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Trails of Vietnam - 2017

Small group tour
21 days - From £2374*PP

Make the time to delve deeper into Vietnam and get off the beaten path to reveal the hidden treasures of this beguiling destination. This journey explores highlights such as the old world charm of Hanoi, energetic Saigon and charming Hoi An, but also ventures into lesser-visited areas such as the demilitarized zone and the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the remote Central Highlands.

Inclusions

  • 18 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night home-stay accommodation
  • 1 night cruise accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers

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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2017

DAYS 1-4: HANOI & HALONG BAY
On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel. A city tour includes Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the ancient Temple of Literature and the intriguing Ethnology Museum. Walk the backstreets and sample Vietnamese snacks. Drive to Halong Bay and enjoy fresh seafood while cruising amongst the thousands of limestone islands, sleeping on board. In the afternoon, return to Hanoi.

Hotel: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel
Hotel: Overnight boat

DAYS 5-7: MAI CHAU, NINH BINH & VINH
Drive to the mountains west of Hanoi, stopping at the informative Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum. In the beautiful valley of Mai Chau, a home-stay in a Tai family house offers local insights. With dramatic karst mountains, the landscapes around Ninh Binh are truly beautiful. Venture into caves and waterways by boat, then travel to Vinh.

Hotel: Home-stay
Hotel: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel
Hotel: Saigon Kim Lien

DAYS 8-10: DONG HOI & HUE
Discover Hoang Tru, Ho Chi Minh’s birthplace. Explore the Phong Nha Caves then stay at a beachside resort in Dong Hoi. Learn more about the war as you cross the demilitarized zone that separated north from south. Visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels and the Hai River. Explore the former imperial capital, Hue, visiting the Citadel, an elaborate emperors’ tomb and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit an incense workshop before joining the deaf and mute workers at the Spiral Foundation to make a souvenir.

Hotel: Sunspa Resort
Hotel: Moonlight Hotel

DAYS 11-12: HOI AN
Reach Hoi An by a spectacular drive, stopping at the Cham Museum in Danang. Walk Hoi An’s charming streets to discover traditional houses, temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge. You may opt to join an evening cooking class. Enjoy a market tour with the kids from the Streets Foundation and a free afternoon.

Hotel: Ancient House Resort

DAYS 13-15: KONTUM, PLEIKU & BUON MA THUOT
A stunning drive through terraced rice paddies and plantations leads to the remote Central Highlands, where few tourists venture. See tea and coffee plantations, waterfalls and colourful minority villages.

Hotel: Indochine Hotel
Hotel: Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Hotel: Dakruco Hotel

DAYS 16-17: DALAT
Travel by road to the former French hill station of Dalat. Visit a Zen Monastery and a former railway station, before taking an open-air train ride to Trai Mat Hamlet. Explore Dalat market and enjoy free time in the afternoon.

Hotel: Saigon Dalat Hotel

DAYS 18-21: SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA
In Saigon, stroll historic Dong Khoi Street, and visit sites including Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Uncover the resilience of the Vietnamese people at the Cu Chi tunnels. Meander the Mekong Delta’s canals. Return to Saigon and enjoy a farewell group dinner. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.

Hotel: Northern Hotel

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