Treasures of Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi
A 12 days classic luxury tour offers most famous travel destinations with luxury 5-star accommodations.
Check out our luxury tour packages to see the bests of Vietnam, you will stay in the outstanding 5 star hotels and resorts throughout the program. Tours begin in Ho Chi Minh, a fascinating and intellectual center then to the Mekong (or nine dragons) Delta. Central part comes later with Hue and Hoian ancient town. Hanoi and Halong Bay in the North will arrange a farewell:
• Ho Chi Minh City: Former Saigon, biggest city of Vietnam
• Mekong Delta: Vietnam’s biggest agricultural region, the country’s rice basket with colorful floating markets, fruit orchards, rice paddies, bird sanctuaries and quaint villages
• Hoi An: Only 30KM from Da Nang, Hoi An is a beautiful, old town with historic architecture, traditional culture and textiles.
• Hue: Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, famous with monument, temples and specially the Forbidden City
• Hanoi: Capital of Vietnam with French style old buildings, lakes, Old Quarter Area
• Ha Long Bay: UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its fresh and calm water filled with thousand of islands and islets
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh city
Upon arrival at airport in HCMC, our VIP pick up is ready with supports for checking out and transfer to hotel for checking in and relax at the most luxurios and central located hotel of the city namely PARK HYATT
Include: Transports, Park Hyatt hotel, tour guide, dinner
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour
The sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh begins with a visit to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum before continuing to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where everything and anything is for sale, visit China town
Include: Transports, hotel, tour guide, entrance fee, breakfast at hotel, lunch
Day 3: HCMC – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Pick up at hotel at 8:00, this morning we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish', before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Drive to Cantho for overnight
Include: private transfers, Victoria Can Tho hotel, tour guide, entrance fee, breakfast at hotel, lunch, boat
Day 4: Floating market – HCMC
After breakfast, take a morning boat to visit the bustling Cai Rang floating market and cruise through the intricate network of small channels to a village specializing in making rice noodles ". Then drive back to Saigon for overnight
Include: Transports, Park Hyatt hotel, tour guide, breakfast at hotel, lunch, entrance fee, boat
Day 5: HCMC – Danang – Hoi An
Take flight to Danang depart at 09.15, arrival at 10.25 you are picked up to Hoi An for check in
Afternoon we visit Hoi An ancient town, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market.
Include: Transports, Victoria Hoi An Resort, tour guide, entrance fee, breakfast at hotel, lunch, flight tickets
Day 6: Hoi An at leisure
Free at your leisure in Hoi An
Include: hotel, breakfast at hotel
Day 7: Hoi An – Hue
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to historic Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The road begins to wind as you make your way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass, pausing at the top to admire the stunning view of Lang Co to the north and and Danang to the south.
On arrival we check in hotel then visit the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City when you arrive in Hue. This royal residence was badly damaged during the 1968 Tet Offensive but it was granted UNESCO World Heritage status and has been undergoing extensive renovations in recent years. Wander through the many residences and other buildings within the fascinating Citadel, once only accessible to the royal family and officials.
Overnight in Hue
Include: Transports, La Residence hotel, tour guide, entrance fee, breakfast at hotel, lunch
Day 8: Hue – Hanoi
AM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Khai Dinh tomb, Minh Mang tomb
PM: take flight to Hanoi depart at 15.35, arrival at 16.45 you are picked up to hotel for relax
Include: Transports, Sofitel Metropole hotel, tour guide, breakfast at hotel, lunch, entrance fee
Day 9: Hanoi city tour
After breakfast, you are picked up and start for city tour; with Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and One pillar pagoda, Continue to visit Ethnology Museum. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi
PM: Visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century then have cyclo in the old quarter, enjoy water puppet show in the afternoon
Include: Transports, hotel, tour guide, entrance fee, breakfast at hotel, lunch
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Indochina Sales – Valentine Premium Cruise
08.00 Pick up from hotel to Halong Bay, stop on route for refresh
11.30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier, you are welcome on boat
12.15 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.30 Check in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay enroute to Halong Bay.
13.00 Lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.45 Transfer to Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.45 Return to the boat and sail for about 30 minutes to our second stop – Luon Cave.
16.15 Arrive at Luon Cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (self rowed). The kayaking option is $10. per person unless pre-booked, and lasts about 45 minutes.
17.15 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Ho Dong Tien area, where we will anchor for overnight.
19.15 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.45 Evening activities include: Happy Hour!, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Include: Private transports, Welcome Drink, Cruise Itinerary and Program, Entrance and Sightseeing Fees, In-house English-speaking Tour Guide, Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms, Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner, Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Conference Equipment (Charter only), Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi
6.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
7.30 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here
7.45 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
9.00 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9.30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.00 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to the pier; relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Our driver then transfers you back to Hanoi for overnight
Include: private transports, package on cruise, and hotel in Hanoi
Day 12: Hanoi – Departure
You are picked up to airport for your ongoing flight
Include: Transports, breakfast at hotel