Explore stately Hanoi & amazing Halong Bay
Heritage-listed Hoi An
Saigon and the lively Mekong Delta
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 20
Marine/Cruise, Slow paced
|04 Oct 2018||16 Oct 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $3,850|
|18 Oct 2018||30 Oct 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $3,850|
|01 Nov 2018||13 Nov 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $3,850|
|15 Nov 2018||27 Nov 2018||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,950|
|29 Nov 2018||11 Dec 2018||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,950|
|13 Dec 2018||25 Dec 2018||Available||AUD $3,950|
|27 Dec 2018||08 Jan 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,950|
|10 Jan 2019||22 Jan 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,950|
|24 Jan 2019||05 Feb 2019||Available||AUD $3,850|
|07 Feb 2019||19 Feb 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,850|
|21 Feb 2019||05 Mar 2019||Available||AUD $3,850|
|07 Mar 2019||19 Mar 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,850|
|21 Mar 2019||02 Apr 2019||Available||AUD $3,850|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Vietnam and bustling Hanoi! Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evening's group welcome dinner. [D]
Special Experience: A tradition dating back to the 11th century in northern Vietnam, we'll enjoy a water puppetry performance by a local renowned puppet master where we will go behind the scenes.
An early start this morning to discover Hanoi as the city awakens. We'll visit the flower market, the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and finish our tour with a Vietnamese breakfast and coffee.
Special Experience: Walk along the 'Rail Tracks of Hanoi' and explore a rarely seen side of Vietnam's capital. We meet the locals and see how they have adapted to daily life just metres from the trains.
This afternoon our sightseeing highlights include the Presidential Palace, the beautiful Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. [B,L]
Today we travel to breathtaking Halong Bay, through the picturesque farming lands and rice paddies of the Red River Delta. Here we'll board our overnight cruise. After a decadent Vietnamese lunch, we'll sail past amazing limestone rock formations and have the opportunity to discover hidden caves by boat or kayak. We'll be able to swim at an exclusive platform and witness a traditional cooking and fruit-carving demonstration. Relax with a sundowner this evening and enjoy the incredible views as the sun sets. You might also like to join the crew fishing for squid later this evening. [B,L,D]
This morning you might like to take part in a tai chi lesson on the sundeck or just sit back and relax as we cruise the waters and islets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. We'll explore Surprise Cave after breakfast. Return to Hanoi after brunch to fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. [B,Brunch]
We begin the day with a walking tour of charming Hoi An. Highlights include the Culture & History Museum, the famous Japanese covered bridge and a historic, UNESCO Heritage-listed house. [B,D]
Special Experience: Visit the colourful local market before taking a short cruise along the Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an aromatic and informative cooking class (cruise subject to prevailing water levels).
The day is at leisure for you to enjoy this picturesque town at your own pace. Hoi An's centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, free from cars and a lovely area to explore on foot. [B]
This morning we fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). In the afternoon we'll take a walking tour of the bustling metropolis. Highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Opera House. We'll also visit the Presidential Palace and the moving War Remnants Museum. [B]
Today we travel by boat to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels for a tour with a veteran guide. This network of tunnels served as a base for the Viet Cong and remained undiscovered during the Vietnam War. [B,L]
Special Experience: Go off the beaten track to discover Saigon's a-little-out-of-the-ordinary sights. We'll visit the peculiar Dan Sinh Market, the Beaux-Arts Museum, Antique Street and the traditional French-style Fanny's Ice Cream Parlour, Vietnam's leading ice cream producer.
We make our way to the Mekong Delta to board our traditional-style cruise boat. We'll observe life along the banks of the delta and hop on and off smaller boats on shore excursions, passing villages and rice paddies. Relax on board this evening with an aperitif as the sun sets. [B,L,D]
This morning we travel to Cai Rang by traditional sampan boat to experience all the action of the floating market - the liveliest market in the Mekong Delta. We'll also witness rice-paper and coconut candy making, and visit a local farm and tropical fruit orchard. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner back in Saigon. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.