with Wendy Wu
- Includes flights
- All meals included
- All accommodation included
The perfect snapshot of a captivating country, delve into Vietnam's energetic cities, fascinating heritage and compelling landscapes.
- Stroll through old Hanoi
- Practice Tai Chi on magnificent Halong Bay
- Master Vietnamese cuisine in Hoian
- Explore vibrant Saigon
- Drift along the Mekong Delta
- Enjoy the spectacular A O show
- International flights and current taxes
- Domestic transportation
- All meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners)
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Visa fees for Australian passport holders
|Depart Australia||Depart Vietnam||Price|
|9 February 2019||17 February 2019||$3,790*|
|23 February 2019||3 March 2019||$3,790*|
|9 March 2019||17 March 2019||$3,790*|
|6 April 2019||14 April 2019||$3,790*|
|20 April 2019||28 April 2019||$3,990*|
|11 May 2019||19 May 2019||$3,990*|
|6 July 2019||14 July 2019||$3,990*|
|3 August 2019||11 August 2019||$3,790*|
|14 September 2019||22 September 2019||$3,790*|
|26 October 2019||3 November 2019||$3,990*|
|23 November 2019||1 December 2019||$3,990*|
*price based on per person, twin share
Single supplement from $355
Day 1: Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi, where you will be met at the airport in the arrival hall by your Local Guide or National escort. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer 45 minutes to your hotel and check into your room or store any luggage if your room is not ready yet. There is no sightseeing today.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Drive 4 hours today from Hanoi to Halong, where you will take an overnight cruise to the far-most corners of the bay by boat. Boarding your boat could involve navigating your way over and through other boats, moored between it and the dock, sometimes without handrails, ladders or assistance from staff.
Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise out into the bay, stopping to anchor for an afternoon of activities. Activities are subject to change due to cruise selection and weather conditions. Sightseeing usually includes visiting underground caves on the islands which involves climbing up and down lots of steps. End the day on deck with a drink in hand to watch the sunset over the bay followed by a freshly prepared dinner, before retiring to your cabin for the night.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Spend the morning sailing through Halong Bay. After an early lunch (or brunch meal) disembark your cruise and return to Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – Hoi An
Discover the sights of Hanoi today. Walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter and have the opportunity to taste some traditional Vietnamese coffee. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, followed by the Humble House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Next drive to the serene Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s first university. This evening, fly 1 hour and 15 minutes to Danang and transfer to the charming town of Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the narrow and ancient streets of this charming town. Visit one of Hoi An’s oldest homes, built over 200 years ago and still occupied by the descendants of the merchant family that originally built it. You will also visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the traditional Hoi An Market, the Quan Cong Chinese Temple and the Reaching Out arts and crafts workshop. Later today you will be given a cooking demonstration, learning how to make some of the regions specialties; have a go at cooking yourself before enjoying the dishes you have prepared for dinner.
Day 6: Hoi An – Saigon
Spend this morning at leisure before flying to Saigon in the evening.
Day 7: Mekong Delta
Drive 2 and a half hours down to the picturesque province of Ben Tre situated along the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, because its rich and fertile lands produce huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruit. Spend the day cruising and exploring, travelling by motorised, wooden boats between the islands and changing to smaller, paddleboats in the canals. Sightseeing involves hopping on and off these boats, often on unsteady and slippery surfaces, sometimes without handrails or assistance. Return to Saigon this afternoon.
Day 8: Saigon
This morning, confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels. The cramped tunnels were central to a few of the war’s strategic operations, including the famous 1968 Tet Offensive, and they did not escape damage. American B52 bombers dropped hundreds of missiles leaving huge tell-tale craters behind. The Cu Chi experience can be emotional for some visitors, but it offers a fascinating window into the hardship and traumas of war. to explore the city. This afternoon, explore modern day Saigon with its heady mix of local culture and colonial influences. You will pass the Notre Dame Cathedral before visiting the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Visit the atmospheric Ben Thanh market before you finish the day with the cultural extravaganza that is the A O Show, staged at the magnificent Saigon Opera House.
Days 9-10: Depart Saigon
Spend your last day at leisure before your 1-hour transfer to the airport to fly home.
- Above prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes.
- Subject to change.
- Customary tipping amount of approximately US$50 (AU$68) is paid locally in Vietnam.
- Standard itinerary departs SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL & PER.
- Other cities available, contact us for details
- Depending on airline schedules, extra nights pre or post tour accommodation or stopovers may be required at additional cost.
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- Credit card surcharge of 1.2% may apply
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