Ha Long Bay is one of the most visited destinations in Vietnam, famous for the thousands of limestone karsts and islands that have been created over millions of years by erosion and the wet tropical climate.
Famed for its noodles and unique lanterns, Hoi An is a small city on Vietnam's south-central coast on the South China Sea, but it once had the largest harbour in Southeast Asia.
- All breakfasts and more
- VIP door to door
- Top performer
Discover the fascinating culture of Vietnam, from spectacular Ha Long Bay to Ho Chi Minh City
Uncover the captivating beauty and fascinating culture of Vietnam during this exciting tour… from the spectacular islands of Ha Long Bay and the picturesque 'Pass of the Ocean Clouds', to the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels and the unique atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City.
This tour includes two nights aboard aircraft.
Please note: for 2014 departures you visit Danang on day 7.
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Porterage at all hotels
- Tourist visa§.
Excursions and visits
- City tour of Hanoi
- Cruise aboard a private junk in Ha Long Bay
- Mausoleum of Tu Duc and Dong Ba Market
- Hue and dragonboat trip on the Perfume River
- Hoi An walking tour
- City tour of Nha Trang
- Visit to a local project supported by the Saga Charitable Trust
- Cruise along River Saigon
- Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 1 UK to Hanoi
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, depart in the morning for your overnight flight to Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi
Stay two nights at the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi (4Q) and enjoy an included traditional water puppet show. There is a welcome dinner tonight.
Day 3 Hanoi
Enjoy an included tour of the former French colony of Hanoi. Highlights include the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, and the Lake of the Restored Sword.
Day 4 Hanoi to Ha Long
Depart your hotel in the morning and travel through the rich farmlands of the Red River delta. Upon arrival in Ha Long, embark on an included cruise aboard a private junk in Ha Long Bay, with lunch included. Stay overnight at the Novotel in Ha Long (3Q).
Day 5 Ha Long to Hanoi to Hue
Fly to the former capital, Hue, and visit the Mausoleum of Tu Duc and Dong Ba Market. Stay two nights at the Hotel Saigon Morin (3Q). Lunch and dinner are included at local restaurants today.
Day 6 Hue
Enjoy an included tour of Hue with a trip on the Perfume River aboard a dragonboat. Lunch is at a local restaurant.
Day 7 Hue to Hoi An
Continue to Hoi An and see the covered Japanese Bridge during an included walking tour. Stay two nights at the Hoi An Historic Hotel (3Q), with dinner included tonight.
Day 8 Hoi An
Spend the day at leisure or perhaps embark on an optional excursion to My Son.
Visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa kingdom. In a lush green valley 40 kilometres south-west of Hoi An are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
On the return journey you will visit Tra Kieu, capital of the Champa kingdom between the 4th and 8th centuries and the source of some of the finest sculptures now in Danang’s Cham Museum.
Day 9 Hoi An to Danang to Nha Trang
Transfer to Danang where you can see the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Fly to Nha Trang this morning. After lunch, enjoy an included city tour. Stay two nights at the Novotel Nha Trang Hotel (3Q).
Day 10 Nha Trang
In the morning, cruise to offshore islands to the Tri Nguyen Aquarium and enjoy a seafood lunch on Con Se Tre Island. The afternoon is at leisure. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Day 11 Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. An afternoon excursion visits a local project supported by the Saga Charitable Trust and you stay at the New World Hotel (5Q) for the remainder of your holiday. Enjoy a cruise along the River Saigon this evening with dinner included.
Day 12 Cu Chi Tunnels
An included visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City to the UK
After a day at leisure, travel to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
Day 14 UK
Arrive at the airport this morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.
Cambodia and Malaysia
Post-extension including all breakfasts, two dinners and four excursions
This extension includes flights and accommodation, airport taxes, visas and porterage at your hotels.
On day 13, fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap for a four-night stay at the Royal Angkor Resort (4Q). Enjoy included excursions to the temples of Angkor Wat, a boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, and the offices of 'This Life Cambodia' to hear about their work with local projects. You then fly to Kuala Lumpur for one night at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur(4Q). An included sightseeing tour will reveal the city's highlights.
Post extension including all breakfasts, one dinner and two excursions
After your tour, enjoy a three-night stay at the Royal Angkor Resort (4Q), with included excursions to the main sights and the temples of Angkor Wat, a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake and visits to a silk farm and local market.