We Love —
- Enjoy three amazing destinations on this two week trip- discover the bustling modern cities, ancient culture and stunning scenery of Vietnam.
- Tailor the holiday to your interests with a selection of exciting optional excursions including a cooking class and guided city tours.
- Includes 5 nights of beachside relaxation at the 4* Melia Danang, complete with complimentary spa treatment.
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Your Destination —
You will experience Vietnam on your own terms as you take your pick from a range of optional excursions - get a taste of the country with a Half Day cooking class, explore the vibrant city of Hanoi, or step back in time at the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.
Every holiday needs some downtime, so rest assured we have worked this into your adventure, leaving you 5 nights to relax on the white sandy beaches of Danang.
So choose your extras, pack your bags, and make the most of your time in this truly fascinating country!
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, welcomed by your driver and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in. Relax after a long journey. Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: Hotel check-in time is 14:00. Early check-in is not included.
Day 2 to day 3: Hanoi – free (B)
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.
You can spend these free days to explore the city by yourself or choose one of our optional guided city tours.
Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D, Guide on local boat) - Approximately 3.5 hours 140 km drive
After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You will pass by many rocks and islets in the iconic shapes of the Dog, Incense, Fighting-cock, Finger, Hoa Cuong, and more. You will visit Surprise cave and enjoy a short swim at Titov beach, kayak (kayak cost is not include in this package), if weather permitted. Dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing.
Overnight on board.
Day 5: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi - Danang (B/L/D/Local guide on boat) 3.5 hours / 140 km
In the morning, you will cruise to Bai Tu long bay, pass by several rocks, islets and fishing villages, then move toward Ha Long City for disembarking. Return to Hanoi by private car and transferred to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon landing, you’re greeted by our driver and check in your beach hotel. Overnight in Danang.
Day 6 - day 9: Danang - 4 free days for beach relaxing (B)
Da Nang has considerable colors and charm on its own right. The city is a combination of the buzz of a bigger city with beautiful beaches and great restaurants. Tree-lined boulevards, bridges, and beach side resorts are now attracting more and more attention of travellers near and far. Coming to Danang, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the famous picturesque spots such as Ba Na Mountain, Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass, Son Tra Peninsula. And, it is definitely delighted to swim in the waters at the beautiful white-sand beaches that stretch for tens of kilometres.
You will have 4 free days for beach relaxing in Danang for swimming, sunbath or reading books, or there is an optional cooking class in Hoi An available.
Day 10: Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by our driver and drive to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11 to day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - 3 free days (B)
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 for the hidden charms of one of Southeast Asia’s most hectic, and eclectic, cities.
You will have two free days in Ho Chi Minh City to explore the city and its surroundings by yourself, or you can choose our optional excursions.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
You will be free today until meet our driver for a transfer to the airport in a good time to connect to your departure flight.
Optional Excursions —
You may choose to add the below for an additional fee.
Morning: 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 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.
Afternoon: visit Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century. Later on we walk 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, followed by the Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.
INCLUDES: Private transfer in a 4-seat car, local English speaking guide, entrance fee, Water Puppet Show, 02 bottles of mineral waters and 02 wet wipes per person
08:00 - meet our guide and visit the moving and harrowing War Remnants Museum, which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. Continue to the Reunification Palace, former residence of the Indochina Governor General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until reunification in April 30, 1975.
Next, visit other highlights of the city including the gorgeous Notre Dame Cathedral, the wedding cake-like Old Post Office, the bustling Ben Thanh Market.
In the afternoon, drive 70km out of the bustling Saigon to the Cu Chi Tunnels which was created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals and command centers. During the Vietnam War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been opened for visitors. Back to your hotel after 4 hour tour.
INCLUDES: Private 4-seat car with driver, local English speaking guide, 2 bottle of mineral water and 02 wet wipe per person, entrance fee
Depart from your hotel at 08:00 for a pleasant drive to Ben Tre province. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River. Your first stop is at a brick kiln to see authentic methods of production. Continue to visit a coconut processing workshop, located along the canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissor creeks to a village and see some local houses. Take a motorised cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains. Have lunch at local a riverside restaurant.
