Vietnam Highlights

Appreciate the very best of Vietnam’s wealth of wonderful sights with a leisurely itinerary that takes you from the verdant Mekong Delta and booming Saigon in the south to graceful Hanoi and magnificent Halong Bay in the north with captivating landscapes and rich heritage in between.

Places Visited

SA (1N) - Saigon (4N) - Mekong Delta (1N) - Nha Trang (2N) - Hoi An (3N) - Hue (1N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (4N) - SA (1N)

tour duration 19 Days from
tour price On Request
tour grade Moderate
tour type Group Tour
tour style Classic
Fully inclusive
Day 1 Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon.
Day 2 Arrive & Explore
On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 Discover Saigon
Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is both a trasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam to a brighter future. Visit hte Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, both legacies of a colonial past. Spend time at the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish up by browsing for bargains in the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 4 Mekong Delta Cruise
Journey to Vinh Long province to take a cruise on the mighty MEkong. This area is known as the Rice Basket of Vietnam, the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Stay overnight at a local farmers house to experience authentic Vietnamese hospitality.
Day 5 Mekong Delta & Saigon
Continue your exploration cruising through the Cai Be Floating Market, where youll see boats piled high with colourful local produce. Return to Saigon.
Day 6 Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh
Get to grips with the horrors of guerilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the flamboyant Cao Dia Temple. Return to Saigon.
Day 7 Journey to Nha Trang
Fly to Nha Trang, Vietnams beach capital. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8 Nha Trang Island Cruise
Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise around the many little islands off Nha Trangs coast. THerell be a stop at an island to enjoy the balmy waters for yourself.
Day 9 Travel to Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, with a stop at the Marble Mountains.
Day 10 Walking tour of Hoi An
Take a morning walking tour of Hoi An - a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditiona lplace to explore. Visit a historical house, the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese Temple and the bustling market. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 11 My Son Sanctuary
Explore the enchanting Cham ruins of My Son. Builti n the 4th century, the temples arent in perfect condition but the site is intimate and swallowed up by lush jungl;e, which adds to the sense of adventure. Return to Hoi An.
Day 12 Imperial Citadel, Hue
Travel the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnams dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Take a cyclo ride up the imposing imperial Citadel to explore.
Day 13 Fly to Hanoi
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang before flying to Hanoi.
Day 14 Discover Hanoi
Hanoi brings all the charms of past with a modern buzz in one fast-paced yet regined city. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature before a walking tour of the Old Quarters atmospheric streets.
Day 15 Duong Lam Traditional Village
Duong Lam is well known for its wonderfully preserved historic houses. Visit Mong Phu Temple and observe the daily life of the locals in traditional village surroundings before returning to Hanoi. In the evening see a performance of the famous water puppets.
Day 16-17 Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Spend two days aboard a traditionalyl designed junk cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Spend the night on the boat and enjoy fresh seafood prepared aboard.
Days 18-19 Fly Hanoi to SA
Fly overnight to South Africa, arriving home the following day

Also Available

Private Departures for this tour

If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On most Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking driver and you will be met by local guides at each site.

Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Au Lac 2 Hotel
Au Lac 2 Hotel - Saigon, Vietnam (4 Nights)
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Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the Au Lac 2 Hotel is located near to the Temple of the Buddha's Relic, War Remnants Museum and Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Fitted with air-conditioning, the hotels en-suite rooms offer a 32-inch TV with cable channels, a personal safe and a minibar. The on-site restaurant serves delicious Asian cuisine.

Michelia Hotel
Michelia Hotel - Nha Trang, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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Situated by the beach, Michelia Hotel is centrally located in Nha Trang City and enjoys beautiful views of Nha Trang Sea. The hotels spacious en-suite rooms all include a flat-screen TV, minibar and free daily newspapers. For a good workout, guests can visit the fitness centre or rent a bicycle for some cycling along the beach. The restaurants serve superb Asain and Western flavours.

Hoi An Historic Hotel
Hoi An Historic Hotel - Hoi An, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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Established in 1991, Hoi An Historic Hotel is admired for its location, charm, and world-class facilities. The hotel provides 150 spacious en-suite rooms, which include air-conditioning, LCD TV, and an in-room safety box. The four-star hotel also offers use of an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, and art gallery. Dining options consist of barbecue parties, as well as a garden restaurant specializing in some of Hoi An's most renowned cuisine.

Romance Hotel
Romance Hotel - Hue, Vietnam (3 Nights)
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Centrally located in Hue, this elegantly designed hotel offers an ideal location for business and leisure. Just a stone's throw away from Perfume River and many other popular destinations, Romance Hotel features 110 well-furnished en-suite rooms. The 4* hotel caters to clients' needs by offering facilities including air conditioned rooms, 24-hour room service, satellite TV channels, Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas and a mini bar.

Skylark Hotel
Skylark Hotel - Hanoi, Vietnam (3 Nights)
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Located in the heart of the city centre with picturesque views of the park and city, Skylark Hotel features 50 elegantly appointed en-suite rooms, all including a personal safe, flat-screen cable TV and a minibar. A fitness centre, indoor pool and bicycle rental are just a few of the great activities available on-site. The Skylark restaurant serves superb local and International cuisines.

A visa is not required for visitors to Vietnam if your stay is less than 16 days. If your stay is for longer than 16 days then a visa is required by all nationalities and a single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel.
Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form. 

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find good coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Vietnam is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
For independent passengers, or group passengers with pre/post tour arrangements, you should allow USD5-10 per person per day. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure.  In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is ideal for those with a reasonable period of time who are looking for a comprehensive visit to the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam and visit some more off the beaten track destinations.. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of Vietnam. This tour also allows you to experience a night in a homestay.


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