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15 days

Vietnamese coast with mysterious Phu Quoc Island

Vietnam
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From 1600 eur

Colonial chic, a big city vibrancy, dramatically steep rocks shooting out of the sea, rice terraces on the cloud covered slopes of the mountains and a host of tropical islands, Vietnam has it all!

Boasting one of the most unique cultures in the world, Vietnam has sandy beaches, stunning landscapes, ethnic minority villages and a truly outstanding cuisine… not to mention the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, a must see before the communists with Uncle Ho have gone for good!

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Travel plan

1

Departure

 

Flight from Europe to Hanoi.

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Hanoi

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After your arrival our agent will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel in the old part of the city. Hanoi is a soulful city full of the charm and unique atmosphere of ancient pagodas neighbouring the lakes, colonial mansions and tropical boulevards. Join senior citizens doing tai chi at the side of the mystic Hoan Kiem Lake and pay tribute to uncle Ho Chi Minh in his mausoleum. In the evening check out the Water Puppet Theatre show, which takes place just a stone’s throw from your hotel.

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Ha Long Bay

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After a hearty Vietnamese breakfast, you transfer to Ha Long Bay, where your boat is waiting. Jump aboard and photograph all the Bay’s treasures on the cruise, for example, the dramatic local calcite formations that look like they are straight out of a parallel universe and which are included on the UNESCO natural heritage list. In the evening after dinner aboard, there will be time for fishing or just contemplating the picturesque bay in the moonlight.

The next day you visit Turtle Island and a small bamboo boat will take you to the mysterious Hidden Lagoon. Late in the afternoon, you return to Hanoi for a farewell dinner after which you catch the night train to the true pearl of Vietnam – Hoi An.

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Hoi An

Leżak Impreza Zabytki Snorkeling

Art galleries? Markets where flocks of ducks are among the most usual things on sale? Fancy restaurants with $5 menus and fantastic cocktails? Or, at the end of the day, splashing around in the hotel pool in the middle of a tropical garden? All these – and a lot more! – are in Hoi An.

The town is on the UNESCO cultural heritage list and, in our opinion, it looks and feels like the quintessence of Vietnam. Apart from the intimate, small-town atmosphere, you will experience medieval streets, charming colonial-style mansions as well as the vibrant port and jetty teeming with excellent bars and restaurants. For history lovers, we recommend a 1-day excursion to My Son where the ruins of the most important municipality of the ancient Champa Kingdom are located. Even more, just 15 minutes by bike from your hotel stretch kilometres of white beaches where you can enjoy the cooling water, warm sand and the sun.

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Ho Chi Minh City

Mapa Impreza Zabytki

Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) which is definitely one of the most exciting cities in South-East Asia. If you fancy a dose of anti-American propaganda, don't miss out on the War Remnants Museum. Again, those fond of history will also find a lot of attractions, such as the underground tunnels of Cu Chi, used the Viet Cong soldiers who had their shelters, hospitals and even assembly halls here. Saigon also offers a host of temples, pagodas and parks. You'll certainly never get bored here!

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Phu Quoc Island

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Time for the tropical island of Phu Quoc. Just a 30-minute flight will transport you light years from the hustle and bustle of Saigon – to an idyllic island fringed by 40 kilometres of white beaches and a thick forest of palm trees. Coconuts, alabaster beach, the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand, cosy bungalows directly on the beach… who could ask for more?

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Back to Europe

 

Flight back home via Ho Chi Minh City.

 

 

The above travel plan is just an example of what you might expect when travelling with Planet Escape. We tailor each travel plan to the individual client’s needs and we carefully select the right beach, accommodation, activities and the length of stay to suit your individual requirements.

Hotels

Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City

Both hotels are situated in the centre, very close to all the major city highlights. The rooms are of a decent size with clean, comfy bathrooms and a design comprised of oriental and contemporary ideas. The helpful staff will be happy to answer all of your questions and assist you in ordering a cab or facilitate your stay in any other way.

Hoi An

This family home stay is located in a small village, very close to the centre of Hoi An. It's the most magical place where you immediately become aware of what Vietnamese hospitality really means. The bungalow is located amid tropical trees and flowers and it takes 10 minutes on foot to the city centre or 20 minutes cycling to the beach. With its swimming pool, bike rental and free laundry service, staying here is simply an unforgettable experience.

Phu Quoc bungalows

A peaceful and silent resort surrounded by blossoming orchids and hibiscus. Located very close to the best beach on the island, there is free wi-fi, a swimming pool and help from the invaluable staff – guaranteed.

Food

Scrumptious. Sinful. Delectable. Cooking is virtually an art form in Vietnam. The cuisine is based on beef, seafood, a wide range of fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs and spices. According to the ancient Vietnamese philosophy of eating, a good meal should strike the perfect balance between sweet and sour, crispy and soft, fried and steamed… After experiencing it on holiday, you'll most likely smile indulgently when you next encounter the European version of “Vietnamese cuisine”.

Price includes:

  • Return flight Europe-Vietnam.
  • Internal flights (Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City).
  • Accommodation with breakfasts (1 night in Hanoi, 1 night on a boat in Ha Long Bay, 4 nights in Hoi An, 1 night in Ho Chi Minh City, 5 nights on Phu Quoc Island).
  • Boat trip with accommodation and all meals (Ha Long Bay).
  • Inland transfers in Vietnam.
  • Insurance: Emergency Medical Expenses 30,000 EUR; Accident 4,000 EUR; lost luggage 500 EUR.
  • Escape Box including Escape Book, which is a bespoke guide book with detailed travel plans and instructions. In the Box you will also find printed flight tickets, vouchers and a surprise.

Price does not include:

  • Meals (except for breakfasts and all meals on the boat).
  • Admission tickets to tourist attractions.
  • Transfer from and to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City (one-way taxi is around $5).
  • Vietnamese visa paid on arrival ($45).

 

The price above is only an estimate. A final price will be indicated in the offer we prepare for you.

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