From charming Hanoi with its fading colonial architecture and national monuments, to the spellbinding scenery of Halong Bay, Vietnam is as colourful as it is diverse.
Experience the vibrant Vietnamese culture with a ten-day tour taking you from Hanoi to Saigon; down canals and floating markets; into Buddhist sanctuaries and trendy nightspots alike. Visiting the old and the new; the experienced guides will lead you through the rabbit hole that is bustling Vietnam. With accommodation in four-star hotels as well as junk boats for the adventurous, the beautiful and historic sites will take your breath away and prove that the Very Vietnam tour is the best way to explore everything Vietnam has to offer.
Day 1: Hanoi
Airport transfer to your hotel; you have the rest of the day free
Day 2: Junk boat cruising along Halong Bay
From Hanoi, a scenic drive to Halong Bay will on a traditional wooden junk boat for a cruise on the emerald waters. A row boat to the floating fishing villages of follows; and a Vietnamese cooking demonstration occurs. A seafood dinner is served.
Day 3: Hidden grottoes, Halong Bay
Wake up in Halong Bay and start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage. Explore a lofty grotto hidden beneath the towering cliffs before sailing back to port. In Hanoi, a rickshaw tour will allow you to explore the quixotic web of streets. After this, an overnight train journey to Hue will commence.
Day 4: Imperial Hue
Enjoy a hotel breakfast when arriving at Hue, before embarking on a sightseeing tour of the 19th-century Nguyen empire capital. Included is a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda and monastery, as well as the Royal Tombs of the Nguyen kings.
Day 5: Buddhist sanctuaries
Enjoy the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds) as well as a walk along China beach and a visit to the peaks of the Marble Mountain. Reach the summit of Thuy Son Mountain (Mountain of Water), and see the naturally formed grottoes-cum-Buddhist sanctuaries and the towering seated Buddha. Head to Hoi An, for a short walking tour of this historical town..
Day 6: Tra Que village
Start with a bicycle ride into the countryside and learn about traditional medicine while you tend the fields and gardens, and cook lunch. Head back to Hoi An for the night.
Day 7: Hoi An - your way
A free day
Day 8: Cruising the Mekong
Fly to Saigon and then drive to Mekong Delta. Enjoy boating down the canal from Vinh Long to Cai Be and continuing downstream enjoying the lively floating markets and maze of waterways. Lunch in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.
Day 9: Mekong & Saigon
Visit Cai Rang floating market and then drive to Saigon for a walking tour, which includes visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office and the War Remnants Museum.
Day 10: Saigon
Free time in Saigon until your departure transfer to the airport and your flight home.
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