See The Real Vietnam

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

See The Real Vietnam

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.

 

LONDON TO HANOI
    DAY 01

    LONDON TO HANOI


    Depart London Heathrow on your flight to Hanoi
    HANOI
      DAY 02

      HANOI

      Hanoi

      On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure Accommodation Options

      HANOI
        DAY 03

        HANOI

        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. Accommodation Options

        HALONG BAY
          DAY 04

          HALONG BAY

          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. Accommodation Options

          HALONG BAY - SAPA
            DAY 05

            HALONG BAY - SAPA

            Hanoi

            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)
            SAPA
              DAY 06

              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.
              SAPA
                DAY 07

                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
                SAPA - HANOI
                  DAY 08

                  SAPA - HANOI - HUE

                  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. Accommodation Options

                  HUE
                    DAY 09

                    HUE

                    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 Accommodation Options

                    HUE - HOI AN
                      DAY 10

                      HUE - HOI AN

                      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 Accommodation Options

                      HOI AN
                        DAY 11

                        HOI AN

                        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 Accommodation Options

                        HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY
                          DAY 12

                          HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY

                          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. Accommodation Options

                          HO CHI MINH CITY
                            DAY 13

                            HO CHI MINH CITY

                            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 Accommodation Options

                            HO CHI MINH CITY - LONDON
                              DAY 14

                              HO CHI MINH CITY - LONDON

                              Ho Chi Minh City

                              Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to London

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