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Vietnam Escape

From $3,559 - 17 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

If you desire a holiday where you can relax, yet also experience a culture, cuisine and diverse scenery so unlike your own, then this is the tour for you.


Saigon, also referred to as Ho Chi Minh City, is a vibrant city offering a fascinating introduction to Vietnamese culture. Travel further north to the former French hillstation of Dalat, where you will witness the exquisite countryside.


Take some time to relax and swim in Nha Trang, Vietnam’s premier beach destination. Continue to the quaint town of Hoi An, where you can relax by the riverside and learn to cook Vietnamese cuisine. Finish your tour in the north; visit Ho Chi Minh Complex in Hanoi and cruise around stunning Halong Bay.


For the curious and open-minded visitor, Vietnam offers a wealth of historical and natural treasures.

TOUR ITINERARY

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 Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. End the day at the lively Ben Thanh Market.

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

This 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 DALAT

Fly to the French hillstation of Dalat and visit the peaceful Xuan Huong Lake.

DAY 6: DALAT

Visit Domain de Marie Church, Da Thien fl ower and vegetable garden hamlet and an embroidery shop. After lunch visit the former railway station and take an open-air train ride to Trai Mat Hamlet, enjoying the serene views of the Dalat Plateau. End the day strolling through the Dalat Market.

DAY 7: DALAT TO NHA TRANG

Travel to the coastal town of Nha Trang, the capital of Khanh Hoa Province.

DAY 8: NHA TRANG

Enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands off the coast of Nha Trang, where you can go for a swim. This afternoon return to Nha Trang.

DAY 9: NHA TRANG TO HOI AN

Fly to Danang and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. Tour the charming town of Hoi An on foot, visiting the vibrant Hoi An Market fi lled with fresh food and vegetables, a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

DAY 10: HOI AN

Visit a market to purchase fresh ingredients, before travelling along the river to the Red Bridge Restaurant for a cooking class.

DAY 11: HOI AN TO HUE

View the scenic Hai Van Pass before entering the Hai Van Tunnel and continuing the drive to Hue. Take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Later, visit Thien Mu Pagoda and cruise along the Perfume River.

DAY 12: HUE TO HANOI

This morning explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang before your fl ight to Hanoi.

DAY 13: HANOI

Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed Sep-Dec), Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Visit the Temple of Literature and the bustling Old Quarter. This evening watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets.

DAY 14: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Travel to Halong Bay and board a junk boat for a relaxing cruise through the emerald waters and around the limestone islets. After lunch on board, travel back to Hanoi.

DAY 15: DEPART HANOI

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Hanoi airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 16: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Halong Bay & Hanoi extension

DAY 14: HANOI TO HALONG BAY

Travel to Halong Bay where you will leave the group and spend the night on board a junk boat cruising through the emerald waters.

DAY 15: HALONG BAY TO HANOI

Continue cruising around the limestone islets before returning to Hanoi this afternoon.

DAY 16: DEPART HANOI

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Hanoi airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 17: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

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Price guide

From $3,869 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share
Departing Sydney and Melbourne, Flying Vietnam Airlines
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,415, Airline Fuel Surcharge $367 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,979 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share Departing Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra with Vietnam Airlines
From $4,230 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share Departing Perth with Singapore Airlines (SQ Fuel surcharge $405)
From $695 Single Hotel Room Option
From $2,819 per person
Land Only (Saigon to Hanoi) includes Tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD#
 2014    
04 Apr 19 Apr $3,989
11 Apr 26 Apr $3,989
15 Aug 30 Aug $3,859
12 Sep 27 Sep $3,989
10 Oct 25 Oct $3,999
24 Oct 08 Nov $3,999
14 Nov 29 Nov $3,999
28 Nov 13 Dec $3,999
2015    
30-Jan 14-Feb $4,029
20-Feb 07-Mar $4,029
13-Mar 28-Mar $4,029
27-Mar 11-Apr $4,029
03-Apr 18-Apr $4,109
10-Apr 25-Apr $4,109

# Prices are for departures from Sydney and Melbourne.  Please contact reservations for pricing departing other cities.

HALONG BAY & HANOI EXTENSION
+ Add from $395 per person (twin share)
+ Add from $735 (single traveller)
Tipping for this extension is at your own discretion.

Important Note: Prices include Vietnam Airlines Fuel surcharges and Tipping of $449 (correct as at Dec 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.

easter special pricesSpecials

From $3,559 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share
Departing Sydney and Melbourne, Flying Vietnam Airlines
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,110, Airline Fuel Surcharge $362 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,659 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share Departing Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra with Vietnam Airlines
  Tour cost $3210, Airline Fuel Surcharge $362 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,898 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive, Twin Share Departing Perth with Singapore Airlines (SQ Fuel surcharge $405)
   Tour cost $3406, Airline Fuel Surcharge $405 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $695 Single Hotel Room Option
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD#
 2014    
15 Aug 30 Aug $3,559
12 Sep 27 Sep $3,698
10 Oct 25 Oct $3,698
24 Oct 08 Nov $3,698
14 Nov 29 Nov $3,698
28 Nov 13 Dec $3,698

# Prices are for departures from Sydney and Melbourne.  Please contact reservations for pricing departing other cities.

HALONG BAY & HANOI EXTENSION
+ Add from $395 per person (twin share)
+ Add from $735 (single traveller)
Tipping for this extension is at your own discretion.

Important Note: Prices include Vietnam Airlines Fuel surcharge of $362 and Tipping of $87 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD80 (AU87) is payable on arrival in Vietnam.

Perth prices include Singapore Airlines Fuel Surcharge of $405 and Tipping of $87 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD80 (AU$87) 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.

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