26 November 2018
Discover the lush area of the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’
Cu Chi Tunnels
Infiltrate the mysterious tunnel system of the Viet Cong
Visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers of this coastal city
Drift on the emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Vietnam's most famous bay
International flights and current taxes
Touring with guides and entrance fees
All meals (16 breakfasts, 15 lunches & 16 dinners)
18 DAY VIETNAM PANORAMA TOUR ITINERARY
Our Vietnam Panorama itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Fly to Saigon
Fly to Saigon for a two-night stay. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels
Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is the city that is driving Vietnam towards a brighter future. Visit the Central Post Office. Spend time at the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.
Day 3: Mekong Delta Cruise
Drive down to Ben Tre to take a cruise through the Mekong Delta, an area known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals, and enjoy a typical Mekong lunch. Travel to Can Tho for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Cai Rang Floating Markets
Visit the Cai Rang floating markets to see the goods on sale and learn how vermicelli rice noodles are made. Return to Saigon.
Day 5: Journey to Dalat
Head up into the cooler climate and wonderful scenery of the highlands to the colonial town of Dalat, stopping at Bao Loc tea plantation en route.
Day 6: Explore Dalat
Visit the Domaine de Marie Church, the Flower Gardens and an embroidery workshop. Board an open-air train for a journey through fantastic scenery to Trai Mat hamlet. End the day with a local coffee by Xuan Huong lake.
Day 7: Nha Trang Coastal Cruise
Travel down from the highlands and along the coast to Nha Trang, Vietnam’s beach capital. Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise around the bay’s many islands, including a stop to enjoy a swim in the refreshing waters.
Day 8: Qui Nhon
Visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers and continue on to the coastal city of Qui Nhon.
Day 9: My Son and Hoi An
Leave Qui Nhon this morning stopping at Son My to pay homage to the victims of the My Lai massacre before continuing to Hoi An. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 10: Explore Hoi an on Foot
Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional town that has managed to retain the charms of a bygone era. Visit a lovely old-style house, the Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.
Day 11: Hue
Take the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang.
Day 12: Hue's Imperial Citadel
Take a drive to the imposing Imperial Citadel to explore. Cruise along the Perfume River Thien Mu Pagoda before heading to An Hien House.
Day 13: Old Quarter Cyclo Tour
Exuding a wonderfully exotic aura, Hanoi is the perfect combination of old and new Asia. Admire the collections of the Fine Arts Museum and take a cyclo through the atmospheric tangle of streets that make up the Old Quarter. Later enjoy a Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. In the evening, watch a performance of the famous water puppets.
Day 14: Discover Hanoi
Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, passing by Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.
Days15 16: Halong Bay
Spend the day cruising through the awe-inspiring beauty of Halong Bay. Enjoy a visit to Surprise Cave. The next day return to Hanoi.
Days 17 18: Hanoi to Australia
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.