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

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  • Escape to Vietnam to enjoy a spectacular tour across the country's highlights - from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Stay in a variety of gorgeous 4* or 4/5* hotels and enjoy delicious dining throughout, providing you with total comfort from the moment you arrive.
  • This offer comes with the opportunity to add a 4 or 6-night extension to Mui Ne, allowing you to soak up the sunshine at the beach!

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Your Itineraries In Brief

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10 Nights

10-night Private Rhythm of Vietnam Tour in 4*/5* hotels

 

14 Nights

10-night Private Rhythm of Vietnam Tour in 4*/5* hotels

4-night Mui Ne Extension in 4*/5* hotels

 

16 Nights

10-night Private Rhythm of Vietnam Tour in 4*/5* hotels

6-night Mui Ne Extension in 4*/5* hotels

 

10 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

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

Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Van Long Nature Reserve

Day 4: Ninh Binh - 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 - Mekong Delta/Ben Tre

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

 

14 Nights

Day 1-10: As above

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne

Day 12: Mui Ne

Day 13: Mui Ne

Day 14: Mui Ne

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

 

16 Nights

Day 1-10: As above

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne

Day 12: Mui Ne

Day 13: Mui Ne

Day 14: Mui Ne

Day 15: Mui Ne

Day 16: Mui Ne

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

Your Itinerary

Day 1-2: Hanoi

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi 

After a long flight, you will arrive in the thousand-year-old city of Hanoi. Your driver will transfer you to your hotel in the city centre (Check-in time is from 14h00). Spend the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy an overnight stay in Hanoi.

 

Optional: Massage at Sen Garden and Spa – Private VIP room (1 person/room) – transfer with driver.

 

Day 2: Hanoi (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

After enjoying 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”. Make the first stop at the 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, built based on a rural Vietnamese stilt house with simple design in a tranquil setting, reflecting his simple, pure and noble lifestyle. Tour the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049 of wood on a single stone pillar, designed to resemble a lotus blossom, the symbol of purity.

 

Visit the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. Constructed in the 11th Century, this stunning temple constitutes a rare example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture and is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese dong banknote. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant.

 

Hanoi's Old Quarter, known simply as the 36 Streets, is a must-see for anyone traveling to Vietnam. With a history dating back to about the 13th Century, it used to be a residential, manufacturing, and commercial center where each street was specialized in one specific type of manufacturing or commerce. Explore the fascinating maze of back streets and challenge yourself by strolling through the dark and tiny alleys that are wide enough for one medium-sized Vietnamese only. Walk around Dong Xuan Market, the biggest wholesale market in the Old Quarter, while enjoying the tantalizing sights, smells, and flavors of local Vietnamese products. Continue to O Quan Chuong, the only one of the 5 gates that once surrounded Thang Long citadel, which remains a real "square gate".

 

Then, if time permits, visit Long Bien market, set up under the eponym bridge, is the most fascinating place in the city. This market is ranked by the American magazine Conde Nast Traveller in its list of the 7 most attractive markets in the world. Visit Long Bien Bridge, formerly called Paul-Doumer Bridge. It was built during the French Indochina colonization period by the company Daydé & Pillé (a company absorbed by the Eiffel group).

Overnight in Hanoi.

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

Day 3: Hanoi – Authentic village - Ninh Binh - Van Long Nature Reserve (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Morning departure from downtown Hanoi for a scenic drive to Ninh Binh, famous for amazing karst mountains, misty caves, and historical relics. Notice the every-changing of the landscape along the away as you will journey through the vast countryside surrendered by lush rice fields and abundant fruit farms of the Red River Delta. Make a stop at a hidden rural village where life is simple and slow with people mostly producing dried noodles from rice flour to make a living. Stroll around the village market, alive with the sights and sounds of the countryside, typical for Northern village of Vietnam, engage with the local traders or even buy a local specialty to try.

 

Then get inside the village to capture the alleys, house yards, and rooftops covered by dried rice paper. Visit a local family and learn how to make rice paper in a traditional way. Followed by a special lunch cooked from rice noodles and fresh ingredients, understand better how this traditional dish becomes the must-try and soul of this peaceful village. Later, bid farewell to the villagers, wind your way to Ninh Binh where you will check-into your hotel. This afternoon is your leisure time exploring the nearby village by bike, chat with the locals to get a glimpse of the rural lifestyle.

 

Continue your drive to Ninh Binh, hop on your bike, and take an easy ride through rural villages. Stop anywhere that interests you and chat with friendly locals to learn more about their lifestyle. Afterwards, a rowing boat ride will take you to discover the Van Long Nature Reserve (the Van Long Biological Conservation Area), an exceptional natural site. The ride will last about 1.5 hours round trip allows you to discover an array of great poetry, in a very quiet setting, with karstic rocks emerging from the water, plants everywhere and animals. Van Long is a small wood in the flooded area where many migratory birds come in winter. Come to Van Long, you will find calm, far from cities, far from noises, there is only you, nature, birds, water, limestone and plants. Then enjoy some free time to explore your hotel.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

 

Day 4: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

After breakfast at your hotel, departure from your hotel and after 4 hours driving, you will arrive at Ha Long Bay, the world's natural heritage of the country. Once arrived, you will embark on a beautiful boat to enjoy the welcome lunch and start your cruise on Ha Long Bay. You will then go through the islands and islets. Dinner on board. In the evening, the night fishing service is available on request.

