The rich culture of Vietnam will enchant and delight you on this family-friendly journey through the north and south highlights. The unimaginable beauty of Ha Long Bay shimmers an emerald color against the rising limestone islands. At the same time, the playful puppet theater brings laughter and legends to light. The palm-fringed riverbanks along the Mekong Delta are picturesque, an image from a storybook. At the same time, the energetic cities of Hanoi and Saigon have encapsulated their diverse pasts and connected present, ready for you to explore and create everlasting family memories. This 7-day luxury tour of Vietnam will help you to enjoy a fun-filled holiday.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Hanoi airport, who will transfer you to a luxury hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. The scent of ginger root and coriander fills the street. View the skyscrapers, luxury apartments, pagoda, and temples seen in the distance. Then, experience the many shows that feature the celebrated legend of Hoan Kiem Lake and the giant tortoise, showing you an imaginative world of myth, history, tradition, and the modern city's connection to its roots.
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to see the large stone structure of the final resting place of the historic leader of Vietnam. Soak in the structure that is commanding against the surrounding open sky. View the grounds beyond the main square that lend more of an auspicious ambiance to the city. In the evening, enjoy La Verticale, a delicious restaurant where Western and Asian cuisine meets in harmonious fusion, creating delicious dishes such as a delicate sea bass cooked in sweet pineapple stock and salt flowers. Return to the hotel.
Your guide will drive you in a private vehicle to the countryside to arrive at Ha Long Bay. Soak in the wonder of the bay that comes from the natural beauty of towering limestone karsts, the pure turquoise water, and over 1,600 islands and islets. One of the greatest ways to experience the bay is by stepping aboard a classic Chinese Junk, such as the Indochina Sails. In the afternoon, bask along Soi Sim Beach, a small stretch of powdery sand surrounded by grand trees. In the evening, the ship will anchor in the beautiful seclusion of Luan Bo, giving a feeling of isolation from the world beyond.
Today, you will visit the Sung Sot Cave or the Surprise Grotto, located on Bo Hon Island. Once inside the large chamber, see that the walls rise over 90 feet high, smoothed and shaped by time and generating color after color. The second chamber carries shadows from the light reflecting off of the water outside, bringing the walls to life. When you come to the "Royal Garden," you find the deepest point of the cave. Experience the clear pond where birds and plants have made their home on clear, sunny days.
Meet your private guide at Saigon airport, who will transfer you to a luxury hotel. Set out for a tour of the city that is more modern and filled with a faster pace, along with locals in the traditional dress that go around on bicycles. Climb aboard the luxurious Cai Be Princess cruiser that begins to stream down the palm-fringed riverbanks. Continue downstream, where Cai Be Church watches over the water like an old friend. The bell tower can be seen peeking over the delta, and the boats docked on the homes climbing stilts. For a night packed with flavor,you can always enjoy a meal at The Deck Saigon.
After breakfast, stroll through the neighborhoods that make the streets grand, reaching back through its past to help push the city forward. The French colonial influence can be felt and is hinted at within the aroma of the air, often filled with the scent of rich coffee and fresh pastries. Then, visit Cholon, also known as Big Market and considered Saigon's Chinatown. Soak in the views of the vivacious Chinese architecture that stands at the gates surrounding the winding world within. Experience the crowds of Binh Tay Market, bringing the district's spices, textile colors, and original flavor. In the evening, board one of Bonsai Cruises' riverboats for a sensational affair of food and traditional dancing that carries you along the Saigon River beneath the shadows cast by the skyscrapers.
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.