A comprehensive luxury journey to Vietnam's cultural, historical and physical highlights
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- Get under the skin of Hanoi as you explore the streets and back alleys by cyclo
- Marvel at the towering limestone peaks on an overnight Lan Ha Bay cruise
- Explore Hue's Imperial Citadel
- Try local delicacies on a street food tour
- Head out into the coutryside on a cyle tour to get a glimpse of life away from the cities
- Soak up Ho Chi Minh's buzzing atmosphere and visit the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels
- Spend three nights relaxing at the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Domestic flights
- Private transfers
- Expert guides in each location
- All tours mentioned in the itinerary
- Full support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Staying at the finest places in the country, this luxurious tour allows you to see Vietnam at its very best, visiting must-see destinations that brim with culture, history and beauty.
Beginning with the charming Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, see the sights of this bustling city on a bicycle before moving on to the serene, turquoise waters of Lan Ha Bay, where you will cruise by scenic caves and grottoes.
At the next stop, Hue, spend a day exploring the pretty city, soaking up the local history and dining on delicious cuisine at the Royal Tombs and village markets, while nearby Hoi An offers the chance to explore ancient temples and learn how to fish like a local.
Following a short flight, you will arrive in Saigon, a city steeped in Vietnamese history where you will spend three nights. Whilst here, a boat by floating markets in the nearby Mekong Delta water’s and visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels.
After experiencing the history and culture of Vietnam’s fantastic cities, spend your last few days relaxing in Nha Trang at the picturesque Six Senses Ninh Van Bay beach-side resort. Here you can swim, snorkel and sunbathe on sweeping beaches of this idyllic coastal area.
Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer to your hotel in Hanoi
Accommodation in Hanoi
- 388 rooms and suites
- 3 resturants
- 3 bars
- Swimming pool
- Full service spa
- Fitness centre
- Boutique and gift shop
Just moments from the Opera House in the French Quarter of Hanoi, Hotel Metropole Hanoi boasts the most prestigious address in the city and ideally located for visitors to explore the charming architecture and bustling streets. The hotel has 364 rooms and 22 suites and offers the finest heritage accommodation with all the contemporary comforts and impeccable service expected in a hotel of this stature. The bars and restaurants, especially Le Beaulieu, within the hotel are celebrated with Hanoi and guests have a choice of French, Vietnamese or International cuisine. After a busy day exploring Hanoi, the tranquil pool and Le Spa du Metropole are very welcoming.
Hanoi is a bustling and fascinating place – a whirlwind of colours, smells and sounds and a wonderful place to get a real flavour of life in Vietnam.
It is unmissable in terms of its pretty pagodas, ancient temples, enchanting French colonial quarter and cultural institutions. Just as fun, however, is darting down its winding lanes and discovering your own favourite hidden corners. The hustle and bustle of Hanoi is contagious and it is also one of the best place to sample the mouthwatering array of streetfood that Vietnam is famous for.
With ochre-coloured colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes, Hanoi is full of charm. Start the tour at the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, where the preserved body of ‘Uncle Ho’ resides. Behind the Mausoleum, you can see Ho Chi Minh’s house where his belongings are on display - you can walk up the steps to see his bedroom. You’ll also visit One Pillar Pagoda which is regarded as one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples.
You’ll then enjoy an hour-long cyclo tour through the old quarter, one of Vietnam’s liveliest areas. It is known for its ‘tunnel’ or ‘tube’ houses which were built to reduce the fees paid when fares were set according to the width of the house. Weaving your way through the maze of back streets, you’ll get a glimpse into everyday life and an insight into the country’s long history.
A maze of streets dating back to the 13th Century, Hanoi’s Old Quarter is all hustle and bustle. Look out for the Communal Houses, Tube Houses and old colonial houses along the crooked streets before seeking respite from the chaos at Hoan Kiem Lake. Jacada Travel can arrange a guide to show you to the best of the area.
Your private guide, on request, can escort you to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a large memorial to the Vietnamese leader. Contrary to his wishes of a modest burial, his embalmed body is centrepiece of the museum. His simple stilt house is close by giving visitors the opportunity to see how he lived.
A striking and rare example of well-preserved Vietnamese architecture which forms an important part of Hanoi’s history, the Temple of Literature is made up of five temples and peaceful courtyards within one complex and parts date back to the 11th Century.
