For those with limited time but still wanting to enjoy a varied Vietnam holiday, this tour stretches from the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City in the south, to the charming port town of Hoi An and on to the elegant capital, Hanoi, where the French influence is still evident through its stunning colonial architecture. Travel aboard the Reunification Express to feel like a true local, experience this incredible country and learn more about its complex history. Gain an insight into traditional Vietnamese life, sample the local cuisine and enjoy a magical overnight experience amongst Halong Bay’s limestone peaks.
This morning depart to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a series of tunnels used by the Vietcong to evade the American invaders. Explore the maze of tunnels with your guide - also on display are various homemade mantraps and the remains of an American tank. Return to Ho Chi Minh City with lunch en-route and follow this with visits to some of the city's major attractions including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. (B/L)
Enjoy the day at leisure - perhaps enjoy some souvenir shopping in the popular Ben Thanh Market. This evening fly to Da Nang and then take the short drive to the merchant town of Hoi An. The evening is at leisure. (B)
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Hoi An. The historic town of Hoi An was one of the most important ports in central Vietnam, visited by sailing ships from all over the world seeking trade in silk, ceramics and spices. Now, with its Old Town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An has become a popular tourist destination where travellers buy tailor-made suits and marvel at the quaint narrow streets packed with ancient Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese architecture. (B)
Experience the beauty of one of Indochina’s most iconic vistas - Halong Bay. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this impressive natural wonder consists of around 1,600 limestone islands rising from the sea. Board a traditional junk and sail out into the bay. Explore caves, take a dip in the emerald waters or go kayaking before enjoying a tasty BBQ on the sundeck prepared on board by the crew. Watch sunset and spend the night on board. (B/L/D)
This morning head to a floating village by kayak or rowboat. Return to the ship for a light brunch while cruising back to the pier. Drive back to Hanoi and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B)
Please speak to a Regent Travel Vietnam specialist if you wish to upgrade to five-star hotels