Landscape of Vietnam Tour

Minh Mang Emperor Tomb in Hue Vietnam
Ancient Tomb in Hue
Terraced Rice Fields in Sapa Vietnam
Rice Terraces of Sapa
Halong Bay Landscape in Vietnam
Halong Bay
Hoi An By Night Vietnam
Hoi An
Central Market in Hoi An Vietnam
Central Market Place, Hue
Ho Chi Minh City With Statue of Ho Chi MInh in front of City Hall
Ho Chi Minh City

Combining vast verdant landscapes with vibrant metropolises, this narrow strip of land has heaps to offer travellers. Spanning 14 days, “Landscape of Vietnam” is an opportunity to delve deep into Vietnam’s history, culture, cuisine and natural world with visits to its top sights and hidden gems. Internal flights, sleeper trains and scenic drives mean you’ll cover plenty of ground with stops in the north, south and central regions of the country. You’ll be able to observe the distinct cultures and landscapes that make up this beautiful country and interact with its different ethnic groups through market trips, farm visits and more. The vibrant cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are packed full of historical and cultural sights while Halong Bay and Sapa are the perfect places to enjoy the majesty of nature. Villages in the northern highlands, such as Lao Chai and Ta Van, act as perfect jumping off points to discover life in rural Vietnam, whilst Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and the tunnel complex of Cu Chi will provide a deep insight into Vietnam’s rich history.

All your transfers are taken care of and you’ll have English-speaking tour guides to further enrich your experience.

As always, our tours can be tailor-made to your requirements. Talk to your travel consultant about adding extra excursions to your itinerary.

Your Vietnamese adventure begins! Your driver and guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in downtown Hanoi. Later in the afternoon you’ll explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo (Vietnamese rickshaw), and finish of the evening with a welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.
Explore Hanoi’s rich culture and history with a morning tour of the city’s most important sites and museums. After some shopping on Silk street (famous for its tailor-made silk stores), you’ll head to the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to witness the mesmerizing ancient tradition of water puppeteering. After dinner, you’ll board an overnight train for an exciting trip to Lao Cai.
Upon arrival in Lao Cai, you will be transferred to an colourful Sunday market, Bac Ha. After your market visit, you’ll journey to Sapa - Vietnam’s famous alpine town, where you can admire breathtaking views of the region’s rice terraces. After a picnic lunch at Sapa, you’ll visit the Lao Chai village of the Black Hmong minority and the Ta Van village of the Giay minority.
Trek up to Ham Rong Mountain and enjoy a unique dance performance by the region’s ethnic minorities. Visit the 100-m Silver Waterfall, hidden amongst the verdant pine forest, and later trek to Ta Phin village. After trying some local dishes over dinner, you’ll transfer back to Lao Cai and take an overnight train to Hanoi.
Your guide will take you to the spectacular Halong Bay, where you’ll cruise through the poetic landscape on a traditional Junk (sailing ship). Throughout the day you’ll explore the array of naturally formed islets and caves scattered across the seascape. In the evening, you’ll be served a fresh seafood dinner on the moonlit bay, with the option of either sleeping onboard overnight or staying at a hotel.
Wake up early to view the sunrise over the bay, and then visit the recently-discovered Surprise Grotto, as well as the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Cruise along to Bai Tu Long bay and enjoy another wonderful seafood lunch, before being transferred back to Hanoi. Once in Hanoi, you’ll fly to Hue from Noi Bai International Airport.
Explore the city of Hue, starting off with a visit to the impressive Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tombs. In the afternoon, you’ll be taken on a private tour of the sprawling grounds of the imperial city, comprising the Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. Take a boat cruise along the Perfume River and finish off with a visit to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, a 17th century seven-story temple.
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a picturesque journey to Hoi An. Venturing across the Hai Van mountain pass, you’ll stop for a glimpse of the panoramic view over Lang Co beach. Continuing your journey south, you’ll stop at the fascinating Cham museum in Da Nang, where you’ll be able to explore the Buddhist Shrines of the Marble Mountain Caves before arriving at your hotel in Hoi An.
Over your two days in Hoi An, take a stroll through the ancient streets of Hoi An, admiring the complex of 844 houses and temples, and exploring the colourful market on the right bank of the city’s river. You’ll have free time to experience Hoi An’s mouthwatering street food and pack in some extra shopping.
You’ll be transferred to Da Nang Airport, where you will take a one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After settling in at your hotel, you’ll take a morning city tour, where you’ll be able to admire some fine examples of French colonial architecture. In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to explore the History Museum, Reunification Palace, Criminal Museum, Big Market (Cho Lon) and Ben Thanh Market.
Embark on an excursion to the Mekong Delta, a breathtaking maze of canals, swamps and islands. You’ll visit Cai Be, a floating market where you can try exotic fruits. After an atmospheric lunch in a bonsai garden, you’ll be taken back to Ho Chi Minh City for a leisurely afternoon.
After breakfast, you’ll travel to Cu Chi, the heart of revolutionary guerrillas during the Vietnam War. You’ll be invited to crawl in safe areas of the tunnels followed by a visit to a shooting range where you can try out a number of assault rifles. You’ll then return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for some free leisure time.
Enjoy your free time at your hotel or some last-minute souvenir shopping on the last day of your trip. Your guide will meet you later to transfer you to the airport for your flight home (international flights not included).

