Arrive Hanoi Welcome to Vietnam and bustling Hanoi! Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evening's group welcome dinner in the Old Quarter. (D)
Hanoi A full day of sightseeing in Hanoi. Highlights include the beautiful Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoan Kiem Lake. Our day ends with a walking tour of the fascinating Old Quarter, which still retains the charm of bygone days despite the city's rapid development elsewhere. (B)
Hanoi We begin the day at a relaxing tai chi class with the locals.Special Experience: Walk along the 'Rail Tracks of Hanoi' as we explore a rarely seen side of Vietnam's capital. We meet the locals and see how they have adapted to daily life along the rail tracks. There are plenty of great photo opportunities as we watch them vying for trade just metres from the trains.Hanoi comes alive this evening as we taste our way through the narrow streets at the numerous food stalls. (B/D)
Hanoi - Halong Bay Today we travel to breathtaking Halong Bay, where we board our overnight cruise. After a deluxe Vietnamese lunch we'll sail past amazing limestone rock formations including Dinh Huong, Cho Da and Ga Choi. Relax with a sundowner this evening and enjoy the incredible views as the sun sets. (B/L/D)
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An Sit back and relax as we cruise the waters and islets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site before disembarking late morning. After lunch we'll return to Hanoi to fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. (B/L)
Hoi An We begin the day with a walking tour of charming Hoi An. Highlights include the Sa Huynh Museum, the famous Japanese covered bridge and a traditional lantern-making workshop. (B/D) Special Experience: Visit the colourful local market before taking a short cruise along the Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an aromatic and informative cooking class (cruise portion subject to prevailing water levels).
Hoi An The day is at leisure for you to enjoy this picturesque town at your own pace. (B)
Hoi An - Hue Enjoy spectacular views over the coastline as we travel along scenic mountain roads to Hue, Vietnam's former capital. We'll explore the old imperial city, a vast complex built in the early 19th century. (B/L)
Hue - Saigon Today we fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). This morning we'll tour the bustling metropolis. Highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House and the moving War Remnants Museum. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)
Saigon We travel to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. This network of tunnels served as a base for the Viet Cong and remained undiscovered during the Vietnam War. We'll return to Saigon by boat and enjoy lunch on board, then visit the Reunification Palace. (B/L/D) Special Experience: Discover the tastes and sights of Saigon by night. Tonight we'll witness street performances and have dinner in a local street restaurant.
Saigon - Mekong Delta
Special Experience: We make our way to Cai Be on the Mekong Delta to board our traditional-style cruise boat. We'll explore the floating market and witness rice-paper and coconut candy making on a shore excursion before returning to our boat for lunch. This afternoon we'll visit a local farm and tropical fruit orchard. Relax on board this evening with an aperitif as the sun sets. (B/L/D)
Mekong Delta - Saigon Experience all the action of the Cai Rang floating market - the liveliest market in the Mekong Delta. Then we'll return to the boat for a final cruise to Can Tho, where we transfer back to Saigon. Tonight we enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/D)
Depart Saigon Today we begin our journey home. (B)