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Vietnam Highlights

Tailor-Made Journey

The perfect combination of
tour and beach

Discover Vietnam’s finest highlights at a relaxed pace with stays in the captivating capital city of Hanoi, the charming UNESCO town of Hoi An, and the bustling and enigmatic Ho Chi Minh City. You will enjoy two overnight cruises in beautiful Halong Bay and the beguiling Mekong Delta region. Finish your tour on the stunning Phu Quoc Island with its exquisite powder white sand beaches. This itinerary is perfect for honeymooners and those celebrating a special event, wanting quality time and relaxation.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Those looking for history, colonial legacy and modern outlook can find it all in Vietnam’s buzzing...

    3 Days

  • Titop peak view halong bay vietnam

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

    A UNESCO Heritage Site filled with thousands of small islands rising from turquoise waters

    1 Day

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An, Vietnam

    A charming town with a sense of history in its pretty streets and narrow canals.

    3 Days

  • spring ho chi minh city vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    A vibrant city with a fascinating history and food culture

    1 Day

  • Mekong River Daily Life vietnam

    Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    The Mekong Delta’s main attraction is its colorful river life

    1 Day

  • islands phu quoc vietnam

    Phu Quoc, Vietnam

    A stunning island with beautiful white sand beaches

    3 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Vietnam Highlights

14 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Hanoi

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Hanoi

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi make your way to the arrivals area where your guide will be waiting for you with a “Links Travel & Tours” sign for easy identification.  They will arrange your transfer to the hotel where you should check-in.  This evening, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Hanoi’s excellent restaurants.

  • Meals included: Dinner
DAY 3 Hanoi City Tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you and your city tour will begin. The first stop is the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university built in the 11th century.  Explore the city’s Old Quarter by electric car, allowing you to discover this fascinating area at a leisurely pace. Then enjoy a tasty lunch at an authentic Hanoi restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Hanoi to Halong Bay

After breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and board the Bhaya Classic cruise vessel and be welcomed with a cocktail. Lunch will be served while your boat meanders along the waterways towards the Surprise Cave on Bo Hon Island. This stunning natural cavern is filled with stalagmites and stalactites lit by coloured lights positioned to enhance the chamber’s impressive features. The next stop is Titov Island for a refreshing dip or exhilarating hike. In the early evening, there is the opportunity to join a cooking demonstration on the sundeck to learn more about the local cuisine, then after a delicious dinner, you could join the crew for a spot of squid fishing.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 5 Halong Bay to Hanoi

Rise early to marvel at the picturesque sunrise and perhaps join an early morning Tai Chi session on deck. At breakfast, the boat weighs anchor to cruise towards the Dark and Bright Cave, where the tributaries flow under the mountain and can be explored by kayak. After a leisurely brunch served onboard, the vessel makes its way back to harbour. Disembark at Tuan Chau Island and return to Hanoi for an evening at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch
DAY 6 Hanoi to Hoi An

Breakfast is followed by an early flight to Danan and onward transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Explore the ancient streets of the city, lined with Chinese traders’ homes and wooden houses renovated as restaurants, cafés, and local artisan workshops. Uncover the beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge, a unique fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture. In the evening dine at one of Hoi An’s best restaurants where European and Vietnamese cuisines are fused to create delectable dishes to delight your tastebuds.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 7 Hoi An

After breakfast, set off for Tra Que, a charming village on the rural outskirts of Hoi An. Here the villagers will show you how they harvest and prepare fresh vegetables, which you will use to cook a variety of tasty Vietnamese dishes for your lunch. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 Hoi An

Today you have free time to explore Hoi An at your own pace, perhaps explore the old town, or hire a bicycle and make your way to the beach for a day of swimming and relaxing.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel and check-in. There will be time to rest before embarking on the Saigon After Dark Tour. Part night excursion, part street food adventure, the first stop is Café Zoom where you can “watch the world go by” whilst enjoying a cocktail and appetiser before continuing to a favourite local eating spot. Experience the nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City the way locals do, from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. The tour starts with a ride to Chinatown and will then head through the busy streets and alleys so you can see the local nightlife. Continue to the downtown area to Banh Xeo, then onwards to a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop to enjoy a taste of Vietnamese live music with the locals.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta

In the morning transfer to the Mekong Delta and board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel. After a refreshing welcome drink, lunch will be served and the boat starts its journey. Sit back and admire the remarkable scenery as you make your way across the delta. In the afternoon there is a guided leisurely stroll through the fruit orchards or rice fields to a local village where you can meet the friendly locals and taste the regional produce. Return to your boat and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent watery landscape of the Mekong River before a delicious dinner is served.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 11 Cai Rang Floating Market to Can Tho and on to Phu Quoc Island

Set off for an early morning sunrise cruise, and watch the countryside start its day. After breakfast, board a sampan boat and set off to Cai Rang floating market, the rivers busiest market. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables, and skillfully handcrafted regional products. You may also tour some of the local sweet making cooperatives, or sail through the watery landscapes to see the remarkable stilt houses. Leaving the market, return to shore where a private car and guide transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc. This ‘undiscovered’ island paradise with warm clear waters and long stretches of sandy beaches is the ideal ‘get-away-from-it-all’ location. Perhaps treat yourselves to an evening candlelight dinner on the beach (payable locally).

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 12 Phu Quoc Island

A full day free at leisure to relax on the white sand beach, or maybe snorkel and dive among the stunning coral reefs.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 13 Phu Quoc Island

Another day at leisure to relax, or maybe view the island from above on a trip on the cable car to Hom Thom Island.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 14 Fly to UK

The morning is at leisure before checking out and transferring to Phu Quoc Airport for the flight back to Ho Chi Minh City and onwards to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Cycling Hoi An vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam: Cycling Around Hoi An

    Cycle around Hoi An and the local countryside to see the locals' daily life in the green rice field, villages and craft workshops.

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  • Hoi An Central Market vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam & Cambodia: Cookery Demonstrations and Classes

    Cooking classes can be arranged in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam: Pottery and Train Experience, Hanoi

    Take your place at the potter's wheel and make your own piece of art to take home.

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  • halong bay seaplane 4 vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam: Sea Plane to Halong Bay

    Fly-over the scenic Halong Bay. A fantastic way to see the dramatic islands and limestone peaks of the bay.

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Sample Accommodation

La Belle Vie Hotel, Hanoi

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Bhaya Classic Cruise, Halong Bay

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La Residencia, Hoi An

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EdenStar Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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Mekong Eyes Cruise

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Long Beach Resort, Phu Quoc

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What's included:
  • International and domestic flights
  • 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as specified
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
  • Personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

Price from £2,999
Single room supplement £699

(Prices are for minimum 2 passengers, sole passenger prices on request)
Land only from £2,299
(excluding international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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