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  • Experience a breathtaking tour of Vietnam's highlights with this unique, adventurous holiday.
  • Experience grand pagodas, lush rice paddies, local villages and majestic bays - Vietnam is a destination with so much to offer.
  • Throughout your stay, you may choose between Superior 4* or Deluxe 4 and 5* Hotels to satisfy your budget and needs!

Your Destinations

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 deluxe 5-star resorts. 

The ancient city of Hanoi (founded in 1010) has it all. It is the capital of Vietnam and is famed for its ancient architecture, boasting a very diverse culture with injections of influences from Asia, China and France. At the centre of Hanoi is the bustling Old Quarter, where the narrow thoroughfares are divided into trades. A visit here is not complete without a trip to the Dong Xuan market where the world famous street food must be sampled.

Our Offer

8-Night Standard Tour
12-Night Extended Tour

Your Itinerary In Brief

8-Night Tour
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (Dinner Included)
Day 2: Hanoi - Countryside (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 3: Hanoi - Moc Chau Plateau (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 4: Moc Chau Plateau - Mai Chau Valley (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 5: Mai Chau Valley - Mai Hich (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 6: Mai Chau Valley - Ninh Binh (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 7: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 8: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Brunch Breakfast Included)

12-Night Tour Extension
Day 9:
Hanoi - Hue (Breakfast Included)
Day 10: Hue - Hoi An (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 11: Hoi An (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 12: Hoi An - Free at Leisure (Breakfast Included)
Day 13: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi - Departure (Breakfast Included)

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (Dinner Included)

You will arrive in Hanoi, the capital, a city with over one thousand years of history. After landing at Noi Bai International Airport, your guide will transfer you to your hotel, allowing you to drop your luggage and relax.

In the afternoon, your first impression of Vietnam will start with a visit to the Temple of Literature. In 1076, Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam's first university – was established next to the temple to educate the children of the Vietnamese royalty, mandarins, and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible time-span of 700 years, and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a wonderful glimpse of Vietnam’s past. If you are lucky enough, you may meet a calligraphy master and have the opportunity to learn about this traditional artwork. Do not forget to ask him for your lucky words!

You will then be transferred back to your hotel to relax on your own before being taken to a local restaurant for your welcome dinner.

Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Countryside (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel at 08.00 am by your guide and driver for a car ride to the Ha Tay province which is located about 1-hour from the city centre. Here, you will visit the Thay Pagoda (Master Pagoda). This is complex of several buildings and is known as a famous pilgrimage centre for Hanoians not only for its ritual value but also for the romanticism of the site which is perfectly reflected in a small lake.

Afterwards, you will continue your trip to the Duong Lam Village, a small, purely agricultural village in the north of the Red River Delta, where several hundred-year-old houses still survive. Take a walk around the village to discover the daily life and work of Vietnamese peasants on the fields with a break in two ancient houses: the largest dating back more than 200 years and the oldest dating back more than 400 years. You will also visit the Mia Pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam), which was built in the 15th century. Here, you can admire 287 statues of all the sizes, within which are famous sculptures such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities.

You will then return to Hanoi's city centre and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (closed Monday), before discovering the daily life of Hanoians with an hour in a cyclo/electric car around the Old Quarters.

Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Moc Chau Plateau (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Moc Chau is a big plateau in Son La province, which is famous for its poetic nature, large cow flocks, and for being the capital of the famed ‘O Long’ tea. Following breakfast, you will have an early departure from your hotel as you head to Northwest Vietnam. After a 3 hour drive, gorgeous limestone mountains, stunning valleys and lush rice paddies will start to appear on either side of the road. Get your camera ready for some photo opportunities (the best months to visit Moc Chau are between February and April and between August and November).

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, you will have the chance to visit the large and beautiful Thai & H’mong villages, lying at the bottom of a limestone mountain. Take time to discover the rhythm of life and the local customs. Alternatively, spend your time enjoying the glamour of the beautiful wildflowers, hills and peach gardens!

