ENQUIRE

CLASSIC VIETNAM

From Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Hanoi to the Imperial Citadel in Hue, trace the complex history of Vietnam. Cruise through the karsts of Halong Bay and the vibrant markets of the Mekong Delta and uncover elegant boutiques and Michelin-stars in high-octane Saigon.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Losing yourself in the bustling narrow streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter by cyclo.
  • Cruising through breath-taking scenery in Halong Bay and waking to the mist hanging over the 'teeth' of the karst rock formations.
  • Wandering through peaceful Hoi An, A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Riding on the back of a vespa through the back streets of Saigon.
  • Floating markets in the Mekong Delta.
£5,350
per person

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Hanoi

    Arrive in the atmospheric capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.

    Overnight: Sofitel Metropole

  3. Day 2 Hanoi

    Images of Ho Chi Minh ('Uncle Ho') are everywhere and a visit to his imposing mausoleum is always fascinating, but especially evocative at sunrise for the pomp and ceremony of the flag raising ceremony. The picturesque Temple of Literature was the country's first university and now only teaches the philosophies of Confucianism. A traditional cyclo tour is the best way to explore the colourful narrow streets of the Old Quarter and this is the best place to take in a water puppet show, dating back over 1000 years.

    Overnight: Sofitel Metropole

  4. Day 3 - 4 Vietnamese Coast

    Enjoy three days and two nights cruising through the incredible limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Explore caves, swim in the warm waters of a peaceful bay and appreciate the views as your traditional junk glides between the islands.

    Overnight: The Au Co

  5. Day 5 Hanoi

    Return to Hanoi this afternoon and relax by the pool.

    Overnight: Sofitel Metropole

  6. Day 6 Hue

    Fly to Hue, capital of the imperial Nguyen dynasty between 1802 and 1945. This afternoon you can cruise along the Perfume River, visit the most impressive temple in town at the Thien Mu Pagoda and the lively Dong Ba Market.

    Overnight: La Residence

  7. Day 7 Hue

    Your exploration of this charming riverside city will include the mausoleum of Emporer Tu Duc and the fascinating Imperial Citadel, bearing the scars of fierce fighting during the Vietnam War.

    Overnight: La Residence

  8. Day 8 Hoi An

    Drive through the stunning Hai Van pass - the 21km stretch of road crossing over where the Annamese Mountain Range meets the Eastern Sea - and along the coast to Hoi An.

    Overnight: Nam Hai

  9. Day 9 - 10 Hoi An

    The historic town of Hoi An, protected by UNESCO, is close by and offers a charming combination of architecture, cafe culture and great shopping. The rest of your time can be enjoyed simply relaxing in your luxurious villa, lapping one of the stunning infinity pools or being pampered in the fantastic spa.

    Overnight: Nam Hai

  10. Day 11 Saigon

    Transfer to Danang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Take the speedboat to your hotel and relax.

    Overnight: An Lam Saigon River

  11. Day 12 Saigon

    Discover the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the lives and tactics of the Vietnamese guerrillas during the American War. Return to the city and explore the incredible War Remnants Museum as well as seeing the highlights of Reunification Palace, Central Post Office and the Opera House. This evening jump onto the back of a vespa for a thrilling "Vespa After Dark" tour as your experienced driver-guide meanders through the traffic and down the back streets so that you can experience hidden bars, coffee shops and the most delicious street food.

    Overnight: An Lam Saigon River

  12. Day 13 Mekong Delta

    Transfer to Can Tho on the Mekong Delta, to your boutique hotel on an islet only accessible by boat.  This is the perfect base from which to explore the waterways and witness the traditional way of life in the Delta.

    Overnight: Azerai

  13. Day 14 Mekong Delta

    Enjoy a full day on a local boat from Cai Be to Vinh Long.  Highlights will include colourful, floating markets, rowing your own sampan (traditional, flat bottomed boat) and villages showcasing their home industries. 

    Overnight: Azerai

  14. Day 15 Depart

    This morning you will be driven back to Saigon in time for your flight home.

  15. Depart

GUIDELINE PRICES - Per Person

Currency
Low £ 5,350 $ 7,255
Mid £ 6,650 $ 9,018
High £ 7,910 $ 10,727

BOOKING NOTES

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a room.

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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