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Highlights of Vietnam with Halong BayVietnam

From £0 per person for 9 nights
Combine Vietnam’s must-see sights and buzzing cities with time to relax on the island paradise of Phu Quoc.


Vietnam has it all: glittering temples, unspoiled beaches, buzzing cities and UNESCO monuments. Take it all in on this exclusive private trip, which combines time in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh, before finishing up on the idyllic island of Phu Quoc. 

What makes this experience awesome:

  • Whizz through Hanoi by Soviet-era Minsk motorcycle
  • Fly by seaplane from Hanoi to Halong Bay, over-night on a traditional junk 
  • Explore the streets, temples and merchants’ houses of Hoi An
  • Visit the incredible Golden Bridge in Da Nang, with its huge stone hands
  • Drift the Coco River by bamboo boat
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City by Vespa
  • Speedboat to the Cu Chi tunnels 
  • Chill out on the beaches of Phu Quoc
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle

Indicative prices for Classic hotels - see real-time pricing for specific dates & alternative hotel classes

Month Typical Price (p/p)
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MAR£2735Call 0208 251 0425
APR£2735Call 0208 251 0425
MAY£2055Book now
JUN£2615Book now
JUL£2615Deposit now to secure flights
AUG£2615Deposit now to secure flights
SEP£2615Deposit now to secure flights
OCT£2785Low Deposit to secure flights
NOV£2785Low Deposit to secure flights
DEC£2785Low Deposit to secure flights




From Hanoi’s mesmerising sprawl to tranquil Ha Long Bay, this journey takes in the best of Vietnam’s varied sights. Start by exploring Hanoi’s streets on the back of a Soviet-era Minsk, taking in local delicacies, off-the-beaten track markets and, of course, all the main sites. The days that follow come as a complete contrast, as you cruise the misty waters of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay by traditional junk. Next stop is the beautiful city of Hoi An, a perfectly-preserved melange of temples and merchants’ houses set on the Coco river. 

Ha Long Bay at Night

After a trip to the surreal stunning Golden Bridge (held up by giant sculptures of hands), you’ll head onwards to Ho Chi Minh, exploring its sights and districts by Vespa before speed boating to the Cu Chi tunnels, once the hideout of the Viet Cong. Finally, make for the blissful beaches of Phu Quoc, a quintessential island paradise surrounded by calm, crystal-clear waters and an abundance of rare and unique marine life. Our hotels on Phu Quoc have been chosen for their idyllic seaside locations, lovely pools and excellent spas, so whether you want to relax on the beach, hike to a spectacular waterfall or get up close and personal with some green turtles, you’ll finish your trip feeling blissfully refreshed. 


Phu Quoc Sunset

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Day One: Arrive in Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi! Meet your driver and guide, who’ll take you to your hotel for check-in. Free evening to relax, get your bearings and have dinner or choose to take the optional tour by genuine wartime Jeep in the early evening (around 4pm), to take in Hanoi’s best-known sights including the Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ho Chi Minh Memorial. You’ll drive onwards to the Lotte Center Hanoi, a soaring skyscraper, where you can zoom up to the 66th floor for a drink and snacks at the Top of Hanoi bar and incredible sunset views over the city, finish 7pm. (for related costs see the Extras tab)

Overnight in Hanoi

We offer a variety of hotel classes to suit different budgets. You can choose the style that’s right for you.
Select from Classic, Premium or Deluxe when booking, and click hotel name below for more details.

Classic - Hanoi La Siesta

Premium - Silk Path Hanoi

Deluxe - Hotel de L'Opera

Meals included: No meals

Hanoi Pano

Day Two: Exploring the City

Get ready for an action-packed day in the Vietnamese capital, starting with a private trip of its must-sees sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Museum and One-Pillar Pagoda, the 1,000-year-old Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s oldest university) and leafy Van Mieu Park. After this, it’s time to take a less touristy approach to the city, as you’re whisked through its maze of narrow back streets and alleys riding pillion on a Soviet-era Minsk motorcycle (approx. 3 hours). Travelling through lesser-visited parts of the city you’ll taste street food, meet locals and see the strange and varied produce of the sprawling black market, before whizzing past the Mausoleum again, heading for West Lake. Come evening, experience the spectacle of modern Vietnamese theatre. 

Overnight in Hanoi

Classic - Hanoi La Siesta

Premium - Silk Path Hanoi

Deluxe - Hotel de L'Opera

Meals included: Breakfast; snacks

To be allowed to enter the mausoleum, you must cover your legs, stand in pairs in silence without crossing your arms, or putting your hands in your pockets. The Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday. Every year, the monument is closed between mid-September and mid-December for regular restoration and preservation of the presidential remains.  

Temple of Literature

Day Three: Halong Bay Seaplane and Cruise

Leave Hanoi by seaplane bound for the stunning UNESCO-listed Halong Bay.* You’ll combine your transfer with a scenic 45 minute flight high above the bay, admiring its 1,600-strong collection of rocky islets. Arriving at the nearby marina, you’ll transfer to a traditional junk and spend the day cruising past craggy limestone peaks, soaking up the magical atmosphere. You’ll be served lunch and dinner made from just-caught local seafood and, after admiring a stunning sunset, you’ll get the chance to try your hand at night fishing yourself. Spend your night aboard the junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle waves of the bay.

