Vietnam Explorer 14 days

Vietnam ExplorerVietnam Explorer 14 days

Vietnam Explorer - A voyage of discovery and variety including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, a train journey to Sapa and the villages of the north, the DMZ and amazing Phong Nha caves, and leisure time in quaint Hoi An.


Hanoi • Halong Bay • Sapa • Hue • Phong Nha Cave • Hoi An • Mekong Delta • Saigon
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Wednesday – Arrive Hanoi
    Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Stay two nights at the Alisa Hotel & Spa in the Old Quarter.

    Day 2 – Hanoi
    Morning at leisure then take a city tour by cyclo and minivan. (B)

    Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong Bay
    Travel to Halong by coach for an overnight cruise in a wooden junk on beautiful Halong Bay. Stay one night on the Aclass Legend cruise boat. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Halong Bay – Overnight train
    Further cruising around the rocky limestone islands then travel back to downtown Hanoi. In the evening transfer to the rail station for the overnight train to Lao Cai. Stay one night on the King Express. (B)

    Day 5 – Lao Cai – Bach Ha Sunday Market – Sapa
    Arrive early morning at Lao Cai Station, near the Chinese border. Travel by road and river boat to visit some of the northern hill tribe villages, including Bac Ha for the colourful market, then to Sapa. Stay one night at Chau Long 2 Hotel.

    Day 6 – Sapa – Hanoi
    Visit Cat Cat village, home to the Black Hmong hill tribe. Afternoon travel back to Hanoi by D-car limousine minivan. Stay one night at the Alisa Hotel & Spa. (B)

    Day 7 – Hanoi – Hue
    Morning at leisure. In the afternoon fly to Hue. Stay one night at the Romance Hotel. (B)

    Day 8 – Phong Nha Cave
    Join a full day coach tour to visit the impressive Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh Province. On the way pass the Quang Tri Citadel, Doc Mieu Base and the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the division line between North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Travel into the cave by sampan and glide amongst the beautifully lit rock formations. (B,L)

    Day 9 – Hue – Hoi An
    Morning visit to the Imperial Citadel and the elaborate Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. Travel to Hoi An via the scenic Cloud Pass. Stay two nights at the Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa. (B)

    Day 10 – Hoi An
    Day at leisure. (B)

    Day 11 – Hoi An – Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels
    Fly from Danang airport to Saigon. Travel out to take a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Stay three nights at the Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel. (B)

    Day 12 – Saigon
    Afternoon city tour of Saigon. (B)

    Day 13 – Ben Tre excursion
    Drive to Ben Tre to explore local cottage industries and sample the exotic fruits of the Mekong Delta. Take a sampan ride on the palm shaded waterways and sample exotic fruits and honey tea. (B)

    Day 14 – Depart Saigon
    Transfer to the airport for exit flight. (B)

     

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  • Tour prices

    Tour prices valid to 31 Oct 2020. Depart on Wednesdays.

    Depart Wednesdays Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    $2,476 $3,247 $3,943

    Prices are in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:
    • 11 nights in 3.5 to 4 star hotels as listed, or similar
    • 1 overnight train journey, 4 share cabin
    • 1 night Halong Bay cruise, en-suite cabin
    • Economy class flights Hanoi-Hue and Danang-Saigon including taxes and fuel surcharges
    • 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    • 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 20Dec19-15Jan20 and 24-30Jan20.

 

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Vietnam Explorer 14 days
 

Highlights

  • Sunday Market at Bac Ha
  • Sampan ride in the Delta
  • The scenery and cooler climate of the north
 
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