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Classic Vietnam

12 Nights: from US$2593 Trip Code: CLV0001

Cruise on Halong Bay, visit floating markets on the Mekong Delta, see ancient kingdoms come to life in Hue, and relive war history in Saigon. Classic Vietnam is a fantastic two-week introduction to the country, covering all the best sights from north to south. Read more >

Your journey commences and concludes in the country's two most exciting, bustling cities. In Hanoi, the nation's capital, daily life plays out on the street; cafés and market stalls spill on to the pavements while men sleep atop parked motorbikes and ladies balancing bamboo baskets weave around outdoor hair salons.

Ho Chi Minh City (AKA Saigon) has a very different feel, as sleek skyscrapers tower above French colonial architecture. Here you can explore Vietnam's recent history at the War Remnants Museum and make an included side trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels - where the war against the US was won.

In Vietnam you're never far from water, and this itinerary includes two nights aboard very different boats. Amongst the thousands of towering islands of Halong Bay you'll cruise on a Chinese-style junk boat, whilst on the slow, quiet waters of the Mekong Delta you'll board a converted rice barge to sail from Cai Be to Can Tho. This delta is the country's "rice bowl", and you can take a break from the boat to cycle through paddy fields, sugar-cane groves and fruit orchards.

Hue's big draw is its fine historical heritage, including the vast 19th-century citadel; the Imperial City that once played host to Vietnam's emperors; and the merchant shops, assembly halls and pagodas of the Phu Cat district.

In Hoi An every evening feels like a festival, as hundreds of coloured silk lanterns hung from trees sway in the breeze. The streets bustle with tourists and locals strolling from craft shop to art gallery to restaurant to indulge in some of Vietnam's most delicious cuisine. It's little wonder than Hoi An means "peaceful meeting place" in Vietnamese.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Ten nights' hotel accommodation
  • One-night Halong Bay cruise (private en suite cabin)
  • One night cruise on the Mekong Delta (private en suite cabin)
  • Breakfast every day, four lunches and one evening meal
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Domestic flights as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All airport transfers

What's NOT included:

  • International long-haul flights
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any necessary visas

What, where, when and how...

Classic Vietnam - 13 Days - Accommodation

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