18 days
Duration
7/10
physicality
Hanoi
location
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
group-size
Year-round
dates

Vietnam Luxury Vacation

Book a 18 day Vietnam luxury vacation with Vietnam Holiday Advisor, a Vietnam based tour operator specializing in tailor made holidays to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Thailand.

ARRIVAL LOCATION Hanoi
DEPARTURE LOCATION
Saigon
INCLUDED
Accommodations (5 star) Private transfers
Professional guide Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Boat cruises Entrance fees
NOT INCLUDED
Internal and external flights
Personal expenses
Visa fee
Travel insurance

This luxury vacation takes you to the most interesting highlighted destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong, Dong Hoi, Hue, Hoian, Nha Trang, Saigon, Mekong and particularly leaves you the unforgettable experiences.

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome upon arrive in Noi Bai airport, transfer to hotel for check in. Free and leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

“]A full day city tour of Hanoi includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum. After lunch, you will continue to visit Opera House, Cathedral, Ngoc Son Temple and take a cyclo for an hour to visit Old quarter streets followed by the Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Sapa (B, L)

In the early morning, leave for Ninh Binh, which is consider Halong on land. Pay a visit to Vietnamese’s first capital, Hoa Lu. After lunch, take a sampan on Ngo Dong River through rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Tam Coc Caves. Return to Hanoi to take a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.
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Day 4: Sapa (B, L)

Arrive at Lao Cai train station early in the morning, meet and transfer to Sapa through the winding roads terraced hillsides. After breakfast, a morning walking tour of Sapa gives you the chance to capture the bustling morning of the local market and Dragon Jaw. After lunch, you will hike to Cat Cat village where the Black H’Mong is living and working. The trekking route will make a great afternoon for you. Return to your hotel before dark. Overnight in Sapa.
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Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi (B)

Free at your own pace until transfer to visit the Red Dzao ethnic living in Ta Phin Village about 30 minute drive from Sapa Town. Late afternoon, you will drive back to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
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Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)

08:00 Scenic three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12:00 Check-in at Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau Island. Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing.
13:00 Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads to Bai Tu Long Bay and Vung Vieng fishing village.
16:00 Visit the fishing village by local rowing boat
17:30 The vessel cruises back through the bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy Hour & Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck (if weather permitting)
19:30 Sumptuous set-menu seafood dinner onboard.
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Day 7: Halong - Hanoi (B, Br)

06:15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea and coffee are served.
07:00 The boat weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08:30 Explore Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
09:30 Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served onboard. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
10:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Return to Hanoi for your overnight stay.
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Day 8: Hanoi - Dong Hoi - Paradise Cave (B, L)

You wil take a morning flight to Dong Hoi. On arrival, you will visit Paradise Cave, which was discovered by a local man in 2005 and 5 first km of this cave was explored by explorers from British Cave Research Association in 2005, the whole 31 km was explored and publicly announced by the British cave explorers. This cave is 31 km long. The height can reach to 100 m and 150 wide. The limestone formation is also more spectacular than any cave in Vietnam. The British cave explorers were impressed by the beautiful and spectacular stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave and they named it Thien Duong Cave (Paradise Cave). Overnight in Dong Hoi.
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Day 9: Dong Hoi - Hue - City Sight (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will drive to Hue. Arrive Hue around noon, you will visit Ancient Citadel, Forbidden Purple City and Tu Duc Tomb. Tonight, after dinner, you will take a boat on Perfume River while enjoying the Traditional Music Show on the boat. Overnight in Hue.
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Day 10: Hue - Hoian Walking Tour (B, L)

Today, you will have a 3 hour drive to Hoian via Danang. There will be a photo opportunity at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. An afternoon walking tour in Hoian includes Ancient Town, Chinese Assembly Halls, Japanese covered bridge, and Phung Hung Ancient House. Rest of the day is free for shopping. Overnight in Hoian.
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Day 11: Hoian - My Son Sanctuary (B, L)

This morning, you will get transferred to My Son Sanctuary, which is a large complex of religious ruins dating back to the 4th century, comprising more than 70 architectural remains. These include temples and towers with distinctive and complicated red brick designs. The most important features of “Cham” architectural design are the towers built to reflect the divinity of their kings. Back to the town for lunch. Rest of the day is free for shopping or being at your own pace. Overnight in Hoian.
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Day 12: Hoian - Nha Trang City Sight (B, L, D)

You will take a morning flight to Nha Trang. On arrival, you will visit Ponogar Tower, Long Son Pagoda and Institute of Ocean. Rest of the day is free at you own pace. Overnight in Nha Trang.
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Day 13: Nha Trang Free & Easy (B)

Free for swimming or being at your own activities. Overnight in Nha Trang.
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Day 14: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City known as Saigon (B)

After breakfast, free at leisure till transferring to the airport for flight to HCM City, which is formerly known as Saigon, is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. Don’t miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market – a fantastic place for bargains of every kind! There are several interesting sights in Saigon. The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled ‘Requiem’ which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts. The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end. Close to the Palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported in its entirety from France. Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam’s largest post office. For all of its French colonial history, Ho Chi Minh City is by far Vietnam’s most modern city. It has numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars. Overnight in Saigon.
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Day 15: Saigon - Cao Dai Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

This morning you will travel by road about 100km to Tay Ninh province. Here you will see the famous Cao Dai Temple, the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion, a unique combination of the Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam with colorful ceremonies that are unique to observe.After lunch in local restaurant, drive head on to the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels. Covering nearly 250km, they were the shelter to over 16,000 communist guerillas during the war. You will have the chance to crawl through some of the tunnels before returning to Ho Chi Minh in late afternoon for your overnight stay.
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Day 16: Saigon - My Tho known as Mekong Delta (B, L)

Morning depart to My Tho – Mekong Delta. On arrival, take a cruise along one of the nine main tributaries of the Mekong River before arriving at Ben Tre where you will visit a handicraft workshop creating products made from coconut trees. From here switch to horse-drawn cart to visit local houses where you can enjoy tea and a variety of tropical fruits grown in their garden before floating on a sampan (typical delta boat) through the narrow, tree-lined canals of the Mekong Delta. After lunch, the boat returns you to the mainland. Drive further south to Can Tho, the economical and cultural capital of the entire delta region. Check in at your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.
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Day 17: Mekong - Saigon (B, L)

You will continuously spend this morning for a boat trip to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the busiest floating ones in the South East Asia. After watching how locals live and market their products on boats and purchase among them, the boat will take you back to North bank of Hau river where your driver is awaiting for you and returning you to Saigon for your overnight stay.
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Day 18: Saigon Departure

Free at leisure till transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport for your onward flight home. End of your Vietnam luxury vacation.
Vietnam Luxury Vacation
Hoan Kiem lake
Hoa Lu
Sapa
My Son Sanctuary
Mekong delta

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