Vietnam Experience - 12 Days
Vietnam Experience - 12 Days
Vietnam Experience - 12 Days
Vietnam Experience - 12 Days
Vietnam Experience - 12 Days
Vietnam Experience - 12 Days

Vietnam Experience - 12 Days

From R21,399 p.p. Subject to price terms

Package Includes
  • 3 World heritage sites visited
  • Cruise the Mekong Delta
  • Live with a local family on an overnight stay
  • Mekong Delta fishing experience
  • Experience the underground tunnel network built by Cu Chi guerrilla fighters over the course of forty years
  • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace
  • Visit to the War Remnants Museum
  • Enjoy this seaside resort town known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters
  • Visit Hoi An's UNESCO listed Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge

With golden temples, jade green waters, yellow rice paddy fields & coloured silks, Vietnam is an explosion of colour. See coconut palms, sugar plantations & the locals in their conical hats in the Mekong. Cruise the river delta, visit floating markets, get on 2 wheels as you cycle through Hoi An, soak up some rays on the beach in Nha Trang & cruise Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. This is truly a country where East meets West & this tour is the ultimate way to experience it

Validity Period
Selected dates from 22 April 2018 - 14 April 2018
 
Was R22 235
Early payment Offer From R21 399
SAVE R836
 
Additional Information
Accommodation
• 11 nights’ accommodation: 9 nights in 3-star hotels, 1 night in a guesthouse, 1 night on an overnight cruise

Food
17 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners

Inclusions
• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & English-speaking local guides
• Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
• Local taxes, payments & service charges
• 3 internal flights
• Transport & included sightseeing
R21,399 p.p. Land only
  • International airfares.
  • Items not listed in the above inclusions
  • Visas
  • Spending money
  • For all new bookings made from 5 January 2018 – 1 March 2018
  • Trips must depart on or after 1 April 2018.
  • Early payment discount of 5% is applicable, book & paid in full by 1 March 2018.
  • Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All these discounts apply to the land portion of the trip price only. The trip price does not include the costs of international flights (to/from the start or end the trip).
  • May be combined with normal brochure discounts (past passenger, mates rates, 2 tours or more) if applicable.
  • A R1000 deposit is required within 7 days of reservation.
  • Full payment if combined with the EPD by 1 March 2018 otherwise 45 days prior to departure.
  • All cancellation policies apply as per the Contiki Asia 2018/2019 brochure.
  • Contiki is exclusively for 18-35 year olds.

Vietnam

Verdant patchworks of rice paddies, pointed lampshade-style hats, a country ravaged by war, and economic repression - these are the international images of Vietnam, seen on worldwide television and read about in the newspapers. But there are other scenes to be found, ones of natural beauty, ethnic culture, and imperial history, of timeless traditional villages, idyllic sea resorts and dynamic cities.

Shaped like an elongated 'S', Vietnam stretches along the east coast of the Indochinese Peninsula and is likened by its people to a long bamboo pole hung with two baskets of rice, represented by the two fertile regions at either end of the country. Between the lush Red River Delta and the highlands in the north, known for their magnificent scenery and colourful hill tribes, and the agricultural plains and floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south, lie miles of white sandy beaches, towering mountains, rivers and dense forests, and the thousands of bizarre rock and cave formations on the islands of Halong Bay.

The impact of Japanese and Chinese trade, French occupation and American intervention has left its stain on Vietnam, smeared over a period of more than two thousand years of recorded history. However, the country has also been left with a vivid legacy from different cultures evident in the character of its towns, as well as in the architecture and food. The quaint town of Hoi An, once a major trading port, boasts the perfectly preserved architectural influences of the Asian merchants from the north, while the broad leafy boulevards of the capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are reminiscent of France. Menus offer Chinese variations of spring rolls, steamed dumplings and noodles. Hué is the old imperial capital of Vietnam with its royal palaces and palatial mausoleums, and nearby the battle sites of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) are reminders of the brutality of war.

Ancient temples and colourful pagodas are scattered throughout the urban centres, while among them stand hotels of modern luxury, and the development of tourism infrastructure is a booming business. Vietnam is a perfect balance between ancient times and the here and now, a country that reveres its past heroes, a nation that has collectively put the woes of war behind it, and people who welcome visitors to their country with open arms and friendly smiles.

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