Enjoy a breathtaking journey through scenic Vietnam's beautiful vistas.

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 Halong Bay, 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!

Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Countries
Vietnam
Themes
Explorer
Code
TVSR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
167kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Step back in time in Hoi An
  • Dive into the sparkling waters at Nha Trang
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City by cyclo
  • Visit Vietnam's imperial Hue
  • Explore the evocative Old Quarter of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi
  • Set sail on Halong Bay
  • Ride the Reunification Express

Itinerary

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Inclusions

Meals
12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport
Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus
Accommodation
Hotel (11 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Cyclo tour
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise
  • Hanoi - Blue Dragon breakfast
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • HCMC - Mekong Delta day trip
  • HCMC - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cyclo tour
  • Hoi An - Ancient town
  • Hue - Imperial citadel
  • Hue - Perfume River boat ride
  • Hue - Royal tomb
  • Nha Trang - Boat trip

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Scenic Vietnam , July 2015

Scenic Vietnam , July 2015