We Love —
- Escape to the majestic country of Vietnam for an extraordinary tour of its highlights, from Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho to Hoi An and Hanoi.
- Opt to add an additional 3-night extension to Mai Chau & Ninh Binh, where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery and traditional villages.
- During your stay, you'll be able to choose between Superior 4* Hotels and Deluxe 4/5* Hotels, all of which boast prime locations, well appointed facilities and comfortable rooms.
Your Destination —
Our Offers —
Offer 1: 11-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour in Superior 4* Hotels
Offer 2: 11-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour in Deluxe 4/5* Hotels
Offer 3: 14-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour + 3-Night Mai Chau Extension in Superior 4* Hotels
Offer 4: 14-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour + 3-Night Mai Chau Extension in Deluxe 4/5* Hotels
Your Itinerary In Brief —
11-Night Standard Tour
Day 1: Arrival into Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho – Da Nang – Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An – Hue
Day 7: Hue
Day 8: Hue – Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi
Day 10: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Day 11: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Day 12: Departure from Hanoi
14-Night Tour with extension to Mai Chau/Ninh Binh
Day 12: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley
Day 13: Mai Chau Valley – Ninh Binh
Day 14: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
Day 15: Departure from Hanoi
Your Itinerary —
During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, and be welcomed by your driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in and a refresh. With its heady mix of past and present architecture, scooters whizzing past, and noodle sellers on the sidewalk, Ho Chi Minh City is a city on the move. Spend the rest of the day enjoying free time. Please Note: Official room check-in time is 14.00. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast & Lunch)
Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s history, and experience the city as it was before the war. Travel to visit Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. You'll continue to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the Indochina Governor General and late President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in Apr 30, 1975. You will then enjoy lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon, you visit a local food market, a flower market, and a local residence to observe the local life. The last stop of the day is the unforgettable Jade Emperor Pagoda. The pagoda is filled with smoky incense and fantastic carved figurines. It was built by the Cantonese community at the turn of the 20th century and continues to buzz with the faithful. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
After breakfast, hit the road to Vinh Long and visit Vinh Long Market in the town. This is a great photo opportunity for fish, shrimp, shrimp, crabs, snakes, rice field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables and more. Continue the trip by boat for a cruise to visit the local workshops where you will see how to make rice leaves, coconut candies and rice popcorn.Once here, you'll get to enjoy some types of candies with a hot cup of tea. Following this, you will get to wander around to visit the orchards and a local family as well as enjoy local fruits and tea while listening to traditional music. You will have lunch in one of the local orchards.
In the afternoon, continue your boat trip along the Mekong River and observe many floating boats with cages for fish farming. Then, you will pass the My An canal where you will see many brick kilns on both sides before returning to the Hòa Tịnh canal. You will walk in the peaceful village to see how they make bricks, trays and bamboo baskets as well as learn how they make conical hats by hand. Afterwards, continue on to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Da Nang – Hoi An (Breakfast)
Following breakfast, take an early morning cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by motorboat, where you will see the Cai Rang Floating Market - the busiest but nicest floating market with a myriad of rowing boats selling goods. marvel at the beautiful scenery and daily activities of the locals. Later, you will disembark at Ninh Kieu quay before heading to Can Tho airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, your driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel. Free time and overnight in Hoi An.
After breakfast at hotel, at around 8:30 am, a tour guide and motorbike driver will pick you up from hotel for an authentic village tour. This countryside tour of Hoi An will give you real insight to local life. Meet your motorbike driver at your hotel and then ride over the bridge to Cam Kim Island, and then along the riverside into the beautiful rural countryside.
Your first stops include an ancestral house and a traditional boat builder’s yard before you set off to explore the sleepy island villages. Zig-zag through the breathtaking scenery of rice paddies & farmland and enjoy the cooling breeze. Next, learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming, and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap rice crackers. Meeting local families is a must-do to see the real way of life in Vietnam. Finally, it’s up high and over the new bridge offering spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An, which takes us to the water coconut palm for interesting basket boat rowing on the peaceful river, and then back to your hotel at noon. Lunch will be served in a restaurant.
