Vietnam Signature Packages
Next, we fly to the resort town of Nha Trang and spend several days in a beachside resort overlooking the beautiful Nha Trang Bay at the Evason Hideaway Resort at Ana Mandara.
After this, we visit the charming town of Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and river town, crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. Nearby, see ancient sculptures in the Cham Museum, and tour the Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. The trip will finish in Hanoi to discover 1000 years of inspiring historical and cultural sites, before boarding a luxury cruise on Halong Bay.
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Day 1: Arrive HCMC (D)
Right after landing to Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will see our representative holding the signboard with your name on it to welcome you at the Immigration area, he/she will assist you with all immigration process and lead you to the luggage area
You will then move out and meet our tour guide waiting for you outside.
The comfortable car will transfer you to the town and check in at your hotel, you will have an afternoon private city tour of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). It is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam, with a population of 7 million people. Much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls, and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. Don't miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market, a fantastic place for bargains of every kind! The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled 'Requiem', which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts.
You will stay overnight after a busy and exciting day!
Day 2: Mekong Delta Excursion by Speedboat (B/L)
Enjoy a scenic speedboat trip through the Mekong Delta. Departing by boat from HCMC, you will explore areas of the Mekong Delta that few other tourists get to experience.
You’ll experience the old-world river life of the Mekong, and enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam as it trundles along a slow tempo, as it has done for centuries. Key cultural stops include a Cao Dai Temple, a riverside market, and a pagoda, as well as evocative farmlands and local pottery workshops.
Enjoy countless photo opportunities of the idyllic scenery and local people as you cruise past buffaloes ploughing the fields, fruit orchards, and rice paddies. Visit a family homestead, where you’ll be invited to enjoy fresh coconuts and fiery Mekong whiskey.
Your chef on the boat will prepare a traditional Mekong Delta lunch including fried elephant ear fish – a delicious specialty of the region!
This evening, you will gain insight into traditional southern Vietnamese culture at the ‘AO Show,’ which explores rural village life through a mix of live music, acrobatics, and dance. Settle in for the riveting 1-hour performance at the Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City. Contemporary numbers are interwoven with traditional folk songs to depict Vietnam’s urbanization.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3,: HCMC - Nha Trang Beach Holidays (B)
This morning you will take a flight to the resort town of Nha Trang to spend several days at Sixsenseresort overlooking beautiful Ninh Van Bay.
You can 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.
Free time at leisure after check-in resort.
Day 4. Nha Trang Visit by Luxury Emperor Cruise (B/L)
Today you will be Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises Junk.
Arrival at the port and welcome drinks accompanied by the Experience Manager.Introduction of Nha Trang Bay, the locals, the food, the culture, the emperor, safety precautions, and the Emperor Cruises Junk. Start cruising while watching the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay.
The cruise will 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).
Around 10h30 you will arrive at our Emperor Cruises’ Secret Beach in Bai Cauwhere you can either go snorkeling, swimming, fishing, walking, kayaking in either a normal or glass-bottomed kayak, 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, fine wine, or premium spirits as the boat anchors at Tam Island with its tranquil lagoon and fish farms.
The next destination of this afternoon is Mieu Island for a walking tour to visit the local fishing villages. Learn about the way of life away from the mainland and interact with the friendly locals while learning a little about the daily lives of the villagers. Spend a few minutes exploring the beautiful landscape by basket boat as you head over to fish farms.
You then transfer back to the mother by speedboat. Welcome back to the boat and enjoy a refreshing coconut milk, which is the specialty of the region. Cruise back to Nha Trang Harbor, 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.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5. Free time at leisure – Sunset Cocktails & Seafood Dinner on Emperor Cruises (B/D)
Today you have a totally free time at the resort, you can take some extra option of 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.
In the afternoon, you will take part in the wonderful Sunset Cocktails & Dinner on Luxury Emperor cruise:
Around 17h00 you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises Junk.
Arrival at the port and welcome drinks accompanied by the Experience Manager.Introduction of Nha Trang Bay, the locals, the food, the culture, the emperor, safety precautions, and the Emperor Cruises Junk. Start cruising while watching the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay at sunset.
Explore Nha Trang Bay at night while having cocktails & wines on the sundeck as you are entertained by musicians playing against the stunning backdrop of stars, the moon, and the city lights. Experience the gastronomical pleasure of enjoying a 5-course seafood dinner onboard while being serenaded and served by the Emperor Cruises team.
End your romantic dinner by having drinks or cocktails at the lounge or on the sundeck before heading back to Nha Trang Port and returning to the mainland where your transfers will be waiting to drive you back to your hotels.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)
This morning you will transfer to the airport and fly on Vietnam Airlines to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum where you can find out more about this ancient but advanced civilization.
After leaving Danang, you will make your way the short distance to the Marble Mountains, where there will be the opportunity to climb to the top and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. You will continue to the delightful town of Hoi An, approximately 30km away. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some time to explore Hoi An on foot. Hoi An is now one of five UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites in Vietnam. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Discover Hoi An – Country Side By Jeep & Beach BBQ (B,L)
Jump aboard our US Military jeep to depart your hotel via country lanes and villages in Hoi An. Relax, feel the wind in your hair and soak up the scenery as the locals tend their fields and livestock.
