We Love —
- Experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Vietnam - expect culture, history, fine cuisine, and breathtaking sights!
- Our members will travel by road, river, plane and cruise during this unique adventure, allowing them to see all sides of this unique destination!
- Throughout your stay, you may choose between 4 and 5* hotels, ensuring you truly cater this holiday to your needs!
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Your Destination —
By contrast, Ho Chi Minh City is famous around the world for its key role in the Vietnam war. Otherwise known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is in the south of Vietnam and has amazingly well preserved French colonial architecture, which is a key pull for visitors on Vietnamese tours. Must-sees included the Notre Dame Basilica, which was constructed entirely from materials imported from France, and Saigon’s central post office. Like Hanoi, travellers must sample Vietnamese cuisine on the excellent food stalls in the bustling Ben Thanh Market.
Your Itinerary —
Upon arrival at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. From here, you can enjoy free time, allowing you to relax after a long trip.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following a tasty breakfast, you will depart to the Mekong Delta. You will arrive at the port of Hung Vuong (village of Ben Tre) after a two and a half hour drive. You will then embark on a boat trip on the river Ben Tre, one of the tributaries of the Mekong River, where you'll discover the commercial and artisanal activities that are carried out there. Enjoy a traditional visit to a handmade brick factory, where printing and baking is completed according to a traditional technique. Visit coconut processing workshops located along the canal, as well as a family making mats - you'll even get the chance to share a fruit tasting with them! You will then depart either by bike or tuk-tuk along the region's rice fields and vegetable gardens, giving you an insight into traditional working life in Vietnam.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will take a rowing boat along the stream to Hung Vương port, before driving back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, you will visit the city's Reunification Palace and the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial districts and the Ben Thanh Market. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant
In the afternoon, you can visit Cho Lon Chinatown, the charming Thien Hau Pagoda, or the city's War Museum!
Following your day in Ho Chi Minh, you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An
After breakfast, you'll have the chance to discover Hoi An! This town was once home to Annam's main trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today it is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - we recommend hiking around the city and its wonderful harbour. Follow the narrow streets, lined with houses showcasing Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture and visit the many sights: the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Meeting Room, and the local fish market. In Hoi An, you will be able to see art galleries, tailors' shops, and craftsmanship galore. Your tour will continue with a visit to the house of a craftsman in the old district. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history and origin of the shape and colours of the city's lanterns.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a bike ride to the vegetable fields of Tra Que or pay a visit to the village of Cam Thanh where you can admire local life.
The rest of the day will be spent at leisure.Overnight in Hoi An
Breakfast will be served at your hotel before you enjoy free time, relaxing and exploring the town by yourself.
Overnight in Hoi An
After breakfast, you will be taken on a 3-hour drive to Hue. En route, you will cross the Hai Van Pass which offers a superb panoramic view of the central coastline and Lang Co Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
Upon arrival, lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will embark on a boat cruise of the Perfume river, before stopping in front of the old quay and the local Bao Vinh market. You will then return to the boat and continue on to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Known as "The Lady Celestial", the pagoda is built on the edge of the Perfume River and is recognisable from afar thanks to its octagonal tower. According to legend, here, a celestial lady dressed in red appeared and asked the lord of the place to build a pagoda to control the underground forces and dominate the area.
Enjoy a bike ride to the village, where you can visit the garden houses, representing a unique style existing only in Hue. Pass by many temples belonging to ancestors, recognised as one of the cultural traits of Hue, before departing back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven to the Thanh Toan Covered Bridge. You will then return to the city centre for a visit to the Citadel of Protection (Phong Thanh): outdoor enclosure with 24 fortresses, the Imperial City (Hoang Thanh or Dai Noi) 2nd enclosure, and the Forbidden Purple City (Cam Thanh) 3rd speaker and last enclosure, residence and place of work of the king and the royal family
Lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you'll have the chance to visit the Tombs of King Minh Mang and the Dong Ba market.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Hue - Hanoi
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy free time and a transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide will pick you up and drive you to your hotel. If time permits, on this day, you may visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and its overwater residence, the One Pillar Pagoda.
Towards the end of the day, you'll discover daily life in Hanoi with a 1-hour electric car ride around the Old Quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven to Hanoi's countryside. Here, you will visit the Duong Lam Village, a purely agricultural village in the northern Red River Delta where several hundred-year-old houses still remain. Take a walk around the village to discover authentic daily life and the work of Vietnamese farmers in the fields. Here you'll see ancient houses: the largest dating back over 200 years and the oldest dating back more than 400 years.
In the afternoon, you can visit the Mia Pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam), built in the 15th century. You'll also be able to admire 287 statues of all sizes, in which famous sculptures of Buddha in the Himalayas and the Eight Vajra deities are depicted.
You will then return to Hanoi, where lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, you'll visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam), before enjoying free time in the Old Quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay - a world heritage site of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich agricultural lands of the Red River Delta where rice paddy landscapes, water buffaloes, and the daily life of Vietnamese villages can be seen. You will arrive at Ha Long Bay after a 3 and a half hour drive. There, you can check in aboard a beautiful cruise ship. Lunch will be served on board.
The cruise will travel through many rocks and islets in various forms. The cruise will even stops at times, allowing you to visit enchanting caves.
Dinner and overnight on board
Notes:This itinerary is subject to change due to boat availability or weather condition.
Early risers will enjoy a Taichi class on the sundeck before a light breakfast where tea, coffee and pastries are served. You will then move to a day boat, allowing you to cruise to Lan Ha bay, where you can spend the day swimming, sea kayaking, exploring hidden lagoons and more. Lunch will be served on board.
In the afternoon, you will return to the main boat, where you can enjoy your comfortable room.
Dinner and overnight on boat.
Day 12 - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Upon departing the cruise, a driver will be waiting to transfer you to Hanoi.
Free time and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13 - Hanoi - Departure
Enjoy free time, relaxing or exploring the city by yourself until your transfer to the airport arrives.
Flight Home - End of Services.
Your Hotels —
Throughout your stay, you may choose between Superior 4* or Deluxe 5* accommodation. In each hotel, you will stay in Standard Rooms, with meals included throughout as seen below.
Majority of Stay: Half Board Dining
Days 5, 8 and 12: Bed and Breakfast Board
Day 10 and 11: Full Board Dining
Please Note: If the following hotels are not available, you will be accommodated in hotels of a similar standard, in a similar geographic location.
Sleeps up to
Superior 4* Hotels
Hoi An: Hoi An Silk Marina Hotel 4* or similar
Hue: Moonlight Hotel 4* or similar
Ha Noi: La Bella Vie Hotel 4* or similar
Ha Long Bay: Sealife Cruise or similar
Deluxe 5* Hotels
Hoi An: Allegro Hoi An Hotel 5* or similar
Hue: Pilgrimage Village Resort 5* or similar
Ha Noi: Melia Hotel 5* or similar
Ha Long Bay: Indochina Sails Cruise 5* or similar
Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Please note: 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
Your Journey in Vietnam —
Flights: You may choose between Economy and Business Class Flights. 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: Transfers are included throughout this offer.
You will arrive at Ho Chi Minh City Airport to begin your tour but will fly home from Hanoi Airport.