Inside Asia Tours: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

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Vietnam Discovery

19 Nights: from US$5031 per person (twin share) Trip Code: VD0001

From thronging modern cities to the remote mountain homes of Vietnam's colourful minority groups; from dense, steaming jungle to pristine beaches; from grand citadels to ancient ports: this itinerary demonstrates the full natural and cultural diversity that Vietnam has to offer. Read more >

Your adventure commences in Vietnam's ancient capital, Hanoi, where the narrow, chaotic streets crammed with markets selling steaming bowls of noodles and fresh, flapping fish, provide a dizzying introduction to the country. Pay a visit to the mausoleum of revered Communist leader, Ho Chi Minh; explore the excellent museums and soak up the throng of the city before heading west to savour an altogether different pace of life.

In rural Mai Chau, just three hours' drive from Hanoi, the transformation is complete: traditional Thai-minority wooden-housed villages, set in an idyllic valley surrounded by wooded mountains feel a world away from the bustle of the city.

Driving southwest the limestone pinnacles of Ninh Binh provide a tantalising taster of the highlight to come, at UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay, where you have chance to relax and savour the magnificent scenery onboard an overnight cruise. Returning to Hanoi you will board a domestic flight south to central Vietnam, where you will head inland to the lush jungle of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a mountainous region hugging the Laos border within which lie Vietnam's most spectacular cave systems. The undisputed jewel in the crown here is recently discovered Thien Duong - or "Paradise Cave".

Ancient Hue, seat of the Nguyen Emperors, and laid-back Hoi An provide a well-earned breather midway through your trip, offering the chance to relax on the beach or by the pool, savour a river cruise or simply watch the world go by from a street-side cafe. You'll also have the chance to experience a very different way of life with the Co Tu ethnic minority, as they welcome you to their ancestral village in the stunning central highlands, and enjoy uninterrupted rainforest at Nam Cat Tien National Park.

The final leg of your journey brings you to Ho Chi Minh City, the most modern and exciting of Vietnam's cities, and gateway to the Mekong Delta. Learn about Vietnam's war history at Cu Chi and the city's fine museums, before a final night of gentle boat exploration of the delta brings your trip to its conclusion.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 17 nights' hotel accommodation
  • One-night Halong Bay cruise
  • One-night Mekong delta cruise
  • Breakfast every day, seven lunches & two evening meals
  • All airport transfers
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

What's NOT included:

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

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Vietnam's bustling capital, Hanoi
  • Cruise through UNESCO-listed Halong Bay
  • Get an introduction to imperial Hue and laid-back Hoi An
  • Stay in energetic and exciting Ho Chi Minh City
  • Learn about minority culture and enjoy glorious scenery at Mai Chau
  • Visit remarkable caves at Phong Nha National Park
  • Trek through verdant jungle at Nam Cat Tien National Park
  • Experience the wonderful, watery world of the Mekong Delta

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Vietnam Discovery - 20 Days - Accommodation

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