(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Hanoi, Hoi An, Amanoi & Vinh Hy Bay, Saigon
This private tour of Vietnam features beautiful landscapes, luxury beach resorts, in-depth cultural touring, delicious food, great shopping and vibrant cities infused with colonial-era romance. It's ideal for travelers wanting a romantic getaway or a relaxing trip in Vietnam's most interesting and beautiful destinations.
Begin in Hanoi, Vietnam's fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring, visit the city's most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Take an in-depth tour of Hanoi's incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically dedicated to a specific trade or material, such as bamboo, silk and lacquer. While touring the narrow streets, learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its traditional architecture, and see how it has transformed into a fashionable district with cafes, art galleries and boutiques featuring the finest Vietnamese design and style. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. If desired, also visit Hanoi's top museums, such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, meet a culinary expert to tour one of Hanoi's excellent markets and sample local street food specialties like bun cha (barbecued pork with noodles) and pho cuon (fresh herb and beef rolls). Also attend a performance of Hanoi's renowned water puppet show, or attend a performance at the landmark Hanoi Opera House.
Next, visit Hoi An, an atmospheric port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a luxury beachfront resort, and experience the best of this centuries-old town during private touring. Visit the vibrant morning market, where stalls are piled high with fresh fish and produce. Explore the colorful backstreets, and tour well-preserved historic homes, temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge and other interesting attractions. Perhaps visit a local tailor for custom-made silk clothing, a Hoi An specialty, and enjoy a boat ride on the river. Also visit the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture, as well as the Marble Mountains, which contain Buddhist cave temples. Upon request, we can arrange additional activities in and near Hoi An, such as visits to local villages, cooking lessons and farm visits, an excursion to the Cham ruins in My Son, biking through the countryside, or a silk lantern-making lesson at a Confucian temple. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort's beautiful architecture, spa and beach.
Continue to the sandy beaches and blue waters of Vinh Hy Bay. Spend three nights at the exclusive Amanoi resort, nestled in the hills at the edge of Nui Chua National Park. While there, enjoy the serenity of your surroundings, relax by one of the many pools, explore the expansive grounds and admire the property's diverse flora and fauna, dine at the acclaimed restaurant, browse the library or spend some time enjoying the tranquility of the yoga pavilion and beautiful spa. Other activities include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing in the bay, hiking in the national park, or visiting neighboring fishing villages.
Finally, travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam's most dynamic city. With an expert private guide and driver, learn about the city's history while touring French colonial-era landmarks, as well as the mid-century Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Visit interesting neighborhoods like Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown) and explore busy markets and temples. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or snack on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). If desired, browse the boutiques of Vietnamese designers and renowned art galleries and museums. One day, take an excursion into the countryside to tour the Cu Chi Tunnels and observe a colorful religious ceremony at the Cao Dai Temple. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional activities such as river boat rides, meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, philanthropic activities, art and design touring, an excursion to the Mekong Delta, private cooking classes and tasting tours, and more.
Fast-track airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Morning private market and culinary tour
Hanoi – Hoi An
Private transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Private arrival transfer to Hoi An resort for 3 nights, with touring en route
Half-day private tour
Morning private tour of local villages
Hoi An – Amanoi & Vinh Hy Bay
Private transfer to Danang airport for flight to Nha Trang. Private arrival transfer to Amanoi for 3 nights
Amanoi & Vinh Hy Bay
Amanoi & Vinh Hy Bay
Vinh Hy Bay – Saigon
Private transfer to Nha Trang airport for flight to Saigon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour and evening street food tour
Full-day private city tour or excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple or to Mekong Delta
Private airport transfer
Sofitel Metropole Hotel
The Nam Hai
Vinh Hy Bay:
Park Hyatt Saigon
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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