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Vietnam at a Glance

12 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Vietnam at a Glance

Relish Vietnam's distinct and energetic character as you journey from Saigon in the south up to Hanoi in the north. Explore the country's turbulent past, meet the friendly, resilient locals and get lost in spectacular panoramas on this tour of discovery.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 10 , Lunches: 9 , Dinners: 10
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    10 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Cruise
    Mekong River 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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Saigon (3N) - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (3N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Vietnam at a Glance 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) - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (3N)
  • 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. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

    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, stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work and try your hand at their traditional techniques. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An or at the local beach.

    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

    Fly to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure or start your explorations of Vietnam's capital.

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

    Sightseeing today includes a walking tour 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. Spend the evening watching a traditional water puppet show.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Halong Bay
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Halong Bay

    Board a traditional-style sailing ship on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it's easy to see why it is one of Vietnam's most beloved destinations. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner on board and spend the night out on the karst-studded waters.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    The Quintessence Of Tonkin
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: The Quintessence Of Tonkin

    Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay. Return to Hanoi this afternoon and later, see the Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 11-12
    Fly Hanoi To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 11-12: Fly Hanoi To Australia

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

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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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)
  • Cu Chi
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 0
  • Halong Bay
  • 13
    20
    16
  • 27
  • Hanoi
  • 14
    19
    16
  • 19
  • Hoi An
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 92
  • Hue
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 145
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 0
  • Saigon
  • 21
    32
    26
  • 14
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 0
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    20
    17
  • 31
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    20
    17
  • 26
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 32
  • Hue
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 45
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 0
  • Saigon
  • 22
    33
    28
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 2
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    23
    20
  • 43
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    23
    20
  • 44
  • Hoi An
  • 21
    28
    24
  • 30
  • Hue
  • 20
    28
    24
  • 59
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 2
  • Saigon
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 5
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 91
  • Hanoi
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 90
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 34
  • Hue
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 68
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 5
  • Saigon
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 50
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 54
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 168
  • Hanoi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 188
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 56
  • Hue
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 122
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 54
  • Saigon
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 218
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 83
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 244
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 240
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 99
  • Hue
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 87
  • Mekong Delta
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 83
  • Saigon
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 82
  • Halong Bay
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 267
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 288
  • Hoi An
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 90
  • Hue
  • 25
    35
    30
  • 66
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 82
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 294
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 91
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 318
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 104
  • Hue
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 194
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 91
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 270
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 82
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 206
  • Hanoi
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 265
  • Hoi An
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 297
  • Hue
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 509
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 82
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 327
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 117
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    29
    25
  • 119
  • Hanoi
  • 22
    29
    25
  • 131
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 526
  • Hue
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 898
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 117
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 267
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 31
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    25
    21
  • 55
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 43
  • Hoi An
  • 22
    27
    24
  • 363
  • Hue
  • 21
    26
    24
  • 682
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 31
  • Saigon
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 116
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 4
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    22
    18
  • 24
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    22
    19
  • 23
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 206
  • Hue
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 350
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 4
  • Saigon
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 48

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All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

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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$70pp (AU$101pp) 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.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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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
    • Dedicated Solo Departures only: Complimentary airport lounge pass in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, complimentary chauffeur transfers within a 50km radius, single room included in price.

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