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Private guided tour - Vietnam

Vietnam round trip - highlights from the north to the south

Highlights

  • Travel through north & south Vietnam with a private guide in 13 days

  • Discover Halong Bay on a wooden boat

  • Marvel at Ninh Binh & Halong’s karst landscapes

  • Sail through the Mekong Delta to the floating markets by boat

  • You also have the option to book PREMIUM travel

    With our PREMIUM travel, you will stay in selected high-class accommodations. For an offer, please indicate this option in your request under your travel wishes. This 13-day tour, including domestic flights & tour guide, starts at €2,218 plus flight.

Description

Join us for a journey to a country away from mass tourism. With a private guide, travel from north to south Vietnam in thirteen days. First, you will visit the charming capital Hanoi and the UNESCO Natural Heritage Halong Bay. Spend one night aboard a wooden boat and drive along countless limestone cliffs.

Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City are the next destinations on your itinerary. Take a cooking course in a traditional kitchen of Vietnam, go a bike ride through the vegetable, herb, and spice gardens as you get to know the main attractions of these cities. Dive into the world of the Floating Markets of Mekong Delta, where mountains of coconuts, bananas, mangoes, and pineapples fill the colorful wooden boats.

Destination

Asia

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bucht - Hue - Hoi An - Saigon - Mekong Delta

Vietnam is a travel destination you can visit all year round, depending on the region. It’s best to go to north and south Vietnam between November and April, and central Vietnam has pleasant weather from April to September.

After landing at Hanoi International Airport, your English speaking guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

Have some time to recover from the journey and freshen up before exploring Hanoi's old quarter on foot in the afternoon. The streets have been around since the 11th century and named after products such as basket, rice noodle, silver, and paper alley. One of the most famous streets is Hang Dao, the silk alley where you will visit a silk flower shop. Drift away amongst the historic streets and enjoy Hanoi’s unique atmosphere. Optionally, you can book a privately guided tour of the neighborhood with your guide.

Duration of trip Hanoi Airport - hotel: approx. 30 minutes / approx. 25 km

Two nights with breakfast, Hanoi, Vietnam

After breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a city tour that will take you to the main attractions. Highlights include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the traditional stilt house, the Dien Huu Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, which is known as the first university in Hanoi, and the ethnological museum.

Optionally, we can organize a trip to the traditional water puppet theater. The performance is about the daily life of the locals where you will also listen to traditional music.

It's time to pack your bags! Enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant before heading to Ninh Binh. On the way, stop at Nho Quan village for a traditional lunch. Then drive to the Gia Hung village and go on a bike ride along the Boi River. Get to know the towns of the delta and the life of the inhabitants.

Next, you will stop in Van Long before you reach Ninh Binh. With a traditional rowboat, glide through rice fields, limestone mountains, channels, and the uniquely beautiful landscape.

Duration of trip Hanoi - Ninh Binh: about 2 hours / approx. 96 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Today’s destination is Halong Bay. Enjoy the Red River Delta agricultural areas' sights and experience paddy fields, water buffalo at work, and daily Vietnamese village life.

Upon arrival in Halong, you will board a modern wooden boat and have the opportunity to discover one of the most impressive tourist attractions in South-East Asia. Halong Bay is one of the largest UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites with an area of ​​1500 km².

Duration of trip Ninh Binh - Halong Bay: about 3 hours 30 minutes / approx. 200 km

Overnight with full board in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Start today with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters before passing through countless limestone cliffs on your cruise. At 11:00, you will arrive at Halong Bay Harbor, where you will take your transfer back to Hanoi Airport. Pass the Red River Delta and visit the 300-year-old But Thap Pagoda before you reach the airport and continue to Hue.

At Hue Airport, you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel.

Duration of trip Halong Bay - Hanoi Airport: about 3 hours / approx. 180 km

Flight duration Hanoi - Hue: approx. 1 hour

Duration of trip Hue Airport - hotel: about 15 minutes / approx. 18 km

Two nights with breakfast and 1x lunch in Hue, Vietnam

Today you can choose what you do with your day! Explore the city on your own or relax at the hotel.

Optionally, you can book a traditional cooking class. Together with a chef and his staff, you will immerse yourself in the Vietnamese cuisine and prepare a fresh lunch with them, which you will, of course, try afterward.

