Vietnam at a Glance Private Tour    *alt*

12 days
Wendy Wu
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Description

Relish Vietnam's distinct and energetic character as you journey from Saigon in the south up to Hanoi in the north. Explore the country's turbulent past, meet the friendly, resilient locals, and get lost in spectacular panoramas on this two-week private tour of discovery.

What's Included?
all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
meals as stated
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK passport holders

Itinerary


 Days 1-2 UK to Saigon

Fly overnight to Saigon.


 Day 3 Discover Saigon

Sightseeing includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market. (B,L)


 Day 4 Mekong Delta Cruise

Travel to Ben Tre for your sampan cruise on the Mekong River. Travel through palm lined canals, passing stilt houses and fish farms before returning to Saigon. (B,L)


 Day 5 Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh

Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple. Return to Saigon. (B,L)


 Day 6 Journey to Hoi An

Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en-route. (B,L).


 Day 7 Hoi An

Today we will take a short drive to Tra Que village. You will walk through the vegetable gardens, experience how local farmers work the land and learn about the history of the village and the importance of herbs Vietnamese medicine and cuisine. (B,L)


 Day 8 Hoi An to Hue

Travel to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass and enjoy a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel, heart of the old royal empire. (B,L)


 Day 9 Royal Tombs, fly to Hanoi

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Later, fly to Hanoi, a charming and richly historic city. (B)


 Day 10 Discover Hanoi

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and take a walking tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening, watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets. (B,L,D)


 Day 11 Halong Bay Junk Cruise

Travel to UNESCO listed Halong Bay and cruise between the nearby islands on a traditional Junk Boat. Return to Hanoi. (B,L)


 Days 12 Depart Hanoi

Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (B)