Xin Chao Hanoi!
Hanoi is a capital city crammed with character. Motorbikes zip through tangled streets, food hawkers serve up steaming bowls of pho and fruit stalls spill onto shady boulevards. You’ll stay near the heart of the atmospheric Old Quarter and we’ll arrange a unique introduction to Hanoi and the Vietnamese language with a local guide who’ll double as your tutor. It’s a great way to get to know the city like a local.
Drift Between Limestone Peaks
A turquoise bay peppered with tropical outcrops, Bai Tu Long Bay is every bit as beautiful as neighbouring Halong, but with less crowds. Rich in stunning views, you’ll drift between emerald karst islets and laze on tiny beaches. You’ll stay aboard a traditional Chinese junk boat rocked to sleep by the rhythm of the water.
Classic Hoi An
Watch lanterns twinkle along the river and meet the local tailors in Hoi An, Vietnam’s most atmospheric town. A jumble of crumbling Chinese shop houses, artist studios and riverside restaurants, it’s crammed with charm. The pace is slow and the food is scrumptious. In recent years, Hoi An has become something of a national treasure with its day dreamy, timeless atmosphere.
During your stay you will help support a local not-for-profit organisation in Hoi An as well as learning some new skills. The Lifestart Foundation helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families become self-sufficient through vocational training and offers support to create a better life for themselves. You will take part in a class to learn how to make a traditional miniature lantern.
Discover Life by the Lake
Now for a rural escape into the Central Highlands to explore the lush landscapes and minority villages surrounding Lak Lake, the largest natural body of water in the area. Set on a hill overlooking the picturesque lake, your eco-friendly luxury tented accommodation awaits. Here it’s all about getting away from it all: trekking to hidden waterfalls, learning about local culture and taking a breather from the bustling city streets.
Scooting through Saigon
Scoot through Saigon on a vintage Vespa, searching for hidden street food hotspots. Zip through the backstreets after dark, sample the best traditional snacks in the city and listen to live music as you sip on Vietnamese coffee. It’s a night tour and foodie adventure rolled into one. After all, Ho Chi Minh is a city that comes alive as night falls. You’ll stay in a comfy hotel near the central market.
Sandy Beaches and Natural Springs
Sink your toes into powdery white sands on sleepy Phu Quoc Island. Sleeping in a cosy resort just steps from the beach, you can snooze in a hammock, take barefoot strolls and slow down to the lazy pace of island life. You’ll take a snorkelling tour to the tiny An Thoi islets, where you can float over coral-clad seabeds and watch clownish dart between the rocks.
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Upgrade this Itinerary
You’ll be upgraded at various destinations throughout this itinerary, if you choose to travel In Style. In Hanoi you’ll stay in a boutique hotel located towards the outskirts of the Old Quarter. Once you get to Hoi An, you’ll stay in a comfortable resort located on the river. Your time in Saigon will be made all the more comfortable as you’re hotel here has a roof top swimming pool where you can escape from the heat of the city. And finally, your comfortable resort on Phu Quoc Island will allow you to finish off your trip in real style.
Prices from: £ 1,865 - per person - In Style Option