Vietnam Explorer 14 Days fm €2790pps

Vietnam Explorer fm €2,790 pps

Explore the best bits of Vietnam – Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon, on a flexible itinerary that gives you the choice to discover each destination independently or choose between a series of wonderful cultural experiences. This tour is Vietnam, your way.

Places Visited

Ireland – Saigon (4N) – Dalat (2N) – Nha Trang (2N) – Hoi An (2N) – Hue (1N) – Hanoi (2N) – Halong Bay (1N) – Ireland

14 Days from

€2,790pp

Discovery Group Tour

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is ideal for those with a reasonable period of time who are looking for a comprehensive visit to the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam and visit some more off the beaten track destinations. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of Vietnam.

What’s Included

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for EU passport holders

Dates
Fri. Apr 13Thu.  to Apr 26     fm €2,790pps
Fri. Sep 14Thu. to Sep 27    fm  €2,890pps

Oct 12Thu.  to Oct 25           fm €2,890pps
Fri. Nov 09   to Thu.Nov22    fm €2,990pps

 

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Tour Highlights

Cruise on Halong Bay
Explore Vietnam’s rural beauty
Wander charming Hoi An
Discover the Mekong Delta
Enjoy freedom and choose optional, cultural experiences

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Fly to Hanoi

Fly overnight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s colonially-influenced, atmospheric capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening. (D)

 

Day 3 Discover Hanoi

Start the day exploring the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Stilt House and the Temple of Literature. Next, take a thrilling cyclo ride through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, with a stop for local delicacy ‘ca phe trung’ (egg coffee) en route. This evening, enjoy a performance of a traditional water puppets show. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Cruise Halong Bay

Travel to Halong Bay. Board your vessel for a serene and unforgettable cruise on the glassy, limestone-studded waters. You’ll pass by quaint fishing towns, taste freshly caught seafood and admire the ever-changing vistas of the bay. There are many activities to take part in while you’re onboard – take a swim in the cool waters of the bay, explore stalagmite and stalactite-filled caves, and even squid fishing (in season). (B,L,D)

Day 5 Tai Chi

Rise early to catch the sunrise over the karst peaks of the bay and practice Tai Chi on deck. After brunch onboard, return to the dock and travel back to Hanoi. On arrival, enjoy free time or choose from two optional activities. 1) A mini backstage tour at the Hanoi Opera House of the cultural show ‘Lang Toi’, followed by dinner and the evening performance of the show itself. Or 2) discover the varied and delicious flavours of Vietnamese street food on a tour of Hanoi’s very best street eats. (B)

Day 6 Imperial Hue

Fly to Hue, Vietnam’s old imperial capital and a city considered the country’s hub of culture. This afternoon, visit Minh Mang Tomb, set on peaceful spot outside the city, before exploring the decaying grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel. Admire the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise along the picturesque Perfume River. Later, you may choose an optional royal dining experience, where you will dine on authentic food and be entertained, all in the imperial style. Otherwise, the evening is free for your own explorations. (B,L)

Day 7 Hue experiences

Today is a day at leisure for your own explorations, or you can choose between the following experiences. 1) Take a half day cycling tour of Hue and its beautiful rural surroundings, stopping for lunch with the nuns of a nearby pagoda, or 2) learn ‘truc chi’, creating art with bamboo paper, on a half day visit to a workshop. (B)

Day 8 Travel to Hoi An

Journey by road to the charming town of Hoi An, crossing over the scenic Hai Van Pass. This afternoon, wander the old cobbled streets and soak up the delights of Hoi An, with visits to a pagoda, an old Chinese meeting house and the Reaching Out arts and crafts workshop. (B,L)

Day 9 Hoi An Experiences

Today is a day at leisure for your own explorations, or you can choose between the following experiences. 1) A cooking class, with a visit to the produce market to select fresh, local ingredients, where you’ll learn the tricks and techniques of Vietnamese cuisine or 2) A full day farmer and fisherman experience, where you can try your hand at traditional farming techniques in the rural village of Tra Que, before learning to paddle round bamboo boats and cast fishing nets. (B)

Day 10 Fly to Saigon

Fly to Saigon and spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 11 Cu Chi Tunnels

This morning, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing underground network used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon and tour the city. See the grand colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and visit Central Post Office as well as delving into Vietnam’s recent history at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum . This evening is free for your own explorations, or you can opt for dinner and a performance of the AO Show, a music, dance and acrobatic spectacular at the Saigon Opera House. (B,L)

Day 12 Mekong Delta

Transfer to Ben Tre, in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where you’ll visit local cottage industries and taste the delicious produce of the region, before lunching on typically Mekong fare. This afternoon, take a boat trip through the palm-lined canals and waterways to visit small islands, a floating village and pagoda. Return to Saigon. (B,L,D)

Days 13-14 Fly Saigon to Ireland

This morning is at leisure for your own explorations, or you can take an optional cyclo tour around Saigon’s Chinatown. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Ireland, arriving home the following day. (B)

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Author Information

Travel Agent: Grenham Travel