Scenic Vietnam


15 Days from 1455.00 (Intrepid Program)

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Travel to Vietnam and journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on one of the most fascinating train journeys on earth - aboard the Reunification Express. Out of service for most of the 20th century due to war, the re-establishment of the rail link in 1975 symbolised unity between the Vietnamese people. This trip through Vietnam is far more than just an ordinary rail journey. Chugging along, there's plenty of stops to explore: Vietnam's stately capital Hanoi, the natural wonder of HalongBay, majestic Hue, charming Hoi An, the beaches and islands of Nha Trang and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the scenic, historical, cultural and culinary highlights on this trip through Vietnam. 'All aboard' for a ride you'll never forget!

Days 1-2, Hanoi

Arrive in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, and get lost in the whirl of colour, commotion and horn-blowing traffic. Visit the mausoleum of the father of modern Vietnam and end the day at a water puppet show.
ACCOM: HOTEL - 2

Days 3-4, Halong Bay

Have breakfast with the kids at the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation before leaving the frenetic pace of city life behind to visit one of Vietnam's most breathtaking spots, Halong Bay. Spend the evening being rocked to sleep by the boat bobbing on the water. Return to Hanoi and then travel overnight on the Reunification Express, bound for Hue.
ACCOM: OVERNIGHT BOAT - 1, OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN - 1

Days 5-6, Hue

Disembark at Hue and relive the opulence of imperial Vietnam within the Thai Hoa Palace, see the scars of former wars in the Forbidden Purple City or discover the legacy left behind by the fussy Emperor Tu Duc's tomb. Relax aboard a Perfume River cruise.
ACCOM: HOTEL - 2

Days 7-9, Hoi An

Travel through Vietnam's coastal rice paddies to the fishing village of Lang Co before heading into the mountains and crossing the breathtaking Hai Van Pass. Take a step back in time in the ancient streetscapes of Hoi An. Here there are centuries-old family homes to explore, the wonderful Japanese Covered Bridge to wander across and bowls of Vietnam's mouth-watering cao lau to try.
ACCOM: HOTEL - 3

Days 10-12, Nha Trang

Visit the sweeping beaches of Nha Trang, Vietnam's idyllic bayside destination. Devour a delicious seafood lunch or float in basket boats on the sparkling waters of the South China Sea.
ACCOM: HOTEL - 2, OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN - 1

Days 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a relaxed cyclo tour through hidden Ho Chi Minh City tourist spots. Later, take a rowboat along the Mekong Delta. Learn the secrets of longan honey from a family of beekeepers and gain insight into rural Vietnamese life on a village visit before ending the adventure back in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
ACCOM: HOTEL - 2