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Impressions of Vietnam including

Phuket Beach Stay

  • London
  • Bangkok
  • Ayuttaya
  • Phitsanulok
  • Lampang
  • Chaing Mai
  • Chaing Rai
  • Bangkok
  • Phuket
  • London

4 NIGHTS from £919pp

Tour Highlights
  • 4 nights by the beach
  • 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 £919pp

Tour + Extension from £2413pp

To book call us on 0800 408 0506

Phuket Beach Stay

Following your 11 day adventure across Thailand, extend your stay with a 4 night extension on the exotic island of Phuket. Framed by turquoise waters, golden sand and verdant jungles, the 'pearl of the Andaman' boasts vibrant towns brimming with quirky bars and luxurious spas to relax within.

We have chosen two hotels that compliment this idyllic island gateway and provide guests with a fantastic selection of amenities at both the charming 4 star Chanalai Garden Resort, or the unique 5 star Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Saigon

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


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

After breakfast travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an impressive network of underground tunnels spanning 75 miles in length, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Pass through a traditional rice paper-making village before lunch, then start your city tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace. Continue to the Notre Dame Cathedral and travel past the grand French-style Saigon Post Office.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Saigon to Can Tho

This morning drive to My Tho, stopping on the way at the Thien Hau Pagoda, an intricately designed temple. On arrival in My Tho, you will board a boat for a cruise down the Mekong River, passing floating markets and local villages. Your boat will dock at Unicorn Island, giving you the chance to visit fruit farms and a coconut sweet workshop where you can sample these local delights. Visit a bee farm to enjoy traditional honey tea, before a boat tour takes you to Can Tho for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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

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
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
Halong Bay to Hanoi

Awake to the rising sun's glistening reflection from the centre of Halong Bay and begin your day with some calming Tai Chi. Later, embark on a small rowing boat on a tour of Vung Vieng, a scenic floating village in the heart Halong Bay's spellbinding emerald waters, before visiting the Pearl Farm, learning about how natural pearls are grown and cultivated. Return to your cruise and participate in today's Vietnamese cooking demonstration which takes place atop the sun deck; savour the tastes of your skilful work for lunch, before arriving into Hon Gai Harbour where you will disembark and travel back to the capital of Hanoi for your overnight stay.

  • Brunch & Dinner
Hanoi to the UK

Following breakfast the day is left at leisure before transferring to the airport for your evening flight back to London.

  • Breakfast
Bangkok to Phuket

Transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel

  • Breakfast

This day is yours to spend how you wish.

  • Breakfast
Phuket to the UK

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


Until 30th June 2021, a visa is not required for stays up to 15 days for UK citizens. 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. 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.
Please note, Irish citizens must accquire a visa when travelling to Vietnam, so please follow the above information to obtain a visa.

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.


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.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp 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.
Baggage allowance (per person): Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage.
Hand luggage: One piece of hand baggage and one accessory not exceeding 12kg total weight for both. The total dimension of one hand baggage item must not exceed 115cm (56cm x 36cm x 23cm). The total dimension of one accessory must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in.

Alternative Flights
Alternative flights are available, please contact us for details.

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;,,, 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

