Vietnam Impressions
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Vietnam Impressions

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The perfect snapshot of a captivating country, delve into Vietnam’s energetic cities, fascinating heritage and compelling landscapes on this whistle-stop tour. See the sights of stately Hanoi and exuberant Saigon whilst savouring the breath-taking scenery of Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta.

tour duration 10 Days from
tour price 1,990pp
tour type Group Tour

Places Visited

UK - Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hoi An (2N) - Saigon (3N) - Mekong Delta Cruise - UK

Tour Highlights

Experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s colourful Old Quarter
Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay
Wander the idyllic centre of Hoi An, Vietnam’s charming UNESCO town
Get to grips with the intricacies of Vietnamese cooking in a Hoi An Cooking Class
Discover the lush Mekong Delta, the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’
Infiltrate the mystery tunnel system of the Vietcong at Cu Chi

Days 1-2 Fly to Hanoi
Fly overnight to Hanoi.
Days 1-2 Fly to Hanoi
Day 3 Halong Bay
Spend the day aboard a traditionally-designed junk boat 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. Spend an overnight on board.
Day 3 Halong Bay
Day 4 Temple of Literature
Spend a relaxing morning sailing through the bay before disembarking and returning to Hanoi. The rest of the day is at leisure until you are treated to a traditional water puppet show in the evening.
Day 4 Temple of Literature
Day 5 Hanoi
Hanoi brings together all of the charms of a colonial past with a modern buzz in one fast-paced yet graceful city. Exuding a wonderfully exotic aura, Hanoi is the perfect combination of old Asia and new. Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll pass Ho Chi Minh's monumental mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature before walking through the Old Quarter's atmospheric tangle of streets. Transfer to the airport and fly to Danang. On arrival transfer to UNESCO-listed Hoi An.
Day 5 Hanoi
Day 6 Hoi An Walking Tour
Enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An and visit one of the oldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that built it over 200 years ago. Also visit the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese Pagoda. The afternoon enjoy a cooking class and learn local recipes.
Day 6 Hoi An Walking Tour
Day 7 Discover Saigon
Fly to bustling Saigon. Situated on the banks of the Saigon river and also known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon is Vietnam's largest and busiest city. Sightseeing today includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office, reunification Palace and the War remnants Museum. End your tour at lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 7 Discover Saigon
Day 8 Mekong Delta
Travel to Ben Tre and cruise on the Mekong River to explore the delta, the Rice Basket of Vietnam. The areas rich and fertile lands are perfect for growing rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Enjoy the scenery as we travel through palm-lined canals on wooden sampans passing stilt houses and fish farms before returning to Saigon.
Day 8 Mekong Delta
Days 9-10 Cu Chi Tunnels, fly to UK
Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet Cong before returning to Saigon for your flight home, arriving home the following day.
Days 9-10 Cu Chi Tunnels, fly to UK

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Private Departures for this tour

If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination

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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

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Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1390 (Hanoi - Saigon)
Single room from £240
Tipping paid locally US$50

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Single room from £240
Tipping paid locally US$50

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1390 (Hanoi - Saigon)
Single room from £240
Tipping paid locally US$50

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Demantoid 2 Hotel
Demantoid 2 Hotel - Hanoi, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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A short distance from Dong Xuan Market and the Weekend night market, Demantoid 2 Hotel in Hanoi offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy views of the city or Hong River in the en-suite rooms, which are fitted with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a microwave and a personal safe. Sky View Restaurant-Bar is located on the 13th floor and serves tasty Asian and Western flavours.



Vinh Hung Riverside
Vinh Hung Riverside - Hoi An, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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Located on the bank of the romantic Thu Bon River, Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa is within a 5-minute walk to the ancient town of Hoi An. The 4-star resort has 89 well-appointed rooms, elegantly designed with the comfort of guests in mind. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool or work out at the fitness centre. Other recreation choices include enjoying a massage or attending a cooking class.



Asian Ruby Hotel
Asian Ruby Hotel - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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Located in downtown Saigon, Asian Ruby Hotel offers guests easy access to the city's must-see destinations. All en-suite rooms have cable TV, a minibar and hairdryer. Superb on-site facilities include a spa, fitness room and bicycle rental. Guests can dine at Asian Ruby's restaurant and bar, which serves delicious Vietnamese and European dishes. District 1 is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, nightlife and markets.



Cambodia Extension

Cambodia Extension

tour duration 5 Days from tour price 810pp
Singapore Extension

Singapore Extension

tour duration 3 Days from tour price 220pp
Hong Kong Glimpses

Hong Kong Glimpses

tour duration 3 Days from tour price 240pp
Hong Kong in Focus

Hong Kong in Focus

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 420pp

UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period. To allow for unforeseen circumstances if your tour includes a stay of 15 days or more in Vietnam the standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost. Currently the visa exemption rule applies until 30th June 2017. Should the visa requirements for UK citizens travelling to Vietnam change after 30th June 2017 you will be contacted by Wendy Wu Tours regarding your visa requirements.
 
If you do require a visa Wendy Wu Tours Visa Department can assist you with the process of obtaining one. We will supply you with all paperwork and submit the visa application on your behalf. Visas for Vietnam are issued with specific start and expiry dates which are based on the dates stated on the visa application form. Travel must be completed within those dates. Please be advised that your passport must have at least 6-months validity left on it when you arrive back into UK. Visa application forms and all relevant documentation are due in our office 8 weeks prior to departure; if received after this, urgent visa processing fees will apply. Please note we do not accept passports and visa applications within 30 days prior to departure. Passports will usually be returned within 4 weeks of your tour’s scheduled departure.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find good coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Vietnam is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
 
For independent passengers, or group passengers with pre/post tour arrangements, you should allow USD5-10 per person per day. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure.  In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
 
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.

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What's Included

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK passport holders

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is ideal for those with a short period of time who are looking for a comprehensive visit to the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of Vietnam.

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