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Vietnam Experience

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$2395

Days

12

Operated by Contiki
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, one of Asia's most exhilarating cities, steeped in grand history and post-Vietnam war memories.

Day 1
View of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Hoi Chi Minh

This evening you'll meet your travel comrades and explore the Ben Thanh markets. Oh yes, this is the right way to get the Vietnam party started.

Day 1
Grab some Vietnamese cuisine at the Ben Thanh Market

Day 2

Zen in Mekong Delta

Travelling down the river on local sampans, peace and tranquillity will be at an all time high.

Day 2
Drift down the Mekong River

This afternoon we'll spend our time getting a serious learning fix by visiting a local tea garden and seeing the floating markets.

Day 2
Floating market
Day 2
The best floating market in the Mekong Delta

Day 3

Explore Ho Chi Minh

We'll make our way back to Ho Chi Minh, detouring past the staggering 250-kilometres of tunnels that make up the Viet Cong’s Cu Chi. See traps, hidden doors & some of the 250kms of tunnels that Vietnamese resistance fighters dug by hand.

Day 3
Immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District
Day 3
Explore through the narrow tunnels

Back in the addictive mayhem of Vietnam's biggest city you will have free time to carry on your explorations.

Day 3
Explore the old buildings in Hoi Chi Minh

Day 4

Turquoise Oceans and Golden Beaches

The morning can be used to put on our discovering boots. We'll dabble in history and religion before taking flight to a coastal town overlooking the South China Sea.

Day 4
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

Golden sand beaches, turquoise oceans, water sports galore - this is Nha Trang.

Day 4
Blue water, sandy beaches, can it get any better?

Day 5

Seaside Fun in Nha Trang

Good news - we're kicking it in Nha Trang for another night. Have a massage, sign up for the optional cruise, or just hang on the beach saving your energy for seaside bar fun as the sun sets.

Day 6

En Route to Hoi An

Get your bearings with a guided tour through the Old Quarter, and fall deeply in love with this perfect spot.

Day 6
View of the ancient town of Hoi An
Day 6
Tour the World Heritage site, former trading port

Japanese Bridge, French Colonial vibes and brightly coloured buildings are endlessly charming.

Day 6
18th-century wooden bridge featuring elaborate carvings & a pedestrian passageway
Day 6
Hoi An is filled with lanterns, shop for one at the local market!

Day 7

Explore Caves and Mountains in Hoi An

A short drive from Hoi An are the famous Marble Mountains, a collection of 5 peaks that represent the 5 Elements in Vietnamese folk lore – metal, wood, earth, fire and water.

Day 7
Marble Mountains

Tour through the Thuy Son caves and grottos which are home to some of the most beautiful and intricate stone carvings in the area.

Day 7
Thuy Son Caves

Kick back at An Bang Beach before heading back to Hoi An for more Free Time Addons.

Day 7
View of the glorious An Bang Beach

Day 8

Colourful City of Hue

Intricately decorated pavilions, lotus flower ponds, and colourful artworks mark our first sightseeing venture in Hue.

Day 8
Grand stairs in Imperial Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue

Move on to the 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda & learn of the horrific history of the Hue Buddhist massacre as well as taking in a cyclo ride to see the city from a whole new angle.

Day 8
Pagoda of the Celestial Lady is a 7 story historic temple in the city of Huế

Day 9

Bustling Capital of Hanoi

Today we fly out of Hue in the direction of Vietnam's time capsule capital.

With an epic fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese influence, you'll be nothing short of ecstatic as we check-in to our Hanoi hotel, right in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter.

Day 9
Bustling old quarter of Hanoi

Later, we'll roam French-style boulevards and maybe dine on a nom ngo sen lotus-stem salad, dau chien ron fried tofu & a few bia hoi beers.

Day 9
Enjoy some vietnamese style cuisine!

Day 10

Cruise Through the Halong Bay

After a Hanoi history 101 lesson we move on to Halong Bay where a night on a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site awaits.

Day 10
What a sight of the islands!

Feel the serenity kicking in immediately as we drift the limestone island seas of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Day 10
Halong Bay
Day 10
Kayak between the towering limestone islands

We will pass hidden lagoons, thick forests & dreamy grottos, & stop to explore the Sung Sot Caves.

Day 10
Sung Sot Caves

Day 11

Swim and Kayak in the Bay

Today will be all about the leisurely vibes as we wake up to breakfast and a grotto swim - quite possibly being joined by some monkey shaped friends.

Day 11
Relax on the beach with an unforgettable view
Day 11
Meet a new friend!

Make the most of your time on the junk boat & kayak your way around Halong Bay - the views don't get much better than this.

Day 11
Chill on the Chinese style junk boat
Day 11
Kayak in the marvelous caves

After cruising back to Hanoi we find ourselves enjoying our final night together on tour.

Day 12

Depart Hanoi

Enjoy one final breakfast with the squad this morning before the trip wraps up.

Day 12
Friends for life!

