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Visit the home of a traditional water puppet artist and watch a show
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Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Set sail on an overnight cruise around Halong Bay
  • Learn how to create delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a cookery class
  • Visit the home of a traditional water puppet artist and watch a show
  • Discover the chequered history of Ho Chi Minh City

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What's included
  • International & internal flights
  • 6 nights in 4* hotels & boutique accommodation
  • 1 night overnight cruise
  • Group tour, maximum group size 14
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Tours by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Boat cruises
  • Entrance fees
  • Airport transfers
Need to know
  • Arrives: Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
  • Time difference: GMT+7
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)
  • Flying time from UK: around 20 hours
  • Plug type: 2 round pins or 2 flat pins
  • Voltage: 220V
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Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Hanoi.

Fly from the UK to Hanoi.

Days 2-3
Hanoi

Hanoi

The next day, join an optional walking tour around the city with your guide. You’ll stop off at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, before spending the afternoon exploring the streets of the Old Quarter and discovering the French colonial architecture. Later on, visit the home of a water puppet artist before catching a puppet show.

3* The Chi boutique

Optional walking tour Visit the home of a water puppet artist Water puppet show

Day 4
Halong Bay

Halong Bay

If you like, you can swim or kayak in the emerald waters. In the evening you’ll enjoy a Vietnamese cookery demonstration and watch Indochine on the sundeck of your boat. Spend the night bobbing peacefully on the water underneath a blanket of stars.

Vietnamese cooking class and demonstration

Days 5-6
Hoi An

Hoi An

Once in Hoi An, you’ll call in at a tea house before heading for Cam Thanh, where you can meet the locals and try the local coconuts. Take a basket boat back to Hoi An for a cocktail evening. The next day, you’ll have a free morning in photogenic Hoi An.

4* Maison Vy

Tea house visit Basket boat trip Evening cocktails

Days 7-8
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Later on, hop on a cyclo for a tour of China Town with lunch and a cookery demonstration at Mandarine Resturant. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the city, formerly Saigon, where you might choose to visit the Reunification Palace, scene for the end of the Vietnam War, or the War Remnants Museum, before your farewell dinner on your final night.

4* Fusion Suites Saigon Hotel

Fruit market visit Cyclo tour of China Town Cooking demonstration

Days 9-10
Depart Ho Chi Minh City and return to the UK.

Depart Ho Chi Minh City and return to the UK.

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