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Vietnam from North to South Holiday

Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam
Finishes: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visit: Hanoi, Ha Long, Hanoi, Huế, Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Sightseeing

Overview

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Wander the ramshackle, smoky streets of historic Hanoi and trek amongst verdant rice terraces in the North and experience the exotic delights of the Mekong Delta and the nightlife of vibrant Saigon in the South on our comprehensive and colourful discovery holiday in Vietnam. We start out in the 1000 year old city of Hanoi, the former capital of French Indochina, where we explore the maze like streets of the Old Quarter' from our well positioned hotel. Travelling inland to spend 4 days in a beautiful reserve area close to the border with Laos, we trek between friendly villages in the Pu Luong National Park, meeting the local people and experiencing first hand the rural life of these remote and intriguing communities - where the fields are still ploughed by water buffalo and irrigated by wooden water wheels. For this section of the holiday we have arranged overnight stays as guests of three different villages.

We also explore the forest of impressive limestone spires at Tam Coc, known as Halong Bay on land, by foot and by rowing boat. Then it's out to iconic Halong Bay, for some great seafood and a night on a comfortable and traditional junk boat. We begin our journey south with an overnight journey on the famous Reunification Express' sleeper train, an experience not to be missed! Arriving in Hue, we cruise the Perfume River in search of ancient imperial palaces and pagodas. Heading on, we enjoy some time in charming Hoi An, known for its beautiful, lantern lit bridges and skilled tailors. After a short flight to Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, this unforgettable holiday signs off with a stay in comfortable bungalows on the atmospheric Mekong Delta, where we hike through lush orchards, take a boat tour and learn about life in the rice bowl of Vietnam'. As a grand finale, we return to bustling Ho Chi Minh City where we've time to take in its evocative mix of ancient pagodas and modern skyscrapers, whilst sightseeing and hunting for last minute souvenirs!

Highlights

    • Cruise UNESCO listed Halong Bay aboard a comfortable Junk
    • Unique 4-day trek through traditional villages and rice paddies
    • The imperial palaces of Hue and the lantern lit bridges of Hoi An
    • Experience life on the Mekong Delta and the Perfume River

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 127694
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam
Finishes: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • Internal flights
  • Single timed group airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Ferries and cruise boats and all land transport

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,010 ($144/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Vietnam Hanoi, Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Ban Hang, Kho Muong Village, Pho Doan, Tam Coc, Halong Bay, Hue, Perfume River, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Sampan, Ho Chi Minh City
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Caroline F.  

I throughly enjoyed the holiday. We had a great group of people who gelled together really well. You were recomended to me by a collegue and I would have no heistation in recomending you to anyone. Most enjoyed - The trekking in the North, the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Ming City- very hard to pick one!! Also discoverying limes is a cure for jelly fish attacks!!!

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John S.  

Really good - we were really impressed with the homestays. The Saigon hotel was really comfortable and 50yds from a large park which was a relief from the frantic traffic. Our main leader Hoang Van Lan was exceptional. I thought the people were fantastic, majority have little but they live with such a positive outlook and are so welcoming. I loved the kids as we walked through the villages shouting hello how are you? No suggestion of any demands on the tourists and hello and goodbye in Vietnamese brought huge smiles from parents and grandparents.(Maybe it was my accent). I enjoyed the cultural visits, particularly an unscheduled visit to a Taoist pagoda on the way to Halong bay which was stunning. With regard to the trip preliminaries, we called in the office to sort out a couple of queries and as usual found this personal contact helpful although your documentation and help by email and phone is always good.

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Martin & Anthea H.  

The itinerary and pace was very good. We saw a good cross section of the country in the time available. There was a nice balance between trekking, touring, boating and biking. We think this trip deserves to get more "takers". Our leader was excellent with good personality, knowledge, command of English and enthusiasm. They related very well to us over the 8 days. We most enjoyed seeing the village life i.e. the Mekong segment: the chance for Tai Chi in the Saigon Park with the local people.

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