7 Day Taste of Vietnam
7 Day Taste of Vietnam
Gain a taste of the stunning beauty of Vietnam on a seven day trip that provides an opportunity to sample many of the sights that have made this Asian nation popular with tourists the world over; from the busy cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi to the small villages that line the Mekong Delta and the wonderful coast at Halong Bay.
Tour highlights
  • See what life was like underground as a member of the Viet Cong in the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Tour the sights around the city formerly known as Saigon
  • Cruise around the Mekong Delta and pay a visit to the Cai Be floating market
  • Explore the city of Hanoi, including a visit to the important symbol for the Vietnamese people of the One Pillar Pagoda
  • Spend a night onboard a ship moored in Halong Bay
  • Witness the Vietnamese at work as you travel around the country
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh to meet your guide before being transferred to your hotel, with the rest of the day being yours to spend at leisure.
  • First Class: Au Lac 2 Hotel - Superior Room, or similar
  • Superior: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside - Deluxe Room, or similar
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Leave Ho Chi Minh early in the morning and head through the rice paddies and local villages that take you towards the Cu Chi District. On arrival, you’ll go underground and see what life was like as a guerrilla fighter in the network of tunnels created by the Viet Cong to use during battle. After lunch at a local restaurant back in Ho Chi Minh, you’ll have the option of visiting the War Remnants or History Museum before a trip the Presidential Palace and some of the other major sights to be found in the colonial city – including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street and the City Hall.
  • First Class: Au Lac 2 Hotel - Superior Room, or similar (B,L)
  • Superior: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside - Deluxe Room, or similar (B,L)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be/Mekong Delta
Head out of Ho Chi Minh early in the morning to drive to the delta town of Cai Be, where you will board a boat for a trip around the floating market. Having marvelled at the traders at work on the water, you’ll visit a local cottage factory to see some local specialities being produced. After trip to the Dong Hoa Hiep Island, admiring the local scenery along the way, you’ll enjoy a Mekong style lunch before returning to Ho Chi Minh.
  • First Class: Au Lac 2 Hotel - Superior Room, or similar (B,L)
  • Superior: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside - Deluxe Room, or similar (B,L)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi
Leave Ho Chi Minh following breakfast and travel to the airport to take a flight to Hanoi, where you will meet with your guide and head for your hotel to drop off your luggage. The afternoon is then set aside to see some of the sights on a city tour, starting with a trip to the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. After a visit to the wooden ethnic minority style house where he lived in his later years, as well as the impressive One Pillar Pagoda, you’ll have chance to visit Vietnam’s first university and Hoa Lo Prison; dubbed the Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners of war who were incarcerated there.
  • First Class: Medallion Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Sunway Hotel - Superior Room, or similar (B)
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Travel through the farmlands of the Red River Delta and witness local Vietnamese people going about their business in the rice fields as you head for the coast and Halong Bay. On arrival, you’ll join your boat at the pier before enjoying an overnight cruise into the Bay to explore the numerous impressive limestone rock formations – including those known as the Sail, Dog and the Dinh Huong. As the day draws to a close, the anchor will drop so you can watch the sun go down before enjoying dinner onboard.
  • First Class: Pelican Cruise - Deluxe Cabin, or similar (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Victory Star Cruise - Deluxe Cabin, or similar (B,L,D)
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Enjoy breakfast as the boat heads back to the dock in Halong Bay before you head back onto dry land for the return drive back to Hanoi, where you have time at leisure.
  • First Class: Medallion Hotel - Deluxe Room, or similar (B)
  • Superior: Sunway Hotel - Superior Room, or similar (B)
Day 7: Hanoi departure
Check out of your hotel and head for the airport for the return trip home.
  • First Class & Superior: (B)
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
  • Flight Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi (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
  • 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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