We Love —
- A luxury, private tour of the fascinating country of Vietnam
- Experience friendly, traditional Vietnamese hospitality
- Relax on the beach at Furama Resort at the end of your tour
What's Included? —
• Accommodation in various room types
• Return private transfers
• Return economy flights with luggage
• Airport lounge access at your chosen airport of departure
• Entrance fees where applicable
• Meals as listed in the programme
• Local English-speaking guides at each destination
• Bottled mineral water and wet wipes in car during the tour
• Government taxes
• Approval letter for Vietnamese visa on arrival
What's not included:
• Drinks and other meals not listed in the programme
• Surcharge for special requests on food and meals
• Entrance fees, permits and guide services during free time
• Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
• Surcharges for public holidays (if any)
• Vietnamese visa stamp fee at Noi Bai airport for single entry: US$45 per person
• Cambodian visa stamp fee: US$ 20 per person
• Laos visa stamp fee at Luang Prabang airport: US$ 30 per person
• Tips for guide and driver
• Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills
• All other services not stated in the programme
Your Destination —
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. It lies on the bank of the Red River, and is bursting with culture, including numerous museums, temples, parks, and many more. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a large memorial at the centre of Ba Dinh Square, for a fascinating insight into Vietnam's political history.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay, or "descending dragon bay", is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world.
Da Nang is a popular spot for those looking to explore the central attractions of central Vietnam, or soak up some sun on the city's beaches. For those who want to seek some culture, visit the Cham Museum, brimming with ancient sandstone statues. Pair this with a visit to My Son (see below).
Hoi An is a city on the coast of the East Sea in the south central region of Vietnam. Visit its ancient town, where its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Your Itinerary —
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed by guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in (Hotel check-in time: 14:00. Hotel early check in is not included). You will be free for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – 1/2 day city tour (B)
After breakfast, 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. Return to your hotel after the visits and be free at leisure! Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre in Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Depart from your hotel at 08:00, it takes only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brick kiln to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.
Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Have lunch at local a riverside restaurant.
After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Return to hotel after a memorable day merging in Mekong Delta local living. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, you will be free until being transferred to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival, you're greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Be free to stroll around and have first impression of Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex (B)
We start a very special and busy day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon Temple: lying just to the north of Bayon, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, you will visit the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Ta Prohm was built in the 12th century. It’s a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of King Jayavarman VII. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex - Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, you continue exploring Angkor complex with:
Banteay Srei: nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of its decorative carving
Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
Afternoon, drive to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. Landing in Luang Prabang, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. Continue our city tour with the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai.
In the afternoon, we also enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 8: Luang Prabang - Alms-giving & Pak Ou Cave - Hanoi (B)
For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, we board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.
Boat trip back to the town and be free for lunch at your own. Then you will drive to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you're greeted by our guide and drive to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi - Full day city tour (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 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. Lunch at your own expense.
In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century. Later on we take a cyclo tour 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. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: 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 11: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi - Danang (Brunch)
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 is ready to pick you up back to Hanoi. You will drive straight to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be met by our driver (NO GUIDE) and check in your resort. Overnight in Danang.
Day 12 to day 13: Danang Free (B)
Four free days in Danang on the white sand beach of Furama!
Day 14: Danang - Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B/Driver drop-off only/No guide)
After breakfast, you will be free until being until being transferred to the airport for a domestic flight back to Hanoi or to Ho Chi Minh City in a good time to connect to your departure flight.
Your Accommodation —
Close to the bustle and excitement of the city, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns, and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquillity and convenience.
Each room is pleasantly furnished with soft earth tones and wooden furniture. Providing you experience of the best in 5* comfort, the hotel's signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, luxurious black marble bath room with separated bathtub, large working desk with full amenities and High Speed Internet Access will bring you pure indulgence.
Clear your mind with an early morning swim or a sauna retreat at sunset in the lush garden. Focus on your body during a vigorous workout with one of the hotel's certified personal trainers in the fitness centre, or play a set of tennis on the lighted outdoor court. Enjoy 2 restaurants, a bar and lounge.
With timeless design in a French colonial style, Lotus Blanc Resort is characterized by its understated elegance offering holistic blend of romance and harmony.Conveniently located in the heart of Siem Reap between 10mn drive from airport and 15mn to a 12th century Angkor Wat, Lotus Blanc is fortunate to offer you romantic and harmonious experience with ambiance surrounded by its tropical bliss landscape where you perfectly define your intimate holiday escape.
