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Escorted Tours

Impressions of Vietnam including

Hoi An Beach Stay


Route:
  • London
  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hoi An Beach
  • London

4 NIGHTS from £399pp

Tour Highlights
  • Beach front location
  • 10 minutes drive from Hoi An town
  • Excellent spa facilities
  • City tour of Hanoi including a walking tour of the Old Quarter
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Daytime Mekong River Cruise and Can Tho Canal Ride
  • Vietnamese cooking demonstration
  • Overnight Halong Bay Cruise and Me Cung Caves
  • City tours of Saigon
  • Visit the floating market at Cai Rang

Extension from £399pp

Tour + Extension from £1698pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Hoi An Beach Stay

Extend your trip in Vietnam with a 4-night stay on the stunning beach just outside Hoi An, a beautifully authentic town where hundreds of tailors line the narrow low-rise streets and riverside cafes overlook the waterside edge.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Saigon

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Saigon International Airport.

2
Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax in the afternoon before enjoying a welcome dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.

  • Dinner
3
Saigon

After breakfast travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an impressive network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. En route your tour will pass through a traditional rice paper making village before your lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start your city tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the former home and workplace of the president of South Vietnam during the war. Continue to the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral which was built between 1877-1883 and is the major seat of the Catholic religion in Vietnam. You will then travel to the French-style Saigon Post Office followed by the Thien Hau Pagoda and a local lacquer ware workshop.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Saigon to Can Tho

In the morning you will drive to My Tho where you will board a boat for a cruise down the Mekong River, passing floating markets, local villages and the four islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle. Your boat will dock at Unicorn Island, giving you the chance to visit farms selling exotic fruits and a coconut sweet workshop where you can sample these local delights. Arrive at a bee farm to enjoy their traditional honey tea, then a tour down the Vam Chua Canal on a rowing boat. Continue to Can Tho where you will spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Can Tho to Hanoi

Your morning in Can Tho will begin with a gentle trip through the picturesque canals and waterways in a small boat, taking in the sultry scenery and daily activities of the small boat vendors of the floating markets who live along these Mekong canals, as well as stopping at the spectacular Cai Rang floating market - the largest in the entire Mekong Delta. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant you will be transferred to the airport in Can Tho for your flight to Hanoi where you will then have the night to settle in.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Hanoi

Your full day tour of Hanoi begins with the ancient Temple of Literature, then the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. A short drive out of the city centre follows where you can take part in a local Vietnamese cooking demonstration and enjoy your delicious creation for lunch. The afternoon continues with a visit to the Vietnam History museum, and a photo opportunity at the Hanoi Opera House, a beautiful colonial building, then a walking tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening sit back and enjoy a thousand year old Water Puppet Show.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Hanoi to Halong Bay

This memorable day takes you to the awe-inspiring Halong Bay where you will explore these tranquil islands on a luxury cruise boat, passing local towns and intricate limestone formations on the way. Take a tour of Vung Vieng, an old floating village, by rowing boat. Anchoring at Ho Dong Tien, a Vietnamese cooking demonstration will take place on the sun deck, followed by a seafood dinner on board before you retire to your cabin.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Halong Bay to Hanoi

Start your day with some calming Tai Chi before your boat takes you to the prehistoric Sung Sot 'Surprise Cave', filled with otherworldly rock formations illuminated by coloured lights. Later, continue through the bay's labyrinth of islands on your way back to the mainland. Travel back to the capita

  • Brunch & Dinner
9
Hanoi to Hoi An

Fly to Hoi An and transfer onto your chosen Beach Hotel

  • Breakfast
10
Hoi An

Relax at your chosen Beach Hotel

  • Breakfast
13
Hoi An to the UK

Transfer to the Airport for your flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

Vietnam:
Until 30th June 2021, a visa is not required for stays up to 15 days. From the 1st July 2021 and for stays longer than 15 days, a visa is required for entry into Vietnam. You can apply for an e-visa online at https://evisa. xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn. The cost of the visa is approximately USD$25 and will take roughly 3 working days. Alternatively, we work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote Mercury Holidays. The cost of the visa is £105. The visas take around 10 working days to issue and are only valid for 3 months from the date of entry. Therefore we recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however, please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure that you will not need it during this time. You can also visit the Embassy of Vietnam in London: 12-14 Victoria Road, London, W8 5RD. This visa information is a guideline only and is subject to change; up-to-date information regarding the process and fees will be advised at the time of calling the Travel Visa Company.
Cambodia:
If you have booked the Temples of Cambodia extension following your tour, you will need to purchase a visa for Cambodia costing USD $30 on arrival at the airport in Siem Reap. Please note that you will be required to bring a passport photo with you as well as USD $30 cash in order to apply for your visa on arrival in Cambodia.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

All flights are operated by Vietnam Airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage & hand luggage of 5kg not exceeding 56cm x 36cm x 23cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only & subject to change.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

Your stay in Hoi An is not escorted by a tour guide.