Private transfer to Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay
Yachts in Lan Ha Bay
- Six cabins
- Restaurant and bar
- Lounge area and library
- Sun deck
This vessel is small, yet exquisite. Built to resemble a traditional Asian junk ship, it is named after the delicate Violet Chirita flower and offers a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Lan Ha Bay. Due to the modest size of the Violet, there are only two types of room available. Deluxe rooms feature 20sqm of floor space, which extends out onto a 5sqm balcony, and an Italian marble bathroom with both a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi. The four larger suites feature 1930s inspired Indochina décor and plush king-sized beds with a massive 38sqm of space on the upper deck. Enjoy creative Vietnamese fusion cuisine in the boat’s dining room, serving seafood fresh from the Mekong and take drinks up on the sun deck in the evening. It’s here on the top level of the Violet that you can also take part in Tai Chi sessions each morning.
- Ten cabins
- Restaurant, lounge and two bars
- Massage room
Refined Asian furnishings and modern luxury come together on the Ginger junk to create an elegantly relaxed experience in Lan Ha, an area which is quieter than Halong Bay. Three decks of polished woodwork, Indochine decor and panoramic views of the UNESCO-protected bay fill this cruiser. Despite its large size, the Ginger is home to just ten cabins, ensuring there is still an intimate atmosphere awaiting you on board. Take in those gorgeous emerald views during a morning Tai Chi lesson, whilst dining at the restaurant or from the comfortable sundeck. Then, explore the fabulous limestone scenery close-up with unforgettable kayaking, snorkelling and caving tours.
- Ylang spa
- Yoga room
- En-suite bedrooms with private balcony
- On board restaurant
- On board bar
Ylang is the exquisite newest member of Heritage Line’s ship collection, that sails through Lan Ha Bay. Its sleek and luxurious design set to the backdrop of this jaw dropping scenery is a picture to behold. Once in its expansive and stylish interior, you’ll find ten magnificent suites. Natural light floods the interior of this ship and your private suite is no exception, thanks to panoramic doors pulling you into the phenomenal scenery that floats by. Be sure to further explore the natural wonders around you on your private balcony, which are a welcome feature of each suite. On board you’ll experience delicious Vietnamese cuisine at the restaurant and bar, where you’ll be surrounded by 180-degree windows, offering perfect views of the bay. Throughout the ship you’ll notice a splendid blend of Asian-Vietnamese design and local artisans decorate Ylang’s interior with hand-crafted paintings. During the day, make the most of the invigorating activities on offer from kayaking to cycling and hiking through Cat Ba Island National Park. There is also a strong focus on wellness with activities on board ranging from yoga to early morning Tai Chi lessons on the upper deck. After an active day on the water, relax in the Ylang spa, where you can indulge in a variety of treatments or make use of the sauna. For some downtime later in the evening head to the library salon or marvel at the stars from on top of the terrace deck.
Limestone outcrops blanketed in lush vegetation rise up from the still, jade-coloured water. Your boat glides smoothly across the glassy surface, the shapes and shadows of the islets changing as you navigate this watery paradise. This is Lan Ha Bay, the smaller, quieter and altogether more serene neighbour of Halong Bay.
Although belonging to a different province, Lan Ha is essentially an extension of Halong Bay and offers the same mesmerising scenery. Lying south-east of Cat Ba Island, fewer boats make their way to Lan Ha meaning you'll get to enjoy this idyllic setting without the busy crowds.
As you weave your way through the islands, you'll come across secluded bays, white sandy beaches and floating villages. There are caves to explore, islands to cycle on, and the pristine waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.
Your luxury junk boat will be your home away from home as you explore Lan Ha Bay, and there are few experiences as magical as watching the sunrise from the comfort of your cabin, then watching it sink behind the sparkling water as the day draws to a close.
Private transfer to Hanoi Airport
Flight from Hanoi to Hue
Private transfer to Hue
Accommodation in Hue
- 122 Rooms & suites
- Saltwater swimming pool
- Art gallery
- Bicycles hire
- 2 restaurants
It seems only fitting to see the ‘Imperial City’ from the regal splendor of Azerai La Residence Hue; once the French Colonial Governor’s residence, this 122-room boutique hotel has been immaculately restored to its former glory. Sitting on the banks of the city’s central landmark, the Perfume River, the imperial architecture of the 1930s nods to the history’s past, and many of the rooms have views across to the UNESCO-protected former Imperial Citadel, once home to Vietnam’s most powerful Emperors.
