We Love —
- Escape to Vietnam to enjoy a spectacular tour across the country's highlights - from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.
- Stay in a variety of gorgeous 4* or 5* hotels and enjoy delicious dining throughout, providing you with total comfort from the moment you arrive.
- This offer comes with the opportunity to add a 3-night extension to Siem Reap, allowing you to soak up the culture and rich history of Cambodia!
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Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destination —
Our Optional Offers —
9-night Wonderful Vietnam Tour in 4* or 4/5* Hotels
3-night Siem Reap Pre-Extension in 4* or 4/5* Hotels
9-night Wonderful Vietnam Tour in 4* or 4/5* Hotels
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Full Day Orientation in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Da Nang / Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An City Tour (optional countryside and basket boat)
Day 6: Hoi An - Hue
Day 7: Hue
Day 8: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9: Free Day - Optional Mekong Delta excursion
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (optional cu chi tunnel)
Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap
Day 2: Explore Angkor Heritage Sites
Day 3: Free day - Optional Angkor Heritage sites and local street food
Day 4: Siem Reap - Hanoi - Optional Tonle Sap Lake
Day 5: Full Day Orientation in Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
Day 7: Ha Long Bay - Da Nang / Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An City Tour (optional countryside and basket boat)
Day 9: Hoi An - Hue
Day 10: Hue
Day 11: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12: Free Day - Optional Mekong Delta excursion
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure - (optional cu chi tunnel)
Your Itinerary —
During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below. This is a shared tour and groups could be any size from 2-16 people.
Pleasr Note: The Vietnam traditional new year celebrations take place between 24 January – 29 January 2020. During this period many monuments will be closed and can only be visited externally, and the floating markets and other traditional markets also cease business during these days. Many shops and restaurants will be closed for holidays and there will also be large queues to board at the airports since it will be the most important holiday period for Vietnamese. For this reason, your guide will be able to alter the schedule and / or order of the visits accordingly when travel in during these times, so that the program can be carried out as normally, Aurora Travel will try as far as possible that these alterations are the minimum. We do not recommend travelling through Vietnam on these dates. Vietnam also celebrates the National Day of Vietnam on April 30, May 01 and September 02, so it is possible that you will have limited access to some streets or places of interest on these dates.
After a long flight, you will arrive in the thousand-year-old city of Hanoi. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel in the city centre. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy an overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 2: Full Day Orientation in Hanoi (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast, the day will start with a 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 & Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in the 11th century. Then, head back to your hotel and enjoy free time for lunch at your own expense.
In the afternoon, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale in these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit the Ngoc Son Temple, followed by a Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, meet your driver at the hotel’s lobby and depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, and the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Ha Long and board your boat, before enjoying lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while to visit a cave. Later on, the junk will move to a docking area for an ovenight stay. Dinner and overnight on board
• Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather and operation conditions
• Cruise itinerary is subject to change based on chosen boat
Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An (Breakfast/Brunch Included)
Early risers can participate in Tai Chi on the upper floor. A light breakfast will be served and later, a splendid brunch on boat while doing a further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the wharf. The boat continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Then, you'll disembark. Your driver will be there to pick you up, and will drive you to the airport for a flight to Da Nang. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and will proceed 40 km further to Hoi An. Check in your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Hoi An.
After breakfast, you will take a guided walk around the tiny town of Hoi An with stops at a 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, a 300 year-old Chinese temple, and a 200 year-old Vietnamese former merchants’ house. Spend the afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Please Note: The Hoi An Countryside option detailed below will take place on this day if selected.
Day 6: Hoi An - Hue (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast, you will be free in Hoi An until your check-out time. In the afternoon, you will travel along one of Vietnam's most scenic highways to Hue (3.5 hour drive). Stop on the way at the white sands of Lang Co Beach and the top of Hai Van Pass. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hue.