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of your trip. You will also be joined by a local guide in each of the cities which you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong, known as VND. You can exchange your currency in Vietnam, however, US Dollars are widely accepted in Vietnam should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you. The currency in Cambodia is the Cambodian Riel, known as AHR. You can exchange your currency in Cambodia, however, US Dollars are widely accepted in Cambodia 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 Price
2020 DATES
Kata Palm Resort and Spa
15 Apr 202028 Apr 2020£799£1609£2408
29 Apr 202012 May 2020£799£1559£2358
13 May 202026 May 2020£799£1459£2258
27 May 202009 Jun 2020£799£1359£2158
10 Jun 202023 Jun 2020£799£1309£2108
24 Jun 202007 Jul 2020£799£1299£2098
08 Jul 202021 Jul 2020£799£1449£2248
02 Sep 202015 Sep 2020£799£1539£2338
16 Sep 202029 Sep 2020£799£1539£2338
30 Sep 202013 Oct 2020£799£1539£2338
07 Oct 202020 Oct 2020£799£1549£2348
14 Oct 202027 Oct 2020£799£1549£2348
28 Oct 202010 Nov 2020£869£1549£2418
11 Nov 202024 Nov 2020£869£1669£2538
25 Nov 202008 Dec 2020£889£1669£2558
2021 DATES
06 Jan 202119 Jan 2021£929£1599£2528
13 Jan 202126 Jan 2021£929£1599£2528
27 Jan 202109 Feb 2021£929£1799£2728
03 Feb 202116 Feb 2021£929£1649£2578
17 Feb 202102 Mar 2021£929£1599£2528
24 Feb 202109 Mar 2021£929£1649£2578
10 Mar 202123 Mar 2021£929£1599£2528
24 Mar 202106 Apr 2021£799£1669£2468
07 Apr 202120 Apr 2021£799£1649£2448
14 Apr 202127 Apr 2021£799£1649£2448
28 Apr 202111 May 2021£799£1599£2398
12 May 202125 May 2021£799£1499£2298
19 May 202101 Jun 2021£799£1399£2198
26 May 202108 Jun 2021£799£1399£2198
02 Jun 202115 Jun 2021£799£1399£2198
09 Jun 202122 Jun 2021£799£1299£2098
23 Jun 202106 Jul 2021£799£1399£2198
07 Jul 202120 Jul 2021£799£1399£2198
11 Aug 202124 Aug 2021£799£1599£2398
01 Sep 202114 Sep 2021£799£1499£2298
15 Sep 202128 Sep 2021£799£1499£2298
29 Sep 202112 Oct 2021£799£1599£2398
06 Oct 202119 Oct 2021£799£1599£2398
13 Oct 202126 Oct 2021£799£1599£2398
27 Oct 202109 Nov 2021£879£1599£2478
10 Nov 202123 Nov 2021£879£1599£2478
17 Nov 202130 Nov 2021£879£1599£2478
24 Nov 202107 Dec 2021£879£1599£2478
2020 DATES
Metadee Resort and Villas
15 Apr 202028 Apr 2020£889£1609£2498
29 Apr 202012 May 2020£889£1559£2448
13 May 202026 May 2020£889£1459£2348
27 May 202009 Jun 2020£889£1359£2248
10 Jun 202023 Jun 2020£889£1309£2198
24 Jun 202007 Jul 2020£889£1299£2188
08 Jul 202021 Jul 2020£889£1449£2338
02 Sep 202015 Sep 2020£889£1539£2428
16 Sep 202029 Sep 2020£889£1539£2428
30 Sep 202013 Oct 2020£889£1539£2428
07 Oct 202020 Oct 2020£889£1549£2438
14 Oct 202027 Oct 2020£889£1549£2438
28 Oct 202010 Nov 2020£939£1549£2488
11 Nov 202024 Nov 2020£939£1669£2608
25 Nov 202008 Dec 2020£939£1669£2608
2021 DATES
06 Jan 202119 Jan 2021£939£1599£2538
13 Jan 202126 Jan 2021£939£1599£2538
27 Jan 202109 Feb 2021£939£1799£2738
03 Feb 202116 Feb 2021£939£1649£2588
17 Feb 202102 Mar 2021£939£1599£2538
24 Feb 202109 Mar 2021£939£1649£2588
10 Mar 202123 Mar 2021£939£1599£2538
24 Mar 202106 Apr 2021£889£1669£2558
07 Apr 202120 Apr 2021£889£1649£2538
14 Apr 202127 Apr 2021£889£1649£2538
28 Apr 202111 May 2021£889£1599£2488
12 May 202125 May 2021£889£1499£2388
19 May 202101 Jun 2021£889£1399£2288
26 May 202108 Jun 2021£889£1399£2288
02 Jun 202115 Jun 2021£889£1399£2288
09 Jun 202122 Jun 2021£889£1299£2188
23 Jun 202106 Jul 2021£889£1399£2288
07 Jul 202120 Jul 2021£889£1399£2288
11 Aug 202124 Aug 2021£889£1599£2488
01 Sep 202114 Sep 2021£889£1499£2388
15 Sep 202128 Sep 2021£889£1499£2388
29 Sep 202112 Oct 2021£889£1599£2488
06 Oct 202119 Oct 2021£889£1599£2488
13 Oct 202126 Oct 2021£889£1599£2488
27 Oct 202109 Nov 2021£939£1599£2538
10 Nov 202123 Nov 2021£939£1599£2538
17 Nov 202130 Nov 2021£939£1599£2538
24 Nov 202107 Dec 2021£939£1599£2538
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. Alternatively please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room.

Please note

For the Halong Bay Cruise, you will either be booked into a twin or double room. The 1 night cruise segment of your tour to Halong Bay will now be on board the 5-star La Regina Legend ship, following a slightly different itinerary: while still visiting Halong Bay the route will take you to Lan Ha Bay instead of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Private Tours

If the group tour departure dates and not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience than you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

What to expect

Fact File


Average Flying time

12 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 35 °C

Spoken languages


When to go

Please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.



What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Binoculars
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  • London
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  • London
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  • Can Tho
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hoi An Beach
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  • London
  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
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