Enjoy your days in the imperial city of Hue either exploring it on your own account, or choose from a number of our private tours with expert local guides to show you around the things that interest you. Once the capital of Vietnam, there is plenty historical relics and landmarks to discover, not to mention a picturesque position on the Perfume River which is good for walking or bicycling excursions. Talk to your personal travel designer about how you wish to spend your time here.
Hue served as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned from the 17th to the 19th century. With splendid emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the citadel, the city retains its royal charm. Visit the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its magnificent architecture and gardens as your guide explains the events and the intrigue of the former royal court.
Despite being the setting for one of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles, there are some incredibly well preserved sections still intact and others which are being lovingly restored. From there, the vehicle will take you to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument. After that, head out to the serene Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs. En route back to your hotel, you can choose to visit an incense stick making house.
Private transfer to Hoi An
Accommodation in Hoi An
- 93 rooms and suites
- Swimming pool
- Full-service spa
- Four restaurants and bars
Tranquil and classic French colonial style enfolds you at the Anantara for an intimate stay. Scenically positioned on the banks of the Thu Bon River and right in the heart of the city of Hoi An, you are ideally situated to explore the treasures of this charming region. 93 rooms and suites are housed in a two- and three-story white pillared building and come with river or garden views. Rooms are comfortable and gracefully furnished with a host of modern comforts and feature spacious balconies. The airy terrace of the Riverside Café is a great spot for a light lunch as you gaze out across the river, while the Heritage Bar in the courtyard is the place to grab a pre-dinner cocktail. For something really special, take advantage of their ‘dining by design’ service where you can dine al fresco with your own private chef. Pretty gardens and an outdoor pool are perfect for when you want to simply relax and unwind and there is a spa where you can create a ‘spa journey’ and indulge in a series of tailored treatments. For those who want to get out and explore, you are just a short stroll from the centre of this historic port town.
- 50 one-bed villas and 40 pool villas
- Three swimming pools
- Full service spa
- Two restaurants and one bar
- Fitness centre
Within 35 hectares of tropical gardens set on the pristine shoreline of Ha My beach, sixty one-bedroom villas and forty pool villas make up this exclusive and palatial hotel. As well as a place for indulgent relaxation, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is also well located for exploring the charming 15th century town of Hoi An that sits a few short miles away. While away your days here next to one of three expansive infinity pools or take a dip in the tranquil Gulf of Tonkin. Then, rejuvenate with an Oriental ritual therapy treatment before dining at one of the three varied and excellent restaurants. The Beach restaurant is particularly recommended in the evening to sample the day’s freshest catch. If you are after something extra special, the pool villas come with their own private butler. From romantic candle-lit dinners on the beach, to Hoi An’s finest tailors custom fitting your formal attire, to private Vietnamese cooking classes, your butler will ensure you experience every touch of sophisticated decadence during your stay. Hoi An and its UNESCO World Heritage Site old town are minutes away and a delight to explore the pretty streets steeped in history and culture. Those in search of gifts and souvenirs can shop quality silk, jade, pearls and quality linen from the riverside stores.
- 87 private pool suites
- Swimming pool
- Full service inclusive spa
- Restaurant and bar
- Fusion Lounge in central Hoi An
A private enclave surrounded by high granite walls with direct beach access and daily complimentary spa treatments, Fusion Maia is a sophisticated, spoiling and tranquil haven 20km outside Hoi An. The focus here is on allowing guests to completely switch off, offering a discreet but impecable service. Its pool, spa and beach villas are minimal and modern in design and feature outdoor courtyards and private plunge pools. Pool villas are perfect for couples or friends while the two-bedroom spa villas and three-bedroom beach villas are ideal for families or groups of friends. One of the real highlights of Fusion Maia is the spa, set within the lush, tropical gardens. A range of treatments are available, totally tailored to suit you, and there is an outdoor pool for relaxing in before or after. When it comes to dining, it is all about fresh, vibrant food made with the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy the fusion menu at the Fiving Dining Room as well as grilled seafood and salads at the aptly named ‘Fresh’ poolside restaurant. There is also the option to experience destination dining and enjoy a delicious meal in a special and unique location. Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most enchanting towns and there is a shuttle bus to take you back and forth for when you want to explore. When you want to simply relax and unwind, indulge in a spa treatment or sit back with a bucket of popcorn and enjoy a film in the hotel’s very own HD cinema.
