Vietnam Essentials 11 days

Vietnam EssentialsVietnam Essentials 11 days

An affordable introduction to the places and sights most travellers wish to see.

Saigon • Mekong Delta • Hoi An • Hue • Hanoi • Halong Bay
  • Vietnam Essentials Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive Saigon
    Arrive Saigon and transfer to your hotel. Stay three nights at the Alagon Central Hotel & Spa.
    Day 2 – Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels
    Take a morning city tour of dynamic Saigon. In the afternoon drive to Cu Chi to visit the incredible underground tunnel network built by Vietnamese guerrilla fighters. (B)
    Day 3 – Mekong Delta excursion
    Full day visit to the watery world of Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta. Take a boat trip to see stilt houses and fish farms and try exotic fruits in one of many orchards. Visit a local farmer on Turtle Island then board a sampan to glide along the narrow canals overhung with dense vegetation, stopping for a cup of honey tea and a folk song performance. A lunch of local delicacies is served in My Tho, followed by a private guided road transfer back to Saigon and your hotel in the afternoon. (B,L)
    Day 4 – Saigon – Danang – Hoi An
    Fly to Danang this morning. Stop to visit the Marble Mountains on the transfer to Hoi An. Your guide will take you on a short walking tour of ancient town centre to visit the local market and the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge. Stay two nights at the Kiman Hotel. (B)
    Day 5 – Cooking class
    Take a class at the Red Bridge Cooking School. Select fresh produce from the market before boarding a boat to cruise along the Thu Bon River to the cooking school for a hands-on culinary experience, preparing a feast for your lunch. Afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
    Day 6 – Hoi An – Hue
    Travel to Hue across the scenic Cloud Pass. Visit the Tu Duc Mausoleum and the Citadel. Stay one night at the Romance Hotel. (B)
    Day 7 – Hue – Hanoi
    Morning flight to Hanoi and balance of the day at leisure. Stay two nights at the Alisha Hotel & Spa in Hanoi’s Old Quarter . (B)
    Day 8 – Hanoi
    Tour Hanoi, visiting the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Compound viewed from outside, Museum of Ethnology or the Temple of Literature, and a local market. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
    Day 9 – Hanoi – Halong
    Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site, is comprised of over 3000 limestone islands soaring out of emerald green waters. Travel to Halong to board your cruise boat for an unforgettable overnight cruise on the bay. Stay one night on the Aclass Legend cruise boat. (B,L,D)
    Day 10 – Halong – Hanoi
    Further cruising on the bay before travelling back to Hanoi and your hotel. Stay one night at the Alisha Hotel & Spa in Hanoi’s Old Quarter . (B)
    Day 11 – Depart Hanoi
    Tour concludes with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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    • Group Tour Dates & Prices

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      Prices are in Australian dollars.  Please confirm prices when booking.

    • Price Includes:

      Price Includes:

      • 9 nights in 3 star hotels (self rated) as listed, or similar
      • 1 night 3 star Halong Bay cruise (self rated) in en-suite cabin
      • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
      • Economy class flights Saigon-Danang and Hue-Hanoi including taxes and fuel surcharges
      • Return transfers, sightseeing tours, entrance fees
      • Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and guides

      Price Excludes:

      • Visa fees
      • Gratuities

      Group tour prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.  Group size is limited to a maximum of 12 passengers.
      Dates don’t suit?  Ask us for a price for your preferred date.
      International airfares are not included in the tour price.  Ask InterAsia for the current fare with our airline partners SINGAPORE AIRLINES, VIETNAM AIRLINES, THAI AIRWAYS and MALAYSIA AIRLINES.


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    Vietnam Essentials 11 days


    • Gliding along the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta
    • Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An
    • Halong Bay cruising
    • Free time to explore the café culture in cosmopolitan Hanoi
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