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Essential Vietnam


from £1,340 pp

(ex international flights)


10 days

This 10 day classic tour lets you explore the best Vietnam has to offer, from the quaint hill provinces in the north to the spirited Mekong river in the south. Highlights include: ➣ Marvel at the majestic karst limestone of Halong Bay and Ninh Binh. ➣ Wander the lantern-strewn streets of Hoi An. ➣ Lose yourself amidst the bright lights of Saigon. Whether you're a seasoned traveller or first timer, this is a complete, packed and engaging itinerary for those looking for a magical roundup of the country's best bits.

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Day 1 - Hanoi

  • Transfer from Hanoi airport to your hotel

Day 2 - Hanoi

  • Discover Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • Discover the Temple of Literature
  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • See the Museum of Ethnology
  • Street Food Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter.
  • Watch a show at the Water Puppet Theatre
Ninh Binh, Hanoi

Day 3 - Ninh Binh, Hanoi

  • Transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
  • Explore Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
  • Visit Hoa Lu - the former Vietnamese capital
  • Transfer from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
Halong Bay

Day 4 - Halong Bay

  • Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - First day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Choose your first activity
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Happy Hour, cooking class and evening activities
Halong Bay, Hue

Day 5 - Halong Bay, Hue

  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Second Day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Tai Chi on the sundeck
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Visit Thien Canh Son cave
  • Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi Airport
  • Flight from Hanoi to Da Nang
  • Transfer from Hue Airport to your hotel

Day 6 - Hue

  • Cruise on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda
  • Explore the Citadel (Imperial City)
  • Explore Tu Duc’s Tomb
  • Visit Minh Mang’s Tomb
Hoi An

Day 7 - Hoi An

  • Transfer from Hue to Hoi An (via Hai Van pass)
  • At leisure / take a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
  • Cross Hoi An's Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Visit Quan Cong Temple (Ong Pagoda)
  • Visit Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Fujian temple
  • Take a boat trip on Thu Bon river

Day 8 - Saigon

  • Transfer from Hoi An to Danang Airport
  • Flight from Danang to Saigon
  • Visit Saigon Central Post Office
  • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Experience the War Remnants Museum
  • Explore Saigon's Chinatown
  • Visit Thien Hau Temple
Ben Tre, Saigon

Day 9 - Ben Tre, Saigon

  • Transfer from Saigon to Ben Tre
  • Take a boat trip on the Mekong river
  • Stop at a local house in Ben Tre
  • Take a row-boat trip along Cai Coi creek
  • Transfer from Ben Tre to Saigon
  • Foodie Night Tour in Saigon - by Vespa

Day 10

  • Transfer from your hotel to the airport in Saigon