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Discover Vietnam

From $5,199
Duration 11 Days
Departures from: Mar 2024 - Nov 2025
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From $5,199
Duration 11 Days
Departures from: Mar 2024 - Nov 2025
Tour Overview
An intriguing country with a colourful history and stunning landscapes, Vietnam is a truly unique destination as you will discover on this fascinating tour. After flying to the capital Hanoi, a sightseeing tour will introduce to many of the city's highlights. You'll then travel to beautiful Halong Bay and board a traditional boat for an overnight cruise amongst the limestone peaks that rise from the sea. Next, you'll fly to the country's former capital Hue and then travel to the enchanting riverside town of Hoi An. In Ho Chi Minh City, you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour followed by a tasting at the city's first craft beer brewery. Your adventure comes to an end with a journey into the depths of the Mekong Delta, where you will see how the locals live in this fascinating part of Vietnam.
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  • meals included tour All Breakfasts

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 21 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners including welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport & porterage 

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Welcome dinner at KOTO Restuarant
  • Hanoi city tour
  • Hanoi cycle tour of the ancient quarter
  • Hue tour
  • Walking tour of Hoi An 
  • Ho Chi Minh City tour
  • Visit Oodles of Noodles
  • Journey along the Mekong Delta

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi

Make your own way to your first hotel. Your Holiday Director will meet you at your hotel for your welcome meeting that evening. This evening you will experience a welcome dinner like no other at the KOTO restaurant, a social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged and street children. KOTO has trained over 700 students in Hanoi and Saigon, with 200 of them currently enrolled. Come on a culinary journey and enjoy the aroma and the flavors of Vietnamese and South-East Asian specialities, before sitting down to enjoy a three course meal where you will have the opportunity to try a selection of traditional dishes.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Hanoi

Hanoi is Vietnam's vibrant capital, and this morning we include a tour here. See the restored Opera House, the One Pillar Pagoda and Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. A great way to experience this lively city is aboard cyclos – Vietnam's answer to the rickshaw. Step aboard your cyclo in the afternoon for a tour of the ancient quarter, or 36 Streets district as it is also known. This is a souvenir hunters' paradise, where old homes and temples vie for attention alongside shops selling silk clothing, silver products and more. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to sample local eateries and try the local Vietnamese cuisine.

This evening, join us on an optional excursion to Hanoi’s famous Water Puppetry Show, a stunning showcase of the traditional Vietnamese performing art at Thang Long theatre, just beside Hoan Kiem Lake. Originating from northern Vietnamese villages as long ago as the 11th century, each performance tells stories of village living, history and folk tales, accompanied by traditional Vietnamese music and dance.

After the show, enjoy your dinner in a restaurant specialising in traditional Ha Noi delicacies.

Meals included: B,L

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay

UNESCO-listed Halong Bay is truly beautiful and today we're going to explore it in style. We'll board a traditional boat for an overnight cruise amongst its idyllic waters. As we sail, we'll admire the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea, and we'll even enter one of the vast caves. On the boat we'll enjoy a lovely seafood lunch, and this evening, dinner is also served on board before you retire to your cabin in this unique overnight accommodation.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hue

You’ll wake to stunning views of Halong Bay, and you can enjoy a morning at leisure. You could take part in a Tai Chi session on deck, or maybe you’ll just choose to sit and take in the gorgeous scenery with a coffee.

We’ll then transfer to the airport and fly to Hue.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Hue - Hoi An

We’ll explore Hue this morning on an included tour of its main highlights. We’ll take in the beauty of the Thien Mu Pagoda, which overlooks the Perfume River. We’ll also see the royal tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, which sits on the side of a mountain.

