Local lady in a conical hat relaxing on a sampan

Days 1-6

Saigon and the Mekong

Discover the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounds. You’ll stay in a central hotel in District 1 close to cafes, restaurants, markets and local sites. Learn about Vietnam’s past with a guided visit to the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, where you can crawl through a section of the underground tunnel network. Float along the mighty Mekong Delta observing the daily life and the chaos of floating markets. You’ll spend one night in the small town of Can Tho in the heart of the Mekong before travelling back to Ho Chi Minh City the following day.

Pink flowers draping over the turquoise waters of Palm Island in Vietnam

Days 6-9

Hammock on Palm Island

Palm Island is a perfect spot to take a break as you travel through central Vietnam. The island is located 50km north of Nha Trang, where you will find a secluded oasis of white sand beaches and azure waters. This is Vietnam at its most serene; you can leave behind the chaos and noise of the cities and relax in a hammock beneath gently swaying palm trees, wander along ivory sands and sleep in a rustic bamboo bungalow on the beach.

Customers and locals cooking together

Days 10-13

Classic Hoi An

Hoi An is a city bursting at the seams with culture, atmosphere, history and tailors! Wander along the narrow streets of the quirky town, enjoy some delicious food at the old port or relax at the nearby beach. There’s also plenty of time to be measured up for a new outfit by a friendly local tailor. While in Hoi An, you’ll stay in a charming hotel with swimming pool just a short walk from the centre of town. We can also arrange a visit to My Son, an historic site with well-preserved ancient temples, or a Vietnamese cooking lesson.

Huc Bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi

Days 13-15

Easy Going Hanoi

Hanoi is the bustling capital of Vietnam, a city rich with culture and architecture with influences from the Chinese and French. Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the epicentre of the city where the narrow streets are alive with merchants selling their wares, mopeds zipping past, bakeries and markets. You’ll stay in a cosy hotel right in the heart of the Old Quarter.

Picturesque views of Halong Bay from Titov mountain

Days 15-16

Anchors Away in Halong Bay

The majestic archipelago of Halong Bay lies off the north east coast of Vietnam. The region is composed of almost 3,000 limestone islands that rise dramatically from the sea. You’ll spend two days lazily drifting around the bay on a traditional junk boat, spending the night on board. You’ll anchor near the islands to visit caves filled with stalagmites and stalactites and swim in the refreshing waters.

Hang Bac Street in Hanoi

Days 16-18

Back in Hanoi

For your last couple of days in Vietnam you can do some shopping, if you’ve still got room in your suitcase or try some new restaurants and cafes. At least one of your mornings you should head down to Hoan Kiem Lake at sunrise, where locals gather for their morning workout. There are people of all ages doing Tai Chi, jogging or playing chess.
On your last day, you’ll make your own way to the airport to begin your onward journey.

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