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Holiday Sale Private Journeys

Holiday Sale: Vietnam Private Journey 2018


8 Days

Private Journey

Join a private, limited-edition journey and experience the best of Vietnam from colonial Hanoi in the north to bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the south, while also visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ha Long Bay and Hoi An.

A&K Advantages

Visit Ha Long Bay on an overnight cruise, taking in the dramatic scenery

Wander the streets of Hoi An, strolling through its colorful local markets

Embark on a thrilling Vespa ride to experience Ho Chi Minh City's vibrant nightlife and street food scene

Delve into Vietnam's recent history, descending into the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam
Day 2
Hanoi | Exploring the Capital
Day 3
Ha Long Bay | A Night on the Water
Day 4
Ha Long Bay | Among the Limestone Karsts
Day 5
Hoi An | Treasures of the Old Town
Day 6
Ho Chi Minh City | Heart of Vietnam
Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City | Nightlife Adventure
Day 8
Depart Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 1
Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam, where you enjoy fast-track service through visa and immigration formalities. Meet with your A&K representative, who escorts you to your hotel.

Hotel de l'Opera
Day 2
Hanoi | Exploring the Capital

After breakfast, set out for a day of exploring in Hanoi, beginning at Ho Chi Minh’s stilted house, where the legendary leader once lived. Visit One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, a Confucian temple otherwise known as the Temple of Literature. Recognized as Hanoi’s first university, the temple was built in the 11th century and is featured on the back of the 100,000 dong banknote. After lunch at a local restaurant, round out your day with a stop at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, Vietnam’s foremost art museum, showcasing artwork from every historical period of the country.

Hotel de l'Opera
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Ha Long Bay | A Night on the Water

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer with your guide to Ha Long Bay, a serene vision of majestic limestone karsts rising from still waters, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in the splendor aboard a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort, and enjoy a seafood lunch. In the afternoon, visit a floating village to see how locals live without solid land underfoot. Spend an unforgettable evening aboard your traditional boat, taking in the astounding views from the top deck as the sun sets over the bay

'Indochina Sails'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Ha Long Bay | Among the Limestone Karsts

Rise early for a tai chi lesson on deck as the sun rises. Disembark to explore a beautiful nearby limestone island and trek to its summit for panoramic views of the bay. Cruise back to port for your transfer to Hanoi and flight onward to Hoi An. On arrival, transfer to your boutique accommodations.

Hotel Royal Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Hoi An | Treasures of the Old Town

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day with a morning at leisure. Following lunch at a local restaurant, embark on a walking tour of Hoi An, a picturesque former seaport that has earned designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Hoi An Market, a hive of activity with colorful stalls full of produce that overflows out into the street. The locals favor the kumquat, peach and apricot trees that are sold here. Next, visit the Old House of Tan Ky, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. You can also visit a local farm where residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. Later, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River, which connects Hoi An with Cua Dai Beach, and catch a glimpse of life along the river.

Hotel Royal Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Ho Chi Minh City | Heart of Vietnam

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and the former seat of the French colonial government. Explore the many fascinating sites of the city, including Reunification Hall, once the Presidential Palace and the setting for the official transfer of power at the end of the Vietnam War. The War Remnants Museum illuminates the period with exhibits ranging from photographs to a U.S. Army helicopter. Make a brief photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, with its neo-Romanesque façade and two bell towers tipped with iron spires that reach a height of 190 feet, dominating the skyline. Here you will also have the opportunity to briefly visit the classic 19th-century French colonial Post Office.

Hôtel des Arts Saigon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City | Nightlife Adventure

This morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of hundreds of miles of tunnels that served as a key Viet Cong resource during the Vietnam War. You have the opportunity to explore short sections of the very tight tunnels. Following lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure before your extraordinary evening adventure. Part night excursion, part street-food adventure, this shared nighttime Ho Chi Minh City tour gives you a unique perspective of one of the most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia just as locals experience it. Stop for a cocktail at a buzzing café, followed by traditional Vietnamese snacks. Then, ride on the back of a Vespa scooter (steered by an experienced local driver) through Chinatown and into districts off the main tourist trail, stopping to enjoy local food and drink. Your tour culminates in a stop at a downtown bar for cocktails and live music.

Hôtel des Arts Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Depart Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Hanoi/Danang/Ho Chi Minh City ($285)

Solo traveller pricing available upon request. Contact A&K for details.

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Destination Information

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