Later, rest your legs as we take a scenic journey by road to Danang and on to Hoi An.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Hoi An

Discover beautiful Hoi An on a walking tour of this ancient riverside town, which is quite simply the most enchanting place on the Vietnamese coast. We will wander among its quaint streets, where we'll see highlights including the Japanese Covered Bridge, a 200-year-old merchant's house and the 15th century Chuc Thanh Pagoda. If you'd like to explore further, why not join an optional bicycle ride past homes, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards before we reach a quaint village where the locals will offer us a warm welcome. Later today you will visit Oodles of Noodles - a local community project which supports street kids and disadvantaged young people by providing them with training for a career in the hospitality industry. You'll meet some of the students, learn about different types of local cuisine and then possibly have a go at making some yourself. Afterwards, some delicious food made with local ingredients will be served. Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Hoi An - at Leisure

During a free day you could spend time enjoying the facilities at your hotel or exploring the town and its vibrant temples and markets in the company of your fellow travellers.
Alternatively, if you'd like to discover more we offer a fabulous optional excursion to My Son. This is a major religious centre in the Champa Kingdom, and the cluster of ruined Hindu temples you will see were constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD and dedicated to the god Shiva.​

Meals included: B

Day 8 Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Today we’ll fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Better known as Saigon, it is a city of contrasts, where evidence of former French colonisation sits alongside the fascinating culture of a predominantly Buddhist population.​​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an amazing series of underground passages first constructed in the late 1940s by the Viet Minh fighting the French and later extended by the Viet Cong rebels. You can see them today on our optional excursion. Alternatively, explore Ho Chi Minh City at leisure before joining our afternoon tour of the city's highlights. We will visit the former Presidential Palace, the War Museum and the famous shopping street formerly known as Rue Catinat, we will also make a stop at the market if time permits. We end our tour with a tasting at East West Brewing, the city’s first craft beer brewery.

We’ll gather tonight for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Meals included: B,L,D

Day 10 Mekong Delta

The River Mekong descends for 3,000 miles from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea and is constantly busy with sampans, barges and houseboats. As we journey into the depths of the Mekong Delta, our first stop will be at Cai Be, where we will board a boat to cross the water before cruising through lush forest, narrow inlets and canals to a local restaurant for lunch. We will also visit local workshops along the way. Very little has changed over the centuries in this part of Vietnam, and everything and everybody has to travel by boat. Those choosing to extend their holiday with the Cambodia add-on will continue to Can Tho for an overnight stay. The rest of the group will return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals included: B,L

Day 11 Departure

Today, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your tour comes to an end.

Meals included: B

Accommodation

May de Ville Luxury Hotel and Spa

Paradise Grand Cruise

Moonlight Hotel

Placed in the heart of Hue City with its very own indoor swimming pool, Moonlight Hotel is just a 5-minute drive to the popular Dong Ba Market. Modern rooms are beautifully furnished and equipped with free Wi-Fi access. Conveniently located just a 20-minute drive to Thuan An beach, the hotel is also a just a 3-minute walk to Huong River and a 25-minute drive to Phu Bai International Airport. Rooms at Moonlight Hotel are equipped with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a telephone. En suite bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities or a bath and a hairdryer.

Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa

This beautiful and distinctive resort is styled on a historical silk village. The wonderful features of this property include a large outdoor pool, a sauna as well as in-house gift shop, library and salon. The air conditioned rooms are fitted with a safe, TV, tea/coffee facilities and a minibar. Guests can also take advantage of the free WiFi and 24 hour reception.

Citadines Regency Saigon

  1. Just You Cares

    Oodles of Noodles was set up to support disadvantaged and vulnerable young people by providing them with training for a career in the hospitality industry. While on this holiday, you will meet one of the students. learn about different types of noodles and have a go at making some yourself. 

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Hoi An - Hoi An Cycle Ride

Hoi An - Hoi An Cycle Ride

This tour will take you into the very heart of rural Hoi An for a special insight into the everyday life of a local village community. The small settlement of Cam Thanh, nestled among seemingly endless rice fields, allows the visitor to experience first hand the very backbone of Vietnam's rural culture. Enjoy a bicycle ride through the village, shaded from the sun by a canopy of bamboo thickets, passing by local homes, vegetable and fruit gardens, a village temple and a husking mill. Depending on the season, you will have the opportunity to see the local farming community threshing and harvesting.