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Vietnam Experience

from

$2395

Days

12

Operated by Contiki
  • Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Inclusions
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive In Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, one of Asia's most exhilarating cities, steeped in grand history and post-Vietnam war memories.

Day 1
View of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Hoi Chi Minh

This evening you'll meet your travel comrades and explore the Ben Thanh markets. Oh yes, this is the right way to get the Vietnam party started.

Day 1
Grab some Vietnamese cuisine at the Ben Thanh Market

Day 2

Zen In Mekong Delta

Travelling down the river on local sampans, peace and tranquillity will be at an all time high.

Day 2
Drift down the Mekong River

This afternoon we'll spend our time getting a serious learning fix by visiting a local tea garden and seeing the floating markets.

Day 2
Floating market
Day 2
The best floating market in the Mekong Delta

Day 3

Explore Ho Chi Minh

We'll make our way back to Ho Chi Minh, detouring past the staggering 250-kilometres of tunnels that make up the Viet Cong’s Cu Chi. See traps, hidden doors & some of the 250kms of tunnels that Vietnamese resistance fighters dug by hand.

Day 3
Immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District
Day 3
Explore through the narrow tunnels

Back in the addictive mayhem of Vietnam's biggest city you will have free time to carry on your explorations.

Day 3
Explore the old buildings in Hoi Chi Minh

Day 4

Turquoise Oceans And Golden Beaches

The morning can be used to put on our discovering boots. We'll dabble in history and religion before taking flight to a coastal town overlooking the South China Sea.

Day 4
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

Golden sand beaches, turquoise oceans, water sports galore - this is Nha Trang.

Day 4
Blue water, sandy beaches, can it get any better?

Day 5

Seaside Fun In Nha Trang

Good news - we're kicking it in Nha Trang for another night. Have a massage, sign up for the optional cruise, or just hang on the beach saving your energy for seaside bar fun as the sun sets.

Day 6

En Route To Hoi An

Get your bearings with a guided tour through the Old Quarter, and fall deeply in love with this perfect spot.

Day 6
View of the ancient town of Hoi An
Day 6
Tour the World Heritage site, former trading port

Japanese Bridge, French Colonial vibes and brightly coloured buildings are endlessly charming.

Day 6
18th-century wooden bridge featuring elaborate carvings & a pedestrian passageway
Day 6
Hoi An is filled with lanterns, shop for one at the local market!

Day 7

Explore Caves And Mountains In Hoi An

A short drive from Hoi An are the famous Marble Mountains, a collection of 5 peaks that represent the 5 Elements in Vietnamese folk lore – metal, wood, earth, fire and water.

Day 7
Marble Mountains

Tour through the Thuy Son caves and grottos which are home to some of the most beautiful and intricate stone carvings in the area.

Day 7
Thuy Son Caves

Kick back at An Bang Beach before heading back to Hoi An for more Free Time Addons.

Day 7
View of the glorious An Bang Beach

Day 8

Colourful City Of Hue

Intricately decorated pavilions, lotus flower ponds, and colourful artworks mark our first sightseeing venture in Hue.

Day 8
Grand stairs in Imperial Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue

Move on to the 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda & learn of the horrific history of the Hue Buddhist massacre as well as taking in a cyclo ride to see the city from a whole new angle.

Day 8
Pagoda of the Celestial Lady is a 7 story historic temple in the city of Huế

Day 9

Bustling Capital Of Hanoi

Today we fly out of Hue in the direction of Vietnam's time capsule capital.

With an epic fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese influence, you'll be nothing short of ecstatic as we check-in to our Hanoi hotel, right in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter.

Day 9
Bustling old quarter of Hanoi

Later, we'll roam French-style boulevards and maybe dine on a nom ngo sen lotus-stem salad, dau chien ron fried tofu & a few bia hoi beers.

Day 9
Enjoy some vietnamese style cuisine!

Day 10

Cruise Through The Halong Bay

After a Hanoi history 101 lesson we move on to Halong Bay where a night on a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site awaits.

Day 10
What a sight of the islands!

Feel the serenity kicking in immediately as we drift the limestone island seas of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Day 10
Halong Bay
Day 10
Kayak between the towering limestone islands

We will pass hidden lagoons, thick forests & dreamy grottos, & stop to explore the Sung Sot Caves.

Day 10
Sung Sot Caves

Day 11

Swim And Kayak In The Bay

Today will be all about the leisurely vibes as we wake up to breakfast and a grotto swim - quite possibly being joined by some monkey shaped friends.

Day 11
Relax on the beach with an unforgettable view
Day 11
Meet a new friend!

Make the most of your time on the junk boat & kayak your way around Halong Bay - the views don't get much better than this.

Day 11
Chill on the Chinese style junk boat
Day 11
Kayak in the marvelous caves

After cruising back to Hanoi we find ourselves enjoying our final night together on tour.

Day 12

Depart Hanoi

Enjoy one final breakfast with the squad this morning before the trip wraps up.

Day 12
Friends for life!