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Vietnam - Halong Bay, Saigon & the Mekong

14 days from £1799*
Departing: September 2017 - May 2018
* Price shown: 17 September 2017 from London Heathrow - LHR - VOX
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Discover Vietnam, a land of sparkling beaches, ethereal limestone islands and historic cities that reverberate with life. Learn about life here, in one of Asia's most vibrant countries, with visits to labyrinthine Hanoi, imperial Hue and exciting Ho Chi Minh City - still known locally as Saigon - and explore the sprawling waterways of the Mekong Delta.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Discover colonial Hanoi, Vietnam's charming capital
  • See Hoan Kiem Lake and its beautiful Ngoc Son Temple
  • Enjoy some of the world's best street food
  • Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising wondrous Halong Bay
  • Discover the Imperial City of Hue
  • Stay in UNESCO-listed, riverside Hoi An
  • Enjoy a cookery demonstration and class
  • Explore vibrant 'HCMC' - the city formerly known as Saigon
  • See the infamous Cu Chi tunnel complex
  • Voyage on the Mekong Delta and visit picturesque Ben Tre
  • Rest and relax at a beachside resort at the end of the tour
  • 11 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in Hanoi (2 nights), aboard a Halong Bay traditional junk (1 night), Hue (1 night), Hoi An (2 nights), Ho Chi Minh City (2 nights) and Phan Thiet (3 nights)
  • Three dinners and six lunches
  • Return flights from the UK to Hanoi, returning from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Internal flights from Hanoi to Hue, and Danag to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

N.B. Visas are required for travel on this tour (see Further Information)

Itinerary

Day One

Fly overnight from the UK to Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi.

Day Two

Arriving in Hanoi, this morning you'll meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Begin to understand Vietnam's unique culture and complex past with a walking tour through the city's Old Quarter and on to Hoan Kiem Lake, where you'll find the ornate island-temple Ngoc Son. You'll also visit Bat Trang, an ancient pottery-making village.

Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day Three

Join us, today, on a full-day guided tour with visits to revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, the imposing Imperial Citadel and the beautiful Confucian Temple of Literature. For lunch, enjoy a traditional bowl of Pho - Vietnamese noodle soup, and end your day with an optional trip to the theatre to watch a traditional water puppet show.

Day Four

Today you'll see one of the natural world's most striking scenes as you board a traditional junk in the Bay of Tonkin to begin a two-day voyage through Halong Bay.

Witness lives lived among floating villages, and discover deserted gold-sand beaches, as your vessel meanders between some of the bay's 1600 limestone islands and islets. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner, a cookery demonstration and, weather permitting, try night fishing under the stars.

Day Five

Rise early for the chance to see the sun rise over the tranquil bay and join an energising tai chi class. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on board before finishing your time at sea with a visit to a typical fishing village. Later in the day you'll return to Hanoi, and board a short flight south to Hue.

Day Six

Once the capital of Vietnam, modern Hue is a haven of calm. Discover its pagodas and the tombs of emperors past, and walk through history in the restored Imperial City of the Nyugun Dynasty. Later, take a cruise on the city's Perfume River before joining a guided tour of the Imperial City's palace.

Taking the road south, you'll have the chance to visit the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, travel through magnificent Hai Van Pass and stop in Danang to explore the Cham Museum. Closer to our destination you'll see the geologically improbable Marble Mountains and a number of beautiful coastal lagoons and beaches.

End your incredible day of sights and sounds with a sundowner and a meal in the ancient and peaceful port town of Hoi An.

Day Seven

Today you'll visit Tra Que, a vegetable-growing village, where you'll be able to join the farmers in picking and preparing fresh produce for a delicious lunch. Return to Hoi An after lunch to spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing on the beach, or wandering the town's shops and stalls.

Day Eight

This morning you'll transfer to Danang Airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You'll begin your time here with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnel complex, part of an underground labyrinth that was used by the Viet Cong during the country's civil war.

Once settled in HCMC you'll enjoy a guided tour of the city - a fascinating mix of its French colonial past and modern-day style. Highlights include Reunification Hall and the Xa Loi Pagoda. Time permitting, you'll have chance to visit the War Remnants Museum, formerly known as the Exhibition House for Crimes of War and Aggression.

