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Discover the best of Vietnam from the Mekong Delta in the south to Halong Bay in the north. Relax in the charming UNESCO listed town of Hoi An. Combined with a visit to the cities of Saigon, Hue and Hanoi, this is an excellent action-packed two-week tour.
– Experience the bustling city of Saigon
– Meander up the Mekong Delta
– Wander the traditional town of Hoi An
– Marvel at the scenery on the Hai Van Pass
– Discover Hanoi by cyclo tour
– Relax with a cruise on Halong Bay
Day 1s-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3: Discover Saigon
Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is both a treasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam towards a bright future. Experience Vietnams colonial past at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Also visit the Reunification Palace; and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish up browsing at the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 4: Mekong Delta Cruise
Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong River. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda en route back to Saigon.
Day 5: Journey to Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An stopping en route at the Marble Mountains. This afternoon take a walking tour of charming Hoi AN – wonderfully laidback and a wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchants house, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and a bustling market.
Day 6: Tra Que Village
Drive out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. This afternoon can be spent on the nearby Cua Dai beach or with a free afternoon back in Hoi An.
Day 7: Imperial Citadel, Hue
Leave Hoi An for Hue via a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified city. Take a cyclo ride up to the imposing imperial citadel. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War.
Day 8: Fly to Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure or start your explorations of Vietnam’s capital.
Day 9: Discover Hanoi
Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you will pass Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and visit the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the days exploration with a walk through the Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.
Day 10: Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Spend the day aboard a traditional junk cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it is not hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations. A fresh seafood meal is included in your voyage. Return to Hanoi.
Day 11: Quintessence of Tonkin
Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay. Return to Hanoi after brunch and later, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.
Day 12: Fly Hanoi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
You’ll spend 10 nights in 4* accommodations.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Quintessence of Tonkin
Take your seats for ‘the Quintessence of Tonkin’, an outdoor spectacular that perfectly showcases the rich culture and daily life of Vietnam’s northern river delta through talented performers, water puppetry, and lights.
Hanoi Cyclo Tour
Explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, stopping off at a café to sample a traditionally-made, local speciality, egg coffee.
Tra Que Traditional Village
Try your hand at ancient cultivation techniques with members of the local farming community in Tra Que village and enjoy a cooking demonstration of a regional speciality.
– Return international flights
– All Accommodation
– All meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
– All transportation & transfers
– All sightseeing & entrance fees
– English speaking National Escort & local guides
– Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South East Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts or local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Wendy Wu groups will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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