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Vietnam in Luxury
 
Holiday Length: 10 days
Start City: Hanoi
End City: Ho Chi Minh City
Departures: Daily

Luxury Private Holiday

Experience the wonders of Vietnam in ultimate style and comfort. Discover Hanoi in a vintage and luxurious 1936 Citroen Traction Avant.  Fly to Halong Bay on board a seaplane and board your private junk for an overnight cruise 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. A truly memorable journey.



Day 1



Hanoi
Welcome to Vietnam. On arrival in Hanoi you will be met by our friendly local representative and fast tracked through immigration via a private lane. Transfer to your hotel. After a short rest you will be driven to a local spa for a relaxing body massage treatment. Tonight there is a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

   
Day 2




Hanoi
This morning depart for a unique half day city tour of Hanoi on board a vintage Citroën Traction Avant 1936. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Visit a traditional Hanoi Old House. See the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and visit the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature also known as Vietnam's first university. Transfer back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (B)

   
Day 3



Hanoi - Halong Bay
This is a day to remember. Transfer to Gia Lam Airport for your seaplane flight to Halong Bay. On arrival board your beautiful private 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. (B,L,D)

   
Day 4

Halong Bay – Danang – Hoi An
Wake up early this morning to admire the bay at sunrise. Disembarkation and transfer to Cat Bi Airport for your brief flight to Danang. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An followed by free time to relax or explore. (B)

   
Day 5




Hoi An
Meet your private guide and depart for a half day tour of Hoi An. Explore the quaint cobblestone streets with their two-century-old Chinese houses. See the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, and Phung Hung Chinese-style trading house. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the old streets of Hoi An for great shopping opportunities or to relax at the beach. (B)

   
Day 6


Hoi An
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 from your chef the secrets of the imperial cuisine of Central Vietnam. Prepare and savour with your classmates a selection of traditional dishes. Afternoon at leisure. (B,L)

   
Day 7

Hoi An
Day at leisure to further explore the town or simply relax at the beach and enjoy the facilities of your hotel. (B)

   
Day 8



Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 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 Opera House to attend the famous "À O Show" a spectacular blend of traditional Vietnamese music, dance and acrobatic performances. (B)

   
Day 9





Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Today explore the Mekong Delta, known as the "rice bowl of Vietnam". Drive to Cai Be and board your private sampan. View the colourful floating market and 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 from the 19th century where you will share a cup of tea with a local family. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon. (B,L
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Day 10

Ho Chi Minh City departure
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

   

PRICE INCLUSIONS







  • Private A/C transportation and transfers
  • Accommodation in Deluxe hotels
  • Fast tracking through immigration on arrival in Hanoi
  • Seaplane transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay with a 15 minute scenic flight over Halong Bay
  • Private junk cruise on Halong Bay
  • Domestic flights
  • Activities as per the itinerary including: Private tour of Hanoi in a Citroën Traction Avant 1936, body massage treatment in a Hanoi spa, a cooking class in Hoi An, tickets for the "À O Show" in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals and entrance fees as per itinerary
   
HALONG BAY
BY SEAPLANE

Bonus inclusion: Halong Bay by Seaplane
Discover Halong Bay in a new and exhilarating way - a scenic flight on board a seaplane.  This exclusive service can seamlessly be combined with your cruise.


   

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