Private Rhythm of Vietnam Tour 4*/5* with Optional Mui Ne Extensions - Hanoi - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Watching the sunrise as you take part in a guided Tai Chi practice on board the boat in Ha Long Bay.
  • Exploring lush rice fields, rural villages, and the palaces and pagodas of the Imperial Citadel.
  • Swimming in the warm coastal waters in Mui Ne, with a backdrop of enormous red and white sand dunes.

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Travel the Land of the Dragon from North to South, and finish your holiday with a relaxing stay at the beach. Discover Halong Bay and prepare to be blown away by the sensational karst rocks and rice fields!

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Marvel at Vietnam’s staggering natural beauty and rich history. Begin your journey in Hanoi, with its maze of streets in the Old Quarter, and Long Bien market, renowned as one of the prettiest in the world.

 

Visit rural villages and learn how to make rice paper with a family, delight in the idyllic setting of the Van Long nature reserve, and cruise around the islets on Ha Long Bay.

 

You’ll be treated to a traditional performance by Cham dancers in Hoi An, before heading on to Hue to see the incredible Imperial Citadel and Thai Hoa Palace.

 

Enjoy quiet moments of reflection in Hue’s ancient pagodas and Ho Chi Minh’s Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Choose to end your tour with a beach trip to Mui Ne, renowned for its enormous sand dunes and crystal waters.

 

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10 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Hanoi inside – Old quarter on foot 

Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Day 8: Hue

Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City – City tour 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

 

Mui Ne Beach Extension

4 Nights

Day 1-10: As above

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne

Day 12, 13 & 14: Mui Ne

Day 15: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

 

6 nights

Day 1-10: As above

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne

Day 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: Mui Ne

Day 17: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

After a long flight, you will arrive at our nearly thousand-year-old capital – Hanoi. Our guide will meet you at Noi Bai Airport and transfer you to the hotel in the city centre. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Note: Rooms are available from 14.00. Early check-in is excluded.

Optional: VIP Vietnamese Traditional Spa Treatment 120’ at Sen Tai Thu Spa

 

 

DAY 2: HANOI

After breakfast at your hotel, set off for a half-day exploring the key highlights of the city. Visit the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder and affectionately known to the Vietnamese as 'Uncle Ho'.

 

Your first stop will be historic Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, an imposing monument built to serve as the final resting place of Uncle Ho.

 

Continue walking through the beautiful botanical garden of the Presidential Palace to visit Uncle Ho’s humble house, styled after a rural Vietnamese stilt house, reflecting his simple lifestyle. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049, which resembles a lotus blossom.

 

Next up is the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam. Constructed in the 11th century, this stunning temple is a rare example of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant.

 

Hanoi's Old Quarter, known simply as the 36 Streets, is a must-see. Dating back to the 13th century, explore the maze of backstreets, some of which are only wide enough for one person.

 

Walk around Dong Xuan Market, and continue to O Quan Chuong, the only one of the five gates that once surrounded Thang Long citadel.

 

If time permits, visit Long Bien market under the bridge of the same name, renowned for being one of the prettiest in the world. 

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3-4: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay

Breakfast at hotel.

At 8 am, you will depart from your hotel for a scenic drive to Ninh Binh, famous for amazing karst mountains, misty caves, and historical relics. Notice the ever-changing landscape along the away as you will journey through the vast countryside surrounded by the lush rice fields and abundant fruit farms of the Red River Delta. 

 

Known as “Ha Long Bay on Land”, Tam Coc (“three caves” in Vietnamese meaning) was formed by the Ngo Dong river flowing through a mountain. On arrival, set off for a 1-hour sampan boat trip on the river. A local skilled rower will take you on a magnificent waterway lined with rice paddies. Enjoy the spectacular view of the karst formation as you explore three caves amid by towering mountains. Have lunch in a restaurant.

 

After lunch, drive through rural villages. Visit Hang Mua (Dance Cave). Located inside Ngoa Long Mt, one of the highest mountain of the region, Hang Mua offers a panoramic view of rural villages, winding rivers, and picturesque rice fields of Tam Coc area, known as “Ha Long Bay on Land”. Challenge yourself by climbing up 465 uneven limestone steps to the top point for great photo opportunities (If you don’t want to hike, the Mua Cave visit can be exchanged for an ox-cart ride to visit Thai Vi temple and Bich Dong Cave.)

 

Return to Ha Noi City in late afternoon. Arrive your hotel at 17:00.

 

Included: Private transfer, tour guide, entrance fee, encounter fee, private boat trip, set-menu lunch, bottle of water in car and wet tissue.

 

DAY 4: HANOI - HA LONG BAY

Between 8 am and 8:45 am, after breakfast, you'll be picked up by your driver and travel on a comfortable shuttle bus (without a tour guide) from Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay. Embark on a luxury cruise, where a welcome drink and lunch will be provided, and cruise around the islands and islets in the bay. Dinner on board. In the evening, the night fishing service is available on request.

