See The Real Vietnam

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Marvel at the beautiful scenery of this World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy views over beautiful terraced paddy fields in Muong Hoa valley
  • Relax on a boat cruise on the romantic Perfume River
  • Take a walking tour of this quaint town

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A journey across the length of Vietnam from Sapa in the far north to Ho Chi Minh in the south

Take in this spectacular itinerary which relishes in all that Vietnam has to offer, the stunning limestone karst mountains of Halong Bay, the lush greenery, rice paddies and villages of Sapa, the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon and relaxing in the peaceful and beautiful towns of Hue and Hoi An.

 

Itinerary

Day 1  LONDON TO HANOI
Depart London Heathrow on your flight to Hanoi
Day 2  HANOI
On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure
Day 3  HANOI
A full day to explore the architecture and history of Hanoi. In the morning, visit the Ho Chi Minh's former residence, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple. In the afternoon, take a Cyclo tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening, take in the world famous water puppet show.
Day 4  HALONG BAY
Drive to Ha Long Bay. On arrival, board your Junk. Lunch will be served while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay. Time for trekking or swimming at Soi Sim Island. Visit Van Chai fishing village and cruise to discover Hang Doi water tunnel in a row boat or kayak. Dock overnight and enjoy your dinner.
Day 5  HALONG BAY - SAPA
Enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi class on deck before visiting splendid Sung Sot grotto. Back on board for a buffet brunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi for an afternoon. In the evening, transfer to the rail station for the train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train. (Car transfers can be arranged if preferred)
Day 6  SAPA
On arrival in Lao Cai, pick up for breakfast at a local restaurant and then drive to a market for a visit. Later, transfer to Sapa town where you will check into your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure.
Day 7  SAPA
Morning drive to Y Linh Ho. Start trekking down the valley, enjoy view over beautiful terraced paddy fields in Muong Hoa valley. Trek about 3 hours along the Hoang Lien mountain range with many photo opportunities and encounter Hmong minorities en route. Trek up to Lao Chai junction to the main road to enjoy the panoramic view of Muong Hoa valley before returning to Sapa by car. Later enjoy a stroll through the town of Sapa
Day 8  SAPA - HANOI - HUE
On arrival at Hanoi train station, pick up and transfer to your hotel for the morning for a freshen-up and breakfast. Later in the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure.
Day 9  HUE
In the morning, visit the imperial tombs of King Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. In the afternoon, visit the Purple Citadel. Then, take a boat cruise on the romantic Perfume River to explore Thien Mu Pagoda. Return to Hue by road. Stop at Dong Ba market if time permits
Day 10  HUE - HOI AN
After breakfast, take a private transfer to Hoi An. Stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum and the Marble Mountain. On arrival in Hoi An, check in to your hotel
Day 11  HOI AN
In the morning, take a walking tour of this quaint town, visiting ancient merchants' houses, a Hokkien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the colourful riverside market. The rest of day is at leisure
Day 12  HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
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Day 13  HO CHI MINH CITY
In the morning, take a drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels for a fascinating history lesson. During the war for independence, Viet Cong guerillas built the labyrinth of narrow tunnels virtually underneath U.S. bases, using them to hide during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Return to Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. Visit the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple
Staying at  Hotel Majestic
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Day 14  HO CHI MINH CITY - LONDON
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to London
See The Real Vietnam
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