We Love —
- A Luxury private tour that provides you with a personalised experience that will provide you with a once in a lifetime holiday
- Vietnam is beautiful country offering historic cities, stunning scenery, ancient temples, beautiful beaches and so much more
- After a memorable tour visiting iconic destinations, cruising round the stunning Halong Bay, sightseeing around Hanoi sit back and relax with your beach stay
Your Destination —
Speaking of Ha Long Bay, one must above all talk of the beauty of its water and sky. Majestic and mysterious, inspiring and appealing: words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder of this World Heritage Site. With over 3 thousand incredible islands jutting out from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin that make up a vision of breathtaking beauty, Halong Bay is pure art and a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn by the hand of nature.
Worldwide famous as a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks, Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is different things to different people. The city is a perfect blend of the exotic chic of old Asia and the dynamic face of new Asia, of Parisian grace and Asian pace. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.
Perhaps more than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains a sense of charm and history that have largely escaped the destruction of successive wars. The town, once a riverside village, is now a tourist town packed with hotels, restaurants, bars, tailors and souvenir shops. There is nothing like wandering about the town on a full moon night of every month when motorbikes are banned from the Old Town, which is transformed into a magical land of silk lanterns, traditional food, song and dance, and games in the streets.
Although this country’s forth largest city is normally neglected by a majority of foreign travelers in favor of Hue and Hoi An, Da Nang has considerable colors and charm at its own right. The city is the combination of the buzz of a bigger city with beautiful beaches and great restaurants. Tree-lined boulevards, bridges and beachside resorts are now pulling more and more attention of travelers near and far.
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's undisputedly commercial headquarters with a keen sense of its own importance as Vietnam emerges from years of austerity to claim a place in the "Asian Tiger" economic slugfest. Located on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still called by all, is Vietnam's major port and largest city, and still survives in wide downtown avenues flanked by pristine colonials. Thousands of expatriates and Vietnamese immigrants couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. They’ve long since fallen prey to the hidden charms of one of Southeast Asia’s most hectic and eclectic cities.
Nowadays, Phu Quoc is becoming well-known for its stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals and fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. Fringed with coral reefs in crystal clear water covered in dense, tropical jungle, the island of Phu Quoc is the last undiscovered pearl of Asia's white sand beaches, and favored beach escape of sun-seeking tourists all over the world.
What's Included —
• Accommodation with daily breakfast as mentioned or similar
• Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle
• Entrance fees where applicable
• Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu.
• Tours with local English speaking guide
• Bottled mineral waters and wet wipe on car during the tour
• Government taxes
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, welcomed by guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in (Hotel check-in time: 14:00. Early check-in is not included). Relax after a long journey. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Orientation (B)
After breakfast, the day starts with visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh - the nation’s founder, containing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoons due to closure), and the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda. Next up visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi’s oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake. Continue your interesting day with Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century.
Later on we have a trishaw ride around the Old Streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Stop by the lake for the Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red river and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Halong and board to board a traditional junk. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting the Surprising Cave. Later on the junk move to docking area for ovenight. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B)
In the morning, your brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. The junk continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Ready for disembarking. Our car and guide will be there to pick you up toward Hanoi and to Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Hue. On arrival, you will be met by our guide and check in your hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue - Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast, visit the Imperial Citadel where Kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, including Flag Tower, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City, etc.
In the afternoon, you will board a cruise along Perfume River with stop at Thien Mu Pagoda and King Ming Mang Tomb. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B)
After breakfast, you will travel by road along the central coast of Vietnam to Hoi An. View amazing coast line from the top of Hai Van cloudy mountain and stop at Lang Co Beach. Check in your hotel in Hoi An and take a guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, and the local market. There’re numerous art galleries, souvenirs and tailor shops where you can get some express made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Joined cooking class (B/Driver only/No guide)
After breakfast, our driver picks up from your hotel to the Hai Scout Café in Hoi An’s old streets to meet the chef. Visit a local market to buy the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. Board a boat for a leisurely cruise along the Thu Bon River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. On arrival, explore the school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An and Vietnam’s well-known dishes, which are a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines. The cooking lesson lasts about 2 hours– each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge’s chef before you prepare the same dish by yourself. The class also contains a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carvings (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and taste what we have cooked. Then the boat will take you back to Hoi An town.
Afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An .
Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City - 1/2 day city tour (B)
After breakfast, you will be free until being transferred (no guide) to the airport for a flight o Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide and check in your hotel. Then you will enjoy a half day tour of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Continue to the War Museum, Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc Island (B)
After breakfast, you will be free in Ho Chi Minh City until meet our guide again and proceed to the airport for a flight to Phu Quoc Island. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by shuttle bus of your resort and overnight.
Day 10 to day 13: Phu Quoc Island - free (B)
Five free days in Phu Quoc Island for beach relaxing!
Day 14: Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
You will be free in Phu Quoc Island until boarding a flight back to Ho Chi Minh City in a good time to connect to your departure flight.
Note: Hotel check-out time: 12:00. Late check-out is excluded.
Your Hotels —
This offer is based on a stay in the following hotels/rooms. Meals are dependent on itinerary.
Nikko Hotel Hanoi - Deluxe Room
Presenting Vietnamese charm and traditional Japanese hospitality, this hotel is surrounded by Thong Nhat Park in central Hanoi. Guests can enjoy free access to its outdoor pool, spa pool, and fitness centre. Wi-Fi is also available for free. Elegantly furnished, spacious air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Nikko Hanoi are equipped with a satellite TV and fridge. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and shower facilities. Guests can recharge with a massage or relax at the sauna. Handmade gifts and bags are sold at the hotel's lobby, great for last minute souvenir shopping. Wi-Fi access is also available at the hotel's lobby and Portraits Bar.
Huong Hai Sealife Cruise - Suite cabin
Cruise the iconic Ha Long Bay in luxury and comfort, aboard this traditionally styled boat. Small groups and very spacious, beautifully decorated cabins make this an intimate and very relaxing trip.Enjoy just-caught seafood in the elegant dining room, indulge yourself with glass of champagne.
Imperial Hotel - Deluxe City View
Located in the central of Vietnam, Hue was the capital city of the last Dynasty of Vietnam. Hue is the only place where many historic, cultural, architectural, artistic values are preserved. The majestic 16-floor Imperial Hotel Hue is nestled along the famous Perfume River, conveniently close to all the historical sites this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage city has to offer.
Alma Courtyard- My Mind Room (Town View) Just for you: One spa journey per person for each day of stay.
Alma Courtyard Hoi An offers modern rooms with traditional wood furnishings and free WiFi. Set around a courtyard with terrace pools and tropical gardens, it also has a restaurant with interactive show kitchens and spa offering free daily 90-minute spa treatments. Guests can choose from 3 spa journeys, inspired by legend and mythology, each with a different focus and benefit. Other facilities include a fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, bicycle rental and barbecue. Four Plates Restaurant features 4 interactive show kitchens featuring cuisine from Vietnam, Japan, Europe, and a grill and salad station. Blue Bottle Bar offers a selection of exotic cocktails. Blue Teapot Terrace provides light bites, cakes and pastries and teas in an outdoor setting.
Pullman Hotel - Superior Room
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, close to Ben Thanh market and the major tourist attractions, the upscale Pullman Saigon Centre has 306 signature rooms combining design, comfort and connectivity. The 5-star hotel serves innovative cuisine at its all day dining restaurant and rooftop restaurant, which has stunning city views. The hotel also has free WiFi, swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
Standing proudly on 2.5 hectares of grounds only 4 km away from International airport of Phu Quoc by enchanting sea shore and peaceful town of Duong Dong, Salinda Phu Quoc Island, Resort and Spa is inspired by an interplay of rustic local heritage with contemporary design. An unprecedented commitment to innovation and authentic local traditions is reflected in every feature of 121 rooms and villas with private balconies, embodying the inherent essence of luxury experience with understated beauty and enchanting spirit of the pearl of Asia The architecture and design of Salinda Phu Quoc Island, Resort and Spa holds dear to the revered and long-standing maxim of luxury in simplicity. Much thought was given to the architecture and design, valuing the understated, quality and privacy to combines seclusion and privacy with unrivalled standards of luxury and indulgence guaranteed to reinvigorate, rejuvenate and renew.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Are included throughout your tour.