10 or 13 days
Hanoi, Ha Long, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hô Chi Minh City, extension to Mui Ne | PHO

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Cuisine, culture, architecture and nature await you in Vietnam. Grab a bowl of traditional Pho soup: the herb, rice noodle, and meat-based national dish with two distinct styles, hailing from both North and South Vietnam. Gather round for stories of heroism, terror, and the human cost of armed conflict with a veteran of the Vietnam War. On the wooden deck of a traditional junk boat, you will glide through the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, in the shadows of towering limestone islets, each crowned with lush, green foliage. Hop in a bamboo-basket boat in the village of Hoi An, and discover the refined fishing techniques of those living near Vietnam's winding waterways. Hunt for souvenirs and snacks at the bustling floating markets, home to a colourful variety of merchant boats of many shapes and styles, then zip through local villages on a rickshaw tour. This tour promises to be an unforgettable ride of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and culinary exploration—perfect for igniting curiosity, and a sense of wonder.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of Vietnam's famous pho noodle soup 

    Tour the Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton  

    Sightseeing of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Silver Bamboo Lake
    • Hoang Hoa Tham Street

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Opera House
    • French Quarter
    • Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi | Ha Long

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Hô Chi Minh's Stilt House
    • One Pillar Pagoda

    Share a meal and discussion with a veteran of the Vietnam War 

    Travel to Ha Long Bay

  • Day 5: Ha Long | Da Nang | Hoi An

    Board a junk boat (a traditional Chinese-style sailing ship) for a day-cruise along Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Fly to Dà Nang

    Travel to Hôi An

  • Day 6: Hoi An

    Discover local culture during a rural village excursion

    • Discover life on Vietnam's waterways
    • Learn traditional fishing techniques
    • Ride in an authentic bamboo-basket boat

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Japanese covered bridge
    • Old House of Tan Ky
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit a Pottery Museum 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Vietnamese cooking class

    Vietnamese cooking class

    Dive into the delicious flavours of several famous Vietnamese dinner dishes. Together with an expert local chef, you'll chop, grate, crush, slice, roll, and cook ingredients into a delicious meal. The chef will introduce you to local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hôi An style of cooking. Once prepared, sit down to dine and enjoy your dishes. 

  • Day 7: Hoi An | Hô Chi Minh City

    Spend some time exploring Hoi An at your leisure 

    Enjoy a traditional bánh mì sandwich lunch 

    Learn about Buddhism on a visit to Am Phu Cave 

    Fly to Hô Chi Minh City 

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a tour of the Củ Chi Tunnels

    Gain a new perspective at the War Remnants Museum

    Ben Thanh Floating Market

    Enjoy a game of Bowling

  • Day 9: Hô Chi Minh City

    Journey into the Mekong Delta during a full-day excursion

    • Explore the village of Cái Bè 
    • Take a river boat waterway cruise

    Zip through local villages on an exciting rickshaw tour 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City • Mui Ne

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk and observe local fisherman hauling their catches ashore

    Take an excursion to the Red Sand Dunes

    Visit the Fairy Stream geological park 

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 12: Mui Ne • Hô Chi Minh City

    Return to Hô Chi Minh City

    Visit the Poshanu Cham Towers 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

     Attend an evening show at the French colonial-era Municipal Theatre of Hô Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon Opera House. The 60-minute production depicts the transformation of modern Vietnamese society. Using acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers, and martial arts experts, the performance is accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, some of which are rare these days and played only by a handful of musicians. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in performing arts 

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of Vietnam's famous pho noodle soup 

    Tour the Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton  

    Sightseeing of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Silver Bamboo Lake
    • Hoang Hoa Tham Street

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Opera House
    • French Quarter
    • Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi | Ha Long

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Hô Chi Minh's Stilt House
    • One Pillar Pagoda

    Share a meal and discussion with a veteran of the Vietnam War 

    Travel to Ha Long Bay

  • Day 5: Ha Long | Da Nang | Hoi An

    Board a junk boat (a traditional Chinese-style sailing ship) for a day-cruise along Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Fly to Dà Nang

    Travel to Hôi An

  • Day 6: Hoi An

    Discover local culture during a rural village excursion

    • Discover life on Vietnam's waterways
    • Learn traditional fishing techniques
    • Ride in an authentic bamboo-basket boat

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Japanese covered bridge
    • Old House of Tan Ky
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit a Pottery Museum 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Vietnamese cooking class

    Vietnamese cooking class

    Dive into the delicious flavours of several famous Vietnamese dinner dishes. Together with an expert local chef, you'll chop, grate, crush, slice, roll, and cook ingredients into a delicious meal. The chef will introduce you to local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hôi An style of cooking. Once prepared, sit down to dine and enjoy your dishes. 

  • Day 7: Hoi An | Hô Chi Minh City

    Spend some time exploring Hoi An at your leisure 

    Enjoy a traditional bánh mì sandwich lunch 

    Learn about Buddhism on a visit to Am Phu Cave 

    Fly to Hô Chi Minh City 

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a tour of the Củ Chi Tunnels

    Gain a new perspective at the War Remnants Museum

    Ben Thanh Floating Market

    Enjoy a game of Bowling

  • Day 9: Hô Chi Minh City

    Journey into the Mekong Delta during a full-day excursion

    • Explore the village of Cái Bè 
    • Take a river boat waterway cruise

    Zip through local villages on an exciting rickshaw tour 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City • Mui Ne

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk and observe local fisherman hauling their catches ashore

    Take an excursion to the Red Sand Dunes

    Visit the Fairy Stream geological park 

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 12: Mui Ne • Hô Chi Minh City

    Return to Hô Chi Minh City

    Visit the Poshanu Cham Towers 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

     Attend an evening show at the French colonial-era Municipal Theatre of Hô Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon Opera House. The 60-minute production depicts the transformation of modern Vietnamese society. Using acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers, and martial arts experts, the performance is accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, some of which are rare these days and played only by a handful of musicians. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in performing arts 

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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    Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (breakfast only during extension)

  • Entrances

    Pottery Museum • Cù Chi Tunnels • Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum • War Remnants Museum

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