Travel 2 Touring 18/19

ASIA

2 Sapa

VIETNAM

3

Hanoi

Halong Bay 1

LAOS

Hue

2

Hoi An

3

THAILAND

CAMBODIA

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Da Lat

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £2399pp

3

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore Vietnam’s dramatic northern highlands • Enjoy an overnight cruise at majestic Halong Bay • Experience Vietnams modern culture and food in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City • Discover the enchanting Hoi An Old Town LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 1 LAND A R NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

Boutique Asia – 17 day Grand Vietnam Experience Hanoi • Sapa • Halong Bay • Hue • Hoi An • Da Lat • Saigon

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Optional: Water Puppet show in the evening subject to arrival time and preference. Hanoi Pearl (2 nights) Day 2: Hanoi Today is a free day or take 1 of the recommended optional excursions. Option 1: See the highlights of Hanoi on your half day city tour, including your choice of museum visit, the Temple of Literature and a walking tour of Hanoi’s old Quarter. Option 2: Local market visit with a cooking class. (B) Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa Transfer overland to the scenic mountain town of Sapa. (B) Aira Boutique Hotel (2 nights) Day 4: Sapa Enjoy a day at leisure or choose 1 of the recommended optional tours. Option 1: Sapa Trekking from Cat Cat – Ta Van – enjoy a trek through beautiful landscapes surrounded by terraced rice paddies and forest-cloaked mountains. Option 2: Sapa Nam Sai and Nam Cang Remote Hill Tribe Villages – Travel by road through beautiful scenery and visit local hill tribe villages. (B) Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi Transfer back to Hanoi. That evening, enjoy a tour of Hanoi’s local street food scene. (BD) Hanoi Pearl Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay for your overnight cruise. The mystical landscapes of Ha Long Bay are one of Asia’s most iconic sights. Your cruise includes various optional excursions or just relax on deck with a drink. (BLD) Athena Elegance Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue After breakfast the ship will return to the marina. Transfer back to Hanoi for your flight to Hue, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B) Pilgrimage Village (2 nights) Day 8: Hue See the highlights of the former imperial city of Hue, including a boat trip along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial Citadel & Long An Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure or take an optional street food tour by cyclo. (B)

Day 9: Hue – Hoi An In the morning, transfer to Hoi An via the stunning Hai Van Pass and transfer to your hotel. (B) Lasenta Boutique Hotel (3 nights) Day 10: Hoi An Join a Vietnamese cookery class with a market visit and boat trip along the Thu Bon River to your cookery School. That afternoon, join a gentle bicycle tour through narrow canals, peaceful paths and rural roads leading small settlements that have not changed for centuries. (BL) Day 11: Hoi An Enjoy a day at leisure or add an optional tour to the ancient ruins of My Son, once the most important city Transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Lat, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B) Ana Mandara Villas (2 nights) Day 13: Da lat Today is at leisure or add 1 of the optional tours. Option 1: Half-day Countryside Dankia Lake cycle Option 2: Half-day kayak in the highlands by Phat Tire Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B) Villa Song Hotel (3 nights) Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Visit the Cu Chi tunnels, synonymous with the Vietnam War. Return to the city for lunch and take a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City. (BL) Day 16: Saigon Enjoy a day at leisure or add on an optional half-day tour. Option 1: Art tour with a local expert. Option 2: Market visit and cooking school. In the evening, discovery the city on a vintage Vespa, as part of a group. (B) Day 17: Depart Ho Chi Minh City You have some free time to enjoy until your transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport. (B) of the Champa Kingdom. (B) Day 12: Hoi An – Da Lat Option 3: Full-day Dalat jungle trekking (B) Day 14: Da lat – Ho Chi Minh City

• Stay in specially selected boutique accommodation

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TOUR DETAILS

£2399 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 16 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners • Tours and transfers as specified (excludes optional tours) • English-speaking guide for sightseeing and transfers • VAT and government service charges LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

DEPARTURES Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Optional Pre/Post Stay For those with time we have options to further extend your Vietnam experience. Choose to add on Ninh Binh, Phong Nha National Park or an overnight stay on a Mekong Island. ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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