Currency Information

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong, known as VND. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. US Dollars are also widely accepted in Vietnam should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100 - £200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
Le Belhamy Hoi An Resort and Spa
04 Sep 201916 Sep 2019£409£1479£1888Please call to book
0800 781 4893
18 Sep 201930 Sep 2019£409£1499£1908Please call to book
0800 781 4893
02 Oct 201914 Oct 2019£409£1519£1928SOLD OUT
16 Oct 201928 Oct 2019£409£1549£1958Book Now
30 Oct 201911 Nov 2019£419£1569£1988Book Now
13 Nov 201925 Nov 2019£419£1629£2048Book Now
27 Nov 201909 Dec 2019£419£1629£2048Book Now
2020 DATES
15 Jan 202027 Jan 2020£429£1629£2058Book Now
29 Jan 202010 Feb 2020£429£1629£2058Book Now
19 Feb 202002 Mar 2020£429£1669£2098Book Now
26 Feb 202009 Mar 2020£429£1699£2128Book Now
11 Mar 202023 Mar 2020£429£1629£2058Book Now
25 Mar 202006 Apr 2020£429£1629£2058Book Now
15 Apr 202027 Apr 2020£419£1869£2288Book Now
29 Apr 202011 May 2020£399£1619£2018Book Now
13 May 202025 May 2020£399£1589£1988Book Now
27 May 202008 Jun 2020£399£1449£1848Book Now
10 Jun 202022 Jun 2020£429£1299£1728Book Now
24 Jun 202006 Jul 2020£409£1449£1858Book Now
08 Jul 202020 Jul 2020£409£1519£1928Book Now
02 Sep 202014 Sep 2020£409£1539£1948Book Now
30 Sep 202012 Oct 2020£409£1579£1988Book Now
14 Oct 202026 Oct 2020£429£1599£2028Book Now
28 Oct 202009 Nov 2020£429£1619£2048Book Now
11 Nov 202023 Nov 2020£429£1669£2098Book Now
2019 DATES
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
04 Sep 201916 Sep 2019£529£1479£2008Please call to book
0800 781 4893
18 Sep 201930 Sep 2019£529£1499£2028Please call to book
0800 781 4893
02 Oct 201914 Oct 2019£529£1519£2048Book Now
16 Oct 201928 Oct 2019£529£1549£2078Book Now
30 Oct 201911 Nov 2019£539£1569£2108Book Now
13 Nov 201925 Nov 2019£539£1629£2168Book Now
27 Nov 201909 Dec 2019£539£1629£2168Book Now
2020 DATES
15 Jan 202027 Jan 2020£549£1629£2178Book Now
29 Jan 202010 Feb 2020£549£1629£2178Book Now
19 Feb 202002 Mar 2020£529£1669£2198Book Now
26 Feb 202009 Mar 2020£529£1699£2228Book Now
11 Mar 202023 Mar 2020£539£1629£2168Book Now
25 Mar 202006 Apr 2020£599£1629£2228Book Now
15 Apr 202027 Apr 2020£559£1869£2428Book Now
29 Apr 202011 May 2020£519£1619£2138Book Now
13 May 202025 May 2020£519£1589£2108Book Now
27 May 202008 Jun 2020£519£1449£1968Book Now
10 Jun 202022 Jun 2020£549£1299£1848Book Now
24 Jun 202006 Jul 2020£559£1449£2008Book Now
08 Jul 202020 Jul 2020£559£1519£2078Book Now
02 Sep 202014 Sep 2020£559£1539£2098Book Now
30 Sep 202012 Oct 2020£529£1579£2108Book Now
14 Oct 202026 Oct 2020£539£1599£2138Book Now
28 Oct 202009 Nov 2020£539£1619£2158Book Now
11 Nov 202023 Nov 2020£539£1669£2208Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Travelling Alone?

Unfortunately we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour, however if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Dong

Average Flying time

12 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 26 °C

Spoken languages

Vietnamese

When to go

Please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Vietnam

What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Binoculars
Customer Rating:
10/10
G Pratt
8th Jul 2019

Tour very demanding if not very fit. Party of 9 which 6 of the group were women and only two managed all events.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Cat Morris
2nd Jul 2019

All hotels used throughout the tour were of a very good standard. The Mon Cheri boat used in Halong bay was phenomenal! Our cabin was beautiful. The Mon Cheri also partners with the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation charity which rescues children who have been trafficked for labour or sexual exploitation and also helps street kids and children with disibilities. The Sunrise hotel in Hoi an was absolutely fantastic. The food in the spice garden and pool house was of excellent quality. I particularly enjoyed the 'white rose dumplings' mmmmmm.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Jacqui Botten
27th Jun 2019

All were of a very good standard we thought.
We thought the whole experience was super. Hoi An at the end was just perfect. Le Belhamy needs a bit of tlc but we thought it had real charm and the service was second to none...so much nicer than a concrete box hotel!

