Tour type: private - moderate
Class: superior - first class
Duration: 17 days
Arrival/ Departure: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City or reverse.
Meals planned: see on each day
Group size: on request (2 - 15 people)
Highlights: Hanoi, Mai Chau trekking and homestay, Ha Long Bay, sea kayaking and snorkeling, charming Hoi An, Hue Imperial City, DMZ area, My Son Heritage, Nha Trang, nice beaches, boat cruises, Cu Chi Tunnels.
Introduction: This amazing overland trip will take you on an unforgettable journey through a country that's as distinct and enchanting as the people who inhabit it. Our adventure begins in the capital of Hanoi, in northern Vietnam. Discover this graceful old city on foot before setting out to cruise amongst the towering limestone karsts of awe-inspiring Halong Bay, the World Natural Heritage site. We then take a short excursion to Mai Chau, the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle of Hanoi; and Tam Coc, "the Ha Long Bay on Land". An overnight train journey delivers us to a city that's steeped in history and culture, the former imperial capital, Hue. A short drive south, over spectacular Hai Van Pass, takes us to the ancient port town of Hoi An in central Vietnam. We then catch a flight to Nha Trang where we cruise the offshore islands, before heading south. We arrive at the steamy and vibrant city of Saigon. From here we explore the agriculturally rich Mekong Delta and the one-time guerrilla stronghold of Cu Chi tunnels.