The wanderlust is strong but the backpacking days are over. Explore exciting and vibrant Vietnam in luxury and comfort, travel by seaplane to Halong Bay, discuss modern Vietnamese art with an expert guide, watch the sun set over Saigon's skyline from the deck of a private speedboat - no rucksacks here.
- Try Tai Chi overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi
- Fly over Halong Bay before joining a luxury two-day cruise
- Cook Cao Lau dumples in Hoi An
- Relax on the beach in your private pool villa
- Time with expert guides, giving a personal insight into Vietnamese culture
Northern cities and Emerald Bays
This ultimate Vietnamese journey begins in Hanoi with an eclectic two days visiting galleries showcasing Vietnamese art, local markets and restaurants while incorporating the classic and essential sites such as the Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s old Quarter and the One Pillar Pagoda. There will be insightful stops for coffee and street food, Tai Chi by the lake and finishing the day with some local drinks, all the while staying in the colonial comfort of the Metrople Hotel. Moving out of the city, travel by seaplane to Halong, landing on this fabled bay before joining a small luxury junk for two days exploring the inlets and rocky outcrops found in its emerald waters.
Hue, Hoi An and beach
Return to Hanoi, again by seaplane before travelling in business class to the imperial city of Hue. Private boat to the Thien Mu Pagoda, picnic lunch on the banks of the Perfume River, wander through the peaceful citadel, damaged during the 1968 Tet Offensive - all highlights of Hue. Hoi An is reached over the dramatic Hai Van Pass and via the Museum of Cham Sculpture and to the fabulous Nam Hai Hotel, just 10 minutes outside this charming UNESCO town. With private walking tours, bespoke cooking lessons and a chance to have some clothes made, Hoi An is a highlight of Vietnam. Complete this part of the journey with a few days at the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in a pool villa.
Ho Chi Minh or Saigon
Finishing off with the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh, a heady mix of new and old with skyscrapers and pagodas rubbing shoulders, street vendors and stylish new restaurants serving their take on steaming bowls of noodles and shop at Binh Tay Market after a morning coffee in China Town.
This trip takes in the very best of Vietnam in true style, adding in the hidden gems of a country bursting with colour, atmosphere and history, both old and new.
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