Embrace the very best of Vietnam on this 12-day guided tour. See Ho Chi Minh’s glittering skyscrapers and green paddy ﬁelds from a speedboat as you race to the Cu Chi tunnels, where guerrilla fighters once hid during the Vietnam War; here, meet a Viet Cong veteran who will share with you what it was like to live in the tunnels. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Imperial Citadel in Hue during a private tour before the palaces open to other tourists. Experience the vibrant city of Hoi An your way: take a hands-on cooking class. Walk through the food carts living Hanoi’s streets and taste its classic cuisine: crab spring rolls, beef noodle soup, and com cakes. Sail through the mesmerizing waters of Halong Bay on a traditional overnight junk cruise.
|January 7, 2024||from $6,275 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Sun Jan 7||Ho Chi Minh City|
|2||Mon Jan 8||Ho Chi Minh City|
|3||Tue Jan 9||Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong River Delta - Ho Chi Minh City|
|4||Wed Jan 10||Ho Chi Minh City - Hue|
|5||Thu Jan 11||Hue|
|6||Fri Jan 12||Hai Van Pass - Hoi An|
|7||Sat Jan 13||Hoi An|
|8||Sun Jan 14||Hoi An - Hanoi|
|9||Mon Jan 15||Ha Long Bay|
|10||Tue Jan 16||Ha Long Bay - Hanoi|
|11||Wed Jan 17||Hanoi|
|12||Thu Jan 18||Hanoi|
Day 1 Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City
Your Vietnam luxury tour begins by private transfer to the five-star hotel in the heart of the city. Dine tonight in one of Saigon’s rooftop restaurants.
Day 2 – Marvels of Saigon
Travel by speedboat to the Cu Chi tunnels to meet a Viet Cong veteran and former resident. Take a walking tour before learning the art of Vietnamese coffee or visiting the War Remnants Museum.
Day 3 – Cruise the Mekong Delta
Discover the Mekong Delta aboard a private charter. See coconut production and take a ride on a tri-motorcycle. At Mango Home, feast on Mekong Delta specialties before visiting the home of a former soldier.
Day 4- Royal Refinement in Hue
Cycle through green rice ﬁelds to the traditional garden houses of Phu Mong village. Dine at Ben Xuan Garden House Theater, serenaded by local musicians.
Day 5 – Highlights of Hue
Enjoy a VIP visit to the Imperial Citadel and royal tomb of Minh Mang. Meet the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy or travel by boat to the private museum of collector, Tran Dihn Son.
Day 6 – Romantic Hoi An
Explore Hoi An through the eyes of a local. Enter former merchants’ homes, stroll lanes of traditional houses and cross the Japanese Covered Bridge. Dinner is your choice of traditional cuisine, modern Vietnamese or East-meets-West fusion.
Day 7 – The Locals in Hoi An
Glide to the Thanh Dong village in a traditional bamboo-basket boat learning from the villagers and a professional chef how to make Vietnamese food.
Day 8 – Hanoi Street-food Tasting Tour
Check in to your boutique hotel before joining a local gourmand for exploration of Hanoi’s colorful street-food culture.
Day 9 – Cruise Along Ha Long Bay
Discover Ha Long Bay’s emerald waters on your private, luxury junk boat and visit the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van. Learn from the masters with a traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstration or relax on deck as the sun sets.
Day 10 – Ha Long to Hanoi
Greet the day with Tai Chi before lingering over brunch as you cruise past the limestone formations en route to Hanoi.
Day 11 – The Temple of Literature
Tour the Temple of Literature and view the Well of Clarity with a local scholar. Toast your travels over dinner.
Day 12 – Farewell Vietnam
Your Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi luxury tour comes to an end with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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