Vietnam Holiday

Vietnam - Exotic Holiday

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The diversity of travel to Vietnam is hard to summarize.

Fascinating, beautiful, dynamic, enchanting, exciting... you needn’t spend long in Vietnam to understand why more and more people are making it their new tropical holiday destination of choice. And it takes even less time to understand why they keep coming back...

A holiday to Vietnam has the capacity to surprise at every turn, whether you’re sprawled on a beautiful beach in Ha Long, learning more about its recent history in Ho Chi Minh City, exploring the Old Quarter of Hoi An or joining the locals for a spot of tai chi alongside Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake. You don’t just visit Vietnam, you become part of Vietnam.

You may not be able to cover the whole country in one holiday, but here are the cities and locations you absolutely can't miss when you travel to Vietnam:

Ha Noi

Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. This thousand-year-old city is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.. The city hosts more cultural sites than any other city in Vietnam.

Ha Long

Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets. The region is popular for scuba diving, rock climbing and hiking, particularly in mountainous Cát Bà National Park.

Sapa

Sapa is a small, mountain town in Lao Cai Province. It is located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. Here's where you'll find the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains, which includes Fan Si Pan—the country's highest peak.

The region as also known as “the Tonkinese Alps” and it’s culturally rich with different hilltribe minorities, lush mountain ranges, rice fields and an overall, breathtaking views! The crafts of the Hmong and Red Dzao tribes are interesting souvenirs to bring back. The Hmong have a certain flair for fashion, while the Dzao lends better to jewelry.

Hue

The ancient city of Hue (pronounced 'whey') in central Vietnam was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty at the beginning of the 19th Century, and during the Vietnam-US war some of the most intense conflicts occurred in this region. One of Hue’s main tourist attractions is the spectacular riverside Hue Citadel or Royal Palace of the Imperial City, built according to the practices of ‘feng shui’. Such is Hue’s historical significance that it is recognised today as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Hoi An

Ancient and peaceful, Hoi An is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam that caters to travellers of all tastes and across the continents. The little town is just the perfect candidate of what Vietnam tourism ministry is aiming to show to the world.

Located on Vietnam’s central coast it is known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

Cu Chi Tunnels

The tunnels were constructed during the “American war” and used by the Viet Cong. Today, some of the remaining tunnels have been opened to tourists, offering a unique insight into what underground life must have been like during the war. Upon arrival at the historical site of Cu Chi you will watch a brief introductory documentary and then begin our sightseeing, walking on the dirt paths through the bush. You will also have the chance to crawl through some piece of the tunnels if you wish.

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.

If Ho Chi Minh has things to win the rivalry against Hanoi, it is the colourful night-life. Bars are open late and vary in style. Adding to that, Ho Chi Minh has many tea-houses which hosts live music performance of both Vietnamese and international artists. For a change, you can also go local for one night or two, hop into one of the street food stalls, order some drink and roasted peanuts and chat until midnight




  • 4 Star
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  • 1 night
  • None
  • Vietnam
  • Hanoi
  • Central

    4* Silk Path Hotel

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About 4* Silk Path Hotel in Hanoi

Nestled in the heart of Hanoi, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi affords discerning travellers an unrivalled value to explore all the attractions and culture that the city has to offer. The distinctly eclectic décor marries beautifully with all the modern facilities, creating a truly indulgent experience.

Silk Path Hotel Hanoi is renowned for its hospitality. From the moment guest arrives at the entrance to the departure day, the team carefully anticipates every guest needs and notes individual requirements and preferences, so that upon guest return, all of the wishes can be attended to. We have been creating the passion for service since the first day of operation to ensure going beyond guest expectation.

Our hotel is the first-rate-choice destination of business travelers as well as leisure travelers who want the inspired charm and personalized services of an independent boutique hotel.

Join us and be charmed by our timeless décor and impeccable attention to every detail. Enjoy the city as it was meant to be enjoyed, from the luxury of our renowned Hanoi hotel.



Accommodation

In each of the 106 bespoke guest rooms, the harmonious blend of tastefully designed interiors and the latest technology and conveniences brings an oasis of calm and luxury with all the comfort guests would expect.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms are contemporarily designed with style to maximize comfort. This boutique Hotel in Hanoi is offering luxurious furnishing, cutting-edge technology.


Premium Deluxe Room

Elegantly appointed with aesthetic furniture and graceful design to be a picture of finesse, this central Hanoi Hotel’s rooms offer an affluence of natural light from the sky well.



Dining

The Silk Path Hotel boasts a selection of varied and unique dining experiences in Hanoi from the local, Mediterranean, Western or international cuisine, offering a delectable blend of dishes and culinary experiences delivered by our chefs. We ensure to tantalize your taste buds with monthly signatures, recommendation dishes and authentic Hanoi cuisine.



  • 5 Star
  • No
  • 1 Night
  • None
  • Vietnam
  • Ha Long
  • Cruise

    5* Dragon Legend Cruise

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About 5* Dragon Legend Cruise Ship - Ha Long

Embark on Dragon Legend Cruise and be captivated by the landscape of Bai Tu Long Bay, the less crowded areas of Halong Bay, admire the distinguished World Natural Heritage site and experience a fulfilling voyage you will want to tell others about.

Cruising on Halong Bay, passing thousands of evocatively shaped islets can be a magical experience but most the best-known visiting sites in the center of Halong bay are often overcrowded. In a harder-to-reach-location, nearby Bai Tu Long bay boasts the same stunning scenery but less crowded.

Dragon Legend Cruise offers off-the-beaten-track cruise experience to Bai Tu Long Bay, a more relaxing trip sailing around the less visited areas of the extraordinary bay.

Halong Bay is best to discover on an overnight cruise, by which you can listen to the legend of Dragon, experience the daily lives of the tranquil floating villages and see the marvelous nature in the emerald waters through various activities from swimming, kayaking around rocky mountain to visiting magical cave, having a BBQ on a wild beach or exploring floating villages… and tasting the best of local seafood and Vietnamese traditional dishes.

From the moment you step onboard, check in your cabin, experience outdoor activities or relax on the sundeck, you are served by our attentive staffs treating you as the close friends visiting home, we are always there with a smile and helping hand. Your experience while cruising Halong bay is all of what we care because you deserve it and Halong bay will be a lifetime experience of your memories!



ACCOMMODATION

Each of the 24 spacious, wood-paneled cabins has been luxuriously designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. The beautifully presented furnishings in each 26.5 sq.m cabin are influenced by traditional Vietnamese culture and comprise a collection of authentic, handmade art from different regions throughout Vietnam (Chu Dau ceramics, Red Zao brocade, wooden statues…)

The well-appointed, 9 sq. m bathrooms include bathtubs for a soothing seawater or fresh water treatment where guests can relax and gaze out on the Bay from a large window. Two of the cabins have connecting rooms to accommodate families.



DINING

Dragon Legend boasts both indoor and open-air restaurants and bars to serve guests. The restaurants have been superbly designed with wood and metal elements in uniquely Vietnamese motifs. The traditional design, lighting, and wooden furniture make for a gracious settingfor dining indoors. The exceptional opportunity for outdoor dining (rare among the cruise offers in Ha Long Bay) is completed with an attractive rustic décor and charming lanterns, and imparts a feeling of harmony with nature.

On your Dragon Legend Cruise, you will be served a set menu, an à la carte menu and buffet meals with a diverse selection of delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine composed of ahealthful balance of seafood, meats, vegetables and spices. Our talented chef will entice your senses and completely satisfy both your taste buds and your stomachs.



SUNDECK

Relaxing on sundeck deserves you an endless view of Halong Bay, it is the best location onboard to have a panorama photo of the bay. Even when you are doing the early morning Taichi exercise or watching the sunset over, it is best to be on the sundeck, a higher place to capture a marvelous overview of nature. Dragon Legend boats allocate entirely the fourth floor for a spacious sundeck that you can enjoy such breathtaking view and shoot the best photos of Halong Bay.



SPA

In addition to our high standard service, we are pleased to offer refreshing spa treatments developed by our in-house masseuses including body treatments, skincare, facials and foot massages, performed by well-trained staff to bring the most relaxing moments to our guests.

The treatment areas have been impressively designed as circle spaces on the top deck of the Dragon Legend Cruise. For your comfort, there aresteam room, saunas and showers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay while relaxing with a spa treatment surrounded by the delicate scent of essential oil.



  • 4 Star
  • No
  • 1 night
  • None
  • Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Central

    4* Grand Silverland Hotel

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About 4* Grand Silverland Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Stepping into Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa is a little like stepping back in time. Historic prints recount tales of an older Saigon, while classical furniture and décor echo the city’s French-colonial past.

Here you will be greeted by ao dai-attired staff, ready with a warm smile and a refreshing welcome drink. Everything at Grand Silverland exudes calm and serenity, in vivid contrast to the vibrant city streets that gleam beyond panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.

Every aspect of Grand Silverland has been created with meticulous attention to detail, culminating in a hotel experience the meets every need of the modern traveler while never losing sight of the hotel’s Saigon roots. International cuisine compliments authentic local fare, a modern fitness center accompanies traditional spa treatments, and serene guest rooms provide the perfect base from which to explore the boundless energy of this beguiling city’s streets.



