Tour with the train option. Your Journey starts Hanoi, ends Saigon
Book this Vietnam Tour to Delve further into Vietnam on this in-depth journey, which reveals treasures many tourists miss. The diverse landscapes of this alluring country unfold slowly before you, offering an array of cultural gems, smiling locals, and mouth-watering cuisine. Meet fisher folk in Hoi An and farmers in the Mekong Delta. An ever changing backdrop goes from the sparkling seaside Nha Trang to the quirky hilltop Dalat, through verdant farmlands ou he bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon and glistening Halong Bay.
DAYS 1-4 – HANOI & HALONG BAY
On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel. Meet the small group and tour leader you will share your journey with for a welcome drink and tour briefing. A lovely drive brings you to stunning Halong Bay. Board your overnight cruise and float amongst the thousands of limestone islands. Back in Hanoi, view a performance of the famous water puppets. Discover ‘Uncle Ho’ at his former home and mausoleum, and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous Hanoi Hilton prison.
Hotels: Prestige, Overnight boat
DAYS 5-6 – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HUE
An iconic overnight rail journey finishes in Hue. Unearth an array of historic sites, including the Citadel, elaborate emperors’ tombs and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit the Spiral Foundation, where the deaf and mute workers teach you local handicrafts.
Hotels: Overnight train, Saigon Morin
DAYS 7-9 – HOI AN
See spectacular coastal scenery on the way to Hoi An. Amble through charming streets passing historical houses and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge. Take a morning tour of the local markets with workers from the nearby Streets Foundation, before free time gives you the opportunity to cycle to the inviting beach nearby, or frequent the many tailor shops in town. Try your hand at traditional fishing techniques on the ‘Fisherman’s Ecotour’, offering a real insight into Vietnamese life, and learn how to navigate a basket boat through the narrow waterways.
Hotel: Hoi An Riverside
DAYS 10-12 – QUY NHON & NHA TRANG
Reflect on the moving My Lai memorial and then continue on to the beguiling port town of Quy Nhon. Admire stunning vistas across the sparkling sea before reaching the country’s premier beach resort, Nha Trang. An island boat cruise gives you the chance to relax, feast on luscious fresh seafood and swim or snorkel in the South China Sea.
Hotels: Saigon Quy Nhon, Novotel Nha Trang
DAYS 13-14 – DALAT
Leave the coastal shrimp and salt farms behind and head for the rustic villages and tea plantations of the Central Highlands and the former French hill station of Dalat. In this fascinating town of winding streets, colourful markets and abandoned French villas, enjoy the mountain vistas from a cable car ride and admire the faded Art Deco charm of the last emperor’s summer residence.
Hotel: Saigon Dalat
DAYS 15-18 – SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA
Travel by road to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest city. Get a close-up view of the city, bursting with energy, as you wander along historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, stopping at sites such as the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Visit the amazing Cu Chi tunnels, and spend a day cruising the canals and wandering the shady lanes of the Mekong Delta. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotel: Renaissance Riverside
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