30th April 14th May 2010, 2 weeks
Join me on this exciting small group LADIES ONLY escorted tour, visiting all the wonderful highlights of Vietnam. I have been lucky enough to travel to Vietnam several times now and have absolutely fallen in love with this beautiful country. Vietnam offers a wonderful travelling experience as the country is rich in history, culture & traditions. The scenery is amazing along with the delicious cuisine! And most of all the Vietnamese are beautiful friendly people. I have carefully created this itinerary so you can enjoy the very best Vietnam has to offer. There really is something for everyone in Vietnam from the French influenced Hanoi in the north, the charming sweet village of Hoi An, the river villages on the Mekong Delta, the rice paddies to the beach resorts.
"This will not only be a holiday but a real experience" - Kylee Flegg, Travel VUDA
Vietnam Tour Highlights:
Bangkok 1 night, Hanoi 3 nights, Halong Bay Junk Cruise 1 night, Overnight Train 1 night, Hue 1 night, Hoi An 3 nights & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 3 nights.
Enjoy a cyclo ride around Hanoi's charming Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, here you'll find local markets, bargains galore and cafes waiting to serve you tasty treats, explore Hanoi further when we visit One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Museum of Ethnology and the beautiful Temple of Literature, spend a relaxing night aboard a wooden sailing Junk in the calm enchanting waters of Halong Bay, explore the limestone formations, swim in the warm jade waters, relax on the sun deck & dine on scrumptious seafood, then its off for a bit of adventure on the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue, check out how the locals travel while enjoying the rural scenery roll by, in Hue we dive deeper into Vietnam's rich history, culture & traditions, cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Tomb, onto Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach fishing village, in Hoi An we stay at a beautiful riverside resort, to take in the lovely calm atmosphere and really enjoy some holiday time, here we will enjoy a fantastic cooking class learning all about Vietnamese cuisine, having tailored clothes made to fit is big on the list of things to do here, as is taking a leisurely bicycle ride around the local rice paddy fields, fishing villages and out to the white sandy beaches for a refreshing swim, Hoi An has a happening cafe scene, so you'll be sure to sample an array of Vietnamese specialises, there's also plenty of time to enjoy a Day Spa treatment (or two) and relax by the pool, we then fly down to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), visiting the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the impressive Saigon Post Office, before settling into our gorgeous hotel overlooking the bustling Saigon River, a day exploring the mighty Mekong Delta is always a highlight and offers a close-up look at local life, and a final day for shopping in Saigon, fill up those suitcases, from local markets to high-end fashions stores I'm sure you'll be tempted, there's also the opportunity to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, before heading out for our farewell cocktail party & dinner!!