Saigon Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 356

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Women practising Tai Chi by Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi and the start of your journey through Vietnam - Arriving on the morning flight from Bangkok our local team will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon tour through the interesting areas of the Old city Our tour of the area is undertaken by a quintessentially Vietnamese experience from aboard a cyclo(rickshaw). We will also make a stop at a very good tailor where you can get fitted and measured. This evening you can opt for our Water Puppet 'enhance your holiday experience'

A street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Happy Christmas Eve! 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. Later opt for a refreshing swim in one of the many sheltered coves before taking row boats to the floating fishing village of Vong Vieng. Tonight, there's a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before an impressive seafood dinner is served.

A junk sailing past a limestone peak in Halong Bay

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hoi An

Happy Christmas Day! Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage. After exploring a lofty grotto hidden beneath towering cliffs, we sail back to port. After our return transfer we arrive to Hanoi mid afternoon we head back to the tailors to collect your garments. After, we set off to the airport for your flight to Danang. Arriving here, our local team will transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An.

Men sitting on the street in Hoi An in conical hats

Days 4-5: Hoi An

For today and tomorow enjoy time to explore this gorgeous charming city. We have a range of fantastic ideas for activities in this location please refer to the 'enhance your holiday' page for options.

A local man in front of an ancient building in Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An - Nha Trang

Today we return to the airport for your morning flight to Nha Trang - Arriving here our local team is on hand to assist with embarking the boat to the Island of Hon Tam and to your hotel -- Hon Tam Resort -- Staying in 2 family Bungalows (4 per Bungalow)

Days 7-9: Nha Trang

For the next three days enjoy a slice of paradise staying at your hotel on Hon Tam Island called Hon Tam Resort staying in 2 family Bungalows (4 per Bungalow)

boats at Mun Island, Nha Trang - by Bruno (BRA)

Day 10: Nha Trang - Saigon

Happy New Year - Returning by boat to Nha Trang where on arrival you will be taken to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arriving here our local team will transfer you to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 11: Saigon

Morning drive to the Mekong Delta. Often referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the fertile Mekong Delta is famous for its abundant harvests of tropical fruits, flowers and rice, as well as it fantastic views while boating along the canals. 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. We will enjoy lunch on one of the many islands then return to dry land for the transfer back to Saigon, arriving there in the evening.

A street trader in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon

Today you might like to enjoy a free day or perhaps our Cu Chi tunnels or Sizzling Saigon 'enhance your holiday options' This evening return to Saigon airport for your flight to Bangkok.