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Vietnam Highlights with Contiki

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10 days
13 Aug 24 to 31 Oct 24
Book by 30 Jun 24
Vietnam Highlights offers an ideal opportunity to experience the best of Vietnam in a brief timeframe. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, unwind on a sun-kissed beach in Nha Trang, explore Hoi An by bicycle, and unwind in the stunning landscapes of Hue. Afterward, relax and uncover the incredible limestone formations of Halong Bay while cruising on a traditional junk boat, all while indulging in Vietnam's most captivating destinations.

Includes

  • 12 Day Contiki Guided Holiday
  • 8 nights in Hotels, 1 night in Special Stay
  • 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transport by private coach, internal flights and junk boat
  • Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides
  • Optional free time add on experiences (additional costs apply)
  • Included Experiences
  • Ho Chi Minh Sightseeing Highlights
  • Learn at the Temple of Literature
  • Chill at Ti Top Island and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • You have to be between the age of 18 and 35 years old to travel with Contiki
  • Additional costs apply for optional free time add on experiences
  • Secure your spot today with a deposit from as low as R1000* and pay the rest 60 days before departure

Highlights

  • 9 Night Contiki Tour
  • 13 Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, formerly known as Saigon. This is one of Asia's most exhilarating cities, steeped in grand history and post-Vietnam war memories. This evening you'll meet your travel comrades and explore the Ben Thanh markets, offering the freshest traditional Bánh mì, Pho and Bia hơi. Oh yes, this is the right way to get the Vietnam trip started. Accommodation: Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City To Nha Trang

Ho Chi Minh City With some traditional R'n'R on our afternoon agenda, the morning can be used to put on our discovering boots. We'll dabble in history and religion before taking flight to a coastal town overlooking the South China Sea. Nha Trang Golden sand beaches, turquoise waters and a bustling night life - this is Nha Trang. This afternoon why not book in for a mineral mud bath and hot thermal spring experience before heading out to dinner with your crew. Ah, the good life. Accommodation: Vien Dong Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Nha Trang

Good news - we're kicking it in Nha Trang for another night. Have a massage, sign up for the optional cruise, or just hang on the beach saving your energy for seaside bar fun as the sun sets. Accommodation: Vien Dong Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Nha Trang To Hoi'An

Nha Trang After a zippy flight north & a short coastal drive we find ourselves in a canal town overflowing with beauty and ancient history. Hoi An With Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and European influences, Hoi An has no shortage of charm and architectural interest. Bike riding through the vibrant town, visiting an ancient house & ordering custom-made clothes at an artful tailor are just some of the activities that will colour our day. Tonight you can opt onto a Vietnamese cooking class, whipping up a storm of up to 4 traditional dishes. Accommodation: Le Pavillon Paradise Hoi An Hotel & Spa (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Hoi An

Visit the stunning Marble Mountain to learn more about religion in Vietnam, poke around in galleries & market stalls - the best shopping in Vietnam in our opinion, and devour all of the delectable treats on offer. That's how your free day in Hoi An could roll. Accommodation: Le Pavillon Paradise Hoi An Hotel & Spa (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Hoi'An To Hue

Hoi An Though we'll have grown content with Hoi An life, this morning the show must go on. After all, the former imperial town of Hue has invited us over, and we'd be foolish to turn it down. Hue Intricately decorated pavilions, lotus flower ponds, and colourful artworks mark our first sightseeing venture in Hue. Totally in awe of the Imperial Palace, we move on to the 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda & learn of the horrific history of the Hue Buddhist massacre as well as taking in a cyclo ride to see the city from a whole new angle. Accommodation: The Asia Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Hue To Hanoi

Hue Today we fly out of Hue in the direction of Vietnam's time capsule capital. A trio of influences and filled with romance, 2 nights here will see us utterly smitten. Hanoi With an epic fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese influence, you'll easily fall in love with Hanoi. Our time will be spent weaving through a maze of 36 trading streets filled with colourful goods for sale, and unwinding in the walled gardens of the Temple of Literature. Later, why not take a stroll to the famous Train Street for an egg coffee or check out the quirky shows at the Water Puppet Theatre before topping the night off with a few Bia Hoi's. Accommodation: Hanoi Larosa Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Hanoi To Halong Bay

Hanoi After a Hanoi history 101 lesson we move on to Halong Bay where a night on a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site awaits. Halong Bay A drive through stunning scenery will evoke plenty of 'oh wow's, but it only gets better as we board our home for the night, a Chinese-style junk boat in Halong Bay. Feel the serenity kicking in immediately as we drift the limestone island seas of the Gulf of Tonkin. We will pass hidden lagoons, thick forests & dreamy grottos. A fresh seafood dinner and sunset at our docking spot will polish off a wonderful day packed with unforgettable moments and experiences. Accommodation: Junk Boat (Special Stay) Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Halong Bay To Hanoi

Halong Bay Today will be all about the leisurely vibes as we wake up to breakfast with a quick stop to explore the Sung Sot Caves. Make the most of your time on the junk boat - the views don't get much better than this. Hanoi After heading back to Hanoi we find ourselves enjoying our final night together on tour. Save the choir of tears for tomorrow - this evening is all about making the most of your free time and staying positive so why not join us for one last family dinner and then onto Ta Hien to dance the night away. Accommodation: Hanoi Larosa Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Depart Hanoi

Enjoy one final breakfast with the squad this morning before this epic Vietnam trip wraps up. Hug it out and make plans to reunite sometime soon - Latin America, perhaps? Included Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are per person twin share/multi share as per itinerary, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travellers aged 18-35 years. Excludes flights. Only R1000 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking; airlines may impose different penalties and cancellation fees. Payment due in full 120 days before departure. All savings / discounts mentioned has already been included in advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Advertised price is based on 17 September 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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10 days
Dates
13 Aug 24 to 31 Oct 24
Book by
30 June 24
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