Day Nine

Today you'll travel into the iconic landscape of the Mekong Delta, crossing futuristic Rach Mieu Bridge to visit the delta town of Ben Tre. Take a boat trip along the Delta's bustling waterways to visit local craft shops and an island fruit farm before returning to the city via a fascinating bonsai garden.

Day 10

Bid farewell to Saigon and transfer to the beach resort of Mui Ne. The area boasts a near-perfect climate, stunning red and white sand dunes and warm waters. Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the facilities of your four-star beachfront hotel - the Blue Ocean Resort.

Days 11-12

Rest and relax in the resort, and enjoy its many facilities - including a spa and swimming pool - or choose to venture out onto the area's striking inland sand dunes.

Day 13

Today you'll return to HCMC Airport by coach, and board your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 14

Arrive back in the UK at the end of a wonderful Vietnamese adventure.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 17 September 2017 £1999.00 NF7VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 15 October 2017 £2069.00 NF7VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 12 November 2017 £2099.00 NF7VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 21 January 2018 £2199.00 F18VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 18 February 2018 £2229.00 F18VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 18 March 2018 £2229.00 F18VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 15 April 2018 £2079.00 F18VOT14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 20 May 2018 £1999.00 F18VOT14
Belfast City
Belfast City 17 September 2017 £1999.00 NF7VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 October 2017 £2069.00 NF7VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 12 November 2017 £2099.00 NF7VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 21 January 2018 £2199.00 F18VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 18 February 2018 £2229.00 F18VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 18 March 2018 £2229.00 F18VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 April 2018 £2079.00 F18VOU14
Belfast City
Belfast City 20 May 2018 £1999.00 F18VOU14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 September 2017 £1999.00 NF7VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 October 2017 £2069.00 NF7VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 November 2017 £2099.00 NF7VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 21 January 2018 £2199.00 F18VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 February 2018 £2229.00 F18VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 March 2018 £2229.00 F18VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 April 2018 £2079.00 F18VOV14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 May 2018 £1999.00 F18VOV14
Glasgow
Glasgow 17 September 2017 £1999.00 NF7VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 October 2017 £2069.00 NF7VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 November 2017 £2099.00 NF7VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 January 2018 £2199.00 F18VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 February 2018 £2229.00 F18VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 March 2018 £2229.00 F18VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 April 2018 £2079.00 F18VOW14
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 May 2018 £1999.00 F18VOW14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 September 2017 £1799.00 NF7VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 October 2017 £1869.00 NF7VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 November 2017 £1899.00 NF7VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 January 2018 £1999.00 F18VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 February 2018 £2029.00 F18VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 March 2018 £2029.00 F18VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 April 2018 £1879.00 F18VOX14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 May 2018 £1799.00 F18VOX14
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £1999.00 NF7VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 15 October 2017 £2069.00 NF7VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 12 November 2017 £2099.00 NF7VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 21 January 2018 £2199.00 F18VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 18 February 2018 £2229.00 F18VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 18 March 2018 £2229.00 F18VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 15 April 2018 £2079.00 F18VOY14
Manchester
Manchester 20 May 2018 £1999.00 F18VOY14
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 September 2017 £1999.00 NF7VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 October 2017 £2069.00 NF7VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 12 November 2017 £2099.00 NF7VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 January 2018 £2199.00 F18VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 February 2018 £2229.00 F18VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 March 2018 £2229.00 F18VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 April 2018 £2079.00 F18VOS14
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 May 2018 £1999.00 F18VOS14

Halong Bay, Saigon and the Mekong Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European four-star standard. Throughout, rooms have air conditioning, private facilities, telephones, TV, mini-bars and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Further Information

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Until 30 June 2017, British Citizens do not require a visa for single entry visits to Vietnam if staying for less than 15 days. If travelling after 1 July 2017, a visa will be required (the current charge is £54 for British Citizens). Your passport must contain one blank page and be valid beyond the return date. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before your departure date.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

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