This is a land of resilient people who're looking well past the 'American War' and charging futurewards while still retaining their heart. When you look at the landscape – stunning coastline with inviting beaches, jungled mountains, beautiful national parks, vibrant cities – it's easy to see why the locals may readily smile. Read more...
Palace Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City 4-StarHo Chi Minh City
Located in the heart of HCMC and takes only 7km from Tan Son Nhat Airport where the Palace Hotel Saigon is one of the well-known and luxurious hotels. It's also a proximity to the shopping areas of Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue Streets, only a walking distance to Saigon River, HoChiMinh Statue square and People Committee Hall. Besides, many commercial buildings, traditional boutique shops and entertainment venues are all around the hotel
Travel Dates:6 October - 15 November 2015.
Mekong Delta FarmstayVietnam
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City / Mekong Delta HomestayFormerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture. The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods.Day 2 Mekong Delta / Ho Chi Minh CityWith countless food stalls, restaurants, museums and markets, the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City have something for everyone to enjoy.
DepartingFrom 02-May-2015 to 01-Jan-2017
Mai Chau AdventureVietnam
Day 1 Hanoi / Mai ChauHanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh. Misty mountains, emerald green rice paddies, stilted houses and smiling hilltribe locals inhabit the delightful town of Mai Chau, a slice of rural paradise.Day 2 Mai Chau Trekking / HanoiWith a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.
DepartingFrom 05-May-2015 to 30-Dec-2015
Halong Bay Junk CruiseVietnam
Day 1 Hanoi/Halong BayHanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh. Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.Day 2 Halong Bay/HanoiWith a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.
DepartingFrom 02-May-2015 to 01-Jan-2016
Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Experience - IndependentVietnam
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to the hotel and meet your guide before a free day of optional activities.Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi TunnelsExplore the underground network of Cu Chi and learn more about its history as a Viet Cong stronghold. Visit Ho Chi Minh City’s Reunification Palace, the site of the fall of Saigon. Witness the intriguing documents and objects at the War Remnants Museum.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)Departure day, no activities planned. Transfer to airport or train station.Meals IncludedBreakfast
DepartingFrom 28-Jun-2015 to 02-Jan-2017
Nha Trang Experience - IndependentVietnam
Day 1: Nha TrangArrive in Nha Trang, transfer to the hotel and meet your guide before a free day of optional activities.Day 2: Nha TrangBoat trip off Nha Trang with snorkelling and lunch included. Basket boat fee included.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 3: Nha TrangDeparture day - no activities planned. Transfer to airport or train station.Meals IncludedBreakfast
DepartingFrom 28-Jun-2015 to 02-Jan-2016
Hanoi Experience - IndependentVietnam
Day 1: HanoiArrive in Hanoi, transfer to the hotel and meet your guide before a free day of optional activities.Day 2: HanoiFull day Hanoi City sightseeing tour including HCM Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Old Quarter and Water Puppet show.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: HanoiDeparture day, no activities planned. Transfer to airport or train station.Meals IncludedBreakfast
DepartingFrom 28-Jun-2015 to 02-Jan-2017
Hanoi & Halong Bay ExperienceHanoi
Day 1HanoiYou will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The local representative will deliver you any corresponding vouchers, as well as any additional information required for the tour. There are no planned activities, have a look around the city and get used to the frenetic pace of Vietnam. Some suggestions include: Taking a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter – a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. In the evening attend a performance at the famous Water Puppet Theatre. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) or Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Museum. The Mausoleum houses the remains of Ho Chi Minh, the founding father of the unified Vietnam (the mausoleum and museum are closed in October-November). Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Vietnam, please double check this with your travel agent or local Vietnamese Embassy prior to your arrival. Your hotel is located in an Old Quarter. All rooms are double or twin share with air conditioning and en suite bathroom. Free wifi and a computer are available at the lobby.Day 2 Halong Bay (B,L,D)After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel for a bus journey through the countryside and industrial towns of the north, to the coast where you board the live-aboard Junk for our overnight cruise on stunning Halong Bay. During the cruise you shall be feasting on local seafood specialties, visiting one of the wondrous cave systems on the islands and also stopping off at a floating fishing village where we can experience the bay up close and personal in sea kayaks. All meals are included on board. The accommodation tonight is a truly special experience – sleeping on a boat surrounded by high limestone karsts. All cabins are double or twin share with air conditioning and en suite bathroom. There are sundecks and a full dining room on the boat as well. Please note that the transfer and boat is a shared service, there will be other like minded travellers with you. Legend has it that the emperor called upon the mother dragon to protect Vietnam from a seaborne invasion fleet. The dragon flew over the sea and spat jewels at the invaders destroying the fleet and the jewels became the magnificent limestone karst formations that speckle the bay in their hundreds. The dragon then settled on the coast and her tail curled around forming the shape of the bay. Halong Bay literally translates as "Descending Dragon Bay" Approx travel time: Hanoi to Halong Bay: 4 hours.Day 3 Hanoi (B,L)Your boat continues to cruise through the limstone karsts this morning, stopping by the islands of Man's Head and Turtle Island. You will have the option of visiting a cave by small bamboo boat, an opportunity to view Halong Bay from a completely different angle. Today your breakfast and lunch will also be included on the boat prepared by the staff. Enjoy your final seafood feast before disembarking making your way back to Ha Noi. The bus will transfer you back to your hotel, there are no planned activities in the afternoon. Take the opportunity to see more of Hanoi's sites and experience some North Vietnamese cuisine. Approx travel time: Halong Bay to Ho Noi: 4 hours.Day 4 Hanoi (B)You are free to depart at any time today. Please note that hotel check out time is 12pm.
DepartingFrom 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2016
Mekong Delta Experience - IndependentVietnam
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to the hotel and meet your guide before a free day of optional activities.Day 2: Mekong Delta HomestayHead south to the Mekong Delta where your villa homestay on a midstream island awaits. Enjoy a boat ride through narrow canals and observe the daily life of the locals.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)Visit Cai Be, one of the floating markets of the delta. Perhaps buy some local fruit directly from a boat before returning to Ho Chi Minh.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Ho Chi Minh CityDeparture day, no activities planned. Transfer to airport or train station.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinner
DepartingFrom 28-Jun-2015 to 03-Jan-2017
Day 1 HanoiHanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.Days 2-3 Sapa TrekA mountainous region home to colourful and welcoming hilltribes, gorgeous stepped rice terraces and misty vistas sprinkled with sunshine, Sapa will steal your breath away.Day 4 Sapa/Overnight TrainAn area of great cultural diversity, several different ethnic minorities live in and around Sapa, including the H'mong, Red Zao and Tay people.Day 5 HanoiWith a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.
DepartingFrom 03-May-2015 to 03-Jan-2017
Hoi An & Hue Experience - IndependentVietnam
Day 1: Hoi AnArrive in Hoi An, transfer to the hotel and meet your guide before a free day of optional activities.Day 2: Hoi AnTake an orientation walk around Hoi An and discover the Cham heritage and lively atmosphere of this former port town. The diverse architecture and unique street plan of the Ancient Town have earned it UNESCO World Heritage status.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Hoi AnEnjoy a free day exploring Hoi An as you please. Explore the town by bicycle, get fitted for some tailored garments or perhaps take a cooking class to try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese cuisine.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: HueDrive to Hue, taking in the impressive mountain scenery en route and stopping at a pristine white sandy beach for lunch. Visit the citadel and embark on a boat trip across Perfume River. Explore the 17th century Thien Mu Pagoda.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: HueDeparture day, no activities planned. Transfer to airport or train station.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinner
DepartingFrom 28-Jun-2015 to 04-Jan-2017
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Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, melds Asia and France. It's home to buzzing swarms of motorbikes and the slow rhythms of tai chi in the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and 'Hanoi Hilton' (Hoa Lo Prison) are worth a visiting here. In the south, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is the Asian/French business heart of the country and underneath it lies the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Beyond the metro bustle, rewards on your holiday in Vietnam could include: a cruise on Halong Bay with its 3,000 islands; a snooze in a beach chair at Nha Trang and an exploration of the bewitching Mekong Delta.