- Lao Cai
- Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps
- Halong Bay
- Hoi An
- Mekong Delta
Explore the colourful hill-tribes of the Tonkinese Alps.
Drift among stunning limestone karst scenery on a traditional junk on Halong Bay.
Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.
Shop and relax in charming Hoi An.
Witness typical Vietnamese scenes whilst cruising through the Mekong Delta.
Explore the French influence in the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon.
What our specialists say...
This trip is ideal for the first-time visitor to Vietnam, using short flights and overland travel to take in all the highlights. In the north you visit the capital Hanoi, the Tonkinese Alps and Halong Bay before flying down to the centre and visiting Hue and Hoi An. A short flight takes you to Saigon, and the Mekong Delta for the end of your trip.
We recommend this trip for:
- Lao Cai
- Halong City
- Hoi An
- Can Tho
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Day 1 Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi
You have the day free to relax and explore this great city. Perhaps enjoy a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake or an amble around the Old Quarter with its narrow streets and small bustling markets.
Day 3 Hanoi
Day 4 Sapa
Day 5 Sapa
Day 6 Lao Cai
Drive back to Lao Cai today for your return train to Hanoi this evening. En route you will take a detour to one of the region's best markets - Lung Khau Nhin. This small market located near the Chinese border is very traditional and makes for some fantastic photo opportunities. Board your train this evening.
Day 7 Halong City
On arrival freshen up and enjoy breakfast at a hotel in Hanoi before travelling out to Halong Bay. Enjoy two nights out in the UNESCO protected bay, drifting through the incredible limestone karst scenery on a traditional junk.
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Day 8 Halong City
Day 9 Hue
A final morning on board your boat today. Disembark mid-morning for your return drive to Hanoi. Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Hue in central Vietnam. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 10 Hue
Day 11 Hoi An
Day 12 Hoi An
Day 13 Hoi An
Day 14 Saigon
Danang , Saigon
This morning it is an early start as you fly down from Danang to Saigon to head straight through to Cai Be in the Mekong Delta to embark on your cruise through the region. Enjoy great food on board as you learn more about the "Nine Dragon River" en route.
Day 15 Saigon
It is an early start this morning for day two of your Bassac Boat tour. Experience the famous Cai Rang floating market at its busiest. Disembarking the boat around midday, enjoy a leisurely return journey back up to Saigon for the evening.
Day 16 Saigon
Discover this booming city where east meets west; stroll along the wide boulevards lined with original colonial buildings before venturing into the bustling Chinatown area of Cholon as part of your half-day city tour. You will also pass several other major sites such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace.
Day 17 Return home
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