Luxury Vietnam Beach Break
Begin in dynamic Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) with a comprehensive city tour that includes a cyclo ride, a visit to local markets, and a visit to a private home to learn about a typical Vietnamese meal. Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusually eclectic religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Daism, a unique fusion of world religions in Tay Ninh. Alternatively, spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta.
Next, fly to the resort town of Nha Trang to spend several days in a secluded private villa overlooking beautiful Ninh Van Bay at the Evason Hideaway Resort at Ana Mandara. Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views.
Continue to Hanoi, one of Asia’s most attractive cities. Ride in a cyclo through the French Quarter, and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a performance of the famous traditional water puppets. Tour the fascinating Old Quarter, packed with hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, bamboo cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and much more. Enjoy a tour led by a noted local historian and visit major Hanoi attractions such as Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and House on Stilts and the Temple of Literature. During leisure time, dine in converted French colonial villas, sample local culinary specialties, and explore Hanoi ‘s attractions according to the interests of your family members.
The final stop on your trip is a day trip to Halong Bay. This area boasts a spectacular natural environment with more than 3,000 tiny islands. You will have the option to swim or kayak in the beautiful clear water. Simply fun!
IncludedAccommondationAll Museum TicketsMealsPersonal GuideTransportation/CarTypical Souvenir
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival at Ho Chi Minh's Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
This morning you drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels - Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 3: HCMC Tour - Nha Trang (B/L)
From the morning you will enjoy the city tour unravels HCMC ( former Saigon) 's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. This city tour includes The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Remnant War Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, Chinatown with ancient pagodas and temples, and bustling Binh Tay Market. Transfer to airport for a short flight to Nha Trang. You are greeted and transferred to hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 4: Nha Trang (B)
Free time at the resort. Overnight in Nha Trang.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Explore Nha Trang Bay & Island with Emperor Cruise – JOINED TOUR
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises.
Arrival at the port where you will be greeted by the Experiences Manager with a welcome drink. Introduction to Nha Trang Bay, the locals, the food, the culture, the emperor, safety precautions, and the Emperor Cruises Junk. Start cruising through the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay.
The first destination is Mieu Island for exploring the beautiful landscape by basket boat to head over to fish farms.
Welcome back to the mother boat, to enjoy a fresh coconut fruit.
Continue to cruise past the Tam, Mot, and Mun Islands in Nha Trang Bay. Your destination is Bai Cau in Dam Bay Lagoon, near the famous diving Mun Island site where you can opt for some scuba diving (additional charge).
You arrive at our Emperor Cruises’ Secret Beach in Bai Cauwhere you can either go snorkeling or swimming, fishing, trekking, kayaking in either a normal or glass-bottomed kayak joining floating bar or try a basket boat. Alternatively, just relax at our Mango Bar under the big tree, enjoying the stunning views of the Emperor Cruises’ sails against the clear blue waters of the bay.
After so much activity, you will surely be hungry. You will be served a sumptuous set lunch on board with local beers, soft drink, fine wine, or premium spirits as the boat anchors near Hon Tre Island with its tranquil lagoon and fish farms.
After lunch, guest can go sunbathing, swimming and kayaking/grass bottomed kayaking, trekking, trying basket boat on the private beach of Emperor Cruise before returning to Nha Trang.
Cruise back to Nha Trang Harbor passing Vung Ngan floating village and Vinpearl Island, before catching a glimpse of the Bao Dai Villas as we return to the mainland.
At the port, your Emperor Cruises Van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
From November to April or on windy days with big waves, the mother boat will anchor at Mot Island for those who want to go scuba diving. We use our speedboat to transfer you to Our Emperor’s Secret Beach in Dam Bay for beach time and water activities such as swimming, sunbathing and kayaking in the area before cruising back to Nha Trang Harbor.
The cruising itinerary is subject to change due to the weather. The tours' timetable could be revised earlier or later 30 minutes which are depended on the day's weather and water conditions. All customer will get the last confirmation of pick up time one day before the cruising date.
Day 5: Nha Trang (B)
Free time at the resort. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Hanoi (B)
Today you leave Nha Trang for Hanoi capital. Pick-up and transfer to Cam Ranh airport for flight to Ha Noi. After check-in hotel, you are transferred out for welcome dinner at a super restaurant in the French Quarter. In the evening enjoy the famous traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full-day tour takes you around Hanoi 's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilt House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, and the Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum.
Day 8: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
08:30: Your English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for transfer to Noi Bai airport to check in at the VIP lounge. 10:00: Board the seaplane for a 30-minute flight to Halong for a 15-minute flight over the unbelievable panorama below - Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 10:45: Land at Tuan Chau Marina and relax at Paradise Café. 12:15: Transfer to cruise ship 12:30: Welcome drink as you listen to cruise briefing, safety instructions and then check in to your cabin. Cruise program commences. 13:00 – 14:30: Special onboard lunch. 14:30 – 15:30: Explore Surprising Cave “Hang Sung Sot Cave”, one of the largest caves in Halong Bay. 16:00: Visit Ti Top Island – climb 470 steps to the peak of the island for a spectacular panoramic view or kayak and swim from one of the most beautiful beaches in Halong Bay. (Kayaking is additional $15 for 1-2 people) 17:30 – 19:00: Happy Hour in the bar with buy one, get one free on selected items. 18.00: Join cookery demonstration and discover the delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Make a spring roll yourself and learn how to toast rice wine the Vietnamese way. 18:30 – 19:00: Pre-dinner cocktail on the sundeck (with complimentary nuts and canapés). 19:30 – 21:00: Chef's special Set Dinner Menu 21:00 – 23:00: Evening activities – relax, enjoy Movie Night, play board games, go fishing or indulge yourself in the spa.
Day 9: Ha Long bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
6:30: Tai Chi session on the sundeck at dawn. 7:00 – 7:30: Coffee and tea with assorted home-made pastries. 7:30 – 8:15: Take in the charm and tranquillity of the lagoon at Luon Cave. Experience breathtaking views from a traditional bamboo boat. 8:15: International buffet breakfast 9:30: Check out from cabin 10:30: Arrive Tuan Chau Island. 11:15: Take the seaplane back to Hanoi The guide and car will pick you up at Noi Bai airport to transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi City Tour - Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for your onward flight.