Opulent Vietnam (15 days)

15 days from just £4,820 pp
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flag Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoian - Saigon - Con Dao Island
What's included?
+ included - not included
  • International Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Meals
  • Escorted Tour
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Taxes Charges
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Tipping

Delve into the beauty and mystery of Vietnam whilst treating yourself to a high level of luxury and personal service. Sail Halong Bay on a private junk, enjoy an opera show in Ho Chi Minh City, experience a sea-plane ride and stay at an untouched archipelago in one of Vietnam’s most luxurious resorts.

 

Day 1 UK Departure

Depart London Heathrow for international economy flight to Hanoi. We can also arrange departures from your local airport at no extra cost.

Day 2 Arrival in Hanoi

We will be greeted upon arrival and transferred to the hotel for check-in and tour briefing. We’ll take an orientation tour and a chance to acclimatise ourselves if time permits. A welcome dinner awaits us tonight.

Meals Included

  • Dinner
Day 3 Hanoi

This morning we’ll be visiting the ancient Temple of Literature, the principal Confucian sanctuary and the first national institution of Vietnam. Continue to the museum of our choice. Amongst the many, the Museum of Ethnology depicting the rich and colourful cultures of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, is highly recommended. Our lunch will be served in a restaurant by the scenic West Lake. Mid-afternoon, we’ll enjoy a performance of the famed Water Puppetry Theatre or the Golden Bell Theatre. Conclude the day with a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter, the architectural and commercial centrepiece of Hanoi. Among the ancient homes and attractive temples there is a multitude of tantalising souvenir shops.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 4 Hanoi to Halong Bay

This morning we drive to the airport to board a seaplane for the short flight to Halong Bay, which includes a 15-minute scenic flight around the offshore islands. After landing, we’ll board a beautiful junk and set sail across the bay, through the fabulous rocks of the bay’s protected area. Here we’ll have opportunity to visit islands, caves, swim and kayak, and enjoy mouth-watering seafood. Stay overnight on-board.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 5 Halong Bay to Hoian

After some morning activities, we enjoy a wholesome breakfast while the junk navigates back ashore. Disembark late in the morning and travel overland back to Hanoi for a business class flight to the coastal city of Danang. Upon arrival we’ll be met and chauffeured along the scenic coast to the laid-back town of Hoian for the night.

Meals Included

  • Brunch
Day 6 Hoian

This morning we’ll be on foot exploring the ancient quarter of Hoian, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site because of its historic role in international trade, unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes. Visit the old merchant’s house with Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese influenced architecture and admire the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, an iconic symbol of Hoian. The tour also includes the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation and the Central Market. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 7 Hoian

Today is a free day.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 8 Hoian to Saigon

This morning we fly business class to Saigon and visit the city’s historic landmarks, taking in the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office, the Opera House and Ben Thanh Market. Early afternoon, enjoy the talented A O Show at the Opera House. The show promises to take us on a journey through rural and urban Vietnam via a series of theatrical sketches that incorporate movement and melodic music. The visual effects, exuberant energy and stunning choreography create a feast for the senses!

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 9 Saigon / Mekong Delta

We depart Saigon by 8:30 and travel overland to Cai Be in the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we embark the houseboat and settle into our cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and contemplate the fantastic scenery and the daily activities along the river. Afternoon, we disembark for a leisurely stroll through a village embellished with orchards and rice fields. As the day comes to an end, we return to the boat and relax at the bar, beholding the exotic sunset. When the boat anchors for the night, we’ll be served with a sumptuous dinner.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 10 Mekong Delta / Con Dao Island

Wake up well-rested to the sound of river life and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. Board a sampan and weave our way to the extraordinary market of Cai Rang. Being the largest on the complex of waterways that comprise the Mekong Delta, Cai Rang receives hundreds of boats packed with local produces gather every morning. Boats come from all sides, offering fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc. Sellers advertise their wares by hanging samples high atop bamboo poles so that their customers can find from afar. Disembark around 10:00 AM and transfer to Can Tho airport for the flight to Con Dao Island. Upon arrival we’ll be greeted and escorted to the hotel.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Days 11 - 13 Con Dao Island

Three free days.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 14 Con Dao Island to Saigon

We take a late morning/early afternoon flight back to Saigon for the night.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 15 Departure from Saigon

Free before transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Hanoi - 5* Sofitel Legend Metropole

5* Sofitel Legend Metropole

The Hotel Metropole Hanoi is an award-winning French colonial-style hotel lying in the heart of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House. Boasting a classical white facade, green shutters, original wrought iron detail, wood paneling and a lush courtyard lawn, the hotel is one of the region’s few remaining hotels of its era.

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Halong Bay - 5* Princess Junk

5* Princess Junk

Our Princess Junk is designed in the style of the traditional sailing boats and was the first small deluxe one-cabin junk in Halong Bay. It is an ideal option for a couple on a romantic trip. She is designed with sophistication and a meticulous attention to every single detail, for our guests’ enjoyment, especially their viewing pleasure.

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Hoian - 5* The Nam Hai

5* The Nam Hai

Along a seemingly infinite stretch of sand, amidst Vietnam’s richest cultural heritage, a strand of sophisticated, visually striking villas lines the dramatic beachfront. Inspired by 2,500 years of history, The Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design present a dramatic play on wind and water inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Duc royal tombs of Hue.

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Saigon - 5* Park Hyatt

5* Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Saigon is one of the premier Ho Chi Minh City hotels, enjoying a prime location overlooking Saigon Opera House on the city’s most famous square. The elegant, French colonial-style hotel is within walking distance of the most popular cultural and historical attractions and things to do in Ho Chi Minh City – including Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Reunification Palace.

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Con Dao Island - 5* Six Senses Con Dao

5* Six Senses Con Dao

Six Senses Con Dao, the first five-star resort in the archipelago islands, is contemporary in design and reflects the essence of a traditional fishing village. True to Six Senses’ philosophy of selecting remote yet accessible destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty, Con Dao is a breathtaking location, which has been protected for decades as a national and marine park.

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Tour Price includes:

  • International economy flights;
  • Vietnam visa (whilst current offer valid);
  • Hotel accommodation as shown (based on twin occupancy);
  • Meals as described (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures;
  • Sightseeing excursions with English speaking guides;
  • All transfers and road transportation in air-conditioned vehicles;
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in program;
  • Train/Boat journeys where mentioned in program;
  • Domestic flights (business class) where mentioned in program;
  • Daily supply of bottled water;
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Tour Price excludes:

  • Drinks during meals;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, souvenirs etc;
  • Travel insurance (can be arranged, please ask for details);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Optional tours;
  • Early check-in or late check-out;
  • Flight and accommodation upgrades.

 

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