Private tour: Land of the Dragon with possible extension - Hanoi - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Enjoying a complete tour of varied landscapes and places, with all transfers included.
  • Learning more about the local culture thanks to the knowledge of the guides, while choosing optional excursions to tailor your tour to your desires.
  • Taking part in a cruise on the legendary Halong Bay and enjoying a unique experience
  • Choosing the offer with extension to Mui Ne to finishing this fabulous trip with a totally relaxing extension by the sea.

Your Itinerary In Brief

Set off on an extraordinary adventure through Vietnam on a 9-night private tour that takes you from Hanoi to Hoi An, including an overnight cruise on the magnificent Halong Bay.

 

Discover Hanoi's bustling alleyways, sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine and explore the temples and pagodas along the way. Arriving in Hoi An, be charmed by the timeless beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its picturesque streets and colourful lanterns. Finally, end your trip in Ho Chi Min, where you'll delve into the country's fascinating history.

 

For an even more relaxing getaway, extend your stay by 3 nights in Mui Ne and finish your holiday with a break at a seaside resort.

 

Choose your ideal length of stay:

  • Offer 1: Private tour: Land of the Dragon in 9 nights
  • Offer 2: Private tour: Dragon Land in 9 nights with a 3-night extension to Mui Ne

 

9-night itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi 

Day 2: Hanoi

Day 3: 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 

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh

Day 10:Ho Chi Minh - Departure 

 

9-night itinerary with 3-night extension:

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi 

Day 2: Hanoi;

Day 3: 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 

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Mui Ne Beach

Day 11: Mui Ne

Day 12: Mui Ne

Day 13: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh (Departure)

 

Please note that the order of the activities may be changed without altering the quality of the itinerary.

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Your Itinerary In Detail

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you will be welcomed by our English-speaking guide, then transfered to your hotel in the city centre (note: check-in at 2pm).

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

DAY 2: HANOI

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh (outside), the nation's founder and known to Vietnamese as "Uncle Ho". Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049 of wood on a single stone pillar, designed to resemble a lotus flower, a symbol of purity, and then the Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi's oldest pagoda, located on the Western Lake.

 

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, known for its "36 streets with 36 products". As they have existed since the 15th century, the Old Quarter's 36 narrow streets bear names that reflect the trade that once took place there: silk street, rice street, paper street, lacquerware street and jewellery street. Tasting egg coffee, a Hanoi speciality.

 

Finish your day with a stroll around picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, the "Lake of the Returned Sword", named after a magical sword once used by China's most revered heroes to defeat the Ming Dynasty, which was then returned to the lake's golden turtle god.

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

DAY 3: HANOI

 

Free day to explore the city on your own or take optional excursions (with an extra charge).

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Optional: Ninh Binh - The mysterious caves

Day 4: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Between 7.30 and 7.45 am, the driver will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel. You will be taken by shared shuttle bus (without a guide) to Ha Long Bay, which is a World Heritage Site. On arrival, board one of the bay's most luxurious cruises, enjoy a welcome drink, settle into your cabin and have lunch as the boat slowly sails into the bay (Ha Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay). Then cruise past the rock formations and discover the beauty of the bay on a series of fascinating excursions.

Dinner on board. In the evening, you can go night fishing, upon request.

Overnight on board.

 

Please note:

  • This itinerary will be adjusted according to weather conditions and boat availability.
  • The English-speaking guide on the boat will be shared.
  • There is no private guide for the Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi trip and aboard the boat.

 

DAY 5: HA LONG BAY - HANOI - DA NANG - HOI AN

 

Watch the sunrise in the morning and practice Tai Chi on the terrace. You cruise across the bay while having breakfast. You'll pass several rocks and islets, caves and fish farming villages. Disembarkation will be between 10.30  and 11.00. The driver will transfer you to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel (without guide).

 

Overnight in Hoi An.

 

DAY 6: HOI AN

 

After breakfast, the guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel around 8am and take you to the My Son sanctuary, the holy land of the Champa kingdom.

 

If time permits, visit a local fish market and then a village where the famous nuoc mam (sauce made from fermented fish) is produced.

