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Highlights of Vietnam

Small group tour
10 days - From AU$1929*PP

From the boisterous energy of Saigon to the tranquil islands of Halong Bay, discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. Hoi An's antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you, and provide insights into traditional Vietnamese life. The drive from Hue through the lush countryside and passing stunning coastal vistas is breathtaking. Appreciate the comfort and convenience of flights between major centres, leaving you more time to experience this joyous destination.

Inclusions

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night cruise accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 1 brunch
  • 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 2 domestic flights
  • 1 cruise
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • English-speaking Tour Leader
  • all tipping
  • return transfers

Prices and Departures

Departures From
Tour Type

Group
Land-Only

Room Type

Twin Share

Per person from:

AU$1929*

Single supplement:
AU$585*
On Request

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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2019

DAY 1: SAIGON
Embrace the buzzing energy of Vietnam after arriving in Saigon, and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS 
Discover the incredible network of underground tunnels at Cu Chi, the Viet Cong’s strategy to victory in the Vietnam War. Explore the Saigon on a walking tour taking in the city’s most impressive sites and landmarks. Sip cocktails as you watch the evening lights come to life over Saigon.

Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA
From Saigon, travel south to the Mekong Delta and explore the palm-fringed canals and tributaries of the Mekong River in your private boat. Gain an insight into the main local industries of the area as you visit a traditional brick factory and meet a family of weavers. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring the freshest local ingredients including Elephant ear fish.

Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4: SAIGON TO HUE
Fly to Hue, a former imperial capital, and see the city’s most famous sites including Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, Imperial Palace and Citadel. Visit Spiral Foundation, a unique enterprise that employs people with disabilities. 
Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin (or similar)

DAY 5: HUE TO HOI AN
Soak in some of Vietnam’s most stunning scenery along the Hai Van Pass on the drive to Hoi An. Stroll through this charming riverside town which is famous for its tailors and preserved architecture – an interesting mix of Chinese, Japanese and French influence.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar)

DAY 6: HOI AN
Enjoy a free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar)

DAY 7: HOI AN TO HALONG BAY 
Fly to Haiphong and drive to Halong Bay to board your luxurious private junk boat. Cruise impressive Halong Bay stopping to explore an enormous grotto while feasting on fresh seafood. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin.

Cruise: Overnight boat (or similar)

DAY 8: HALONG BAY TO HANOI
Wake early to see the sunrise as you greet the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Explore a remote island and climb to the peak for a rewarding 360 degree view of Halong Bay. Travel to Hanoi, the nation’s capital, a city that has been the major political and historical centre of Vietnam for over 1,000 years. In the afternoon, return to Hanoi and stroll through the backstreets of the Old Quarter sampling delicious local snacks and drinking beer local-style at a ‘Bia Hoi’ establishment.

Hotel: The Ann Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 9: HANOI CITY TOUR
Discover Hanoi’s must-visit sites including Ho Chi Minh Quarter, House on Stilts, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Enjoy a farewell group dinner to celebrate a memorable time in Vietnam.

Hotel: The Ann Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 10: HANOI
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

  

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