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Vietnam Insight

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,086

Gain a deeper understanding of magical Vietnam with a more in depth journey through its historic cities, provincial culture and glistening coastline. Experience the bustling streets of Hanoi and Saigon, or the tranquil farmhouses of the Mekong Delta, the ancient towns of Hoi An and Hue, and be enlivened by the sparkling beauty of Halong Bay.


Vietnam is fast becoming "the" destination in demand when travellers visit Asia. With captivating natural beauty and quaint village life, Vietnam also offers history, culture and attractive and vibrant cities. 

Arrive in the capital, Hanoi for overnight and to meet your tour guide. The following day,  explore Hanoi with a walking tour of the Old quarter which will include landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison and the serene Temple of Literature after which enjoy a performance of the typical Vietnamese water puppet show. 

The next morning, set off overland to one of nature’s most amazing beauty spots, Halong Bay famous for its scenic karst topography included in lists of natural wonders of the world. . Here board your special cruise boat which will sail through the Halong Bay archipelago made up of 1969 islands, both settled and uninhabited. Stay overnight on board. After breakfast, the next day, disembark and drive back to Hanoi. This afternoon explore the backstreets of Hanoi on a food orientated walking tour. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

The following morning, fly to Hue, the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. A visit to the tomb of the former Emperor, Tu Duc, a vast, sprawling complex set around a lake, with wooden pavilions and tombs and temples dedicated to wives and favored courtesans will be part of the day’s activities as well as the a visit to the  Citadel, modelled along the lines of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Citadel was badly damaged during fighting between the French and the Viet Minh in 1947, and again in 1968.  As a result, some areas are now only empty fields, bits of walls, and an explanatory plaque. Other buildings are intact, though, and a few are in sparkling condition. Stay overnight in Hue.

Leave by road the next day travelling south over the spectacular Hai Van Pass eventually arriving at the town of Hoi An. Have a walking tour to discover the charms and narrow streets, alleyways and quaint shops and buildings which abound here plus a visit to the local bustling market. The following day is free to explore on your own the many galleries and handicraft shops and cafes.

Your last stop is Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon reached by air where you will spend the next 3 nights. The morning after arrival brings the opportunity to visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels and part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped to counter the growing American military effort. Afterwards, explore the city including the “French Quarter”, the Reunification Palace and the fascinating War Remnants Museum. 

The following day, travel south to the lush and tropical Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s ‘rice basket’, a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets fed by the mighty Mekong River. You will explore the villages, markets and canals by speed boat.  

Your next morning, it’s farewell to Vietnam as you fly off to your next destination 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,086

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Day 1

Arrive Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and prepare for your Vietnam journey. Meet your tour leader and group for welcome drinks.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Tirant Hotel

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    Tirant Hotel


    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, ...

    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, Hoan Kiem Lake (2 minute-walking); the Opera House, the Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, the War Museum, and Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake. Also visit the Dong Xuan Market and experience shopping in the bustling atmosphere of the Old Quarter or spending the afternoon strolling along the shores of nearby lakes.

    The Tirant hotel features 63 uniquely lavish designed guestrooms overlooking the Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel provides all the comforts of home whether traveling for business or pleasure.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Hanoi

Explore Hanoi with a walking tour through the Old Quarter, a visit to historic Ba Dinh Square and the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the infamous Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) prison and the peaceful Temple of Literature. The evening is free for you to walk in Hanoi and explore the city on your own.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Hanoi to Halong Bay

Journey east and spend a magical night onboard your private boat on Halong Bay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Halong Bay to Hanoi

Disembark and drive back to Hanoi. This afternoon explore the backstreets of Hanoi on a food orientated walking tour. Get off the tourist trail and experience some of the tasty local delicacies the city is famous for. Enjoy a fun stop at a local 'Bia Hoi' in Hanoi. These small, street-side cafes serve fresh local beer and snacks and offer a great insight into the local culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Tirant Hotel

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    Tirant Hotel


    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, ...

    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, Hoan Kiem Lake (2 minute-walking); the Opera House, the Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, the War Museum, and Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake. Also visit the Dong Xuan Market and experience shopping in the bustling atmosphere of the Old Quarter or spending the afternoon strolling along the shores of nearby lakes.

