Private Luxury Holiday
Experience the wonders of Vietnam in ultimate style and comfort. Discover Hanoi in a luxurious 1936 Citroen Traction Avant. Fly to Halong Bay on board a seaplane and embrak your junk for an overnight cruise among the myriad of limestome islands and islets in the heart of Halong Bay. Continue to Hoi An for a mix of cultural exploration culinary discovery and beach relaxation before concluding your journey in bustling Ho Chi Minh City and along the palm fringed canals of the Mekong Delta.
Highlights of your holiday:
- Discover the Hanoi of yesterday in an elegant vintage Citroen Traction Avant 1936
- Relax with a body massage treatment at a Hanoi Spa
- A panoramic seaplane flight over Halong Bay
- A private junk cruise in the heart of Halong Bay
- Attend the stunning O A Show at the Saigon Opera House
- Explore the Mekong Delta on a private sampan
Day 1: Hanoi (D)
Welcome to Vietnam. On arrival in Hanoi you will be met by our friendly operator and fast tracked through immigration. After a short rest at your hotel you will be driven to a local spa for a relaxing body massage treatment. Tonight have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
Morning half day city tour of Hanoi on board a vintage Citroen traction Avant 1936. Explore the Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops. Visit a traditional Hanoi old House. See the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and visit the thousand-year-old Temple of Litterature. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B L D)
Today is a day to remember. Transfer to Gia Lam Airport for your seaplane flight to Halong Bay. On arrival board your beautiful junk and begin an exploration of the bay, sailing amongst the limestone islands and islets. Tonight experience an exclusive dinner in a candle lit cave.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Danang – Hoi An (B)
Wake up early this morning to admire the bay at sunrise. Disembarkation and transfer to Cat Bi Airport for your flight to Danang. Transfer to your hotel in Hoi An followed by free time to relax.
Day 5: Hoi An (B)
Meet your private guide and depart for a half day tour of Hoi An. Explore the quaint cobblestone streets see the Japanese Bridge the Chinese Temple and Phung Hung trading house. Remainder of the day at leisure for shopping or beach relaxation.
Day 6: Hoi An (B L)
This morning participate in a cooking class at the Green Bamboo cooking school. With Van your hostess and chef pick fresh ingredients from Hoi An market. Then learn the secrets of the imperial cuisine of Central Vietnam. Prepare and savour with your classmates a selection of traditional dishes. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Day at leisure to further explore the town or simply relax at the beach.
Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B L)
Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival depart for a Vespa orientation tour to explore the historic landmarks of the former Saigon including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the old Post Office, and the War Museum. Tonight transfer to the Saigon Opera House to attend the famous “A O Show” – a spectacular blend of traditional Vietnamese music dance and acrobatic performances.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B L)
Today explore the Mekong Delta. Drive to Cai Be and board your private sampan. View the colourful floating market, the scenery, and daily life along the river. A delicious lunch will await you at a superb Indochinese villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxurious riverside garden. Continue your cruise along the canals and visit an ancient mandarin house dating back to the 19th century, where you will share a cup of tea with a local family. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
- Private air-conditioned transportation and transfers
- Accommodation in Deluxe hotels
- Fast tracking through immigration on Hanoi arrival
- Seaplane transfer Hanoi-Halong Bay with 15 minutes scenic flight over the bay
- Private junk cruise in Halong Bay
- Domestic flights
- Activities as per itinerary including: private tour of Hanoi in Citroen Traction Avant 1936 body massage treatment in a Hanoi Spa cooking class in Hoi An tickets for the A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City
- Meals and entrance fees as per itinerary
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
This itinerary is subject to changes without prior notice depending upon flight changes delays or cancellations water levels weather and road conditions availability of rooms or any other unanticipated events.
Hotel selection may be subject to change – please use this as a guide only.
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Hotel de l'Opera (Opera Deluxe room)
Halong Bay Cruise
Non-Private Paradise Peak Boat (8 Suite Boat)
Victoria Beach Resort & Spa (Deluxe room)
Ho Chi Minh
Hotel des Arts Saigon (Deluxe room)
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