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From south to north, Vietnam is a kaleidoscope of wonderful people and picturesque landscapes. Experience historical temples, visit Vietnam's spectacular coastline, enjoy delicious banquets and explore lively cities - all with a touch of comfort - on this 15-day Classic Vietnam tour.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour (Adventure)
- Duration: 15 days/14 nights
- Starts in: Ho Chi Minh City
Guide Price £1925
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Mekong Delta
- Hoi An
- Halong Bay
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and explore at your own pace before meeting your fellow travellers in the evening.
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta
After breakfast, drive south to Ben Tre for a boat cruise along the intricate and beautiful waterways of the Mekong Delta.
Days 3-4 Mekong Delta to Dalat
Return to Ho Chi Minh and further explore the city on a walking tour. Visit the extensive underground network of the Cu Chi tunnels on day four before flying to Dalat.
Days 5-6 Dalat to Hoi An
Spend the day exploring the 'City of Flowers' including coffee plantations, flower and vegetable gardens, a cricket and silk farm plus go in search of some stunning waterfalls. On day six, take a short flight to Danang from where you will embark on a short minibus ride to Hoi An.
Days 7-8 Hoi An
A morning walking tour today takes you to a historic house, the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall and a museum. After lunch, the afternoon and ay eight is free to make the most of delightful Hoi An and its surrounding areas. The market is a good place to buy silk that can be made up into fine garments, all within a day. Close to town there is a nice beach, which can be reached easily by bicycle.
Days 9-10 Hoi An to Hue
Leave beautiful Hoi An today for Hue, passing through the Hai Van Pass – a scenic, mountainous stretch of highway with views across Lang Co beach, where you will stop for a break. Visit the Imperial Citadel here, including the Forbidden Purple City. Take a boat cruise on the Perfume River on day 10, before visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda – the unofficial symbol of Hue.
Days 11-12 Hue to Hanoi
Fly from Hue to Hanoi today. Take a guided half-day tour of Hanoi, visiting the major sights including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and paying a homage to Vietnam’s most famous revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh.
Day 13 Hanoi to Halong Bay
Embark on a three-hour drive to famous Halong Bay. The views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands with rocky outcrops are nothing short of spectacular. Travel to Bai Chay (Halong City West) where you will board a boat for an exploration of the bay, enjoying a seafood lunch and dinner (non-seafood also available), as well as spending a night on board.
Days 14-15 - Halong Bay to Hanoi
In the morning, sail back to the port where you will disembark and drive back to Hanoi. There will be some free time to wander around and enjoy some of the city’s other attractions. Enjoy a final dinner in a Hanoi restaurant - a chance to say farewell to your fellow travel companions and newfound friends.
Departs:Selected departures, Jun-Dec 2020.
- 12 nights simple accommodation, 1 night guesthouse and 1 night junk boat
- 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 4 dinners
- International flights
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