This ten-day private tour in Vietnam combines the county’s most exciting cities, beautiful scenery and charming towns for an excellent balance of cultural exploration and luxurious relaxation.
Begin in Hanoi, Vietnam’s fascinating capital and cultural center. Visit the city’s most famous historical attractions, such as the Hoa Lo Prison, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Explore the leafy backstreets lined with stunning French colonial buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. Discover Hanoi’s incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically named after the product it sells such as silk, bamboo and fish. Enjoy a street food tour and sample the best Vietnamese food with your own personal tour guide. While touring the narrow streets with your guide, learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its unique architecture.
Continue to the scenic Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a luxurious, traditional Vietnamese wooden boat. Cruise among fabulous limestone islands, explore a surprising cave, visit a floating village or go sea kayaking, dine on fresh seafood, and enjoy on-board activities such as squid fishing and tai chi at sunrise.
Next, fly to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient port town. Follow your private guide to the vibrant morning market, where fishermen are busy with baskets of fish. Take in the best of this centuries-old town while exploring colorful streets and visiting well-preserved historic temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge, the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture and walk through the narrow streets boasting the traditional architect that Hoi An is famous for.
Finally, fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the most dynamic city of Vietnam. Private touring with your guide and driver to learn about the city’s history while visiting the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Explore interesting neighborhoods in Cholon (Saigon’s Chinatown), visit the famous Jade Pagoda and Ben Thanh market. Drive to the famous the Cu Chi Tunnels to better understand the hideaway of Vietcong leaders during their resistance war against the American. After all, enjoy a ride on a Vespa scooter to experience the night life in Saigon and sample some delicious street food on the way.