Situated on the outskirts of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Santi Resort & Spa offers accommodations set amidst natural creeks and abundant greenery. It has 4 dining options, an outdoor pool and pampering spa services.
Elegantly designed, rooms and suites feature in-room Wi-Fi and a private balcony with mountain views. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV, 24-hour movie channels and a minibar. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and shower. Santi Resort & Spa is a 10-minute drive from Luang Prabang Airport and from downtown. The resort provides free airport transfers, as well as two-way shuttle services to the town proper.
Guests can relax at the sauna, exercise at the gym, or play a game of tennis. Other services include laundry and dry cleaning, as well as tour and ticketing arrangements. Torseng Restaurant serves local and Western dishes, accompanied by a 2-hour nightly cultural show. Refreshments are available Kinnaree Cafe, the Pool Bar and the Lobby Terrace Bar.
A conveniently located, riverside Ho Chi Minh City hotel offering warm hospitality, first-class amenities and panoramic river views in the heart of Saigon's business and entertainment district. Famous landmarks, such as the Reunification Palace and the Saigon Opera House, along with numerous sellers of Vietnamese arts and crafts, are within walking distance of our Saigon riverside hotel.
Guests can take a dip in the rooftop pool or relax at our sun-soaked poolside terrace after a busy day of meetings or sightseeing.
Alternatively, you can treat yourself to a drink in the Atrium Lounge, enjoy a leisurely dinner at Kabin Chinese Restaurant, or dine on many Western and Vietnamese culinary delights at Riverside Cafe. We offer meeting facilities that include natural daylight and panoramic river views for guests looking for a modern, riverside Saigon hotel to host a business or social event. Discover the magic of this historic Asian city when you stay in style with Renaissance.
This 5* haven on world-famous Da Nang beach is celebrated as one of Vietnam's most prestigious resorts – counting royalty, presidents and movie stars among its celebrity guests. Thai chi, yoga, the spa or cooking classes can fill your days here, or just relax by the incredible infinity pool and white sand beach. It is also a premier base for exploring one of Asia's most exciting new destinations – in the early days of being "discovered" by international tourism.
Enjoy the sunset from the spacious balcony or terrace of this Superior Room. You will find everything you need to feel comfortable: elegant furniture, twin sized bed, polished timber floor, walk-in closet, ceiling fan and a generous marble bathroom with a luxury shower.
At this luxurious resort you can enjoy a complimentary spa treatment, plus 20% off future spa treatments. Choose from: Foot massage (30 mins), Aromatherapy Massage (60mins), Indian Massage (30mins), Traditional Vietnamese massage (45 mins), Thai massage (45 mins), Deep exfoliation treatment with grain de sel (45 mins – for ladies only) or Standard Manicure (around 45 mins) & Standard Pedicure (around 45 mins).
Cafe Indochine is the Furama’s signature restaurant, an Asian-style brassiere recalling the nostalgia of the French colonial period with its rattan furniture, ceiling fans, French windows and old photographs and memorabilia on the walls. There are 3 other restaurants, 2 bars and a lounge.
Ha Long Bay - Aphrodite Cruise - Luxury Cabin
Featuring soft lighting, rich colours, and photography depicting traditional Vietnamese landscapes, the Luxury Cabins offer a relaxing environment as you gaze at the ebb and flow of the sea outside your window. Enjoy amenities including individually-controlled air-coniditioning, a television, and a minibar.
Flight Information —
Flights from London Gatwick to Hanoi & Da Nang are included.
Members can choose from Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class
Seat pitch of approximately 31 inches
Pillows & blankets
2 meals on each flight
Seat pitch of approximately 36-38 inches
Pillows & blankets
2 meals on each flight
Seat pitch of approximately 59 inches and a reclining angle of 156.8 degrees
Pillows & blankets
2 meals on each flight - upgraded menu
(may differ depending on the aircraft)
Departing from Gatwick
Arriving to Hanoi
Arriving at 06.00
Connecting in Hanoi for 2hrs 30 mins
Depart Hanoi 08.30
Arrive Ho Chi Minh 10.30
Departing from Ho Chi Minh
Arriving to Siem Reap
Arriving at 13.00
Departing from Siem Reap
Arriving to Luang Prabang
Departing from Luang Prabang
Arriving to Hanoi
Departing Danang 19.45
Arrive Ho Chi Minh 21.00
Depart Ho Chi Minh
Depart 2355 (really 0015)
Arriving to Gatwick
Flights with: Vietnam Airlines
Transfers are included as per the itinerary
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.