After breakfast, you will visit the impressive home of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors (1820-1945), the Imperial City and the Royal Citadel. Continue by boat on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be a symbol of religion and spirit. In the afternoon, visit the tomb of King Minh Mang followed by a visit to the tomb of King Khai Dinh. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, enjoy reception and a transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll be met by your guide and will visit the moving War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. Continue to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the Indochina Governor General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975. The tour finishes with a trip to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour pleasant drive to Ben Tre province, crossing the Rach Mieu Bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorised boat on the Ben Tre River – one of the tributaries of Mekong River while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing and water transferring. Your 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 the canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissor creeks to a village and see some locals in traditional houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits. Take a motorised cart (tuk tuk) or a bicycle on shady paths, and pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains. Have lunch at a local riverside restaurant. After lunch (included in this tour), you will take a rowing-boat along a beautiful water palm creek before meeting up with the motorised boat and heading back to the pier. Your car will pick you up there and take you back to Ho Chi Minh City for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and head to the airport for your return flight home.
Please Note: The optional Cu Chi Tunnels offer takes place on this day if selected.
End of Services.
3-Night Pre-Extension to Siem Reap —
Our members may choose offer 2 for pre-extension in cultural Siem Reap. This means that the tour will begin in Siem Reap for 3 days before commencing with the itinerary as above.
Upon landing in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by your guide before heading to check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – Preah Khan temple (Breakfast Included)
Today is a free day for you to relax or head out and explore on your own terms. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
Please Note: The Siem Reap full day temples and street food tasting option detailed below will take place on this day if selected.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Hanoi (Breakfast Included)
You will be free in Siem Reap until being transferred to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Airport in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by a guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre to check in where you can relax after a long journey. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Please Note: The Siem Reap half day excursion option detailed below will take place on this day if selected.
From here, your tour will continue as per the itinerary above.
Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following 4* or 4/5* hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.
Ha Long Bay: 1-night stay on board the Huong Hai Sealife Cruise 4* or Similar
Hue: 2-night stay at the Alba Spa Hotel 4* or Similar
Hoi An: 2-night stay at the Belle Maison Hadana Resort & Spa 4* or Similar
Ho Chi Minh City: 2-night stay at the Orchid/Central Palace Hotel 4* or Similar
OPTIONAL PRE-EXTENSION - Siem Reap: 3-night stay at the Saem Siem Reap 4* or Similar
All Hotels Sleep up to
Ha Long Bay: 1-night stay on board the Indochina Sail Cruise 5* or Similar
Hue: 2-night stay at the BW Indochina Palace 5* or Similar
Hoi An: 2-night stay at the Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An 5* or Similar
Ho Chi Minh City: 2-night stay at the Grand Saigon Hotel 5* or Similar
OPTIONAL PRE-EXTENSION - Siem Reap: 3-night stay at the Angkor Palace Hotel 4* or Similar
All Hotels Sleep up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Optional Excursions —
Half Day Tour of Hoi An's countryside by bike and basket boat (without lunch)
This afternoon, explore the countryside surrounding Hoi An with an easy bike ride among villages, seeing the gardens and meeting local farmers. Keep biking through the rice paddy fields and take pictures along the way as you pass duck farms, shrimps farms, cows, birds, bamboo etc. Arrive at the water coconut palm jungle, and enjoy a basket boat experience. Have fun attempting to catch crabs around the water coconut palm forest (Duration: from 14.00 - 18.00).
Inclusive: English speaking guide, bicycle, basket boat and a bottle of water.
Half Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels (without lunch)
Inclusive: English speaking guide, transportation, entrance fee, a bottled mineral waters and wet wipe on car/van/bus during the tour.
Full Day Excursion - Temples and Street Food Tasting (without lunch)
After your lunch time, visit Rolous Group. This group includes many temples, located 13km from Siem Reap town. Most visited temples are Preah Ko, one of the oldest funerary temple; Bakong Temple with wonderful carvings on the false doors and lintels. The temples were from the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya, flourished in the late 9th and early 10th centuries.
Later in the afternoon, enjoy a ride on Tuk Tuk to Local Night Market, where you will see a variety of local food, snacks, fruits, clothes on display on the roads for sales. Walks through the market, you may get the Cambodian snacks with all fries includes grasshoppers, spiders, cockroaches, crickets, baby frogs, and so on - these are all Cambodian favorites. Try it out and take a picture of it to show your friends back home.
Half Day Excursion to Tonle Sap Lake (without lunch)
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
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: Return transfers in an air-conditioned car/van/bus are included throughout this offer, as per itinerary.
Airfare for domestic flights in Vietnam (HAN - DAD, HUI – SGN) & for the pre-extension, Cambodia Angkor air (REP - HANOI) (20kg of checked baggage and 7kg of hand luggage per person) is also included.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.