Get ready to relax, indulge and be pampered. We have hand-picked the crème de la crème of five-star boutique hotels for this very special trip. Begin in the fast-paced capital of Hanoi before taking a luxury cruise in the majestic Halong Bay. From there you will fly to the quaint town of Hoi An in central Vietnam for a couple of days before winding up at a phenomenal resort on a tropical island. Bliss.
Day 1 - Welcome to Hanoi!
You will be met at Hanoi Airport by your private chauffeur and driven to Sofitel Legend Metropole, in the French Quarter which is the most historic and luxurious hotel in the city. We have left this afternoon and evening free for you to relax, unwind and become accustomed to your new surroundings. Your Fleewinter guide will offer lots of tips and suggestions if you would like to eat out tonight (premium room included).Accommodation
Day 2 - Soak up the capital
Today you will explore Hanoi like a local; walk down the capital’s winding streets with a private walking, try local street food and have a local whipped coffee in a hidden coffee shop before exploring Hoa Lo Priosn where American and French POWs were once held and the Temple of Literature built in 1076. Finish your day walking down the city’s railway tracks and then stop for a home brewed beer, the renowned Bia Hoi.
Day 3 - Explore Halong Bay
Take a four-hour transfer to Ha Long Bay, a beautiful emerald green bay pierced by hundreds of towering lush islets as far as the eye can see. Here you will embark on a wonderful two-night cruise. Ylang has changed the face of off the beaten track cruising in the Halong Bay area, and offers unparalleled luxury. (Signature Suite. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.)Accommodation
Day 4 - Off the Beaten Track in lan Ha Bay
A full day to explore the less explored waters of Lan Ha Bay including the sortern tip of Cat Ba Island to visit one of a few remaining authentic floating fishing villages before enjoying a hike through the lush, jungle-like Cat Ba National Park. After lunch on board enjoy a spot of swimming or kayaking on a natural island beach. Dinner on board.
Day 5 - The winding streets of Hoi An
This morning you will bid farewell to the beauty of Halong Bay and your driver will take you back to Hanoi, where you will catch a flight to Da Nang in central Vietnam. Here you will check in to Anantara, which has a splendid position on the river banks and is a short stroll to the pretty streets of the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An. (Junior River View Suite)Accommodation
Days 6 & 7 - Hoi An in depth
Spend the next two days at your leisure in the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An, which has some of the best food, architecture and shopping in all of Vietnam. It is the perfect place to potter around, shop at the many tailor stores, and dine at the town’s fabulous restaurants. What’s more the town has a pick of two beaches just 3 miles away so if you fancy a beach day head to a nice beach club for a change of scene (tell us if you prefer to stay on the beach).
Day 8 - Fly to Saigon
Checkout after breakfast and fly to the modern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) later this morning. Here you will be met by a new private driver and English-speaking guide who will drive you to our favourite boutique hotel, Villa Song, which is located on the river – just a short speedboat ride to downtown Saigon, provided by the hotel 3 times a day. (Sanctuary room included).Accommodation
Day 9 - See the highlights of Saigon
This morning take a fascinating private tour of the city – take the speedboat into town where your private guide will meet you. Visit the finest examples of French Colonial architecture in the city, explore Chinatown and its medicine museum before learning about the country’s tragic past at the War Remnants Museum. You will also have the chance to visit the Reunification Palace, former residence of the presidents of South Vietnam before 1975.
Day 10 - Head to 'Paradise'
This morning you will board a one-hour flight to ‘Paradise’ (also known as the Con Dao islands). You will be transported to a world of pristine white sandy beaches and clear water. A private villa with a plunge pool at a five-star eco resort will become your new home on this breathtaking island, which has been protected for decades as a national and marine park. (Ocean View Duplex Pool Villa included).Accommodation
Days 11 - 14 - Soak up the island life
Fulfil your wildest Robinson Crusoe dreams on this magical island for three full days. The Six Senses resort has one of the longest and finest beaches in all of Vietnam and the accommodation is top notch luxury. We have planned nothing but relaxation for your last three days. On Day 14 we will fly you back to Ho Chi Minh City so you can catch your international flight home.
This itinerary costs from £3,650 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.
You can get flights from as little as £500 per person return and do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.
- Prices start from £3,550 per person
- Accommodation on B&B basis
- Cruise has breakfast, lunch and dinner included
- Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle)
- All entrance fees with service of English speaking guide for excursions
- Lunch on Day 2 & 9
- Internal flights (four)
- Local taxes
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered