Northern Culture & Island Paradise
Isolated for centuries from the rest of the country, Northern Vietnam is home to unspoilt landscapes of terraced rice fields, towering mountain ranges, hidden bays and beaches, and arguably the most impressive city in South-East Asia: Hanoi. This 10-night tour gives you the opportunity to experience Northern Vietnam’s treasure trove of cultural and natural wonders, together with the Southern island of Phu Quoc. Dive into the history and culture of Hanoi, Northern Vietnam’s 1000-year-old capital before journeying through the peaceful villages and majestic scenery of Sapa, gaining a deep insight into the region’s diverse ethnic groups. Sail through the emerald-green waters of Halong Bay, exploring its mystical sea-caves, and finish off with a 4-day trip to uncover Vietnam’s best-kept secret: Phu Quoc, an unspoilt island home to 20 paradisiacal beaches and a protected biosphere reserve!
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.
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.
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.
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.
COTTAGE VILLAGE PHU QUOC
Just a 5-minute walk from Ong Lang Beach, Cottage Village is a tropical haven teeming with lush greenery and a stunning outdoor pool. Standard rooms are open and spacious, decorated with beautiful wooden panelling and offering views of the surrounding tropical gardens. Rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a mini-bar, an ensuite bathroom and free WIFI. The hotel also comes equipped with a 24-hour desk, an on-site restaurant, and bike-hiring facilities. Cottage Village is 5 km away from Coco Dive Centre and Fish Sauce Factory, and 8 km away from Cau Temple. This is a great choice for travellers looking for a relaxing and intimate experience on Phu Quoc island.