Overnight on board.

 

Note:

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

- Use in-house English speaking guide on boat only.

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

Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An (Brunch Included)

In the morning, watch the sunrise and practice Tai Chi on the sundeck. You will sail through the bay while having breakfast. You will pass by several rocks and islets, caves and the fishing villages. Disembarkment around 11:00 - 11:30. Transfer directly to Noi Bai airport, Hanoi for flight to Da Nang. On arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Free time to relax.

Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 6: Hoi An (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up to visit My Son Sanctuary, Holy Land of the Champa Kingdom. If time permits, visit a local fish market, then a village where the famous nuoc mam (fermented fish sauce) is produced. We’ll arrive at My Son Sanctuary in a good time to enjoy a traditional performance by Cham dancers as an introduction to their culture Visit a group of ruined Hindu temple ruins and remains in the My Son Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lunch in a restaurant.

 

In the afternoon, you will discover Hoi An by walking around the town and its marvelous harbor. Follow the narrow streets lined with houses with Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture and visit the many sights: the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Meeting Room, the local fish market ... In the town, you will be able to see the art galleries and the tailors' shops and why not make tailor-made clothes. Visit a craftsman’s house in the old districts. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, the origin of the shape and colours of the lanterns, as well as the many stages of realization.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7-8: Hoi An - Hue

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue (Breakfast Included)

Breakfast at your hotel followed by the morning free to relax at the pool or on the beach. You can then explore the city where you can, for example, get tailor-made clothes at local shops with good prices.

 

Our suggestion: An Bàng beach is located 4km east of the old town of Hoi An, it is very quiet and few visitors.

 

In the afternoon, meet at your hotel at 1:00 pm. You will be driven to Hue. On the way to Hue, you will cross the Hai Van pass which offers at its top a superb panorama on the central coast and the beach of Lang Co - one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Stop at An Bằng village in Hue - a small fishing village, also known as the "City of Ghosts" or "The land where the dead live". You will be amazed by a set of sumptuously built and elaborate tombs for their ancestors and even for family members who have not yet died. Arrival in Hue and enjoy free time.

Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 8: Hue (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Breakfast at your hotel, then take the road to visit the Thanh Toan bridge where is covered by the fields and port. Returning to the city centre, you will visit the Imperial Citadel (World Cultural Heritage) including Hat Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace...

 

Hue is the capital of Buddhism in Vietnam. There are more than 20 ancient pagodas built over 300 years ago and hundreds of temples ad pagoda constructed the early 19th Century. Today, pay the visit to a historic pagoda that stands on the top of a hill overlooking to endless jungle and mountain.

 

After strolling around the pagoda, have a cup of tea and interact with the head nun to get a glimpse of the Buddhist movement, and their charitable work for the community. Then, enjoy a prayer ceremony for a good life, close your eyes while holding the candles, and whispering your wish. Followed by a pure vegetarian lunch made from natural ingredients, learn what they usually have for their daily meal.

 

This afternoon, tour 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 ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Conclude your memorable day by a leisure boat trip on Perfume River, time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river. Return to your hotel after the tour.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 9-11: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast Included)

Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to the hotel to leave luggage (rooms are available from 14:00). You will visit the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial districts and the Ben Thanh Market.

 

Optional: Motorbike tour (with professional driver) & home-hosted dinner with a local family, supplement charge.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta/Ben Tre (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Today, escape from the high-energy city and set off for a memorable day of exploring Ben Tre province, the gateway to the Delta, by the charming Apricot Boat that features the combination of modernity and tastefully traditional riverboat style. Join our dedicated crew for a slow journey that brings you to all the colorful aspects of Mekong Delta: beautiful natural landscape filled by tropical fruit farms and rice paddies.

 

Shore excursions include the home of a tropical fruit farmer, the family-run business where almost every part of the coconut is used for candies and crafts. Travel on the narrow village lanes by traditional tuk-tuk or bicycle passing through sleeping village, local cottage industries, canals, and fruitful orchards. Followed by a ride by traditional rowing boat, gain an up-close experience of the network of narrow canals typical of the Mekong Delta. One of the highlights of the trip is to meet the local farmers and engage in a friendly chat with them to understand their daily farming tasks. Enjoy a tasty lunch with Mekong Delta specialties at the peaceful Apricot Riverside restaurant and then head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Breakfast Included)

After breakfast, relax before you check-out of your hotel (check-out time is 12pm) and head to the airport for your return flight home.

