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Trails of Vietnam - 2018

Small group tour
21 days - From US$2565*PP

Make the time to delve deeper into Vietnam and get off the beaten path to reveal the hidden treasures of this beguiling destination. This journey explores highlights such as the old world charm of Hanoi, energetic Saigon and charming Hoi An, but also ventures into lesser-visited areas such as the demilitarized zone and the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the remote Central Highlands.

Inclusions

  • 18 nights hotel accommodation
  • 01 night home-stay
  • 01 night cruise accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 01 brunch
  • 02 lunches
  • 03 dinners
  • 03 cruises
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • porterage and incidental tipping
  • tour leader based on a minimum of 10 travelers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • arrival and departure transfers.

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NOVEMBER 18th
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi
On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow travelers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Discover Hanoi’s must-see attractions including the Ho Chi Minh Quarter. Venture deep into the backstreets and drink locally-brewed beer at a traditional ‘Bia Hoi’ establishment.

Hotel: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Hanoi to Halong Bay
Drive east from Hanoi to Halong Bay, and board your private junk boat to explore the magnificent bay.

Cruise: Overnight boat (or similar)

Day 4: Halong Bay to Hanoi
Continue cruising Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Hotel: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Hanoi to Mai Chau
Journey to Mai Chau. Along the way, visit the fascinating Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum, and stop at a Muong hilltribe village near Hoa Binh. Spend the evening sharing a home-cooked meal.

Hotel: Home-stay (or similar)

Day 6: Mai Chau to Ninh Binh
Walk through Mai Chau Valley and drive to Ninh Binh town, often referred to as ‘Halong Bay on land’.

Hotel: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Ninh Binh to Vinh
Enjoy a small boat cruise through the beautiful waterways of Trang An. Journey south to Vinh, the birthplace of Vietnam’s national hero – Ho Chi Minh.

Hotel: Saigon Kim Lien Hotel (or similar)

Day 8: Vinh to Dong Hoi
Visit Hoang Tru to see where Ho Chi Minh was born. Continue your journey to the seaside town of Dong Hoi.

Hotel: Sunspa Resort (or similar)

Day 9: Dong Hoi to Hue
Travel south to Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital.

Hotel: Moonlight Hotel (or similar)

Day 10: Hue City Tour
Visit some of Hue’s most famous sites including Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, Imperial Palace and Citadel. Visit Spiral Foundation, a unique enterprise that employs people with disabilities.

Hotel: Moonlight Hotel (or similar)

Day 11: Hue to Hoi An
Soak in some of Vietnam’s stunning scenery along the Hai Van Pass as you drive from Hue to Hoi An, stopping at a Cham Museum in Danang.

Hotel: Ancient House Resort (or similar)

Day 12: Hoi An
Meet the students from Streets Cafe and join them on a local market tour, learn about the local produce and enjoy a small tasting menu.

Hotel: Ancient House Resort (or similar)

Day 13: Hoi An to Kontum
Depart Hoi An early for a scenic drive to the Central Highlands, before ascending to Kontum.

Hotel: Indochine Hotel (or similar)

Day 14: Kontum to Pleiku
Stroll through a local market and visit the ‘Wooden Church’. Drive past extensive tea plantations to Pleiku, stopping at Bien Ho Lake, a large natural volcanic lake.

Hotel: Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel (or similar)

Day 15: Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot
Continue your journey to Buon Ma Thuot. In the afternoon, visit Dray Sap waterfall.

Hotel: Dakruco Hotel (or similar)

Day 16: Buon Ma Thuot to Dalat
Gain a glimpse into the lives of the local Buddhist monks during a visit to the town’s main pagoda and monastery. Continue to Dalat.

Hotel: Saigon Dalat Hotel (or similar)

Day 17: Dalat
Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery on the drive to a Zen monastery. Take an open-air train before ending the day exploring the central market.

Hotel: Saigon Dalat Hotel (or similar)

Day 18: Dalat to Saigon
Stroll through a small village populated by the Kriang hilltribe ethnic group and drive to Saigon.

Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

Day 19: Cu Chi Tunnels
Discover the Cu Chi tunnels and explore Saigon on a walking tour.

Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

Day 20: Mekong Delta
Drive to the Mekong Delta. Visit a traditional brick factory and meet a family of weavers. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring fresh local ingredients.

Hotel: Northern Hotel (or similar)

Day 21: Saigon
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

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