DAYS 1-3: SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA
On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel, in time for welcome drinks with the small group of new friends who will share this incredible journey. Explore the amazing Cu Chi tunnels to discover the resilience of the Vietnamese people. Stroll amongst the excitement of Saigon along Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat and uncover the historic Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum. Relax and unwind as you meander along the canals and shady lanes of the Mekong Delta.
DAY 4: DALAT
A short flight brings you to the former French hill station of Dalat, a fascinating town of winding streets, colourful markets and abandoned French villas. Visit Zen Monastery and a former railway station, before taking an open-air train ride to Trai Mat Hamlet. Explore Dalat market and enjoy free time in the afternoon.
DAYS 5-6: NHA TRANG
Travel through the rustic villages and tea plantations of the Central Highlands, before descending to the coastal plains, passing remnants of the ancient Champa kingdom and arriving in NhaTrang. Visit Ponagar Cham Towers and Dam market. Indulge in a sumptuous seafood feast on an island boat cruise off NhaTrang and join a walking tour of the fishing village.
DAYS 7-8: HOI AN
Fly to Danang in Central Vietnam and visit Marble Mountain before reaching Hoi An. Abundant in history, wander the traditional houses and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge of this charming town. Enjoy some free time in Hoi An for shopping or discover the regions delectable cuisine with a fun cooking class.
DAY 9: HUE
Pass spectacular coastal scenery on your way to Hue. A laid-back ancient city, the historic sites include the Citadel and elaborate emperors' tombs which reveal a complex and intriguing past.
DAYS 10-14: HALONG BAY & HANOI
Meet the deaf and mute workers at the Spiral Foundation in Hue and learn some local crafts before your flight to Hanoi. Join an afternoon walking tour of Hanoi's old quarter before an evening water puppets performance. Enjoy the picturesque drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise amongst thousands of magical islands. Return to Hanoi and savor a traditional local breakfast. Visit the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' before enjoying a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.