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ESSENTIAL VIETNAM

Between the cities of Hanoi and Saigon discover some of the best coastal scenery in Asia. Travel back in time through the street markets of colonial Hanoi to the limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Relax on an island in one of the finest beach properties and end your journey in lively Saigon where the Vietnamese strive for a cosmopolitan future.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experiencing traditional and modern Vietnam through Hanoi's Old Quarter and District 1, Saigon.
  • Sailing among the dramatic limestone outcrops of Halong Bay.
  • Relaxing on the stunning tropical beaches of Ninh Van Bay.
£3,850
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 Vietnamese Coast

    Transfer to the coast this morning and enjoy the rest of the day cruising through the incredible limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Explore caves and appreciate the views as your traditional junk glides between the islands.

    Overnight: Bhaya Legend

  5. Day 4 Hanoi

    Swim in the warm waters of a peaceful bay before a hearty brunch. Return to Hanoi this afternoon and relax by the pool.

    Overnight: Sofitel Metropole

  6. Day 5 Ninh Van Bay Island

    Fly south to Nha Trang and transfer by speedboat to the islands of Ninh Van Bay to relax on the beach.

    Overnight: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

  7. Day 6 - 8 Ninh Van Bay Island

    Trek to inland waterfalls, kayak from bay to bay, snorkel over nearby reefs or go fishing with the locals. There are options for active souls but those seeking rejuvenation will be happiest in the spa or in a quiet corner of the bay.

    Overnight: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

  8. Day 9 Saigon

    Transfer to Nha Trang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Settle in and explore one of the most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia.

    Overnight: Park Hyatt

  9. Day 10 Saigon

    Uncover the architectural highlights of this exciting city, including the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. Discover the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the lives and tactics of the Vietnamese guerrilla fighters.

    Overnight: Park Hyatt

  10. Day 11 Depart

    Transfer to the airport and fly home from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

  11. Depart

Currency
Low £ 3,850 $ 5,377 € 4,554
Mid £ 4,730 $ 6,606 € 5,595
High £ 5,720 $ 7,989 € 6,766

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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