HANOI | HALONG | HUE | HOI AN | HCMC | MEKONG DELTA | PHU QUOC ISLAND
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HIGH SEASON: FROM OCTOBER - APRIL
FROM HANOI to HCMC
VICE VERSA ON REQUEST
16-Day Vietnam Luxury Vacation
Trip type: Luxury
Duration: 16 days 15 nights
Sight-seeing: Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hue-Hoi An-HCMC-Mekong Delta- Phu Quoc Island
Trip starting: From Hanoi to HCMC or vice versa on request
Accommodation: 4 star / 5 star hotel
Departure: Daily departure at clients date.
After a culture experience visiting the one-thousand-years Hanoi capital, Halong Bay World Natural Heritage in the North, the Hue Citadel World Heritages and Hoian Ancient Town World Heitage in the Centre Vietnam, you stop at the HCMC, the most dynamic city in Vietnam, explore its surrounding Mekong Delta with its thousands of crisscrossed canals. You end this luxury vacation at Phu Quoc island, where white sands and tropical waters entice beachgoers from all over the globe.
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi. Meet your local guide at the airport for a transfer to hotel. Check in. At leisure. Your guide see you again for a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam. Enjoy welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 2. Hanoi Sightseeing – Street Food | B - L | Overnight: Hanoi
This full day sightseeing offers you Hanoi’s most interesting places including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century.
Hanoi Street Food Tasting: Comprised of chaos and charm in equal parts, Hanoi is worth to explore and a foodie’s dream, offering some of the best street food in the world. Small local street food eateries are everywhere in Hanoi, with the smoke from chargrilled pork wafting through the streets and a bubbling stockpot of fragrant pho on every corner. Time to taste some Hanoi famous street food as: Pho Hanoi ; Banh Cuon ; Bun Cha Hanoi followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Former Prison, Ngoc Son Temple. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 3. Hanoi – Halong Bay | B - L - D | Overnight: Traditional Junk
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Welcome on board upon arrival Tuan Chau Harbor. Enjoy a welcome drink. Brief introduction by the cruise manager. Cabin check-in. Lunch is served while the cruise is sailing and passing by thousand of unknown islets. Stop at the Pearl Farm village. Take a kayak around Pearl Farm village. Continue to the Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming or climb up to the peak of the Titop for the panorama view of the Halong bay. Return to the cruise. Join in the Cooking Demonstration by the cruise chef to prepare some Vietnamese dishes followed by the Sunset Cocktail on the Sundeck followed by a Vietnamese set menu dinner. Evening you are free to join some cruise activities including chat around the bar, watching movies of Vietnamese films, playing cards, playing chess, reading or try your luck with squid fishing.
Day 4. Halong Bay - Hanoi | Brunch | Overnight: Hanoi
Early bird to join Tai Chi on the sundeck. Enjoy sunrise at the bay followed by a light breakfast. Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to explore the cave one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Back to the cruise. Cabin check-out. Light lunch is served while the cruise is sailing and passing by thousand of unknown islets. Disembarkation. Rejoin your car back to hotel in Hanoi. At leisure.
Day 5. Fly to Hue | B - D | Overnight: Hue
Enjoy your free time until transfer to No Bai Airport for flight to Hue. Located in central Vietnam, Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945 and is recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Meet your local guide at the Phu Bai Airport – Hue for a transfer to your hotel. In the evening you enjoy a Hue Citadel Royal style dinner at local restaurant.
Day 6. Hue Sightseeing – Street Food | B – L | Overnight: Hue
In the morning you have a Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. From there you rejoin your car to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb.
Hue Street Food Tasting: Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam, and the best way to explore its culture is through its unique cuisine with lots of typical local street foods. Time to taste some Hue famous street foods: Bun bo Hue ; Banh khoai ; Nem lụi Hue.
Afternoon you have a private tour to explore the Hue Citadel comprising three circles of Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. Visit Dong Ba market, located on a bank of the Perfume river and is a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.
Day 7. Hue – Hoi An | B - D | Overnight: Hoi An
In the morning you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in Central Vietnam. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach before arriving your hotel in Hoi An. At leisure. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.
Day 8. Hoi An Cooking Class | B | Overnight: Hoi An
This morning the cooking class begins with a with a drink at Hai Scout Café followed by a visit the Hoi An colorful market. It is time to get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson. Take the Red Bridge boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school. On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The 2-hour cooking lesson includes a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving . You also have a chance to try some dishes yourselves. Lunch is served included what you have cooked. Relax and back to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 9. Free & Easy | Overnight: Hoi An
Today you have a half-day free day for relaxation at the resort, water sports, diving, snorkeling, sunset watching and spend half-day to explore the Hoi An Surroundings.
