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    Vibrant Vietnam

    Resort:Vibrant Vietnam
    Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
    Destination: Vietnam
    Price From: £2290.00

    Overview

    15 Day Vibrant Vietnam Tour Itinerary

    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO HANOI

    Fly overnight to Hanoi, Vietnam™s elegant
    capital city. Depending on your time of arrival,
    the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up
    the local culture.

    DAY 3 EXPLORE HANOI

    Start the day as the locals do with a sip of
    coffee in a local coffee shop before heading
    to visit the Ho Chi Minh™s mausoleum, and
    the Temple of Literature. Next, enjoy a cyclo
    ride through the vibrant backstreets of the
    Old Quarter. Later, explore the Museum of
    Ethnology where you learn about 54 officially
    recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Dinner
    tonight will feature a cooking demonstration of
    Hanoi™s speciality dish, bun thang.

    DAY 4 HALONG BAY

    Transfer to Halong City, climb aboard your
    ship and cruise out into the spectacular
    Halong Bay. You™ll spend the day sailing
    amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green
    waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a
    vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn™t hard to
    see why it is one of Vietnam™s most popular
    destinations. Spend the night onboard.

    DAY 5 TRAVEL TO HUE

    Rise early to watch the sun rise over the
    bay, and enjoy an invigorating session of Tai
    Chi. Transfer back to Hanoi and fly to Hue,
    Vietnam™s imperial capital.

    DAY 6 PERFUME RIVER

    This morning visit the imposing Imperial
    Citadel and Forbidden Purple City at the heart
    of Hue, once the home of Vietnam™s emperors.
    Cruise on the picturesque Perfume River
    and admire the Thien Mu Pagoda. Later, see
    the magnificent tomb of Minh Mang before
    heading to Zen house where you learn about
    architecture and spiritual meaning of this
    beautiful place.

    DAY 7 DRIVE TO HOI AN

    Leave Hue for Hoi An, taking a scenic route
    over the Hai Van Pass. This afternoon, take
    a walking tour of this charming town. A
    wonderfully laidback place, the streets are a
    delight to wander “ visit the Japanese Bridge,
    the colourful market and Chinese temple.
    Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social
    enterprise craft workshop, and watch the
    artisans at work.

    DAY 8 TRA QUE VILLAGE

    Head out into Hoi An™s verdant surroundings
    to Tra Que, where you™ll see the local farmers
    at work, tending lush gardens of vegetables
    and herbs. Join a local family for lunch and a
    cooking demonstration. Back in Hoi An, the
    rest of the day is free.

    DAY 9 TRAVEL TO NHA TRANG

    Transfer to Danang and fly to the sunny city of
    Nha Trang, Vietnam™s beach capital. The rest
    of the day is free.

    DAY 10 COASTAL CRUISE

    Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise
    around the many little islands off Nha Trang™s
    coast. There™ll be a stop at an island to enjoy
    the balmy waters for yourself, and a visit to a
    fishing village. Head up into the cooler climes
    of the South Central Highlands to the lovely
    town of Dalat.

    DAY 11 EXPLORE DALAT

    Spend today sightseeing with visits to the
    Domaine de Marie Church, the Flower
    Gardens and an embroidery workshop. Climb
    aboard an open-air steam train from the old
    railway station to journey out through the
    fantastic scenery to Trai Mat village. This
    afternoon browse the stalls of Dalat™s busy
    market, ending the day with a cup of locally
    grown coffee as you take in the picturesque
    views.

    DAY 12 TRAVEL TO SAIGON

    Journey across the scenic highlands to Saigon
    with a stop en route at the Bao Loc tea
    plantation. On arrival, the rest of the day is
    free.

    DAY 13 CU CHI TUNNELS

    Head out of the city to the fascinating Cu
    Chi Tunnels, a network of underground
    passageways used by the Viet Cong during
    the war. Return to Saigon and spend the
    afternoon discovering the city™s sights. See
    the colonial architecture of Notre Dame
    Cathedral and the Central Post Office, as well
    as the Reunification Palace and chilling War
    Remnants Museum.

    DAY 14 MEKONG DELTA

    Journey to Ben Tre to cruise on the mighty
    Mekong. This area is called the ˜Rice Basket
    of Vietnam™, the rich and fertile lands
    producing a plethora of rice, coconuts,
    vegetables and tropical fruits. Here you™ll
    paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals,
    taste local produce, visit a local family, lunch
    on typical Mekong dishes and enjoy traditional
    music. Return to Saigon and enjoy a farewell
    dinner and the visually spectacular A O Show
    this evening.

    DAY 15 FLY SAIGON TO UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or
    following day.