Start the day with a visit to the imperial citadel. The 19th-century fortress is modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. The purple city that housed the palaces of the emperors and empresses will impress all its visitors.

After a romantic boat trip on the "Perfume River," you have visited the beautifully situated Thien Mu Pagoda and the Minh Mang Mausoleum. Travel over the "Cloud Pass" towards Danang. This route is one of Vietnam's most scenic stretches, offering beautiful views of the central Vietnam beaches.

Travel time Hue - Hoi An: about 3 hours / approx. 130 km

Two nights incl. breakfast and 1x lunch in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia. Luckily for you, today, you will experience its lovely atmosphere! Explore the old town and notice its colorful lanterns, charming alleys, cafes, boutiques, and tailors.

Alternatively, you can book an optional half-day excursion to the herb village of Tra Que.

Cycle through a lagoon landscape to the small village of Tra Que, known for its vegetable, herb, and spice agriculture. Help the local farmers with the harvest, and then choose the mint and basil spices you wish to take with you! These flavors will tell you the secrets of the Tra Que cuisine.

You can plan the morning according to your wishes. Want to take a closer look at something you saw? Take some time to explore Hoi An at your own pace.

In the afternoon, your transfer will take you to the airport. Fly over Danang to Saigon - aren’t the views stunning from high above? Your guide will pick you up at the arrival gate and then escort you to the hotel.

Duration of trip Hoi An - Danang Airport: about 45 minutes / approx. 30 km

Flight duration Danang - Saigon: about 1 hour

Duration of trip Saigon Airport - hotel: about 30 minutes / approx. 8 km

Two nights with breakfast, 1x lunch, and 1x dinner in Saigon, Vietnam

Discover Saigon with your private guide. Discover one of the oldest and most beautiful pagodas in the city, Giac Lam Pagoda, and stroll through the Chinatown Chonlon’s open markets. Other highlights include the temple complex Thien Hau, the historical museum with collections from all eras of Vietnam’s history, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and Dong Khoi Street.

Enjoy a delicious dinner on a boat amidst a gorgeous setting.

Today, your guide will take you to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Take a boat along the Chet Say, a tributary of the Mekong, and stop at various workshops to get an idea of ​​the local landscape. For example, you can experience how the locals make charcoal from coconut shells under high heat. Continue sailing along the narrow canals and dock at a small village. Get an inside look of a weaver's house and cycle through rice and vegetable fields. Are you looking forward to another traditional meal? Well, you’re in luck! Enjoy a rice lunch and try some local delicacies, such as elephant ear fish and river shrimp.

Continue your journey to Can Tho.

Travel time Saigon - Can Tho: about 4 hours / approx. 200 km

Overnight with breakfast and lunch in Can Tho, Vietnam

In the early morning, explore the floating market of Cai Rang on traditional longboats. This experience is the most beautiful in Mekong Delta. Here you can watch the locals trading exotic goods and, if you like, bargain for yourself. Later on, your transfer will take you back to Saigon.

In the evening, experience the enchanting AO SHOW at the Saigon Opera House. During this optional program, you can expect a fascinating performance with professional acrobatics and traditional dance. Through theatrical performances, you will learn about rural and urban life in Vietnam.

Travel time Can Tho - Saigon: about 4 hours / approx. 200 km

Overnight with breakfast in Saigon, Vietnam

Today is the last day of your trip. Depending on the departure time, your transfer will pick you up and take you to the airport for your return flight.

Would you like to extend your stay locally or in another region? Contact us! We will put together your dream trip according to your wishes.

Travel time Saigon Hotel - Saigon Airport: approx. 30 minutes / approx. 8 km

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Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy****, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy is a luxury boutique hotel right in the heart of Hanoi. The air-conditioned rooms are cozy and modern in design. Cool blue and gray tones pair with colorful accessories and large wooden elements. For delicious regional and national dishes, visit the in-house restaurant.

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort*****, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Surrounded by rice fields and mountain ranges, this hotel nestles in a green garden. The 125 rooms feature cozy furniture, air-conditioning, WiFi, TV, minibar, safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. Sunrise serves international and Asian à la carte dishes, and Golden Rice specializes in Vietnamese food. Enjoy fruity cocktails and a wide selection of drinks at the Lantern Lounge & Bar. Other hotel amenities include the Health Club.

Image Halong Cruise****, Halong Bucht, Vietnam

During your stay in Halong Bay, enjoy the comfort of this traditional wooden boat. The 13 cabins boast wood interiors and large windows overlooking the bay, including amenities such as a lamp, air conditioning, en suite bathroom, and a hairdryer. All cabins come equipped with a life jacket, an emergency hammer, and a fire extinguisher. You can enjoy the sunset with a delicious cocktail in the restaurant and end the day in peace. For more relaxation, the spa area is at your disposal.

Alba Spa Hotel****, Hue, Vietnam

In the heart of the historic city of Hue, a haven of peace awaits you. Overall, the Alba Spa Hotel has 61 rooms with a desk, safe, and TV. Some also offer a nice balcony. Numerous sights of the city are within a few minutes' walk. With an area of 270 m², the in-house spa houses several Jacuzzis and treatment rooms. Pamper yourself by booking a soothing massage.

Hoi An Ancient House Resort & Spa***, Hoi An, Vietnam

This hotel offers traditional-style rooms with a private bathroom, bathrobes, and toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Refresh yourself in the outdoor pool or relax with a professional massage in the spa area. The well-equipped gym will keep you active during your stay. Ancient House's restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves local dishes.

Aquari Hotel***, Saigon, Vietnam

Conveniently located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City in District 1, this newly built hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. After a day of sightseeing, relax in the hot tub, sauna, or steam room. For sporty and active guests, a fitness center is available. The Spring serves international and Asian dishes.

The air-conditioned rooms feature bright, friendly colors and include amenities such as an LCD TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and a minibar. There's a private bathroom with a shower or a bath.

TTC Hotel Premium - Can Tho****, Can Tho, Vietnam

TCC Hotel - Can Tho is in the center of Can Tho, right on the river. Take advantage of the hotel's outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk. The air-conditioned rooms feature tiled floors, a desk, and a seating area.

The in-house restaurant serves delicacies from Asian and Western cuisine from 06:00 to 22:00. The Alfresco Café offers panoramic views of the river.

Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - MGallery by Sofitel*****, Ha Noi, Vietnam (Two nights)

This charming boutique hotel is in the historical district of Hanoi, not far from the opera. Each of the 107 rooms come furnished with traditional silk curtains, parquet floors, and elegant, colored furniture. The Opera Deluxe rooms offer sleek, modern design, large bathrooms with rain showers, and views of the city, opera, or the hotel's central atrium.

The famous restaurant Satine invites you on a new taste journey with its gourmet dishes. If you fancy something more relaxed, head to the bar/lounge for other food options. During the day, the cool atrium, luxurious spa treatments, hotel pool, and the Lautrec Café offer absolute relaxation.

Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh *****, Ninh Binh, Vietnam (One night)

Located on the Van Long Nature Reserve, this resort offers spacious villa-style rooms with free WiFi. Unwind in the landscaped gardens that surround the resort. Want to take advantage of the luxurious facilities? Then be sure to check out the hotel's spa, three pools, and two restaurants.

The 172 rooms are decorated with natural materials and offer large windows and balconies with views of the resort's gardens or pools. You can look forward to room amenities such as a flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, and tea/coffee making facilities. A variety of body treatments and massages await you at the in-house spa area. Other facilities include a fitness center, a sauna, and a steam bath.

Indochina Sails Premium, Halong Bay, Vietnam (One night)

Your accommodation in Halong Bay is the Indochina Sails Premium cruise ship. These cabins are approximately 14 m² and furnished in an authentic Vietnamese style. Each features a private bathroom, minibar, safe, and telephone. You can enjoy a fantastic view of the bay through the large windows.

Pilgrimage Village *****, Hue Vietnam (Two nights)

The exclusive hotel nestles in the middle of the lush green rainforest and perfectly combines the surrounding nature. First-class service and a traditional Vietnamese ambience make this stay unforgettable. All 99 rooms have a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, cable or satellite TV, a minibar, a safe, and a telephone. Other facilities include a pool, a restaurant, a bar, a souvenir shop, and a spa area with tai chi and yoga classes.

Anantara Hoi An Resort *****, Hoi An, Vietnam (Two nights)

The boutique hotel lies on the Thu Bon River banks and reflects the fascinating cultural diversity with its French, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese influences. The 93 rooms and suites, which are on two levels, offer a view of the river or the green inner courtyard and feature amenities such as a minibar, telephone, television, air-conditioning, and WiFi. Riverside Café serves hot drinks and a wide range of cakes. Check out the extensive wine list at the bar, The Heritage, to enjoy relaxing evenings.

Treat yourself to beauty treatments and massages at the in-house spa.

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside ****, Saigon, Vietnam (Three nights)

Located near Ben Tanh Market and the Opera House, Liberty Central Saigon Riverside overlooks the Ho Chi Minh City River. Stay in one of the 170 rooms, all of which have a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a telephone, a safe, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Satisfy your tastebuds with international and Vietnamese delicacies at Central Restaurant. How about a tempting cocktail and small snacks? Head to The Bistro or Vertical Sky Bar, where you can end the evening with a glass of wine or chilled beer. Enjoy breathtaking views over the rooftops of Ho Chi Minh City and a tranquil atmosphere at the roof terrace’s outdoor pool on the roof terrace. The hotel also offers a spa area and a gym.

Victoria Can Tho ****, Can Tho, Vietnam (One night)

The hotel sits directly on the riverside, boasting colonial-style architecture. The 84 rooms and eight suites are spacious and tastefully furnished with air-conditioning, a telephone, a minibar, a television, and WiFi.

Enjoy Vietnamese dishes and relax at the open-air summer lounge or by the pool. Of course, you can also let yourself be pampered at the Victoria Spa or use the hotel's sports and leisure facilities.

Duration of the trip: 13 days / 12 nights

Including

  • Twelve nights in the hotels mentioned or similar
    • Two nights at Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy**** with breakfast in the Trendy Deluxe Room, Hanoi
    • One night at Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort***** with breakfast and lunch in the Superior Room, Ninh Binh
    • One night on the Image Halong Cruise with breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a Deluxe Cabin, Halong Bay
    • Two nights at Alba Spa Hotel**** with breakfast and 1x lunch in the Deluxe City View, Hue
    • Two nights at Hoi An Ancient House Resort & Spa*** with breakfast and 1x lunch in the Garden View Room, Hoi An
    • Two nights at Aquari Hotel*** with breakfast, 1x lunch, and 1x dinner in the Sunrise Deluxe Room, Saigon
    • One night at TTC Hotel - Premium Can Tho**** with breakfast and lunch in the Superior Premium Room, Can Tho
    • One night in the Aquari Hotel*** with breakfast in the Sunrise Deluxe Room in Saigon
  • Local tour guide
  • All transfers and transports according to the program in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for advertised tours
  • Domestic flights (Hanoi-Hue / Danang-Saigon)
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.11.20 - 20.12.20

Including - PREMIUM travel option

  • Twelve nights in the hotels mentioned or similar
    • Two nights at Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - MGallery***** with breakfast in the L Opera Deluxe Room, Hanoi
    • One night at Emeralda Ninh Binh***** with breakfast and lunch in the Superior Room, Ninh Binh
    • One night on the Image Halong Cruise with breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a Deluxe Cabin, Halong Bay
    • Two nights at Pilgrimage Village***** with breakfast and 1x lunch in the Superior Room, Hue
    • Two nights at the Anantara Hoi An Resort***** with breakfast and 1x lunch in the Deluxe Balcony Room, Hoi An
    • Two nights at Liberty Central Saigon Riverside**** with breakfast, 1x lunch, and 1x dinner in the Deluxe City View, Saigon
    • One night in the Victoria Can Tho Resort**** with breakfast and lunch in a Superior Room, Can Tho
    • One night at Liberty Central Saigon Riverside**** with breakfast, 1x lunch, and 1x dinner in the Deluxe City View, Saigon
  • Local tour guide
  • All transfers and transports according to the program in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for advertised tours
  • Domestic flights (Hanoi-Hue / Danang-Saigon)
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.11.20 - 20.12.20

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Optional excursions:
    • Cooking class in Hue

    • Bike tour to the herb village of Tra Que

    • A&O show in Saigon

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa

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Boat trip on the Nha Trang River and sightseeing tour

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Discover Hoi An on a scooter

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Island explorer

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Hoi An Sunset Cruise

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