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Discover the best of Vietnam with this 12-day luxury Vietnam travel package including return international full-service flights. Enjoy yourself in colourful and bustling cites of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh. Marvel at the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay on a modern cruise.
The Vietnam travel package includes 11 nights of luxury five-star accommodation, international and internal flights, delicious Vietnamese food including daily breakfasts and a large selection of lunch and dinner experiences, a Vietnamese cooking class, private airport transfers, all transportation, expert local guides, authentic insider experiences and so much more.
Discover the best of Vietnam on 12 day luxury including return international full services flights. Love yourself in colourful and bustling cites of Hanoi, Hue, Hoian and Ho Chi Minh and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta and the Unesco World Heritage – listed Halong Bay on a modern cruise. Includes 11 nights of luxury five-star accommodation, international and all internal flights, daily breakfasts and a large selection of lunch and dinner experiences, an authentic cooking class, private airport transfers, all transportation, expert local guides, insider experiences and so much more.
Upon arrival Noi Bai airport your are met and transferred to your hotel. Then you are free at leisure. Note: Check in time is 14:00 P.M. Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is rich with culture thanks t an eclectic mix influences including French, which is evident through the fine old colonial buildings and tree lined boulavards. Meet your local guide in the morning to discover the city, taking in sights including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The President Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house – on – stils and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda. Enjoy traditional local fare for lunch before visiting the Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s first university, built in 11th century), the Tran Quoc Pagoda (the oldest pagoda in Vietnam), Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Finish the day with a ride on a three-whelled cyclo and discouver the vibrant Old Quarter of Hanoi.
– Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his Museum are closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of Oct/Nov
– Ho Chi Minh House and all Museums are closed on Monday
Overnight in Hanoi. Meal included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch & Dinner at local restaurants.
Breakfast at hotel, around 08:00 we transfer to Halong City, the drive takes about 4 hours, stopping off for a refreshment break en route.
11.30 Check-in at Paradise Lounge – Tuan Chau Island
Your first stop on arrival at Tuan Chau Island is the Paradise check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi.
12:30 Embark on Paradise Luxury
After your transfer to Paradise Luxury, you will be checked-in, then taken to the restaurant, where you will be briefed about your cruise while enjoying your welcome drink.
13:00 Lunch in the restaurant
As the Paradise Luxury makes its way to Halong Bay, you will have time to savor your delicious lunch while enjoying the stunning views – your first introduction to this majestic landscape.
14:00 Cruise Halong Bay or enjoy a Spa Treatment
After lunch, you will have time to be enchanted by the stunning landscape of Halong Bay. If the first stop isn’t for you, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering and indulgence at Le Parfum Spa*.
14:30 Visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*
Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.
16:00 Visit Sung Sot Cave
Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave. This is the largest cave in Halong Bay, and the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years have taken on fascinating shapes.
17:45 Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* and Cooking Demonstration
Paradise Luxury will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun sets over the karst landscape. Foodies can partake in Vietnamese cooking demonstration before dinner, and guaranteed to whet the appetite.
19:30 Royal Bao Dai Dinner
Dress like kings and queens for the Royal Bao Dai dinner at the restaurant. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax with a drink* or two, go squid fishing, book in for a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or watch a movie in the restaurant.
Meal included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch & Dinner on cruise.
06:30 Tai Chi on Sundeck
Welcome your second day on board Paradise Luxury with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises, followed by a light breakfast in the restaurant.
07:30 Visit to Titov Island
Hike to the top of Titov Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters, or sip from a coconut in the shade. If you choose to stay on board, book in for a pamper session in the Le Parfum Spa*.
08:30 Breakfast at the restaurant
Back on board, you can opt for your breakfast to be served in the restaurant or your cabin. Paradise Luxury will pass Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet before you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island.
10:30 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina
After disembarking from Paradise Luxury, and for guests booked on the Paradise shuttle bus, you will be served a light lunch at Paradise Lounge before the drive back to Hanoi.
12:00 Return to Hanoi.
Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi.
Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.
Meal included: Light Breakfast & Brunch on cruise.
This morning, you’ll be transferred to the airport in preparation for thei flight to Hue. On arrival, your local guide wil meet you beforeyou board a boat for a relaxing cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb and the French-influenced tomb of the 12th Emperor or Khai Dinh. After lunch at a local restaurant, check in to the hoteland the afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to juon your guide on a visit to the busy and colorful markets at Dong Ba market – the perfect opportunity to pick up some souvenirs. Overnight in Hue. Meal included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant
After breakfast, visit The Imperial City, a walled palace and well-preserved remnant of the vast citadel and royal quarters that once existed on the site. In the early 19th century, Emperor Gia Long constultued geomancers to souce the best location to build a new palace and citadel and this site was chosen. Tens of thousands of laborers were recruited to dig the ten-kilometer moat and earthen walls that form the outer perimeter of the citadel. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to Hoian An via Hai Van pass and Lang Co Beach, visiting the Marbel Mountains en route. After cheking in to Hoian’s newest five-star hotel, the everning in Hoian is at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An. Meal included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant
After breakfast, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed My Son Sanctuary, one of the most significant examples of Hindu influence in South East Asia. This elaborate temple complex is the burial place of Cham royals and heroes dating back to the Kingdom of Champa. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour through Hoian An. The Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South –East Asian trading port and dates from the 15th to the 19th century. Its architecture and streets show the influences – both local and international – that have combined to creat this unique heritage site. Visit an old merchant house, the Hoian craft and silk shops and the colorful fish and produce market. This everning, enjoy a cooking class with a local expert and learn some of the secrets behind Vietnamese cooking before enjoying your creations for dinners.Overnight in Hoi An. Meal included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner with cooking class at Ot Ta restaurant.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for check in before going for lunch, where you’ll dine with the locals at a restaurant renowened for one of Vietnam’s most famous dishes – PHO. Visit the Reunification Palace, the former place of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today a museum and venue for official receptions, it features the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” form where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took contral in 1975. Near by more iconic city landmarks, the Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral (closed for renovation – visit outside only), which were built between 1877 and 1883. Built in Neo-Romanesque style, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. Continue to market, where a wile section of goods are on offer.Overnight in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.
Breakfast at hotel, this morning we head to Cu Chi Tunnels which are located in an area known during the American War in Vietnam as the ‘Iron Triangle’, on account of the strength of its Communist insurgency. Cu Chi was also the conclusion to many caravan paths that traced down from the Chinese border, across mountain borders with Laos and into the Mekong Delta, which later became known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The network, which is several storeys deep in some parts, includes trapdoors, living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Transfer back to Saigon where the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.
The cruise boat tours leave from Can Tho to Cai Be (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). Daily departures.
Breakfast at hotel, In the morning we take you to Can Tho or Cai Be (The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho about 4 hours). You board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.
Overnight on cruise. Meal included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch & Dinner on cruise.
Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. On even dates, you will explore the small channels of the mekong delta around Cai Be with a small sampan or by foot. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.
Transfer back to Saigon for your stay. Overnight in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast & lunch on cruise, Farewell dinner at local restaurant.
Breakfast at hotel, you are free to relax until we transfer you to the airport for your flight out. Meal included: Breakfast at hotel.
|Group Size||Deluxe Class (5*)|
|2 – 4 person||Price per person/ twin share $3,050|
|5 – 7 person||Price per person/ twin share $2,750|
* Conditions apply. Minnimum 2 person travelling together. Price based on twin share or double bedded room .