This private tour is designed for travellers who have limited time in Vietnam. This week-long tour visits the most interesting cities of Saigon, Hoi An and Hanoi with stays in scenic, more rural central Vietnam. This tour can be easily reversed or combined with our private tours to other countries in Southeast Asia. All touring is private, with your own private guides and drivers. Accommodation is at the best luxury hotels.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 7-DAY VIETNAM TOUR OF ITS MOST INTERESTING CITIES.
Vietnam Experience Includes highlights of Vietnam, interesting cities and stay in a scenic, rural central Vietnam.
(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi
Begin in dynamic Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), the country’s bustling commercial centre. With your own expert guide and driver, experience the city's most interesting neighbourhoods, historic attractions, museums, art galleries and shops, markets, and excellent restaurants. View the Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Post Office, both magnificent sights from the French colonial period. Also the former Presidential Palace, the China town and the local markets. One day, take an excursion into the countryside to tour the Cu Chi Tunnels and observe a colorful religious ceremony at the Cao Dai Temple.
Continue to Hoi An, a World Heritage town that retains a distinct Chinese atmosphere with colourful historic homes, charming cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. With your private guide tour the Cham sculpture museum, the Marble Mountains and surrounding villages to discover the daily life of the local people and enjoy the stunning countryside scenes that will simply mesmerise you. In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise on the river.
Stay at a luxury beachfront resort, and experience the best of this centuries-old town during private touring by bike. Visit the vibrant morning market, where stalls are piled high with fresh fish and produce. Explore the colourful backstreets, and tour well-preserved historic homes, temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge and other interesting attractions. Perhaps visit a local tailor for custom-made silk clothing, a Hoi An specialty.
Conclude tour in Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. With your guide, ride cyclos around the lake to see the city's historic French colonial architecture. Visit ancient temples, the Museum of Ethnology and the fascinating Old Quarter with its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens and more. While touring the narrow streets, learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its traditional architecture, and see how it has transformed into a fashionable district with cafes, art galleries and boutiques featuring the finest Vietnamese design and style. One day, take a Vietnamese cooking class and learn to prepare delicious dishes and attend an evening Water Puppet Theatre performance.
Day 1 – Arrive
Saigon Fast-track airport assistance.
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Saigon Full-day private city tour or full-day private excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple.
Day 3 – Transfer
Hoi An Private transfer to airport for flight to Hoi An.
Private tour on arrival. Accommodation at resort for 2 nights.
Day 4 – Tour
Hoi An Morning private tour, with option for village visit or cooking lesson.
Day 5 – Transfer
Hanoi Private transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Afternoon private city tour.
Evening water puppet or opera house performance.
Day 6 – Tour
Hanoi Private full-day tour, including option for morning street food tour and afternoon excursion to local village.
Day 7 – Depart
Hanoi Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
Getting There There are few direct flights from Europe to Vietnam’s three main international airports – Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, but these are steadily increasing over the years. The majority of visitors take indirect flights routed through Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong. It can be cheaper if you fly to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore or regular international carriers and from there take one of the low-cost carriers to Vietnam. Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar are the two main domestic carriers. Fares are very reasonable and the frequencies of flights to main hubs are good.
When to go The high season in Vietnam is from November to March. Prices peak over the Christmas and New Year period, and if you don’t fancy crowds then it is best to avoid this busy time. During this period, it is warm and dry in the South but as you travel north of Nha Trang, it begins to get cooler.
From April or May to October, summer monsoon brings hot, humid weather except in the mountains up north. A slight break in monsoon during July and August makes it the second-high season in the South but violent and unpredictable typhoons can hit central and northern Vietnam. May, June and September are usually the quietest months.