Jewels of Vietnam

Overview

Jewels of Vietnam

Embark on a deluxe adventure of Vietnam's highlights. Uncover poignant history, natural beauty and a vibrant charm as you work your way up from the lush plains of the Mekong Delta to the enchanting limestone pillar seascapes of Halong Bay.

To the north lies the graceful capital of Hanoi, lush paddy fields ploughed by water buffalo and colourful hill tribes. The coastal city of Hanoi offers a unique sense of history and, to the south, Saigon is home to soaring skyscrapers and bustling markets side by side with tree-lined boulevards and colonial architecture. In complete contrast is the World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. Embark on a cruise and explore secluded lagoons, caves and thousands of limestone islands.

Blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald-green mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all.

What's Included:

  • Return flights.
  • 12 nights in hotels and 2 nights in flight (accommodation as specified or similar).
  • 5* accommodation throughout the tour.
  • Full board basis.
  • All sightseeing, touring and transfers.
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: London - Saigon

On day two you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight - Saigon Meals - Dinner

Day 3: Explore Saigon

Situated on the banks of the Saigon river and also known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon is Vietnam’s largest and busiest city. Sightseeing today includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Enjoy a dinner tonight at the exclusive Xu Restaurant.
Overnight - Saigon Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Saigon - Mekong Delta

Travel to Ben Tre for your Mekong Delta cruise. The delta region produces huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Life here revolves around the river. Take a cycle tour through the verdant fields and meet the local people.
Overnight - Saigon Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels and Tay Ninh

Visit the striking Holy See of Cao Dai - a religion that is native to Vietnam and blends a number of different faiths. Continue to the Cu CHi tunnels, part of a network of excavations used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
Overnight - Saigon Meals - Breakfast & Lunch*

Day 6: Journey to Hoi An

Fly to Danang and transfer to the charming town of Hoi An. Dine on creative Vietnamese cuisine at Ancient Faifo Restaurant.
Overnight - Hoi An Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Explore Hoi An

This morning tour the market to choose fresh ingredients from a colourful array of local produce for your Vietnamese cookery class, where youll learn to create a number of local dishes. This afternoon, wander the old streets visiting the Japanese Bridge before taking tea at a traditional tea house.
Overnight - Hoi An Meals - Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8: Hoi An at Leisure

Enjoy a free day at leisurei n Hoi An to soak up the local ambience.
Overnight - Hoi An Meals - Breakfast

Day 9: Hoi An to Hue

Travel to Hue. Take a cyclo tour of the Imperial CItadel and later cruise on the PErfume river to see the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda. This evening, dine at the Ancient Hue Restaurant.
Overnight - Hue Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Journey to Hanoi

Visit the extravagent Tomb of Minh Mang, an emperor whose reign is remembered for his opposition to French colonial rule. Travel to the airport to fly to Hanoi.
Overnight - Hanoi Meals - Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11: Explore Hanoi

Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarters to learn about Uncle Ho. Later, visit the revered Temple of Literature before wandering the Old Quarter. Later meet a local water puppeteer who will give you an introduction to the local art before you enjoy a private show. Later dine at Pots n Pans Restaurant.
Overnight - Hanoi Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Halong Bay Junk Cruise

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, Vietnam’s most iconic attraction. Enjoy a seafood meal whilst cruising between the nearby islands onboard the traditionally designed Junk Boat. Spend the night anchored amongst glorious scenery.
Overnight - Junk Boat Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Sunrise Over Halong Bay

Rise early to see the sun rise over karst-scapes. Continue cruising and enjoy brunch before disembarking. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight - Hanoi Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Hanoi - London

Fly overnight to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Meals - Breakfast

Hand Picked By

Maria Millard

Cambodia and Vietnam have always been high on my bucket list and they did not disappoint – amazing! I have been very lucky to travel recently with Wendy Wu Tours to these countries. So many highlights! Angkor Wat, Saigon, Mekong Delta, beautiful Hoi An, Hanoi, the Halong Bay cruise; the authentic dining, pure pleasure for the taste buds! And not forgetting the local guides who bring everything to vibrant life.

Maria Millard

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: From £3,790pp
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