Overnight on board.

 

Please note:

- This itinerary is subject to change due to boat availability or weather condition.

- Only services of in-house English-speaking guide on boat available.

Day 5-6: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An

In the morning, watch the sunrise and practice Tai Chi on the sundeck. Sail through the bay while having breakfast, passing rocks and islets, caves and the fishing villages. Disembark around 10:30 am / 11 am. Your private transfer will take you directly to Noi Bai Airport, for the flight to Da Nang. On arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel, with the afternoon free to spend at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

 

DAY 6: HOI AN

Free time to explore the city on your own, or take a bike or bus according to the hotel schedule to go to An Bang beach. It's a very beautiful beach about 5 km from the city centre. Alternatively, choose the optional excursion. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Optional excursion: Full day: explore My Son Sanctuary and Ancient Town (lunch included)

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Breakfast at your hotel, followed by the morning free to relax at the pool or on the beach. Explore the city where you'll find local artisans and tailor-made clothes at fair prices. 

 

At 1 pm, start your guided tour from Hoi An to Hue City. This is one of the most scenic drives in Vietnam. The journey is 4 hours long and takes you to Hai Van Pass or the so-called 'Pass Of The Ocean Cloud' offering a bird's eye view of Lang Co Lagoon and fishing villages.

 

Stop to visit An Bang village in Hue, a small fishing village, also known as the "City of Ghosts" or "The land where the dead live". Visit the set of sumptuously built and elaborate tombs for their ancestors. Arrive at your hotel in Hue at 17:00.

Overnight in Hue.

 

DAY 8: HUE

Breakfast at your hotel, then take the road to visit the Thanh Toan bridge. Returning to the city centre, you'll visit the Imperial Citadel, a World Heritage Site, including Hat Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, and Thai Hoa Palace.

 

Hue is the capital of Buddhism in Vietnam, with more than 20 300-year-old pagodas and hundreds of temples from the 19th century. Visit a historic hilltop pagoda with magnificent views.

 

After strolling around the pagoda, have a cup of tea and meet the Buddhist nuns, learning more about their daily life and charitable works. Take part in a prayer ceremony for a good life, and eat lunch in a restaurant.

 

In the afternoon, vsiit An Hien Garden House, originally the residence of Emperor Duc Duc’s 18th daughter. Continue your visit to Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest places of worship in Hue. Finish your day with a boat trip on Perfume River, and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Return to your hotel after the tour.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast at your hotel, and take your private transfer (without guide) to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, your guide and driver will take you to your hotel to drop off your luggage (rooms are available from 2 pm). You'll visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial districts and the Ben Thanh Market.

 

Optional excursion: Foodie delight and city nightlife by motorbike (18:00 – 22:00).

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA/BEN TRE

 

Free time to explore the city at your leisure or take the optional tour to visit the Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta.

 

Optional excursion: Full day Mekong delta visit (lunch included)

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE

After breakfast, relax before you check out from your hotel for your private transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

 

The check-out time is 12pm. It might be possible to keep the room until 6 pm, depending on price and availability.

Mui Ne Extension in 4 or 6 Nights

Breakfast at your hotel, and enjoy free time to see Ho Chi Minh before your transfer to Mui Ne for your seaside stay. 

 

Famous for its enormous red and white sand dunes, Mui Ne has a pretty stretch of coastline and a charming original fishing village. Visit the Hoi Tinh pagoda, sun yourself on the beach, and swim in the clear waters. The area is renowned for excellent kitesurfing and watersports.


Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

DAY 12 TO 14 / DAY 12 TO 16: MUI NE

Enjoy free time at the beach and enjoy the hotel's facilities.

Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

DAY 15 / DAY 17: MUI NE - HO CHI MINH

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, with free time to relax until you transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh for the return flight (the route takes about 5 hours).

 

Important note: the departure flight from Saigon must be after 4 pm.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you'll be accommodated in the following Superior (4*) or Deluxe (4* and 5*) hotels (or similar), as per your chosen offer:

 

Superior (4*)

  • Hanoi: Deluxe Room in Acoustic Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Ha Long Bay: Deluxe Balcony Cabin on Paradise Grand Cruise 5* (or similar)
  • Hue: Deluxe City View Room in Moonlight Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Hoi An: Villa Garden View Suite in Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa 4* (or similar)
  • Ho Chi Minh: Deluxe Room in The Odys Boutique Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Mui Ne: Superior Room in Aroma Beach Resort & Spa 4* (or similar) 

 

Deluxe (4* and 5*) 

