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Magical Vietnam
Capture the essence of Vietnam on this journey of discovery starting with the natural splendours of the North, from the colonial atmosphere of Hanoi to the eternal beauty of Halong Bay. Continue with the historic charm of Central Vietnam where the Imperial city of Hue awaits you. Then onto Hoi An, where you will have ample time to shop and relax in this charming UNESCO protected town. Conclude your voyage with an in-depth discovery of the beauty of the Mekong Delta. Explore this diverse region by boat and bike and truly appreciate the local way of life with a night in a homestay.
Holiday Length: 13 days
Start City: Hanoi
End City: Ho Chi Minh City
Departures: Daily

Select & Mix Private Holiday 

Day 1

Welcome to Vietnam.  Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel.  Remainder of the day at leisure to relax or explore.
Day 2

Hanoi (B)

  Embark on a full day tour of Vietnam's capital city.  The remainder of the evening is at leisure or for a Select & Mix option:
+ Attend a water puppetry show in a local theatre
+ Learn the ancient art of calligraphy with a reputable Hanoian scholar
Day 3
Hanoi – Halong Bay (BLD)
  This morning you will be transferred to Halong Bay to board your junk and begin your overnight exploration of the unforgettable Halong Bay.  Fresh seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board the boat.  Select & Mix option:
+ Join the locals and take part in an early morning Tai Chi Session
Day 4

Halong Bay – Hai Phong - Danang - Hoi An (B)

  After breakfast on board, cruise back to the harbour and transfer towards Hai Phong Airport for your flight to Danang.  On arrival you will b met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.  The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore.
Day 5

Hoi An (B)

  In the morning take a walking tour of Hoi An.  Sites include the Japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple and Phung Hung Chinese-style trading house.  Afternoon free.
Day 6
Hoi An  (B)
  Day at leisure to explore Hoi An at your own pace, or perhaps take a Select & Mix option:
+ Short cycling tour to a rural village followed by a cooking class
+ Cycle to the villages of Cam Kim & Duy Vinh and share lunch with a local family
+ Street food tour of Hoi An
+ Explore My Son Sanctuary by Jeep
Day 7

Hoi An - Danang - Hue (B)

  Depart to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass - one of the most beautiful coastal panoramas in Vietnam.  After checking into your hotel in Hue the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore.
Day 8
Hue (B)
  This morning is devoted to visiting the handicraft villages in Hue including a local boat trip downstream on the Perfume River.  On arrival back in the city take a tour of the citadel city before a visit to the famous Dong Ba Market for a glimpse of the daily life of the local's.  Select & Mix options:
+ Sunset boat cruise on the Perfume River with a soothing foot massage
+ Sunset aperitif on Vong Canh Hill
Day 9
Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
  This morning visit Tu Duc Mausoleum then return to the city centre to visit a typical garden house.  Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  Select & Mix options:
+ Attend the beautiful A O Show at Saigon Opera House
+ Explore Saigon at night by scooter
Day 10
Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
  Morning drive to Cu Chi to visit the amazing tunnel network built by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War. Return to the city and after lunch visit some historic landmarks and then visit the ethnic Chinese district of Cho Lon, including Binh Tay Market.
Day 11
Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (BLD)
  Today drive to Ben Tre to explore the Mekong Delta.  Embark at Phong Nam Pier to cruise along the Chet Say River, a branch of the Mekong.  Then board your xe loi (motorised rickshaw) or bike to a local house for lunch, including local specialities, with some cold drinks or beers.  After lunch board a sampan for a trip along narrow canals to your homestay accommodation.
Day 12 Mekong Delta (BL)
  Drive to Cai Thia and take a local boat ride across the river to start your bicycle ride along the Mekong, including lunch at a typical regional house.  Boat transfer back to Can Tho province.
Day 13
Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City departure (B)
  Transfer to Ninh Kieu Quay where you will board a traditional local boat for a cruise to the lively, colourful floating markets of Cai Rang.  Later drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the airport for your onward or departure flight.


• Private air conditioned transfers and transportation
• Accommodation in your selected hotel category on a share twin basis
• Overnight junk cruise in Halong Bay
• English speaking local guides
• Domestic Flights
• Activities, meals and entrance fees as per the itinerary
Select & Mix: your choice of 4 options (included in the price)


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