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Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon / Highlights of Vietnam

This tour showcases the highlights of Vietnam, combining the vibrant cities of Hanoi, Hue and Saigon with a relaxing beach resort in historic Hoi An.

Your journey begins in Hanoi; explore this charming city with its yellow ochre colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Next, embark on an adventure and set sail on a traditional wooden junk as it drifts amongst the towering limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay. Fly south to Hue, once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Lords; visit the Imperial Citadel at the centre of the Complex of Hue Monuments, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Hoi An with its cobbled streets, tailor shops and galleries for a relaxing break at luxurious beach retreat, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, before ending your journey with a city break amongst the hustle and bustle of Saigon.

Itinerary highlights:

  • Tour the city of Hanoi and take to two wheels for a Old Quarter cyclo-ride
  • Take a street food tour of Hanoi’s best culinary spots with a food blogger
  • Sail around Halong Bay and visit local fishing villages
  • Enjoy a city tour of Hue including a visit to the Imperial Citadel
  • Cycle through the Hoi An countryside
  • Discover Saigon’s world-renowned street food from the back of a Vespa
  • Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels with a VC veteran
  • Immerse yourself in Mekong Delta river life

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Price based on 2 sharing and includes: return international flights with Vietnam Airlines from London Heathrow, 11 nights accommodation, private transfers, suggested activities and meals as specified below.

Meal basis: BB Breakfast |  FB Full board

This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries.

 

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Nights 11
Destinations 5
Flights 5

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon /Itinerary

Highlights of Vietnam

11nights

Day /1

Fly to Hanoi

Depart from London Heathrow with Vietnam Airlines to Hanoi.

Day /2 - 3

Hanoi

Hanoi

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay at Sofitel Legend Metropole. Explore the city on an excursion that includes the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda and a cyclo tour through the maze of back streets that make up the famed Old Quarter. Not to miss: Carrier can arrange a street food tour of Hanoi’s best culinary spots with food blogger Van Cong Tu. (BB)

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Day /4

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Depart Hanoi aboard a shared seaplane transfer to Halong Bay. Here, board Violet, a traditional deluxe junk, for an overnight cruise along the World Heritage Site. Discover the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van area, before returning to the boat for a cooking class with the chef and sundowners on the deck before dinner. (FB)

Halong Bay Cruising

Day /5 - 6

Hue

Hue

Begin your morning with an early swim, Tai Chi on the deck before returning to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. Transfer to La Residence Hotel & Spa for a two night stay. Here, explore emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel, followed by an enchanting look at the Garden Houses of Hue and fascinating collection of artefacts from the days of the former Royal Empire. (BB)

La Residence Hotel & Spa

Day /7 - 9

 Hoi An

Hoi An

Depart Hue, travelling overland via the Marble Mountains and Hai Van Pass to beautiful Hoi An. Your base for three nights is at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai. Go on a guided walking tour through this ancient town, learn the secrets of preparing Vietnamese cuisine with a hands-on cookery course and take a short boat trip crossing the river from Hoi An to cycle along quiet countryside trails meeting and helping local farmers. (BB)

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Day /10 - 12

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, with two nights accommodation at the Park Hyatt Saigon. The best way to explore the city is from the back of a vintage Vespa with a guide zipping you around to the best street food eateries and coffee shops. Take a trip to Saigon’s most historic landmarks and opt for an underground tour of the Cu Chi tunnels led by a Viet Cong veteran. Escape the high-energy city to spend your last day with local families, exploring the rice paddies and fruit farms along the Mekong Delta. (BB)

Park Hyatt Saigon

Day /13

Return to London

Transfer to the airport to connect with your return flight to London Heathrow.

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