Visit Vietnam’s historical sites in style and luxury. This classic tour offers the best in accommodation and features an overnight cruise on spectacular Ha Long Bay and a stay at the peaceful tropical paradise of Phu Quoc Island. It could be the best holiday you’ve ever had!
Vietnam in Style with Phu Quoc 13 Days
- Itinerary and Tour Map
Day 1 – Arrive Hanoi
You will be met by your guide on arrival at Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel. Take an orientation tour of Hanoi by cyclo.
Stay two nights at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel (deluxe room) in Hanoi.
Day 2 – Hanoi
Early risers can join the locals practicing their Tai Chi exercises by the lake. Continue by car to see the Opera House, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo Museum (ex Hanoi Hilton Prison), the Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, and a local market. This evening attend a water puppet show, including guided return transfers. (B)
Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong
Take the four hour private car transfer, without guide, to Halong and board your boat for an unforgettable cruise on the bay. Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site, is comprised of over 3000 limestone islands soaring out of emerald green waters.
Spend the night on the Ginger or Jasmine junk (deluxe en-suite cabin) in Halong. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Halong – Hanoi – Hue
Further cruising on the bay before taking the private car transfer, without guide, directly to Hanoi airport for an evening flight to Hue. On arrival take a private transfer, with a guide, to your hotel.
Stay two nights at the La Residence Hotel & Spa (superior river view room) in Hue. (B)
Day 5 – Hue
In this former capital of Vietnam visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum, the Citadel and the Dong Ba Market. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 6 – Hue – Hoi An
Leave the hotel in the morning for a guided car transfer to Hoi An, visiting Non Nuoc Beach and Marble Mountains en route. In Hoi An take a guided walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchant’s houses, the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge and colourful silk and antique shops.
Spend two nights at the Almanity Hoi An (my mind town view) in Hoi An. (B)
Day 7 – Hoi An
Today is at leisure, free to explore the town on your own. (B)
Day 8 – Hoi An – Danang – Saigon – Phu Quoc
Private transfer, without guide, to Danang airport for a flight to Phu Quoc Island via Saigon. On arrival take the hotel’s shuttle transfer, without guide, to your hotel.
Stay two nights at La Verandah Resort Phu Quoc (deluxe garden view) in Phu Quoc. (B)
Day 9 – Phu Quoc
Day free to enjoy the seaside. (B)
Day 10 – Phu Quoc – Saigon
Leisure time until the hotel shuttle transfer, without guide, to Phu Quoc airport for a flight to Saigon. On arrival transfer by private car, with a guide, to your hotel.
Stay three nights at the Majestic Hotel (colonial city deluxe room) in Saigon. (B)
Day 11 – Saigon and Cu Chi
Begin your exploration of bustling Saigon with visits to the Pagoda of the Emperor of Jade, the Old Post Office and the History Museum. In the afternoon travel to Cu Chi to explore the amazing underground tunnel system built by Vietnamese guerilla fighters during the war. (B)
Day 12 – Mekong Delta excursion
Full day visit to the watery world of Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Take a boat trip to see stilt houses and fish farms and try exotic fruits in one of many orchards. Visit a local farmer on Turtle Island then board a sampan to glide along the narrow canals overhung with dense vegetation, stopping for a cup of honey tea and a folk song performance. A lunch of local delicacies is served in My Tho. (B,L)
Day 13 – Depart Saigon
Leisure time until the departure transfer, with a guide, for your exit flight. (B)
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- Tour prices
Hotels Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller 4 – 5* as listed $4065 $6079 $6921
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, and valid to 31 October 2017. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- 11 nights in 4 and 5 star hotels as listed, or similar
- 1 night 4 star Halong Bay cruise in en-suite cabin
- 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
- Domestic economy class flights Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Saigon-Phu Qhoc-Saigon including taxes and fuel surcharges
- Transfers and transportation as listed
- Sightseeing tours as listed, by private vehicle with driver and English speaking guide, inclusive of entrance fees
Surcharges apply for travel 20Dec15-15Jan16, 8Feb16-15Feb16, 20Apr16-02May16 and 31Aug16-03Sep16, 20Dec16-15Jan17, 28Jan17-4Feb17, 20Apr17-02May17 and 31Aug17-03Sep17.
Sole Traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.
- Cyclo orientation tour for an up-close view of Hanoi
- Take in the serene views of Halong Bay from the deck of your deluxe junk
- Perhaps get some clothes made to order in Hoi An
- Beachside relaxation in Phu Quoc