Vietnam Overview 15 days



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Vietnam Overview


15 days

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Muong Hoa valley in Sapa






* Hanoi’s beautiful colonial streets
* Boat cruise in spectacular Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island
* Overnight train to Sapa
* Sapa hilltribes and short treks
* Imperial city of Hue
* The historical trading town of Hoi An
* The dynamic and vibrant city of Saigon and the tunnels of Cu Chi.
* Floating markets of Mekong Delt



Day     1 Hanoi
Days   2-5 Halong bay & Catba island
Days   6-7 Sapa
Days   8-9 Hue
Days  10-11 Hoi An
Day    12 Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Days  13-14 Mekong Delta & Cu Chi tunnels
Day    15 Sai Gon

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  Brief itinerary


Day 1 Hanoi 
The capital of Vietnam is a charming city, famous for its beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards and beautiful public parks. The city centre reflects the former colonial French and Buddhist influences along with the more modern aspects of South East Asia. 

Days 2-5 Halong Bay junk overnight, Cat Ba Island
Cruise among the stunning limestone islands, enjoy a delicious seafood meal, take a dip in the salty green waters of the bay and lose yourself on the blissful island of Cat Ba 

Days 6-7 Sapa
The former French hill station is world's away from the rest of Vietnam. Friendly Blue H'mong and the shy Red Dzao roam the streets of town, selling their wares. The mountain air is crisp and clean and the views are spectacular 

Days 8-9 Hue 
Founded as a royal city in 1687, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past. The city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen dynasty.

Days 10-11 Hoi An
Up into the clouds as we drive over Hai Van Pass and down into the famous Sandy Beach, The laid-back riverside town of Hoi An exudes a timeless air. Be tempted by the many tailor shops, art galleries and fantastic local restaurants, or head out into the countryside on a bicycle. 

Day 12 Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City)
A dynamic city where old meets new, where ancient pagodas mingle with French influenced cafes and colourful markets contrast with emotive museums. Just walk your way past the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum. 

Days 13-14 Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels
Enjoy a halfday visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and head south to the Mekong Delta. Here the mighty river splits into a labyrinth of channels before disgorging into the South China Sea. Spend the day exploring the area by boat and on foot. Join local people for a great chance to experience the real life in the delta.

Day 15 Sai Gon 
Back to the bustle of Sai Gon there is no end to the possibilities. Sights to see, souvenirs to be bargained for and all manner of delicacies to be consumed. 



travel style: Independent
If you're looking for something different (perhaps group travel isn't for you), an Independent adventure could be just the thing. These private itineraries will take you to a new level of personal experience and self discovery. Transport and accommodation are provided and to give you maximum flexibility, inclusions vary from trip to trip - please check the trip notes for full details.
group size
N/A as this trip is on a private basis.
10 nights hotel, 2 nights sleeper train, 2 nights on board junk boat
Hanoi: Hanoi A1 Hotel
Halong Bay: Junk boat
Cat Ba Island: Holiday View Hotel
Sapa overnight Train
Sa Pa: Holiday Hotel
Hue: Asia Hotel
Hoi An: Hai Au Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City: Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel
Mekong Delta:
Sai Gon Can Tho Hotel

Ha Noi – Ha Long:                                               coach or minibus
Ha Long – Cat Ba island:                                    junk boat
Cat Ba island – Hai Phong:                                hydrofoil
Ha Noi – Sa Pa and return:                                 night train
Ha Noi – Hue:                                                       flight
Hue – Hoi An:                                                       coach or minibus
Hoi An – Sai Gon:                                                flight
Sai Gon – Mekong delta – Cu Chi tunnels:       coach or minibus and boat

Tour includes:
• Accommodation with daily breakfasts
• Extra meals as per the itinerary
• All transfers and transportation as dedicated in the itinerary
• Tours and excursions as described in the program
• Local English speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time 
Tour excludes:
• International flights and visas
• Pre & post trip arrangements
• Transfers beyond the itinerary
• Entrance fees and permits during free time
• Travel insurance (compulsory)
• Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
• Tips and gratuities
• Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
• Other services not clearly described in the program



Tour cost: US $1405 per person in the party of 2




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