 

Arrive in time to attend a traditional performance by Cham dancers as an introduction to their culture. You will visit a group of ruins of Hindu Cham temples and relics in the My Son Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

 

In the afternoon, explore Hoi An on a walking tour of the city and its beautiful harbour. Follow the narrow streets lined with houses of Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture and visit the many tourist attractions: the 400-year-old Japanese bridge, the Phuc Kien Meeting Hall, the local fish market, etc. Visit art galleries and tailor shops and why not even have some items of clothing tailor-made!

 

Stay in Hoi An.

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Day 7: Hoi An

Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace, or take part in one of our optional excursions (incurring an extra charge).

 

Our suggestions:

  • Relax at your hotel
  • Go shopping in the boutiques in the old town
  • Enjoy the pool at your hotel or the beach at An Bang, 4 km from the centre

 

Overnight in Hoi An.

Optional: Explore the countryside by bicycle

 

DAY 8: HOI AN - DA NANG - HO CHI MINH (SAIGON)

 

Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer (without guide)  to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh.

 

On arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel to leave your luggage (rooms are available from 2pm). You will visit the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial quarters and Ben Thanh market.

 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH (SAIGON)

 

Free time to explore the city on your own or opt for the excursion to the Mekong Delta or the discovery of the Cu Chi tunnels (with extra charge).

 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Optional: Mekong Delta (Ben Tre province)

 

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH (DEPARTURE)

 

Breakfast at your hotel, free time to relax until transfer without a guide to the airport for your return flight.

 

Please note: The check-out time is 12 noon. It is possible to use the room until you leave the hotel, with an extra charge and based on availability (please contact us upon arrival in Hanoi if you wish to book a late check-out).

Your 3-night extension in Mui Ne

Day 10: HO CHI MINH - MUI NE (200KM/3h30)

 

Enjoy free time until you are transferred (without a guide) to your hotel in Mui Ne for your beach holiday.

 

Check-in at your hotel and savour the end of the day at leisure.

 

Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

DAY 11 AND 12: MUI NE

 

Breakfast in the morning followed by a day at leisure.

 

Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

DAY 13: MUI NE - HO CHI MINH (200KM/3h30)

 

Breakfast at your hotel, followed by free time until your driver transfers you from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for your return flight.

 

Check-out time is 12:00.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Each evening, take a relaxing break in a comfortable 4-star (or similar) hotel room, depending on the itinerary (standard).

 

Superior rooms can be arranged subject to availability and additional cost.

 

Your accommodation during the tour:

  • Hanoi : The Q 4* - Deluxe Room 
  • Ha Long : Paradise Elegance 5* - ROH Cabin
  • Hoi An : Mulberry Collection Silk Village 4* - Premier Balcony Room
  • Ho Chi Minh : Nhat Ha de l'Opera 4* - Deluxe Room

 

Your hotel during the possible extension : 

  • Mui Ne : Pandanus Resort 4* - Deluxe Superior Room

 

* If unavailable, the accommodation listed in the itinerary may be substituted with alternative rooms or hotels of a similar category.

Your dining choices

Optional excursion to Ninh Binh - The mysterious caves with English-speaking guide (lunch included)

Your Hotels

Enjoy an excursion to Ninh Binh - home to stunning karst mountains, misty caves and historical relics and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

At 08:00 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel. Enjoy a 2-hour drive from Ha Noi city centre to Ninh Binh province. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks steeped in valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by spectacular cliffs.Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu for an insight into Vietnam's first three centralised feudal states: the Dinh dynasty, the Le dynasty and the Ly dynasty. While the ancient citadel has probably disappeared, temples from the Dinh and Le dynasties still survive, surrounded by rice paddies and mountains.

 

Continue your journey to Bich Dong which was conferred by a king as the ""second most beautiful cave in Vietnam"". The cave is adorned with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colours. Climb up Ngu Nhac Son (Buddha Palm Mountain) to enjoy the panoramic view created by the mountains, rivers, pagodas and temples.

