VIETNAM SEA AND SAND: EXPLORE THE HIDDEN GEMS


14 Days
13 Nights
Hanoi | Ha Long Bay | Phu Yen | Saigon | Con Dao island
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Underrated by its neighbor’s beaches - Thailand, but 3,260 kilometers of Vietnamese coastline lies some of the best-hidden gems waiting to be discovered. This itinerary encapsulates the poetic highlights of Vietnam from North to South. Be in awe as you sail on gorgeous junk to see the spectacular limestone peaks in Halong Bay. Embark on a rowboat to find beautiful caves in Ninh Binh. Plunge into the chaos of the cities of Hanoi and Saigon to trace the history and good food. Lounge lazily by the untouched beaches of Phu Yen and Con Dao. This trip is all about relaxation, and enchanting sceneries, with authentic experiences for you to unfold.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1-2: Hanoi. Past and present. Old Quarter and street food.

Day 3-4: Halong Bay. Gaze at the enthralling scenery.

Day 5-8: Phu Yen. Crystal clear South China Sea.

Day 9-10: Saigon. Vibrant, energetic city.

Day 11-14: Life on Vietnam’s most secluded and pristine beach.

 


Vietnam is an incredible mixture of cultural diversity and natural highlights. The scenery on offer ranges from lush green paddy fields to winding mountain passes.

Capital: Hanoi Population: 97.47 million (2021) Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)

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DAY 1 Hanoi

Begin your journey at the bustling Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Your private guide will wait for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel for check in.

DAY 2 Hanoi

Today's highlightsJoin an iconic rickshaw ride through the busy Old Quarter

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in the Westlake area. Learn about Buddhism's role in Vietnam while wandering the 1,500-year-old Tran Quoc Pagoda and then, explore the Woman Museum - one of the best museums in Vietnam. After lunch, visit the infamous Hoa Lo Prison with painful memories of the Vietnam War. Join an iconic rickshaw ride through the busy Old Quarter. Finish your day with a food tour where you will sample many of Hanoi's delicacies and iced coffee.

DAY 3 Ha Long Bay

Today's highlightsVisit local village in Cat Ba Island

Hotel: Ylang Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head toward Tuan Chau Harbor to embark on the Ylang Cruise. Gaze at the lush emerald water, explore Cat Ba Island by bike, visit an isolated village in which its residents are self-sufficient by cultivating and fishing. Take part in a tea-tasting course on board then enjoy a sumptuous dinner with views of the captivating bay as the sun sets.

DAY 4 Ha Long Bay

Hotel: Ylang Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have breakfast while the junk sails towards the very southern tip of Cat Ba Island. Embark on a tender and visit an authentic fishing village. Take a leisure walk through the tropical island forest of Cat Ba National Park. In the afternoon, the junk will anchor at a secluded spot in the Lan Ha Bay where you will be free to enjoy water activities. Dinner with fresh seafood and local ingredients on board.

DAY 5 Phu Yen

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Start morning excursion to secluded Frog Lake and kayak through millennium-towering limestone formations. After a hearty breakfast, disembark and go back to Hanoi to board a flight to Quy Nhon. Reach Zannier Bai San Ho, a glamorous beach resort on the south-central coast of Vietnam. Free to relax at your own leisure.

DAY 6 Phu Yen

Today's highlightsRice paper- making village and salt farm

Meals: Breakfast

A drive along the lagoon will bring you right to the center of local life. Start the day with a visit to the bustling market for a chance to learn about produce and trading. Continue your cultural immersion by visiting a traditional healer’s house. Continue to meet a rice paper-making family, before stopping by to a traditional salt farm. Back to your hotel around noon and free at leisure for the balance of the day.

DAY 7 Phu Yen

Meals: Breakfast

Your free day at Zannier Bai San Ho resort, enjoy the complimentary activities or just laze around on the beach.

DAY 8 Phu Yen

Meals: Breakfast

Your free day at Zannier Bai San Ho resort, enjoy the complimentary activities or just laze around on the beach.

DAY 9 Saigon

Today's highlightsVespa night food tour

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave Phu Yen to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After checking in, get a feel of the city from the back seat of a Vespa. Zip through the city’s dazzling lights, noises, smells and stop sometimes in between to savor the delicacies. Visit a hidden cafe to enjoy some live music. Finish your night at a secret bar where you can drink and dance if you want to.

DAY 10 Saigon

Today's highlightsSaigon's iconic building and culture

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, let your experienced guide take you around the city’s highlights, including the Notre-Dame Cathedral that resembles Notre-Dame in Paris and the Independence Palace, a revolutionary relic in the Vietnam War. For your last stop, you can choose between the renowned War Remnants Museum, a must-visit for any visitor to Ho Chi Minh City and FITO Museum, a private museum that displays lovely collections of Vietnamese traditional medicine

DAY 11 Con Dao island

Meals: Breakfast

It’s about some quality time for relaxation. Catch a domestic flight to Con Dao Island, which stretches the sandy Vong Beach with the luxurious Chua Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.

DAY 12 Con Dao island

Meals: Breakfast

Your free day on the island to enjoy the tropical green nature surrounding you and the sandy beaches.

DAY 13 Con Dao island

Meals: Breakfast

Your free day on the island to enjoy the tropical green nature surrounding you and the sandy beaches.

DAY 14 Con Dao island

Meals: Breakfast

The time has now come to say goodbye. A private car with your guide will be waiting for you to transfer to the airport for the flight back to Ho Chi Minh City. From here, board your international flight back home.

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