Wanderlust Luxury Travel
Tour Active – 10 Nights / 11 days
Tour Active plus Recharge – 14 Nights / 15 Days
Tour Price Active Only – 10 Nights : $ 5950 per person Twin Share. $ 7950 single
Tour Price Active plus Recharge – 14 Nights : $ 6950 per person Twin Share. $ 8950 single
Tour Style: Luxury
Tour Dates: May 2017 FINAL DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Price Includes the following:
Ho Chi Minh (3 nights)
Luxury Boutique 5 Star Fully Escorted
3 Nights’ luxury accomodation at the iconic 4.5 Star Caravelle Saigon in a Deluxe room located in the centre of the fashion, entertainment district. Free Wifi. Breakfast daily.
Saigon Street Food Night Tour on Bikes or taxi option.
Cu Chi Tunnel Tour via Speedboat along the Saigon River – Includes Lunch Ben Thanh Night Market
Day Spa Half day
Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office and Saigon Cathedral of Notre Dame tour. Arrival and Departure group transport
The Wanderlust Luxury Travel Welcome Pack
Traditional Vietnamese Dinner at Nha Hang Ngon
VIP entry to Glow Rooftop Skybar
Hanoi (2 nights)
Economy Flight from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi
Arrival Transfer to hotel
2 nights’ luxury accomodation at the famous 5 star Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Deluxe room. Includes WiFi. Breakfast Daily.
Tour the Old Quarter, Lake Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh Square, Vietnam Women’s Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Water Puppet Theatre Show
Dinner at the Vietnamese Rooftop restaurant overlooking Lake Hoan Kiem.
Sapa Mountain Village (3 nights)
Limousine Transfer from Hanoi to Sapa (approx 5 hours)
2 Nights accomodation at 4 star Victoria Sapa Hotel. Free WiFi. Includes Breakfast & Lunch daily.
Guided tour to Lao Chai, Ta Van Village, Cat Cat, Sin Chai Waterfall
Traditional Vietnamese Market Tour.
Overnight Train to Hanoi
Halong Bay Cruise (2 nights)
Transfer from Hanoi Train Station to Halong Bay
2 Night cruise on the luxury Paradise Cruise on Halong Bay and surrounding areas
Luxury cabin with Ensuite
Halong Bay Seafood Lunch
Cruise past Hoa Cuong Fishing Village, Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Islands
Tour Luon Cave area in a traditional bamboo rowing boat.
Site Seeing includes – Lan Ha Bay, Cua Van Floating village, Tien Ong Cave, Titov Island. Vietnamese Dinners.
Sunrise Tai Chi Session on the deck
Visit Sung Sot Cave, hike up the 600 steps to the most impressive cave in Halong Bay.
On Board Spa Treatment.
Hoi An (4 nights) Recharge
Transfer from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi Airport.
Economy flight to Hoi An
3 Nights luxury accomodation at 5 star Sunrise Premium Beach Resort Hoi An. Deluxe Room with breakfast daily.
Fully escorted tailor experience at Yaly for custom clothing.
Walk the streets Behind the Canals.
Visit Japanese Bridge
Fishing Boat tour along the river.
Walk Hoi An Ancient town
Optional Cooking Class
Transfer To Danang Airport
Upon arrival into Ho Chi Minh International Airport, you will be met by your transfer at the airport after baggage and customs/immigration clearance.
Serena will be at the hotel to meet you and ensure that check-in is smooth!
The day or night is yours to settle in, refresh with your spa voucher and acclimatise to the Vietnamese heat.
This evening join everyone for Welcome drink in the bar.
After breakfast we take our walking history tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
Located right in the heart of the city, The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built around 1886 – 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel – a famous French architect and has become a significant symbol of the city, just like its opposite neighbour Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, which we will also visit. Diamond Plaza is also located in this district, so a well deserved spot of shopping here is a welcome break from the heat and architectural history tour.
After the walking tour we can head back to hotel to freshen up, relax by the pool or check into the spa for a treatment.
At Sunset it is time to head over to the famous chaotic Ben Thanh Markets, to sample a variety of local produce, ‘designer’ labels and footwear.
After the markets and a traditional light dinner we can enjoy a cocktail at Glow Rooftop Bar.
Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner
After breakfast we take an early history tour to Cu Chi Tunnels via speedboat along the famous Saigon River.
During the Vietnam War, Communist guerrilla troops dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels, including an extensive network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon. You can choose to crawl through the tunnels or follow the guide above ground. A traditional lunch on a floating pontoon on the river is provided before we head back to Ho Chi Minh on the luxury speedboat.
The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool, or take time out to use you day spa voucher.
At sunset we are collected either by Vespa (if you’re game) or taxi and taken to the back streets of Saigon for our Saigon Steer Food Tour.
A quick, fun and very tasty overview of Ho Chi Minh City’s best street food.
Get a glimpse of local life as you sample a range of dishes in a little neighbourhood that’s been serving cheap and cheerful street food for nearly 30 years.
During the tour, you’ll try everyday Vietnamese dishes, some with a little taste of France, some with a little taste of China. There’s even a little taste of Korea! We finish our eating adventures with Vietnamese dessert-in-a-glass.
This tour is designed to give you the confidence to go out and try street food on your own once you’re released back into the wilds of Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast we will be collected via luxury transfer and taken to the Ho Chi Minh Airport for our flight to Hanoi.
Luxury transfer from Hanoi Airport to our hotel.
Once settled in at the iconic 5 star Sofitel Legend Metropole, the afternoon is yours to relax by the pool or stroll the tree lined French Inspired streets and get acquainted with beautiful Hanoi.