Overnight in Moc Chau.
Day 4: Moc Chau Plateau - Mai Chau Valley (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Following breakfast, take an extraordinary stroll on the pretty green tea hills before visiting the Son Moc Huong Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in the region and the authentic villages along the road.

Sample lunch in a local restaurant before leaving for the Mai Chau Valley in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you will be able to enjoy free time for relaxation or a local walk in the area.

Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 5: Mai Chau Valley - Mai Hich (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Wake up early to watch the sunrise, before enjoying a complimentary breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, take a walk through the local villages, where you will visit a kindergarten or a primary school (on weekdays). You will then be able to take a bike ride through the cornfields and peanut fields to reach the Xia Spring. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, take another bike ride or hike and visit the surrounding villages. Stop to visit local families along the bike path, pass the rice fields and learn more about Vietnamese, daily life. (The most beautiful seasons to admire the rice fields are between August and October).

Please Note: You can hike instead of cycling if you prefer.

Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 6: Mai Chau Valley - Ninh Binh (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

After breakfast, take a 3 and a half hour car drive to Ninh Binh (also known as ‘Ha Long Bay on land’). You will receive a transfer to your hotel, where you can leave your luggage and refresh before having lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a bike ride on a beautiful countryside road, passing the rice fields and rocky peaks to get to Thung Nham, a small pier which is still a lesser-known tourist site. Take a rowing boat along the crystal-green canals and poetic landscapes of Thung Nham. Stop on the way to visit some impressive caves.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 7: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Following breakfast at your hotel, leave Ninh Binh for Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. After 4 hours of travelling, you will arrive in Ha Long before being transferred to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. Pass many rocks and islets in shape of Dogs, Incense, Fighting-cocks, Fingers etc. and enjoy a surprise cave visit with a short swim at Titov beach. (Kayaks are available at an additional cost if the weather permits). Enjoy dinner on board, along with night fishing later in the evening (if weather permits).

Overnight on a boat in Ha Long Bay.

Please Note:
- The Cruise Itinerary is Subject to Change Due to Boat Availability, Weather Conditions, Tide Levels and Operating Conditions without Prior Notice.
- English Speaking Guide to Share on Board Only. 
Day 8: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Brunch Breakfast Included)

In the morning, brunch will be served while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing by several rocks, islets and fishing villages. You will then move towards Ha Long City, where you will disembark around 11 am. A driver will be waiting for you there to take you back to Hanoi. Upon arrival at your hotel, check-in and enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Departure (Breakfast Included)

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy free time until your driver meets you (no guide) to transfer you to the airport in good time to connect to your departure flight. 

Please Note: The Hotel Check-Out Time is 12.00 p.m. Late Check-Out is Excluded.

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12-Night Extended Itinerary

If you choose to add the Optional Extension, your itinerary for Day 9-13 of the trip will be as follows:

Day 9: Hanoi - Hue (Breakfast Included)

Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy free time on your own until you meet our driver (no guide) for a transfer to the airport for your internal flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel to check-in and relax (Please Note: Rooms are Available from 14.00. Early Check-In is Excluded). 

In the afternoon, visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous landmarks of Huế, which is home to many young people who want to try out and learn to live life as a monk. The history of the Thien Mu Pagoda dates back to the year 1601. Here, it is possible to attend prayer with the bronzes. Afterwards, take a bike ride to visit the garden houses that represent a unique style existing only in Hue. You will have the chance to learn more about local life through many temples belonging to the ancestors, recognised as one of the cultural traits of Hue. (For those who cannot bike, the program to the garden houses will be replaced by a short visit to the Thanh Toan Village, its Covered Bridge, and its small museum). You will then be transferred back to the city centre, where you can relax on your own.

Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue - Hoi An (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

After breakfast, your tour to explore the ancient city of Hue will include visits to the Imperial Citadel, where the last feudal dynasty’s kings of Vietnam ruled from 1802 to 1945. You will visit the Flag Tower, the Nine Holy Cannons, the Ngo Mon Gate, the Thai Hoa Palace, the Nine Dynastic Urns, and the Forbidden Purple City.

