- Discover a different way of living.
- Visit the biggest pagoda in South East Asia: Bai Dinh.
- Explore Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Overnight cruise on a traditional junk boat on Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay.
- Visit the charming old port town of Hoi An.
- Time to relax on the picturesque beaches of Central & South Vietnam.
- Stay in the most luxurious accommodations that Vietnam has to offer.
- Age range
- 13 - 90 years old
Fancy a VIP getaway? Our Luxury Vietnam Holidays adds a little something extra to make your stay even more special. Treat yourselves to a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday to Vietnam. Combine the bustling streets of Hanoi and dramatic Halong Bay with an idyllic beachfront stay in Danang. An indepth exploration of Vietnam also takes you to Saigon and Mekong Delta with the largest floating market. Lastly, enjoy the slow life on a peaceful island of Phu Quoc in the south…
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam's bustling colonial capital. Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, take a walk around the center, visiting some of Hanoi's main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance of a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia's wet-rice culture - followed by a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi's lovely restaurants. Meals: Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Today is a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. Start with a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. Follow it with one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the afternoon, transfer to the Ba Dinh Square where stands the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh who led Vietnam to its independence from French colonial rule. This site has become an important city landmark and a perfect place to learn more about Vietnam’s rich history. From there, wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens toward the One Pillar Pagoda and Presidential Palace, where a replica of Ho Chi Minh’s simple working space is on display. Later, hop on a cyclo, one of the most typical vehicles in Hanoi, is a human-powered transport with a seat at the front for passengers and the driver at the back. With this an hour leisurely ride, which is perfect chance for photos and slow-moving sightseeing, you will have a great local touch. Disembark at the ancient city gate of O Quan Chuong, then continue walking to Thanh Ha local market and through bustling streets & alleys before ending at Ta Hien Street where you will enjoy a glass of local beer at its corner with all the locals around. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh & Trang An.
Today you are taken on 2.5 hour drive to Ninh Binh province where presents you an ancient land enriched with cultural and geographic wonders that were recently World Heritage Site listed. Upon arrival, visit Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. This place is scenically set on the foothill of Dinh Mountain, surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below, and dotted with limestone karsts, which will take your breath away. The pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent refined Vietnamese architecture, which will take a full day to explore. After lunch, you will leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an outstanding 20 square kilometer majestic limestone massif, which rises dramatically out from the rice paddy fields. Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: “Hang Toi” (Dark Cave), “Hang Sang (Light Cave) and “Hang Nau Ruou” (Cooking Wine Cave). Every passage brings a new hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility, which perhaps transformed to another world and time. Overnight at Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort & Spa which is set within a prime location on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve's jungles. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Overnight on cruise.
Following the breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Hai Phong, where you will board the Orchid Cruises on an enchanting journey throughout the beautiful Ha Long Bay. On arrival, the welcome drinks, cruise briefing and safety instructions are delivered by the cruise manger followed by your cabin check in. The uniquely designed itineraries allow you to experience the less traveled routes that other cruises simply don’t offer. Apart from exploring the natural beauty of many islets in the leisure pace, the today program also includes more activities such as kayaking on the vast sea, cooking class onboard to challenge your skills in preparing a very famous Vietnamese dish. All fresh seafood meals are on-house as well. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: on cruise.
Day 5: Hai Phong – Hanoi – Fly to Danang.
Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying another invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Upon completing breakfast, continue your journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated. Enjoy yourselves to kayak to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay. It is time for checking out, and enjoy a delightful brunch while return to the quay side in the south of the bay where the cruise disembarks. Your driver will meet and transfer you straight to Noi Bai Airport to catch your domestic flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, take a short drive to hotel in the city. Check in and relax then. Meals: Brunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Danang.
Day 6: Danang – Hoian Walking Tour & Handicraft Village visit by boat.
Hoian Ancient Town is wonderful break in the middle of your journey. From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoian was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoian is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. After breakfast, you will take you on a short drive to Hoian for city tour. Starting the day with a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. After lunch (your own account), take a short boat trip to a nearby island and visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy a free evening at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Danang.
Day 7: Danang – Free at leisure.
Enjoy your wonderful time at one of hottest beaches of Vietnam. Today is also time for you to enjoy an included spa package as well. You can simply laze on beautiful sandy beaches or experience the Sun World Ba Na Hills cable car to explore “One temperate place in the tropical forest” which offers many interesting stops such as Golden Bridge, D’Amor Flower Gardens, French Wine Cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, Fantasy Park, French Village etc. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Danang.
Day 8: Danang – Fly to HCM City.
Today you are free until get transfer to Danang Airport for a short flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon. On arrival, your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to hotel in center. In the evening, we suggest the cultural show at 117 years old Opera House as an option on tour trip. The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour.
Today you travel out of Saigon to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime. Stop for lunch then continue on the city tour with a visit to the War Remnants museum and former Presidential Palace. Continue the day exploring the city’s French colonial architecture, stopping at the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the Opera House, the City Hall and browse through the amazing array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: HCMC – Mekong Delta – Can Tho.
Today you leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before driving to the riverside town, Cai Be. Along the way, stop at a candy factory and orchard garden where you have an opportunity to listen to traditional music. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a riverside restaurant, then cross the river by motorized boat to visit some fluvial islands and explore the countryside by bicycle. Your driver will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take you to Can Tho City for the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.
Day 11: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Fly to Phu Quoc.
Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motorized boat. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous fruit orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country-side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Afterwards, head to Can Tho Airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc Island. On arrival, get transferred to hotel in town. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Quoc.
Day 12: Phu Quoc – Free at leisure.
Today, you are totally free to choose what you want to do. To the one who loves nature, snorkeling at the marine to observe coral reef and their denizens is a tour that should not miss. The islets in the North West and in the South are teeming with colorful small reef fish, sea urchin, starfish and mollusks. In combining with fishing activities, snorkeling tour may bring you a feeling of the winner who has conquered the Ocean of Phu Quoc Island. This optional tour is not included. You are advised to contact hotel receptionist for information. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Quoc.
Day 13: Phu Quoc – Free at leisure.
Continue for free day to relax on the sandy beach or snorkel in clear crystal waters teeming with many species of marine life which are set against the colorful coral gardens. Off the beach you can get on a bike to explore the nearby fishing village and make fun with waving kids on road sides. An ideal way of spending your last afternoon in Phu Quoc is to relax in a bar by beachfront while watching sunset over the ocean. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Quoc.
Day 14: Phu Quoc – Fly back to HCMC – Departure.
Today you are free until being transferred to airport to catch your flight back to Saigon and connect flight home. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: N/A.
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
English Speaking Tour Guide (other language on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
As mentioned in the itinerary: Daily breakfast at hotel, 3 lunches , 2 dinners.
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Private Car/Van with Air-Conditioning.
Hanoi - Danang by Vietnam Airlines Danang - Saigon by Vietnam Airlines Saigon - Phu Quoc by Vietnam Airlines Phu Quoc - Saigon by Vietnam Airlines
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• 4 Flights: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Saigon, Can Tho – Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc – Saigon
• Luxury 5* accommodations
• 2 day/ 1 night cruise package on Halong Bay
• Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
• Service of English speaking guides in every location
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
• International flights into and out Vietnam
• Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
• Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
• Tips for guides and drivers
• Travel insurance
• Vietnam Visa fee (more at www.travelvietnam.com/visa).