Classic option from US$1675* PP
Deluxe option from US$2270* PP
Trip code: HOV-C-10 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Hue, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi FINISH
From the boisterous energy of Saigon to the tranquil islands of Halong Bay, discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. An insight into traditional Vietnamese life, Hoi An’s antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you, and the drive from Hue through the lush agriculture and stunning coastal vistas of provincial Vietnam is breathtaking. Appreciate the comfort and convenience of flights between major centers, leaving you more time to experience this joyous destination.
DAYS 1-3: SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA
On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel. Bond with your small group of fellow travelers and tour leader at a tour briefing and welcome drinks. Wander along the city’s historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and stop to explore the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Gain insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people as you investigate the amazing Cu Chi tunnels, and wind along the canals of the Mekong Delta sampling fruit from local orchards.
Hotel: Duxton Hotel Saigon
DAYS 4-6: HUE & HOI AN
Fly north to Hue, the former imperial capital and a window into Vietnam’s complex past. Delve into the ancient Citadel, an elaborate emperors tomb and tranquil the Thien Mu Pagoda. At the Spiral foundation, meet the deaf and mute workers as they guide you to make your own souvenir. Witness the lovely countryside and spectacular coastal scenery on your way to Hoi An. A living monument to Vietnam’s rich history, this charming town boasts traditional houses and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge. Visit a produce market with the disadvantaged youth from the Streets organization, and then enjoy some free time in Hoi An for shopping, or enhance your culinary skills with an optional cooking class.
Hotels: Saigon Morin, Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa
DAYS 7-10: HALONG BAY & HANOI
Fly to Hanoi and then relax as you watch farmers working their land on the drive to enchanting Halong Bay. Enjoy the freshest seafood while you cruise amongst the thousands of limestone islands. On your return to Hanoi, a delightful water puppet performance awaits. Learn all about the life and legend of ‘Uncle Ho’ at his former home and mausoleum, and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotels: Royal Lotus Hotel Halong, Hilton Garden Inn
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