Vietnam Sonata

Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Starting: Hanoi.
Ending: HCMC.
Price of the trips: Start from $ per person.
Destinations: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - HCMC - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi.
This is an example of one of our classic tailor-made holidays in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar Vietnam vacations with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences.
Highlights of our Vietnam holidays: Our tailor-made Vietnam vacations include Hanoi, Hue, tropical beaches, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese culture, four World Heritage areas, natural scenery, boat cruises, floating markets, and Cu Chi tunnels.

Our Vietnam holidays begin with... two days in Hanoi

When you arrive at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport, one of our staff will be waiting to greet you and whisk you off to relax in your hotel. A 'Welcome' dinner at a good restaurant in a colonial building awaits you, and in the evening, you?ll have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry.
 
Your guide will arrive in the morning to show you the sights of Hanoi - the Van Mieu Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son temple, and Hanoi's Old Quarter.

How you get around is up to you. You can be driven, walk, ride in acyclo, or sightsee from the back of a motorbike? the list is ranked in order of adrenalin output.

Meals: one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
Escort/guide: transfer from airport to hotel and evening, and the following daytime

Twenty-four hours on Ha Long Bay and another night in Hanoi

It's about a three-hour drive to Ha Long Bay, but a comfortable car and a guide to explain the rural life of the Red River Delta makes the time fly past. Your floating hotel will be a traditional-style wooden junk or the Emeraude, a luxury replica of the paddle steamers that once plied the Bay during in colonial times.

A junk will to take you the islands and caves with time for swimming, fishing, taking spectacular pictures, or venturing into some of the sea level grottoes in a small sampan, all weather permitting, of course.

The Emeraude is a classic cruise boat that pauses only for a couple of hours to swim or visit a cave - the rest of the time is spent gently meandering through the Bay's remarkable seascape. Both serve Ha Long's famous seafood plucked fresh from the Bay - it's a revelation!

Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
Guide: fully escorted

Two nights in Hue

After your noon flight to Hue, a car and our guide will be waiting to drive you to the Imperial City of Hue. The Citadel, Dong Ba market, the Royal Tombs and the unique "garden houses" are just some of its attractions. You'll have dinner in one of the garden houses on your second evening? the owner will be cook, waiter and interpreter of the distinctive characteristics of classic Hue cuisine.

Meals: two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner
Guide: transfer to Hanoi airport, fully escorted thereafter

Two nights in Hoi An then off to Ho Chi Minh City

You'll enjoy the road journey to Danang. On the way you'll cross the high mountain pass of Hai Van - the splendid views of Lang Co beach, village and lagoon, and later on, Da Nang itself, makes the extra distance worthwhile - better than driving through the shorter, but boring, Hai Van Tunnel.

Your programme includes visits to Danang's Cham Museum, the Ancient Town of Hoi An and the mysterious My Son Sanctuary.

Meals: two breakfasts and one lunch
Guide: daytime on the first day, and the morning of the second day

Four nights in Ho Chi Minh City and one on the Mekong Delta

An afternoon flight takes you to bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and from there to your hotel in the heart of the city in the midst of the shops and nightlife.

You'll tour some of the main attractions - the History Museum, the Museum of War Remnants, Ben Thanh market, the Jade Emperor Temple, and a workshop making high quality lacquerware furniture and articles.

The drive to the Mekong involves battling with Ho Chi Minh City's notorious traffic jams, but your nerves should be soothed by peaceful Vinh Long.

There, you'll cruise the Mekong River to visit the Cai Be floating market, fruit orchards, traditional family-run brick kilns, and wide range of varied cottage industries. A workshop making the huge coffins unique to the Mekong is particularly interesting. You'll spend that night in Can Tho, the 'capital' of the Mekong.

Back in Ho Chi Minh City, a morning drive will take you to Tay Ninh in time to watch the mid-day ceremony at the Cao Dai Holy See followed by a visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels.

Meals: five breakfasts, four lunches and one dinner
Guide: daytime on the first and last day, and fully escorted on the Mekong Delta.
 

Time to leave!

 

You'll end your tour with a free day until your car arrives to take you to Ho Chi Minh City?s Tan Son Nhat airport.
Meals: one breakfast

Class

2 Pax

3 - 4 Pax

5 - 6 Pax

7 - 8 Pax

9 Pax Up

Cost/Pax

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Package includes:

  • Land transport AC van
  • Hotels accommodation with twin sharing room
  • Meals as tour program, as indicated; (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Local English/French speaking guides
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees in the program
  • Domestic Flights

Package excludes:

  • Tips

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