Day 10. Fly to HCMC - Sightseeing | B - D | Overnight: HCMC
Again you take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city, a city full of surprises. The city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings and offers plenty of reasons to visit, from its blend of historic, attractions to vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife.
Afternoon you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market. Enjoy dinner at the Bonsai cruise on the Saigon river.
Day 11. Mekong Delta Excursion | B - L | Overnight: HCMC
Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people. Back to HCMC. At leisure.
Day 12. Fly to Phu Quoc | B | Overnight: Phu Quoc Island
Today you have a short flight for Phu Quoc Island, where white sands and tropical waters entice beach goers from all over the globe. Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are the most popular water sports here, though jet-skiing, wind sailing and squid fishing—yes, squid fishing—are also at your vacationing fingertips. Joining in the early-morning Duong Dong Market for an authentic local experience.
Day 13 - 15. Free & Easy | B | Overnight: Phu Quoc Island
Your free time for relax and enjoy the facilities offered by the resort. Try some water sports like Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing or visit some local black pepper farms and high-quality fish sauce factories.
Day 16. Fly to HCMC - Departure | B
Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do last minute souvenir shopping before a transfer to Phu Quoc airport for flight to Tan Son Nhat International Airport / HCMC to connect your flight home. Have a nice journey. Thanks for joining us.
Surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Complimentary shuttle bus with just a quick drive to historical Hanoi Old Quarter or dynamic shopping centers.
The Princess of the Ocean – Expect More Than A Cruise, ALISA CRUISE set out to be a different kind of other cruises. One that not only celebrated cruise with the rich services, but that also brought a feeling of connection among people. 5-star Alisa Cruises, named after as a princess, expressing the luxury, noble and exquisite!
One of the best hotel in Hue, a 16-storey building combined with the modern & classic elements, blends historically architectural details and earthy décor. The hotel is designed to offer an atmosphere of royalty and luxury, traditional and unique style with excellent facilities for all travelers on leisure and business.
Located at the doorstep of the Ancient Town, Allegro Hoi An possesses the local authentic wood carving design and stylish suites. Whether you are a first timer or a lifelong lover, the boutique hotel always knows how to hint at the antique charms Hoi An
Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh Cityalongside the Saigon River offering 343 guest rooms and suites, Le Méridien Saigon is your entry point to the many attractions of this storied city. Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reunification Palace are all located within two kilometres of our front door.
Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Behind its classical white façade green shutters original wrought iron details and stately wood paneling reside over a century of stories. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions.
The President Experience is an experience par excellence. Step aboard this sumptuous floating hotel as it glides through the world’s most magnificent seascape, with Michelin star dining, jazz band entertainment, your own private butler, and the most generous cabins found anywhere in Halong Bay. The 46-cabin cruise ship enjoys two capacious sundecks with wrap-around views, an outdoor Jacuzzi from which to gaze at evening sunsets, and an onboard spa from renowned Vietnamese wellness group Kaia. Vietnam’s Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites: An unmissable and world-famous destination. President Cruises is the only ship in the bay to offer everything that will ensure an outstanding and unforgettable experience.
Azerai La Residence, Hue is an enchanting luxury hotel situated on the fabled Perfume River, facing the Citadel – once home to emperors and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The former residence of the French Resident Superieure, Azerai La Residence, Hue combines art deco touches with a modern sensibility.
With an idyllic location on Vietnam’s culturally rich central coast, The Nam Hai offers a portal to three extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites and a breezy respite on the country’s most celebrated beach. You’ll have a chance to reconnect with your loved ones – whether you take to the East Sea by kayak, explore the glory of imperial Hue or simply savour quiet moments in your own tranquil villa.
The best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City with the signature French-colonial. The hotel makes your stay as pleasant as possible including its romantic pathways and outdoor dining is now available amid lush landscaping and beautiful arches of flowering vines. The swimming pool has a handcrafted mosaic, lit at night by a dramatic lighting system.
Nestled on the sands of the island’s stunning southwest coast, La Veranda Resort transports you to a forgotten age of elegance. Balconies and verandas offer stunning vistas of an unspoiled beach and the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand beyond. Cocooned by lush tropical gardens, every detail of the 70 spacious rooms evokes an era when life was slower, simpler. More refined.
Private airport pick-up & drop off
Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
Private boat trip as per tour program
Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
Meals as stated in the program
Water and tissues on coach
All entrance fees
All in-tour flights
24/7 hotline support
Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
Vietnam 30-day single-entry e-visa can be applied by citizens of: Ireland ; Germany ; Denmark; United States of America; United Kingdom ; Sweden….(Total 40 countries)
International flights & tax
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
Other services not mentioned above
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