Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand by Intrepid Travel

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vietnam the reunification express original 15 days hanoi to ho chi minh city departs every wed sat selected mon itinerary days 1-2 hanoi visit ho chi minh s mausoleum and explore the maze of streets in the old quarter end the day with a performance of traditional water puppetry days plus local payment us$200 physical culture shock 3-4 halong bay leave the frenetic pace of the city behind and glide past the soaring karst peaks of halong bay aboard a private boat take a dip in the emerald waters explore caves and spend the night on board return to hanoi for our first leg of the reunification express days 5-6 hue the pace of life is slow in the former imperial capital explore the tombs of the nguyen emperors check out the fascinating citadel and sample hue s culinary specialities there is also time to take a dragon boat cruise along the perfume river days 7-9 hoi an the beautiful town of hoi an is also a shopping mecca search out paintings woodwork or ceramics and get a new wardrobe tailored if shopping s not your thing take a trip out to my son the former holy city of the chams days 10-12 nha trang on board the reunification express once more enjoy the beautiful scenery roll by en route to the lovely seaside town of nha trang go swimming join the locals for their early morning beachfront exercise dine on succulent seafood and take a boat trip among the offshore islands days 13-15 ho chi minh city our final train journey takes us to the lively ho chi minh city take a cyclo tour of the city s sights including the war remnants museum and venture out to the fascinating cu chi tunnels photography competition 2006 local vendor alison arnott accommodation hotels 11 nts overnight trains 2 nts overnight boat 1 nt transport train boat minibus cyclo walking group size max 12 meals 12 breakfasts 2 lunches 1 dinner please note that breakfasts are often simple eggs bread jam and coffee/tea would be most common budget allow us$220 for meals not included departs every wed sat selected mon traveller rating 4.72 out of 5 trip code · explore the old quarter of hanoi · cruise halong bay · experience life aboard the reunification express · visit imperial hue vsr spirit of vietnam southbound original 10 days hanoi to ho chi minh city departs every tue thu sun selected wed itinerary day 1 hanoi with its graceful boulevards tranquil lakeside parks colourful old quarter and misty atmosphere hanoi evokes a certain timelessness soak it up on plus local payment us$100 physical culture shock a cyclo ride around town or rise early to join a morning tai chi session at hoan kiem lake days 2-3 halong bay an overnight cruise among the mystical limestone islands of halong bay is bound to be a memorable experience sit back and enjoy the scenery swim in the balmy waters explore caves and dine on fresh seafood under the stars days 4-5 hue surrounded by mountains and sea hue was chosen as capital by the nguyen emperors for its natural beauty and isolation the royal past lives on in the atmospheric ruins of the imperial citadel and the emperors magnificent tombs days 6-7 hoi an head south through the spectacular scenery of buffalo-dotted rice paddies endless lagoons and breathtaking mountain passes to hoi an once an important trading town hoi an retains an oldworld air and is a great place to learn some of the secrets of vietnamese cuisine at a local cooking school days 8-10 ho chi minh city the endless stream of traffic in vietnam s largest city provides unlimited entertainment and the food is to die for sit down to a delicous banh bo in the ben thanh market or fire up your own grill at one of the city s barbecue restaurants we also travel to the cu chi tunnels to gain an insight into the lives of the viet cong photography competition 2006 relaxing on halong bay john kirk accommodation hotels 7 nts overnight train 1 nt boat 1 nt transport train minibus boat plane walking cyclo group size max 12 meals 8 breakfasts 1 lunch 1 dinner please note that breakfasts are often simple eggs bread jam and coffee/tea would be most common budget allow us$150 for meals not included departs every tue thu sun and selected wed traveller rating 4.82 out of 5 trip code this trip also runs in reverse ­ see trip code vsq · experience old vietnam at a dawn tai chi session · take an overnight cruise on halong bay · discover the history of the nguyen dynasty vsf 23