A fully escorted 11 day tour with English speaking guides, sightseeing, boat trips on Halong bay and The Perfume River, a night on board a Halong junk, internal flights, visits to The Imperial City, ancient town and more. Guaranteed departure on every Monday.
UNBEATABLE VALUE ONLY £995 PER PERSON
HANOI - HALONG BAY - DANANG - HOIAN - HUE - HOCHIMINH CITY
Price includes: Visa, airport/hotel transfers, 3 and 4 star hotels with daily breakfast (hotels are as stated or similar, rooms with ensuite facilities), lunch and dinner onboard the HaLong junk, air conditioned vehicles, internal flights, guided sightseeing, excursions, boat trips, admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, meals (other than stated), drinks, tips, insurance, all optional tours and any service not specified.
* To make your holidays even more hassle-free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
Approx. group size: 16 persons. Price is per person sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement is £295 per person. Children: 75% of adult's price (child sharing parents' room).
Programme extendible upon request. Laos and Cambodia add-on available.
Please Note : Our tour operation depends on many factors some of which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to amend programmes in case of unexpected problems caused by weather, airlines, transport companies and local organisations. For Tailor Made options please enquire.
DAY 01 International flights to Hanoi.
DAY 02 HANOI (-/-/-)
On arrival at Hanoi airport you will be met and transferred to La Belle Vie 3 star hotel conveniently located in the heart of the capital. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore at your own pace. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 03 HANOI (B/-/-)
Hanoi half day city tour with guide takes in the main boulevards of Hanoi, Temple of Literature, The Old Quarter and the famous One Pillar pagoda. Afternoon at leisure or optional tour to QuanHo village, just 30 km from Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi at La Belle Vie hotel.
DAY 04 HALONG (B/L/D)
Morning drive (3hrs) to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark and check into either the Huong Hai or Bai Tho junk. Enjoy a leisurely boat trip through the bay stopping to explore some of the many islands, caves and grottoes. After a seafood lunch on board, relax on deck or stop off at a nearby island for a swim. Optional kayaking and other island activities, weather permitting. Unwind and enjoy a sumptuous freshly caught seafood dinner and overnight on board. Experience the dark silhouettes, and the surreal tranquility of the bay beneath the eerie light of the moon as you drop anchor for the night.
DAY 05 DANANG/HOIAN (B/-/-)
Morning cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of HaLong bay and return to Hanoi in the afternoon with a stop at Dong Trieu pottery village. Catch an early evening flight to Danang, where on arrival you will be transferred to HoiAn ancient town. Evening at leisure to explore HoiAn at your own pace and overnight at HoiAn Trails 4* resort.
DAY 06 HOIAN (B/-/-)
Enjoy a walking tour of the old streets of HoiAn; learn how the mix of Japanese and Chinese architecture reflects its past history as an important trading port. Visit the Ancient merchants' houses, a Hokkien temple, a 400 year old Japanese covered bridge, the vibrant riverside market and a lantern workshop where you can learn to create your own lantern. Afternoon at leisure (or optional tour to MySon village, a religious sanctuary consisting of 70 architectural works and used to be the holy land of the once flourishing Champa Kingdom from the 4th – 13th century). Overnight at HoiAn Trails resort.
DAY 07 HUE (B/-/-)
Morning drive to the old Imperial city of Hue. Located in central Vietnam, Hue has always been considered the fulcrum of the country’s two rice baskets, the Red river delta and the Mekong delta; and was Vietnam’s capital in 1802 under King Gia Long (1762-1819). On arrival, visit the elaborate tomb of the Emperor MinhMang before transferring to HuongGiang 4 * hotel. Afternoon guided visits to the Imperial citadel and proceed to the elegant ThienMu pagoda to witness a daily Buddhist prayer recital by the monks before enjoying a sunset cruise on the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 08 SAIGON (B/-/-)
Transfer to Hue airport for your flight to bustling Saigon. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of Saigon including the main boulevards, Notre Dame Cathedral, the splendid Post Office, Ben Thanh market. Rest of the day at leisure to explore or relax and overnight at Liberty Central hotel.
(Optional evening VESPA tour of Saigon after dark: weave through the streets and back alleys on old Vespa motorbikes exploring local haunts, street food and experience the local night life.)
DAY 09 SAIGON (B/-/-)
Day at leisure for relaxation or own exploration OR optional tour to CuChi tunnels or to the Mekong delta. Overnight at Liberty Central hotel.
DAY 10 SAIGON (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport for flight home.
DAY 11 Arrive home.