Classical Vietnam - Staying in 4-5 Star Hotels
From $5,710 - 16 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities
If staying at traditional French Colonial 4 to 5-star hotels while exploring a fascinating country appeals to you, then this is the tour you are looking for.
Your tour starts in Saigon; a fast paced and lively city, abundant with reminders of the American War in Vietnam. Relax in the Mekong Delta as you cruise its canals. Enjoy your time in Nha Trang before heading north to the charming town of Hoi An.
Travel further north and view stunning scenery over the Hai Van Pass before entering the Hai Van Tunnel. Learn about Vietnam’s regal history in Hue, visiting the Imperial Citadel and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Visit the capital, Hanoi, and travel to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise. Most who visit Halong Bay are charmed by this natural wonder and consider it a most memorable part of their tour.
This tour covers the highlights of Vietnam, with a touch of class.
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SAIGONFly with Singapore Airlines to Saigon for a four night stay. Darwin passengers may depart one day earlier.
DAY 2: SAIGONVisit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office to view the French Colonial architecture. Learn more about the American War in Vietnam with a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. End the day at the lively Ben Thanh Market where you can indulge in some shopping.
DAY 3: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTATravel to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Explore the river by boat, passing stilt houses and fi sh farms. Paddle through palm-lined canals in sampans and walk through villages. This afternoon you will return to Saigon.
DAY 4: SAIGON – CU CHI & TAY NINHThis morning explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which once housed entire underground villages during the American War in Vietnam. Later you will travel to Tay Ninh to experience the midday service at the colourful head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion.
DAY 5: SAIGON TO NHA TRANGFly to Nha Trang. This afternoon you will visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, also known as ‘The Lady of the City’.
DAY 6: NHA TRANGCruise around the islands off the coast of Nha Trang, stopping at an island where you can go for a swim.
DAY 7: NHA TRANG TO HOI ANFly to Danang and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en route.
DAY 8: HOI ANEmbark on a walking tour of the charming town of Hoi An, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple.
DAY 9: HOI AN TO HUEView the scenic Hai Van Pass before entering the Hai Van Tunnel and continuing the drive to Hue. This afternoon take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City.
DAY 10: HUEThis morning you will visit the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Later, take a cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda.
DAY 11: HUE TO HANOIEnjoy the morning free at your leisure before your flight to Hanoi.
DAY 12: HANOIVisit Ho Chi Minh Complex to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed Sep-Dec), Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to the Temple of Literature and the Old Quarter.
DAY 13: HANOI TO HALONG BAYTravel to spectacular Halong Bay, where you will board an overnight junk boat. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the limestone islets.
DAY 14: HALONG BAY TO HANOIAfter brunch on board, disembark your junk boat and travel back to Hanoi. This evening, watch a performance of the Water Puppets.
DAY 15: DEPART HANOIThis morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Hanoi airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.
DAY 16: ARRIVE AUSTRALIAArrive home today.
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"Our guide was fantastic. He really made our tour so special. He was friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable and had a real passion for Vietnam. Nothing was too much trouble! Meals and accommodation were great and the buses were spacious and comfortable. All in all, it was a wonderful experience."
Mary and Ron Kozak, Victoria – March 2010
HOTELS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Saigon - Grand Hotel
Nha Trang - Sunrise Beach Resort
Hoi An - Anantara Hoi An Resort
Hue - Saigon Morin Hotel
Hanoi - Hotel de L’Opera
Halong Bay - Bhaya Cruise
#Prices are from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Please contact reservations for pricing departing Darwin and Perth.
Important Note: Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $492 correct as at Nov 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD80 (AU87) is payable on arrival in Vietnam.
Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.
Classical Vietnam passengers fly with Singapore Airlines. Why not stopover in Singapore to explore this cosmopolitan city? See our Singapore Short Stay.
Additional fees and taxes may apply.