We designed this vacation for those who seeks for the leisure trip to Vietnam combined with some daily sightseeing with the 1 week stay in a 5 star resort on a most beautiful beach of Vietnam.
In charming Hanoi, you will dine in one of the French colonial villas which have been converted into gourmet restaurants, explore the fascinating maze of 36 streets in the Old Quarter.
Next, you will cruise along dramatic limestone islands in Halong Bay, visit a fishing village and enjoy other local activities.
You will have an overnight train adventure to Danang with the most breathtaking view of Hai Van Pass. Then it’s off to the river town of Hoi An, where you will stay for 1 week at one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. You will have a leisure time to explore this old town.
Next will be Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s dynamic commercial center, you’ll explore colorful produce markets, or perhaps stop in a designer shop to order haute couture ao dai.
You will also visit lush My Tho and splendid floating markets as you finish up your luxurious tour of Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi full-day City tour (B,L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years.
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda and, nearby, the Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds. Also on the tour, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake (with lovers street Thanh Nien), the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and the Ethnology Museum.
Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (B,L,D)
In the morning, you will depart Hanoi around 07:30 – 08:00 for a three and a half hour drive by the shuttle bus through the Red River Delta to Ha Long Bay City. On the way, you will stop for refreshments, and upon arriving in Halong City, you will take a tender transfer to your junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. As you cruise the magical bay, you will notice thousands of sculpted limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you’ll visit a fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or a cooking class while watching the sunset, and later you can unwind at a restaurant with a lavish dinner. To end the day, you can enjoy some evening activities such as movie night, board games, or a beauty treatment, before an overnight stay on the junk.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Danang (Brunch)
After rising to the sound of the ocean coming to life, you’ll enjoy breakfast, take a Tai Chi class and watch the sunrise over the bay (if you choose to get up that early!) You will visit a beautiful limestone grotto, and then head back to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Disembarking at the Cruise Café Lounge, you’ll rejoin you’re the shuttle bus for transfer back to Hanoi then our car will transfer you to the train station for the overnight train Danang.
Day 5: Danang – Hoi An (B)
Wake up on the train’s cabin, you will have some light breakfast with the breakfast box that we have prepared for you from Hanoi. This morning, you will enjoy the breathtaking view from the train window when the train goes through Hai Van Pass to Danang.
Arrive Danang at noontime, our driver will welcome you and transfer you to the resort in Hoi An for check-in.
Free time at leisure and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An Free & easy (B)
Day 7: Hoi An Free & easy (B)
Day 8: Hoi An Free & easy (B)
Day 9: Hoi An Free & easy (B)
Day 10: Hoi An Free & easy (B)
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 12: Mekong Delta Excursion (B,L)
Ben Tre is the best option for a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Saigon, since it is only around 2 hours away, and 15 minutes from My Tho. However, this wonderful destination retains an authenticity which has been somewhat lessened in nearby My Tho.
This picturesque and friendly Mekong Delta town has historically seen very few travelers, but the recent opening of a bridge connecting Ben Tre and My Tho has made it far easier for day trippers to visit from Saigon.
Our one-day cruise excursion starts at 8:00 am from the lobby of your hotel in Saigon with a drive to Ben Tre. While there, you can take a walk along the waterfront, lined with French era shops and houses, and you’ll see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch around the country. Then, jump on a boat for a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00 pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.
Day 13: Departure (B)
There are no activities planned for your final day, so you can unwind and plan for the next leg of your journey or opt to take in even more of the city’s offerings before being escorted to the airport for your onward flight.