Discover Vietnam

11 days / 10 nights in Vietnam

 

TK1978    02MAY     Dublin – Istanbul           1630 2255 

TK 164     03MAY     Istanbul – Hanoi             0240 1625 

 

03 May – 13 May

 

Day 1 Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing and welcome drinks with your fellow travellers.

Stay the next two nights at The Ann Hotel.

 

Day 2 Hanoi

Spend the day discovering Hanoi’s must-visit sites including the infamous Hoa Lo Prison and Don Xuan Market. Walk through the crowded streets of the city’s Old Quarter, pay a visit to the Temple of Literature and the historical St Joseph’s Cathedral before stopping by Hoan Kiem Lake, situated in the heart of the city and enjoying a wonderful afternoon nearby. (BL)

 

Day 3 Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. With its natural beauty, shadowed by the many jungle covered karsts, visit the vine-covered structures of Hoa Lu. Venture through the expansive network of caverns and grottos in Trang An, as you glide along in a paddle boat. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at the Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel. (B)

 

Day 4 Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

Drive from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s stunning natural wonders. Board a beautifully appointed junk boat and begin to cruise the impressive emerald waters of Halong Bay. Enjoy lunch before stopping to explore the many secluded corners of the bay. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin, or relax on the main deck or at the bar. Overnight on-board Bhaya Cruises. (BLD)

 

Day 5 Halong Bay to Hue

Rise early to enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck, or choose to relax before feasting on a delicious buffet brunch. After disembarkation, drive back to Hanoi for your onwards flight to the former imperial capital of Hue, situated on the banks of the Perfume River. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at the Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa. (R)

 

Day 6 Hue to Hoi An

Explore Hue city’s sites including Emperor Tu Duc’s elaborate tomb, Imperial Palace, the Ancient Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda. From Hue, drive to Hoi An. This beloved ancient town will steal your heart with its breathtaking landscapes, unique culture and friendly locals. This evening is free for you to explore Hoi An at leisure. Stay the next two nights at Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa. (B)

 

Day 7 Hoi An

Visit the technicolour Tam Thanh village that explodes with colour around every corner. Experience local life with a visit to the Thanh Dong Organic Farm and learn the traditional farming methods adopted by this village. Chat with the local farmers, take part in farming activities and gain a deeper understanding into the farm-to-table concept with ingredients for their meals harvested directly from the farm. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour to some of the main sites of Hoi An. (B)

 

Day 8 Hoi An to Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast, take a short drive to Danang to fly to Saigon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. This afternoon continue your journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover the vast network of underground tunnels and their importance during the war. Return to Saigon and spend the evening at leisure. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at The Hotel Equatorial. (B)

 

Day 9 Saigon to Can Tho – Mekong Delta

From Saigon, travel south to the Mekong Delta and experience the vibrant scenes and rural villages of Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’. Further explore the vast maze of rivers, canals and islands and the riverside villages as you make your way to Can Tho, the main city of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at TTC Hotel Premium, Can Tho. (BL)

 

Day 10 Can Tho to Saigon

Rise early to marvel at the vibrant scenes with a trip to visit the floating markets. Enjoy the leisurely boat trip along the river and get a glimpse of life along the shore line and the busy market stalls. Return to Saigon by mid-afternoon for check in to your hotel. This evening, join your group for a farewell dinner. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at The Hotel Equatorial. (BD)

 

Day 11 Saigon

Take part in a morning Saigon city guided walking tour. Uncover the rich history of this spirited city as you visit some of its main attractions – Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the Municipal Theatre just to name a few. Enjoy these last moments in Saigon before you transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

 

TK 163     13MAY     Saigon – Istanbul            2110 0415 

TK1975   14MAY      Istanbul – Dublin            0725 1000 

 

Price per person €2395

Single supplement €540

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