Vietnam Airlines now operates flights from London Gatwick to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This follows news that the airline is increasing the number of aircraft in its fleet to 115 and use the Airbus A380, the worlds largest aircraft. As we said in a recent travel blog article, holidays to Vietnam are increasing in popularity as this once wartorn country becomes a welcoming tourist destination.
We have a fantatstic Vietnam holiday offer, which takes in the best of Vietnam.
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Our Highlights of Vietnam tour takes you from the boisterous energy of Saigon to the tranquil islands of Halong Bay so that you can discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. An insight into traditional Vietnamese life, Hoi An’s antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you, and the drive to Hue through the lush agriculture and stunning coastal vistas of provincial Vietnam is breathtaking.
The Vietnam tour that we offer is aimed at those travellers who want experience more of the real Vietnam so amongst other things you can share a cup of tea or try the rice wine with the locals in the Mekong Delta, enjoy the luxury of a whole day exploring Hoi An at your own pace and enjoy a bowl of steaming pho overlooking Saigon’s markets.
Also popular are river cruises along the famous Mekong Delta.
The Jahan is the latest and most luxurious cruiser on the Mekong river. Your cruise begins at My Tho, just outside of Saigon. From here, spend seven nights on the river meeting the locals and exploring the richness and diversity of one of the world’s great delta systems.
Each cabin is decorated and appointed to the highest standard and all have full en-suite facilities, air conditioning and access to a private balcony offering magnificent views of the passing Mekong. As well as excellent on board facilities such as the observatory and pool, the Jahan is also the first to boast an on-board spa and also offers some of the finest cuisine and entertainment the Mekong Delta has to offer.
The quality of cabins onboard The Jahan Mekong river cruise ship might suprise you because quality is excellent. In fact new hotels are constantly being built in Vietnam and they are of a very high standard.
Here are the details of our Highlights of Vietnam Tour
On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel. Start to bond with your small group of fellow travellers and tour leader with a tour briefing and welcome drinks in Saigon. Join the action as you wander along the city’s historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and stop to explore the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Gain insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people as you investigate the amazing Cu Chi tunnels, and wind among canals and sample local fruit from the orchards of the Mekong Delta.
DAYS 4-7 – HUE & HOI AN
Fly north to Hue, the former imperial capital and a window into Vietnam’s complex past. Delve into the ancient Citadel, elaborate emperors’ tombs and tranquil Thien Mu Pagoda. Witness the stunning countryside and spectacular coastal scenery on your way to Hoi An. A living monument to Vietnam’s rich history, this charming town boasts traditional houses and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge. Famed for its masterful tailors, enjoy some free time in Hoi An for shopping, or enhance your culinary skills with a fun cooking class.
Hotels: Saigon Morin, Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa
Fly to Hanoi and then rest, as you watch the farmers working their land on the drive to enchanting Halong Bay. Enjoy the freshest seafood while you cruise amongst the thousands of limestone islands. On your return to Hanoi, a delightful water puppet performance awaits. Experience the thrill of a cyclo ride through this elegant city. Learn all about the life and legend of ‘Uncle Ho’ at his former home and mausoleum, and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotels: Halong Plaza, Maison D’Hanoi Hanova
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