Treasures of Vietnam

Our Insider Experience

Explore the captivating and remote regions of Lan Ha Bay while enjoying a wonderful medley of on and offshore experiences on Vietnam´s first luxury wellness cruise. Dive deep into the local communities and traditions of Central Vietnam while discovering the ancient towns of Hue and Hoi An. Look behind the scenes of modern day Saigon and meet the young culture makers who are shaping the face of the city.

From AUD $ 7,999

Tour Details

Specification: Treasures of Vietnam

Duration

16 Days

Departure

Daily Departure

Group Size

Private Tour

Tour Type

Bespoke Journey

Breakfast

Daily Breakfast

Meals

4 Dinners, 7 Lunches

Hotel

5-Star Hotels

Price

Per Person in Double Room

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On arrival take advantage of our VIP arrival arrangements and be transferred to your hotel- the Sofitel Metropole where you will spend the next 2 nights. In the evening enjoy a fabulous welcome dinner at Club L’Oriental Restaurant.
After breakfast it is time to explore Hanoi. A refurbished Jeep will take you to the city’s oldtown, hidden spots and must-see places including a stop in one of Hanoi’s many coffee houses. To round off your sightseeing tour continue with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam’s many different minorities.


Halong Bay awaits just a few hours from Hanoi. A shared seaplane flight will shorten your journey and enable you to capture this national treasure from high above. Upon arrival, you will board the majestic Ylang cruise for the next 2 nights. The cruise will primarily take you to the serene waters of Lan Ha Bay, the still so unknown extension of Halong Bay. During various active excursions you can discover the beauty of Cat Ba National Park and the life in the local fishing villages. Moreover, your days will be filled with culinary treats on a full board basis as well as various wellness practices.

Make sure you enjoy your final moments aboard your cruise with a session of Tai Chi, swimming or kayaking before heading back to Hanoi by private transfer. On your way there, stop at a local village to enjoy lunch and a traditional water puppet show. Learn more about the village life and try to master the puppets yourself! Overnight at Sofitel Metropole hotel Hanoi.
After breakfast take a short flight to the ancient city of Hue that is known for its wellpreserved remains of the Nguyen Dynasty. This afternoon visit a martial arts school and meet its headmaster to learn the history and the training activities of the practitioners. Overnight at Pilgrimage Village Resort & Spa Hue.
Today explore the Thien Mu Pagoda as well as the renowned Citadel of Hue, followed by a vegetarian lunch and meditation session at Cat Tuong Quan Zen House. In the afternoon, a private transfer takes you across the striking Hai Van Pass before arriving in the charming town of Hoi An. Overnight at Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort for the next 4 nights.
After a first week filled with new impressions and explorations, use these two days to rebalance and re-charge at your luxury resort.


Start the day with a leisurely cycling tour along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first-hand. Stop along the way to meet farmers, explore local gardens and try your hands at traditional net fishing. Lunch with a lovely local family leaves you refreshed for your afternoon walking tour of Hoi An. Among famous sights pay a visit to the gallery of photographer Rehahn, offering a unique insight into the Vietnamese hearts and souls. End your day with a private dinner on a bamboo raft floating on the Co Co river.

After breakfast you are transferred to the nearby city of Danang to take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. In order to get a first impression of this bustling metropolis a special Vintage Citroen car ride is organized fir you. In the evening enjoy spectacular views over the city with a sunset cocktail at the top of your hotel. Overnight at Hôtel des Arts Saigon – MGallery for the next 5 nights.


It is not only through important sights that one learns to understand a country. This morning explore stories from young artists that are creating and shaping modern day Saigon. With your guide enter their workspaces, studios, or rehearsal spaces and learn more about the up-and-coming Vietnamese creative industry. Afterwards go on a hunt for the best Pho noodle soup in town and conclude this fun-filled day with a visit to Truc Mai House, the home of Mrs. Tuyet Mai and Mr. Dinh Linh. Both are long time experts of Vietnamese traditional music and keen to perform an exclusive concert for you.

Having experienced the various tastes of Vietnamese cuisine during your trip, you are invited today to learn for yourself how some of the country’s delicacies are prepared during a private hands-on cooking class.
Take an early morning shared speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnel Complex and explore this national symbol of Vietnamese courage before the crowds. We are happy to arrange a visit with a local war veteran to get an even more authentic and emotional insight into the history of the Vietnam war! In the evening experience the richness of Vietnamese culture during the spectacular hour-long A O show.
On your last full day in Vietnam, you are transferred to Ben Tre, one of the country’s most Southern provinces. Discover lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads before boarding a small private cruise ship to navigate the Mekong and its channels. An interesting afternoon filled with family and local workshop visits awaits to allow for an even deeper look into the daily lives of the fruitful Mekong Delta’s inhabitants.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

Nights

City

Hotel

Room

Category

Image

Day 1, 2 and 5

Hanoi

Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Luxury Room

Day 3 and 4

Halong Bay

Lan Ha Bay Wellness Cruise

Standard Room

Day 6

Hue

Pilgrimage Village Resort & Spa Hue

Superior Room

Day 7, 8, 9 and 10

Hoi An

Four Seasons - The Nam Hai Resort

Villa

Day 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

Saigon

Hôtel des Arts Saigon – MGallery

Standard Room

What´s included

Excluded

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