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Reunification Express

 

15 days


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Reunification Express train

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

* Hanoi’s beautiful colonial streets and Water Puppet performance
* Boat cruise in spectacular Halong Bay
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Reunification Express train
* Imperial city of Hue
* The historical trading town of Hoi An 
* The beach resort city of Nha Trang
* The dynamic and vibrant city of Saigon and the tunnels of Cu Chi.
* Homestay on the quiet backwaters of Mekong Delt
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TRIP ITINERARY

Day     1 Hanoi
Days   2-3 Halong Bay 
Day     4 Hanoi
Days   5-6 Hue
Days   7-8 Hoi An
Days   9-11 Nha Trang
Day     12 Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Days   13-14 Mekong Delta & Cu Chi tunnels
Day     15 Sai Gon

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  Brief itinerary

 

Day 1 Hanoi 
With its graceful boulevards, tranquil lakeside parks, colourful markets and misty atmosphere, Hanoi evokes a certain timelessness. Soak it up on a cyclo ride around town, or rise early to join a morning tai chi session at Hoan Kiem Lake. 

Days 2-3 Halong Bay junk overnight
Step on to the wonderful sailing junk, enjoy a sumptuous lunch while cruising amongst the majestic limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Spend the day swimming, soaking up the sun on the upper deck or trying your hand a kayaking. 

Day 4 Hanoi sight seeing 
Further exploration of the capital city with Ho Chi Minh complex and Old Quarter, savour some traditional northern fare and a performance of Vietnam's famous water puppets. 

Days 5-6 Hue
The former imperial capital of Hue is a quiet city renowned for its magnificent architecture. Take a tour through the Citadel, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, many of which were built during the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty. 

Days 7-8 Hoi An 
This is one of the most captivating towns along the coast. Take a scenic bike ride down to Cua Dai beach, take a Vietnamese cooking lesson or get a whole new wardrobe tailored - including the shoes!.

Days 9-11 Nha Trang
Laze on the golden beaches among swaying palms, enjoy deep blue water and scrumptious seafood on board a converted fishing boat. Cruise past islands and stop off now and then for a dip in the South China Sea. 

Day 12 Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City)
With a population of approximately 6 million, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. The huge number of people rushing about their daily business gives Ho Chi Minh City a vital and dynamic atmosphere. 

Days 13-14 Mekong Delta Homestay and Cu Chi Tunnels
A venture down to the Cu Chi Tunnels followed by a cruise in the Mekong Delta, a maze of islands and rivers where there are no cars and the only form of transport is by sampan. Explore the area in our own boat, past floating markets and friendly villages and spend the night in a local house.

Day 15 Sai Gon 
From ancient pagodas to the former Presidential Palace and Chinatown markets, there is plenty of contrast and history in this fabulous city. Explore more and practice bargaining in the markets or cruise down the Saigon River before our 'last supper' at one of the city's finest restaurants. 

 

DESCRIPTION

travel style: Independent
If you're looking for something different (perhaps group travel isn't for you), an Independent adventure could be just the thing. These private itineraries will take you to a new level of personal experience and self discovery. Transport and accommodation are provided and to give you maximum flexibility, inclusions vary from trip to trip - please check the trip notes for full details.
group size
N/A as this trip is on a private basis.
accommodation
10 nights hotel, 1 night homestay, 2 nights sleeper train, 1 night on board junk boat
Hanoi: Hanoi A1 Hotel
Halong Bay: Junk boat
Reunification Express train
Hue: Asia Hotel
Hoi An: Hai Au Hotel
Nha Trang: Que Huong Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City: Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel
Mekong Delta:
Homestay

transport 
Ha Noi – Ha Long:                                               coach or minibus
Ha Noi – Hue:                                                       night train
Hue – Hoi An:                                                       coach or minibus
Hoi An – Nha Trang:                                            day train
Nha Trang – Sai Gon:                                          night train

Sai Gon – Mekong delta – Cu Chi tunnels:       coach or minibus and boat

Tour includes:
• Accommodation with daily breakfasts
• Extra meals as per the itinerary
• All transfers and transportation as dedicated in the itinerary
• Tours and excursions as described in the program
• Local English speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time 
Tour excludes:
• International flights and visas
• Pre & post trip arrangements
• Transfers beyond the itinerary
• Entrance fees and permits during free time
• Travel insurance (compulsory)
• Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
• Tips and gratuities
• Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
• Other services not clearly described in the program

 

PRICING INFO

Tour cost: US $1355 per person in the party of 2

 

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