IMPRESSIONS OF VIETNAM

ESCORTED TOUR

VIETNAM

CITY TOUR OF HANOI

OVERNIGHT HALONG BAY CRUISE

January - November Dates

09 Days | Full Board

Fly from London, UK

Other Airports Available (£)

YOUR HOLIDAY OVERVIEW

From the ancient waterways of the Mekong Delta to the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon, this captivating tour is a great introduction to this unique and vibrant country.

 

Route:-

Saigon -- Can Tho -- Hanoi -- Halong Bay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Return Flights from London, UK

09 Days 3/4* Accommodation

Full Board Basis

Comfortable Coach Travel and Transfers

Please Quote Ref M120519

All Hand and Hold Luggage

Other Airports and Hotels Available (£)

(Price Based on 12 June 2019 from London)

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HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overnight Halong Bay Cruise & Me Cung Caves

  • City tours of Saigon

  • Visit the Floating Market at Cai Rang

  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Daytime Mekong River Cruise

  • City Tour of Hanoi including a Walking Tour of the Old Quarter

FROM

£1,159

Day 01: UK - Saigon

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Saigon International Airport.

Day 02: Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax in the afternoon before enjoying a welcome dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.

Dinner

Day 03: Saigon

After breakfast travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an impressive network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. En route your tour will pass through a traditional rice paper making village before your lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start your city tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the former home and workplace of the president of South Vietnam during the war. Continue to the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral which was built between 1877-1883 and is the major seat of the Catholic religion in Vietnam. You will then travel to the French-style Saigon Post Office followed by the Thien Hau Pagoda and a local lacquer ware workshop.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Saigon to Can Tho

In the morning you will drive to My Tho where you will board a boat for a cruise down the Mekong River, passing floating markets, local villages and the four islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle. Your boat will dock at Unicorn Island, giving you the chance to visit farms selling exotic fruits and a coconut sweet workshop where you can sample these local delights. A horse drawn cart ride will follow, arriving at a bee farm to enjoy their traditional honey tea, then a tour down the Vam Chua Canal on a rowing boat. Continue to Can Tho where you will spend the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Can Tho to Hanoi

Your morning in Can Tho will begin with a gentle trip through the picturesque canals and waterways in a small boat, taking in the sultry scenery and daily activities of the small boat vendors of the floating markets who live along these Mekong canals, as well as stopping at the spectacular Cai Rang floating market - the largest in the entire Mekong Delta. Before cruising back to land enjoy tasting tropical fruits at the Ba Cong Garden House. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant you will be transferred to the airport in Can Tho for your flight to Hanoi where you will then have the night to settle in.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Hanoi

Your full day tour of Hanoi begins with the ancient Temple of Literature, then the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. A short drive out of the city centre follows where you can take part in a local Vietnamese cooking demonstration and enjoy your delicious creation for lunch. The afternoon continues with a visit to the Vietnam History museum, and a photo opportunity at the Hanoi Opera House, a beautiful colonial building, then a walking tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening sit back and enjoy a thousand year old Water Puppet Show.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Hanoi to Halong Bay

This memorable day takes you to the awe-inspiring Halong Bay where you will explore these tranquil islands on a luxury cruise boat, passing local towns and intricate limestone formations on the way. Take a tour of Thien Canh Son Cave, an ethereal wonderland of ancient carvings and suspended stalactites that hang beneath a canopy of glistening gems. Anchoring in the Cong Do area, a Vietnamese cooking demonstration will take place on the sundeck, followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner on board before you retire to your cabin for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Start your day with a calming Tai Chi session before a rowing boat takes you to Vung Vieng fishing village, a settlement completely floating on water and dating back hundreds of years. In the afternoon, pass sprawling rice paddies and rolling hillside landscapes, as you travel back to Hanoi for a local dinner and your overnight stay.

Brunch & Dinner

Day 09: Hanoi to UK

Following breakfast the day is left at leisure before transferring to the airport for your evening flight back to London.

Breakfast

SUPERIOR TRAVEL
COCCO HOUSE
12A COWBRIDGE ROAD
PONTYCLUN
SOUTH WALES
CF72 9ED

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