VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS

10 days/9 nights for $699 per person, double occupancy, seat-in-coach tour, starting from the northern capital of Hanoi and ending in bustling Saigon
 

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Includes:

  • 2 nights in Hanoi at the Mercure Hanoi with breakfast, transfer from airport

  • Half day Hanoi city tour

  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay with full board, transfers, & sightseeing

  • Overnight train from Hanoi to Hue (1st Class Berth in a shared cabin)

  • 1 night in Hue at the Park View Hotel with breakfast, transfers

  • Half day Hue Citadel tour

  • 2 nights in Hoi An at the Silk Luxury Hotel with breakfast, transfers

  • Half day Hoi An city tour

  • Flight to Saigon

  • 2 nights in Saigon at the Muong Thanh Hotel with breakfast, transfers

  • Half Day Saigon city tour.

  • English-speaking guides throughout

Double occupancy: $699 per person
Single occupancy: $939

ITINERARY

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Day One:

Arrive in Hanoi

Upon arrival, meet with your guide and transfer to the Mercure Hotel Hanoi.

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Day Two

Hanoi Sightseeing

Start the morning with a half day city tour of Hanoi. Walk along the Ba Dinh Square, where you can see some of Hanoi's most important government buildings such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, and more. Continue onto the Quan Thanh Taoist Temple, the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda and the iconic Confucian Temple of Literature before walking around the Old Quarter.

The rest of the afternoon is free, and optional tours are available.

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Day Three

Halong Bay

Drive to Halong Bay and embark on an overnight cruise on a traditional junk boat around the scenic bay with its towering limestone islands. Stop at several famous caves and other spots. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board.

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Day Four

Train to Hue

In the morning, continue the cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious brunch on board the junk. Upon disembarkation, drive back to Hanoi to the Hanoi Train Station and depart for Hue on the overnight train.

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Day Five

Arrive in Hue

Upon arrival in Hue, take a tour of the famous Hue Citadel, once the former Imperial capital, and the Royal Antique Museum. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Overnight at the Park View Hotel in Hue.

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Day Six

Hoi An

Drive to Hoi An with a stop to cruise along the Huong River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue on to Hoi An's Ancient Town and take a walking tour exploring an ancient merchant's house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the vibrant riverside market.

Overnight at the Silk Luxury Hotel.

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Day Seven

Hoi An

Day free to relax and explore Hoi An. Optional tours are available upon request.

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Day Eight

Arrive in Saigon

Drive to Danang for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival in Saigon, transfer to the Muong Thanh Hotel.

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Day Nine

Saigon Sightseeing

In the morning, take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City, including the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Chinatown, Binh Tay market, and the Thien Hau Temple.

The afternoon is free to rest and explore more of Saigon. Optional tours are available on request.

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Day Ten

Return Home

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Private tour & airfare available upon request.
Optional tours also available upon request.

2021 DEPARTURE DATES

January 13, 2021

February 24, 2021

March 31, 2021
April 14, 2021

May 12, 2021

June 9, 2021

July 14, 2021

August 11, 2021

September 15, 2021

October 13, 2021

INCLUSIONS
Accommodations & daily breakfast

Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles

Local English-speaking guides

Meals as indicated in the itinerary

One bottle of water per person per day

Train from Hanoi to Hue
Flight from Danang to Saigon

EXCLUSIONS

Vietnam Visa (A visa is required to enter Vietnam)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Gratuities for guides, drivers, waitstaff, bellhops, etc.

Services not listed on the itinerary
Optional Tours

International Flights