After lunch, you will take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before a motorised boat transfers you back to the pier. You will then be driven back to Ho Chi Minh City.
INCLUDES: Local English speaking guide, private 4-seat car with driver, entrance fee, private boat in Mekong Delta, tuk tuk ride, 01 lunch at local restaurant, 2 bottled mineral water.
07:30AM - meet guide at the lobby of your hotel and travel slong the most beautiful coast of Vietnam to Hue. Upon arrival, visit the impressive home of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors (1820-1945), the Imperial City and the Royal Citadel. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the Thien Mu, Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be the symbol of religion and spirit of Hue people. Next you will visit the tomb of emperor Tu Duc. Return to Danang after the visit with sunset views from the top of Hai Van Pass. Arrive at your hotel at around 18:30.
INCLUDES: Local English speaking guide, private 4-seat car with driver, entrance fee, 01 lunch at local restaurant with set menu & local food, 2 bottles of mineral waters and 02 wet wipes per person.
Depart from your hotel at 8.00AM. Drive for 35km to Hoi An Ancient town. Take a guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, and the local market. Lunch will be catered at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive to Tra Que Vegetable Village. Walk around a vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land, fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake, raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities. Enjoy a foot massage and then spend the rest of your time learning how to prepare ‘Tam Huu' spring rolls & rice pancakes with your host. Return to your hotel in Danang at around 5PM.
INCLUDES: Local English speaking guide, private 4-seat car with driver, entrance fee, 01 lunch at local restaurant, 2 bottles of mineral water.
Your Accommodation —
You will be staying in 4* hotels throughout, with daily breakfast.
Sleeps up to
La Belle Vie Hotel 4* in Hanoi enjoys panoramic views over the city and the Hoan Kiem Lake. Featuring elegant rooms and free wifi, here you will enjoy a bar and cafe with open-dining option where you can enjoy drinks and light snacks while soaking up the atmosphere of the picturesque Hanoi Streets.
Discover the stunning natural beauty of Ha Long Bay with this breathtaking cruise on a traditional Chinese junk, to sail through placid waters dotted with some 2,000 islets.
Board at Ha Long City which is famous for the spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters. Travel through rich farmlands and the landscape of rice fields. The views are simply spellbinding as the boat winds among hundreds and hundreds of islets. Ha Long Bay, which means Bay of the Descending Dragon, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011.
Just for you:
- One 45 minute body massage or reflexology per guest per stay
- 15% discount on food & drinks
Located on the spectacular Non Nuoc beach, amongst the top ten in Asia, and near the best golf courses on Vietnam’s central coast, the Meliá Danang offer an excellent location for relaxation. The modern, contemporary rooms have fantastic sea views, and there are 3 outdoor pools set in landscaped gardens.
Gabi Beach Restaurant & Pool Bar, has direct beach access and magnificent views of the island of Cham and the Son Tra peninsula. Experience the beauty treatments, wellbeing and health services at the YHI Spa.
Just for you:
- One 60 minutes body massage per person per stay
- Daily afternoon high tea
- One Vietnamese set-menu dinner per person per stay plus one soft drink or one local beer
Silverland Jolie Hotel & Spa enjoys a fantastic location in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, in a quiet corner of Thi Sach and Dong Du Streets. Upon entering the hotel, you will be impressed by the grand view of the Saigon River.
The 66 rooms and suites are decorated in a modern style with Colonial influences. Facilities include a rooftop outdoor Jacuzzi, serene spa, a Garden Bar and elegant restaurant.
Your Journey —
International flights: You may choose from economy or business class 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.
Domestic flights: Included from Hanoi to Danang & Danang to Saigon with Vietnam Airlines.
Transfers: Private transfers are included as per itinerary