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From $3,947 - 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 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 in Vietnam, which will 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. Return to Saigon later this afternoon.

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 relaxed atmosphere at one of the many cafés along the river or wander through the charming town.

DAY 6: HOI AN

Visit a market to purchase fresh ingredients for your Vietnamese cooking class and learn some traditional recipes to enjoy for lunch. This afternoon is free at your leisure to stroll the winding streets.

DAY 7: HOI AN TO HUE

Drive over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hue. Take a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, built for exclusive use by the imperial family.

DAY 8: HUE TO HANOI

This morning you will visit Thien Mu Pagoda and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Cruise along the Perfume River before flying to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

DAY 9: HANOI

Discover the city this morning, visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex, where you pass by Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and tour Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Drive to the serene Temple of Literature and enjoy a walking tour of the 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. Cruise through the emerald waters and around the limestone islets of the Gulf of Tonkin. Spend the night relaxing on board your junk boat.

DAY 11: HALONG BAY TO SAPA

Continue cruising around the islets this morning before returning 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

Enjoy the morning free at your leisure. This afternoon take a light hike to visit more villages. This evening you will board your overnight soft sleeper train back to Hanoi.

DAY 15: DEPART HANOI

Arrive in Hanoi early this morning. 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.

Dates & Prices

From $3,947 per person

16 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth with Vietnam Airlines

From Price Includes Tour cost $3,462 Vietnam Airlines Fuel Surcharge $398 & Tipping $87 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $780 Single Hotel Room Option
From $455 Single Rail Compartment Option
From $2,921 Land Only including Tipping
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Important Notes:

# Departure coincides with Tet

Vietnam Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $485. Please note the Tipping amount of USD80 (AUD87) 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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Temple of Literature, Hanoi Quan Cong Chinese Temple, Hoi An Mekong Delta Tuk Tuks, Vietnam Rice terraces, Sapa Cao Dai Temple, Saigon Cu Chi Tunnels Reunification Palace, Saigon Halong Bay