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Peregrine - Vietnam Snapshot

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - experience the heart of Vietnam.

Spend a week in Vietnam discovering the highlights and traditions of this colourful country. This short adventure samples the Old World charm in this pocket of Asia that was part of the former French Indochina. But equally evocative are the oriental influences that stem from a historic mix of Asian traders, settlers and indigenous people that have made this part of the world a cornerstone for empires and colonies. By visiting cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), we uncover that vibrant mix of influences. By stopping in Halong Bay and Hoi An, we discover places of eternal beauty that have also played crucial roles in Vietnamese history.In between, there is still much to discover – this trip distils the country’s finest moments, with plenty of time for hidden treats and quiet surprises.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Experience the highlights and traditions of this colourful country in this short but comprehensive trip

  • Discover the traditional arts of Vietnam with a special visit to the home of a seventh generation water puppet master

  • Take an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and discover this place of famed beauty while enjoying a candle-lit dinner on deck - your Peregine Feature Stay

  • Sail down the Thu Bon River and watch the sunset over Hoi An, a city rich in ancient and recent history

  • Visit the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to uncover the vibrant mix of influences, from the French to Asian traders, settlers and indigenous peoples, that make this a unique pocket of Asia

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a faster paced, busy itinerary, covering the main highlights of Vietnam in just over a week. To cover this distance there are some travel days or half days. However you have 2 included flights to maximise your time in each destination. Be sure to book extra time in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City if you want more time to explore these cities.

  • There is some walking involved on this trip, with walking tours in the downtown areas of each city, as well as walking in the caves in Halong Bay.

  • Average temperatures vary greatly between South and North in Vietnam. While there is no best time of year, it's best to check the seasonal patterns on our country information page, to gauge what the weather will be like and to pack accordingly.

  • There is an included visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Going inside the tunnels is optional, but maybe best avoided if you are likely to feel claustrophobic.

Map & Included Activities


Price shown is based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges apply.

Travel Dates

Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

8 Days From



  • Accommodation - Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature Stay Overnight Boat (1 night)
  • Meals - 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners
  • Transport by Boat, Plane, Private vehicle
  • Included activities as specified


Earn 3,500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points on all tours over $1,000

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