Private luxury tours in Vietnam

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Luxury Vietnam Tours

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

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

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

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

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

Romantic Vietnam
(12 Days)
Hanoi, Hoi An, Amanoi & Vinh Hy Bay, Saigon

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

Hanoi & Halong Bay
(6 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay

Cultural Highlights of Vietnam
(15 Days)
Hanoi, Sapa, Hoi An, Hue, Saigon & Mekong

Multi-country Tours

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

Active Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia
(16 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

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

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

Mekong Experience
(17 Days)
Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Cruise, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Southeast Asia in Style
(20 Days/19 Nights)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

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

Journey Through Southeast Asia
(23 days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Journey Through Southeast Asia

(23 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

This is the ultimate private tour of Southeast Asia. It features private touring of spectacular cultural sites and accommodation at the top luxury resorts in the most interesting and evocative destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos.

Begin in 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 mid-century Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Visit interesting neighborhoods like Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown) and explore busy markets and temples. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or snack on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). If desired, browse 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, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional activities such as river boat rides, meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, philanthropic activities, art and design touring, an excursion to the Mekong Delta, private cooking classes and tasting tours, and more.

Continue 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, and enjoy a boat ride on the river. 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 visits to local villages, cooking lessons and farm visits, an excursion to the Cham ruins in My Son, biking through the countryside, or a silk lantern-making lesson at a Confucian temple. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort's beautiful architecture, spa and beach.

Next, visit Hanoi, Vietnam's fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring, visit the city's most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh's 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. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. If desired, also visit Hanoi's top museums, such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, meet a culinary expert to tour one of Hanoi's excellent markets and sample local street food specialties like bun cha (barbecued pork with noodles) and pho cuon (fresh herb and beef rolls). Also attend a performance of Hanoi's renowned water puppet show, or attend a performance at the landmark Hanoi Opera House.

Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore incredible Angkor, the wondrous ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. With your private guide, tour the most interesting parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone; Angkor Thom, an ancient capital filled with iconic sites such as the Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King; Ta Prohm, a temple being devoured by the jungle; and serene Preah Khan, a former monastery and school. Also visit Banteay Srei, a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pink sandstone, and other lesser-known temples. Additional special-interest activities can also be arranged, such as a cruise on Lake Tonle Sap, bike riding, Khmer cooking lessons, private yoga sessions, visits to orphanages and children's centers, Khmer dance performances, photography excursions, shopping, village tours or chartering a helicopter to remote jungle temples.

Spend the next two nights in Bangkok, the colorful capital of Thailand. With your own private guide, experience the most interesting parts of this fascinating city. Enjoy a private long-tail boat tour through the residential canals. Visit Bangkok's most important temples, and learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Explore markets overflowing with textiles, flowers, food and crafts. Tour small museums and interesting local neighborhoods. During leisure time, enjoy one of the world's leading spas, shop for exquisite Thai silk, and dine on some of Southeast Asia's best cuisine.

Next, fly to Yangon (Rangoon) in Burma. With your private guide, tour the city's highlights: the Shwedagon Pagoda, the reclining Buddha, the sprawling Bogyoke (Scott) Market, the National Museum, and neighborhoods that reflect Yangon's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi and indigenous influences.

Continue to unforgettable, awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples stretch from the Ayeyarwady River out across miles of arid plains. Tour the structures, built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was a major Buddhist center of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues. Also visit the town's best lacquerware workshops and explore local markets and villages. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can book a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises.

Next, fly to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town along the Mekong River in northern Laos. With your own expert guide and driver, experience the best of the town and surrounding region. Explore streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French-colonial architecture. Visit cultural attractions, including museums and important temples. Learn about Buddhism and its central role in Lao culture and society. Explore markets, visit hill tribe villages, meet silk weavers and contemporary textile designers, and take a memorable cruise on the Mekong, visiting craft villages and a cave filled with Buddhist statues.

Conclude your tour in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Stay at one of Asia's most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. Browse craft districts specializing in celadon ceramics, silver, teak furniture, paper umbrellas, and beautiful silk weavings. Visit a revered mountaintop temple and see monks collecting their morning alms. One day, take an excursion to an elephant sanctuary. Another day, enjoy a morning market visit and Thai cooking class. Other optional activities can be arranged, upon request, such as golfing, hiking, shopping excursions, family activities, in-depth Buddhist experiences, and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Saigon, Vietnam
Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Saigon
Full-day private city tour with option to include Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3 Saigon – Hoi An
Private transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Private arrival transfer to Hoi An resort for 3 nights, with touring en route
Day 4 Hoi An
Half-day private tour
Day 5 Hoi An – Hanoi
Private transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hanoi. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 6 Hanoi
Full-day private city tour. Evening water puppet or opera house performance
Day 7 Hanoi
Half-day flexible private culinary or cultural touring
Day 8 Hanoi – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Sunset private tour of ruins
Day 9 Siem Reap
Full-day private tour of temples and ruins
Day 10 Siem Reap
Private touring of more remote ruins or private cruise on Tonle Sap Lake
Day 11 Siem Reap – Bangkok
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 12 Bangkok
Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Day 13 Bangkok – Yangon, Burma
Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 14 Yangon – Bagan
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Full-day private tour. Afternoon private boat ride on Ayerwaddy River
Day 15 Bagan
Full-day private tour including option for excursion to Mt. Popa
Day 16 Bagan – Yangon
Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 17 Yangon – Bangkok – Luang Prabang, Laos
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Airport assistance to connecting flight to Luang Prabang. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private dinner and traditional welcome ceremony
Day 18 Luang Prabang
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Half-day private city tour
Day 19 Luang Prabang
Morning private cruise to villages and Buddhist caves
Day 20 Luang Prabang – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. VIP airport assistance through immigration and connecting flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 21 Chiang Mai
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour of town, temples and craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Day 22 Chiang Mai
Morning Thai cooking lesson and market tour
Day 23 Depart Chiang Mai
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok (flight not included). Airport assistance in Bangkok to connecting departure flight

Hotels
Saigon:

Park Hyatt Saigon

Hoi An: The Nam Hai
Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel
Siem Reap: Amansara
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Yangon: Governor's Residence or The Strand
Bagan: Aureum Palace
Luang Prabang: Amantaka
Chiang Mai: Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Cost
$23,540 Per person (double occupancy)