*Please note that the seaplane transfer is weather dependent. In the case of adverse conditions, the transfer will be by road. Your departure from Hanoi will either be at 9 or 10am. 

Overnight in Halong Bay 

Classic - Pelican

Premium - Indochina Sails Premium

Deluxe - Ha Long Jasmine

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Ha Long Sunset

Day Four: Onwards to Hoi An

Wake to an incredible sunrise over the water, then set out into the bay one last time. Your private road transfer to Hanoi airport (approx. 3 hours 30 minutes) heads through a shimmering sea of paddy fields, taking in the tranquil scenery of the Red River Delta on the way. From Hanoi, you’ll take a flight to Da Nang, where your driver will collect you and drive onwards to the wonderfully-preserved UNESCO town of Hoi An (40 minutes), where temples and merchant houses jostle on the riverbanks. You'll have a free evening to get your bearings and grab some dinner. 

Overnight in Hoi An

Classic - East West Villas (Harmony Villas)

Premium - Little Hoi An Boutique & Spa Hotel

Deluxe - Palm Garden Resort

Meals included: Breakfast

Hoi An Bridge

Day Five: Exploring by bike and boat

This morning you can stroll the stunning streets of Hoi An’s Old Town, taking in centuries-old houses and temples with your private guide. Afterwards, you’ll hop on a bike and head out through the countryside to Tra Que herb village, known for its aromatic herbs. Join the farmers as they work at picking and planting in its fields, then sit down to a delicious lunch of the village specialities. You’ll return to Hoi An in the early afternoon, with plenty of time to explore at leisure or relax on the beach. Just as the sun begins to set, set off on another adventure – travelling along the Coco River by traditional bamboo basket boat*. You’re heading for the blissful countryside setting of The Field restaurant, for a delicious dinner of freshly-caught fish, cooked in front of you as you sit on a bamboo raft on the river.

*Weather dependent

Overnight in Hoi An

Classic - East West Villas (Harmony Villa)

Premium - Little Hoi An Boutique & Spa Hotel

Deluxe - Palm Garden Resort

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Bamboo Boat

Day Six: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh

After a leisurely start, you’ll be transferred back to Da Nang Airport, ready for your next stop, Ho Chi Minh City. On the way, you’ll get to see the incredible Golden Bridge, a glimmering architectural feat that’s held up by gigantic stone hands and has incredible views over the Ba Na hills. After check-in at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh, you’ll whizz through the streets on an evening trip by Vespa (6-10pm). As a passenger, you’ll gain a unique view of District 4’s maze of alleys, stopping to snack on fresh seafood, before heading off again to the temples and pretty streets of District 3 and the better-known District 1. Enjoy a locals-only night out, with live music in a cafe well off the tourist trail, and finish up at a lively bar before being transferred back to your hotel for the night.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Classic - Nhat Ha 2

Premium - Grand Hotel Saigon

Deluxe - Hotel Des Arts Saigon

Meals included: Breakfast; street food

Saigon Tracks

Day Seven: Speedboats and Cu Chi Tunnels

Start the day in an exhilarating way, as you take a speedboat ride out of Ho Chi Minh. Watch the city segue to lush jungle over a breakfast of pastries, fruit and Vietnamese iced coffee. You’ll arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels before the tourist buses turn up, giving you time to explore this vast network of Viet Cong underground passageways (including kitchens, a firing range and much more) before they get crowded. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, before boarding the speedboat to return to Ho Chi Minh. A driver will pick you up from Tan Cang's pier and drop you at the airport, ready for your onward flight to Phu Quoc.

Overnight in Phu Quoc

Classic - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room)

Premium - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room)

Deluxe - La Veranda Resort (Deluxe Garden)

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Cu Chi Tunnels

 Days Eight & Nine: Time to Relax

Your next two days will be spent at your leisure. You could go snorkelling, explore the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, check out the night market at Duong Dong or simply lie on the beach and relax in the sun, it’s completely up to you. 

Overnight in Phu Quoc 

Classic - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room) 

Premium - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room) 

Deluxe - La Veranda Resort (Deluxe Garden)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Ten: Homeward Bound

After breakfast you can catch the last rays at the pool until it’s time to leave, when your hotel will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Ho Chi Minh City for your flight home (Check out 12pm).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overall meals included: 9 Breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 dinners

What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise
  • All internal transport and accommodation

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 251 0425 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Optional extras listed
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.

If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 251 0425


Your return flight to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh City is included in the experience price. Arrival flight to Hanoi or return flight from Ho Chi Minh are not included. 

Experience start point: Hanoi (HAN). Arrive anytime. Hotel check in 2pm. 

End point: Ho Chi Minh (SGN ). Hotel check out 12pm.

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Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Hanoi by night Jeep Tour

Hanoi by night Jeep Tour Optional Extra

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