9 day sample itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An Multi Centre

Bustling city followed by this charming World Heritage Site

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Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. With French colonial buildings, bustling markets, designer shops, incense-scented pagodas and stalls selling fragrant noodle soup, this city hosts traditional and modern elements. We recommend spending three nights here to allow enough time to see all the key attractions, just a short flight to Danang and a 30 minute road transfer will then take you to the enchanting ancient town of Hoi An, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The narrow streets are lined with colourful lanterns which light up at night and tailor shops offering made to measure suits and dresses at unbelievable prices.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • The Bitexco Financial Tower to enjoy 360-degree views of the entire city
  • Purchase your local handicrafts and souvenirs from Ben Thanh Market
  • Explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An
  • Order made-to-measure clothing from the many tailor-shops in Hoi An

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
9 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Complex of tunnels at Cu Chi
    • Evening cruise on the Saigon River
    • War Remnants Museum
    • Old Post Office
    • Saigon Saigon Roof Top Bar at the Caravelle Hotel
  • Hoi An

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Red Bridge Restaurant and cooking school
    • Japanese Covered Bridge
    • Hoi An Silk Village
    • A colourful town lit at night by lanterns
    • Cycle around the town to explore in your own time
Ho Chi Minh City

Spend several days exploring the many sights, sounds and smells of this energetic metropolis, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market and the War Remnants Museum. With the fast pace of life in this city we recommend you stop at one of the numerous Vietnamese coffee shops around the city to sample a Vietnamese iced coffee, pull up a seat outside on the street and take a moment to appreciate everything around you. Don’t forget to venture outside the city as well and explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and the fascinating Mekong Delta.

Hoi An

The beautiful and incredibly charming town of Hoi An is situated just south of Danang in central Vietnam. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town is made up of winding lanes and wonderful Chinese-style architecture dating back to the 15th century. We recommend spending around five nights here to really soak up the beauty and character of the area. If you also want to make the most of the nearby beaches you could easily base yourself here for a week and spend some lazy days on a sun lounger.

Highlights