"Southern Beach Holiday - Phan Thiet"
16 Days package price from just £1,090 per person.
Day 1 - UK Departure
Depart London Gatwick for direct international flight to Hanoi.
Day 2 - Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam
Upon arrival in Hanoi meet your guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. This evening meet your guide for tour briefing at your hotel before we enjoy our dinner at one of the city's finest restaurants. (D)
Accommodation - 4* Lan Vien Hotel or similar
Day 3 - Hanoi
This morning we tour Hanoi's charming French colonial boulevards, visit the ancient Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the house on stilts and the museum. In the afternoon we explore Hanoi by cyclo, driving through the lively Old Quarter, a series of 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade their wares the way they have done for centuries. Visit an old house that’s typical of dwellings in the Old Town in Ma May Street and then walk through Hang Be market to the famed water puppet theatre for an evening show. (B)
NOTE: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from September to November for annual maintenance. Emperor Tours will organize the visit outside during this period.
Day 4 - Hanoi to Halong
Today we journey east to Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay. We board our luxurious boat, spend a full day and night cruising the bay's 3000 magnificent limestone islets. You can challenge yourself with kayaking to a stunning lagoon of Halong Bay. (B/L/D)
Accommodation - 4* Victory Cruise or similar
Day 5 - Halong to Hanoi
In the morning wake up to a beautiful sunrise across the bay as we continue to cruise Halong Bay. After the brunch on board we return to Hanoi. (Brunch)
Day 6 - Hanoi to Saigon
Today we fly to Saigon late in the morning. Afternoon time will be for visiting the city’s architectural highlights such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, French Post Office, Reunification Palace, colonial Dong Khoi boulevard, etc… (B)
Accommodation - 4* Grand Hotel or similar
Day 7 - Saigon / Cu Chi Tunnels
We start the day with a drive to Cu Chi amazing tunnel system built by Communist guerillas during the Vietnam War. Return to Saigon for a tasty lunch of "Pho" noodle soup in restaurant "Pho 24" before continuing with China Town. (B/L)
Day 8 - Saigon / Mekong Delta
Today we enjoy a day trip to My Tho to sample life on the Mekong River. We’ll ride a local boat on the criss-crossing waters of the area to the orchards on Phoenix Island, where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are being produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and traditional live music and songs performance and relax under the restaurant’s garden canopy. Take a horse cart ride to a farm to taste some homemade honey-tea and proceed by boat through the small canals and side arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks. Later we visit a snake farm. (B/L)
Day 9 - Saigon to Phan Thiet
After breakfast today we travel by car to the beach resort of Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Check-in to hotel on arrival. Rest of day at leisure. (B)
Accommodation - 4* Seahorse Resort or similar
Days 10 to 14 - Phan Thiet
Five days of relaxation on the golden beach of Mui Ne.(B)
Day 15 - Saigon departure
Daytime free for last minute shopping and exploration before late evening transfer to the airport for your direct international flight to London Gatwick. (B)
Day 16 - London arrival
Arrival London Gatwick early morning.
16 Days Package Price from just £1,090 per person (single supplement £420)
- 4* Hotel accommodation in city centre;
- Vietnam Visa Approval Letter;
- Meals: daily breakfast at hotel and others as mentioned in itinerary;
- Sightseeing excursions with English speaking guides;
- All road transportation in private air-con car or minibus;
- Entrance fees;
- Domestic flights;
- Boat trip as mentioned in sights;
- Government tax and service charge;
- International departure tax;
- Luggage handling and drinking water.
- International flights (all tour dates are based on departures to and from London Gatwick with Vietnam Airlines who offer direct non-stop flights. Prices vary from between £600 up to £750 at different times of the year. Flights from London Heathrow, Edinburgh, Manchester etc. with different airlines are also available upon request.);
- Vietnam visa stamp;
- Personal expense such as laundry or drinks during meals etc.;
- Optional visits;
- Travel insurance (can be arranged, please ask for details);
- Tips to guides and drivers