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A Taste of Vietnam

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A Taste of Vietnam

City tours, a river cruise and a beach stay make this a memorable taste of Vietnam

This compact tour of Vietnam offers a glimpse into the country’s main highlights, packaged together with a few days relaxation beside the beach at the end of the trip. In Hanoi see the curious One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Continue to Halong Bay for a memorable cruise among the beautiful limestone peaks before flying to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Here you can see the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels and venture into the lush Mekong Delta to see how the locals live and work. End your tour with some time on the beach at Mui Ne.

Mekong River Daily Life vietnam
night street lantern rickshaw hoi an vietnam
Titop peak view halong bay vietnam

Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Those looking for history, colonial legacy and modern outlook can find it all in Vietnam’s buzzing...

    2 Days

  • Halong Bay Vietnam

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

    A UNESCO Heritage Site filled with thousands of small islands rising from turquoise waters

    1 Day

  • spring ho chi minh city vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    A vibrant city with a fascinating history and food culture

    2 Days

  • mui ne sand dune vietnam

    Mui Ne – Phan Thiet, Vietnam

    Traditional fishing villages of Mui Ne and Phan Thiết with white sand beaches

    4 Days


A Taste of Vietnam

12 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Hanoi

Depart the UK on a flight to Hanoi.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

Arrival at Hanoi where you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

DAY 3 Hanoi City Tour

Experience the rich culture of Hanoi, spending time at the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day watching a traditional water puppet show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 Hanoi to Halong Bay

Journey through the verdant farmlands passing the workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk boat for the overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Stop at the small floating fishing village of Vung Vieng. Optional onboard activities include a cookery class, massage, kayaking or swimming.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Boat
DAY 5 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

The day starts with Tai Chi on the sundeck, followed by breakfast. Explore the Sung Sot Caves, and enjoy brunch as the boat winds through the spectacular scenery. Disembark at midday and transfer back to Hanoi. Later you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 6 Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels

This morning, you will be met and escorted to the Cu Chi Tunnels on the outskirts of the city, and after lunch, experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and the city’s biggest wholesale market in China Town. This evening you may wish to take an optional tour by Vespa around the city to see the wonders of Vietnam by night and perhaps try some street food.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 Mekong Delta

After breakfast visit the beautiful countryside of Ben Tre Province and relax on a boat ride, visiting the islands, join the folk music performance and go to see local people making coconut delicacies. After a village lunch, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 Saigon to Mui Ne

After checking out of your hotel, take a 5-hour transfer by road to Mui Ne (driver only, no guide). Upon arrival, check in to your resort in Mui Ne for four nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Car
DAY 9 Mui Ne

Day at leisure to relax on the beach or perhaps, try some kite-surfing.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 10 Mui Ne

Day at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Mui Ne

Day at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12 Flight to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Saigon Vespa Motorcycle tour ho chi minh city vietnam

    Vietnam: Motorcycle Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

    Explore Ho Chi Minh City like a local, from the backseat of a motorcycle!

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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam: Pottery and Train Experience, Hanoi

    Take your place at the potter's wheel and make your own piece of art to take home.

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  • Cycling Hoi An vietnam

    Vietnam: Cycling Around Hoi An

    Cycle around Hoi An and the local countryside to see the locals' daily life in the green rice field, villages and craft workshops.

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  • halong bay seaplane 4 vietnam

    Vietnam: Sea Plane to Halong Bay

    Fly-over the scenic Halong Bay. A fantastic way to see the dramatic islands and limestone peaks of the bay.

    View this package

Sample Accommodation

The Light Hotel, Hanoi

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Bhaya Classic Cruise, Halong Bay

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EdenStar Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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What's included:
  • International and domestic flights in economy class
  • 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as specified
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

Price from £2,199
(Prices are for minimum 2 passengers, sole passenger prices on request)
Land only from £1,499
(excluding international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.


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