Tonight we shall be inspired by a traditional sunset Water Puppet Theatre show.
The folkloric water puppet guilds and villages were established and respectfully remained and preserved until now.
The Vietnamese folkloric water puppetry includes: land puppetry and water puppetry.
After the theatre show we shall dine at one of Hanoi’s famous roof top Vietnamese Restaurants, overlooking beautiful Lake Hoan Kiem.
Meals Included : Breakfast, Dinner.
After breakfast we head out and take our guided tour to the famous Hi Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Womens Museum, walk around the Lake, and absorb the culture of the famous Hanoi Opera House in the Old Quarter.
Sampling the famous Vietnamese iced Coffee is a ‘must do’
Lunch today is casual and pulling up a stool with a local street vendor and dining on the traditional Vietnamese baguette, Banh Mi. The tasty crunchy roll with fresh herbs and meats is a refreshing treat.
The rest of the afternoon is yours to shop, or relax by the pool.
Dinner / Drinks tonight are your choice to do as you please.
Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, we head off to stunning mountain village of Sapa. (Luxury Coach)
The Queen of the Mountains, Sapa regally overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides. Welcome to the destination in northwest Vietnam, gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes.
Upon arrival, we will check in to The Victoria Hotel, high in the mountains and then you can enjoy a spa treatment of your choice, to refresh you from our journey.
Dinner tonight is down in the local town square.
A colourful town, full of history, you will be enchanted with the culture, the people and the vibrancy.
After dinner its back to hotel to wind down and prepare for tomorrow.
Meals Included : Breakfast, Dinner.
After breakfast we will be collected for our guided tour of the local villages, waterfalls and markets.
A full day of hiking Ta Phin Village, meeting the local villagers, seeing the homestay accomodation, and exploring this amazing town and nearby areas.
You will be captivated with lush rice terraces, the amazing views and the gentle villagers who live off the land. A truly spectacular day.
The afternoon and evening is yours to rest and relax.
Meals Included : Breakfast
After a breakfast in town, we will be taken to the local markets to partake in the culture that keeps this town buzzing. Produce, local handicrafts and fabrics aplenty. You will be tempted to buy the most amazing cloths and bags. The colour, smell and chaos will cement how amazing this part of the world is.
After lunch, we will drive to the nearby water falls and marvel at the beauty of the waterfall and nearby caves.
This evening we head back to the main town for dinner and then we board our overnight train. The Victoria Express, back to Hanoi.
Meals Included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.
Day Nine / Ten
After an early arrival into Hanoi, we will then be met by our transfer coach and driven to Halong Bay, to board a traditional Indochine vessel for our Halong Bay cruise.
Designed in the style of a traditional Vietnamese junk, it features a spa and sauna. A large sun terrace is available onboard. Free WiFi is available.
The Paradise Luxury Classic is the only ship in Halong Bay to offer royal banquets- don the robes of a dignitary and feast on a menu of delectable Vietnamese cuisine fit for a king. Relax on the sundeck, furnished with comfortable outdoor bed.
Between mealtimes and excursions take part in onboard activities, including cooking demonstrations and an introduction to Vietnam’s fascinating tea and cafe culture.
• Halong Bay Seafood Lunch
• Cruise past Hoa Cuong Fishing Village, Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Islands
• Tour Luon Cave area in a traditional bamboo rowing boat.
• Site Seeing includes – Lan Ha Bay, Cua Van Floating village, Tien Ong Cave, Titov Island. •Vietnamese Dinners.
• Sunrise Tai Chi Session on the deck
• Visit Sung Sot Cave, hike up the 600 steps to the most impressive cave in Halong Bay.
• Breakfast included.
• Cooking Class.
• On Board Spa Treatment.
Day Eleven The Relax Package Commences
Today we travel back to the Hanoi Airport, via luxury transfer and board our flight to Hoi An.
** Or if you are leaving us here you can board your next flight to your onward destination.
Upon arrival into Hoi An, we will be transferred via coach to the Luxury 5 star Sunrise Premium Beach Resort, located right on the beach in Hoi An.
The evening is yours to unwind and swim in the large pool or at the beautiful beach. Dinner tonight is located at the poolside bistro.
Breakfast at your leisure.
Relax by the pool. Lie on the sunbeds at the beach.
Today is all about unwinding and relaxing.
Got for a bike ride to the surrounding beaches, walk across the road from the hotel and have relaxing massage. Do a workout in the state of the art gym. The day is all yours to do as little or a much as you like.
At sunset we will head into Old Hoi An, to wander the streets, and admire the beautiful old town which seemingly has been frozen in time.
A bustling fishing village, it has old world charm and character of the French and Asian influence.
If you would like to visit our recommend tailor Yaly and have garments made, tonight is the night to do so.
We will dine locally in Old Hoi An tonight.
Meals Included : Breakfast, Dinner.
The morning is yours to do as you wish.
Late afternoon we will take traditional fishing boat along the river to Old Hoi An. We will go and collect any custom made clothes.
Walk over the famous Japanese Bridge, light a river candle and make a wish, then onto a local restaurant for our farewell dinner.
Then its back to hotel to pack and prepare for departure tomorrow.
Meals Included : Breakfast, Dinner.
Check out, say our goodbyes and begin the journey home or if you’re continuing on..to your next destination.
Not included in tour
International Airfares; Items of a personal nature; phone calls; passport; laundry; tips except for meals/beauty services included in the itinerary (beverage tips separate); personal transport; vaccinations; excess baggage; travel insurance.
Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary; beverages unless specifically described. Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but not included in the tour price.