14 Day Vietnam Beach & Culture
14 Day Vietnam Beach & Culture
Enjoy a classic 14 day tour of Vietnam, which takes in the cultural sights of Hanoi, Halong Bay and Saigon either side of a relaxing spell in the former trading port of Hoi An, where you can enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches on the central coastline.
Tour highlights
  • Explore the historical sites to be found around the city of Hanoi
  • Take a cruise around the limestone islands in Halong Bay
  • Investigate the ancient central town in historic Hoi An
  • Relax on Hoi An’s sandy beaches and make the most of free time to explore the local area
  • Tour the city of Ho Chi Minh, including the palace where the Vietnam War came to its dramatic conclusion
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arrive at Hanoi airport where you will meet with your guide before being taken to your hotel, with the remainder of the day being at leisure to explore the Vietnamese capital, which continues to be one of the most popular destinations in Asia for visiting tourists.
  • First Class: Anise Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar
  • Superior: Hilton Hanoi Opera House - Deluxe Room, or similar
Day 2: Hanoi
Spend a half day exploring the sights, starting with a visit to the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. You’ll then go on to the wooden house which was his temporary residence through to his death in 1969, with the famous One Pillar Pagoda being found in the same complex. After a further glimpse at Vietnam’s past at the Temple of Literature, the first university in the country, you’ll be able to visit the temples at Tran Quoc and Quan Thanh before a visit to the Hao Lo Prison. Dubbed the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ by American Prisoners of War, much of the prison has since been demolished although a museum has been created in what remains of the building to tell the history of the site. The remainder of the day is then yours to spend at leisure.
  • First Class: Anise Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Hilton Hanoi Opera House - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
Day 3: Halong Bay
Leave Hanoi to travel through the Red River Delta farmlands towards Halong Bay, travelling through rice fields and villages that will allow you to see the Vietnamese people going about their daily business. On arrival in Halong Bay, you’ll join a boat cruise into the bay itself to explore the thousands of spectacular limestone islands, with a seafood lunch onboard. In the afternoon, head back to Hanoi, stopping in at a ceramics village to see craftsmen hard at work.
  • First Class: Anise Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar (B,L)
  • Superior: Hilton Hanoi Opera House - Deluxe Room, or similar (B,L)
Boat cruises may be cancelled due to inclement weather during the monsoon months from June-September
Day 4: Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Da Nang, where you will meet with your guide before going on to your hotel in Hoi An.
  • First Class: River Beach Resort - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Palm Garden Resort - Superior Garden View Room, or similar (B)
Day 5: Hoi An walking tour
Spend half a day on a walking tour of the ancient trading port, with a visit to some of the former merchant homes and the famous 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge that was built to help link two parts of the town. After a visit to the Hoi An Museum and the town’s market, the remainder of the day is yours at leisure for further exploration of the area.
  • First Class: River Beach Resort - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Palm Garden Resort - Superior Garden View Room, or similar (B)
Days 6 – 11: Hoi An
You’ll have time at leisure to explore Hoi An and the surrounding area, with the possibility of hiring a bicycle to get out and about. You could also take a boat (at own cost) to the nearby Cham Islands where you can partake in some snorkelling, take an optional excursion to Hue or Da Nang, or spend time relaxing on the beach in Hoi Am itself – where will be able to see the sun rise over Cham in the early morning.
  • First Class: River Beach Resort - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Palm Garden Resort - Superior Garden View Room, or similar (B)
Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
Following breakfast, you’ll head for the airport in Da Nang to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh, where a guide will meet you ahead of the transfer to your hotel.
  • First Class: Au Lac 2 Hotel - Superior Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Duxton Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh city tour
Take a tour of the city formerly known as Saigon to see the many famous landmarks, including the Municipal Theatre and the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the 1800s by French colonists. There will also be the chance to visit the former US Embassy and Reunification Palace, which was the home of the South Vietnamese President during the Vietnam War. It was also the place where the Vietnam War came to an end when a tank from North Vietnam broke through the main gate. Following time at the War Remnants Museum, you’ll head for the Chinese district to visit the huge Binh Tay market and the temple dedicated to Thien Hau before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
  • First Class: Au Lac 2 Hotel - Superior Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Duxton Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
Day 14: Depart Saigon
Leave your hotel and head for the airport for your return flight home.
  • First Class & Superior: (B)
Disclaimer
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Visa On Arrival Letter procedure fee if requested
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guide (one city, one guide)
  • Flight Hanoi-Danang, Danang/Ho Chi Minh (economy class)
  • All admission fee at attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • This tour also operates in reverse
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee at airport ($45 plus passport photo required) (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)

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