Our Diverse Vietnam itinerary is a blend of cities and countryside, history and culture, food and tradition.
The tour starts in Hanoi, with visits to all of the major historical sites of interest there, plus an evening of traditional Vietnamese Puppet Theatre art. From Hanoi, you’ll head to the stunning limestone karst landscapes of Ha Long Bay before moving on to Hue.
Once in Hue, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the former imperial city and will also have the opportunity to learn about Vietnam’s wet rice culture with a visit to a local village – let us know if you’re interested in building in a cycling tour here!
You’ll then spend one evening in the charming Hoi An, before flying to your final stop – Ho Chi Minh. Here you’ll discover more about the city and its struggle for independence, including a fascinating visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Overnight flight to Hanoi airport.
Flight arrival in Hanoi and coach transfer to your accommodation.
Relax after your flight with an afternoon at leisure in Hanoi, accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
Take a guided tour of Hanoi to see some of the Vietnamese capital’s most important sights! Highlights of the tour include Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Vietnamese Independence in 1945, and a visit to the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
In the afternoon, your guide will accompany you to the Old Quarter – here you will have the opportunity to taste some local street food dishes. Ask us for our recommendations!
Round off the day with an evening performance at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
Coach transfer to Ha Long Bay and the surrounding areas – here you’ll see the world’s largest marine limestone karsts!
Pay a visit to Vung Vieng Fishing Village to experience the daily life and culture of the local fishermen.
Head to Ban Chan Beach for a few moments of relaxation in a true patch of paradise!
Tonight’s accommodation will be on a charter cruise, anchored in the Cong Do area.
This morning, explore the wild and mysterious beauty of the spectacular Thien Canh Son Cave, one of 59 discovered caves in the Halong Bay area.
After lunch, transfer by coach to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue.
Flight arrival in Hue and coach transfer to your accommodation.
Spend your evening at leisure in Hue!
Take a cycling tour to Thanh Toan Village to discover more about the history of Vietnam’s wet rice culture. Today you’ll learn about everyday life in a traditional Vietnamese village and have the opportunity to prepare lunch with some of the local people!
Take a guided tour of Hue, which was the political, cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. Highlights of the tour include The Imperial City & the Forbidden Purple City, the home of the last Emperors of Vietnam.
Board a dragon boat for a pleasant cruise along the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Tombs of Tu Duc.
Coach transfer to hotel in Hoi An.
Enjoy an evening of exploring Hoi An after checking in to your hotel.
Pay a visit to the My Son Sanctuary, a fantastic example of the ancient Champa civilization located in Southern Vietnam.
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Hoi An with your local guide. Your tour will include the Japanese Covered Bridge (one of Vietnam’s most iconic sights), the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls and the Hoi An Fish Market.
Coach transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Flight arrival in Ho Chi Minh and coach transfer to your accommodation.
Take a guided tour of the city with your local guide. Some of the main sights on your tour will be the War Remnants Museum, which documents the stories of the Vietnamese victims from their own point of view, the Reunification Palace and the Saigon Central Post Office.
Visit to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum to learn more about the city and the struggle for independence.
Travel by coach to one of Ho Chi Minh’s surrounding agricultural villages.
Take part in a cooking class with some of the local people – you’ll learn how to prepare two traditional dishes before enjoying a 7-course lunch!
In the afternoon, you’ll take a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels to learn more about the region’s ingenious resistance activities.
Take an excursion into the Mekong Delta! You’ll take a boat cruise around Ben Tre, and have the opportunity to see how people live and work in the Vietnamese countryside.
You’ll then pay a visit to the rice paper hamlet of My Long, before heading through the coconut jungle of the Cai Son canal.
Spend the morning picking up some last-minute souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh!
Coach transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Flight arrival back in the UK.
There are so many things to see and do in Vietnam! Click on Request a Quote now to let us know which cities and subject areas you would like to focus on. If you'd like to visit Vietnam but would like a shorter trip, just let us know.
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