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Vietnam Beach Break 15 days

Posted by on December 31, 2013

Soak up some culture while exploring one of Asia’s prettiest coastlines. This fifteen-day adventure includes visits to Vietnam’s premier coastal destinations of Hoi An, Halong Bay, Nha Trang and Mui Ne. But it’s not all flop and drop, you will also see the highlights of each city. Seize the chance to discover an exciting country while perfecting your tan!

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
hanoi in autumnYou will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive activities can be arranged for the rest of the day.

 

 

 

 

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
halong bayDrive to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay for an overnight cruise through thousands of limestone islands on a traditional ‘junk’. Explore caves, kayak in secluded lagoons and sunbathe on the deck. In the evening enjoy a seafood dinner before retiring to your cabin for the night.

 

 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi
halong10The next day cruise back to the mainland, arriving at around midday. Transfer back to Hanoi and spend the night there.

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An
Lanterns for sale in Hoi An at nightYou will be transferred to the airport for a connecting flight to Danang and a short journey to the quaint, picturesque town of Hoi An. Spend your first evening in Hoi An strolling its romantic, silk lantern lit streets and dine in one of its fantastic riverside restaurants.

 

 

Day 5 – 6: Hoi An
an bang beach in hoi anOver the next couple of days you have the options of a privately guided walking tour, a fun cooking class or an excursion to the ancient ruins of My Son. Alternatively, explore the picturesque countryside by bicycle or just laze on the beach.

 

 

 

Day 7: Hoi An – Fly to Nha Trang
tran phu str in nha trangRefreshed from your relaxing break in beautiful Hoi An, travel onwards to the beach town of Nha Trang, for the next few nights.

 

 

 

 

Day 8 – 9: Nha Trang
local fishing in nhatrangWith its turquoise sea, golden sand and blue skies it is tempting to spend your days just relaxing on the beach. For those who can tear themselves away from their sun loungers, there are many options. You may enjoy a day trip to the offshore islands to go snorkeling and swimming. More adventurous types may wish to take advantage of the excellent kayaking or diving on offer.

 

 

Day 10: Nha Trang – Mui Ne
local fishing in muineAfter a couple of nights in Nha Trang it is time to head further south to the peaceful town of Mui Ne with 4 hours traveling.
Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

 

 

Day 11-12: Mui Ne
muineMui Ne is a popular place for watersports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. It is also home to giant sand dunes perfect for jeep safaris. The area is justifiably known for its cheap and fresh seafood. Inspiring photographic opportunities abound with the brightly coloured Vietnamese fishing boats bringing in their catch in the morning.

 

 

Day 13: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh
ben thanh market in saigonGet transfer to the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh with 4.5 hours traveling.
Balance of the day is free time but there will plenty to do if you so choose. Perhaps you’ll want to hop on a cyclo for an adventure through the city’s winding street as you pass popular sights like Tao Dan Park on your way to a tour of Notre Dame Cathedral. Or, you can simply sample a variety of food and drink at the cities seemingly endless array of restaurants and cafes. You’ll have an overnight stay and have a chance to relax and reflect upon everything you have seen.

 

Day 14: Mekong Delta excursion
Cai Be PrincessToday we make a journey to the Mekong Delta. Sail through the broad waterways and small creeks of the Mekong River, enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch and see traditional rural life including a local village, communal temple and traditional mat weaving at a local farmer’s house. This trip is the ideal way to spend the day in the delta.

 

 

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
ben thanh marketSpend the morning at leisure before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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