With its pretty architecture and beguiling riverside setting packed into its neat size, Hoi An is small enough to stroll around and soak up its rich wealth of heritage. Once an important port and trading town, Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s greatest cultural relics and a melting pot of Chinese, Japanese and French influences. Visit the atmospheric Old Town to see the Japanese Merchant Houses, the famed Japanese bridge, the Chinese temples, old tea warehouses, temples and traditional pagodas. Motorised traffic is banned from the town centre which has cemented Hoi An’s status as one of Vietnam’s most prized and pleasant towns.
Visit the local market of Hoi An to enjoy the tantalising sights, smells and flavours of local produce and xplore zigzagging alleys to savour real street food as the local people do on this delicious walking tour.
Set out for a local fishing village and spend some time to learn about the lives of fishermen in this area. Walk through the village and take the time to observe local life and gain an insight into the community then board a local boat and start cruising down the Cua Dai River. When you reach a good spot, hop off the boat along the shore and try your hand at casting the Vietnamese fishing nets, taught by a local with years of experience.
Later, you will also get to navigate the waters in a round basket boat, through the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways whilst learning about the area's history.
Your adventure starts with a short boat trip crossing the river from Hoi An and you will have a chance to take photographs of many fishing boats and country villages. On arrival, start cycling along quiet inland trails to discover how wooden river boats are made, learn the secret of weaving the colourful straw “Hoi An” sleeping mats, and try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats. You will observe the workers in the rice fields. And explore the sumptuous landscapes and meet wonderful people.
You may wish to stop Tra Que Vegetable Village to observe local farmers working the organic fields using traditional methods that date back hundreds of years. The rich soil from this village produces some of the most flavoursome vegetables and herbs in all of Hoi An. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, spend some time helping water the plants or fertilizing the land before cycling back to your hotel.
Private transfer to Danang Airport
Flight from Danang to Saigon
Private transfer to your hotel in the city
Ho Chi Minh
Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh
- 245 rooms and suites
- Swimming pool
- Two restaurants
- Bar and lounge
- 24-hour butler service
With its French, colonial style and wonderful location overlooking the Saigon Opera House, the Park Hyatt is one of the city’s most iconic and elegant hotels. Its 245 rooms and suites are sophisticated in design with plenty of handcrafted details such as custom designed rugs, fine linens and huge windows with white wooden shutters that fill the space with natural light. Many rooms come with private terraces that look out over the lush gardens and outdoor pool and they all feature mini iPads and Nespresso coffee machines for added comfort. Square One offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine which you can see being cooking in the integrated show kitchens. On balmy evenings, guests can choose to dine on the terrace surrounded by twinkling lights. Opera is a more casual trattoria-style restaurant serving a range of mouthwatering pasta dishes and pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven. There is a also a pastry boutique offering delicious home-made delicacies and a bar and lounge serving some of the best cocktails in Ho Chi Minh. With some of the city’s landmark sights such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and the Reunification Palace just a short stroll away, you’re ideally situated to explore this buzzing capital. Alternatively, relaxing and unwinding has never been easier with a fantastic pool and tranquil spa offering treatments inspired by the herbs, grains and fruits of the Mekong Delta.
- 62 rooms and 224 suites
- Four restaurants and one bar
- Luxury spa, swimming pool and fitness centre
Step into complete decadence at this soaring hotel where luxury becomes an art form. The Reverie Saigon commands the top floors of the multi-purpose Times Square Building in the heart of the central business district, with sweeping views of Ho Chi Minh wherever you look. Crafted to absolute indulgence by Italian interior designers, the style here is more Venetian than Vietnamese. Opulence drips from every corner, from the gilt mirrors and velvet curtains of the rooms and the elaborate chandeliers in the fine dining restaurants, to the heli-pad and fleet of Rolls Royces awaiting your arrival. Sophisticated but fun is what guests can expect from this very unique hotel, with design touches and an attention to detail that cannot fail to impress. The Royal Pavilion with its jade, vermilion and gold colour scheme is an elegant restaurant serving mouthwatering Cantonese cuisine. R&J, named after Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, features wall-to-wall mosaics and offers a tempting array of Italian dishes. Heading up the kitchen in The Long Bar is a pizza chef from Napoli who works to family recipes passed down through the generations. There is also a gelato bar offering over 30 flavours including Asian specialties such as soursop, purple sticky rice and salted caramel cashew. When you’re not out exploring the city, relax and unwind at The Reverie’s spa, spread over two floors and featuring treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness centre and outdoor pool.