    The Tirant hotel features 63 uniquely lavish designed guestrooms overlooking the Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel provides all the comforts of home whether traveling for business or pleasure.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 5

Hanoi to Hue

Fly to Hue and visit the tomb of the former Nguyen Dynasty Emperor - Tu Duc and the ancient citadel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Huong Giang Hotel

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    Huong Giang Hotel



    Huong Giang Hotel is located in the centre of Hue city, mirroring itself on the tranquil and poetic gleaming water of the Perfume River, amidst the tropical gardens blooming all year round. The Hotel is a superb place for tourists to contemplate the panorama of ...

    Huong Giang Hotel is located in the centre of Hue city, mirroring itself on the tranquil and poetic gleaming water of the Perfume River, amidst the tropical gardens blooming all year round. The Hotel is a superb place for tourists to contemplate the panorama of the beautiful city of Hue and visit the historical monuments, places of tourist interest, and beautiful landscapes of the charming Ancient Capital.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 6

Hue to Hoi An

This morning drive to Hoi An via the spectacular Hai Van pass. Enjoy a local market and backstreets tour of Hoi An to learn about local produce together with some students from 'Streets cafe'. This will help them improve their language and interaction skills as part of their accredited training with the New York Culinary Institute. Enjoy a small tasting menu of some of the products when you return to Streets Cafe. In the afternoon take a walking tour of Hoi An.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa

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    Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa



    The Hoi An Trails Countryside Resort provides a new approach of taking care of the requirements of our guests. Whatever you want or need, they are there to ensure that everything is taken care of right down to the smallest details. They bring you to ...

    The Hoi An Trails Countryside Resort provides a new approach of taking care of the requirements of our guests. Whatever you want or need, they are there to ensure that everything is taken care of right down to the smallest details. They bring you to the local culture, the natural environment and particularly the normal life of Hoi An people, that you can feel in every facet of their service. Your stay at Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa offers you all of Hoi An's gentle charms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Volleyball

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Day 7

Hoi An

Free day to explore this quaint town with its many galleries, handicraft shops, tailors and cafes - or relaxing at your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 8

Hoi An to Saigon

Free time in Hoi An before flying to the vibrant and bustling city of Saigon.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Saigon Prince Hotel

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    Saigon Prince Hotel



    Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Prince Hotel, formerly known as Duxton Hotel Saigon, is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike. As well as a range ...

    Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Prince Hotel, formerly known as Duxton Hotel Saigon, is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike.

    As well as a range of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and suites, the hotel also has a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and business centre, along with several meeting rooms.

    The Saigon Prince Hotel is situated on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most famous attractions including Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, and Saigon River. The hotel is also ideally located for those who want to experience the city's bustling nightlife, from cheap and cheerful street food vendors to chic cosmopolitan nightclubs and lounge bars.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 9

Saigon

Start your day as the locals do over a delicious, steaming hot bowl of noodle soup at a local eatery. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and see the sights of old and new Saigon in the central 'French quarter'. Also visit the war remnants museum.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Mekong Delta

Explore the Mekong Delta's canals, markets and villages by comfortable speed boat. Depart from downtown Saigon on this specially designed tour and avoid the tourist crowds. Celebrate the end of your journey with a farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Depart Saigon

Today you will be transferred to your airport for your onward journey.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES

Classic

   
2016 2017 2018

December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 17
July 8, 22
August 5, 19
September  9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16, 23

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 9, 23
July 7, 21
August 4, 18
September  1, 8, 15, 24, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Deluxe

   
2016 2017 2018

December 3, 17, 31

January 14, 28
February 4, 18
March 4, 18
April 8
May 6
June 3
July 8
August 19
September 16
October 14, 28
November 11, 25
December 9, 23

January 13, 27
February 3,17
March 10, 24
April 28
May 26
June 23
July 21
August 18
September 22
October 6, 20
November 3, 17
December 1, 15

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation
  • 1 night cruise accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • 2 internal flights within Asia
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Small group touring
  • Entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Return transfers

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Beverages unless specified
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

The above departures are guaranteed to operate with at least 1 traveller booked Single travellers are welcome to join this tour. You can choose the option of "willing to share" and share a room with another same-sex traveller or pay the single supplement for a private room.  Note: It is compulsory to have comprehensive travel insurance on this itinerary (additional charge).

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