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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Embrace the very best of Vietnam on this 12-day guided tour. See Ho Chi Minh’s glittering skyscrapers and green paddy ?elds 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. The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Countries Visited

Vietnam

Cities Visited

Ha Long Bay , Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City , Hoi An , Hue

  1. 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.Accommodation: Hotel Caravelle
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. 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.Accommodation: Hotel Caravelle
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. 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.Accommodation: Hotel Caravelle
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    Royal Refinement in Hue Relaxed Start
    Cycle through green rice ?elds to the traditional garden houses of Phu Mong village. Dine at Ben Xuan Garden House Theater, serenaded by local musicians.Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village, Hue.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. 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.Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village, Hue.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. 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.Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort, Hoi An.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    The Locals in Hoi An Relaxed Start
    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.Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort, Hoi An.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. 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.Accommodation: Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. 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.Accommodation: Paradise Cruise, Ha Long Bay.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Ha Long to Hanoi Relaxed Start
    Greet the day with Tai Chi before lingering over brunch as you cruise past the limestone formations en route to Hanoi.Accommodation: InterContinental Westlake, Hanoi.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    The Temple of Literature Relaxed Start
    Tour the Temple of Literature and view the Well of Clarity with a local scholar. Toast your travels over dinner.Accommodation: InterContinental Westlake, Hanoi.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. 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.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Dining Summary

  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Meander through the streets of Ho Chi Minh and hear more about the local street-side café culture, which sprung up when many French lived in the country. Discover the art of making the perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee before trying one.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Continue with your exploration about the troubled past of the country at the War Remnants Museum.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Hue: Meet the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy and hear about the rigours of training for each martial art. Afterwards, watch at a live performance by the martial artists, admirably demonstrating their skill and discipline.
  • Hue: Take a boat ride to the private museum of Tran Dihn Son, whose great-grandfather was a high ranking mandarin during the Nguyen Dynasty and see the vast collection of rare antiquities collected by him and his ancestors.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Hoi An: Visit the beautiful Cam Thanh Village with its dense coconut jungles that were once a shelter for local people and soldiers during the Vietnam War, but today the village is an important supplier of seafood, vegetables and rice to the region. Step into a traditional bamboo-basket boat and glide across the water to the Thanh Dong village where you learn from the villagers how they cultivate and harvest vegetables according to local customs. Continue your voyage through a peaceful water coconut forest to a riverside restaurant overlooking the rice fields. Enjoy and participate in a hands-on cooking class alongside a local chef. Savor your creations for your Highlight Lunch.
  • Hoi An: Visit the peaceful and cozy essential oil workshop, and learn how each smell and oil has a different use and effect on the mind and body. Create your personal mix, a ‘one-of-a-kind’, essential oil.

Additional Included Highlights

  • : Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • :  In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.  ?
  • : Included at all hotels.
  • : Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.?
  • : Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • : On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • : Enjoy complimentary hotelWiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • : Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.

Curated Experiences

  • Mekong River Delta: Meet Mr. Sau Tuong, a former soldier, at his home and see how he and his wife make a living making rice paper. This quiet existence is in stark contrast to the four years he spent fighting the Khmer Rouge, who terrorised Cambodia in the 1970s.
  • Hue: Enjoy a VIP visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Imperial Citadel before it opens to other travelers. Hear more about Emperor Gia Long, the first ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, who made this the center of a unified Vietnam.

Exceptional Dining

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Admire the marvelous views from a lively rooftop restaurant at your Welcome Dinner in Saigon. Get to know your Travel Concierge and fellow guests as you dine on local delicacies in a sophisticated setting, with the lights twinkling across the city.
  • Mekong River Delta: Pause for lunch at the enchanting Mango Home, a thatched restaurant located on the Mekong. Savor delicacies enjoyed in the delta, including noodle soup, grilled fish, and giant prawns fresh from the river, as you enjoy views of the lush countryside.
  • Hue: Arrive at the home of celebrated painter and singer, Camille Huyen, for a memorable meal and private concert. Stroll around the traditional home she shares with her husband and hear about their fascinating lives and the dream that brought them home.
  • Hoi An: Dine out with Your Choice this evening. Choose from one of three hand-selected restaurants, known to our local foodies, each specialising in different cuisine from traditional to modern Vietnamese, or a fusion of east and west to tantalise your taste buds.
  • Hoi An: Visit the beautiful Cam Thanh Village with its dense coconut jungles that were once a shelter for local people and soldiers during the Vietnam War, but today the village is an important supplier of seafood, vegetables and rice to the region. Step into a traditional bamboo-basket boat and glide across the water to the Thanh Dong village where you learn from the villagers how they cultivate and harvest vegetables according to local customs. Continue your voyage through a peaceful water coconut forest to a riverside restaurant overlooking the rice fields. Enjoy and participate in a hands-on cooking class alongside a local chef. Savor your creations for your Highlight Lunch.
  • Hanoi: Join a local foodie in the Old Quarter to explore the street food culture of Hanoi. Dine as the locals do, on delights such as steaming pho (a beef noodle soup), rice paper rolls and crab spring rolls.

Magnificent Stays

  • Hoi An: The luxurious Anantara Hoi An Resort is moments away from the city's charming historic center. Take in the tranquil atmosphere, treat yourself to a massage at the spa, or cool down in the pool.

Passport Moments

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Join a Viet Cong veteran to visit the underground C? Chi tunnels and learn more about this complex network originally built in 1948. See where many thousands of troops trained and lived under difficult conditions during the Vietnam War.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Experience the vibrancy of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, as you visit its most iconic attractions, including the Central Post Office, designed by Alfred Foulhox.
  • Mekong River Delta: Board a private vessel for your Mekong River Cruise, taking you down the most important waterway in Southeast Asia. Gain a fascinating insight into coconut processing, one of the major industries for people who live along the river.
  • Mekong River Delta: Enjoy a ride on a tri-motorcycle through the tropical scenery of the Mekong delta, passing limestone mountains and rows of neat rice paddies. Arrive at a rustic rice noodle factory to see how the favored breakfast meal of Vietnam is produced.
  • Hoi An: Explore the Ancient Old Town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see well-preserved buildings that date back several centuries. See the 18th-century Japanese covered bridge with its elaborate carvings and spot many colored lanterns along the way.
  • Hanoi: Take a spin on a nifty electric cart for a fun way to get around Hanoi. See the main sights of the city, including the beautiful French neoclassical Opera House, the center for cultural and historical events in Vietnam.
  • Halong Bay: Board a luxury junk boat for a special cruise around the magnificent Ha Long Bay, famous for its emerald waters and thousands of limestone islands dotted with rainforests. Explore mysterious caves and marvel at a memorable sunset over this scene.
  • Halong Bay: Visit the spectacular Tien Ong cave with its immense stalactites and stalagmites, resembling various forms, including one called “the fairy godfather.” Sail to Cua Van floating village, amid the towering rocks, where fishermen have lived for hundreds of years.
  • Hanoi: Meet a renowned local scholar during a special visit to the famous Temple of Literature, built in 1070 to honor the great philosopher, Confucius. Learn more about the culture of Hanoi and Vietnamese architecture before touring the picturesque grounds and seeing the Well of Clarity.

Personalise your day

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Meander through the streets of Ho Chi Minh and hear more about the local street-side café culture, which sprung up when many French lived in the country. Discover the art of making the perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee before trying one.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Continue with your exploration about the troubled past of the country at the War Remnants Museum.
  • Hue: Meet the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy and hear about the rigours of training for each martial art. Afterwards, watch at a live performance by the martial artists, admirably demonstrating their skill and discipline.
  • Hue: Take a boat ride to the private museum of Tran Dihn Son, whose great-grandfather was a high ranking mandarin during the Nguyen Dynasty and see the vast collection of rare antiquities collected by him and his ancestors.
  • Hoi An: Visit the peaceful and cozy essential oil workshop, and learn how each smell and oil has a different use and effect on the mind and body. Create your personal mix, a ‘one-of-a-kind’, essential oil.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Luxury Gold Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 37 reviews about Luxury Gold Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Top of travel class- pay more but worth every penny. This was our 4th Luxury Gold trip.

Another outstanding trip from Luxury Gold.

The guide was fabulous. The hotels wonderful.

Truly enjoyed all aspects of the Luxury Gold trip and will definitely look into more trips with them in the future.

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