Our classic Vietnam route has been designed specifically for those who want to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are complete with international flights, accommodation and all the tours listed below. You’ll be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts, whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will make your tour a memorable one.
Our Deluxe Collection Classical Vietnam Tour has been carefully crafted and carefully researched to bring you a range of unique experiences, many of which are exclusive to us.
Fly to Saigon for four nights.
Saigon has developed from a war-torn city into a thriving metropolis. The powerhouse is driving Vietnam into an ever-better future. Look at the main post this morning. the palace of reunification; and the harrowing war museum. Take a bike ride through the bustling streets of Chinatown before taking a walk through a traditional herbal medicine street and learning about herbs, spices and medicines. Later, climb to the sky deck of the Bitexco Tower to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset. Finally, on the bonsai cruise, gently drive down the Saigon River and enjoy the delicious cuisine while enjoying the view of the night. (B, L, D)
Sail through the palm-fringed canyons of the Mekong Delta in a traditional sampan, pass sleepy towns and take a break exploring markets full of fresh produce and innovative local industries. Visit a 19th-century house where coconut sweets and puffed rice are made before enjoying lunch at a colonial-style villa in a lush riverside garden. Return to Saigon and experience the cultural extravagance of the AO show taking place in the magnificent Saigon Opera House. (B, L, D)
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of a sophisticated network of excavations used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. For those who feel brave, you can try some of the tunnels yourself. Return to Saigon and visit a cricket farm en route. (B, L)
Transfer to the airport to fly to Nha Trang. This is Vietnam’s premier beach resort, a yellow strip of sand lapped by cool water and underlined by a laid-back urban center. This afternoon, explore the Po Nagar Cham Towers, which are still used for worship today. (B, L, D)
Spend the day cruising the clear waters and islands off the coast of Nha Trang Bay. There will be stopovers on the island of Mun and in a local fishing village, and you may have time to refresh yourself in the cool water. (B, L)
Fly to Danang and drive to the charming town of Hoi An. Hoi An, once an influential port on the Silk Road, is a rich blend of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles. (B, L, D)
Walk through the ancient streets this morning, visit Hoi An Market, Chua Ong Pagoda and the elaborate Japanese Covered Bridge before heading to Reaching Out Teahouse, a quiet place run by locals with hearing and speech disabilities Drink tea to enjoy the flavors of local produce. Enjoy cocktails and freshly prepared dishes as you explore Hoi An’s river culture on a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River. (B, L, D)
Enjoy a free day exploring, relaxing or taking a trip to the beach. (B)
Take the scenic Hai Van Pass to the Imperial City of Hue. Hue has long been considered a place of culture and learning and is dominated by its huge imperial citadel, which was the home of the emperors from 1802 to 1945. I will learn to create art with bamboo paper. (B, L, D)
Visit the extravagant royal tomb of Minh Mang, an emperor whose sovereignty is remembered for his rejection of French rule. Lunch consists of vegetarian dishes prepared by the nuns of the Lien Hoa Pagoda. Visit the village of Thanh Tien to learn about and create your own paper flowers before visiting the royal setting of Tha Om Garden House. (B, L)
Enjoy some free time this morning before flying to the airport to fly to Hanoi. Take a tour of the old town this afternoon and catch a glimpse of everyday life in the busy streets and alleyways. Relax later with a rejuvenating spa treatment. (B, L, D)
Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, recalls the days when Asia was the smartest, a mix of exotic and European elegance. Explore the Ho Chi Minh district and learn about the life of “Uncle Ho”. Visit the Revered Temple of Literature, the Humble Stilt House and the One Pillar Pagoda. Let us pamper you with a divine afternoon tea this afternoon. (B, L)
The thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay tower out of the calm depths of the emerald waters, creating a vision of beauty that is unlike anything else. Spend two nights cruising the karst peaks, take a break to explore mysterious caves, participate in cooking demonstrations, and get up early to catch spectacular sunrises and practice Tai Chi. (B, L, D)
Wake up to the beauty of Halong Bay one last time. Continue through the bay and return to the wharf for a brunch before boarding. Back in Hanoi, enjoy a performance of the famous water puppets, a centuries-old art developed by Red River Delta farmers. Meet a puppeteer and get to know the art of making detailed puppets. Sit down for a sumptuous farewell dinner this evening. (B, D)
Fly to Australia and arrive at home the same or the following day. (B)
The Trip Cost Includes
- Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
- Transportation to and from!!
- Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
- Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
- First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
- All the required permits and paperwork
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International Airfare
- Visa Charges
- Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
Frequently asked Questions
You can book as far as 24 months in advance, but please ensure you remember you have made the reservation. We will charge 20% of total rate is required upon the confirmation of services require full payment 60 days before departure.
You can expect to receive the invoice as a reminder well in advance of your trip.
We can only guarantee bookings made at least 3-working days (not including Sun & Public holidays) before the departure date.
You will be notified via an e-mail (within 24 hours after placing your order) and we will do our best to suggest or book an alternative similar hotel based on your preferences and our experience.