Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Classic Vietnam (11 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Hanoi, Vietnam To Saigon, Vietnam

Valid for Departures Now Through: 12 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Soak up the charm of Hanoi’s past as part of a walking tour through the city’s Old Quarter. Next up, you’ll see what life would have been like for prisoners of war at the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as the “Hanoi Hilton” museum. In the afternoon, get your heart pumping with a sepak takraw lesson, which is a version of volleyball played in Vietnam and surrounding countries, with a rattan ball and feet instead of arms. Finally, you’ll pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the burial spot of the adored Vietnamese leader.

Day 2
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You’ll start off your day today with some exercise, with a leisurely bicycle tour around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. Next up, you’ll take in the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s oldest temples. A visit to the Museum of Ethnology will help you wind down your day, where you can learn about the history, culture, and daily life of Vietnam’s many ethnic groups.

Day 3
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’ll gain some further insight into Vietnam’s local communities with a day trip to the rural Duong Lam, an ancient village that was the first ever to be recognized as a national relic in Vietnam. The village, over 1,200 years old, is full of ancient pagodas and curiosities. Guests can enjoy a traditional lunch with the local residents.

Day 4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Private Junk Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get your cameras ready - today, you’re setting off to see one of the world’s greatest sights, the panoramas of which adorn the pages of coffee table books and National Geographic magazines: Halong Bay, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Not only are you going to see it, but see it in style, from your own private cruising junk. Get up close and personal with the limestone karsts by exploring the area by kayak. After a visit to a traditional fishing village, you’ll cap your night off with a gourmet beach dinner or dinner on board your boat, before sleeping in your own cabin.

Day 5
Hue, Vietnam
La Residence Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer back to Hanoi and then fly down to Hue, where you’ll start your day off with a Perfume River cruise, so-named because of sweet aroma given off by the plethora of flowers that tumble onto the river’s surface. Pay tribute to the Kings of Vietnam’s past at the Nguyen dynasty mausoleum, and marvel at the Imperial Citadel, with its 10-meter thick walls and surrounding moat, enclosing a once-forbidden city. A blessing from a Buddhist monk at a traditional Hue monastery is the perfect end to your day.

Day 6
Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hoi An is a charming historical city that’s become extremely well-known for its plethora of skilled tailors who make everything from dresses to suits and even shoes. Today, after a picturesque drive from Hue, you’ll get up close and personal with Hoi An with a bicycle tour of the ancient town, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finally, you’ll be off to one of the town’s top tailors for a bespoke fitting.

Day 7
Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is all about relaxing and enjoying Hoi An’s serene vibe. You’ll start your day with a tranquil morning at your resort, The Nam Hai, languidly lounging on the expansive China Beach, before embarking on a private boat tour of the Cham Islands. The crystal waters in this area are teeming with vibrant sea life, ideally viewed through the lenses of snorkeling goggles.

Day 8
Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Feeling refreshed from your relaxed beach day, today you’ll start off with My Son temple, the setting of ancient ruins from the Cham empire dating back to the 4th century. Hone your skills in the kitchen by learning the secrets behind Vietnam’s fresh, flavorful cuisine with a cooking class, and then enjoy the fruits of your own, or someone else’s, labour over dinner.

Day 9
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For your first day in bustling and exciting Saigon, you’ll be escorted around the city to marvel at the intricate colonial architecture. The Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum are must-sees on your sightseeing tour, as is a stop at the local markets for a bit of shopping.

Day 10
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You’ll start your day off bright and early today, with a visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels, part of a network of underground tunnels once used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat. In the afternoon, you’ll absorb some of the city’s diversity, starting with a Chinatown tour, followed by visits to major Catholic, Buddhist, and Muslim religious sites.

Day 11
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a languid cruise along Southeast Asia’s most vital artery, the Mekong River, stopping at local villages and markets who live their life according to the river’s movements. To wind up the final day of your Vietnam experience, you’ll be dining with a Vietnam War journalist, who will regale you with tales of wartime intrigue.

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VIP Arrival

Upon arrival and disembarkation of your flight a Remote Lands representative assist you with your luggage, escort you through immigration and customs formalities and introduce you to your private guide.

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Description

We’ve hand-picked the best of Vietnam in creating this luxury 11-day itinerary. This captivating journey can be done North to South or vice versa, taking guests from Vietnam’s vibrant urban centers to its historic countryside, with can’t-miss stops like the unforgettable Halong Bay, and the ever-charming Hoi An.


Highlights

    

Catch a glimpse of rural life amidst ancient pagodas in Duong Lam village

    

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stunning limestone karsts of Halong Bay

    

Have a new suit or dress tailored to your specifications in Hoi An

    

Chat over dinner with a seasoned Vietnam War journalist

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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