Simply Vietnam


  • 12 days

  • Asia & The Far East

  • Active pace

Tour : 2710

Up to 7.5% off on 2020

From

£1,374 pp

Tour only

Based on 5th Apr 2020

From

£2,634 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

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With its long history, interesting culture, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam offers something for everyone. On this Vietnam tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha National Park, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see historic sites, including Hanoi’s Temple of Literature, built-in 1070, and One Pillar Pagoda, built-in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804; and Hoi An’s Thien Mu Pagoda. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi region, where you'll have a chance to enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war.

You'll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam's gorgeous scenery and destinations via the water. Cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world's most amazing scenery. You'll sail by islets, caves, beaches, and floating villages. In Phong Nha National Park, a boat ride on the Son River takes you to Phong Nha Cave. You'll also enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you'll pass unspoiled countryside.

These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Vietnam. From the historic sites to the gorgeous scenery, this Vietnam tour designed for savvy, value-minded travellers is a vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

HANOI Visit the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda; water puppets performance

HA LONG BAY Day cruise on the bay

PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK Boat ride on Son River, visit Phong Nha Cave

HUE Visit the Forbidden Purple City, Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, Thien Mu Pagoda

HOI AN Cruise on Thu Bon River; walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town

HO CHI MINH CITY Visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and Cu Chi Tunnels

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

HANOI, VIETNAM

Day
1

Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

HANOI

Day
2

Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and ONE PILLAR PAGODA, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed WATER PUPPETS.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

HANOI-HA LONG BAY

Day
3

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favorite destinations, and board your DAY CRUISE through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HA LONG BAY–HANOI–PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK

Day
4

Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farmstay at the base of park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK

Day
5

This morning, take a BOAT RIDE on the Son River to PHONG NHA CAVE, famous for its rock formations with names like the “Lion” and the “Buddha.” The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK–HUE

Day
6

Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY, modeled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden CIty. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HUE–HOI AN

Day
7

Begin today with a visit to pretty THIEN MU PAGODA, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the IMPERIAL TOMB OF MINH MANG, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HOI AN

Day
8

Start today with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely WALKING TOUR through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HOI AN–HO CHI MINH CITY

Day
9

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HO CHI MINH CITY

Day
10

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the REUNIFICATION PALACE and the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, as well as the Chinese district.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HO CHI MINH CITY. CU CHI TUNNELS EXCURSION

Day
11

Today, visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HO CHI MINH

Day
12

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Pre Tour

+4 days Laos Extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS.

Day
1

Welcome to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your hotel room is available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

LUANG PRABANG.

Day
2

Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your morning by ascending MOUNT PHOUSI for beautiful views over the city and Mekong River. Then, walk through the historic town center stopping at WAT MAI, famous for its 5-tiered roof built in the traditional style of Luang Prabang. You will also visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM and WAT XIENG THONG, often thought to be the most beautiful wat, or monastery, in the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore further.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

LUANG PRABANG.

Day
3

A full day at your leisure. Perhaps consider an excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls or a cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. Your Local Host can help with suggestions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUANG PRABANG–HANOI, VIETNAM.

Day
4

Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Post tour

+5 days Cambodia Extension

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.

Day
1

Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PHNOM PENH–SIEM REAP.

Day
2

Today's sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation center under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SIEM REAP.

Day
3

Today, visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIEM REAP.

Day
4

Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SIEM REAP.

Day
5

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
+8 days Cambodia & Bangkok Extension

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.

Day
1

Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PHNOM PENH–SIEM REAP.

Day
2

Today's sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation center under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SIEM REAP.

Day
3

Today, visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIEM REAP.

Day
4

Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SIEM REAP–BANGKOK, THAILAND.

Day
5

Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BANGKOK.

Day
6

Today's PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a BOAT RIDE through the klongs, Bangkok's canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname "Venice of the East". Stop at Wat Arun, the TEMPLE OF THE DAWN, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the GRAND PALACE, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also, visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

BANGKOK.

Day
7

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. Your Local Host can help with suggestions to help maximize your time. Perhaps consider a visit to Jim Thompson's House, a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, or an excursion to the colorful floating market at Damnoen Saduak.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BANGKOK.

Day
8

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,374 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges

Tour with flights

From

£2,634 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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