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Christmas in Vietnam

13 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Christmas in Vietnam

Want to explore Vietnam's top sights at the most wonderful time of year? December is a perfect month to visit Vietnam, so why not enjoy a change of pace and celebrate Christmas there too? Begin your adventure in the historic city of Saigon before heading to the coast to see the charming towns of Hoi An and imperial Hue. From here, fly north to Vietnam's leafy capital, Hanoi. Come Christmas Eve, embark on an exciting two-night cruise into the waters of Halong Bay and its secret twin, the ethereally beautiful Lan Ha Bay, where you can swim, kayak and relax to your heart's content.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 11 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    11 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Cruise
    Halong Bay Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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Classic Group Tour
13 DAYS
From $6,730PP
Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (2N+1N) - Halong Bay (2N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Christmas in Vietnam tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (2N+1N) - Halong Bay (2N)
  • Day 1
    Fly To Saigon
    Dinner
    Day 1: Fly To Saigon

    Fly to Saigon, Vietnam's most evocative and largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Discover Saigon
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Discover Saigon

    This morning, contemplate the struggles of guerrilla warfare at the famous Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. This exuberant city is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Mekong Delta
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Mekong Delta

    Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong dishes and make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda en route back to Saigon.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Journey To Hoi An
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Journey To Hoi An

    Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant's house, Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Tra Que Village
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Tra Que Village

    Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Imperial Hue
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Imperial Hue

    Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Fly To Hanoi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Fly To Hanoi

    This morning, fly 1 hour and 20 minutes to the charming city of Hanoi, where the afternoon is at leisure. This evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a famously artistic open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Explore Hanoi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Explore Hanoi

    Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day's explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Christmas Eve in Halong Bay
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Christmas Eve in Halong Bay

    Travel to Halong and embark on an unforgettable adventure – a two-night cruise out to the far-most corners of the bay. Settle in with lunch on board and enjoy the passing scenery as you journey out into the waters. This afternoon, enjoy the included activities on offer, such as swimming and sunbathing at Trinh Nu Beach, or exploring Trinh Nu Cave. End the day on deck with a drink in hand to watch the sunset over the bay, and watch or even enter a light-hearted spring roll making competition on deck – MasterChef in Halong Bay!

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Christmas Day in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Christmas Day in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay

    Begin a Christmas Day like no other – watching the sun rise over Halong Bay. Sail into Lan Ha Bay – Halong's equally beautiful but lesser-known twin! Far fewer cruise ships are permitted to operate in Lan Ha Bay, thanks to its protected status as part of Cat Ba National Park. Enjoy the Halong experience without the crowds. Today, choose from included activities such as kayaking at Ho Ba Ham (Three Tunnel Lake). Here, limestone tunnels connect three peaceful lakes within the bay – an extraordinary place where time seems to stand still. Alternatively, join a tour of Cua Van Fishing Village, a colourful floating village inhabited by multiple generations of fishermen and their families. This evening, enjoy a drinks reception on deck, exclusively for Wendy Wu Tours travellers.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Return to Hanoi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Days 11: Return to Hanoi

    Begin the morning with a choice of activities – a revitalising Tai Chi session on deck at sunrise, or an early morning adventure to Sung Sot Cave! This vast grotto has two impressive chambers filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and is one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Return to the ship and enjoy brunch on board as you sail back to the embarkation point. Drive back to Hanoi, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 12-13
    Departure
    Breakfast
    Day 12-13: Departure

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
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When to go

The best times to visit Vietnam as a whole are the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 13
    20
    16
  • 27
  • Hanoi
  • 14
    19
    16
  • 19
  • Hoi An
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 92
  • Hue
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 145
  • Saigon
  • 21
    32
    26
  • 14
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    20
    17
  • 31
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    20
    17
  • 26
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 32
  • Hue
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 45
  • Saigon
  • 22
    33
    28
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    23
    20
  • 43
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    23
    20
  • 44
  • Hoi An
  • 21
    28
    24
  • 30
  • Hue
  • 20
    28
    24
  • 59
  • Saigon
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 91
  • Hanoi
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 90
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 34
  • Hue
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 68
  • Saigon
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 50
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 168
  • Hanoi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 188
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 56
  • Hue
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 122
  • Saigon
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 218
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 244
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 240
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 99
  • Hue
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 87
  • Saigon
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 267
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 288
  • Hoi An
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 90
  • Hue
  • 25
    35
    30
  • 66
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 294
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 318
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 104
  • Hue
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 194
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 270
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 206
  • Hanoi
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 265
  • Hoi An
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 297
  • Hue
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 509
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 327
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    29
    25
  • 119
  • Hanoi
  • 22
    29
    25
  • 131
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 526
  • Hue
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 898
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 267
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    25
    21
  • 55
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 43
  • Hoi An
  • 22
    27
    24
  • 363
  • Hue
  • 21
    26
    24
  • 682
  • Saigon
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 116
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    22
    18
  • 24
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    22
    19
  • 23
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 206
  • Hue
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 350
  • Saigon
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 48

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$80pp (AU$116pp) is paid locally in Vietnam.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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