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  • Discovering the unmissable Hue and Hoi An for an unforgettable cultural immersion in the middle of temples, the imperial city and ancient houses.
  • Visiting the magnificent Cat Ba Island and its national park before embarking on a cruise in the legendary Ha Long Bay.
  • Enhancing the 12-nights circuit with a seaside extension in Phu Quoc for a tailor-made stay to appreciate the gentleness of the coast.

Cat Ba Island is one of my favourites in Vietnam - the national park's jungle is magnificent and you're right in the heart of Halong Bay. Wake up early on your night cruise to catch the early morning sunrise.

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Your itinerary in brief

Embark on an unforgettable experience at the heart of Vietnam's natural and cultural wonders on a 12-night tour. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you'll discover the country's must-sees. From Cat Ba Island National Park to the mythical Ho Chi Minh City, via a cruise in Ha Long Bay, let yourself be enchanted by the richness of this unique territory.

 

For a complete experience, you can also opt for a 3-night seaside extension in Phu Quoc and 1 night in Saigon.

 

Your tour options:

 

12-night tour:


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi 

Day 3: Hanoi - Cat Ba Island 

Day 4: Cat Ba Island

Day 5: Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay

Day 6: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Day 7: Hue 

Day 8: Hue - Danang - Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An 

Day 10: Hoi An

Day 11: Hoi An - Danang - Saigon 

Day 12: Saigon 

Day 13: Departure

 

Spa extension in Phu Quoc 3 nights + 1 night in Ho Chi Minh City:


Day 13: Saigon  - Phu Quoc

Day 14 & 15: Phu Quoc

Day 16: Phu Quoc - Saigon 

Day 17: Departure

 

Your itinerary in detail

Day 1: Arrival In Hanoi

Explore the historic charm of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, where ancient pagodas, French colonial architecture, and bustling markets create a captivating tapestry of culture. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of the Old Quarter, savor the diverse street food, and witness the city's vibrant energy against the backdrop of Hoan Kiem Lake. 

  • Airport welcome from English-speaking guide
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Night at The Q Hotel 4*

 


DAYS 2 & 3: HANOI

  • Free time to explore Hanoi 
  • 'Discover Hanoi's local cuisine and culture by Jeep' and 'The mysterious caves of Ninh Binh' available as optional excursions (at an additional cost)
  • Night in The Q Hotel 4*
  • Breakfast included

 

 

DAY 4: HANOI - CAT BA ISLAND 

 

Cat Ba Island, located 145 km east of Hanoi, is the main island of North Vietnam and the 2nd largest in the country, behind Phu Quoc. Cat Ba Island offers a variety of landscapes and activities. Like Halong Bay, the limestone peaks dominate the panorama, but the island also offers many opportunities for sport and discovery, with its sandy beaches, floating villages and hiking trails.

  • Transfer and ferry to Cat Ba Island
  • Trail walk (3.5 hours)
  • Night on Cat Ba Island
  • Breakfast and lunch included 

 
Please note
Journey Hanoi - Pha Got: 110 km - 2h30 drive
Hiking level: Medium, 3-5 km uphill and downhill on a mixed dirt path and tarmac road

Day 5: Cat Ba Island

Board the boat for one of the most luxurious cruises in the bay. You will enjoy a welcome drink, check into your cabin and have lunch as the boat sails slowly towards Lan Ha Bay. You will pass the rock formation and discover the beauty of the bay through a range of fascinating excursions.

