Journey across Vietnam in style, from Hanoi to Saigon on this twelve-day trip where you’ll discover its fascinating cultural heritage and captivating natural wonders. Delving deep into the history of this vibrant South East Asian country.

This luxury holiday in Vietnam takes you on an extensive journey with a contrast of bustling cities and serene waterways as you discover Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Lan Ha Bay, Hoi An, Hue and conclude your luxury holiday in Vietnam in Hoi Chi Minh. On exclusive and private tours, learn all about the ancient and French historical landmarks while dining at a homestay, having a royal encounter or meeting with historians.  

Starting with the centuries-old architecture you’ll stroll past on a Hanoi tour, you will learn about the 4000-year-old history of this impressive nation as you have a one-on-one chat with local history and culture scholar. Leaving the bustle of the city, discover the 200-year-old Nom Village. Here you’ll meet with the head of the village before setting out to explore the beautiful architecture and visit the holiest place in the village, Nom Pagoda, embedded in a century-old pine forest which is famous for its ancient Buddhist statues.

The next day you’ll drive to Ninh Binh province, one of the most beautiful parts of Vietnam with its dramatic scenery of rice fields, mountains and historical temples. The adventure unfolds with a bike ride around Tho Ha village, a boat trip over a small canal among the verdant paddy fields and exploring inside various natural caves. Taking you to lesser-know parts of the famous Halong Bay, embark on an overnight cruise to Lan Ha Bay. Pass sights like an ancient lighthouse, relax on the sun deck surrounded by incredible views of limestone pillars, tiny tree-topped islets, dive into serene emerald green waters and take part in an open-air cooking class using local ingredients. All before dropping the anchor for the night at a tranquil spot. Either hangout in the unique floating cinema or simply unwind with a cocktail in hand, perfect if you’re planning a luxury honeymoon to Vietnam. In the morning you’ll start your day early with a soothing Tai Chi class before sailing to Frog Lake.

Arriving in Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s World Heritage sites, you’ll stay at the iconic Hotel Royal Hoi and explore the charming city on a guided walking tour that includes Japanese Covered Bridge, over 150-year-old merchant house and Kazik square. Leaving Hoi An for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam where you’ll spend two nights. Here our Travel Designers have arranged a tour of a private temple, not open to the public at An Dinh Palace where you can learn how the younger generations worship their emperor ancestors and the family’s interesting secret beauty recipes. A fun way to explore the charm of Hue is on a Vespa excursion, zip through lesser-known roads to picturesque stops before heading to Vong Canh Hill and visiting a local family for a hosted dinner.

The final stop on your holiday in Vietnam is on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, formerly Saigon, where you’ll take a trip through time. Starting with a guided tour through the Pearl of Indochina with a respected cultural and history expert and finishing with a scenic cruise to the underground labyrinth of Cu Chi.


Experience highlights

  • Your journey begins in Hanoi where you will gain a brilliant insight into Vietnamese culture and cuisine by delving into Vietnams fascinating 4,000-year history with a renowned history and culture scholar.  
  • Visit the 200-year-old Nom Village where you will meet the head of the village and chat with the host over a cup of traditional tea to learn more about local life anthe traditions that define this community.  
  • Explore the spectacular stalactites covering the ceiling in Galaxy cave gate, Thien Thanh and But Hien cave. 
  • Discover a lesser-known corner of one of Vietnam’s natural treasures on a cruise through Halong Bay’s secret sibling Lan Ha Bay, which offers stunning vistas of limestone pillars, tiny uninhabited islets and emerald green waters 
  • On a guided walking tour of Hoi An, you will visit the landmarks and get insight from experts on the history, restoration and behind the scenes challenges to retaining these ancient treasures.
  • Explore the beautiful scenery in Hue and take in panoramic views of the Perfume River and Royal Valley atop the Vong Canh Hill by Vespa. Conclude the trip with an authentic home-hosted dinner spanning three generations. 
  • Spend an afternoon with a respected cultural and history expert and enjoy a guided tour through the ages as you wander and stop by ancient and modern landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) 
  • From Ben Tre, youll board a cruise along the Mekong Delta to get a glimpse of local life. Stop at a small brick workshop, see coconut pressing by hand and a visit a family home where youll enjoy tropical fruits and honey tea whilst hearing how the family relies on fishing and farming. 
  • Embrace the changing scenic views of urban neighbourhoods and rural countryside in a private speed boat on the Saigon River whilst traveling to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore the labyrinth of underground tunnels whilst learning the stories of residents resilience in wartime Vietnam. 
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Experience highlights

Your journey begins in Hanoi
Learn about Vietnamese culture and cuisine with a renowned history and culture scholar
Visit the 200-year-old Ben Nom fishing Village 
Meet the head of the village and chat with the host over a cup of traditional tea
Explore the spectacular stalactites covering the ceiling in Galaxy cave gate, Thien Thanh and But Hien cave
Set off on an overnight cruise to discover a lesser-known part of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay
Take in the stunning vistas of limestone pillars, tiny uninhabited islets and emerald green waters 
Floating fishing village in Lan Ha Bay
On a guided walking tour of Hoi An, visit the landmarks such as the Quan Cong temple
Stop off for some delicious street food
Wander amongst the Hindu temples in the UNESCO heritage site: My Son
Explore the beautiful scenery in Hue and take in panoramic views of the Perfume River
Conclude the trip with an authentic home-hosted dinner
On a guided tour, stop by ancient and modern landmarks in Ho Chi Minh such as the Notre Dame Cathedral
Explore the labyrinth of underground tunnels whilst learning the stories of residents resilience in wartime Vietnam
From Ben Tre, you’ll board a cruise along the Mekong Delta to get a glimpse of local life
A brick workshop on the Mekong Delta
A coconut press on the Mekong Delta

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    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, Hanoi

    A restored French colonial hotel dating back to 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel is well-located in the heart of Hanoi. It boasts a rich history and a century-long tradition of hospitality for ambassadors, statesmen and writers and it has been an ever-present among the affections of A-listers – Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard had their honeymoon here. Its rattan fans, wrought-iron awnings and butterscotch-tinged marble whisks back to the height of French Indochina in the early 20th century.


    Ginger Cruise, Lan Ha Bay

    The Ginger is a Heritage Line’s new vessel cruising Lan Ha Bay, one of the most peaceful parts of the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam. The boat has elegant suites, naturally light-flooded, and a luxury atmosphere with warm timber floors and marble bathrooms. On board, they also offer exquisite cuisine, an indoor bar as well as a pool on the terrace deck.


    Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort, Ninh Binh

    Located about 30 minutes by car from Ninh Binh city, sitting on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve, a primeval tropical forest, is the Emeralda Resort. Styled after a traditional Vietnamese village with large sized bungalows, the Emeralda offers a charming environment and a perfect base for exploring the Ninh Binh area.


    Hotel Royal Hoi An, Hoi An

    Inspired by the rich heritage of Hoi An town and the love story between Sotaro and Wakaku, Hotel Royal Hoi An is an iconic 5-star hotel in the heart of the city. Combining the delicacy of Japanese touch and the luxury of Indochina architecture, this hotel is the first and only MGallery property in Hoi An, as well as a proud member of the elite collection in Vietnam.


    Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

    You can’t get a more well-placed hotel in Saigon than the Park Hyatt. Just moments from some of Saigon’s most iconic sights like the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace, the hotel itself expertly showcases French colonial architecture. The hotel was also used as a US base during the Vietnam War and the regular broadcasts made from there by DJ Adrian Cronauer were immortalised by Robin Williams in the hit film Good Morning, Vietnam.

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