings’ Temples. After lunch, get on small rowing boats to travel along the canals amid local villages, green fields. Enjoy the beauty of Tam Coc (3 caves) which is also called “Ha Long Bay on land”. Go through the caves and then row back to the boat quay. Continue by road to Bich Dong, 2 km from Tam Coc, which was conferred by a King the title “Vietnam’s second most beautiful grotto”. Climb up the Ngu Nhac Son (Buddha’s Palm Mountain), be charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and pagodas. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red river and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Halong and board to board a traditional junk. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting the Surprising Cave. Later on the junk move to docking area for ovenight. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 5: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Danang - Hoi An (B)
In the morning, your brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. The junk continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Ready for disembarking. Our car and guide will be there to pick you up toward Hanoi and to Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Danang. Upon landing, you're welcomed by our driver and drive 35km further to Hoi An. Check in your beach resort and overnight in Hoi An.
You will have 3 free days in Hoi An for beach relax or to do whatever takes your fancy!
Day 9: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After breakfast, you will be free in Hoi An until meet our driver again for an afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon landing, you're greeted by our English speaking guide and check in your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Highlights (B)
After breakfast, visit the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Continue to the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market.
After lunch break, you will explore bustling China Town in district 5, walking around its narrow alleys and stop at Thien Hau Cantonese temple. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Depart from your hotel at 08:00, it takes only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brick kiln to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.
Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Have lunch at local a riverside restaurant.
After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Return to hotel after a memorable day merging in Mekong Delta local living. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
You will be free today until check out time and meet guide for a transfer to the airport in a good time to connect to your departure flight.
Your Hotels —
Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel 4*, Hanoi, Lotus Deluxe Room- 2 nights
Located just a 5-minute walk from the famous Hoan Kiem Lake and a 10-minute walk to the well-known Water Puppet Theatre, this luxury hotel is accessible to all the city sites and is the ideal stay for all lovers of street food, found nearby. The 4* Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel boasts a spa offering treatments and massages, indoor rooftop pool, free WiFi, as well as an in-house restaurant serving Vietnamese and international dishes throughout the day.
Fitted with parquet flooring, the air-conditioned rooms are spacious with contemporary décor and ensuite bathroom. Each is equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen cable TV, seating area, minibar and kettle.
Nanh Bin Legend Hotel, Superior Room, 1 night
Ninh Binh Legend offers 4-star comfort with wooden flooring, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi in spacious rooms. It features an outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre. Free parking is available. Ninh Binh Legend Hotel is 650 yards from Ninh Binh Square and a 5-minute walk from A Nau pagoda, built in the 16th century. It is within cycling distance of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and Trang An Eco- Tourism Complex.
Spacious rooms are fitted with wooden furnishings, cable TV and a work desk. They are equipped with an electric kettle and minibar. Large bathrooms have a hairdryer, bathtub and separate shower area.
Huong Hai Sealife Cruise 4* - Ha Long Bay, Suite Room 1 night
During your cruise you in a spacious cabin with charming photos of the local culture that perfectly compliment the view out of your large cabin windows.
Palm Garden Beach Resort and Spa 4* - Hoi An, Superior Garden View Room 4 nights
Set on 5 hectares of landscaped tropical garden in an enviable beach location, Palm Garden Beach Resort and Spa in Hoi An offers a green environment with over 400 species of palm trees and plants right along a 220-meter stretch of the famous Cua Dai Beach in the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site of Hoi An Ancient City. Influenced by its remarkable local culture and people, the resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury.
Views of the garden or sea can be enjoyed from each room, which offers classic wooden furniture. Tea and coffee-making facilities, a safety deposit box and cable TV channels are a standard in all rooms. Guests can enjoy massages and body treatments at Palm Spa. Beach activities like volleyball and snorkelling are available at this resort. Featuring over 400 species of palm trees and plants, the resort’s garden is ideal for a stroll.
Paragon Saigon Hotel 4*, Deluxe Room, Ho Chi Minh City - 3 nights
The 4* Paragon Saigon Hotel is ideally located just a 3 minute walk from the Opera House and Vincom Shopping Centre, as well as a mere 15-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace.
Elegant and luxurious, this modern hotel exudes French-Vietnamese charm and contemporary décor and features a fitness centre, free WiFi and a restaurant serving Vietnamese, Western and Asian cuisine. The stylish rooms all come with wooden flooring, ensuite bathroom, flat-screen TV and minibar.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: private transfers included throughout.