HANOI GOLDEN HOLIDAY HOTEL

Located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the family-run Hanoi Golden Holiday Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from a number of important sites in the city. With its French-style architecture and superb service, Hanoi Golden Holiday is glamorous and luxurious, whilst maintaining an atmosphere of intimacy and homeliness. The hotel’s facilities include a café, dining room and restaurant, with exquisite Vietnamese cuisine on offer.

SAPA DRAGON HOTEL

Situated in the remote highlands of Sapa, the Sapa Dragon Hotel is a charming boutique chalet. The hotel is conveniently just a two-minute walk from the famous Holy Rosary church (built by the French in the early 20th century), as well as the foot of Ham Rong Mountain. The rooms in Sapa Dragon Hotel are modern and comfortable, equipped with a flat-screen TV, an ensuite bathroom, a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Complete with a beautiful terrace, a garden and a stone-hearth fireplace, Sapa Dragon Hotel promises a memorable stay in the Sapa region. 

ANNAM JUNK

The Annam Junk is a traditional Vietnamese ship, inspired by 14th-century wooden junks. Staying overnight aboard this exquisitely decorated vessel, you’ll be able to enjoy some spectacular views of Halong Bay as the sun rises and sets over its glistening waters. The ship houses a restaurant and bar serving fresh seafood dishes 18 hours a day. It also offers a beautiful terrace and 28 guestrooms. The Annam Junk’s deluxe cabins are each 10m2, fitted with panoramic windows, heated wooden wall panels, air-conditioning and a hot walk-in shower. A night aboard promises a truly unforgettable experience in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay.

SERENE PALACE HOTEL

Stylish and sleek, the brand new Serene Palace Hotel is centrally located in Hue – just a 5-minute walk from the Perfume River and a number of important attractions. The Hue Serene Palace promises lavish comforts and excellent service, with free WiFi, laundry services, room service, and money exchange. Serving breakfast daily at the Serene Palace Restaurant, guests can also request for their breakfast be delivered to their room. Rooms are spacious, elegantly decorated, and well-illuminated. Each room features air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a personal computer, a safe, and an ensuite bathroom.

GREEN RIVER BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Just a short walk from the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Green River Boutique Hotel sits on the Hoai River in the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, a spectacular spa, and a luxury bar & restaurant, the Green River Boutique is a truly exquisite hotel. Offering a choice between city views or river views, the Deluxe Rooms come equipped with a private balcony, as well as an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and bathtub. The interior design blends a tasteful combination of traditional and contemporary styles.

SONNET HOTEL

Just a stone’s through away from the Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Tanh Market and the War Remnants Museum, Sonnet Hotel has the ideal location for those looking to get to the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. A modern hotel, each room offers panoramic windows and a balcony with views of the city, as well as an ensuite bathroom and a flat-screen TV. Equipped with a restaurant, a café and free WiFi, Sonnet Hotel guarantees a comfortable stay in Vietnam’s most cosmopolitan metropolis. Conveniently, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

£1219

price from / per person

Private Tour

  • Duration: 13 nights
  • Leaving on: 24 April 2018
  • Hanoi, Lao Cai, Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Cu Chi
  • Private Tour
  • Price exclusive of international flights
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