Insight Central and Southern Vietnam

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Insight Central and Southern Vietnam

The 10-day tour is your crash-course into Vietnamese history, architecture and local way of living. You will explore ancient temples, palaces and their ruins, travel along the stunning Mekong Delta, visit the world-famous Cu Chi Tunnels and learn the local art of carpet weaving amongst many exciting adventures.

 

Tour Nights

  • Hue: 2 nights
  • Nha Trang: 3 nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City: 2 nights
  • Cai Be: 1 nights
  • Can Tho: 1 nights
  • Tour code: AWIC10
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Discover the legendary Binh Thuy house featured in number of movies
  • Cover some of the most popular attractions of the Hue City – Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc mausoleum and Tu Hieu Pagoda
  • Spend a few leisurely hours by the beach at Nha Trang
  • Be a part of the Vietnamese history at the famous Cu Chi tunnels and taste khoai mi luoc, a dish frequently eaten during the war
  • Acquaint yourself with the local life of Ben Tre on a cruise, meeting locals, learning their arts and eating the local way
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Cai Rang floating market

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Hue
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    Arrival in Hue

    Your local guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel by car upon your arrival in Hue. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

  • Day 2 Hue
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    Hue

    Your day starts with a visit to the Imperial Citadel followed by a short boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. Spend some serenity-filled hours at a typical Hue garden house, built using the science of geomancy. Come afternoon, and you will continue towards Tu Duc mausoleum, a symbol of Vietnamese art. Next, you will visit the Tu Hieu Pagoda and meet with local monks. Return to your hotel late in afternoon.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 3 Hue - Da Nang - Nha Trang
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    Hue - Da Nang - Nha Trang

    Reach (on your own) Da Nang airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Tarang, check in at your local hotel and spend the rest of day at leisure.
    Meals included: Breakfast  

  • Day 4 Nha Trang
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    Nha Trang

    The day is free for your to spend as per you will. If you will, you can spend some leisurely hours at the beach.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 5 Nha Trang
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    Nha Trang

    The day is free for you to spend as per your will. If you will, you can spend some leisurely hours at the beach.
    Meals included: Breakfast  

  • Day 6 Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
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    Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

    Reach the local airport in Nha Trang in time for catching your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where upon arrival you will check into your local hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City
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    Ho Chi Minh City

    Leave early in the morning for visiting the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, symbolic of the tenacity of the Vietnamese people and associated with war history of the country. Just about 1.5 hours of drive from the Ho Chi Minh City, the tunnels spread for over 250 kilometres. You’ll be surprised to know that the tunnels, boasting an entire network of trapdoors, constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens, were built during the French occupation of Vietnam in the 1940 using very basic tools. A d ocumentary will be shown to all visitors at the beginning of their tour. This will be followed by a thorough tour of the tunnels. At the end of the tour, guests will be offered khoai mi luoc (boiled cassava), a traditional Vietnamese dish eaten daily during the war. Admire the local colonial and Chinese-era architecture in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, and discover significant historical sites including the central post office, the Reunification Palace and Dong Khoi Street and Ben Thanh Market.
    Meals included: Breakfast 
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  • Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Cai Be
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    Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Cai Be

    This day is reserved for the exploration of Ben Tre in the Mekong delta. Your day starts with a visit to the brick factory in Phong Nam where you will witness the process of making bricks by hands. Next, you will take a cruise along the Chet Say River and discover the locality on the many stops you will make on your way. At a small village, you will learn about the art of carpet-weaving and will get a chance to practise yourself with artists. From here, you will take a motorized rickshaw, locally known as ‘Xe Loi’ or ride a bicycle for discov ering the stunning local scenery, marked by traditional farms, rice fields and vegetable plants. Lunch will be at a local restaurant, serving regional delicacies such as elephant-ear fish and freshwater shrimps. In the afternoon, you will spend leisurely time aboard the boat, discovering the narrow canals. You will travel to Cai Be for your overnight stay, where upon check in, you will be free to spend the day at leisure.
    Meals included: Full Board 
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  • Day 9 Cai Be – Can Tho
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    Cai Be – Can Tho

    Spend a few hours of leisure before it is time for your departure from Cai Be to Can Tho. Discover the ancient Binh Thuy house, representing features of 20th century rural houses in the Mekong Delta. This house has also featured in “The silt ways,” “The Bạc Liêu mandarin’s son” and “The lover” movies. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 10 Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City Departure
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    Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City Departure

    Take a discovery tour of Mekong, starting at the vibrant Cai Rang floating market. Board your own boat and look for boats, each displaying a piece of fruit on a long pole, indicating types of goods sold on that boat, including pineapples, oranges, salad vegetables or turnips, etc. Your boat will take you to Sa Dec, the port base for the American army during the Vietnam War. You will also find the house of the rich Chinese man depicted in Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel “L’Amant”. Travel back to the city in the aftern oon, in time for your departure flight.
    Meals included: Breakfast 
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Dates & Guide Prices

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  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Hotels

  • Eldora Hotel
    Eldora Hotel
    Hue
  •  Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
    Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa
    Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa
    Cai Be
  • Victoria Can Tho Resort
    Victoria Can Tho Resort
    Can Tho
  • Mia Resort Nha Trang
    Mia Resort Nha Trang
    Nha Trang

Eldora Hotel

Hue
  • Eldora Hotel

Just a short walk away from some of Hue's most impressive sights, including the Trang Tien Bridge, the Dong Ba market and the Citadel. Hotel is 20 minutes drive from the Phu Bai Airport.

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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Ho Chi Minh City
  •  Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Located on Ton Duc Thang Street, along the active Saigon River, Just on the perimeter of Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District, The river view hotel with easy access to industrial park close proximity to the commercial

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Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa

Cai Be
  • Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa

Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa is located in the famous “floating market” town of Cai Be Vietnam, two hours south of Ho Chi Minh City,Positioned directly on the Mekong River.

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Victoria Can Tho Resort

Can Tho
  • Victoria Can Tho Resort

The Victoria Can Tho Resort is located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, 170 kilometer (104 miles) from Ho Chi Minh City and 120 kilometer (72 miles) from Chau Doc. The journey by car from Ho Chi Minh City takes around 3.5 ho

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Mia Resort Nha Trang

Nha Trang
  • Mia Resort Nha Trang

Mia Resort Nha Trang is less than 5 km from the beautiful golf course at Diamond Bay, created by Andy Dye. It is a 25-minute drive from Cam Ranh Airport, Nha Trang Train Station, Long Son Pagoda and Vinpearl Theme Park.

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What's Included?

  • Internal/regional flights Danang-NHA Trang on Day 3 and NHA Trang - Ho Chi Minh on Day 6.
  • Transfers & Sightseeing by air-conditioned private vehicle.
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotel or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All local boat rental and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.

What's not Included?

  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Christmas & New Year supplements.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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