Vietnam Impressions Tour
|Resort:||Vietnam Impressions Tour|
|Operator:||Wendy Wu Tours|
10 Day Vietnam Impressions Tour Tour Itinerary
DAYS 1-2 FLY TO HANOI
Fly overnight to Vietnam’s vibrant capital city, Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
DAYS 3-4 HALONG BAY CRUISE
Spend the day cruising amongst spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. You’ll even explore one of the bay’s many caves. Spend a night onboard before returning to Hanoi the next day.
DAY 5 EXPLORE HANOI
Hanoi brings together all of the charms of a colonial past with a modern buzz in one fast paced yet graceful city. Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Old Quarter’s atmospheric tangle of streets followed by a Vietnamese coffee at a caf overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll pass Ho Chi Minh’s monumental mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and see One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An.
DAY 6 HOI AN COOKING CLASS
Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An. A wonderfully laidback, graceful and traditional place, the streets of the town lined with lanterns, shops and tailors, are a delight to wander. Visit a lovely old house, still occupied by the descendants of the merchants who built it over 200 years ago, before seeing the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work. This evening, learn all about the local produce and the necessary skills in a hands-on cookery class.
DAY 7 TRAVEL TO SAIGON
Spend your day in Hoi An at leisure before flying to Saigon in the evening. A seamless blend of past and present, Saigon offers a high-octane ride into Vietnam’s ever brighter future.
DAY 8 MEKONG DELTA
Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Paddle through the maze of palm lined canals, getting a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta, and enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong fare. Return to Saigon.
DAY 9 CU CHI TUNNELS
Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, where you’ll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war. Following this, head into the centre of Saigon to see Notre Dame Cathedral and the neoclassical Central Post Office. Also visit the Reunification Palace; and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish by browsing through the lively Ben Thanh Market. This evening enjoy a performance of the A O Show – a music, dance and acrobatic spectacular at the Saigon Opera House.
DAY 10 FLY SAIGON TO UK
Spend your day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.