  • Hanoi: Premier Deluxe Room in Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel 5* (or similar)
  • Ha Long Bay: Deluxe Balcony Cabin on Paradise Grand Cruise 5* (or similar)
  • Hue: Deluxe Room in Pilgrimage Village Resort 5* (or similar) 
  • Hoi An: Deluxe Room in Hoi An Bliss Beach Resort & Wellness 4* (or similar)
  • Ho Chi Minh: Deluxe Room in Nikko Saigon Hotel 5* (or similar)
  • Mui Ne: Deluxe Room in Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa 4* (or similar)

 

Extra perks:

 

Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa 4*:

  • 20 % discount on spa/souvenir shop
  • 10% discount on fodo and beverage service/spa

 

Hoi An Bliss Beach Resort & Wellness 4*:

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • 10% discount on food and beverages
  • 30% discount on all spa treatments
  • Complimentary afternoon tea per stay for 2 guests
  • Complimentary daily scheduled shuttle bus hotel/town

 

The Odys Boutique Hotel 4*

  • 10% discount on food and beverages in restaurant

 

Aroma Beach Resort & Spa 4*:

  • One complimentary dinner for two guests per stay (Vietnamese food, set menu)
  • 20% discount on food and beverages in restaurant
  • 20% discount on spa

 

Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa 4*:

  • One complimentary dinner for two guests per stay (Vietnamese food, set menu)

Your Dining Choices

Breakfast is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, with a brunch included on Day 5

 

Lunches are included on Day 2, 3, 4, and 8, with dinner on Day 4.

 

The beach extension in Mui Ne is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Your Optional Excursions

Day 9: Foodie delight and city nightlife by motorbike (18:00 – 22:00) (optional)

Your Optional Excursions

Ready to taste the best food and see how the city comes alive at night? Ready your appetite and sense of adventure, as the local foodie guide will show you what makes Saigon’s nightlife different and unique in the eyes of the visitors.

 

Sit behind experienced drivers who understand their motorbikes and the traffic like the back of their hands. Begin to join the hustling traffic, zoom through the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City as you check out some of the famous eating spots of this bustling city.

 

Stroll around District 4 to see the real nightlife of the city and join the locals to taste street food and cold drinks.

 

Continue riding off into the night to a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop to have a taste of Vietnamese music like a local. Cap off night excursion at a lively rock bar where a new generation of Vietnamese flaunts their style. Ride back to your hotel before 22:00.

 

Included: Motorbike, experienced driver, tour guide, encounter fee, Rain poncho, all food and drinks.

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Day 10: Full day in authentic Mekong Delta (optional)

Your Optional Excursions

Explore the heart of Mekong delta on this one day tour to lesser known villages in My Tho.

 

At 8 am, our private guide and driver will pick up at your hotel. Depart from Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic drive to My Tho, known as the gateway to the Mekong Delta. 

Upon arrival, arrive at the waterfront pier and hop on an enjoyable motorboat excursion, take in the Delta scenery, with houses built on stilts and local fish farms along the way. Trade boat for bicycle and enjoy a relaxing ride over easy, level terrain as you travel through narrow village lanes lined with fruit orchards and cottages, observing the rural life that remains in many ways similar to how it was lived far back in history.

 

You will have the chance to see a family-run business where they make coconut candy directly in front of the pier. Taste local tea with honey, sample fruits while having a chat with local people to get a glimpse of the lifestyle and traditional customs in Mekong Delta.

 

Choose to ride on a horse-drawn cart through the lush surroundings of the fruit farms. Cap off the excursion with a memorable cruise by a rowing sampan that will take you along the narrow canals past lush orchards and sleepy villages.

 

Taste some local delicacies before returning to Ho Chi Minh City in mid-afternoon. 

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Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

 

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.

Welcome to Vietnam!

Hanoi

Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. 

 

Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of luxury resorts.

In More Detail

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

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn't include any additional taxes which may be payable locally.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Standard Double Rooms in Superior or Deluxe hotels (or similar; as per your chosen offer)
  • Meals included as per itinerary (breakfast; lunches and dinners as per itinerary, pre-arranged in local restaurants)
  • Private local guides for each stage (except for Halong)
  • All entry fees and boat fees as per itinerary
  • One night on shared boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Shared guide on boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Transfers in a private air-conditioned car (except for Halong)
  • Internal flights Hanoi – Da Nang, and Hue – Ho Chi Minh (economy class, 1 x 23 kg checked luggage and 1 x 10 kg hand luggage per person)
  • Return transfers Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by shared minibus shuttle
  • Optional 4 or 6-night beach extension in Mui Ne

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Drinks and surcharge for special requests on foods and meals
  • Entrance fees, guide service during free time and other personal expenses
  • RT-PCR test fees and all fees relating to COVID-19 treatment
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide for beach holidays
  • Gratuities
  • Visa entry to Vietnam
  • All other services not mentioned in itinerary

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is 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.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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