Vietnam Relaxation Tour with Phu Quoc Island

12 Days: Hanoi l Halong Bay l Hoi An l Phu Quoc Island l Ho Chi Minh City l Mekong Delta

On this Vietnam holiday, let your mind drift away whilst you cruise through spectacular Halong Bay. Enjoy a beach holiday of Vietnam when you unwind on the stunning beaches of Phu Quoc island, and stroll through the quaint streets of the harbour town Hoi An. Wander around the historical Old Quarter in Hanoi, and end your Vietnam tour with the contrasting experience of bustling Ho Chi Minh City and the tranquil countryside of the Mekong Delta.

Day 1 -2 Hanoi

Arriving Hanoi on day one, transfer to your hotel. The next day, start your Vietnam holiday with a walking tour from Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum to his former home, the House of Shilts. See the beautiful courtyard and gardens at the ancient Temple of Literature, then visit the Museum of Ethnology to learn about the cultures of different ethnic groups in Vietnam. In the afternoon take a relaxing walk along the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake and explore the fascinating Old Quarter. Enjoy a cultural highlight of your Vietnam tour, an evening water puppet performance. For dinner, taste the local famous dish - Cha Ca, fish grilled on your table with turmeric and dill. (B/D)

Day 3 - 4 Halong Bay Cruise

Sit back and enjoy your first view of the northern countryside on the drive to Halong Bay - one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Unwind on this Vietnam holiday as you sail among thousands of limestone islands rising mystically from the water. Visit a fishing village, explore caves and grottos and swim or relax on the beach. Enjoy Swimming and Kayaking and Tai Chi lesson and cooking class on board, Stay overnight on a traditional junk boat.On day 4, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. (1B1/L/1D)

Day 5 - 6 Hoi An

Enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Hoi An where you will visit ancient merchants’ houses, a Hokkien Temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and browse through the colourful riverside market. Spend your free time to explore. You might want to challenge your skills during a fun cooking class, whisk away on a short bicycle ride to the gleaming beach nearby, or shop till you drop at one of the many masterful tailors in town. (B)

Day 7 - 8 Phu Quoc Island

take a flight to the peaceful tropical paradise of Phu Quoc Island to enjoy stunning beaches and pristine enviroment. (B)

Day 9 Phu Quoc Island / Ho Chi Minh City

Free time before transferring to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 10 Mekong Delta

Explore the lush countryside of the Mekong Delta, the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. Cruising through the canals, rivers and backwaters, you’ll learn about the daily lives of the local people. Taste exotic fruits, sample a Mekong specialty lunch, walk the island’s trails and go on a sampan ride through some of the small creeks. (B/L)

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing underground network of tunnels which stretches over hundreds of kilometres. You will have the chance to crawl through a section of the tunnels to see underground hospitals, kitchens and meeting rooms. Afternoon walking tour to experience Saigon from colonial to modern era. The Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the city’s major landmarks, next to the cathedral stands the Saigon Post Office, a fine example of French architecture, stroll along the former Rue Catinat to the Hotel Continental – famous from the ‘Quiet American’ novel and film, finally stop at Caravelle Hotel. This hotel and its bar were home to many foreign reporters and secret agents during the Vietnam War. Head up to its rooftop bar to try one of Saigon’s many local beers and enjoy a panoramic view of the city

Day 12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Your Vietnam Relaxation holiday package ends with a transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Departures daily

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Trip Grading: Easy

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility.

Pricing

* May - 14th Sep, price from $2029p.p.
* Oct - Apr, price from $2298p.p.

Inclusions

Private English speaking guides in each city
10 nights accomodation in selected hotels
1 overnight cruise
3 internal flights
Listed meals (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
All transfers in air conditioned vehicles
Sightseeing and associated entrance fees

Exclusions

International airfares
Travel insurance
Tips and personal expenses
Meals not listed
Vietnam visa
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