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Highlights of Vietnam - 10 Days

Group Travel (16 max)
Grade: Easy
From $1,699* pp twin share
Inclusions:
2 flights within Vietnam
8 nights hotel accommodation, 1 night cruise accommodation
Start: Saigon, Finish: Hanoi
Daily breakfast, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Includes entrance fees, return transfers & FREE cooking class
Optional Extra: Sapa Explorer tour extension (see below)

Plus, Qantas Frequent Flyers Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent^

From the boisterous energy of Saigon to the tranquil islands of Halong Bay, discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. Hoi An's antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you, and provide insights into traditional Vietnamese life. Flights between major centres allows more time to experience this exotic destination.


DAY 1: SAIGON

Embrace the buzzing energy of Vietnam after arriving in Saigon, and meet your fellow travelers and Guide.
Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS

Discover the network of tunnels at Cu Chi central to the Viet Cong's strategy and victory in the Vietnam War. Explore Saigon on a walking tour taking in the city's most famous sites and landmarks. Enjoy a cocktail as you watch the lights come to life over Saigon after sunset.
Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA

From Saigon, travel south to the Mekong Delta and explore the palm-fringed canals and tributaries of the Mekong River in your private boat. Gain an insight into the main local industries of the area as you visit a traditional brick factory and meet a family of weavers. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring the freshest local ingredients including Elephant ear fish.
Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4: SAIGON TO HUE

Fly to Hue, a former imperial capital, and visit the city's most famous sites including Emperor Tu Duc's tomb, Imperial Palace and Citadel. Visit Spiral Foundation, a unique enterprise that employs people with disabilities.
Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin (or similar)

DAY 5: HUE TO HOI AN

Soak in some of Vietnam's most stunning scenery along the Hai Van Pass on the drive to Hoi An. Stroll through this charming riverside town which is famous for its tailors and preserved architecture – an interesting mix of Chinese, Japanese and French influence.
Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar)

DAY 6: HOI AN

Today is the day you learn to prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisine during the complimentary cooking class we have arranged for you. Rest of the day is at leisure and provides the opportunity to explore this unique city and perhaps visit one of those many tailors.
Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar)

DAY 7: HOI AN TO HALONG BAY

Fly to Haiphong and transfer to Halong Bay to board your cruise vessel. Cruise and explore this beautiful World Heritage site before retiring to your private cabin for a well earned rest.
Cruise: Overnight boat (or similar)

DAY 8: HALONG BAY TO HANOI

Wake early and to see the sunrise and greet the day with a Tai Chi session on the upper deck. After returning to port travel to Hanoi, the nation's capital and its political and historical centre for over 1000 years. This afternoon stroll through the backstreets and markets of the Old Quarter sampling delicious local snacks and perhaps a Bia Hoi the famous local "fresh" beer.
Hotel: The Ann Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 9: HANOI CITY TOUR

Discover Hanoi's must-visit sites including Ho Chi Minh Quarter, House on Stilts, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Enjoy a farewell group dinner to celebrate a memorable time in Vietnam.
Hotel: The Ann Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 10: HANOI

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

POST-TOUR FROM AN ADDITIONAL $849PP*

DAYS 11-15: HANOI & SAPA

Journey into Northern Vietnam and discover the fascinating lives of the ethnic minorities including the Red Dzao when you add our five day SAPA EXPLORER to the end of your journey.
Hotels: The Ann Hanoi, Sapa Highland Resort, Topas Ecolodge
Sapa Explorer tour extension is available for selected departure dates only, contact us for further information

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