A slower paced tour with free time to meander and explore on your own, interspersed with tours to the places of major interest. Relax and discover Vietnam at your own pace.
Saigon • Nha Trang • Hoi An • Hue • Hanoi • Halong Bay
- Itinerary and Tour Map
Day 1 – Arrive Saigon
You will be met on arrival at Saigon airport and transferred by private vehicle, without guide, to your hotel. Balance of the day free at leisure.
Stay three nights in Saigon.
Day 2 – Cu Chi excursion
In the morning, travel to Cu Chi with a guide to explore the amazing underground tunnel system built by Vietnamese guerilla fighters during the war. Balance of the day free. (B)
Day 3 – Saigon
Free day in Saigon, or take an optional tour to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta – prices on request. (B)
Day 4 – Saigon – Nha Trang
Morning private transfer, without a guide, to Saigon airport for the flight to Nha Trang. On arrival, take a private transfer, without guide, to your hotel.
Spend two nights in Nha Trang. (B)
Day 5 – Nha Trang
A day at leisure in Nha Trang to explore the town or relax on the beach. (B)
Day 6 – Nha Trang – Danang – Hoi An
Morning transfer, without guide, to Nha Trang airport for the flight to Danang. On arrival in Danang, take a private guided transfer to Hoi An. En route visit the Marble Mountain. In the afternoon, take a short guided walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchant’s houses, the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge and colourful silk and antique shops.
Spend two nights in Hoi An. (B)
Day 7 – Hoi An
A free day in Hoi An, or take an optional tour to My Son – prices on request. (B)
Day 8 – Hoi An – Hue
Late morning private without-guide car transfer from Hoi An to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Leisure time on arrival in Hue.
Spend two nights in Hue. (B)
Day 9 – Hue
Morning guided tour of Hue including the Citadel and the imperial tomb of Tu Duc. Balance of the day free at leisure. (B)
Day 10 – Hue – Hanoi
Morning transfer, without guide, to Hue airport for the flight to Hanoi. On arrival, take a private car without-guide transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Stay two nights in Hanoi. (B)
Day 11 – Hanoi
A free day in Hanoi, or take an optional city tour – prices on request. (B)
Day 12 – Hanoi – Halong Bay
A highlight of your visit to Vietnam is sure to be your overnight cruise on Halong Bay. Morning transfer by the cruise company’s group transfer, a journey of up to 4 hours, to Halong and on arrival board your boat for a cruise among the rocky limestone islands in the emerald waters of Halong Bay. Seafood lunch and dinner are served on board.
Stay overnight on the cruise boat in cabins with en-suite. (B,L,D)
Day 13 – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Further cruising around Halong Bay this morning. Disembark at Halong and return to Hanoi and your hotel by the cruise company’s group transfer.
Stay overnight in Hanoi. (B)
Day 14 – Depart Hanoi
Leisure time until private, without-guide transfer for your exit flight. (B)
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- Tour prices
Hotels Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller 3* hotels and cruise boat $1997 $2679 $3075 4* hotels and cruise boat $2507 $3556 $3952 4* – 5* hotels and cruise boat $3294 $4985 $5382
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, valid to 31 Oct 2017. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- 12 nights hotel accommodation
- 1 night on Halong Bay cruise boat in en-suite cabin
- 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- Domestic economy class flights Saigon-Nha Trang-Danang and Hue-Hanoi including taxes and fuel surcharges
- Return transfers, sightseeing tours, entrance fees
- Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and guides
Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.
Surcharges apply for travel 20Dec15-15Jan16, 8-15Feb16, 20Apr16-02May16 and 31Aug16-03Sep16, 20Dec16-15Jan17, 28Jan17-4Feb17, 20Apr17-02May17 and 31Aug17-03Sep17.
This tour can be taken in reverse, from Hanoi to Saigon. Like to stay longer or have more sightseeing included? We would be happy to tailor an itinerary to your needs. – ask us for our recommendations.