 

Known as "Ha Long Bay on land", Tam Coc ("three caves" in Vietnamese) was formed by the Ngo Dong River flowing through a mountain. This afternoon, a qualified local rower will take you on a magnificent waterway lined with rice fields. Enjoy spectacular views of the karst formation as you explore these caves amidst towering mountains. Disembark the boat and follow a village path to reach the Thai Vi temple. Enjoy the beautiful rural scenery as you pass endless rice fields and the mysterious cave with a sacred shrine inside. 

 

Return to Ha Noi in the late afternoon.

 

Duration: full day (08:30-17:00)

 

Includes: transfer by private car, local English-speaking guide, entrance fees, local boat, lunch menu, 02 bottles of mineral water per person during transport

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Private Bike & Boat Tour through the Hoi An countryside with English-speaking guide (lunch included, minimum 2 people)

Your Hotels

Take a bike ride through pretty villages, past rice fields, water buffalo & coconut gardens. Learn to row the unique Vietnamese round basket boat. Enjoy a cookiery demo of delicious local dishes. Lunch & a foot massage included!

Itinerary:

 

Enjoy a closer look into the countryside life of Hoi An!

 

Take an easy bike ride through picturesque villages, passing rice fields and graveyards and seeing water buffalo and water coconut gardens.

 

Learn how to row the unique Vietnamese round basket boat and travel through the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways.

 

Take a leisure boat trip to Tra Que village where you will enjoy a cooking demonstration with some local dishes of Central Vietnam such as tam huu (spring roll) and banh xeo (Vietnam local pancake).

 

Relax and soak your feet with a mix of local herbal remedies, before returning to Hội An.

 

Duration : 8am – 2.30pm

 

Includes : Private transfer, English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee, encounter fee, boat trip, set-menu lunch, foot massage, bottle of water in car & refreshing wet wipes.

 

Please note : 5-7 km cycling distance on flat terrain, depending on your physical condition or desired length of ride.

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Excursion to the Mekong Delta (Ben Tre Province) with an English-speaking guide

Your Hotels

Enjoy a visit to the iconic Mekong Delta, and discover local the richness of life on its banks. 

First thing in the morning, enjoy a 2.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be. Located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, Cai Be is famous for its tropical orchards and traditional handicrafts.

 

Upon arrival, board your private wooden boat and begin cruising the Mekong while sampling local tropical fruits on board.The cruise takes you into the heart of the city with some floating vendors lining their boats in the middle of the river with their agricultural produce hanging from bamboo poles. It's not the biggest floating market, but it gives you an insight into life on the river, one of the Mekong Delta's tourist magnets.

 

Get off the boat and take a bike for a leisurely stroll through the villages off the beaten track. Take the opportunity to visit local families who make traditional products such as rice leaves for spring rolls, sewn coconut leaves and local hats. A lunch of Mekong delta specialities is served at a local's house before you board a boat for a trip along the narrow canals of the Mekong. After bidding farewell to your crew, return to Saigon.

 

Duration: 08:30 - 17:00


Includes: Private transfer, English-speaking guide, entrance fee, Private local boat, lunch menu, 2 bottles of water in the car during the transfer. 

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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

Hanoi

Vietnam's capital is located in the north of the country, and has a history spanning over the past 1000 years. Known for its rich and vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty, Hanoi has no end of things to do.

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Old Quarter, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoan Kiem Lake, and try the city's famous street food, which includes warming pho and tasty banh mi.

In more detail

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

Pets are not permitted.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Your tour includes:

 

During your tour:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary (see description)
  • Programme (see description)
  • Private English-speaking local guides for each stage of the tour (except for Halong, where there is a collective English-speaking guide, and for free days) as mentioned in the programme.
  • All entrance fees and boat fees as per the programme
  • Overnight cruise aboard a "collective" boat in Ha Long Bay with English-speaking guide
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Internal flight Hanoi - Da Nang, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh included in economy class (23 kg hold baggage and 10 kg hand baggage)
  • Transfers between the various stages of the tour in a private air-conditioned car (except for Halong and the free days)
  • Return transfers Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi in a shared limousine shuttle

 

If you choose the Optional Extension:

  • Rooms as per programme (see description)
  • Breakfast package
  • Transfer between your hotel in Saigon and your hotel in Mui Ne included
  • Return transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport included

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.

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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