Private luxury tours in Vietnam

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Luxury Vietnam Tours

Introduction to Vietnam
(7 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi

Highlights of Vietnam
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Essence of Vietnam
(12 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Vietnam for Foodies
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Romantic Vietnam
(13 Days)
Hanoi, Hoi An, Amanoi & Vinh Hy Bay, Saigon

Hanoi & Saigon
(7 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Saigon, Cu Chi

Vietnam for Families
(10 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Best of Northern Vietnam
(9 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

Cultural Highlights of Vietnam
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Sapa, Hoi An, Saigon

Biking & Kayaking in Vietnam
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, My Son, Saigon

Multi-country Tours

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
(10 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap

Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Siem Reap

Highlights of Vietnam & Laos
(13 Days)
Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Mekong Experience
(17 Days)
Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Cruise, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Journey Through Indochina
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap

Southeast Asia in Style
(21 Days)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Bangkok

Flavors of Southeast Asia
(16 Days)
Singapore, Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Mekong Experience

(17 Days)
Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Cruise, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

This comprehensive tour of Vietnam and Cambodia features ancient ruins and impressive landscapes, bustling cities and historic towns, and rural life along the Mekong River while aboard a luxurious expedition cruise.

Begin in Hanoi, Vietnam’s fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring with your expert local guide and private driver, visit the city’s most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh 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. Also take a cyclo ride around Hoan Kiem Lake and explore leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. Other options include visiting museums such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, enjoy a street food tour to sample local flavors such as pho (noodle soup) and cha ca (spicy fried fish).

Additional special interest touring can be arranged upon request, such as meetings with prominent artists and art gallery owners, biking through the nearby countryside, in-depth street food tours and other culinary tours, a visit to a local village filled with beautiful historic architecture, meetings with prominent historians, private meditation sessions in an ancient temple, and more.

Next, travel to 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. Also visit the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture, as well as the Marble Mountains, which contain Buddhist cave temples. Depending on your interests, also enjoy additional activities in and near Hoi An, such as a visit to a village that specializes in making Hoi An’s colorful lanterns; a visit to a local farm to learn about Vietnamese food and ingredients; a cooking class focused on local specialties such as fresh spring rolls or cao lau noodles; an excursion to My Son, the ancient ruins of the once-powerful Cham civilization; biking through the countryside; and taking a sunset boat ride on the river. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort’s beautiful architecture, spa and beach.

Spend the next two nights in 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 Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Experience the best of Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown, including a local market and busy temples. Sample local culinary specialties and see daily life in vibrant markets overflowing with spices, flowers, clothing, housewares and more. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or dine on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). Another option is browsing 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, we can also arrange activities such as meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, cyclo tours through backstreets, and private cooking classes or culinary tours.

Next, embark on a four-night luxury expedition cruise up the Mekong River and choose from a variety of excursions led by expert guides. During the day, you will have opportunities to visit local Mekong villages and explore vibrant floating markets, lush fruit orchards and other aspects of life on the river. Observe rare wildlife along the waterways, enjoy gourmet meals created by one of Southeast Asia’s top chefs. Admire charming colonial architecture, visit remote Buddhist monasteries and Hindu ruins, and learn about traditional weaving techniques and craftsmanship from local artisans. If desired, enjoy biking along the riverbanks of traditional villages, or board a sampan boat to explore narrow waterways, floating villages and forests.

Disembark the cruise in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Stay at the legendary Raffles Hotel Le Royal, a local landmark since 1927, and enjoy comprehensive private touring with a private guide and driver. Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and see incredible sights such as a Baccarat crystal Buddha and another made of gold and diamonds. At the National Museum, view the world’s premier collection of ancient Khmer sculpture and artifacts. Explore Phnom Penh’s markets, and perhaps shop for silver or silk and cotton textiles. If desired, learn about Cambodia’s more recent history during a visit to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. There will also be time to relax at vibrant cafes and perhaps stop for a drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club, a Phnom Penh institution.

Finish your tour in Siem Reap, Cambodia to explore incredible Angkor, the ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. With your private guide, tour the most interesting parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone; Angkor Thom, an ancient capital filled with iconic sites such as the Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King; Ta Prohm, a temple being devoured by the jungle; and serene Preah Khan, a former monastery and school. Also visit Banteay Srei, a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pink sandstone, and other lesser-known temples. One day, visit more remote temples or enjoy an excursion to Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake and an ecological wonder. Enjoy a boat cruise among the lake’s floating villages, markets and gardens. Also cruise through the flooded forest to learn about the Tonle Sap ecosystem and spot birds and other wildlife. If desired, enjoy special activities customized to your interests, such as riding bikes to temples and local villages, a private Khmer cooking class, visiting children's centers, touring local villages, photography excursions, visiting traditional Cambodian art centers, specialized shopping, private yoga, a helicopter ride to remote jungle temples, or attending traditional Khmer dance performances.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam
Fast-track airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Hanoi
Full-day private city tour. Evening water puppet or opera house performance
Day 3 Hanoi
Morning private market and street food tour. Afternoon flexible touring and shopping
Day 4 Hanoi – Hoi An
Private transfer to airport for flight to Hoi An. Private tour on arrival. Accommodation at resort for 2 nights
Day 5 Hoi An
Morning private tour, with option for village visit or cooking lesson
Day 6

Hoi An – Saigon
Private transfer to airport and flight to Saigon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 7 Saigon
Full-day private city tour or full-day private excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple
Day 8 Saigon – Mekong Cruise
Private transfer to Mekong cruise for 4 nights
Day 9-11 Mekong Cruise
Cruise-based excursions and activities
Day 12 Mekong Cruise – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Day 13 Phnom Penh
Full-day private city tour
Day 14

Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Sunset private tour of ruins

Day 15 Siem Reap
Private touring of temples and ruins with option to tour by bicycle
Day 16 Siem Reap
Private touring of more remote ruins and other local attractions or excursion to Tonle Sap Lake and floating villages
Day 17 Depart Siem Reap
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole
Hoi An: The Nam Hai
Saigon: Park Hyatt Saigon
Mekong: Aqua Mekong Cruise
Phnom Penh: Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Siem Reap: Amansara

Cost
$17,350 Per Person Cost (double occupancy)