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From $3,649 - 16 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

From bustling cities and charming towns to picturesque villages – you will explore it all on this magnificent tour.


Experience the buzz of Saigon, wander through the bargain-filled Ben Thanh Market and explore the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels. Enjoy a walking tour through the charming streets of Hoi An and take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel in Hue. Discover French Colonial influences set against a backdrop of Asian splendour in the stylish capital city of Hanoi and enjoy a relaxing night on board a junk boat in Halong Bay.


Finally, your journey to Sapa is sure to be the highlight of your tour. Become acquainted with the local hilltribes as you enjoy light hikes through the amazing scenery and feel the warmth and friendliness of these incredible people.


There are many treasures waiting to be discovered, which will surely make your journey truly memorable.

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, where you can enjoy some shopping.

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 HOI AN

Fly to Danang. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en route. This afternoon explore Hoi An on foot, visiting Hoi An Market, a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Later you will have some free time to soak up the atmosphere at one of the many cafés along the river or wander through this charming town.

DAY 6: HOI AN

After visiting a market to purchase fresh ingredients, travel along the river to the Red Bridge Restaurant where you will partake in a cooking class. Learn some traditional recipes and enjoy your own dishes for lunch. This afternoon is free at your leisure to further explore the town.

DAY 7: 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. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and cruise along the Perfume River.

DAY 8: HUE TO HANOI

This morning you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang before fl ying to Hanoi. Here you will fi nd a blend of French and Vietnamese architecture.

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 Temple of Literature and later, walk through 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 10: HANOI TO HALONG BAY

Travel to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam’, Halong Bay. Commence a cruise through the emerald waters and around the thousands of limestone islets. Spend the night relaxing on board your junk boat.

DAY 11: HALONG BAY TO SAPA

Continue cruising around the islands this morning. After brunch on board return to Hanoi. Later this evening you will be transferred to Hanoi railway station where you will board your overnight soft sleeper train to Sapa.

DAY 12: SAPA

You will arrive in Sapa early this morning. Travel to Ban Khoang and take a light hike to see Black H'mong and Red Dzao villages, enjoying the views of Mt Fansipan. This afternoon return to Sapa.

DAY 13: SAPA

Continue to explore Sapa and the surrounding area, including Cat Cat Village, a stunning waterfall and a hydraulic power station built in 1925 by the French.

DAY 14: SAPA TO HANOI

Take a light hike to Suoi Ho Village, Ma Tra Village and Ta Phin Village. This evening you will board your overnight soft sleeper train back to Hanoi.

DAY 15: DEPART HANOI

Early this morning arrive in Hanoi. The remainder of the day 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.

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Price guide

From $3,899 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share
From Sydney, Melbourne Flying Vietnam Airlines
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,460, Airline Fuel Surcharge $362 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $4,019 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share From Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra Flying Vietnam Airlines
From $4,200 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share From Perth Flying Singapore Airlines (SQ Fuel Surcharge $405)
From $790 Single Hotel Room & Junk Boat Option
From $430 Single Rail Compartment Option
From $2,959 Land Only (Saigon to Hanoi) inc Tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD
2014    
09 Apr 24 Apr $3,949
03 Sep 18 Sep $3,949
17 Sep 02 Oct $3,949
08 Oct 23 Oct $3,989
22 Oct 06 Nov $3,989
12 Nov 27 Nov $3,989
26 Nov 11 Dec $3,989
03 Dec 18 Dec $4,409
2015    
04-Feb 19-Feb $4,029
25-Feb 12-Mar $4,029
04-Mar 19-Mar $4,029
11-Mar 26-Mar $4,029
18-Mar 02-Apr $4,029
25-Mar 09-Apr $4,029
08-Apr 23-Apr $4,069

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

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 $3,649 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share
From Sydney, Melbourne Flying Vietnam Airlines
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,200, Airline Fuel Surcharge $362 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,769 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share From Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra Flying Vietnam Airlines
  Tour cost $$3,320, Airline Fuel Surcharge $362 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,950 per person 16 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share From Perth Flying Singapore Airlines (SQ Fuel Surcharge $405)
  Tour cost $3,458, Airline Fuel Surcharge $405 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Vietnam. See Booking Conditions)
From $790 Single Hotel Room & Junk Boat Option
From $430 Single Rail Compartment Option
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD
2014    
03 Sep 18 Sep $3,649
17 Sep 02 Oct $3,649
08 Oct 23 Oct $3,689
22 Oct 06 Nov $3,689
12 Nov 27 Nov $3,689
26 Nov 11 Dec $3,689

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

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 includes 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 (AY87) us 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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