Trip Type : Private Guided
Vietnam Bespoke Luxury 11 days tour

Vietnam Bespoke Luxury 11 days

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
11 days
From: $ 3,161 $ 287 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Hanoi get an opportunity to experience local immersion by visiting Ancient village
  • Drive to Halong Bay via the Red River Delta then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Explore  Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the center of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay
  • Excursion to Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible

Short Description

Vietnam Bespoke Luxury Tour  is keen to offer clients all the highlight of the most attractive cities in Vietnam staring in the North with Hanoi, Halong Bay. You then fly to Centre Vietnam to visit Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town. Your trip will be end in Saigon after a day trip of Mekong Delta exploration.  As a bespoke holidays in Luxury style, you will enjoy staying in the most luxury hotels/resort in Vietnam. In day by day itinerary, your travel consultant will not forget to recommend you the best places where you can taste our worldwide famous local dishes or join in some cooking classes. 

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Hanoi
End City Ho Chi Minh

Trip Includes

  • Private airport pick-up & drop off
  • Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour program
  • Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • All entrance fees
  • All in-tour flights
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
  • Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
  • Vietnam 30-day single-entry e-visa can be applied by citizens of: Ireland ; Germany ;  Denmark; United States of America; United Kingdom ; Sweden….(Total 40 countries)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your guide  will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the Hanoi downtown. After check in you have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your day will be completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.

Restaurants suggestion:

+ Spies Garden Restaurant at the hotel

+ Ly Club restaurant

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi Free Choice: Sightseeing - Street Food – Dinning

Overnight: Hanoi

Widely acknowledged as one of the loveliest cities in Asia, this one-thousand-year old city offer you its unique images that totally different from other Asian cities. Hanoi still retains a small-town provincial charm and unique intermingle with a French legacy wide, tree-lined boulevards, parks, grand villas and an artistic, café society.

Different people, different interests and tastes. Hanoi Free Choice Sightseeing – Street Food – Dinning offers you the best things that Hanoi has to offer and satisfy you with a personalize discovery and authentic experience. Please select one of the Hanoi city options and one of the Hanoi Surroundings to enjoy the day in Hanoi.

Free Choice Sightseeing of Hanoi city & Surroundings

Full-day city tour ( Maximum 7 places)

1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2. One Pillar Pagoda

3. Quan Thanh Temple

4. Temple of Literature

5. Bach Ma Temple

6. Hanoi Ancient House

7. Tran Quoc pagoda

8. Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple

9. Vietnam Military History Museum

10. Vietnam National Museum of History

11. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

12Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Half-day city tour ( Maximum 4 places & One of Free Choice Hanoi Surroundings

Free Choice Hanoi Surroundings

1. Bat Trang pottery villages

About 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, Bat Trang village, established in 14th or 15th century, is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality such as vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products which have been exported worldwide.

2. Van Phuc silk village:

About 8 km southwest of Ha Noi, Van Phuc silk village is well known for its traditional sericulture, weaving, and silk products for a long-lasting history of more than two thousand years. The village makes more than 2 million meters of silk per year and is an ideal place for silk products & souvenirs

3. Duong Lam Ancient village.

Duong Lam ancient village, some 60km to the west of Hanoi, has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years. One special thing about the village is that most of the buildings here are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area. The village also has its prestige as two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in here.

4. Dong Ho painting village

Dong Ho painting village, 30 km to the East of Hanoi, or Vietnamese woodblock prints is a distinct Vietnamese folk art. Dong Ho paintings reflect people’s innermost feelings. Dong Ho paintings is made of of bark of a tree called “Dzo. Colors of the painting are refined from various kinds of tree leaves that people can easily find in Vietnam. Dong Ho paintings have about 300 years of history in the north of Vietnam. It is always considered a symbol of traditional culture and aesthetic value of Vietnam.

Free Choice Street Food – Authentic experiences

1. “ Pho Hanoi “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

2. “ Banh Cuon “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

3. “ Bun Cha Hanoi “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

4. “ Bo kho – Beef Stew ” followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

Free Choice Dining :

1. “ Cha Ca Hanoi “ in Hanoi Old Quarter area at local restaurant.

2. Vegetarian set-menu at local restaurant

3. Vietnamese set-menu at French building restaurant

4. Vietnamese cuisine a-la-carte at Ngon restaurant

5. KOTO restaurant. Know One Teach One unique restaurant.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Traditional Junk

In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight.  BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Creamic village – Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight: Hanoi

Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring  Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. On the journey back to Hanoi you will have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brand dated from 17th – 19th century in the North of Vietnam.

