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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Vietnam: North to South


8 Days from $4,295

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Set out on an enriching, in-depth journey to Vietnam, visiting must-see sites that include the Cu Chi Tunnels in high-energy Ho Chi Minh City; Hanoi, known for its French colonial architecture; and tranquil Ha Long Bay, where you cruise overnight and partake in a Vietnamese cooking lesson.

A&K Advantages

Experience the best of Vietnam from north to south, including its major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the tranquility of central Vietnam

Enjoy an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wander the winding streets of Hoi An, observing local artisans' handicrafts firsthand

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

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE HANOI, VIETNAM
Day 2
HANOI | HO CHI MINH’S HOUSE
Day 3
HA LONG BAY | “DRAGON DESCENDING TO THE SEA”
Day 4
HOI AN | TIME TO UNWIND
Day 5
HOI AN | CHARMING OLD TOWN
Day 6
HO CHI MINH CITY | ENERGETIC URBAN ENVIRONS
Day 7
HO CHI MINH CITY | CHU CHI TUNNELS
Day 8
DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE HANOI, VIETNAM

Arrive in Hanoi, where you receive fast-track assistance through customs and immigration formalities before being met and transferred to your hotel.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Day 2
HANOI | HO CHI MINH’S HOUSE

This morning, pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s stilted house, located among banyan and milkweed trees. Continue to the iconic, lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To as thanks to the deity he believed helped his wife give birth to his son. See, too, the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam). Recognized as Hanoi’s first university, the temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 VND banknote. Proceed to the home of Mr. My, a former Vietnamese pilot who shares stories from his time during the Vietnam War, including the close friendship he developed with a U.S. pilot. After lunch at a local restaurant, pay a visit to the gatehouse-turned-museum at Hỏa Lò Prison, used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners and, later, by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. Next, travel by cyclo (rickshaw) through the bustling Old Quarter along its time-honored streets before returning to your hotel.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
HA LONG BAY | “DRAGON DESCENDING TO THE SEA”

Travel overland to Ha Long Bay (the “Dragon Descending to the Sea”), where you board your traditional wooden junk (boat). Relax over lunch and begin your passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Spend the afternoon discovering the bay’s treasures including fascinating caves, pristine beaches and picturesque floating villages. Back on board your vessel, join your chef for a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. Enjoy dinner and cocktails on board.

'Paradise Peak'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
HOI AN | TIME TO UNWIND

Rise early to tea, pastries and a tai chi class on the sun deck, watching the picturesque bay scroll by. Transfer back to Hanoi where you fly to Danang, and continue to your hotel in Hoi An. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
HOI AN | CHARMING OLD TOWN

Travel to Tra Que Village, where you visit a local home and sample juice made from freshly squeezed fruits, followed by a stroll through the village gardens where local farmers still use traditional farming techniques. You may even assist some farmers with their crop collection. Return to Hoi An this afternoon and set out on a walking tour. Visit the Old House of Tan Ky, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge.

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
HO CHI MINH CITY | ENERGETIC URBAN ENVIRONS

After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Park Hyatt Saigon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
HO CHI MINH CITY | CHU CHI TUNNELS

This morning, visit Cu Chi, a small community located northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, known for its network of deep tunnels that provided shelter and an effective source of infiltration for the Viet Cong during the later years of the Vietnam War. The tunnels, which reached hundreds of miles in total length, housed storage rooms, makeshift hospitals and sleeping quarters. Heavy bombing by U.S. forces did not halt movement through the tunnels, making this an unusually successful defense against the weaponry of the American troops. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch, followed by a city tour, seeing Reunification Hall, the Historical Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Park Hyatt Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY

Transfer to the airport and board your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Note: Touring on board the Paradise Peak is on a shared basis. Cruise itineraries are subject to change.

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

HANOI CULINARY ADVENTURE

Explore Hanoi’s culinary scene, sampling traditional dishes prepared by local vendors in the Old Quarter, food street at Dong Xuan market, and lakeside Truc Bach. Make one final stop to enjoy an Egg Cappuccino, a regional specialty no foodie should miss.

HOI AN CULINARY ADVENTURE

Enjoy a morning at The Market cooking school in Hoi An, learning about regional spices, herbs, grains, veggies and fruits. Tour a vast array of specialty food counters, observing live cooking demonstrations, trying your hand at local recipes, and sampling new flavors along the way.

HO CHI MINH CITY BY VESPA

Enjoy a night on the town and a culinary adventure as you explore Ho Chi Minh City from the back of an expertly driven Vespa. Buzz through neon-lit streets en route to lively District Four, where you experience local nightlife, cuisine and café culture rarely glimpsed by other travellers.

YEN DUC VILLAGE

Enjoy authentic local interactions with a cultural visit to Yen Duc, an idyllic riverside village. If time permits, visit Cảnh Huong Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist temple.

BEN TRE BY BOAT & BICYCLE

Explore tropical Ben Tre’s vast network of canals, village roads and bridges by sampan, rickshaw and bicycle, stopping to visit with a local family and a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.


Priced from $4,295

Internal air from $305 (Hanoi / Danang / Ho Chi Minh City)

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2018 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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