- 168 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Rooftop bar and infinity pool
A stylish new addition to Ho Chi Minh’s luxury hotel scene, the Hotel Des Arts Saigon is well located a little outside District 1 and within walking distance of the city’s best attractions and buzzing nightlife. Hotel Des Arts is as much an art museum as it is a top-end boutique hotel and guests can peruse the owner’s personal collection of paintings and antiques that adorn the walls and hallways. 168 rooms and suites all feature chic details, crisp white linen, elegant bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular city views, but the real gem is the Social Club up on the roof – a buzzy bar and trendy restaurant by the city’s highest infinity pool – exclusive to hotel guests. Sit back and relax at the sophisticated Cafe des Beaux Arts which evokes plenty of old-world charm and enjoy afternoon tea and cocktails, pluck a book from the shelves, or simply enjoy the live music as the resident pianist tickles the ivories. Vietnamese and Western dishes are prepared in the open kitchen at the Saigon Kitchen Restaurant, where one wall is covered in French Provencal tiles and the others in works of art that represent the harmonious blend of cultures in Vietnam. There is also a modern gym and sumptuous spa with hammam, Jacuzzi and a solarium for some relaxation after a day exploring the city.
A booming economy has given Ho Chi Minh city (often still referred to as Saigon) a new energy and lease of life. Socially the city is flourishing with a sophisticated café culture, an exciting dining scene and burgeoning interest in eclectic art.
Ho Chi Minh also has the largest remaining assortment of French architecture, most famously the Notre Dame cathedral, which lends the city’s sprawl a unique elegance. Wide boulevards turn to narrow streets and timeless alleys are a delight to explore along with its ancient pagodas and thriving street markets.
Enjoy a light snack on board your speedboat to the Cu Chi tunnels. The river journey will provide a glimpse of the changing faces of Vietnam – from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centres to green paddy fields and pottery villages dotted along the Saigon River. On arrival you’ll visit the underground Cu Chi tunnels and villages that were constructed in 1948 for guerrillas to hide from the French air and ground sweeps. Learn about their use as communication routes and food and weapon caches, as well as hospitals and living quarters during the American war. Enjoy a light lunch on board during your journey back to Saigon.
Discover Vietnam's commercial centre of Ho Chi Minh on this interesting half day tour. While it is a busy, vibrant city, this tour will also show how Ho Chi Minh is steeped in history with stops at historic landmarks including the former Presidential Palace where Saigon's government ruled from throughout the American war. This tour will also take you to sights such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is based on Paris' original monument, the Central Post Office plus the War Remnants Museum. Here at the war museum you will have the chance to gain an intense insight into the war through the eyes of the local people.
Enjoy a speedboat journey out onto Mekong Delta. This trip provides a glimpse of the changing faces of Vietnam – from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to green orchard fields and houses built on stilts dotted along the Saigon River. Upon arrival in Long An, visit a local riverside market, authentic villages, and lush jungle canals. Light lunch is served on-board.
Private transfer to Saigon Airport
Flight from Saigon to Nha Trang
Private transfer to your hotel in the Nha Trang area
Accommodation in Nha Trang
- 58 pool villas
- 24-hour butler service
- Direct beach access
- Yoga & meditation centre
- 5 restaurants and destination dining available
In true Six Senses style the fifty-eight chic, eco-luxe villas at Ninh Van Bay are sustainably built, perfectly private and redefine the term ‘barefoot luxury’. Thatched roofs, deep wooden baths and natural linens create an earthy feel that instantly transports you to a feeling of truly being away from it all without compromising on modern comforts of Wi-Fi and fully loaded ipods, on request. The in-villa wine cellar ensures guests have the perfect accompaniment to their private terrace with panoramic sea views. From Ninh Van bay guests can indulge in a variety of activities from hiking, tennis, island hopping and scuba diving. For an indulgent wellness experience try the morning Tai Chi or Yoga and take the Cai River excursions to immerse yourself in warm, mineral rich mud and hot springs. Nha Trang is an easy journey away.
You can choose to do as much or as little as you like during your stay at the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Your every whim will be taken care of; from indulgent spa treatments and assorted dining experiences, and if you fancy getting out and about you can choose between hiking, island hopping, snorkelling and diving.
Private transfer to Nha Trang Airport
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