Vietnam at a glance


Relish Vietnam's distinct and energetic character as you journey from Saigon in the south up to Hanoi in the north. Explore the country's turbulent past, meet the friendly, resilient locals and get lost in spectacular panoramas on this tour of discovery.

Members from: $3,515 P.PNon-members from: $3,590 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Asia

  • Supplier

    Wendy Wu

  • Booking Code

    WWVG12

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • International flights and current taxes

  • Domestic transportation

  • All meals (10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners)

  • Accommodation

  • Touring with guides and entrance fees

  • Visa fees for Australian passport holders


Itinerary


Day 1: Fly to Saigon

Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest city.

Day 2: Discover Saigon

This morning, confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. The exuberant city of Saigon may appear modern but is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. Visit the Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel, the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

Day 3: Mekong Delta

Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong dishes. Make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda en route back to Saigon.

Day 4: Journey to Hoi An

Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant’s house, Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

Day 5: Tra Que Village

Travel into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

Day 6: Imperial Hue

Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

Day 7: Fly to Hanoi

Fly to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure or start your explorations of Vietnam's capital.

Day 8: Explore Hanoi

Sightseeing today includes a walking tour through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also, visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day’s explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Spend the evening watching a traditional water puppet show.

Day 9: Halong Bay

Spend the night cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty.

Day 10: Sunrise over Halong Bay

Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay. Return to Hanoi this afternoon and later, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

Days 11-12: Hanoi to Australia

This morning is free before you are transferred to Hanoi airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.


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Disclaimer


Advertised price is for the 13 May 2020 departure.
Prices and services are subject to availability of tour, airline and specific economy airfare class. Prices may differ once airfare is sold out. Please forward a deposit of $300 per person to Wendy Wu Tours or your travel agent to arrive within three days of receiving confirmation that the company is holding space for you. A progress payment of $1,000 per person is payable within three weeks of initial deposit to hold flights. Once deposit and progress payment are made, airline tickets will be issued, and bookings are not transferrable. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to release specials which are applicable to new bookings only. Depending on airline terms and conditions or Wendy Wu Tours’ booking terms, an extra deposit amount or earlier payment may be required. This will be advised at the time of quotation. A requote will be required if payments are not received by Wendy Wu Tours on or before the due date. Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport, including middle names, at the time of booking, as well as a valid passport copy. If you have booked a land only option, you will be required to email a copy of your flight schedule and passport copy at time of final payment so we can arrange transfers and visas. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including any ticket reissue fees. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing.