VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS 12 DAYS
Hanoi Sapa HALONG BAY Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta
Enjoy a guided city tour of Hanoi and explore the narrow, ancient streets of the Old Quarter in a traditional cyclo. Travel on an overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai and transfer to Sapa before trekking through the lush valleys and mountains that surround the town. Overnight with a local family in Ta Van village, or return to the comfort of your hotel in Sapa. Hike to a beautiful waterfall before continuing on to a picturesque village, populated by the Red Dao ethnic group. Return to Hanoi on the overnight train.
V IETNA M HANOI Halong Bay
Hanoi – Sapa
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter in a cyclo • Meet ethnic minorities in the mountainous North West • Cruise through stunning Halong Bay on a traditional junk • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Citadel in Hue • Discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An • Explore the Mekong Delta’s verdant waterways
Day 5-8 Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh City
SUMMARY Experience this fascinating country’s main highlights in just twelve days with flights between each city. This enables you to see many of the country’s main destinations and attractions in a relatively short time. The perfect way to explore Vietnam.
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Hanoi - Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An
On your return to Hanoi, freshen up and have breakfast before starting your journey to Halong Bay. Board a traditional junk for an overnight cruise. Explore caves, kayak, swim and enjoy delicious seafood dishes during this unforgettable experience. Next, fly to the old imperial capital of Hue and explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Citadel, before enjoying a sunset cruise on the Perfume River. Drive south over the scenic Hai Van Pass, to the picturesque fishing village of Hoi An. On arrival, enjoy a walking tour of this charming traditional town, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Spend the day at leisure on the beach or having clothes made at one of the many inexpensive tailors. Alternatively, explore the local produce market with an expert chef who will then teach you the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine. Next, fly to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of this bustling metropolis. Later in the day, enjoy an evening dinner cruise on the Saigon River. The next day, travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta and cruise on a traditional sampan. Visit floating markets and get a feel for a way of life that has changed little for centuries.
Phan Thiet Extension Famous for its vast sand dunes and water sports facilities, Phan Thiet is only a short drive from frenetic Ho Chi Minh City. During your stay in this peaceful resort you may wish to go kitesurfing, make a trip to the area’s vast sand dunes or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the delicious seafood on offer.