Trip Type : Group Tour
Vietnam at a Glance tour

Vietnam at a Glance

Wendy Wu Tours
4.2 . Great
75%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
12 days
From: $ 3,765 $ 314 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience Saigon's edgy and evocative blend of past and present
  • Explore the verdant, waterbound world of the Mekong Delta
  • Discover the legendary Cu Chi tunnel network used by the Viet Cong
  • Enjoy the old world ambiance of delightful Hoi An
  • Catch a glimpse of rural Vietnam in Tra Que village
  • Delve into Vietnam's dynastic past in imperial Hue
  • Soak up the charms of Vietnam's fast-paced yet graceful capital Hanoi
  • Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay

Short Description

Explore Vietnam by visiting its cultural and historical sites during this tour. Discover Hoi An which displays a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture. Visit to e Forbidden City and Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Enjoy cruising through Halong Bay.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Saigon
End City Hanoi

Trip Includes

  • Domestic airfare and ground transportation
  • Group airport transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Three meals per day
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • National Escort throughout with Local Insider Guides in each destination
  • Visa fees for US and Canadian passport holders

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Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: Fly to Saigon

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Depart on your overnight flight to Vietnam. Upon arrival in Saigon, you are met by Wendy Wu staff and transferred to your hotel where your ‘Vietnam at a Glance’ group will join together as you all embark on your incredible vacation.

Day 3: Saigon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office to view the French Colonial architecture. Learn more about the American War in Vietnam with a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. End the day at the lively Ben Thanh Market, where you can enjoy some shopping.

Day 4 Saigon: Day Trip to Mekong Delta

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Travel to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Explore the river by boat, passing stilt houses and fish farms. Paddle through palm-lined canals in sampans and walk through villages, where you can sample local tea. Later this afternoon you return to Saigon.

Day 5: Saigon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels led by a War Veteran who lived in the tunnels for many years. Later, travel to Tay Ninh to experience the midday service at the head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion.

Day 6: Saigon to Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, stopping at the Marble Mountains en route. An important trade route during the 15th to 19th centuries, Hoi An displays a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture.

Day 7: Hoi An, Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Tour Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple. Enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure to wander through the town or relax at one of the many cafés along the picturesque Thu Bon River.

Day 8: Hoi An to Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

View the scenic Hai Van Pass before entering the Hai Van Tunnel and continuing the drive to Hue. Take a cyclo to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Continue by coach to Thien Mu Pagoda and cruise along the Perfume River.

Day 9: Hue to Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

This morning you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang before flying to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

Day 10: Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to the serene Temple of Literature. Later, enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. This evening watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets.

Day 11: Hanoi – Day Trip to Halong Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Four-star Standard Hotel

Early this morning you will travel to the Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam, Halong Bay. Board a junk boat for a relaxing cruise through the emerald waters and around the limestone islets of the Gulf of Tonkin. After lunch on board you will travel back to Hanoi.

Day 12: Depart Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to the USA, arriving home later the same day or the following morning depending on flight schedules.

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Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

If you wish to cancel a confirmed booking, you must do so by writing to our office. Cancellation charges are based on the date of receipt of your written confirmation. Cancellation charges as a percentage of the total vacation cost are:

65 or more days - Retention of deposit

64 – 42 days - 30% of booking value

41 – 30 days  - 60% of booking value

29 – 14 days - 90% of booking value

Fewer than 14 days - 100% of booking value

In addition, air tickets are 100% non-refundable once issued. Instant purchase airfare is issued at time of payment.

If you have to cancel for a reason that is covered by your insurance, it is your responsibility to contact the travel insurer. Wendy Wu Tours holds no responsibility for any travel insurance claims, either paid or denied.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners

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