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Travel overland through the verdant south of Vietnam – from the riverside life of the Mekong to lush and fresh Dalat, up the beautiful coastline to ancient Hue. Finish off by exploring colonial Hanoi and cruising on tranquil Halong Bay.
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Fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels. The cramped tunnels were central to a few of the war’s strategic operations, including the famous 1968 Tet Offensive, and they did not escape damage. American B52 bombers dropped hundreds of missiles leaving huge tell-tale craters behind. The Cu Chi experience can be emotional for some visitors, but it offers a fascinating window into the
hardship and traumas of war. This afternoon explore modern day Saigon with its
heady mix of local culture and colonial influences. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Later visit Ben Thanh Market. (B,L)
Drive down to the picturesque province of Ben Tre
situated along the mighty Mekong. This area is
known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, because its
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rich and fertile lands produce large amounts of rice,
coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruit. Spend the
day cruising and exploring these waterways before
travelling to Can Tho for an overnight stay.
Can Tho is the largest city along the Mekong Delta
and central for trade. Visit the Cai Rang floating
markets and soak up its vibrant atmosphere.
Observe a demonstration on how vermicelli rice
noodles are made before returning to Saigon.
Depart the bustling city of Saigon for the cooler
climate and picturesque scenery of Dalat. Sample
some locally grown tea from one of the many
plantations in the region at Bao Loc. Arriving into
Dalat, this afternoon the remainder of the day is at
your leisure. (B,L)
A full day of sightseeing in Dalat today, firstly with a
visit to Domain de Marie Church built in 1943
followed by a visit to the Flower Gardens. Next stop
is an embroidery workshop. Here you will gain an
understanding of this special handicraft, kept alive
for generations in Dalat.
After lunch visit the former railway station, where
you will enjoy an open-air train ride to Trai Mat
hamlet (one way only). Disembark the train and
drive to the colourful Dalat market where we can
stroll through and witness the daily life of the locals. (B,L)
This morning leave the highlands of Dalat behind
and drive to the coastal city of Nha Trang. Upon
arrival at the port, board a boat for an afternoon
cruise on the turquoise waters. You will have the
opportunity to stop at one of the many islands
where you can enjoy a swim in the balmy water
before returning to Nha Trang. (B,L)
This morning visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, a
complex of granite temples before continuing to
the coastal city of Qui Nhon (B,L)
Leave Qui Nhon and travel to Hoi An, stopping en
route at My Son to pay homage to the victims of the
My Lai massacre. Arriving into Hoi An, the
remainder of the evening is at leisure. (B,L)
Enjoy a walking tour this morning of this laid back
and wilfully traditional UNESCO listed town to see
the elaborate Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese
temple, a traditional house occupied by the same
family for over 200 years and lastly a trip to the
bustling markets. After lunch, the rest of the day is
free at your leisure to explore Hoi An’s narrow and
ancient streets, or go to the beach. (B,L)
This morning leave Hoi An for Hue, this journey will
take you over the scenic Hai Van Pass. Hue is the
epitome of Vietnam's dynamic past, and considered
a scholarly city. Upon arrival, explore the imposing
Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. (B,L)
This morning enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River
to the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's oldest and most
beautiful pagoda. Afterwards you will drive to the
outskirts of Hue to visit An Thien House, which was
the original residence of Emperor Tu Duc's 18th
daughter. After lunch, visit the Royal Tomb of Minh
Mang – a UNSECO world heritage site (B,L)
Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight
to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will visit the Fine Arts
Museum for an overview of art and its development
in Vietnam. After lunch, experience an exhilarating
cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. (B,L)
Discover the sights of Hanoi today. First stop will be
the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and view Ho Chi Minh’s
Mausoleum from the outside only, followed by the
Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the
Temple of Literature. Your afternoon is at leisure.
This evening you will watch a performance of the
famous Water Puppets, which have a history dating
back thousands of years. (B,L,D)
Depart Hanoi today and board your traditionally
designed junk boat. Cruise amongst the magnificent
karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong
Bay whilst spending the night on board the boat. (B,L,D)
Spend the morning sailing through Halong Bay.
Disembark your cruise and return to Hanoi this
afternoon where the remainder of the evening is at
your leisure. (B)
Any time before your flight is free is at your leisure
today. You will be transferred from the hotel to the
airport, according to the departure time of your
international flight. (B)
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.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount 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 is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
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The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
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