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    Viet Nam - unlike any other countries in the region - is where you can have it all. If you are looking for a key to unlock secret histories, cuisines, culture, heritage or people, this is it- Coming to Viet Nam to get that key to explore and experience the real authentic Viet Nam.

    The journey brings you from the South to the Middle and the North of the “S” shaped country.

    In the South, you will visit the bustling Sai Gon and the floating Mekong Delta.

    In the Central Vietanm, take your time to explore the rich and diversified culture, romantic and pristine nature, colorful cuisine, and mysterious heritages of an ancient area including Da Nang, Hoi An, My Son and Hue.

    In the North, visit Ha Noi – the 1000-year -cultural capital and the world heritage Ha Long Bay recognized by the UNESCO.

    Let us make your trip in Vietnam an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.


    Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, you will be greeted and transferred by private car to your hotel. Relax at the city’s best spa before having dinner at one of the city’s best restaurants.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.


    DAY 02: HO CHI MINH (B, L, D)

    Explore the most bustling city of Viet Nam by visiting the Ernst Thalmann school on Tran Hung Dao street which marks the start of U.S intervention in Indochina. Go on through district 1 to the 300-year-old buildings at the end of Nguyen Hue street. The next destination is an unseen Hindu Temple before visiting the Reunification Palace; an interesting, eerie place where time seems to stop on 30th April, 1975. Le Duan Boulevard and its Post Office are also located in the neighborhood and are filled with interesting stories. Across the street is the magnificent ‘Our Lady’, the Notre Dame Cathedral where you have further concepts about the role of religion in Vietnamese Society. Visit Dong Khoi street where the iconic photographs of the helicopter lifting people out during the 'Fall of Sai Gon’ were taken. Visit a rare Cham Muslim mosque in Dong Du street and learn about the “Dong Du” movement- which the street is named after. Head for the downtown Sai Gon and hop on a ferry to float away with the wind and the river streams. Chinatown is in district 5 and is filled with interesting sights. Stroll around the vibrant markets and stores and then pay a visit to the colorful Cai Dai Temple and the Silversmith Guild Hall. After this, go to the Francis Xavier church, where the Ngo brothers hid out during a coup against them. Our last stop is at the Chinese Community Spirit House, dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, the goddess of sea travelers. Release birds here in a symbolic gesture which reflects one of the Spirit House instructions of 'Universal Salvation to All Creatures'. Have lunch at ‘Com Nieu Sai Gon’ and see waiters in their performance of throwing the clay rice pots around before serving.

    In the afternoon, on walking along Le Cong Kieu street (Antiques street), you will find a range of antiques both real and fake, as well as military items from the wars and even relics of French occupation. Then move to the Beaux Arts Museum, the home of various modern arts. Stroll around the galleries nearby where you can see local artists exhibiting their works.

    Dinner will be cooked by a host family at a private home in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City. This is a great way to learn more about the city. A friendly guide will escort you and willing to tell you more about typical lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

    The Cuu Long region, which can be translated as 'Nine Dragons', or as known by many as the Mekong Delta is a great place to discover more about Viet Nam. Amazing waterways hidden amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens, bustling floating markets that offer a cornucopia of items and acres of emerald rice fields are what makes this region so unique and unforgettable.

    Upon arrival in the Delta, board your boat - the ‘Song Xanh’, which is modeled on a traditional sampan; and explore small canals and tributaries of the area. Stop at Thien Hau Pagoda, also the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, the main character in Marguerite Dura’s’ Prix Concourt winning novel ‘The Lover’.

    Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Cao Dai Temple, which has magnificent, surreal murals covering its interior walls. In the evening, have dinner at a beautiful 19th century house.

    Overnight on board the Song Xanh.


    Visit Cai Rang Floating Market, watch traditional sights along the banks of the Mekong.

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, take a 30 minute drive to Hoi An, a 17th century trading port which has changed little over the years but still retains its original architecture and relaxing and peaceful feelings in this city .

    Walk around the old town center to its colorful market, past the houses which were originally home to merchants of this port town, and see its unique 400 year old Japanese Bridge. The old tiny shop houses around here sell a wide range of craft and handmade goods, including clothes at some of Asia’s best-value tailors.Don't forget to shop for silk lanterns and have your new suits tailored within 3 hours here.

    Overnight in Hoi An.
    DAY 05: HOI AN (B, L, D)

    After breakfast at hotel, spend your time with a local farming family to learn about their daily lifestyle and to discover the flavors of fresh Vietnamese cuisine.

    From the hotel, ride a bicycle along shady lanes passing by rice fields to Tra Que Village, observe farmers as they work on their organic herb gardens. Join them at making tam huu, a local delicacy before sitting down for a light, home - cooked meal including banh khoai, a specialty savory pancake wrapped in rice paper. At the end of the afternoon, return to Hoi An.

    Dinner this evening is at a romantic local restaurant whose creative combination of Vietnamese, Latin America and Japanese cuisine has made it a favourite for both locals and visitors alike.

    Overnight in Hoi An.
    DAY 06: HOI AN - HUE (B, L, D)

    After breakfast at hotel, drive to Hue, the former Imperial capital where ancient tombs and mausoleums commemorate the former glory of the city. See the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world at the Cham Museum, before heading down to the scenic fishing village of Lang Co via the Pass of Ocean Clouds.

    Next, explore the ruins of the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled 1200 years ago. You’ll then join Buddhist monks for lunch at a pagoda; a chance to learn more about Buddhism and their pure lifestyle in Viet Nam.

    The ‘royal cuisine’ of Hue is widely regarded as the best in the country. It originated during the time of the Nguyen Dynasty, where the royals had very particular taste and preferences for their meals.