Later on, you will take a guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, a typical Vietnamese merchant’s house, one of the interesting museums and the local market. There are numerous art galleries, souvenirs and tailor shops where you can get some express made-to-order clothes if you like. Your next visit will be 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. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6 : Hoi An – Hue (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, you will proceed along one of Vietnam most scenic highways to Hue (4hr). When crossing the Hai Van pass, you will have a chance to overlook a superb panorama of the central coastline and the beach of Lang Co – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hue after 3 hour driving, enjoy lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, you will explore the Imperial Citadel where Kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, including Flag Tower, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City and Thien Mu Pagoda. After this, return to your hotel for time at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
After your breakfast, enjoy free time to make the most of your beautiful resort or explore the area more! Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue – Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Hue Airport for the flight to Hanoi. On arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up and drive to the hotel (Check-in time is 14:00). Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, at about 8:00 am, a guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Now it is time to begin your exploration by following the most famous streets in the heart of the Old Quarters, where you will discover the dark and tiny alleys whose width is perfectly adapted to an average Vietnamese. You will stop at a local house in the old neighbourhood, whose residents have been living here for over 50 years. Here, you will discuss their daily life as well as their local traditions, culture and way of life. Following this, continue to Dong Xuan Market, the biggest retail market in the Old Quarters, where you can find all the incredible and inexpensive shopping, ranging from exotic herbs to fresh fruits and vegetables, fragrant flowers to craft and the wooden decoration. On the way, you will have 2 stops to sample the drink and typical local dishes. The walk will end at O Quan Chuong gate, the only gate with 5 doors surrounding the citadel Thang Long, survives as a real "square door". Lunch will be at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam) and Thang Long Citadel before returning to your hotel for free time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. As you cruise, you will pass by many rocks and islets in the shape of a Dog, Incense, Fighting-cock, Finger, Hoa Cuong etc, whilst also having the chance to visit Surprise cave and go kayaking (kayak cost is not include in this package), if weather permitted. Enjoy dinner on board and in the evening, give night fishing a go. Overnight on board. Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to boat availability, weather condition, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice. Local guide on boat.
Day 11: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
In the morning, brunch will be served while cruising in the bay, pass by several rocks, islets and fishing villages, then cruising back toward Ha Long City for disembarking around 11 am. You will then return to Hanoi for free time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 12: Departure from Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakfast at your hotel enjoy free time until you are transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight.
Optional Extension to Mai Chau —
The following extension details a Mai Chau extension which can be chosen at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.
After breakfast at hotel, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Mai Chau Valley. You will arrive at Mai Chau after about 4 hours driving. Take a walk or bike ride around the local villages. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 13: Mai Chau Valley – Ninh Binh (Breakfast & Lunch)
Wake up early for the sunrise before enjoying breakfast served at your hotel. After breakfast, visit a local market and take a walk through the villages, visit a nursery or a primary school (weekdays), then enjoy a bike ride through the cornfields and peanut fields to reach Xia Spring. At lunch, dine at a homestay. In the afternoon, take the road to Ninh Binh. You will arrive in Ninh Binh after about 3.5 hours. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 14: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (Breakfast & Lunch)
Following breakfast at hotel, take a bike ride on a beautiful country road in the middle of paddy fields and rocky peaks to a small pier, Thung Nham, which is still a little unknown to tourists. Here, you'll take a traditional boat ride in the poetic landscapes of Thung Nham between limestone peaks, whilst you visit the impressive caves on the way. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. Then, you will visit Mua Cave, the most beautiful place to see in Ninh Binh, where you can see the city from the square, with Tam Coc looming in the back as well as the limestone mountain that run along the south of Vietnam. You will then transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 15 : Departure from Hanoi (Breakfast)
Enjoy a final breakfast at hotel and free time until your transfer to the airport for the return flight (check-out time is 12:00).
Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following Superior 4* or Deluxe 4/5* hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.
Just for you:
- One time 30-minute foot acupressure or scalp treatment per person (for 2 people)
- 10% discount on food & drinks menu
- 10% discount on laundry service
- Kayaking, tennis court upon availability
- Daily Tai Chi & Yoga class according to resort schedule
- Daily shuttle bus to Hue city & Canh Duong beach according to resort schedule
- Complimentary usage of WiFi internet, bicycle, gym & fitness centre
Superior 4* Hotels
Can Tho: 1-night stay at the Iris Can Tho Hotel or similar
Hoi An: 2-night stay at the Rosemary Hoi An Hotel 4* or similar
Hue: Alba Wellness Spa 4* in a Bungalow Villa or similar
Hanoi: 2-night stay at the Acoustic Hanoi Hotel 4* or similar
Ha Long Bay: 1-night stay aboard the Sealife Cruise 4* or similar
Mai Chau (with extension): 2-night stay at the Sol Bungalow 4* or similar
Ninh Binh (with extension): 1-night stay at the Hidden Charm Hotel or similar
Hanoi (with extension): 1 additional night at the Acoustic Hanoi Hotel 4* or similar
Sleeps up to
Deluxe 4/5* Hotels
Can Tho: 1-night stay at the Can Tho Lodge or Vinpearl Hotel 4* or similar
Hoi An: 2-night stay at the Allegro Hoi An Hotel 5* or similar
Hue: Alba Wellness Spa 4* in a Bungalow Villa or similar
Hanoi: 2-night stay at the Melia Hotel 5* or similar
Ha Long Bay: 1-night stay aboard the Sealife Legend Cruise 5* or similar
Mai Chau (with extension): 2-night stay at the Mai Chau Eco Lodge 4* or similar
Ninh Binh (with extension): 1-night stay at the Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort 4* or similar
Hanoi (with extension): 1 additional night at the Melia Hotel 5* or similar
Sleeps up to
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: Return air-conditioned transfers are included throughout this offer. Internal flight tickets: Economy class, one piece of 23kg of checked luggage and one piece of 12kg of handbag (Can Tho – Da Nang, Hue - Hanoi).