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Vietnam Impressions

From $2,870 - 9 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

This tour has been designed for those who are short of time; it aims to give you a wonderful introduction to the vibrant country of Vietnam.


Explore the capital, Hanoi, where you can discover the story behind Ho Chi Minh. A magical and relaxing moment for many will be the cruise on Halong Bay. Travel to Hoi An, a charming town where you will learn the secrets of preparing Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking class.


Saigon is the cultural heart and the industrial powerhouse of the nation. In this fast paced city you will learn more about Vietnam’s turbulent war history. Further south, your camera will work overtime as you explore the fascinating Mekong Delta by boat.


This tour offers a glorious mix of sightseeing in a concise, yet impressive programme.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO HANOI

Fly with Vietnam Airlines to Hanoi for a three night stay.

DAY 2: HANOI

Tour the city this morning, visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex, where you will see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed Sep-Dec), Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Drive to the serene Temple of Literature and later enjoy a walking tour of the bustling Old Quarter. This evening you will watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets, which have a history dating back thousands of years.

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Early this morning you will travel to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam’, Halong Bay. Board a junk boat for a relaxing cruise through the emerald waters and around the limestone islets of the Gulf of Tonkin. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you have lunch on board. After your cruise you will travel back to Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI TO HOI AN

Fly to Danang. Upon arrival transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en route. This evening partake in a cooking class where you will learn how to cook several local dishes and can taste your own dishes for dinner.

DAY 5: HOI AN

Tour the charming town of Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple. This afternoon is free at your leisure to soak up the atmosphere of Hoi An at one of the many cafés along the Thu Bon River.

DAY 6: HOI AN TO SAIGON

This morning you will fl y to the cosmopolitan city of Saigon. Upon arrival you will explore the city with a visit to the French-style Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Learn about the American War in Vietnam with a visit to the Reunification Palace and the emotionally-charged War Remnants Museum. End the day at the lively Ben Thanh Market where you can enjoy some shopping.

DAY 7: SAIGON – CU CHI & TAY NINH

Explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which once housed entire underground villages during the American War in Vietnam. The tunnels were used by the Viet Cong guerrillas for concealment, food and weapon storage as well as living quarters. You can even crawl through the tunnels if you are feeling brave! Later, travel to Tay Ninh to experience the midday service at the colourful head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion.

DAY 8: MEKONG DELTA – DEPART SAIGON

This morning travel to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Life in the Mekong Delta mainly revolves around the river and many of the villages are only accessible by the canals. Explore the river by boat, passing stilt houses and fish farms. Paddle through palm-lined canals in sampans and walk through villages, where you can sample local tea and coconut candy. Return to Saigon this afternoon where you will be transferred to Saigon airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.
Note: Passengers flying with Singapore Airlines may miss touring on DAY 8 due to conflicting flight schedules. You may choose to stay an extra night in Saigon at your own expense to avoid this.

DAY 9: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour reviews

Wendy Wu Tours Review:

We returned to Australia last Sunday morning 9th December, 2012, having travelled to Vietnam on a Wendy Wu 9 Day Impressions Tour.

Our National Escort was a young man by the name of Pham Quoc Cuong (John). John is the reason for our email.

This young man is an outstanding representative of your organisation!

His professionalism, punctuality, people skills & attention to detail were absolutely first rate from the moment he met us on day one of our holiday, during every single stage of our trip & up until he saw us safely & punctually delivered to the airport for our flight back to Australia.

John took care of every single detail & logistic of our trip with pin point precision. He was able to answer every single question asked of him. He took care of every need of a vastly different group of people from four other countries, including a medical emergency & ongoing special needs of one of our group & did so with a smile on his face.  His local knowledge is outstanding, from the smallest facts about his homeland, to the largest & most sensitive issues of past & present times. This fine young man carries out every aspect of his job in such a way that our holiday was just that, a holiday.

He so impressed us that we would like to let yourselves know what an asset you have in Pham Quoc Cuong (John). 

Mr and Mrs McAlpine, Western Australia - December 2012

Price guide

From $2,870 per person

9 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share
Departing Sydney and Melbourne, Flying Vietnam Airlines

From Price Includes Tour cost $2,470, Vietnam Airlines Fuel Surcharge $341 & Tipping $63 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,030 per person Departing Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra, Flying Vietnam Airlines
From $3,503 per person Departing Perth, Singapore Airlines (SQ Fuel Surcharge $382)
From $350 Single Hotel Room Option
From $1,880 Land Only (Hanoi to Saigon) including Tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD#
2014    
09 Aug 17 Aug $2,870
13 Sep 21 Sep $3,000
20 Sep 28 Sep $3,000
11 Oct 19 Oct $3,000
25 Oct 02 Nov $3,000
08 Nov 16 Nov $3,000
29 Nov 07 Dec $3,000
13 Dec 21 Dec $3,420
2015    
21-Feb 01-Mar $3,100
07-Mar 15-Mar $3,100
21-Mar 29-Mar $3,100
11-Apr 19-Apr $3,170
25-Apr 03-May $3,170
09-May 17-May $3,170
11-Jul 19-Jul $3,170
08-Aug 16-Aug $3,170
12-Sep 20-Sep $3,170
19-Sep 27-Sep $3,170

Important Note: Prices include Vietnam Airlines Fuel surcharges and Tipping of $341 (correct as at Jul 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD68 (AUD63) 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.

#Prices are for departures from Sydney and Melbourne only.

Early Bird Specials

From $2,590 per person Savings from $430 per person twin share
9 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney and Melbourne flying Vietnam Airlines
From Price Includes Tour cost $2,186, Fuel Surcharge $341 & Tipping $63 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $2,790 per person Departing Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra flying Vietnam Airlines
From $360 Single Hotel Room Option
Depart Australia Twin Share SYD/MEL
07-Mar-2015 $2,590
21-Mar-2015 $2,590
09-May-2015 $2,590

Important Note:
Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $404 (correct as at July 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD58 (AUD63) 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.

Qantas or Virgin utilised to connect with Vietnam Airlines flight ex Syd or Mel.

Flights upgrade:
Business Class return international flights to Vietnam are available for an additional $2,115 per person (based on SYD and MEL, low season). For other cities, contact Reservations for pricing.
Note: Upgrade does not include the internal flights within Indochina during your group tour itinerary, which are in Economy Class.

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Why not?

If you wish to learn more about Australia’s involvement in the American War in Vietnam, why not extend your stay with our Veterans’ Return package?

Additional fees and taxes may apply.