ROOF-TOP RESTAURANT

Elegantly poised high above the streets of Saigon, our Roof Garden Restaurant offers a sumptuous selection of local and international cuisines amid breathtaking city views. Enjoy a relaxing lunch amid lush foliage of our rooftop garden before lounging the afternoon away by the pool. Or take in the stunning sunset and watch Saigon’s cityscape come alive as you choose from our sumptuous dinner menu.

Afterwards, retire to a cozy lounger and bask in the warm glow of Saigon by night as you wind down with a coffee or an after-dinner drink. The perfect ending to another day in Saigon.



ACCOMMODATION

Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa has created a range of rooms and suites designed to add something special to every moment of your Saigon sojourn. Warm hues, wooden floors and cozy furnishings combine to form comfortable and luxurious spaces, perfect for lazy days, relaxing evenings, or both. Thoughtful touches delight at every turn, while state-of-the-art amenities and delectable in-room dining options ensure an unforgettable stay for each and every guest.



Premier Room

Our Premier rooms deliver urban serenity at its best. Take in vivid views of the Saigon streets below from a haven of peace and calm. Choose from a bathtub or spacious freestanding shower and Twin or King beds and let the warm décor, luxurious furnishings and nightly turndown service lull you into sweet relaxation after a busy day of sightseeing.



Room Features

Air conditioning; 24-hour room service; Free LAN and Wi-Fi access; IDD telephone; Hair dryer; Bathrobe; Towels; Slippers; Jacuzzi bathtub; Shower; Complimentary bottled water, coffee & tea; In-room safe; Laundry service; Dry cleaning; Mini bar; Flat screen satellite; Cable TV Toothbrush; Shampoo; Soap; Razor; Shaving cream; Working desk; Chaise longue; Iron and ironing board; Welcome fruit




Frquently Asked Questions

We know that you that your holiday is important to you and that you will have many questions about the destination, the accommodation, how the booking process works and what guarantees you have. We have tried to provide the answer to the most Frequently Ask Questions below. If you have a particular question that we have not thought of, please let us know - We're happy to help.

Simply click on the "Enquire Now" button which will take you to our online enquiry page. You will be able to select various options such as which airport you would like to fly from and dates of travel and tell us about any particular requirements you have for your holiday.

You will have a dedicated Travel Consultant who will initially send you a quote by email and then continue to work with you to ensure that we meet all your requirements and provide the highest level of service.

If you are happy with the quote you have received, simply send a reply email with the names of the passengers travelling and we will begin the booking process immediately. If, once you receive your quote, there is something you would like to change then smiply let us know.

Remember - We're always Happy to Help!



There are so many different options available for any particular holiday that provide opportunitie for a more cost effective price or upgrades with certain hotels that you might miss out on a better deal.

We strongly believe that a real person is better able to make intuitive decisions about a holiday enquiry than a computer programme that will not have the same dedication or commitment to providing the best possible service.

ALSO, why should you waste your time searching for a great deal when we can do it for you - with a personal touch. Rest assured, you will always be dealing with a real live person and you will have direct contact with the same person all the time. You will never have to deal with an anonymous person in a call centre.



It is our absolute, number one, priority to ensure that you are happy with the details of your holiday before you book and it is important that you have the time to do this.

It is also important to remember, however, that prices change all the time (particularly the cost of flights) and it is with this in mind, that we would urge you to try and confirm the booking as soon as possible. We will provide a quote according to your enquiry for the best prices on the day. Communication is the key to getting the best deal and we will work to ensure that we respond to your requests as quickly as possible to guarantee the best prices for you.



Yes, of course.

If you have heard about a certain hotel or you have a particular hotel in mind where you would like to stay, simply let us know if the "Comments" section at the end of the online Enquiry Form (Enquire Now) and we will be pleased to check availability and include this in your quote.



The simple answer is "...just let us know."

We have tens of thousands of hotels available to us throughout the world and we fully accept that we might occassionally select a hotel that doesn't quite meet your requirements. You might prefer a different location or have in mind a particular hotel in mind that you would like to stay at. Simply drop us a line and we will look for alternative options that better meet what you are looking for

It is impossible for us to send you a quote for every possible hotel option so we usually provide a choice of two or three different hotels in each quote. We are always happy to provide you with other choices and the more information you can give us will help us in finding that sought after hotel that is "Just Right".



Payments

We have several very simple and straightforward methods available for receiving payment.

