Designed exclusively for solo travellers and with plenty of free time for independent exploration, this tour encompasses Vietnam's highlights as well as taking you to more undiscovered places, like the spectacular Mai Chau valley.
Our Scenic Vietnam tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Enjoy the old world ambience of this delightful city
Drift on emerald waters amongst picturesque peaks of Vietnam's most famous bay
Meet ethnic minority tirbes and experience traditional life
Wind over these sleepy backwaters discovering a relaxed pace of life in the Delta
Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest, and most vibrant, city. On arrival at the airport you will be met by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours team and transferred to the hotel for a three night stay.
Head out as a group to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war. Returning to the city, admire Vietnam's colonial past with a visit to the Central Post Office before exploring the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. This evening, ascend to a downtown rooftop and mingle with cocktails, followed by dinner. (B,L,D)
Journey to Ben Tre to discover the Mekong Delta. This area is called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruit. Taste some of the produce of the area, enjoy traditional music, paddle through the palm-lined canals in a sampan and pass local fish farms. (B,L)
Catch a flight to Danang, then transfer to the wonderfully laid-back and charming Hoi An. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)
This morning, share a community experience in the rural village of Tra Que, admiring the gardens of vegetables and herbs, and joining a local family for lunch and a cooking demonstration. Wander the sights of Hoi An in the afternoon, stopping at Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and meet the artisans before enjoying a well-deserved tea break in the tea house. (B,L)
Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital city. This afternoon, begin your explorations with visits to the Museum of Ethnology and the gatehouse of the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Later, take a twilight walking tour of the Ho Chi Minh Quarter of the city, with a stop for a refreshing glass of beer at Ta Hien beer corner. (B,L,D)
Return to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter this morning to see Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Confucian monument, the Temple of Literature. Sit and sample traditional Vietnamese egg coffee, then take a free afternoon to explore. (B,L)
Travel to Mai Chau, a rural village set in a lush valley, and the home to ethnic minority communities like the White and Black Thai people. Walk amongst the rice paddies this afternoon, visiting hill tribe villages and meeting friendly members of these communities. Dinner tonight will be a barbeque at a local stilt house, treated to a traditional dance performance and a traditional rice wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Your morning is free to relax before travelling back to Hanoi. (B)
The highlight of any trip to Vietnam, today you’ll take to the waters of the incredible Halong Bay. Sail lazily amongst the limestone karst peaks of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, soaking up the views from the deck of your traditional vessel and docking to visit an impressive cave. (B,L,D)
Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay, and to take part in an invigorating session of Tai Chi on deck. Cruise back to the dock and transfer back to Hanoi. This final evening together will include dinner, before sitting down to the visually spectacular Quintessence of Tonkin show. (B,D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving the same or following day. (B)
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Places Visited: Saigon (3N), Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Danang, Hoi An (2N), Hanoi (4N), Mai Chau (1N), Halong Bay (1N)
If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs or you prefer travelling with your own personal guide, contact us to arrange this as a Private Tour.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
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