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Vibrant Vietnam

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $5,680pp

It's a real signature Vietnam experience, taking you from top to tail, featuring all of Vietnam's must-see sights, while offering plenty of opportunities to soak in the wonderful culture and interact with local people along the way.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 13 , Lunches: 12 , Dinners: 13
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    13 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Mekong River Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Vibrant Vietnam tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Vibrant Vietnam Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those with a reasonable period of time who are looking for a comprehensive visit to the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam and visit some more off the beaten track destinations. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of Vietnam.

  • Day 1
    Fly Australia To Hanoi
    Day 1: Fly Australia To Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital city for a two-night stay.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Halong Bay
    Day 2: Halong Bay

    Transfer to Halong City, climb aboard your ship and cruise out into the spectacular Halong Bay. You'll spend the day sailing amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations. Spend the night on board.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Sunrise Over Halong Bay
    Day 3: Sunrise Over Halong Bay

    Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay and enjoy an invigorating session of Tai Chi. Transfer back to Hanoi and enjoy a cyclo ride through the vibrant backstreets of the Old Quarter. Dinner tonight will feature a cooking demonstration of Hanoi's speciality dish, bun thang.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Explore Hanoi
    Day 4: Explore Hanoi

    Start the day as the locals do, sipping a coffee in a local coffee shop, before heading to visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and the Temple of Literature. Fly on to Hue, Vietnam's imperial capital.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Cruise The Perfume River
    Day 5: Cruise The Perfume River

    This morning visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City at the heart of Hue, once the home of Vietnam’s emperors. Cruise on the picturesque Perfume River and admire the Thien Mu Pagoda. Later, see the magnificent tomb of Minh Mang before heading to Zen house where you learn about architecture and spiritual meaning of this beautiful place.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Hoi An Walking Tour
    Day 6: Hoi An Walking Tour

    Leave Hue for Hoi An, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town. A wonderfully laidback place, Hoi An's streets are a delight to wander – visit the Japanese Bridge, the colourful market and Chinese temple. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Tra Que Village
    Day 7: Tra Que Village

    Head out into Hoi An’s verdant surroundings to Tra Que, where you’ll see the local farmers at work, tending lush gardens of vegetables and herbs. After lunch at the local restaurant, learn the traditional methods the farmers use to plant, fertilise and harvest the crop, then try your hand at raking the ground and sowing seeds before returning to your hotel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Travel To Nha Trang
    Day 8: Travel To Nha Trang

    This morning fly 1 hour and 20 minutes to Nha Trang. Upon arrival enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure – the beach is a great place to start.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Nha Trang Coastal Cruise
    Day 9: Nha Trang Coastal Cruise

    Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise around the many little islands off Nha Trang's coast. There'll be a stop at an island to enjoy the balmy waters for yourself, and a visit to a fishing village. Head up into the cooler climes of the South Central Highlands to the lovely town of Dalat.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Explore Dalat
    Day 10: Explore Dalat

    Spend today sightseeing with visits to the Domaine de Marie Church, the Flower Gardens and an embroidery workshop. Climb aboard an open-air steam train from the old railway station to journey out through the fantastic scenery to Trai Mat hamlet. This afternoon browse the stalls of Dalat’s busy market, ending the day with a cup of locally grown coffee as you take in the picturesque views overlooking Xuan Huong Lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Travel To Saigon
    Day 11: Travel To Saigon

    Depart the picturesque scenery of Dalat and drive to the bustling city of Saigon, stopping at one of the many tea plantations in the region of Bao Loc. On arrival, the rest of the day is free.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Day 12: Cu Chi Tunnels

    Head out of the city to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon and spend the afternoon discovering the city’s sights. See the colonial architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, as well as the Reunification Palace and chilling War Remnants Museum.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Mekong Delta
    Day 13: Mekong Delta

    Journey to Ben Tre to cruise on the mighty Mekong. This area is called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Here you’ll paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals, taste local produce, visit a local family, lunch on typical Mekong dishes and enjoy traditional music. Return to Saigon and enjoy a farewell dinner and the visually spectacular A O Show this evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    Fly Saigon To New Zealand
    Days 14-15: Fly Saigon To New Zealand

    Spend your day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to New Zealand, arriving the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

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.

  • Nights 2
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Nights 2
    Asia Paradise Hotel
    Asia Paradise Hotel
    This three-star hotel, centrally-located in Nha Trang and just 3 minutes on foot from the beach, boasts chic and modern interiors. The 114 spacious rooms have large windows to make them bright and airy, whilst the en suite bathroom has a shower and/or bathtub. You’ll also find a bathrobe and slippers to make you feel more at home. Spa facilities include Jacuzzi and sauna and there is also an outdoor pool to enjoy. Make use of the bar, restaurant and coffee shop.
  • Nights 2
    Emm Hoi An
    Emm Hoi An
    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.
  • Nights 2
    Mondial Hotel
    Mondial Hotel
    A 5-minute walk from Ho Chi Minh Museum and Dong Ba Market, Mondial Hotel features a swimming pool, three dining options and lobby bar lounge. Free in-room Wi-Fi is also available. The hotel provides guests with air-conditioned en-suite rooms offering city, pool or mountain views, each equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
  • Nights 2
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
  • La Sapinette Hotel
    1 Phan Chu Trinh, 9, Tp. ?à L?t, Lam ??ng, Vietnam
    La Sapinette Hotel
    Located near the centre Dalat’s famous Liang Biang Plateau, and a short drive from the central market. The accommodation combines a first class traditional French Art Nouveau design with a modern convention centre. The 91 rooms have all got a fully equipped mini bar, cable TV, full bathroom amenities and complimentary daily bottled water. The hotel offers guests a fully equipped Gym, Sauna and Steam Bath as well as a Spa and Soothing Massage centre.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Mondial Hotel
    Mondial Hotel
    Excellently located close to the Perfume River and Hue’s Imperial Citadel, the Mondial Hotel has 106 rooms and plenty of facilities. Make use of the swimming pool and three dining options before relaxing in the Lobby Lounge with a drink. Rooms offer city, pool or mountain views, have large, modern bathrooms with shower and/or bath and robe and slippers.
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises
    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises
    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Nights 2
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Night 1
    Emeraude Classic Cruises
    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises
    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Nights 2
    Emm Hotel
    15 Ly Thuong Kiet, Vinh Ninh, Hue
    Emm Hotel
    Well-located in Hue' s city centre, the Emm Hotel is a contemporary, comfortable hotel. It has gardens and a swimming pool and 2 restaurant options, serving authentic Hue dishes, Vietnamese food and international fare too. Bedrooms have large windows (some also have balconies), a bathroom with shower, television, minibar and kettle. You are also provided with slipper and a bathrobe.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 2
    Emm Hoi An
    Emm Hoi An
    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.
  • Night 1
    Asia Paradise Hotel
    Asia Paradise Hotel
    This three-star hotel, centrally-located in Nha Trang and just 3 minutes on foot from the beach, boasts chic and modern interiors. The 114 spacious rooms have large windows to make them bright and airy, whilst the en suite bathroom has a shower and/or bathtub. You’ll also find a bathrobe and slippers to make you feel more at home. Spa facilities include Jacuzzi and sauna and there is also an outdoor pool to enjoy. Make use of the bar, restaurant and coffee shop.
  • Nights 2
    La Sapinette Hotel
    1 Phan Chu Trinh, 9, Tp. ?à L?t, Lam ??ng, Vietnam
    La Sapinette Hotel
    Located near the centre Dalat’s famous Liang Biang Plateau, and a short drive from the central market. The accommodation combines a first class traditional French Art Nouveau design with a modern convention centre. The 91 rooms have all got a fully equipped mini bar, cable TV, full bathroom amenities and complimentary daily bottled water. The hotel offers guests a fully equipped Gym, Sauna and Steam Bath as well as a Spa and Soothing Massage centre.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Nights 3
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
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Vibrant Vietnam map

Places Visited: Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hue (2N) - Danang - Hoi An (2N) - Nha Trang (1N) - Dalat (2N) - Cu Chi - Saigon (3N) - Mekong Delta

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