Trip idea in Vietnam

Essential Vietnam

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,090 per person
10 days
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A classic tour of multi-faceted Vietnam travelling from north to south. Experience hectic Hanoi; the majestic karst limestone of Halong Bay and Ninh Binh; tour the old palaces of Hue, the lantern-strewn streets of Hoi An, then head to the south for a taste of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) and a boat tour of the meandering Mekong Delta. A complete, packed itinerary that is simply magical and excellent for first timers.

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Day 1
  • Transfer from Hanoi airport to your hotel
Day 2
  • 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
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
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
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 Hue
  • Transfer from Hue Airport to your hotel
Day 6
  • 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
Day 7
Hoi An
  • Transfer from Hue to Hoi An (via Hai Van pass)
  • 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
  • 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
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
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  • Transfer from your hotel to the airport in Saigon