The most popular method is for us to give you a quick call, answer any final questions you might have, and take a debit or credit card payment. If you prefer, we are able to send you a Client Paymet Form that can be completed and emailed back to us.

We are also able to take payments by direct bank tansfer and would be pleased to send you our bank details on request.


ATOL Protection

All monies paid to us are protected under the ATOL protection scheme. Our license number is 4705 which can be independently verified.

More information about the ATOL protection scheme and how your money and holiday is protected can be found on our About Us page.

As soon as we have received payment of your deposit, we will immediately begin confirming all the relevant flights, accommodation, tours and any other services.

Once your initial documentation becomes available in the booking system (usally within two hours of receiving your deposit) we will email this to you.

Your initial documents will usually include a Receipt, Confirmation of Booking, Flight Confirmations and Confirmation of Accommodation Reservations.

Occasionally, emails which contain attachments can be delayed or filtered out by your email provider. If you have not received your documents from us within 24 hrs, please let us know and we can resend them.



Itinerary

There are so many locations and places of interest available in Thailand that it presents the opportunity for a vast array of different itineraries - far more than we can easily show on this page.

Itineraries can be developed according to your interests and requirements. We would be delighted to work with you in developing the most suitable tour itinerary that will enable you to make the most out of your time in Vietnam.

As a starting point, we have shown a proposed itinerary below to help you start planning your trip. You can choose to follow our suggested itinerary or request a shorter or longer tour.


Day 1: Hanoi Arrive

Arrive at Noi Bai airport, pick – up by your private guide and drive to hotel for check – in. (Standard check-in time at 14:00PM, early check-in is subject to room availability).

Afternoon, Start your visit at The Temple Of Literature. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Continue your visit at the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake (one of the oldest in Vietnam). Then to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, at the northern end stop and visit Ngoc Son Temple, perfect for photo opportunities! Transfer to Thang Long Theatre for your water pupet show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at your hotel.

08:30AM, journey to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Dinh and Le dynasty. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometres. Visit Bich Dong Cave.

After lunch, board your private sampan boat. For ninety minutes your private oarswoman / man will take you down the Ngo Dong River. Pass through the three caves that made Vietnam famous in the French film “Indochine”.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Breakfast at your hotel.

07:30AM, Depart from your hotel for the journey around 4hrs to Halong bay.

12:00 Arrival in Tuan Chau Island

12:45 Transfer to La Vela Pontoon

13:00 Welcome drinks, cruise information and check-in

13:15 - 14:45 Lunch is served at the restaurant

15:00 Visit Sung Sot Cave (1 hour)

16:00 - 17:00 Cruise along Halong Bay

Afternoon tea on the sundeck

Enjoy an afternoon spa treatment*

Kayaking * option in Tung Sau Pearl Farm or Luon Cave

17:00 – 17:45 Cooking demonstration on the sundeck

Anchor at Coconut Tree Island for overnight stay

17:45 - 18:45 Happy Hour on the sundeck*

19:15 Dinner is served at the restaurant

21:00 Happy Hour on the sundeck*

Enjoy a spa treatment*

Board games & darts

Squid fishing

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi/ Night train to Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch)

06:30 Tai Chi on the sundeck

07:00 Coffee & tea with freshly baked pastries in the restaurant

07:40 Visit Ti Top Island

08:45 - 09:15 Bill settlement and check out

09:00 Breakfast at the restaurant

10:10 Traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

10:45 Return to Tuan Chau Marina

11:00 - 12:00 Light lunch is served at 1958 Restaurant (for guests on the La Vela shuttle)

12:15 - 12:30 Return to Hanoi.

Arrive Hanoi around 17:00PM. (same hotel for the first stay, but no room. So you can leave your big luggage here for trip to Halong bay).

20:20PM, transfer to Hanoi Station for your night train to Sapa. Private cabin of 2 berths. Overnight in the train.

Day 5 (Sunday): Laocai Arrive, ethnic market Bac Ha (Breakfast, Lunch)

Arrive Laocai Station around 05:30AM, meet your guide and breakfast at the local restaurant.

You will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities... gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

After lunch, you drive downhill for about half an hour. You will then start a short walk to Trung Do village, which belongs to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house, before getting on a boat. You will have a cruise upstream the Chay River to experience the picturesque scenes on the river banks. You will then cruise down stream to the Bao Nhai Bridge, where you get on the car for the journey back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa trek/ Night train back to Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Breakfast at your hotel.

You first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.

After lunch, you head Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.

Transfer to Laocai Station at the end of day. Dinner at local restaurant & Overnight in the train (private cabin of 2 berths).