Afternoon Excursion - Strenuous - Cultural Experience
This tour will take you into the very heart of rural Hoi An for a special insight into the everyday life of a local village community. The small settlement of Cam Thanh, nestled a...

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Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels

This tour will take you out of the city centre to the Cu Chi regions, where you will visit the vast underground network of tunnels built first as a defence against the French, and later expanded during the American war. It was from here that the North Vietnamese waged their guerrilla warfare and you will marvel at their ingenuity and resilience. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. The more adventurous may explore the deeper second, and even third level tunnels. For those preferring to remain above ground, there is ample opportunity to view excavated areas from above. Your guide will advise you of the length and level of difficulty of each tunnel before entering - some are easily accessed by stairs. We recommend good walking shoes and sun protection for this tour and advise you may get a little dirty!

Half day - Moderate walking - Historical Interest
This tour will take you out of the city centre to the Cu Chi regions, where you will visit the vast underground network of tunnels built first as a defence against the French, and ...

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Hoi An - My Son

Hoi An - My Son

Often referred to as the "Angkor Wat" of Vietnam, the Cham ruins at My Son are well worth the slightly arduous journey needed to reach them! Your day will begin with an early morning drive through 60 km of rolling countryside, passing through small towns with markets in full swing, often journeying alongside the wide reaches of the Han River. As you draw closer to My Son, which translates literally as "Beautiful Mountain" the condition of the road begins to deteriorate and the last few kilometres of track are often rutted and potholed. On arriving at the My Son area you will travel for the last spectacular 3 km bump and jolt along a river gorge. Finally, a 500m walk through lush hillsides, trees and brush, before emerging into the main site. There were over 70 classic Cham monuments at My Son, dating from the 7th - 13th Centuries. Set against the backdrop of the appropriately named Cat's Tooth Mountain, they would then have been an awesome sight. Until 1968 they remained, remarkably, in almost perfect condition, having been sheltered from the worst excesses of weather by the surrounding hills. Regrettably however, man achieved what nature could not and B52 bombers destroyed most of the towers when My Son found itself in a free-fire zone during the Vietnam War. Your guide will offer full commentary on the Cham heritage of My Son whilst you wander at will around this most historic UNESCO site.

Extended Half Day - Moderate walking (some uneven ground) - Must See
Often referred to as the "Angkor Wat" of Vietnam, the Cham ruins at My Son are well worth the slightly arduous journey needed to reach them! Your day will begin with an early morni...

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Hanoi - Traditional water puppet show inc dinner

Hanoi - Traditional water puppet show inc dinner

Begin your evening with a trip to Hanoi’s famous Water Puppet Show, a stunning showcase of the traditional Vietnamese performing art at Thang Long theatre, just beside Hoan Kiem Lake. Originating from northern Vietnamese villages as long ago as the 11th century, each performance tells stories of village life, history and folk tales, accompanied by traditional Vietnamese music and dance. After the show, enjoy your dinner in a restaurant specialising in traditional Hanoi delicacies.
Evening excursion – Minimal walking – Traditional experience
Begin your evening with a trip to Hanoi’s famous Water Puppet Show, a stunning showcase of the traditional Vietnamese performing art at Thang Long theatre, just beside Hoan Kiem La...

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Personalise your trip

Choose to extend your stay with an organised add-on. 

Discover Vietnam with Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh & Mekong River Add-on

Discover Vietnam with Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh & Mekong River Add-on

Extend to 16 days from $3,550 Departures from: Mar 2024 - Nov 2025
An intriguing country with a colourful history, stunning landscapes and a vibrant atmosphere, Vietnam is a truly unique destination. Discover its lively capital, Hanoi, cruise on beautiful Halong Bay, journey to the Mekong Delta and explore memorable Ho Chi Minh City. Then continue your journey to Cambodia. Stay in Can Tho then continue to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. While in Cambodia you will visit the market at Cai Rang, spend time sightseeing in Phnom Penh, and take a tour of the Angkor Wat.
An intriguing country with a colourful history, stunning landscapes and a vibrant atmosphere, Vietnam is a truly unique destination. Discover its lively capital, Hanoi, cruise on b...

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