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Vietnam Panorama

  • Duration
    18 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $5,290pp

Travel overland through the verdant south of Vietnam – from the riverside life of the Mekong to lush and fresh Dalat, then up the beautiful coastline to ancient Hue. Finish off by exploring colonial Hanoi and cruising on tranquil Halong Bay.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 16 , Lunches: 15 , Dinners: 16
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    16 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Mekong River Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X 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. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Vietnam Panorama tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Vietnam Panorama Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those who have an extensive period of time and who are interested in visiting the main cities and scenic spots of Vietnam. This tour journeys much of the itinerary by road which allows you to see the spectacular and colourful countryside of Vietnam. Travelling by road for extensive periods of time adds to the off the beaten track feel of this itinerary.

  • Day 1

    Fly To Saigon

    Day 1: Fly To Saigon

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

    • Dinner
  • Day 2

    Visit The Cu Chi Tunnels

    Day 2: Visit The Cu Chi Tunnels

    Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is the city that is driving Vietnam towards a brighter future. See Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, both legacies of a colonial past. Spend time at the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    Cruise The Mekong Delta

    Day 3: Cruise The Mekong Delta

    Pop down to Ben Tre to take a cruise through the Mekong Delta. This area is known as the 'Rice Basket of Vietnam' – paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and enjoy a typical Mekong lunch. Travel to Can Tho for an overnight stay.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4

    Explore Floating Markets

    Day 4: Explore Floating Markets

    Visit the Cai Rang floating market to see the goods on sale and learn how vermicelli rice noodles are made. Return to Saigon.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Travel To Dalat

    Day 5: Travel To Dalat

    Head up into the cooler climes and picturesque scenery of the highlands to the colonial town of Dalat, stopping at a Bao Loc tea plantation en route. This afternoon is free to enjoy locally grown coffee and the picturesque views.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    The City Of Flowers

    Day 6: The City Of Flowers

    Visit the Domaine de Marie Church, the Flower Gardens and an embroidery workshop before boarding an open-air train to journey out through the fantastic scenery to Trai Mat village. End the day with a local coffee by Xuan Huong lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Travel To Nha Trang

    Day 7: Travel To Nha Trang

    Today, take the winding road down from the highlands and along the coast to Nha Trang, Vietnam's beach capital. Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise around the bay's many islands with a stop off at one to enjoy a swim in the balmy waters.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Visit The Cham Towers

    Day 8: Visit The Cham Towers

    Wander Dam market before visiting the Po Nagar Cham Towers and continue on to the city of Qui Nhon.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Visit Son My

    Day 9: Visit Son My

    The Son My area saw one of the most horrific crimes of the Vietnam War – the My Lai massacre. Pay respects at the memorial placed in honour of these unarmed civilian victims and hear their story before continuing to Hoi An.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Explore Hoi An On Foot

    Day 10: Explore Hoi An On Foot

    Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional town that has managed to retain the charms of a bygone era. Visit a historic family home, the Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the market. This afternoon is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    See The Royal Tomb

    Day 11: See The Royal Tomb

    Take the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. Once the seat of the Nguyen emperors, dignified and scholarly Hue is the epitome of Vietnam's dynastic past. Visit the Royal Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, a complex of over 40 monuments surrounded by pools and gardens.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Discover Hue's Imperial Citadel

    Day 12: Discover Hue's Imperial Citadel

    Take a drive to the imposing Imperial Citadel to explore. Cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda after visiting the charming An Hien garden house.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Old Quarter Cyclo Tour

    Day 13: Old Quarter Cyclo Tour

    Exuding a wonderfully exotic aura, Hanoi is the perfect combination of old Asia and new. Fly here to admire the collections of the Fine Arts Museum and take a cyclo through the atmospheric tangle of streets that make up the Old Quarter. Later enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14

    Discover Hanoi

    Day 14: Discover Hanoi

    Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you will pass the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, visit the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 15-16

    Cruise Halong Bay

    Days 15-16: Cruise Halong Bay

    Spend the day aboard your comfortable cruise boat sailing through the awe-inspiring beauty of Halong Bay. You'll even explore one of the bay's many caves. Spend a night on-board before returning to Hanoi the next day. On your last evening, attend the Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 17-18

    Hanoi To Australia

    Days 17-18: Hanoi To Australia

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.

    • Breakfast

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.

  • Nights 3

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.

  • Night 1

    Kim Tho Hotel

    1 Ngo Gia Tu, Can Tho, Vietnam
    Kim Tho Hotel

    Located in the heart of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, the Kim Tho is a smart hotel with river and city views. The restaurant serves Vietnamese and western food, and has a coffee shop and bar, as well as free Wi-Fi in public areas. Spacious rooms have air-conditioning, seating area, mini bar, television and an en suite bathroom with bath tub.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Night 1

    Seagull hotel

    Seagull hotel

    A modern edifice right on Quy Nhon’s beachfront, the Seagull is a four-star hotel. It’s 107 rooms are simple and comfortable, complete with balcony with sea or city views. Private bathrooms offer all of the modern amenities. With easy access to the beach, the hotel also has a swimming pool and gym along with relaxing spa facilities.

  • Nights 2

    Emm Hoi An

    Emm Hoi An

    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.

  • Nights 2

    Emm Hotel

    15 Ly Thuong Kiet, Vinh Ninh, Hue
    Emm Hotel

    Well-located in Hue' s city centre, the Emm Hotel is a contemporary, comfortable hotel. It has gardens and a swimming pool and 2 restaurant options, serving authentic Hue dishes, Vietnamese food and international fare too. Bedrooms have large windows (some also have balconies), a bathroom with shower, television, minibar and kettle. You are also provided with slipper and a bathrobe.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 3

    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre

    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre

    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Emm Hotel

    15 Ly Thuong Kiet, Vinh Ninh, Hue
    Emm Hotel

    Well-located in Hue' s city centre, the Emm Hotel is a contemporary, comfortable hotel. It has gardens and a swimming pool and 2 restaurant options, serving authentic Hue dishes, Vietnamese food and international fare too. Bedrooms have large windows (some also have balconies), a bathroom with shower, television, minibar and kettle. You are also provided with slipper and a bathrobe.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises

    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises

    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.

    • Wi-Fi
  • La Sapinette Hotel

    1 Phan Chu Trinh, 9, Tp. ?à L?t, Lam ??ng, Vietnam
    La Sapinette Hotel

    Located near the centre Dalat’s famous Liang Biang Plateau, and a short drive from the central market. The accommodation combines a first class traditional French Art Nouveau design with a modern convention centre. The 91 rooms have all got a fully equipped mini bar, cable TV, full bathroom amenities and complimentary daily bottled water. The hotel offers guests a fully equipped Gym, Sauna and Steam Bath as well as a Spa and Soothing Massage centre.

    • Wi-Fi
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 9mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 3mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 43mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 167mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 182mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 225mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 171mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 278mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 250mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 168mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 52mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
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Places Visited: Australia - Saigon (3N) - Can Tho (1N) - Dalat (2N) - Nha Trang (1N) - Qui Nhon (1N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (2N) - Hanoi (3N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Australia

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