Highlights of Vietnam

Discover the highlights of Vietnam on this fantastic 8 night itinerary

This whirlwind itinerary is the ideal trip for the first-time visitor to Vietnam. Discover the highlights of Vietnam from the capital city of Hanoi to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. During the trip, you can enjoy a relaxing cruise on Halong Bay, relax in the charming beach town of Hoi An and explore the ancient Citadel of Hue.

Tour highlights

    - Stay in the capital of Hanoi

    - Enjoy a cruise on Halong Bay

    - Visit the stunning UNESCO town of Hoi An

    - Cycle along the Perfume River

    - See the Cu Chi Tunnels

    - Journey through the Hai Van pass

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Hanoi

Arrival and be welcomed at Hanoi Airport before transferring to your hotel. Your room is at your disposal from 13.30. Afterwards, climb into a traditional cyclo for a 60-minute tour of the traditional streets of the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake vicinity. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Up early to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a traditional stilt house, the revered One-Pillar Pagoda and the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, also known the First University in Vietnam. You can also visit the Ethnology Museum where you can learn about the 54 ethnic groups within Vietnam. After your city tour, you will leave for Halong Bay and pass through the large rice fields of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Halong in the late afternoon. Check in at the hotel. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Halong Bay – Haiphong – Danang – Hoi An

After breakfast, transfer to the pier and board a boat for a five hour cruise to discover Halong Bay. A fresh seafood lunch is served on-board. After the cruise, transfer to Haiphong Airport for your flight to Danang. You will be met at Danang Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Hoi An

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Hoi An town, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes. Set out to explore the quaint cobblestone streets of the town with more than two-century-old Chinese houses. Sites include the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, and Phung Hung Chinese-trading house. Then take a short biking tour to the beautiful and peaceful villages in the countryside surrounding Hoi An. Enjoy free time in the afternoon for shopping and exploring Hoi An at your own pace. Meals on your own account. Overnight at hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Hoi An - Hue

Morning departure to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass to enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas in Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline. You will also pass through the quiet, white sandy beach of Lang Co along the way. Arrive in Hue late morning. Check in at the hotel. Afterwards, take a tour of the citadel city and enjoy the refined and distinct atmosphere of the town and visit the Imperial Citadel. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6

Hue

Take an early morning bicycle ride along the winding Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. On the way, visit a typical garden house which was built according to precise rules of geomancy. After exploring the pagoda, board a boat to visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum. In the afternoon, discover Tu Duc Mausoleum and Tu Hieu Pagoda. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to Hue Airport for a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to the city. Pay visits to some historical landmarks including the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the War Remnants Museum and Dong Khoi Street. Check in at the hotel and then visit the ethnic Chinese district of Cho Lon, especially Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi

In the morning, depart for Tay Ninh and visit the unique Caodaist Cathedral. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue on to Cu Chi where you will visit the amazing tunnel network built by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War with America. Return to Ho Chi Minh City at the end of the day. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the morning at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight. Your room is at your disposal until noon only. Meals on your own account.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

Superior 1st October 2016 - 31st December 2016

Deluxe 1st October 2016 - 31st December 2016

Superior 1st January 2017 - 31st March 2017

Deluxe 1st January 2017 - 31st March 2017

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