We explore an amazing village, home to 7 hectares of water coconut palm forest. These palms that grow in the waterways are unique and have a myriad of uses in Hoi An: from food right through to housing construction!
We continue our countryside journey, making our way to an ancient pagoda, a place for quiet reflection, listening to your heart, forgetting your troubles and enjoying the harmonious environment of this monastery.
Arriving at Hidden Beach, located mid-way between An Bang and Cua Dai beaches you will be greeted by your private butler and chef. Your chairs await, the BBQ is fired up and the wine is cold.
Your BBQ meal of prawns and squid is to be enjoyed by the water’s edge just meters from where it was caught the previous night. Go for a swim, a stroll or just sit back and watch the local fishermen go about their business.
With views of the Cham islands, Marble Mountain, Son Tra peninsula and Da Nang, you will soon discover why this has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.
The setting sun turns the sky into vibrant shades of red as it sets behind the mountains as you get back into the jeep for the return to your hotel.
Day 8. Hoi An Free time at leisure (B)
Today, you’re free to explore the Hoi An Ancient Town by visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge followed by a relax at a local pub, do some shopping or visit the local tailors who make quality clothes in a flash. Or you can take an option for a boat trip to Cu Lao Cham, visit its fishing villages and do some snorkeling, enjoy Vietnamese seafood lunch in Cham jungle restaurant.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi (B/-/D).
This morning you will transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi and have some free time.
You can ride a cyclo around the Old Quarter then go to dinner at a super restaurant in the French Quarter. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show before an overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi city tour (B/L)
The colonial capital city of 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 Stilts House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Old Quarter, which is a maze of 36 streets and craft guilds. Also on the tour are the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake (with “lovers street”, Thanh Nien), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's best museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum.
After a long day tour in Hanoi, you will enjoy a wonderful 30mins Foot massage for relaxing in a famous Spa in the Old Quarter.
You will stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Go to Halong Bay by seaplane – Overnight on Emperor Cruise (B/L/D)
This morning your English-speaking guide/driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you 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 – 11:00: Land at Tuan Chau Marina before being transferred directly to our Emperor Cruises dock and our team will welcome you to our lounge before boarding, assisted by our Experiences Manager. Cruise among the many beautiful islets (scenes from the film ‘Indochine’ were filmed here) through the wild beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay whose panoramas from the boat are unforgettable. An a la carte lunch will be served at our Royal Restaurant on the main deck. Savor delicious Vietnamese food while admiring the grace of the bay. Visit Vung Vieng fishing village, the famous pearl-growing village, to view the fishing tanks of the local people. You have time to observe the process of feeding pearl as well as learning a little about the life of the local people. Proceed to Vung Vieng floating village to board bamboo boats so the locals can row you around their village and oyster pearl farming plots. Return to the boat by speedboat. The cruise continues from the Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do (sleeping area), where you will enjoy the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax, indulge yourself and savor the peaceful atmosphere which can only be found out here among the islands. Choose from kayaking, just relaxing or taking afternoon tea and watching the sky color change as the sun sets. Enjoy wine tasting, attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (making spring rolls) in a truly stunning setting. Enjoy our a la carte 5-course menu for dinner on board as you experience the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night. Evening activities: enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage and Spa services or even go squid fishing. Overnight on board Emperor Cruises.
Day 12: Bai Tu Long Bay (B/L/D)
As seasoned travelers, you expect the best and want to experience locations that are off-the-beaten-track - but in comfort. A decision to spend a second night on board our elite Emperor Cruises boat will be one that you remember for eternity as the boat becomes a home from home. A more leisurely cruise will give you time to encounter locals and floating villages in little-visited areas where you will receive a warm welcome. Sail deeper into the bay and witness nature at its most spectacular, relax in secluded locations, take part in our water activities, have a BBQ on a wild beach and marvel at the night sky, free from light pollution, packed full with stars.
Completely a la carte, we can tailor make whatever you wish for with exclusive and personalized services with your own speedboat and butler.
Create your very own private adventure in Bai Tu Long Bay and Ha Long Bay. You choose!
Day 13: Halong Bay – Hanoi on road (Brunch)
Wake up to the gentle lapping of the water against the boat and as the first rays of the sun announce a new day. Before enjoying breakfast have cookies and tea and then try the tai chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises over Bai Tu Long Bay
Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave (Grass Cave, also known as Thien Canh Son). You can revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long bay from up high, as well as the glorious long white-sand beach of Hon Co Island. Afterward relax on the beach, go swimming in the crystal clear water and explore the cave. Return to the cruise by speedboat. Arrange the luggage and check out. Enjoy brunch on board while cruising back to the mainland. Arrive back at Emperor Cruises dock, Halong City for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 14: Departure (B)
There is no activity planned for today, so you are free to enjoy your free time souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.