Suggestion:

+ Cooking Class at Hanoi Old Quarter

Day 5: Fly to Hue

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hue

Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945.  Your local guide meets you at the airport for a transfer to hotel. Free. At leisure. Evening meeting with your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 6: Hue Free Choice: Sightseeing - Street Food – Dinning

Overnight: Hue

Besides Hue citadel and tombs, Hue still has a lot to offer you. Hue Sightseeing Freedom of Choices and Meal options will satisfy you. All you have to do is to select one of the Hue city options and one of the Hue Surroundings to explore Hue by your own way.

Free Choice Sightseeing – Hue city

1. Full-day Hue city tour

2. Half-day Hue city tour & One of Hue Surroundings

Free Choice Sightseeing – Hue city in details

Half-day city tour (Maximum 4 places) | Full-day city tour ( Maximum 7 places)

1. Dragon boat to visit the Thien Mu pagoda

2. King Minh Mang’s tomb

3. King Tu Duc’s tomb

4. King Khai Dinh’s tomb

5. King Gia Long’s tomb

6. Hue Citadel Complex

7. Notre Dame Cathedral

8. Tu Hieu pagoda

9. Dong Ba market – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.

Hue Free Choice Surroundings

1. Phuoc Tich ancient village

Located on the bank of leisurely O Lau River, about 30 kilometers from center of Hue city, Phuoc Tich village, built in 1470, is the symbol of architecture of the central region and famous for traditional pottery. Trip to Phuoc Tich village offers you a view of Centre Vietnam countryside, too.

2. Thanh Toan village

This is one of the most beautiful villages in Hue. The village, 8km east of Hue, is famous for its beautiful roads, peaceful rural landscape, particularly the tile-roofed bridge, communal houses, clan worshiping houses, traditional festivals, farming practices and local people’s daily activities. You also can join in the village market and taste some local culinary specialties like Hen rice, fish-pancakes, and a wide variety of rice noodles.

Free Choice Hue Street Food – Authentic experiences

1. “ Bun bo Hue” “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

2. “ Banh khoai “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

3. “ Cơm Hến “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

4. “ Nem lụi Hue “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink

Free Choice Dining

1. Hue vegetarian food at local restaurant

2. Vietnamese set-menu at local restaurant

3. Dinner with Vietnamese traditional songs on the dragon boat.

Day 7: Hue – Hoi An

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hoi An

Today you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. At leisure then you enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Day 8: "Taste of Hoi An Food Tour”

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hoi An

You start the day with a walking tour to explore the Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers and visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance.  Afternoon you have a “Taste of Hoi An Food Tour” to try the foods of the local Hoi An people. Starting from the colorful local Tan An market where you meet and chat with stall holders then walking along both high streets and back streets to the last stop of the day, the Ancient House of Gia Dinh where you enjoy refreshments and taste a wide selection of these local delicacies bought directly from the vendors.

Day 9: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh city

Again you take an one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city, the most dynamic one where everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying. However, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings.  In the afternoon you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market.

Restaurant suggestion:

+ Square One at The Park Hyatt hotel

Day 10: Mekong Delta Excursion

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh city

Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people.

Restaurant suggestion:

+ Dinner on the Lady Hau river cruise, a former rice barge

Day 11: Departure Ho Chi Minh city

Meal: Breakfast

Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do last minute souvenir shopping before meeting your guide for transfer to airport for your flight home. Have a nice journey. Thanks for joining us.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

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Accomodations

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era.  Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Behind its classical white façade green shutters original wrought iron details and stately wood paneling reside over a century of stories.

 

Paradise Luxury Cruises

Offers a unique cruising experience in the World Heritage site, blending Vietnamese traditions and multi-faceted culture with the highest standards of hospitality worthy of world-class grand hotels and, thanks to visionary ideas and unequalled customer services, standing out among the four or five hundred boats sailing across the bay every day.

 

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

A member of the MGallery collection of memorable hotels by Accor, MGallery La Résidence Hue Hôtel & Spa is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the fabled Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Endowed with opulence, excellence and warmth, this former residence of the French Colonial Governor was painstakingly restored in 2005 and redeveloped as an exceptional design hotel.

 

The Nam Hai Resort & Spa

Along a seemingly infinite stretch of sand, amidst Vietnam’s richest cultural heritage, a strand of sophisticated, visually striking villas lines the dramatic beachfront, the Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design present a dramatic play on wind and water inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Duc royal tombs of UNESCO Hue Citadel.

 

Park Hyatt Saigon

The best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City with the signature French-colonial. The hotel makes your stay as pleasant as possible including its romantic pathways and outdoor dining is now available amid lush landscaping and beautiful arches of flowering vines.  The swimming pool has a handcrafted mosaic, lit at night by a dramatic lighting system.

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights & tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
  • Visa fee
  • Other services not mentioned above

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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