Start your adventure in the Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, still warmly regarded by many as Saigon. Here you’ll be able to explore the bustling streets and old colonial French architecture as well as visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, used during the Vietnam War.
From here, you will head to Ben Tre, to discover for yourself the stunning Mekong Delta, where you can watch how villages and farms have thrived on the lush banks of the river. Enjoy a night in Can Tho city, nestled in the depths of the Mekong Delta to truly immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. Next, you’ll be able to get some last minute shopping and sightseeing in Saigon after a boat trip to the Cai Rang Floating Markets all before heading to the charming heritage town of Hoi An. Enjoy exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, transporting you back to an by-gone era with idyllic streets and ancient temples to explore. Next on the agenda is Hue, the old Imperial capital with its impressive Forbidden Purple City, before flying to historic Hanoi where you will find the Mausoleum of their beloved leader Ho Chi Minh. Before heading home, you cannot leave without visiting the stunning Halong Bay with an idyllic cruise on a junk boat. After your Vietnamese adventure, enjoy time to relax and unwind in Hong Kong at the Harbour Plaza North Point with its ideal location overlooking Victoria Harbour. Laze by the outdoor pool, overlooking the Harbour to get away from the bustling streets or enjoy delicious dining at the hotels various restaurants offering an array of cuisines from around the world.
- Visit the most popular sites in Vietnam all in one memorable and hassle free trip
- Ideal Harbour side location in the heart of Hong Kong
- Opportunity to stay on an authentic Junk Boat in Halong Bay
- Departs: manchester
- Arrives: ho chi minh city, Vietnam
- Departs: hanoi, Vietnam
- Arrives: hong kong, Hong Kong
- Departs: hong kong, Hong Kong
- Arrives: manchester
Highlights of Vietnam - Superior Tour
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Relaxing hassle-free way to see all the highlights of Vietnam including internal flights
- See the sunrise over Halong Bay
- Discover a different way of living
Wander from exciting cities to astonishing scenic beauty via peaceful beaches and the best preserved old towns in Southeast Asia on a tour through the most remarkable of countries.
Day 1: Fly overnight to Saigon
Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Saigon
Day 2: Saigon arrival
Arrive in Saigon and meet your driver to transfer to your hotel
Saigon is one of the world's truly cosmopolitan cities with a history, culture and style obtained from colonial France, ancient China and the art deco era.
Although the city was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975, the government soon realised that the proud 'Saigonese' would never stop calling it Saigon. Now it's accepted that Ho Chi Minh City refers to the greater metropolitan area, while the older and central suburbs are called Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 3: Explore Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels
This morning head to the Cu Chi Tunnels which are located in an area known during the American War in Vietnam as the 'Iron Triangle', on account of the strength of its Communist insurgency. The network, which is several storeys deep in some parts, includes trapdoors, living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.
In the afternoon, you will begin your sightseeing around Vietnam's largest and busiest city with a visit to the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, the French-style Central Post Office and the Reunification Palace.
After lunch by your own account you will be transferred to Ben Thanh Market where you can enjoy some bargain hunting!
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 4: Discover the Mekong Delta
This morning we will drive to Ben Tre, a southern province located in the Mekong Delta. We will pass lush rice paddies and fruit farms emerging alongside the highway as we leave the city behind.
Explore the Mekong Delta by boat and on foot, visiting markets and observing local riverside life.
Later we continue by road to our hotel in Can Tho city located deep in the Mekong Delta for an overnight stay.
Breakfast and lunch included
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 5: Can Tho to Saigon
We take a boat trip today from Nink Kieu pier to Cai Rang Floating Markets where everything the local villagers could ever need is on sale. From haircuts and coffins to fruit and vegetables. As we cruise through, each boat we pass has a sample of its produce hanging from a bamboo mast in its bow so that we know what each vendor is selling.
Return to Saigon in the afternoon. Take the rest of the day at leisure to shop for souvenirs, relax or explore the bustling city.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 6: Travel to Hoi An
This morning we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Danang. Transfer to the charming town of Hoi An via the Marble Mountains.
Perhaps more than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feel of centuries past. In 1999, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage listed site for having the most unique architecture in Southeast Asia.
The rest day is free in Hoi An
Overnight Hoi An
Day 7: Atmospheric Hoi An
Today we enjoy a walking tour of the narrow and ancient streets of this charming town. We will visit one of Hoi An's oldest homes, built over 200 years ago and still occupied by the descendants of the merchant family that originally built it. We will also visit the traditional Hoi An Market, the Quan Cong Chinese Temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge.
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the town, shop for souvenirs or relax on the beach.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An and the beach
Take a full day to relax and explore this beautiful town. You might choose to get some clothes made at Hoi An's world famous tailors, shop for souvenirs, or head to the gorgeous beach for a day of relaxation
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An transfer to Hue
We leave Hoi An this morning and head north to Hue. This drive will take us over the scenic Hai Van Pass, passing the fishing village of Lang Co, as we enjoy panoramic views of the central coastline.
Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam from 1802-1945, when the last emperor abdicated the throne, yet even today it is still regarded as the seat of Vietnam's culture and religion.
This afternoon we will visit to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, which was built only for the Imperial family, concubines and eunuchs.
Overnight in Hue
Day 10: Hue fly to Hanoi
This morning we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Emperor Minh Mang reigned in the Nguyen Dynasty, the last of the Vietnamese dynasties, from 1820-1840.
Continue by road to Thien Mu Pagoda; the seven-storey tower is built on a hill overlooking the Perfume River and is Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda. From the pagoda we take a cruise on the Perfume River before returning to our hotel.
You will then transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi.
Upon arrival in to Hanoi, we will be transferred to our hotel. Hanoi is a charming and richly historic city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks, with a population of about four million. The city centre is like an architectural museum, with blocks of ochre buildings retaining the air of a provincial French town from the 1930s.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi
This morning we will explore Ho Chi Minh Quarter for a look at the life of the father of modern Vietnam. First we will visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, which sits in Ba Dinh Square and is where Ho Chi Minh first declared independence from French rule in 1945.
In the same complex we will see the Humble House on Stilts, from which 'Uncle Ho' ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969, as well as Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One Pillar Pagoda.
Next we will drive to the serene Temple of Literature, Hanoi's first university dating back to 1070 and a historical centre of learning, now dedicated to Confucian worship.
The rest of the day is free to relax in Hanoi, shop for souvenirs or simply enjoy the local cafe culture and watch the world pass by.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 12: Hanoi - Halong Bay
This morning we drive to the area that is regarded as the 'Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam', Halong Bay.
Upon arrival in Halong Bay, we board our boat for a cruise around the 3,000 islets that rise from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Bizarre rock sculptures jutting dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an enchanted, timeless world; the sails of the junk boats and sampans add further to the scenic beauty.
Enjoy a seafood lunch on board before we set sail. We cruise around the bay this afternoon stopping to explore fascinating caves and to enjoy a swim at one of the beaches. Dinner will be served on board while watching the sun set over the bay. The remainder of the night is ours to relax on board the anchored junk boat.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight Halong Bay
Please note that our itinerary in Halong Bay is subject to change due to local conditions.
Day 13 Sunrise over Halong Bay
One of the most special experiences for travellers in Vietnam is to watch the sun rise over Halong Bay. If you are up early enough you can watch this spectacular and peaceful scene. After our breakfast we continue cruising through the bay.
We enjoy a late lunch on board before arriving at the wharf around midday and travelling back to Hanoi.
The rest of day is free at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hanoi
Breakfast and lunch included
Day 14: Hanoi departure
This morning is at leisure enabling us the chance to grab that last bargain in the Old Quarter or take a stroll around the lakes and boulevards to soak up the colonial and romantic atmosphere that is Hanoi. Meet your driver to transfer to the airport.
Great advise from Joe at the Holiday Place. We were a party of three people and escorted by a tour guide and driver in a 7 seater minibus. All of the tour guides used within the trip were friendly and knowledgeable and happy to be flexible with timings where possible. Brilliant holiday for a...
Carol Godfray reviewing Highlights of Vietnam - Superior Tour (01-Sep-2018)
Harbour Plaza North Point
- Superior City Room
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- Varied and lively dining options
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Perfectly placed for visitors who want to experience an authentic slice of city life, the Harbour Plaza North Point is right in the heart of this unique metropolis, just a stone's throw away from some of Hong Kong Island's main attractions. Large, luxurious and welcoming, the hotel will make the ideal base for an exciting city break, indulgent eastern escape or productive business trip.
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A good choice for business travellers and holidaymakers visiting Hong Kong, the Harbour Plaza North Point offers a high standard of accommodation, a great location and a taste of city life.
Very nice hotel with a lively atmosphere in the Lobby and Dining area. the evening's entertainment from the Happy Hour till 10 pm was very good - a three piece band and singer. The buffet was delicious and breakfast plentiful.
Verity Ruecker reviewing Harbour Plaza North Point (11-Dec-2017)
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