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A Taste of Vietnam

Tailor-Made Journey

A Taste of Vietnam

A wonderful combination of
city, river and beach

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.

Ga Choi Islet in 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

  • Titop peak view 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

    3 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

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

A Taste of Vietnam

12 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Hanoi

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Hanoi.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

On arrival at Hanoi International Airport, our guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall to greet and escort you to your transport which will whisk you to your accommodation to check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight, or get to know the local area.

DAY 3 Hanoi City Tour

Your guide for today’s city tour will meet you after breakfast, in the hotel foyer. Today gives you the opportunity to experience Hanoi’s rich history and culture starting at the ancient Temple of Literature. This picturesque attraction was originally built in 1070 as a university dedicated to Confuscious. Next, the One Pillar Pagoda, rising up from a scenic lotus pond is followed by a visit to the strikingly yellow Presidential Palace. Admire the artefacts in the Vietnam History Museum and marvel at the grandeur of the Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and discover the French-colonial architecture and end the day watching an intriguing traditional water puppet show.

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

Journey through the verdant farmlands passing the workers toiling in the rice fields as you journey to Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk for your overnight cruise. The stunning scenery surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with forested islets and remarkable rock formations. There is a visit to see the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites in Surprise Cave and a chance to explore picturesque Titov Island. There are a variety of optional onboard activities to fill your time including a cookery class, massage, kayaking, and swimming.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 5 Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City

The day starts early with a beautiful sunrise and Tai Chi on the sundeck, followed by breakfast. Explore the nature around the Luon Cave by bamboo boat or kayak. The junk continues to wind its way through the limestone rocks before docking and your transfer back to Hanoi. After a few hours at leisure in Hanoi, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where upon arrival, your guide will greet you and arrange your transfer to your accommodation

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

Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet and escort you to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Part of a massive war museum the tunnels offer a fascinating glimpse of the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers during the war with America. 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 filled with French-colonial buildings, on a walking tour, and visit the Reunification Palace, where the Vietnam War ended in 1975. This evening is at leisure for you to explore the city further. 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 explore the beautiful countryside of Ben Tre Province on the Mekong Delta, and relax on a boat ride to the islands. Experience a folk music performance and see local people making coconut delicacies.  Return to Ho Chi Minh City after a delicious village lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel, a 5-hour drive to Mui Ne (driver only, no guide), through stunning and dramatic landscapes. Upon arrival, check in to your resort in Mui Ne for four nights. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and unwind after your journey.

  • 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 to explore Mui Ne. Maybe marvel at the dramatic Red Sand Dunes, or take a trip to the magical Fairy Stream.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Mui Ne

Day at leisure. Maybe treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in the fishing village, or marvel at the nearby Po Shanu Cham Towers.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12 Fly 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

    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

    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

    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.

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Sample Accommodation

Tirant Hotel Hanoi, Hanoi

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Syrena Cruises, Halong Bay

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EdenStar Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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Pandanus Resort, Mui Ne

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Your holiday details
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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 12 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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