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Geoff Rix
26th Jun 2019

All Hotels visited were Excellent

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
David Bignell
11th Jun 2019

The hotels were all of an excellent standard. They were comfortable and pleasant throughout and all offered extensive facilities.
I Cant say too many good things about this holiday it was really amazing.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Vernon Da Cunha
1st May 2019

Hotels in Saigon, Hanoi and Can Ho well located.
Service at the Sunrise Hotel was exceptional.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Barbara Freeman
19th Apr 2019

hotels in centre of town so good to get around on your own.
hotels for food very good but to much of the same food

nice at Hoi an beach stay to have English food

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Lisa Matthews
28th Mar 2019

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE TRIP WAS SUPERB - A REALLY WELL PUT TOGETHER ITINERARY. THE ONLY THING THAT LET MERCURY DOWN WAS THE TICKETING PRE-DEPARTURE. WE DIDN'T RECEIVE TICKETS UNTIL ABOUT 3 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, AND THEN WE HAD 2 SETS IN MY HUSBAND'S NAME, AND NONE FOR ME!

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Lynnette Sandford`
27th Mar 2019

All hotels were very good, especially the Sunrise in Hoi An.
I found this tour to be very well organised and excellant value for money.
Both the Vietnamese guides were excellant, even assisting us with the checking in procedures at the airports.
Would definately recommend.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Ann Spencer
13th Mar 2019

Also concerned for another time that trip could be cancelled at last minute if not enough bookings

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Sue Tye
2nd Dec 2018

All hotels were good standard and enjoyed staying in all of the hotels

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
George Berry
28th Nov 2018

ALL THE HOTELS WERE FIRST CLASS.THE MEALS IN THEM WERE SUPERB AND THE STAFF WERE ALL BRILLIANT.
Thanks should also be expressed to the bus drivers assistant(the bus boy) on the Hanoi part of the trip. My wife is disabled but he helped with the wheelchair and assisted we 2 old fogies on and off the bus.Very often never praised enough

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Paul Hellen
16th Nov 2018

Hotels generally very good

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
John Davidson
2nd Nov 2018

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  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Julie Walker
31st Oct 2018

All the hotels were good, very clean. The hotel staff were very helpful.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Lyn Thomas
30th Jun 2018

Very nice hotels. The Sunrise Premium Hoi An is an amazing hotel.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
George Bragg
1st Apr 2018

All hotels were well situated and perfectly adequate.
Hoi An hotel was excellent.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Robert Hughes
28th Mar 2018

Excellent

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Evan Haynes
14th Feb 2018

All the hotels were centrally located, very clean and provided a good breakfast. They seemed well prepared for our large group. All the hotels were quiet at night for a good nights sleep.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Viv Shaw
8th Dec 2017

All the hotels were very good,clean and quality food.
All staff very helpful and polite.

The hotel in Hanoi, Sunway hotel is very good ,but it is in an area which could be improved, but it did not spoil our stay.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Angela Cox
29th Nov 2017

Overall we were pleased with the choice of hotels

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Adrian Sheppard
22nd Nov 2017

Good range of hotels used

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Pam West
10th Mar 2017

Saigon hotel fine for a short stay - central location, comfy bed, great shower but room very small and no case rack which meant our luggage took up most of the floor space.
Can Tho hotel - good room and central location
Hanoi hotel - good room and great breakfast but quite a long walk from the central lake with several very busy roads to cross.
Food on Halong Bay cruise fabulous
Sunrise Hotel in Hoi An - fabulous

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Graem Preston
15th Feb 2017

The Golden Central Hotel in Ho Chi Minh (the first on our itinerary) was the least best hotel. The rest were very good. Both teh tour guides were very professional, and the second guide (Giang, in Ha Noi) was excellent and made every effort to make our tour a pleasure.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Theresa Horay
15th Feb 2017

The guides we had, Tian in Saigon and River in Hanoi were absolutely brilliant. Friendly and knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble for them. I celebrated my 75th birthday in Saigon and Tian bought me a beautiful chocolate coated birthday cake to share with our "Mercury Family". River bought lots of local treats for us to try.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Robert Woodward
28th Nov 2016

All good but Sunrise and Halong Bay boat excellent!

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  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Wendy Maycraft
9th Nov 2016

Loved the rooftop swimming pool in Ho Chi Minh City. Loved the Sunrise in Hoi Ann, though I did think they could have provided full free wifi.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
David Pearce
19th Mar 2016

Very pleased with the standard and location of all the hotels including the Le Belhamy.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Steve Carter
4th Nov 2015

All hotels were very good, with excellent service.
The food, dining area t the Golden Central Hotel in Saigon could have been better.
A swimming pool at the Hanoi hotel would have been a great addition.
Also the bars seemed to close very early - for example we got back from dinner one evening in Can Tho at about 10.15 and fancied a drink in the bar but it had closed for the evening.
The Sunrise Hotel in Hoi An was excellent - an ideal place to relax after a fairly busy few days sight seeing.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Heather Portlock
7th Oct 2015

Hotels first class

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Linda Smith
7th Oct 2015

We appreciated the support of both tour guides, they were very informative. We would suggest that the tips could be included in the cost as it proved to be quite awkward as we not only had the coach driver to tip but also his assistant who had little to do but still expected his tip.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.2/10
John Haley
4th Mar 2015

Good quality hotels

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
  • Room
  • Service
  • Facilities
  • Cleanliness
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