You will then continue to the King Minh Mang Tomb that is located on the left bank of the Huong River, representing the perfect harmony between nature and architecture. Minh Mang King (1821–1840) boasted to have 64 princesses and 78 princes. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before you head back to your hotel to check-out and get ready for your car ride to Hoi An along one of Vietnam most scenic highways (4-hour drive).

When crossing the Hai Van Pass, you will have the chance to contemplate a superb panorama of the central coastline and the beach of Lang Co – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy free time to relax, enjoy the beach or explore the old town yourself.

Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11: Hoi An (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

In the morning, take a bike ride to visit the Tra Que herb village and then the Cam Thanh fishing village (for those who cannot ride a bike, we will arrange a car ride instead then you can go for a walk to discover the life of locals). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a guided walking tour around Hoi An's Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, the Chinese assembly hall, a typical Vietnamese merchant’s house, one of the city's most interesting museums and the local market. Here, there are numerous art galleries, souvenirs and tailor shops where you can treat yourself to some express, made-to-order clothes if you like. The next visit is to the home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you’ll have a brief introduction to the history, shape and colour of the lanterns as well as stages of making them. After that, you can make a lantern on your own, decorate it, pack it, and keep it as a souvenir of your time in Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 12: Hoi An - Free at Leisure (Breakfast Included)

A full day of relaxation at your own leisure, allowing you to explore the city on your own or head to the beautiful Cua Dai Beach / An Bang Beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 13: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi - Departure (Breakfast Included)

After breakfast, you will enjoy free time before being transferred to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. You will then take your flight home. 

Please Note:
Hotel Check-Out Time is 12:00 pm and you must book your return flight home from Hanoi after 15:00 pm.

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Your Hotels

Throughout your stay, you will have the opportunity to stay in either Superior 4* or  Deluxe 4 or 5* Hotels. Here, you will be accommodated in Double or Twin Rooms with meals served as per itinerary.

Please Note:
If the following hotels are not available, you will be accommodated in hotels of a similar standard and geographic location.

Superior 4* Category Hotels

Hanoi: The Hanoi Pearl Hotel 4* or Similar
Moc Chau: A Homestay A Chu 4* or Similar
Mai Chau: The Sol Bungalow 4* or Similar
Ninh Binh: The Hidden Charm Hotel 4* or Similar
Ha Long Bay: The Huong Hai Sealife Cruise 4* or Similar



When adding the Optional Extension:

Hue: The Alba Spa 4* Hotel or Similar
Hoi An: The Hoi An Silk Village Resort 4* or Similar

Deluxe 4*/5* Category Hotels

Hanoi: The Melia Hotel 5* or Similar
Moc Chau: The Muong Thanh Luxury Moc Chau 4* or Similar
Mai Chau: The Mai Chau Ecolodge 4* or Similar
Ninh Binh: The Emerelda Resort 4* or Similar
Ha Long Bay: The Athena Cruise 5* or Similar


When adding the Optional Extension:


Hue: The Pilgrimage Village 4* or Similar
Hoi An: The Koi Hoi An Resort 4* or Similar

All rooms sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

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.

Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout.

Weather

Jan
min : 14°C max : 19°C
Feb
min : 15°C max : 19°C
Mar
min : 18°C max : 22°C
Apr
min : 21°C max : 26°C
May
min : 25°C max : 30°C
Jun
min : 26°C max : 32°C
Jul
min : 26°C max : 32°C
Aug
min : 26°C max : 31°C
Sep
min : 25°C max : 31°C
Oct
min : 22°C max : 27°C
Nov
min : 18°C max : 24°C
Dec
min : 15°C max : 21°C

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In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 

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. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Superior 4* or Deluxe 4*/5* hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transfers in a private, air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees and boat fees where applicable
  • English speaking guide on mentioned excursions
  • Shared local English speaking guide on the boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi-Hue and Da Nang-Hanoi

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

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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.

Important Information

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.

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