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Vietnam Panorama

2015 Tour Prices From $3,971 - 18 Days, from selected Australian cities

2016 Early Birds From $3,460 - 18 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities

Our most popular tour travels overland from the south to the north of Vietnam and allows you to appreciate the country’s stunning scenery as it unfolds before your eyes.

Discover Saigon’s history at the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore beautiful Dalat, an old French hillstation. Relax as you cruise around the islands off the coast of Nha Trang and soak up the atmosphere in the picturesque town of Hoi An. View the spectacular Hai Van Pass as you drive to Hue where you will explore the history of past emperors.
In Hanoi, the streets of the Old Quarter are alive and bustling. In contrast, Halong Bay is perfect for a relaxing cruise around the peaceful limestone islets.

This tour offers a panoramic insight into a magnificent country – you will not be disappointed!

Special offer – save up to 30% on a Halong Bay & Hanoi extension

Why not extend your Vietnam Panorama tour with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay! Enjoy an overnight cruise on the Bhaya Junk Boat plus one night in Hanoi including all meals, accommodation and transport.

Now priced from only $280pp, twin share! Valid for travel 1 June to 31 August 2015.

All tours are subject to availability. Valid for new bookings. Saving included in above price and valid for travel within specified date range. Saving offered when booked in conjunction with applicable group tour. Based on shared junk boat arrangements.

You will find our 2015 tour prices have also been listed for your convenience. While these departures are not included as part of our Early Bird Specials, we have a great range of tours available for travel in 2015! Take advantage of these great prices before 2016 increases.

Please note that itineraries are based on 2015 programmes. Variations to itineraries and durations may occur for travel in 2016 – please refer to our Early Bird brochure. 2016 Specials are valid when flying Cathay Pacific. Road to Samarkand utilises China Southern Airlines. 2016 Early Bird savings are based on the price reduction from the 2016 group tour prices published 26 May 2015

Tour itinerary

Please note the following itinerary is for 2015 departures. For 2016 Early Bird itineraries please refer to the brochure.

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SAIGON

Fly with Vietnam Airlines to Saigon for a two 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 TO 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. Travel to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta, where you will stay overnight.

DAY 4: MEKONG DELTA TO SAIGON

Further explore the Mekong Delta this morning and soak up the vibrant atmosphere at Cai Rang Floating Markets. Later this afternoon you will return to Saigon.

DAY 5: 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 6: SAIGON TO DALAT

Drive north to the former French hillstation of Dalat, stopping en route for lunch at Bao Loc where you will visit a tea plantation.

DAY 7: DALAT

Visit Domaine de Marie Church, Da Thien flower and vegetable garden hamlet to learn about traditional gardening methods, and an embroidery shop. After lunch visit the former railway station and take an open-air train ride to Trai Mat Hamlet. End the day with a visit to Dalat Market and the peaceful Xuan Huong Lake.

DAY 8: DALAT TO NHA TRANG

Travel to the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam’s premier beach destination. Upon arrival you will cruise around the nearby islands, stopping at an island where you can enjoy an afternoon swim.

DAY 9: NHA TRANG TO QUI NHON

Continue driving north along Highway One to Qui Nhon, stopping en route at the Dam Market and Po Nagar Cham Towers.

DAY 10: QUI NHON TO HOI AN

Leave Qui Nhon this morning and stop at Son My to pay homage to the victims of the My Lai massacre before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. This afternoon is free at your leisure to wander through the town.

DAY 11: HOI AN

Tour Hoi An on foot this morning, visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge, a local Chinese temple, Hoi An Market and an old merchant’s home, where descendants of the original merchant still reside.

DAY 12: HOI AN TO HUE

Leave Hoi An and visit Marble Mountains. Continue to head north over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hue. Take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City.

DAY 13: HUE

Cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Travel to An Hien Garden House, the original residence of Emperor Tu Duc’s daughter, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang.

DAY 14: HUE TO HANOI

Fly to Hanoi this morning and visit the Fine Arts Museum, showcasing both 20th-century artworks as well as prehistoric artefacts and famous Buddhist sculptures. Later, explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter.

DAY 15: HANOI

Tour Ho Chi Minh Complex, visiting Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Afterwards, drive to the Temple of Literature. This afternoon enjoy a performance of the famous Water Puppets, which have a history dating back thousands of years.

DAY 16: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Early this morning travel to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam’, Halong Bay. Relax as you cruise through the emerald waters and around the spectacular scenery of limestone islets. After lunch on board return to Hanoi.

DAY 17: DEPART HANOI

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

DAY 18: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Halong Bay & Hanoi Extension

DAY 16: HANOI TO HALONG BAY

Travel to Halong Bay this morning where you will board an overnight junk boat. Spend the night cruising through the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.

DAY 17: HALONG BAY TO HANOI

After brunch on board continue cruising around the limestone islets before returning to Hanoi this afternoon.

DAY 18: DEPART HANOI

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

DAY 19: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour Reviews

"From arrival in Vietnam to our departure, the tour was well organised, well-paced, very very comfortable and meticulously managed"
Reviewed:

It is with a great deal of pleasure we write to you to say a special thank you for a memorable and inspirational tour we completed earlier this year.

We did the Vietnam Panorama tour which was exciting, exceedingly fascinating, very significant and unforgettable.

From arrival in Vietnam to our departure, the tour was well organised, well-paced, very very comfortable and meticulously managed by our fabulous guide Dũng [‘Friday’] who was outstanding. His ‘product’ knowledge and history of Vietnam was first class and made for a wonderful celebration of visiting this unique and amazing country.  The accommodation and restaurants were all first class – well done.

We kept all our friends regularly up to date on Facebook and they in turn responded most admiringly of our comments and photos.

