Complete Vietnam

Discover Vietnam's major cultural attractions on this 2-week overview

Complete Vietnam

Comprehensive 15-day itinerary covering North, South and Central Vietnam, visiting the northern and southern capitals of Hanoi and Saigon, the imperial capital Hue, the world heritage town of Hoi An, beautiful Ha Long Bay, the beach at Nha Trang, and the Mekong Delta.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

    You’ll be met on arrival in Hanoi and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  2. Day 2: Explore Hanoi

    Your full-day tour of Vietnam’s capital begins with its central landmark, the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, a huge marble edifice housing the embalmed body of North Vietnam’s first president.

  3. Day 3: Ha Long Bay

    Today you leave Hanoi for Ha Long Bay, a drive of approx. 4 hours to the coast.

  4. Day 4: Ha Long Bay to Hue

    Spend the morning in Ha Long Bay before returning to dock around lunch time. Back on land, you’ll be met by your driver and transferred to Noi Bai Airport for your flight to Hue, in central Vietnam.

  5. Day 5: Hue

    Start the day with a morning cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, situated just outside Hue. The Pagoda is part of a Buddhist monastery and you may, if interested, tour the monastery and learn more about the monastic life.

  6. Day 6: Hue to Hoi An

    Depart Hue this morning and drive south along a beautiful coastal route—perhaps the most scenic in all of Vietnam—taking you over the Hai Van Pass and to the town of Hoi An.

  7. Day 7: Hoi An

    In the morning, visit one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshops, where you’ll learn how to make a lantern from scratch (families might like to allow an hour or two here, as children usually love this experience!) Afterwards, explore Hoi An’s old town on foot, visiting its ancient merchant homes, assembly hall, four centuries old Japanese bridge and river market.

  8. Day 8: Hoi An to Nha Trang

    Morning transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Nha Trang, the beach capital of Vietnam. You’ll be met on arrival in Nha Trang and transferred to your hotel.

  9. Day 9: Nha Trang

    A morning boat cruise will take you to Nha Trang Bay’s beautiful offshore islands, where you can enjoy fine beaches and clear waters.

  10. Day 10: Nha Trang to Da Lat

    Leave Nha Trang this morning for Da Lat, in the Central Highlands, travelling via the scenic Hon Giao Pass. There will be photo opportunities en-route, and you’ll also have the chance to stop at a remote hill village.

  11. Day 11: Da Lat

    Today is free for you to explore Da Lat and its surrounds at leisure. There’s much to do: shop at the market, take the cable car, or follow one of the many forest trails out of town.

  12. Day 12: Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City

    Explore the flower market in Da Lat before visiting the Truc Lam Zen Buddhist temple and tranquil Tuyen Lam Lake on the outskirts of town. Late morning, depart Da Lat for Ho Chi Minh City (5-6 hours), with a stop along the way at a tea and coffee plantation.

  13. Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City

    This morning visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, situated just outside of Ho Chi Minh City. A labyrinthine network of passages and hideouts, the tunnels are a testament to the ingenuity of the guerrilla fighters who built and lived in them during the Vietnam War. You can enter some of the tunnels (mercifully, they have been widened to make the experience a bit more comfortable!)

  14. Day 14: Mekong Delta

    Depart Ho Chi Minh City after breakfast for a full-day tour of the Mekong Delta. It’s a short drive to My Tho, where you’ll board a river boat and begin to journey along the Mekong River, before exiting onto one of its many tributaries.

  15. Day 15: Departure

    Transfer to the airport for your international flight home or onward transfer.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

15 days from £1689pp


15 days from £1689pp

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