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Speedboats, Trains and Luxury Beaches

A luxury jaunt around the south and centre of Vietnam, including fun adventure-filled days in vibrant Saigon and blissful relaxation on the perfect sandy beaches on the central coast.

Explore the Mekong by speedboat and ride the luxury Vietage train too, on its newly extended route opening in May 2024.

This is just a sample itinerary for inspiration, and can be tailored to your preferences and budget. Contact Carly to discuss a personalised, private tour of Vietnam.


Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Saigon!

Welcome to Saigon, the vibrant hub city in the south of Vietnam.

Your driver and guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your charming boutique hotel in the city. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, explore locally or simply unwind in the rooftop pool and bar.


Day 2 - Speed down the Mekong and visit Cuchi Tunnels

Get an early start and hop on a speedboat along the river to the site of the unique Cuchi Tunnels. Here you can explore the large excavated outdoor museum where you can uncover the secrets of the underground passageway built and used by the Viet Cong to evade detection during the war.

Enjoy the scenery and arrive in style – plus enjoy a light breakfast on the way and a fresh local lunch before you head back to the city.


Day 3 - Fly to the centre

After a leisurely breakfast, catch a noon flight to Da Nang, on the central coast of Vietnam.

Meet your driver and guide and head towards your hotel in Hoi An. Check-in and enjoy the evening free at leisure in charming Hoi An town, a UNESCO heritage site with lots to see and great restaurants to try.



Day 4 - Free day in historic Hoi An

Explore the town, cycle to the beach, or simply unwind at your luxury hotel with a spa treatment

Day 5 - Ride the Vietage Luxury Train to Qui Nhon

Hop on the luxury train to Qui Nhon city today, enjoying the lush landscapes and spectacular coastlines of Central Vietnam.

The Vietage is a gastronomic delight, and wine flows freely over lunch.  Enjoy a shoulder massage as the scenery adjusts from the old world charm of Hoi An to the sparkling beach town Qui Nhon.

Upon arrival at Qui Nhon Station,  the driver will pick you up and drive to the hotel to check in and relax at leisure in your Oceanfront Villa.


Day 6 - Beach day

Free day at leisure on the beach.


Day 7 - Ride the rails to Nha Trang

Back on the train today to ride the rails to Nha Trang. Enjoy high tea and free flowing drinks over the 5 hour journey on the Vietage Train.

Situated along Vietnam’s South Central Coast, Nha Trang is a captivating blend of pristine beaches, cultural landmarks, and vibrant nightlife. With its golden sands and turquoise waters, the city attracts sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike.

On arrival, hop on a speedboat to reach your resort home for the next couple of nights and check in to your hilltop villa.


Day 8 - Free day on the beach

Free day on the beach


Day 9 - Wave goodbye

Wave goodbye to Vietnam today, and catch a flight from Cam Ranh – Saigon and then onwards home


What's included?


Prices start from £4,050pp

  • Accommodation, double rooms for 2 sharing

La Siesta Premium Saigon, Deluxe Room

Anantara Hoi An, Deluxe Balcony Room

Anantara Qui Nhon, Oceanfront Villa

Six senses Ninh Van Bay, Hill Top Pool Villa

  • 2 x domestic flights
  • 2 x Vietage Train daytrips
  • Private transfers with English speaking guide
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered
  • Daily breakfast plus meals and activities noted


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Mekong Delta
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Phu Quoc Island
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Con Dao Islands
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