With many thanks for making this tour available and for providing an opportunity for us to visit this magnificent country.

Jean & Ray Lord
Victoria
Travelled on: Vietnam Panorama
"Each day bought new discoveries for us, along with a growing knowledge of an amazing, & until recently, hidden culture"
Reviewed:

I had never taken part in an organised tour before (my partner has) I was  a little apprehensive as to whether I would get (from the tour) what I was looking for. Please let me assure you, we could not have been more delighted with our trip with your company. From when we set foot in Saigon, we were treated with the utmost respect & were shown every courtesy possible. I have been trying to think how best it would be to explain this, so maybe, I should go step by step.

No matter where we stayed –

The People of Vietnam & their friendliness are what moved us the most. Such wonderfully, friendly, open people, with a sense of calmness & joy about them. I felt quite humbled by those we met & came away with a wonderful sense of peace, from a country I really now discover, I knew very little about – but would definitely like to get to know more.

The Cities were such a delight to see, with each one providing an endless supply of new & exciting places & historic sites to see. The trip along & about the Mekong Delta was an unbelievable experience for all of us on the tour, & provided many happy memories for us to cherish. The floating markets were a sight I will never forget, as well as the moving sights at the Cu Chi Tunnel site. The emotions we felt were indescribable, for all of us.

Some of us decided that Delat was a special place for us – & we really would have loved to spend a week there, to see all the city had to offer. I was speechless when I saw the embroidery! I have never seen anything so beautiful in my whole life.

Hoi An was another of our favourite places to stop, & we would also have liked to stay a bit longer there, to experience the beauty & history of the town & its people. Both Delat & Hoi An were wonderful, but really, so was every place you had set aside for our tour to stop in. We actually used to have a summary at the end of each day (in the bus), saying what it was we liked most about the day’s adventures. On the last night, we all took a vote & decided that as far as the tour went we could not fault one single thing we did, saw, experienced or took part in.

The Hotels & the Food were exceptional. The rooms were everything we had hoped for;  the meals were first class & the service was unparalleled to anything we have encountered elsewhere. Whenever we stopped at a new city or town, we were in constant amazement at the beauty of the hotel we would be staying in. We felt as though we were treated as special – no matter where we went. Since being home (from Vietnam) we have shown friends our photos of the hotels we stayed at, & they can’t believe how tasteful & ‘upmarket’ they all were.

The Tours were absolutely fabulous. I don’t think there was one place I didn’t come away from, in total awe. Each day bought new discoveries for us, along with a growing knowledge of an amazing, & until recently, hidden culture. We loved every place we saw, every trip we made. For us, each day was a constant delight, with exciting sightseeing & adventures to be part of. These were so well organised & set up. Wendy Wu has done a great job. And we all loved that we were a small group. Having talked to others, they were envious that we had become so close – & we think it was because there were only nine of us. It did make a difference. Others on our tour who have been in groups before, made the comment that they much preferred the more personal touch created by having a smaller group.

Our Guide, Mr Nguyen Hoang Quan (Kim) was amazing. His knowledge of every place we visited was without question, the best we have encountered. From our first meeting (with him), to our last day, Kim was totally professional, helpful, & courteous. He went out of his way to make all of us feel 100% comfortable, & went far beyond what most guides would do to ensure our tour was a success. His understanding of peoples’ needs was such a credit to him, & when problems arose with one of the people on our tour, Kim dealt with the entire situation so professionally, he should be commended for his efforts & the total consideration he applied to make sure none of us suffered from the events that arose.

Rhonda Burton
New South Wales
Travelled on: Vietnam Panorama
"THANK YOU for such a wonderful holiday"
Reviewed:

I have just returned from Vietnam Panorama with your company and just had to say a big THANK YOU for such a wonderful holiday. Being a single traveller for the first time I was unsure as to what to expect. I need not have worried, all aspects of the holiday were great. Our guide Duc shared so much information of the country he so loves, was efficient and caring to the groups needs-he is one in a million!

From the booking, to being meet at the airport, the hotels, restaurants, buses and the tour itself was fantastic. Just having to sit back and really having all the stress lifted from us was just great. Will recommend Wendy Wu to my friends and I will travel again with you. Thanks for such an insight to Vietnam.

Roslyn Parker
Queensland
Travelled on: Vietnam Panorama

Dates & Prices

From $3,971 per person

2015 Tour Prices

18 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne with Vietnam Airlines

Contact our Reservations team on 1300 727 998 for prices ex. Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin

From Price Includes Tour cost $3,451 Vietnam Airlines Fuel Surcharge $403 & Tipping $117 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,460 per person

2016 Early Birds

18 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth with Cathay Pacific Airways

*Brisbane passengers may fly via Cairns en route from Hong Kong to Brisbane.

**Adelaide passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost.

^Perth passengers arrive home one day earlier due to Cathay Pacific Airways flight schedules.

From Price Includes Tour cost $3,258 Cathay Pacific Airways Fuel Surcharge $85 & Tipping $117 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $760 Single Hotel Room Option
From $2,666 Land Only including Tipping
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Important Notes:

Tour availability

Tour availability is updated each Monday. While every effort is made to ensure availability status is current, it is advisable to contact our reservations department on 1300 727 998. Limited seats denotes 4 seats or less available.

Vietnam Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $520. Please note the Tipping amount of USD108 (AUD117) is payable on arrival in Vietnam.

Cathay Pacific Airways - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $202. Please note the Tipping amount of USD108 (AUD117) 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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Hanoi Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Hoi An The Forbidden Purple City, Hue Mekong Delta Cao Dai Temple, Saigon Reunification Palace, Saigon Markets, Saigon Dalat