Vietnam Holidays: Immerse yourself in the incredibly unique Vietnamese culture with our 10-day introduction to its highlights. Cruise stunning Halong Bay, roam UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An and trek to Ho Chi Minh!
It comes as no surprise that Vietnam has been described by Lonely Planet as an “enthralling travel icon.” In the hurtling time capsule of this once war-ridden country, life is continuing to prosper and adapt with the fast pace of its thriving cities. Like a true and resilient icon, Vietnam has kept with the times by coinciding with the old and new, whilst combining originality with adventure. With vivacious temples, waterways and much more, Vietnam is the star holiday destination of Southeast Asia.
Discover how Ben Thanh Market and the ancient remnants of Champa Kingdom effortlessly entwine with the modern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. Venture deep beneath the jungle to the tunnel of Cu Chi, covering almost 250 km it is a stark reminder of the determination and resilience of the Vietnamese people. End this thrilling adventure by crossing over the sparkling emerald-green waters of Halong Bay where according to legend, dragons created the limestone islands to protect the Bay from the wild ocean.
Flights, excursions & cruise all in one package
- We take care of Travel with Return International Flights from the UK.
- All airport/ train station Transfers with English Speaking Reps.
- 2-Night stay in a centrally located hotel, Saigon.
- Sightseeing of Ho Chi Minh City's fascinating sights.
- Venture to the brilliance of the Vietnam War’s Cu Chi Tunnels via Tour.
- Enjoy a hassel-free Domestic Flight from Saigon to Da Nang.
- 4-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room at the River Beach Resort in Hoi An (Certificate of Excellence).
- Be swept away via Domestic Flight from Da Nang to Hanoi.
- 3-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room at the Silk Queen Hotel in Hanoi.
- Set out in style on a One Full-day Halong Bay Cruise Excursion with Lunch.
- A cruise is the perfect place for a party with Free Bottle of Wine On Board.
- Guided Walking Tour in Hanoi covering Ho Chi Minh Complex, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake.
- Enjoy fantastic atmosphere at the amazing Water Puppet Show.
- Never stay thirsty with free drinking water.
- Daily Breakfast included with each hotel stay.
An optional 2 nights in Siem Reap with Angkor Wat Tour at £299 pp!
Inclusions for the optional tour
Drift the emerald waters of Halong Bay and go for a snoop through any of Hanoi's many markets!
- Be sure to visit the Jade Emperor, a spectacular example of a Taoist Pagoda.
- If seeking adventure visit the bustling markets and pagodas in Cholon.
- Savour a variety of Vietnamese cuisine from the South and North.
- Explore The Kingdom of Champa’s Hindu spires and structures from the 7th - 17th century.
- Weave through Hanoi’s Old French Quarter and visit the One Pillar Pagoda.
- Shop for handicraft, art and jewellery at incredible prices.
- Explore the sea grottoes, lakes and coves with the beaches of Halong.
- Challenge yourself on the many golf courses found in the cities.
The hotel is located right in the city centre of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is situated a 5-minute drive from popular attractions like the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the Opera House and the War Remnants Museum. The Ben Thanh Market and Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum are within a 5-minute walk away.
Decorated by an elegant style, modern and all rooms have windows. The rooms are fitted with comfortable bed and furnishings, and feature a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a safety box and a minibar. All bathrooms have a hairdryer and free toiletries for guests’ convenience. The suite has a sauna and a bathtub. Each room provides separate sleeping and sitting area with LCD television 32 inch, one double bed with 2 soft pillows and beautiful clean duvets. In addition, the room is included a mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee so absolutely you can take a rest with your favorite drinks even in your room.
The restaurant serves a selection of Vietnamese and Western dishes. It also has a buffet breakfast daily. A 24-hour room service is available on request.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Ho Chi Minh City!
River Beach Resort is located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site-Hoi An, where the De Vong River meets the South China Sea, right at the heart of Cua Dai Beach. The property is set amidst picturesque rice paddies and well-preserved houses in the ancient town of Hoi An.
The Hotel offers 85 luxurious guest rooms, ranging from deluxe, superb deluxe rooms to executive, family and presidential suites. All are fully equipped with modern facilities and comforts. Each rooms has a private balcony or terrace and offers views of the river, pool, garden or countryside. Rooms and facilities for the disabled are also provided.
Enjoy resort's private beach at Cua Dai, a mere 2 minute walk from the hotel where umbrellas, sun loungers, towels and refreshments are provided.
Awarded with Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017, The Silk Queen Hotel is Hanoi’s newest boutique accommodation option. Located on Hang Gai (Silk Street) in the heart of Hoan Kiem’s ‘Old Quarter’, Vietnamese culture and tradition is ever-present in this iconic corner of the capital. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Silk Queen Hotel aims to make your stay in Hanoi simply unforgettable.
With contemporary furniture, state-of-the-art air-conditioning in every room and, of course, complementary high speed WIFI throughout the hotel, our guests are guaranteed to stay comfortable, connected and well rested during their stay.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a fitness center and bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and complimentary babysitting/childcare.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
At Silk Queen Hotel guests will experience what true Vietnamese hospitality is all about.
Day 1 ARRIVAL – HO CHI MINH CITY
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met by our English Speaking Representative and are transferred to hotel. The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, is the center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. The day is at leisure to unwind yourself or you can stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life.
OVERNIGHT IN HO CHI MINH CITY
Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY - A GUIDED CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. You’ll be picked up from the hotel then transferred about 30 km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from where the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968.
The Cu Chi tunnels consist of more than 200 km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along. It’s a must visit site when in Saigon.
OVERNIGHT IN HO CHI MINH CITY
Day 3 HO CHI MINH CITY--HALF DAY CITY TOUR--FLIGHT TO DA NANG--HOI AN
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be guided to discover Ho Chi Minh City. The City Tour will start by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.
After the city tour you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City and from there will be escorted to Tan Son Nhat airport for a departure flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, you’ll be welcomed by our tour guide & driver who will then accompany you till your hotel in Hoi An.
OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN
Day 4 HOI AN – COMBINATION OF BEAUTIFUL BEACHES & A GRACIOUS TOWN
Breakfast at the hotel. Whilst you are in Hoi An you’ll be free to relax at hotel, take a dip in the pool, go to the beach or explore the gracious Hoi An town.
Hoi An flaunts Casuarina-lined white sandy beaches, the right balance of great restaurants and bars, green lawns, island views, year round swimming in the tropical East Sea and much more that will make your visit worth while. Unlike many beach destinations there is something to do whatever the season.
Beyond the beaches, graceful historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. Whether you’ve as little as a day or as long as a month in the town, it’ll be time well spent.
OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN
Day 5 HOI AN – AT LEISURE OR TAKE AN OPTIONAL TOUR TO MY SON SANCTUARY (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
After breakfast you will be free to to relax at hotel, swim in the sea or explore the beautiful riverside town OR you may choose an optional Hoi An Tour to My Son Sanctuary. If you choose the optional My Son Sanctuary 8.00 am our guide and driver are ready in your hotel’s lobby for the half day tour today.
Vietnam’s most evocative Cham site, My Son, lies 40 km southwest of Hoi An, in a bowl of lush wooden hills towered over by the aptly named "Cat’s Tooth Mountain". It has been recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List and richly deserves its place on the tourist map. This site is a Must-See for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations.
You will return back to the hotel around noon and rest of the day will be at leisure.
OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN
Day 6 HOI AN – AT LEISURE
Enjoy delicious and healthy breakfast at the hotel and then you you’ll be free on your own to discover the hidden charms of Hoi An or laze on the beach.
OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN
Day 7 HOI AN –DA NANG--FLIGHT TO HANOI
Today after breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time in Hoi An until transfer to the Da Nang airport to catch a flight to Hanoi.
OVERNIGHT IN HANOI
Day 8 HANOI FULL DAY GUIDED TOUR TO HALONG
After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for a Halong Bay Cruise excursion, Between 7:50 - 8:40:
Our cruise's shuttle bus and tour guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi old quarter, It is about a 3.5 hour drive to
12:15: Arrive in Bai Chay tourist wharf, welcomed by crew on our cruise and enjoy welcome drinks, take photos
12:45: Sailing forward to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains and have seafood lunch while cruising through the emerald water passing by the Dog Stone, the Burning Incense Islet. Stop at fishing village for kayaking – we will provide the equipment, you will have 30 - 35 minutes to explore some grottoes and islets by yourself.
After that we visit Fighting-Cock rock and the Heavenly Palace (Thien Cung cave) - which has opened to the public since 1998 with stalagmites and stalactites. Back to Cruise. You are served cold tissues and fresh fruits.
16:15: Back to Tourist wharf and get on the coach to Hanoi.
20:00: Arrive Hanoi.
OVERNIGHT IN HANOI
Day 9 HANOI - WALKING TOUR
After having breakfast at hotel, a guide will take you from the hotel to commence a walking tour to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts.
Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. Follow it with a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. Later on, we will take a short visit at Hilton Prison where Vietnamese soldiers captured & detained American pilots from 1967 till 1973. Back to the Hoan Kiem Lake area to see the picturesque Red Bridge.
By the end of the day, there will be a “water puppet show” arranged for you to attend. Water puppetry "puppets that dance on water" is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.
OVERNIGHT IN HANOI
Day 10 HANOI – TRANSFER TO THE NOI BAI AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT BACK HOME
After having breakfast at hotel, you have the morning free to do some last minute souvenir shopping. Later, depending on the flight departure time you will be seen off at the airport 3 hours prior by our English speaking representative.
END OF TOUR
- Our endeavor will always be to confirm the hotels listed in the package chosen, however in rarest of cases where we are not able to confirm certain hotel(s), like for like alternatives will be provided.
- We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
- Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis unless otherwise stated
- The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken
- Anything not included in the package will be chargeable
- The itineray can also be booked in reverse
- Mandatory supplement will be applicable for Xmas and New Year's period
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- My Son Sanctuary tour is optional and can be added for £39 per person
- Travel Insurance
- Single supplements
- Other foreign language guide
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions