Travel Vietnam in boutique style!
- Round trip
- 16 or 17 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Travel through Vietnam in style staying in boutique hotels along the way! Incl. meals, a cruise in Ha Long Bay, guided walks, transport and flights!
Vietnam is well known for its megacities, but less so for its outstanding natural beauty. On this trip around Vietnam you will experience the best of both sides to this stunningly beautiful yet supremely energetic country. You will enjoy the hectic markets, unique traffic culture and lively spirit of the urban areas with stays in the bustling cities of Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. This will be juxtaposed with trips into the Vietnamese countryside and natural areas where you will be surrounded by rice fields as far as the eye can see, soaring mountains and fascinating ethic groups, unspoilt nature and beautiful coastlines. Along the way, you will stay in boutique hotels that offer an intimate, sometimes quirky, but always unique and comfortable place to stay. Meals are included in the trip, as are many exciting excursions and all transportation. All you have to do is look forward to the warm air of this exotic location, the exclusive hotels you will stay in, and some truly sublime, picture-postcard scenery that awaits… are you ready to seize the moment and embark on this truly exceptional trip to one of Asia’s most interesting and diverse destinations?
- Round trip through Vietnam: 15 nights in boutique hotels
- Breakfast on days 10-12 and 14-16
- Half board on days 2, 7 and 9 (excluding drinks)
- Full board on days 3-6 and 8 (excluding drinks)
- City tour of Hanoi on the back of a Vespa scooter (day 2)
- Walk through the Pù Luông nature reserve (days 3 & 4)
- Cruise through Ha Long Bay (days 6 & 7)
- Trekking in Sapa (days 8 & 9)
- Excursion to the Imperial City, rickshaw sightseeing and dinner cruise in Hué (day 13)
- Airport transfers
- All other transportation during the trip
- Domestic flight from Hanoi to Danang
- Domestic flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City
- Flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh City to Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester
- Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules and road transportation
Day 1-2: Hanoi
Welcome to Vietnam! Stretch your legs after a long flight and make your way to the arrivals hall where your private driver will be waiting for you, ready to take you to your first boutique hotel in Hanoi. Once checked in, you can relax at your hotel or immediately get stuck into exploring the li…
Day 3-4: Pù Luông
On day 3, you will be picked up at your hotel and the journey to Pù Luông begins. It takes about 4 hours by road and the route takes you through a breathtaking mountain pass, providing panoramic views of the Pù Luông nature reserve. You will arrive at your hotel around lunchtime, where you will …
Day 5: Hanoi
On day 5, you will head back to Hanoi. After breakfast, a driver will pick you up at your hotel and you will start the journey back to the capital, complete with beautiful views! Once back in Hanoi, you can spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Day 6: Hạ Long Bay
On day 6, a very special experience awaits: a cruise through beautiful Hạ Long Bay. After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and once again driven through the rice-paddy-filled countryside, the Red River delta, and on to Hạ Long Bay. At the harbour, you will board a small cruise ship…
Day 7: Sung Sot Cave and back to Hanoi
After a great night’s sleep in your cabin, day 7 begins with a T’ai Chi session on the deck of the ship as the sun begins to emerge from behind the mountains. Breakfast will be served while you sail between the beautiful islands of the bay as you make your way back to the port. On the way, you w…
Day 8-9: Sapa
On day 8, your driver will take you to the small yet spectacular mountain town of Sapa in the mountainous north of Vietnam. Today’s journey time is the longest road section of the trip, but well worth it! Upon arrival in Sapa, you will enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch – be sure to fuel up read…
Day 10-11: Hoi An
On day 10, you will be picked up at your hotel and taken back to Hanoi. After enjoying some free time in the capital, you will be picked up again and taken to the airport where you will board a plane for Hoi An, an ancient riverside town and one of Vietnam’s most historic and enchanting cities. …
Day 12-13: Hué
On day 12, you will leave Hoi An. Next stop is the imperial city and former capital, Hué, roughly 3 hours away by road. Once you’ve checked in to what will be your hotel for the next couple of nights, you’re free to spend the rest of the day as you wish. How about a trip to Thuan An beach, or un…
Day 14-15: Ho Chi Minh City
On day 14, Ho Chi Minh City awaits! Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport where you will board your final domestic flight bound for what many would say is Vietnam’s most energetic, lively and vibrant city. The flight takes about 1.5 hours. Once in Ho Chi Minh City, …
Optional excursions are available to make your trip even more spectacular. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. You will receive all practical information before departure.
• Street food tour in Hoi An (day 11) •
Step into Vietnamese food culture with this street food walking tour that takes in the food hotspots of Hoi An. You will visit the famous Banh Mi bakery, and make your way past many market stalls and street food vendors offering a tantalising selection of local specialties. Along the way, there are numerous opportunities to taste products and your guide will tell you about the food culture of Vietnam as you go. The tour takes place in the late afternoon, starting at 16:00, and lasts around 4 hours.
• Cooking workshop in Ho Chi Minh City (day 15) •
First of all, a chef will take you to the vibrant Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City to buy a selection of ingredients for your cooking workshop. You will then learn about Vietnamese cooking techniques as you make several dishes. Afterwards, you will enjoy the 4-course meal prepared with your own hands! The excursion starts at 08:30 am and lasts approximately 3.5 hours.
• Day trip to the Mekong Delta (day 15) •
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and step into the calm and flowing water world of the Mekong Delta. The first stop is the city of My Tho, where you will board a sampan boat ready to meander your way along the narrow canals of the Mekong River to the islands of Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise and Unicorn. You will come ashore on Unicorn, where you will see orchards, enjoy folk music and watch the locals harvest honey and coconuts. Lunch is served in a local restaurant before heading to the village of Tan Thach. In Tan Thach you will hop on a bike and discover the local area and the pace of daily life as you cycle. The tour starts at 07:30 and lasts approximately 8 hours. All transportation and a guide is included. Breakfast and tips are not included.
• Excursion to the Cu Chi tunnels (day 15) •
On this excursion, you will visit the impressive network of the Cu Chi tunnels. Built during the Vietnam War and covering no less than 250 km, the tunnels stretch as far as the border with Cambodia and were used during the war by Vietnamese civilians and resistance fighters. The excursion lasts approximately 4 hours and includes transportation, a guide and entrance fees.
- Tips for drivers and guides (it is recommended to give around £3 per day)
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Maximum 3 adults and 1 baby up to 1 year of age per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process
On the basis of two full-paying adults:
Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance
The third-person discount is based on the departure date and duration of the trip. You will see the final price in the booking process
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Vietnam. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website
For travel in Vietnam, a visa may be required depending on the length of stay. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website or the relevant embassy
All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to Vietnam include Diphtheria; Hepatitis A; Poliomyelitis; Tetanus. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances
Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe
The national currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong (VND)
You will need a world travel adapter to use your electronic items in Vietnam
In case the above mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.
During this trip, transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers
Please note that checked baggage may not exceed 20 kg on domestic flights. If this weight is exceeded, the airline may charge additional costs. We reject all responsibility for the compliance of luggage with the airline's rules
Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules
A driver will be waiting to welcome you at the airport in Hanoi. Your driver will be holding a board with your name. You will receive further information on transfers together with your travel documents
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel