Can Tho Holidays

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Women practising Tai Chi by Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 1: Hanoi

Good morning Vietnam! Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport you will be met and transferred to your city centre hotel. Known as the ‘Paris of the Orient’, Hanoi is the charming capital and cultural heart of Vietnam. Spend the remains of the day at leisure.

A street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay

This morning a scenic drive leads us to the stunningly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Boarding our traditional wooden junk boat we cruise the emerald waters soaking up the panoramic vista of the thousand or so karst limestone islands that stud the bay.

The Huc Bridge

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hue

After breakfast we head back to Hanoi arriving to Hanoi mid afternoon, and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Later in the evening we take a sleeper train to Hue. Later that evening we take an over night train to Hue.

A junk sailing past a limestone peak in Halong Bay

Day 4: Hue

Upon arrival we will transfer you to your hotel, where yo are free for the rest of your time to explore.

The Perfume River in Hue

Day 5: Hue - Hoi An

Today we take the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds), which offers magnificent views of beaches to one side and lush hills to the other.

Women trading at Dong Ba Market by Tormod Sandtorv

Day 6: Hoi An

Free day in Hoi An.

Men sitting on the street in Hoi An in conical hats

Day 7: Hoi An - Can Tho

Early this morning we take a flight to Saigon and from there we drive to Mekong delta. Taking our sampan from Vinh Long we’ll cruise Cai Be’s colourful and lively floating markets and continue downstream through the maze of waterways visiting local cottage industries that produce popcorn, coco candies and paper along the way. Lunch is served today in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.

A bridge in Hoi An

Day 8: Can Tho - Saigon

Early today we visit Cai Rang floating market and drive to Saigon. Once called the Pearl of the Orient, modern Saigon is a thriving metropolis on the move. Sleek sky scrapers, gourmet restaurants, designer malls and swanky bars and spas are scattered between ancient pagodas, colonial era landmarks and lively street markets.

The Peoples Committee Building at night in Ho Chi Minh

Day 9: Saigon

After breakfast and hotel check out, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.