Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
13 NIGHTS from £1469pp | DEPARTURES ALL YEAR ROUND | FLYING FROM MOST UK AIRPORTS
Overnight Halong Bay Cruise
English speaking Guided tours specified are included
Many meals included throughout trip
Overnight Mekong River Cruise
Experience the best of North, Central & South Vietnam in this fantastic itinerary. Hanoi has numerous beautiful lakes and temples in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. The Halong Bay cruise will take your breath away with it's beauty. Take the train to Hue in Central Vietnam which has many well preserved historic architectures earning Hue a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Soak in the scenery on Hai Van Pass as you are driven to Hoi An. Finally, fly to Ho Chi Minh City with it's many attractions and visit the floating markets and islands on a Mekong River cruise.
cruise & tour itinerary
DAY 1: Fly UK to Hanoi, Vietnam overnight
Fly overnight from your airport on the most convenient flights.
DAY 2: Hanoi arrival
Arrive Hanoi, our driver and tour guide will pick you up then transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to explore a little of downtown and enjoy a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake by yourself. Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3: Hanoi
Lying at the heart of Northern Red River Delta, Hanoi – the thousand year old capital city of Vietnam has so many charms to attract tourists both domestic and international. With numerous beautiful lakes, romantic shady boulevards, French colonial styled architectures, and hundreds of old temples and pagodas, the city brings to people an extremely peaceful feeling despite the certain busy life and chaotic traffic as a metropolis of a developing country. Apart from that, the traditional street foods also contribute to the attraction of Hanoi. Strolling around the Old quarter, tasting some delicious authentic Hanoi foods, drinking a local cold beer or enjoying Vietnamese local coffee are common things that visitors would love to do during their stay in Hanoi.
See our optional tours in Hanoi to have plan for your days in this city or select ones and put into your tour.
DAY 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will be pick-up for the trip to Halong Bay. Arrive Halong Bay around 12:00, get on board. Cruise to contemplate the beauty of the Bay while having lunch. Keep cruising and other activities like kayaking, swimming, taking photo. Having dinner and overnight a romantic night on board.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Hue
Keep cruising the bay, visit cave, fishing village until having lunch, checkout and get bus back to Hanoi
You will be dropped at Hanoi railway station to get night train to Hue.
DAY 6: Hue
Located in the central part of Vietnam, along the bank of the Perfume River, the poetic city of Hue was once the capital city of Vietnam for approximately 150 years during the feudal time under the rule of Nguyen’s Dynasty. Despite being severely damaged during the war, many valued historic architectures are still well preserved such as Imperial Citadel area, Royal Tombs of Ming Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc, Quoc Hoc High School, Thien Mu pagoda…which have helped Hue earn a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1993. See our optional tours in Hue to have plan for your days in this city or select ones and put into your tour.
DAY 7: Hue – Hoi An
After breakfast our guide and driver will pick you up for heading to Hoi An. Passing Hai Van Pass we have more time to taking nice pictures from the pass. Seeing Non Nuoc stone carving village, where the local skillful sculptors create many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide. You can visit the Cham museum where displays approximately 300 sculptures, among which some are made from terracotta from the period between the 5th and 15th.
Overnight at Hotel, Hoi An.
DAY 8 & 9: Hoi An
The charming Hoian town belongs to Quang Nam province, located in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. With its very favorable position right on the north bank near the mouth of Thu Bon River, this ancient town was once an important trading port which traded widely both with the countries of Southeast and East Asia and with the rest of the world. The cultural interference has much influence on the local architectures making this World Heritage Site a charming unique destination.
See our optional tours in Hoi An to have plan for your days in this town or select ones and put into your tour.
DAY 10: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
Today, you will take flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city, also called Saigon. This is the largest city in Vietnam and the nation's economic capital. The metropolitan area Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million.
Overnight at Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Cruise
Our driver will pick-up and transfer to Mekong River. Get on board around 10:00 and start cruising with visiting floating market, visit island to see local people who are doing daily activities. Have lunch on board. In the afternoon keep cruising and disembark other island for biking or just walking to penetrate local life.
Having dinner and overnight on board.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 12: Mekong Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City
Having breakfast while cruising, just relax to contemplate the landscape or visit local village to meet people in their daily life. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Although just over 300 years old, Ho Chi Minh City, once considered the Pearl of the Far-East, has always been one of the most well-known destinations in Vietnam with millions of tourists to visit each year. The city offers a wide array of traditional attractions such as Reunification Palace, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office, Cu Chi Tunnels, and various museums and theatres. In recent years, many new tourists attractions have been developed such as Dam Sen Park, Suoi Ten, Thanh Da, Ky Hoa and Binh Quoi Village, which have become must see places for foreign tourists. See our optional tours in Ho Chi Minh City to have plan for your days in this city or select ones and put into your tour.
DAY 14: Ho Chi Minh City Departure
You are free for personal activity till our driver pick-up and transfer you to airport for departure home. Tour ends. Alternatively, extend your holiday at an additional cost.
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This cruise & tour is particularly suitable for those who prefer to enjoy a holiday in comfort with romantic time on the sea and river, not confined by time frame and keeping up with their group. You also can extend or shorten programs, add or change tours on the days you like.
Packing list:- Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.
- Fly from a UK airport with a major airline on convenient flights.
- We can take a deposit on the flights in most cases.
- Twin-shared rooms at 2, 3-star hotels.
- Twin-shared cabin onboard (private bathroom), 1 night in Halong Bay.
- 4-berth cabin on train Hanoi - Hue.
- Land transfer by Air Conditioned coach in touring days.
- Train/bus ticket from Hanoi to Hue. Taxi transfer from hotel to train/bus station and vice versa.
- Flight ticket and airport transfers from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City.
- Boat cruise trip with private cabin in Halong Bay.
- Private transfer Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta and vice versa.
- Boat cruise trip with private cabin in Mekong delta.
- Join group tour as in the itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned in the program. Breakfast daily with 3 lunches and 2 dinners.
- Bottled water in touring days.
- English speaking guide in touring days.
- Entrance fees in touring days.
- Free visa service if required. Rules for entry are changing mid 2018.
- Travel insurance.
- Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, etc.).
- Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any).
- Tips and gratuities.
- Services not clearly mentioned above.
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing. Flights from Glasgow - other UK airports available on request.
Price based on 03 Sep 2018 flying from Glasgow. Subject to availability.