Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Vietnam's Southern Charms (12 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Saigon, Vietnam To Con Dao, Vietnam

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Apr 2018


Day 1
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Dinner

Your itinerary begins in Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh City – where you will check into one of the city's five-star hotels, such as the French colonial-style Park Hyatt. You can spend the day relaxing in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, check out one of the many museums or enjoy a hot bowl of pho noodle soup. The Park Hyatt's Opera restaurant offers pho, as well as fantastic Italian fare with a view over the beautiful 19th-century Opera House.

Day 2
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get your bearings in Saigon with a full-day walking tour that showcases the city's key historic and architectural sites. This tour allows you to enjoy Saigon's French colonial charm, as well as its Chinese heritage, with some time spent exploring Chinatown. You'll also get time in Ben Thanh Market, where you can haggle with local vendors for a souvenir.

Day 3
Can Tho, Vietnam
Victoria Can Tho Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you'll travel to the capital of the Mekong Delta – Can Tho. This city is situated on the Hau River, which you'll get to explore with a river cruise near the charming town of Ben Tre. In the evening, check out the local street stalls and Vietnamese delicacies with a food walk before settling into your luxury Can Tho hotel for the night. We recommend the Victoria Can Tho Resort, located on the riverbank.

Day 4
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Cai Rang floating market is a must-see attraction in the Mekong Delta, and this morning you'll get the chance to join in the action as local vendors in longtail boats trade fresh produce. You will return to Saigon today, passing through the river town of My Tho. In Saigon, check back into your luxury hotel.

Day 5
Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you’ll fly to Danang where you will transfer to Hoi An. The entire city of Hoi An is UNESCO-protected, with Chinese, Japanese and French historic architecture a highlight. With more than 2,000 years' of history and prominence as a former spice trade hub, there's a wealth of art and culture here for travelers to enjoy. Hotels such as the Nam Hai resort offer guests luxury accommodation on China Beach, with a view of the Cham Islands.

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

To properly appreciate local history, today is devoted to a full-day city tour of Hoi An. It includes a food tour so travelers can sample the best local treats, a relaxing river cruise on the Tho Bon River and a walking tour or a bicycle tour so you can explore the city on street level.

Day 7
Hue, Vietnam
La Residence Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Hoi An it's onto Hue – a journey that will take you via Hai Van Pass, a 13-mile-long stretch of scenic mountain road offering superlative views over the coast. In Hue, you'll join a leisurely cruise down the Perfume River with a knowledgeable guide, then check into your luxury hotel – we recommend La Residence Hotel and Spa, located on the banks of the Perfume River.

Day 8
Saigon, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It's back to Saigon today. After arriving from Hue, you can spend the day in your five-star city hotel, explore the streets on foot, or head to one of Saigon's famous landmarks, such as the Chinese Chua Quan Am Temple, Cha Tam cathedral or the Cu Chi tunnels from the Vietnam War. Tonight, settle into the Park Hyatt for a sound night's sleep.

Day 9
Con Dao, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A trip to Vietnam wouldn't be complete without some time on one of its pristine beaches. Today you fly to the islands of Con Dao to Dat Doc Beach and head straight to your luxury resort – the Six Senses Con Dao. This five-star resort features beachfront villas with private infinity pool, with a long stretch of beautiful clean sand just outside the door.

Day 10
Con Dao, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Con Dao once held a prison camp and today you'll take an insightful look into this part of its history with a War History Tour. Visit the Trai Phu Hai Prison and see the infamous "tiger cages" the inmates once called home. In the afternoon, take a stroll through the National Park and spot macaques, squirrels and local birdlife. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at the Six Senses and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

Day 11
Con Dao, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For the next two days you have free time to spend at your leisure, whether that's lazing on beach, kayaking past the breakers or heading to the local fishing village to glimpse local life. The protected areas of Con Dao include a beautiful coral reef, so you may choose to spend some of your time here diving and spotting rays, turtles and barracuda.

Day 12
Con Dao, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Free time.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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This luxury tour of Central and Southern Vietnam allows travelers to see a different side of this fascinating country. From elegant colonial cities to pristine beaches to bustling floating markets on the Mekong, this exciting 12-day luxury itinerary gives visitors a comprehensive overview of some of Vietnam's most important and compelling locations.


  • Time in historic Saigon, Hoi An and Hue

  • River cruises in the Mekong Delta and in Hue on the Perfume River

  • A stay on idyllic Con Dao Island at the luxurious Six Senses resort

  • Saigon's huge Ben Thanh Markets and the Floating Markets in Cai Rang on the Mekong

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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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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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth