For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website108VIETNAMItineraryVietnam South to North 18 daysAn unforgettable journey through this enchanting country.An unforgettable journey through a landscape as distinct and enchanting as the people. Vietnam's tumultuous history belies its current optimism - get there quick and bask in its sunshine and exuberance in the big cities and the beaches. Spend a night enjoying the hospitality of a Vietnamese family in their house on an island in the Mekong Delta.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1 / Saigon No activities are planned for Day 1, so you can arrive in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) at any time.Day 2-3 / Mekong Delta We drive southward into the Mekong Delta and explore the lively waterways by riverboat, before spending the evening with friends on our peaceful island homestay. The next day we continue exploring the river and delta by sampan and on foot.Day 4 / Cu Chi Tunnels It's a short drive to the Cu Chi tunnels, the guerrilla stronghold made famous during the Vietnam War. We explore the amazing tunnel network above and below ground before returning to Saigon.Day 5-6 / Dalat Take a scenic bus trip through Vietnam's picturesque Central Highlands to Dalat. The town is tucked snug beside the beautiful Xuan Huong Lake and has retained much of its charming architecture. Explore at leisure, either by bicycle or on foot.Day 7-9 / Nha Trang On our way to the seaside resort city of Nha Trang, visit the 13th century Cham tower of Po Klong Garai. From Nha Trang, cruise on the South China Sea out to nearby islands and enjoy swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on the beaches.Day 10-11 / Hoi An For more than 300 years, Hoi An was the most important port in central Vietnam, visited by sailing ships from all over the world seeking trade in silk, ceramics and spices. Walk the quaint streets and stalls still infused with a fascinating history.Day 12-13 / Hue Travel through sensational coastal scenery to the former imperial capital of Hue. Cycle through the peaceful Perfume River Valley then return to town by dragon boat cruise to meet the Reunification Express for the overnight train journey north.Day 14-15 / Hanoi The nation's capital has a distinctive charm best explored on foot. The backstreets and laneways of Hanoi's Old Quarter are the perfect place to immerse yourself in the culture of the far east, of ancient times, colonial days and now. Get amongst it all on a half-day city tour before sauntering the streets on your own.Day 16-18 / Halong Bay - Hanoi Embark on a relaxing cruise through the spectacular islands and coves of Halong Bay. Watch the sunset over the towering limestone islets aboard your cruise boat before a night lulled to sleep by the gentle lap of the sea. After a further morning cruise, we return to Hanoi. Our trip finishes after breakfast on Day 18.Group size: Maximum 16.Grade: Walking Moderate.Transport: Bicycle, Boat, Bus, Sleeper train.Accommodation: 2 nights sleeper train, 13 nights hotel, 1 night homestay, 1 night boat.Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.Start Day: Saturday End Day: TuesdayTour code: GTSNStart FinishStart Finish201101-Jan 18-Jan08-Jan 25-Jan15-Jan 01-Feb22-Jan 08-Feb29-Jan 15-Feb05-Feb 22-Feb12-Feb 01-Mar19-Feb 08-Mar26-Feb 15-Mar05-Mar 22-Mar12-Mar 29-Mar19-Mar 05-Apr26-Mar 12-Apr02-Apr 19-Apr09-Apr 26-Apr16-Apr 03-May23-Apr 10-May30-Apr 17-May14-May 31-May28-May 14-Jun11-Jun 28-Jun25-Jun 12-Jul09-Jul 26-Jul23-Jul 09-Aug06-Aug 23-Aug20-Aug 06-Sep03-Sep 20-Sep17-Sep 04-Oct01-Oct 18-Oct08-Oct 25-Oct15-Oct 01-Nov22-Oct 08-Nov29-Oct 15-Nov05-Nov 22-Nov12-Nov 29-Nov19-Nov 06-Dec26-Nov 13-Dec03-Dec 20-Dec10-Dec 27-Dec17-Dec 03-Jan24-Dec 10-Jan31-Dec 17-Jan201207-Jan 24-Jan14-Jan 31-Jan21-Jan 07-Feb28-Jan 14-Feb04-Feb 21-Feb11-Feb 28-Feb18-Feb 06-Mar25-Feb 13-Mar03-Mar 20-Mar10-Mar 27-Mar17-Mar 03-Apr24-Mar 10-Apr31-Mar 17-Apr07-Apr 24-Apr14-Apr 01-May21-Apr 08-May28-Apr 15-May12-May 29-May26-May 12-Jun09-Jun 26-Jun23-Jun 10-Jul
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769aeimntv109Glimpse of Vietnam 12 days An ideal introduction to an enchanting country of beauty and breadth.Hanoi has a charm not found in most capitals - walk the old area at dawn and you'll discover many of the locals gather by its pretty lakes to play badminton and practice tai chi. Further south, in the former capital of Hue, cruise along the Perfume River and you'll find ancient monuments like the Purple Forbidden City and the decaying Imperial Citadel. Marble Mountain and China Beach, near Danang, are fascinating for their beauty as much as their haunting wartime history. Hoi An is full of narrow streets, old buildings and faded colonial riches. Nha Trang and Mui Ne are two of Vietnam's most popular beaches - perfect places to unwind, swim and snorkel. Trip InfoDeparture DatesGrade: Culture EasyInclusions: Local tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation: 10 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night overnight train Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches. Other Information: On day 2 there is the option to fly from Hanoi to Hue. Group size: Minimum 6, maximum 15. Tour code: PAGVStart FinishStart Finish201110 Jan 21 Jan24 Jan 04 Feb07 Feb 18 Feb21 Feb 04 Mar07 Mar 18 Mar21 Mar 01 Apr04 Apr 15 Apr18 Apr 29 Apr02 May 13 May16 May 27 May30 May 10 Jun13 Jun 24 Jun27 Jun 08 Jul11 Jul 22 Jul25 Jul 05 Aug08 Aug 19 Aug22 Aug 02 Sep05 Sep 16 Sep19 Sep 30 Sep03 Oct 14 Oct17 Oct 28 Oct31 Oct 11 Nov14 Nov 25 Nov28 Nov 09 Dec12 Dec 23 Dec26 Dec 06 Jan201209 Jan 20 Jan23 Jan 03 Feb06 Feb 17 Feb20 Feb 02 Mar05 Mar 16 Mar19 Mar 30 Mar02 Apr 13 Apr16 Apr 27 Apr30 Apr 11 May14 May 25 May28 May 08 JunItineraryDay 1 / Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel.Day 2 / Hanoi City tour of Hanoi. Overnight train to Hue.Day 3 / Hue Explore Hue, Perfume River cruise.Day 4-5 / Hoi An Drive to Hoi An and enjoy a walking tour. Free day in Hoi An.Day 6 / Quy Nhon Drive to Quy Nhon, via My Lai.Day 7-8 / Nha Trang Drive to Nha Trang. Full day boat trip around islands with snorkelling.Day 9 / Mui Ne Visit sand dunes and relax on beach at Mui Ne.Day 10-11 / Saigon Drive to Saigon. City tour and visit Cu Chi tunnels.Day 12 / Saigon Trip ends in Saigon this morning.