Classic Vietnam Holiday
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Classic Vietnam Holiday

This 14 night tour includes all the must-see sights, timed to dodge the busiest times of day and to give you an insider’s perspective.  In our trademark style, we have suggested a relatively relaxed pace – to enable you to pause and take in Vietnam in comfort.

Classic Vietnam highlights include

  • Whipping up a claypot curry and wrapping Hoi An pancakes at a traditional Vietnamese cooking class.
  • Sailing along the serene Perfume River in Hue en route to the ancient citadel.
  • Pulling up a stool and mingling with the locals as you sample popular street food snacks on a Hanoi Street Food Tour.
  • Marvelling at the immense limestone rock formations at you glide past them on Halong Bay. 
  • Exploring the contrasts of Ho Chi Minh City on our specially crafted Signature Tour
  • Characterful, quality hotels as recommended by our specialist consultants.

We offer indicative prices for this itinerary for three grades of accommodation, deluxe, superior and comfort. All prices are listed in the “price” tab above, the hotels featured in the “hotels”  tab above represent the deluxe version of the holiday. As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can change the holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative, inclusive price for this holiday including "comfort" hotels is £2,190 per person.

An indicative, inclusive price including "superior" hotels  is £2,390 per person.

An indicative, inclusive price including "deluxe" hotels (included in the "hotels" tab above) is £2,980 per person.

Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season and all itineraries can be changed to suit your personal travel style.

Call our Vietnam experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer).
  • Accommodation as described.
  • Privately guided tours and transfers.
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences.
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding).
  • Meals as described.
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away.
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Classic Vietnam Holiday

DAY 1  Fly to Vietnam

Fly overnight to Ho Chi Minh City (still commonly referred to locally as Saigon).

DAYS 2 - 4 HO CHI MINH CITY   EXPLORE “SAIGON” AND THE MEKONG

On arrival your personal guide and driver will greet you and transfer you to your centrally located hotel. The first evening is free to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities before you spend 2 days exploring the city and the surrounding area with your guide. A guided morning tour of the cities contrasting sights will be combined with an afternoon at the Cu Chi tunnels and you’ll spend a full day exploring the mangroves, markets and villages of the Mekong Delta.

DAYS 5, 6 & 7 HOI AN   MAGICAL TOWN AND MILES OF BEACHES

Its a short morning flight up to Danang the gateway to Hoi An town and the nearby beaches. On arrival your guide and driver will introduce you to Hoi An and you’ll check in at your hotel.

Plenty of free time is allocated in Hoi An, there are miles of beaches and the town itself is a great place to explore at leisure with its pretty lantern and camellia lined streets and excellent restaurants. Included in your tour is a wonderful introduction to countryside life - you’ll board a vintage Vespa bike for the guided drive through rural villages with stops to explore en route. You’ll also enjoy a Vietnamese cookery experience which will include a visit to the colourful morning markets and the chance to try your hand at making typical street-food snacks under expert tuition.

DAYS 8 & 9 HUE    COASTAL DRIVE TO HISTORIC KINGDOM

The journey to Hue is by car via the Hai Van (Cloudy) Pass, a spectacular three hour coastal drive with numerous photo opportunities on the way. On arrival you’ll check in at your next hotel.

With your guide you’ll discover the historic Imperial City and the areas famous tombs. During free time you could hire bikes, take a cyclo ride (rickshaw) or enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the serene Perfume River.

DAYS 10-13 HANOI & HALONG BAY

From Hue you fly to Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. The old city and the Hoam Kiem Lake are a good place to watch the sunset and there are several museums, shops and excellent eateries along Hanoi's tree lined boulevards. During your time here we include an expertly crafted journey through the historic and cultural heart of the city, taking in the remarkable Ethnology Museum and the Temple of Literature followed by a leisurely afternoon, and dinner.

Your stay in Hanoi will be split with an exciting 2 day, overnight trip to Halong Bay where you will cruise the spectacular bay itself and stay overnight on a traditional junk boat. You’ll cruise past striking rock formations and tiny islands and visit secluded caverns carpeted with glittering stalactites. During the 2 day cruise there will be time to swim, kayak or simply relax and to watch the sun set behind the karst peaks of the bay.

DAY 14 FLY HOME

Depart Hanoi for the overnight flight home.

Enhance your Experience+

Add on a few days on the beautiful island of Pho Quoc, just off Vietnam's southern coastline. 

Explore the hidden waterways of the Mekong Delta on the gorgeous Bassac. 


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