  • Transfer and ferry to Halong Bay
  • Night on Indochine Cruise 5* (boat)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included 

 


DAY 6: LAN HA BAY - HANOI - HUE 

  • Sunrise Tai Chi session
  • Transfer and ferry to Hanoi
  • Flight to Hue
  • Night at Pilgrimage Village 5*
  • Breakfast included 

 


DAY 7: HUE

Discover Hue, the cultural heart of Vietnam, where imperial history comes alive amidst ancient citadels, royal tombs, and pagodas. As you wander through the Perfume River, Hue invites you to immerse yourself in its regal past and witness the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

  • Free time to explore Hue 
  • 'Discover the Royal Charm of Hue' available as optional excursions (at an additional cost)
  • Night in Pilgrimage Village 5*
  • Breakfast included

Day 8 : Hue – Danang – Hoi An

  • Transfer to Hoi An
  • Visit to a small fishing village, also known as the “Town of Ghosts”
  • Night at Delicacy Hoi An 4*
  • Breakfast included 

     

DAY 9: HOI AN

Explore Hoi An on a walking tour around the town and its wonderful port. Follow the narrow streets lined with houses of Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture. You will discover the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Meeting Hall and many other local treasures.

  • Transfer to Hoi An
  • Visit to My Son Sanctuary, Holy Land of Champa Kingdom
  • Night at Delicacy Hoi An 4*
  • Breakfast included  

 

Day 10: HOI AN 

  • Free time to explore Hoi An
  • 'Discover Hoi An's countryside by bike and boat' available as optional excursions (at an additional cost)
  • Night in Delicacy Hoi An 4*
  • Breakfast included 

DAY 11: HOI AN - DANANG - HO CHI MINH CITY

  • Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Breakfast included

 

DAY 12: SAIGON - FREE DAY

In the vibrant pulse of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's bustling southern hub, dynamic street life, and French colonial architecture create an unforgettable urban experience. From the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral to the lively markets of Bến Thành, Ho Chi Minh City invites you to delve into its rich history and embrace the energetic spirit of the Saigonese.

  • Free time to explore the city
  • 'Mekong Delta Exploration' available as optional excursions (at an additional cost)
  • Breakfast included

 

DAY 13: DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast included

Departure time is 12 noon. It is possible to have the room until departure from the hotel at an additional cost and subject to availability (please contact us upon arrival in Hanoi if you wish to reserve the room for late departure).

 

16-night tour

The itinerary from Day 1 to 12 is the same as the 12-night circuit.

 

DAY 13: SAIGON - DANANG -  PHU QUOC

Phu Quoc is called Pearl Island because of the wealth that nature has given it. It is a paradise for nature and sea lovers looking for a place to relax. The island is considered "off the beaten track" because it remains remarkably untouched. Phu Quoc's pristine forests and white sand beaches make it an ideal place for hiking, diving and scuba diving.

  • Flight to Phu Quoc
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Breakfast included

 

DAYS 14 AND 15: PHU QUOC

  • Free time in Phu Quoc
  • Enjoy two days completely free to relax, sunbathe and read a book
  • 'Snorkelling & Sunset Barbecue Dinner on the islet of Phu Quoc' available as optional excursions (at an additional cost)
  • Breakfast included

 NOTES: In the event of bad weather, some islands will be replaced by others.

 

DAY 16: PHU QUOC - SAIGON

  • Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon)
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Breakfast included

  

DAY 17: DEPARTURE FROM SAIGON

  • Breakfast included

Departure time is noon. It is possible to have the room until departure from the hotel at an additional cost and subject to availability (please contact us upon arrival in Hanoi if you wish to reserve the room for late departure).

Important information about your tour and visits: 

  

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change. 

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

For the ultimate in comfort, you'll be staying in standard accommodation at the following hotels: 

 

 

Hanoi : The Q Hotel 4*

Cat Ba : Hotel Perle d'Orient 5*

Ha Long : Indochine Cruise 5*

Hoi An : Delicacy Hotel 4*

Hue : Pilgrimage Village Resort 5* 

Ho Chi Minh: Silverland Jolie Hotel & Spa 4*

Phu Quoc : Novotel Phu Quoc 5*

 

Hotels listed in the programme. If these are not available, accommodation in hotels of a similar category.

 

 

Your dining choices

Throughout your tour, you will enjoy board as per the itinerary.

Included excursions

Local Guides

Included excursions

English-speaking guides will be with you to take you where you need to go and to teach you about Vietnam's fascinating history.