    Dinner tonight is served at a private ‘garden house’ where you’ll get the chance to try this cuisine shaped by the rulers hundreds of years ago. Receive a traditional Vietnamese welcome and let the house hostess prepare a fabulous meal, which will be served in the private garden.

    Overnight in Hue.

    DAY 07: HUE (B, L)

    After an early breakfast, stroll to Dong Ba Market which is filled with fresh produces. We’ll have lunch at the boutique Pilgrimage Village Resort and pay a visit to the Hue Royal Fine Arts Museum, housed in the former Dien Lon An Royal Palace.

    Continue to Tu Duc’s Mausoleum which is used as a palace retreat by the Emperor before his death then on to the unique, European influenced tomb of Khai Dinh. Return to your hotel in the afternoon where the rest of your day is free at leisure.

    Optional alternative afternoon tour (in place of a visit to either Tu Duc or Khai Dinh Tombs): Explore beyond the tombs in a cyclo (a three-wheeled trickshaw) for a tour of the local part of Hue’s citadel and get the chance to see the daily life of the city’s inhabitants.

    Overnight in Hue.
    DAY 08: HUE - HA NOI (B, L, D)

    Transfer to the airport for a flight to Ha Noi. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel.

    Have lunch at a restored colonial villa before going on an insider’s tour of the Long Bien Bridge. This bridge was built in 1902 and designed by Sir Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower in France.

    In the afternoon, reach for one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Hanoi at West Lake, set in the Than Nhien causeway. We’ll also pay a visit to the nearby temple of Quan Thanh, a Taoist temple dating back to the Ly Dynasty.

    Dinner this evening is at one of Hanoi’s best restaurants.

    Overnight in Ha Noi.
    DAY 09: HA NOI (B, L)

    Take an early depart for a " real fresh ingredients" tour with an American chef and cuisine writer. Start with a breakfast of the celebrated beef and rice noodle soup - Pho. You will be told about the purposes of the tour today so that you can have an overview of the culinary life of Ha Noi.

    Continue to a local market to talk to some of the vendors who will help you in selecting anything you wish to buy.

    The next stop is for tea or coffee with the locals in the French Quarter. Drive on to Truc Bach Lake for Pho Cuon, a grilled beef and rice noodle roll. Your guide shops at the next market almost every day, and you’ll meet his regular suppliers and learn more about Ha Noi ingredients for their gastronomy.

    Have lunch at the special Bun Cha Chanh, run by two sisters who still use real wood to make the Bun Cha Chanh. It is open only for a few hours per day and always busy as it is a real local favorite. Last, we will visit a ‘Bia Hoi’ serving draft beer and snacks. These pub houses are sociable spots where you can meet locals and eat snacks as you chat with them or friends about any topics of your day. Your guide will also give you advice on other good places to dine in Ha Noi and elsewhere in the country.

    Overnight in Ha Noi.

    DAY 10: HA NOI - HA LONG BAY (B, L, D)

    Leave Ha Noi for an overnight boat trip to Halong Bay. Witness further the daily life of Vietnamese on your drive to the pier; where villagers work in their rice fields and plough them with the support of water buffaloes, while others cycle to market with their wares loaded wherever they can fit them on the bike.

    Arrive in Ha Long City in the late morning and board a traditional wooden junk for an overnight journey into the bay. Sail past a variety of rock formations whose names are taken according the resemblance to animals or hings (Sail, Dog, and Incense Pot), then weigh anchor as the sun sets over the bay and enjoy a relaxed dinner before settling down for the night.

    Overnight in Ha Long.
    DAY 11: HA LONG BAY - HA NOI (B)

    After breakfast on board, sail past gorgeous scenery and limestone rock formations to Ha Long City. At around 10am. enjoy a healthy brunch on board before disembarking. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred back to Hanoi, where the rest of your day is free for your own relaxation or more exploration.

    Overnight in Ha Noi.
    DAY 12: HA NOI - DUONG LAM - HA NOI (B, L, D)

    Leave early for a trip to the agricultural village of Duong Lam in the Northern River Delta; one of the few remaining ancient villages in Viet Nam. Visit 400- year- old houses and meet locals as you wander through narrow village alleyways and past tiny temples. Visit the hamlet of Mong Phu, whose original village entrance is the only one in the country to remain intact. Continue through alleys to see the old houses of the village made from laterite. Enjoy a local lunch at one of these 100- year- old homesteads.

    After lunch, continue to Mia Pagoda with its interesting array of 287 different statues, including the Buddha and the ‘Eight Vajra Deities’. Next, visit other two temples dedicated to the national heroes Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen. After this we’ll head to Tay Phuong Pagoda, which offers unique sculptures, beautiful architecture, and magnificent dragons and demons carved into the wooden roof. Drice back to Ha Noi. Have dinner at home of a true Hanoian whose Grandmother used to cook for the French elite in the 1930’s.

    Overnight in Ha Noi.

    DAY 13: HA NOI (B)

    Breakfast at hotel. Your private car and guide are at your disposal until your transfer to Ha Noi’s Noi Bai Airport for your onward flight.

    Tour Code: IBVIELUX801

    Tour Name: VIET NAM LUXURY

    Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights

    Departure Time:

    Departure Location: Ho chi Minh, Viet Nam.

    Language available: English


    • Accommodation at selected hotels.
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B for Breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner).
    • Transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle.
    • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Services as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
    • English or French speaking guide.
    • Additional meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • International and Domestic flight tickets.
    • Laundry wash, telephone calls and personal expenditures.
    • Tips, Travel insurance.

    ACCOMMODATION: Selected luxury hotels.

    • Prices are per person.
    • The currency is set to VND.

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