The center of Vietnam is home to many of the most important natural and man-made sites in the country.
The beauty of this tour is mixing culture with a bit of adventure. You’ll discover what Vietnam has to offer, from exciting highlights to the best places for relaxation. We consider this a soft adventure Vietnam tour, a journey of discovery as you explore the soul and spirit of this beautiful country in Southeast Asia.
You will start your adventure in the charming capital of Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. You can explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops, which sell silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Then you can walk around HoanKiem Lake, then ride a cyclo to dinner at one of the French colonial villas converted into gourmet restaurants and end the evening watching a performance at the famed Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.
The following day, you can enjoy people watching atone of the many relaxing cafes before indulging in shopping for modern art at one of the city’s many galleries. And if that’s not enough, you can visit Hanoi ‘s wide variety of cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (and his house on stilts), the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.
Next, you’ll board the luxury Victoria Express train bound for remote Sapa, a mountain village near the Chinese border. We’ll take you trekking to villages, visit local markets where hill tribe minorities (including Hmong, Red Dao, Tay, Xa Pho and Giay) trade their goods. You will be treated to viewing spectacular waterfalls and driving through mountain valleys, before exploring the hill station town of Sapa , and visiting the villages where the tribes live. During your free time, you can enjoy your mountain chalet hotel, where guests can choose to eat fondue by the fire, swim, play tennis, and take mountain walks.
Upon returning to Hanoi, you’ll visit Halong Bay for a memorable adventure on one of the most beautiful bays of the World where you can enjoy kayaking and cave climbing. Don’t worry, you will still have time to relax and cruise this delightful bay, reveling in its tranquility as travelers escape the bustling tourist sights.
Farther south, Hue, the former Imperial capital that is a quiet city renowned for the magnificent architecture of its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, built under the Nguyen dynasty on the banks of the Perfume River. In the UNESCO-designated river town of Hoi An, you will tour centuries-old merchant houses and visit busy silk and fish markets.
We’ll then take you on to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. We’ll guide you through Chinatown, the ThienHau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville
Your adventure will end at Con Dao Island, one of Southeast Asia’s most untouched and breathtaking getaways. Like its fellow Six Senses properties, it’s more than just a luxury beach holiday. Six Senses Con Dao offers an outstanding range of spa journeys and wellness activities. There you can enjoy a moonlit dinner for two at the water’s edge, take a private cookery class in your own villa, hike in search of the local wildlife, stay up late to watch turtles nesting on the beach Or, simply lie back, relax and draw breath amidst the natural beauty of this Vietnamese paradise.
Unlike some other concept hotels, Six Senses Con Dao truly embraces its surroundings – each villa is built with materials from sustainable sources (mirroring the ethos of the brand), while providing the most breath-taking view of the island. From catamaran sailing to cookery, from diving to dining, Six Senses Con Dao is a cool hideaway for all ages, tastes and sensibilities.
Perhaps best of all, your touring time is flexible and your expert guide and driver at each destination will tailor each daysactivities to yourl interests, schedule, level of energy, and travel preferences.
After visiting Vietnam, you will come to treasure its charm, as well as the diversity of its culture, nature and adventure. Tours can be booked at the last minute and customized to suit individual interests and schedules.
- You choose your date of departure
- Private tour with English/French speaking guide
- Starting from Hanoi & ending in HCMC
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- All private transportation with guide
- Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- All In-tour flights as per itinerary.
- Experienced English speaking guide.
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets.
- Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
- Tissues and water on coach.
- Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter.
- Services charges and government tax.
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights & departure taxes if any
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
- Other services not mentioned above