Southeast Asia

Vietnam: Best Bits

Our 'best bits' itinerary includes what we feel are THE top sights to see in Vietnam during your visit.

Vietnam: Best Bits Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart UK and fly overnight to Saigon.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Saigon.
  • Day 3 : Saigon – take a day to explore the city’s sights which can include Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.
  • Days 4-5 : Travel to the Mekong Delta, about three hours by road. Spend your time here cruising on the waterways of the delta, exploring floating markets and sampling the local produce. Return to Saigon.
  • Day 6 : Saigon – continue your explorations or take a day trip out of the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Cao Dai Temple.
  • Days 7-8 : Travel to Nha Trang, a one hour flight. Spend a couple of days relaxing on the beach, diving and snorkelling or cruising around the offshore islands.
  • Day 9 : Travel to Hoi An, a one hour flight via Da Nang.
  • Days 10-11 : Hoi An - a walking tour is the perfect introduction to the town and a great way to see the sights. This is also a great place to do a cooking class.
  • Day 12 : Travel to Hue, three hours by road. Why not take a cyclo up to the Imperial Citadel to explore?
  • Day 13 : Hue – use the day to cruise on the peaceful Perfume River and visit a royal tomb or two.
  • Day 14 : Travel to Hanoi, a one hour flight or an overnight train. Start exploring the city – the Temple of Literature is a must see.
  • Day 15 : Hanoi – take the time to explore Ba Dinh District and the French and Old Quarters to see all the sights. And don’t miss a performance of the water puppets!
  • Days 16-17 : Travel to Halong Bay, about three hours 30 minutes from Hanoi by road, and board an overnight junk boat cruise. Return to Hanoi and board an overnight train to Sapa.
  • Days 18-20 : Sapa – spend two days amongst the mountain scenery – walking through rice terraces and meeting ethnic minority hilltribes. Return to Hanoi.
  • Day 21 : Fly Hanoi to UK.

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Highlights

Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoi An – Mekong Delta – Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Duration

21 days

Prices

4 star price from £3,690
5 star price from £4,340

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