4 or 6-Night Mui Ne Extension

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne Beach (Breakfast Included)

After breakfast, enjoy a 4 hour transfer to Mui Ne, a long white sandy beach with cosy boutique resorts. Upon arrival, check-in and enjoy free time. Overnight stay in Mui Ne.

 

Day 12 - Day 14 or 16: Mui Ne (Breakfast Included)

Enjoy free time at the beach and enjoy the hotel's facilities. Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

Day 15 or 17: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Breakfast Included)

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 16h00.

Your Tour Hotels

4* Hotels and 4*/5* Hotels

Maximum room capacity

Our members will stay at the following 4* or 4*+/5* hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.

 

4* Hotels

 

Hanoi: La Sinfonia del Rey hotel or similar

Ninh Binh:
 Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort 4* or similar

Ha Long Bay: 
Sealife Cruise 4* or similar

Hoi An:
Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An hotel or similar

Hue: 
Moonlight Hotel Hue 4* or similar

Ho Chi Minh City: 
Central Palace Hotel Saigon 4* or similar

Mui Ne (only with extension):
Phu Hai resort 4* or similar

 

 

4*+/5* Hotels

 

Hanoi: Peridot Grand hotel 5* or similar

Ninh Binh: 
Emeralda Resort 4*+ or similar

Ha Long Bay: 
Indochine Cruise 5* or similar

Hoi An:
Allegro Hoi An Little Luxury Hotel 5* or similar

Hue:
 Pilgrimage Village Resort 5* or similar

Ho Chi Minh City:
La Vela Saigon Hotel 5* or similar

Mui Ne (only with extension): 
Aroma Beach Resort & Spa 4*+ or similar

 

These rooms sleep up to 5 adults or 3 adults + 2 children.

Your Board Basis

Our members will enjoy meals as per itinerary throughout their tour. During the 10-night tour, these are broken down into: 9 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 6 lucnhes and 1 dinner. When choosing the 4/6-night extensions, breakfast is included each day of the beach stay.

 

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival.

 

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities, as well as the outdoor swimming pools at this hotel, may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotel or the tourist office two days before your arrival.

Your Optional Excursions

Motorbike Tour (with professional driver) & home-hosted dinner with a local family

Your Optional Excursions

In Vietnam, a typical family has two or three generations living under the same roof. To discover the culture and lifestyle of a country, there is nothing more interesting than visiting a local family. By joining this tour, you will be able to have a closer look into their lives. Located in a bustling area of district 4 is the home of a real Saigonese family.

 

After the tour briefing, join the hustling traffic, wander through the backstreets on the back of a local motorbike as the sun goes down. Notice how the city rhythm changes as we travel through chaotic traffic, from downtown to its surroundings. Zigzag through district 4 to see the real nightlife of the city. Make a stop at a local family and enjoy traditional Vietnamese meals lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients by the welcoming host. After the meal, there will be time to interact with your host family to understand more about relationships in a Vietnamese family. Bid farewell to the host and continue riding off into the night back to your hotel.

Your Optional Extras

Massage at Sen Garden and Spa – Private VIP Room (1 person/room) with transfer with driver

Your Optional Extras

Do you want to know how traditional Vietnamese massages are? Today we would like to bring you the chance to experience the special Vietnamese massage at Sen Garden Spa.

 

Indulge yourself with 120 minutes of local therapeutic massage. This is a signature product that combines the unmatched Vietnamese methodology of natural (medicine-free) healthcare, applied over 25 years of experience, with our unique initiative in delivering an authentic experience of Hanoi’s traditional culture to clients.

Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy or Premium 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. 

Transfers:

Return transfers are included for flight-inclusive offers.

 

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Transfers: Transfers are included in air-conditioned vehicles with a private driver throughout. Two domestic flights are also included from Hanoi - Da Nang and from Hue - Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines, including airport taxes, 7 kg of hand luggage and 20 kg of checked luggage.

Welcome to Vietnam

Your Destination

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.

 

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.

Room Information: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

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.

What's Included

  • 14 or 16-night stay in Standard Rooms in 4* or 4/5* hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees, boat fees and excursions included as per itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guide services included as per itinerary
  • Shared local English-speaking guide on the boat in Ha Long Bay
  • 1 night on boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Transfers included in air-conditioned vehicles with a private driver throughout
  • Two domestic flights included from Hanoi - Da Nang and from Hue - Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines, including airport taxes, 7 kg of hand luggage and 20 kg of checked luggage

 

Not Included 

  • Drinks and surcharge for special request on foods and meals
  • Entrance fees, guide service during free time & other personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide for beach holidays
  • Gratuities
  • Visa entry to Vietnam (French, Italian, Spanish, German, English nationals do not need visa for tours 15 days (until end of June 2021) in Vietnam (single entry). People who do tours more than 15 days and multiple entries must make visa before their trip
  • All other services not mentioned in the program

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

Your Contract

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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