Over View: Premium Vietnam 8 Days
On a Premium journey, spend eight days in Vietnam discovering the wonders and traditions of this perennially beautiful and historically significant country. Participate in intriguing local encounters as your guide reveals the heart of this varied corner of Asia. Get lost in Hanoi’s districts, cruise past the limestone karsts of Halong Bay, discover the old-world charm of Hoi An, and navigate Ho Chi Minh City’s twisting alleys and turbulent traffic. Your voyage across Vietnam will surprise, delight, and excite you at every turn, with an unrivaled mix of culture, cuisine, and history.
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- Price: 195 USD per person / day
- Group size: Minimum 2 people
Highlights : Premium Vietnam 8 Days
- Explore Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with your local guide, who will help you discover the lively mix of influences ranging from the French to Asian traders, settlers, and indigenous peoples.
Enjoy an included lunch at Hanoi’s KOTO café, a social enterprise organization dedicated to teaching young people vocational and hospitality skills.
Enjoy your Premium Feature Stay — an overnight cruise in Halong Bay on a boat as lovely as the scenery. Enjoy a candle-lit meal on the deck while admiring the beautiful views.
This Exclusive Experience will not be forgotten – sit down to a soul-stirring Hat Xam performance, an art form dating back over 700 years to the Tran Dynasty.
- In Hoi An, see a centuries-old pottery village. You’ll learn about this historic artform and meet the craftspeople who keep traditional techniques alive during this Exclusive Experience.
- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
- Hanoi – Welcome Dinner
- Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
- Hanoi – Hat Xam performance
- Halong Bay – Tai Chi
- Hanoi – Temple of Literature
- Hanoi – Koto Restaurant lunch
- Hanoi – One Pillar Pagoda
- Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh, Stilt House and Museum
- Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
- Hoi An – Pottery Village Experience
- Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
- Ho Chi Minh City – Reunification Palace
- Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
- Ho Chi Minh City – Notre Dame Cathedral
Detailed Itinerary: Premium Vietnam 8 Days
Day 1: Hanoi
Congratulations! Welcome to Hanoi, the dynamic capital city of Vietnam. When you arrive at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Your experience starts at 6 p.m. with a welcome gathering where you’ll meet your tour leader and fellow travelers. If you arrive early, Hanoi has a plethora of fascinating experiences to offer. Explore the city’s colorful old area and its delightful jumble of shops and cafés, or visit the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, which displays ancient to contemporary Vietnamese art. Join your leader and small group for a welcome supper this evening in a wonderfully furnished restaurant resembling an old-fashioned Vietnamese house. Dive into the wonderful world of Vietnamese food with your guide, who will expose you to a variety of classic dishes cooked with the finest local ingredients.
Day 2: Halong Bay
Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s great natural wonders. Board your evening’s Feature Stay lodging, a wonderfully lovely and authentically designed junk-style boat with modern comforts. Set sail in utter comfort as breathtaking views of scattered islands and towering limestone outcrops emerge before you. Explore the bay while eating a delicious seafood meal on board. Learn about the region’s intriguing geography and its significance to the Vietnamese people, visit Surprise Cave where your guide will point out interesting rock formations, and in the warmer months, pick between swimming at Ti Top Island Beach and taking an optional kayaking tour. Sit back with a drink on the upper deck and gaze out at the inspiring scenery that will live on in your memory of Vietnam. Take in the breathtaking scenery with a candlelit seafood meal on deck before snuggling in for a night of stargazing and story-telling.
Day 3: Hanoi
Begin your day with a tranquil breakfast and possibly some Tai Chi on the boat before returning to Hanoi. This afternoon, you’ll get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a soul-stirring traditional Hat Xam performance. Hat Xam is a Northern Vietnamese art form that dates back to the Tran Dynasty. Originally performed by blind actors, it was enjoyed by local working-class audiences until the late 1950s, when communists declared all art forms to be corrupting influences. These performances are becoming increasingly rare nowadays, but you and your company will be brought to a private club house and treated to an exclusive performance in one of the few settings where musicians still sing acoustically. The performance lasts approximately 90 minutes and may include contact with attendees, so be prepared to participate!
Day 4: Hoi An
On a half-day tour with your guide this morning, you’ll get to know Hanoi’s beauties. Discover a captivating city where old and modern coexist as your guide discusses the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, and the former residence of Vietnam’s most renowned revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh. Today’s lunch will be extra special since you’ll be visiting the amazing KOTO café, a social enterprise that provides hospitality training and experience while empowering at-risk and disadvantaged kids in Vietnam – not to mention a delicious menu crafted with locally sourced ingredients. You’ll leave Hanoi this afternoon and fly south to Danang. Drive on to Hoi An, taking in the lovely scenery along the route. Arrive in Hoi An late in the afternoon and settle into your boutique hotel. The remainder of the day is yours; perhaps take advantage of your hotel’s fantastic pool.
Day 5: Hoi An
Set out on a tour of Hoi An’s Old Town, where you’ll discover a fusion of traditional treasures and cultural influences from ancient traders. As you stroll the pagoda-lined alleys, see a Chinese assembly hall, cross the Japanese Covered Bridge, enter the ornately painted historic house of a former trader, and visit a local museum, your guide will discuss the city’s history. Hoi An was originally a major ceramic trading port, and centuries-old pottery villages still exist today. This afternoon, visit the Thanh Ha Pottery Village, which dates back to the 16th century and is one of Vietnam’s oldest pottery communities. Pay a visit to the home of an artist couple. They were formerly the only artisans in the village, both in their 90s, and have passed down old techniques and customs. Continue your village travels by meeting descendants of the artisan couple and learning how traditional artifacts are manufactured. Finally, settle down with a cup of tea and possibly try out your own painting abilities on a traditional pottery mask. Return to Hoi An for a relaxing evening.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City
The morning is free for you to enjoy more of delightful Hoi An and the surrounding area. Perhaps browse the market for silk and other materials or collect any garments that you might have had crafted by the efficient tailors, or hire a bicycle and ride along the lanes and out to a nice nearby beach. Your leader will have great recommendations for places to eat and drink. In the afternoon, transfer back to Danang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Check into your hotel and enjoy a free evening – the bustling food stalls at Cho Ben Thanh market might beckon you over with the sweet and savoury aromas of pho and bun mam. Delicious!
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City
Exit the city and visit the neighboring Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast underground network constructed by the Viet Minh and later enlarged by the Viet Cong. Enter a widened stretch of the tunnels with your guide, who will help you visualize life underground and explain how the tunnels included hospitals, lodging, and schools, as well as being utilized for refuge, storage, and as a military camp for the Viet Cong. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of the vibrant metropolis where daily life unfolds on the streets. Before seeing the War Remnants Museum, your guide will take you to the Reunification Palace, previously the Presidential Palace and the site of South Vietnam’s surrender in 1975. Spend some time with your other travelers in the evening and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Your leader will be aware of several excellent possibilities.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City
This morning’s adventure comes to an end after breakfast. If you want to stay more time in Ho Chi Minh City, we can arrange additional accommodations for you (subject to availability).
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