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Want to see the main sights of Vietnam but are short on time? Then this trip is for you! Starting in Ho Chi Minh, which is known for is French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Catherdral. Travel out to the Cu Chi where to see the tunnel system that was used during the Vietnamese war. Fly up to Hoi An and relax in the picturesque town, before embarking on an overnight cruise of the unique rock features at Halong Bay. End your whistle-stop trip in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.
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Overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh City from your local airport.
On arrival Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh city), our guide will meet you at the exit gate, and he and the driver will assist you with your luggage before heading into Ho Chi Minh City for your first experience of Vietnam. Depending on your arrival time we will either transfer you to your hotel or head into the sights and sounds of Saigon for your sightseeing extravaganza.
This morning you will be met in the hotel lobby by your guide and a driver for the tour. Today you are off to the Cu Chi Tunnels which were pivotal to the Communist’s victory over the Americans and the South Vietnamese Armies as they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area around Saigon.
Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel your driver will assist with your luggage as you check-out and head to the airport for your flight to Danang! Central Vietnam here you come…. On arrival, First head for Ngu Hanh Son (Mountains of the Five Elements). Climb up Thuy Son (Water) by the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside, and visit Huyen Khong cave before entering Tam Thai and Linh Ung pagodas. Lunch will be at local restaurant before you head to Hoi An for your hotel check- in. This afternoon and evening you may enjoy the facilities of your hotel and Hoi An.
After breakfast at your hotel you may spend the morning relaxing or take an optional tour to My Son. Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of the most important trading port in Southeast Asia of the period from the 15th until the 19th centuries. Its buildings and street patterns reflect the influences, both local and foreign, that harmoniously combine to produce a unique heritage site. You will walk along the ancient streets to discover the Japanese Bridge: One of the most photographed bridges in Vietnam & Tian Hou Pagoda: a gorgeous 19th-century temple dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau.
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel your driver will assist with your luggage as you check-out and head to the airport for your flight to Hanoi! First you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum* and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. This afternoon and evening at leisure
After waking early and enjoying breakfast you may relax and enjoy the picturesque countryside during the drive to Halong Bay (Approx. 3.5 hours). A toilet/refreshment stop will be made along the way. Upon arrival you will board a traditional Vietnamese junk and make yourself at home as you cruise through the huge limestone rocks on the Bay’s emerald water. Dinner is served onboard followed by free time to relax before you sleep.
Morning in Halong bay…. The morning starts with the option of an early Tai Chi exercise on the upper deck of the junk, followed by a light breakfast. The cruise continues through the stunning scenery whilst at the same brunch is served. You will sail back to the port where, following disembarkation, you transfer back to Hanoi, where you will check back into your hotel. This afternoon you may enjoy the facilities of your hotel and Hanoi.
Enjoy your final breakfast at the hotel, take a walk or get some last-minute souvenirs before your check out at midday, when your driver will meet you to assist with luggage and take you to the airport for your departure flight.Overnight flight back to the UK, arriving the following day.
Arrive back into the UK