Optional excursions

Hanoi's local cuisine and local culture by jeep

Optional excursions

Walk through a maze of alleyways known only to locals, make contact with people and discover behind-the-scenes stories. Not only will you be taken on an exciting journey through Hanoi's traffic, but you'll also be introduced you to Hanoi's traditional cuisine.

The mysterious caves of Ninh Binh

Optional excursions

Discover Ninh Binh, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, renowned for its stunning karst mountains, misty caves and historical relics. You'll discover the ancient capital Hoa Lu, the magnificent Bich Dong cave, Ngu Nhac Son mountain and Tam Coc bay, ending with the Thai Vi temple.

The royal charm of Hue

Optional excursions

 Discover Hue, the former imperial capital with magnificent architecture in its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, garden houses, pagodas and temples, built during the Nguyen dynasty on the banks of the Perfume River.

Discover the Hoi An countryside by boat and bicycle

Optional excursions

Discover life in the countryside on the outskirts of Hoi An with a morning in the rice fields where you'll catch a glimpse of the daily activities of local farmers. 

Mekong Delta (Ben Tre province)

Optional excursions

Escape the urban excitement with an exclusive day exploring the vast rice paddies and colourful fruit farms at Ben Tre, the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Between a cruise on a traditional boat, meetings with the locals and a visit to a riverside market, this day will immerse you in the local life of this province. 

Snorkelling and sunset barbecue dinner on the islet of Phu Quoc

Optional excursions

Set off for an afternoon at sea snorkelling. Departing from your hotel, you'll travel by boat to island of Buom and the islets of May Rut. After admiring the seabed, a barbecue dinner will be served on the island to round off the evening. 

 

Your journey to Vietnam

Flights:

You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destinations

Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam, a captivating country that showcases a perfect blend of ancient traditions, natural wonders, and bustling cities, overflowing with history, culture and hospitality.

Hanoi, the vibrant capital city, embodies the nation's diverse history with its well-preserved French colonial architecture and ancient temples. Embark on a cruise through Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where towering limestone karsts rise from emerald waters. The peaceful Mekong Delta is a serene escape into a world of lush green fields, winding waterways, and floating markets. 


Ho Chi Minh
, formerly known as Saigon, boasts a buzzing blend of history and modernity. Skyscrapers stand side by side with ornate temples, and lively markets offer an abundance of sights, sounds, and flavours. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of underground passageways used during the Vietnam War, and gain insight into the country's tumultuous past.


World-famous street food is the true champion of Vietnam, with an incredibly diverse offering of sweet and spicy dishes, bursting with fantastic flavour and colour.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Please note:

Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.

Schedules and prices are subject to change.

If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally. 

General terms and conditions of sale apply. 

The price includes :

  • Accommodation as per programme (see description)
  • Breakfast 
  • All entrance fees and boat fees according to the itinerary
  • One night's programme on board the shared boat in Ha Long Bay
  • English-speaking local guides (excluding free days, beach breaks and transfers)
  • For Ha Long Bay, English-speaking guide to be shared on the boat only
  • Transfers in a private air-conditioned car, without car for free days (except for Phu Quoc for 16-night stays)
  • Government taxes and service charges included

For 12-night stays :
2 economy class internal flights Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh (one 23 kg hold baggage item, one 10 kg hand baggage item)

For 16-night stays :
Return transfers Phu Quoc airport - resort - Phu Quoc by collective shuttle (without guide)
4 economy class internal flights Hanoi - Hue , Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc & Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh (one piece of luggage weighing 23 kg in the hold, one piece of luggage weighing 10 kg in hand).

 

The price does not include :

  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the programme
  • Supplements for special requests for food and meals
  • Entrance fees, transfers and guide services during free time
  • Optional excursions
  • Supplements for public holidays (just in case)
  • Travel insurance,
  • International flights to/from Vietnam and taxes,
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa on arrival in Vietnam
  • Everything not mentioned in "the price includes"

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Travel with peace of mind

 

To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.

 

Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

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If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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