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue

Your arrival around 05:00AM at Hanoi Station. Pick-up by your driver & drive to the airport for the flight to Hue (HAN-HUI// 08:40AM – 09:55AM).

Pick – up at Noi Bai airport & drive to your hotel (Standard check-in time at 14:00PM, early check-in is subject to room availability).

Afternoon, visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc & The Citadel. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue - Hoian (Breakfast)

Breakfast at your hotel.

08:00AM, Boat trip to visit a typical Thien Mu pagoda – the symbol of Hue romantic city. Then road to Hoian. The drive takes around 2.5hrs.

Arrive Hoian around noon time.

Afternoon, start your walking tour to explore the World Heritage sites in Hoi An. From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade ceramics and high-grade silk, which is still produced in the area. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. In the morning, we spend a half-day walking through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at your hotel.

08:30AM, drive to Danang city for your visit at Marble moutain, Cham museum. After lunch at local restaurant, drive to the airport for your flight to Saigon (DAD-SGN// 15:45PM – 17:10PM).

Pick – up at Tan Son Nhat airport & drive to your hotel. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 10: Cuchi tunnels & city tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at your hotel.

08.00AM: Journey to Cuchi. At its height the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.

Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the American/Vietnam war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there's even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. Allegedly the old wooden targets were made to resemble US Marines! You will then return 12.30PM, lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, start your visit the central of city with the Municipal Theatre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office, the Reunification Palace.

And then, journey to Cholon by cyclo, only a few kilometers from the center. An 1 hour by cyclo to offer you the relax and interesting idea about its Chinese influence makes it very distinct from the rest of the city. Visit Thien Hau temple. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon – Ben Tre – Can Tho (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at your hotel.

Depart from Saigon at around 8 am and head to Ben Tre” the coconut island and fruit basket of of the South West”. On arrivals, you will be greeted by our local guide at Balai Bridge. Take a short walk through a lush shaded garden to Mrs Ba Dung Pier where you will board our Coco River Cruise.

Enjoy your welcome drink with fresh coconut juice while cruising along the canal and head to Huu Dinh village. You will continue on a rickshaw trip on the village path through rice paddies and coco garden to get to Ca Ro dyke. Stop for a visit at a local house of Mr Hoang who and his wife live on making incense sticks for living. As incenses are used in most temples and local homes those work ship Buddha and ancestor. The local believe that burning incense in the house to keep it cozy. And they also believe that burning incense when they pray to god or ancestor, that holy smoke will transfer their words and god will understand. This traditional job had been existed for many decades.

Afterwards, Take a rowing sampan through a beautiful small canal and enjoy the tropical scenery with its tranquility. Along the way, you will see the daily activities from the locals.

Getting back to your Coco River Boat, refresh yourself with honey tea and fruits on board and continue cruising to visit another local business, a coconut processing place as Ben Tre has been famous as a coconut land and its products. You will be amazed of how useful the coconut is to local life here from coconut fibers, oil, candies, wood etc. This plant plays an important role in the local economy.

Then you will continue the cruise to a local restaurant for lunch. Enjoy the Mekong Delta’speciality and relax before head back to your boat to get back to Ham Luong Pier where your car will bring you to Can Tho. Your arrival around 17:00PM. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 12: Floating market Cai Rang – Saigon (Breakfast)

05:30AM, embark your private boat to visit Cai Rang floating market. There you will see a maze of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables or groceries for trading. You may also join the market by calling for fruits or a drink. Back to your hotel for breakfast. And morning at leisure.

Check-out around 10:00AM, road back to Saigon, on the way stop for your visit at the ancient house Binh Thuy.

Arrive at your hotel in Saigon in the afternoon. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon Depart (Breakfast)

Breakfast at your hotel.

Drive to the airport for your flight onward.



Hotel Details

Discover Vietnam is truly a once in a lifetime holiday. The itinerary serves as a basic guideline for an action packed holiday to Vietnam. If there are any activities or cities that you wish to visit but are not on the itinerary please do not hesitate to get in touch. We strive to provide our clients with their dream holiday.

We visit many different cities during this holiday of a lifetime, below is the accommodation we aim to use in each city, subject to availability.



Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi.

Dragon Legend Cruise, Halong.

Hotel Sapa, Sapa.

Eldora Hotel, Hue.

Hoian Beach Resort, Hoian.

Grand Silverland Hotel, Saigon.

Victoria Cantho, Can Tho.



If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our expert travel agents will be on hand to assist you.



Notes:

The advertised price is subject to availability and is based on flights from London Heathrow. The cost of flights from other UK airports could vary and this will be reflected in the final price. Flights from other UK airports are indirect.