Vietnam at a Glance
From $3,240 - 12 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities
This introductory tour covers the essentials of Vietnam in one compact programme.
The fascinating city of Saigon will leave a mark on your soul as you explore its many historic landmarks. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An; this charming town offers wonderful architecture characterised by a harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Take a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel in Hue and enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River.
Discover Hanoi, a charming city renowned for its wide boulevards lined with trees and magnificent French villas. A tour to Vietnam would not be complete without a visit to beautiful Halong Bay, where you spend a relaxing day cruising its emerald waters.
This tour will allow you to experience Vietnam’s history, culture and people, leaving you with many wonderful memories.
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SAIGON
Fly with Vietnam Airlines to Saigon for a four night stay.
DAY 2: SAIGON
Visit 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
DAY 3: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA
Travel to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. 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. Later this afternoon you will return to Saigon.
DAY 4: SAIGON – CU CHI & TAY NINH
Explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels led by a War Veteran who lived in the tunnels for years. 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 HOI AN
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en route. An important trading route during the 15th to19th centuries, Hoi An displays a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture.
DAY 6: HOI AN
Tour Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple. Enjoy the afternoon free at your
DAY 7: HOI AN TO HUE
Drive over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hue, which was the imperial capital of the Ngyuen Dynasty between 1802 and 1995. Take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Continue by coach to Thien Mu Pagoda and cruise along the Perfume River.
DAY 8: HUE TO HANOI (via Danang)
Hue Airport will be closed from the 20th of March until the 20th of November 2013. During this time our group tours that fly in/out of Hue Airport with Vietnam Airlines will be flying in/out of Danang Airport instead.
This morning you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang before transferring to Danang Airport through the Hai Van Tunnel to fly to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Here you will find a blend of French and Vietnamese architecture alongside lakes and tree-lined boulevards.
DAY 9: HANOI
Visit 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 serene Temple of Literature. Built in the 11th Century by King Lý Nhân Tông, it became Vietnam’s first university. Later, enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. This evening watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets, which have a history dating back thousands of years.
DAY 10: 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. After lunch on board you will travel back to Hanoi.
DAY 11: DEPART HANOI
This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Hanoi airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.
DAY 12: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
Arrive home today.
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"Our Guide, Mr Tang Ngoc Quyen needs to be highly commended. He was absolutely amazing. His attention to everyone’s needs, knowledge, professionalism there are not enough words to describe how very happy we were with him. My husband has a fear of being at the rear of the plane, but Quyen made sure we were seated at the front on all three flights.
Wendy Wu Tours are to be commended at the very highest level. We personally will be travelling with you again on our China tour. We had no problems at all, only praise for you. It was an emotional, educational and wonderful experience. Thank you very much."
Mr and Mrs M Ferronato, Victoria - June 2012
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Mrs Adrianne Miles, New South Wales – February 2012
#Departure coincides with Tet New Year celebrations and sightseeing may be effected due to public holiday closures.
Prices are for departures from Sydney and Melbourne (Add $400 per person for Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra and $438 per person for Perth departures).
Important Note: Prices include Vietnam Airlines Fuel surcharges and Tipping of $390 (correct as at May 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD70 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.