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Day 1: UK to Ho Chi Minh City
Fly overnight from the UK to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Once you have landed you will be taken into the heart of the city to check-in to the stunning, centrally located Silverland Yen where you will stay for your first 2 nights. This afternoon, you will be joined by a brilliant guide for a private tour of the city. Visit the War Remnants Museum & the former Presidential Palace. From there, stroll (your vehicle will be available at all times) to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. The evening is yours to spend at leisure.
Days 3: Ho Chi Minh City
After a relaxing start, make sure to fill up on breakfast this morning ready for a half day private day tour exploring the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels and learn the fascinating history of Vietnam. Our knowledgeable local guide will give you a clear understanding of the not so distant history that surrounds this local area. The afternoon is free for you to explore but as the sun starts to set you will be picked up for another private tour, this time by one of our local food experts, to show you the taste of true Saigon. Try typical southern cuisine such as Goi Cuon (Vietnamese spring rolls), Banh Xeo (crispy pancakes) and Hu Tieu (Rice noodles) as well as many more.
Days 4&5: Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta
A quick transfer from Ho Chi Minh City and you will be taken deep into the winding water network of the Delta where you will be staying for 2 nights at The Island Lodge, on its own secluded island in the Mekong. Soak up the life of the river, relax and watch the world go by, take a tour to a local coconut farm or cross the river to My Tho taking a bike and exploring rural Vietnam life at your own pace. If you would rather stay on the river, then why not find out about the many River Cruise options we have available for you.
Day 6: Mekong Delta to Hoi An
This morning you catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City where you will the be transferred to La Siesta Hoi An Resort to spend the next 3 nights. In a great location to explore the beautiful and charming Ancient Town, this hotel provides excellent service and a warm welcome to one of the most popular destination in Vietnam.
Days 7&8: Hoi An
Two full days for you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Hoi An. Enjoy a private morning cooking class learning how to make the traditional Vietnamese Pho on one day. A half day private tour on the other to My Son, a stunning temple even older than Ankor Wat, the afternoons are yours to do as you wish. Go and have your dream outfit made by one of the many skilled tailors or just relax by the pool or on one of the many stunning beaches around.
Day 9: Hoi An to Phu Quoc
This morning you will be transferred to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh where you will connect with your flight to the idyllic paradise island of Phu Quoc. The island is renowned for its white-sand beaches, National Park, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails and wildlife. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the beautiful La Veranda Resort where you will spend the next 5 nights. This beautiful hotel provides a high level of luxury and ultimate relaxation for your last few days in Vietnam. Staff are on hand to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible
Days 10-13: Phu Quoc Island
Four full days in paradise with some well-deserved beach time, or if want to do more exploring then why not dive and snorkel the numerous reefs that surround the island, take a kayak out in the one of the many bays or go on a boat trip to Hon Roi and Hon Thom Island just off the south coast of Phu Quoc. If you still want to fill your days up then why not be kids for the day at the nearby waterpark, visit the outstanding Phu Quoc National Park, wander around the Cao Dai temple, take a trip to the honey bee farm or a pepper farm, book a jeep tour and explore this beautiful island further or simply sit back with a cocktail in your hand and enjoy the break taking sunsets. Can’t decide what to do? Ask us for our recommendations based on what you like.
Day 14: Phu Quoc to the UK
Enjoy your last morning with breakfast overlooking the ocean as you take a final dip in your pool. You will then take a short flight back into Ho Chi Minh International to connect with your flight home.
This Southern Vietnam Highlights idea costs from
£2,957pp £2,433pp and includes – international flights (price based on London), all internal flights, all accommodation on a sharing basis, land transportation by private vehicle with driver, English speaking local guide, tours and meals as mentioned, all entrance fees (as outlined above)
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