Private luxury tours in Vietnam

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Luxury Vietnam Tours

Introduction to Vietnam
(7 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi

Highlights of Vietnam
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Essence of Vietnam
(12 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Vietnam for Foodies
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Hanoi & Saigon
(7 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Saigon, Cu Chi

Vietnam for Families
(10 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Romantic Vietnam
(13 Days)
Saigon, Con Dao, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi

Best of Northern Vietnam
(9 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

Cultural Highlights of Vietnam
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Sapa, Hoi An, Saigon

Biking & Kayaking in Vietnam
(11 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, My Son, Saigon

Multi-country Tours

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
(10 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap

Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Siem Reap

Highlights of Vietnam & Laos
(13 Days)
Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Mekong Experience
(14 Days)
Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Mekong Delta, Saigon, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Hanoi

Journey Through Indochina
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap

Southeast Asia in Style
(21 Days)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Bangkok

Flavors of Southeast Asia
(16 Days)
Singapore, Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Highlights of Vietnam

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

This private luxury tour features the historic, cultural and culinary highlights of Vietnam.

Begin in Hanoi, Vietnam’s fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring with your expert local guide and private driver, visit the city’s most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Take an in-depth tour of Hanoi’s incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically dedicated to a specific trade or material, such as bamboo, silk and lacquer. 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. Also take a cyclo ride around Hoan Kiem Lake and explore leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. Other options include visiting museums such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, enjoy a street food tour to sample local flavors such as pho (noodle soup) and cha ca (spicy fried fish). One night, see Hanoi’s renowned water puppet show, or attend a performance at the landmark Hanoi Opera House.

Additional special interest touring can be arranged upon request, such as meetings with prominent artists and art gallery owners, biking through the nearby countryside, in-depth street food tours and other culinary tours, a visit to a local village filled with beautiful historic architecture, meetings with prominent historians, private meditation sessions in an ancient temple, and more.

Spend the next two nights in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Tour the Imperial Citadel, a large complex that includes the Forbidden Purple City, where the emperor and his family once lived. See the beautiful gardens and traditional architecture at the royal tombs along the Perfume River. Also visit colorful Dong Ba Market and, if desired, sample Hue's famed vegetarian and royal cuisine. Upon request, we can also arrange philanthropic experiences in the Hue region, as well as a visit to an ancient Buddhist pagoda to enjoy a vegetarian lunch with monks and learn about the monastic lifestyle in Hue.

Next, travel overland to Hoi An, an atmospheric port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a luxury beachfront resort, and experience the best of this centuries-old town during private touring. Visit the vibrant morning market, where stalls are piled high with fresh fish and produce. Explore the colorful 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. Also visit the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture, as well as the Marble Mountains, which contain Buddhist cave temples. Upon request, we can arrange additional activities in and near Hoi An, such as a visit to a village that specializes in making Hoi An’s colorful lanterns; a visit to a local farm to learn about Vietnamese food and ingredients; a cooking class focused on local specialties such as fresh spring rolls or cao lau noodles; an excursion to My Son, the ancient ruins of the once-powerful Cham civilization; biking through the countryside; and taking a sunset boat ride on the river. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort’s beautiful architecture, spa and beach.

End your trip in bustling Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam’s most dynamic city. With an expert private guide and driver, learn about the city’s history while touring French colonial-era landmarks, as well as the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Experience the best of Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown, including a local market and busy temples. Sample local culinary specialties and see daily life in vibrant markets overflowing with spices, flowers, clothing, housewares and more. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or dine on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). Another option is browsing the boutiques of Vietnamese designers and renowned art galleries and museums. 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. Upon request, we can also arrange activities such as meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, cyclo tours through backstreets, a private excursion to the Mekong Delta, and private cooking classes or culinary tours.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Hanoi

Fast-track airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Hanoi

Full-day private city tour. Evening water puppet or opera house performance

Day 3 Hanoi

Morning private market and street food tour. Afternoon flexible touring and shopping

Day 4 Hanoi - Hue

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 5 Hue

Full-day private tour

Day 6 Hue - Hoi An

Private transfer to Hoi An for 2 nights, with touring of Marble Mountains and Cham Museum en route

Day 7 Hoi An

Half-day private tour of Hoi An

Day 8 Hoi An - Saigon

Private transfer to airport for flight to Saigon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 9 Saigon

Full-day private city tour

Day 10 Saigon

Full-day private excursion to Mekong Delta or Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

Day 11 Depart Saigon
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Hotel
Hue: La Residence Hotel & Spa
Hoi An: The Nam Hai
Hanoi: Park Hyatt Saigon

Cost
$6,155 Per person (double occupancy)