The Best of Vietnam: 13 Nights to Explore the Hidden Gems of Southeast Asia

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  • Deposits from £300pp
  • 3 Nights Ho Chi Minh
  • 6 Nights Hoi An
  • 3 Nights Hanoi
  • 1 Night Halong Bay with Dora Cruise 
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The Best of Vietnam: 13 Nights to Explore the Hidden Gems of Southeast Asia

Embark on a captivating Vietnam Holiday Exploration where the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and delicious culinary delights await you. Our well-curated 13-night journey is not just a trip, it’s a life-changing experience that allows you to discover the best-hidden gems of Southeast Asia, exposing you to the captivating beauty and cultural charm Vietnam is renowned for.

Your exploration begins in the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, offering a myriad of experiences ranging from the historical War Remnants Museum, exquisite Notre Dame Cathedral to the lively Ben Thanh Market. The juxtaposition of the old and the new, tradition and modernity, is beautifully blended, creating an irresistible allure, making your Vietnamese Vacation Adventure even more fascinating.

Next, you’ll embark on your Hoi An Vacation Experience, immersing yourself in the old-world charm of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Traverse the traditional architecture of the Old Town, marvel at the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, and soak in the rich cultural heritage of Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall. During this leg of your Holiday in Hoi An Experience, you’ll also have a chance to relax on the pristine beaches and shop for unique souvenirs.

Your Hanoi and Halong Bay Tour will then transport you to the capital city, Hanoi, where you’ll delve into the city’s rich history, sample delicious street food and explore the vibrant Old Quarter. Your Hanoi to Halong Bay Journey continues as you set sail in the enchanting Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, experiencing the stunning limestone karsts and peaceful floating villages.

Comfortable accommodation enhances your experience, with stays in premium hotels like the Pullman Saigon Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the Hadana Boutique Resort in Hoi An, and the Hanoi Media Hotel in Hanoi. Each of these provides a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience, enhancing your Vietnam Exploration Holidays.

The pinnacle of your exploration is a breathtaking cruise aboard the Dora Cruise through Halong Bay, offering a blend of relaxation, adventure, and exquisite gastronomy. From kayaking in the serene Tra Bau area, participating in a cooking class to practicing Tai Chi on the sun deck, every detail of your Hanoi-Halong Bay Excursion is meticulously curated to ensure unforgettable moments.

In essence, our Vietnam Holidays Exploration is more than a trip; it’s a journey of discovery, adventure, and cultural immersion. It provides an intimate understanding of Vietnam’s scenic beauty and cultural richness that leaves an indelible mark on every traveller’s heart. By the end of this exploration, you’ll not only have experienced the best of Vietnam but also have stories to tell and memories to cherish forever.


Day 1 – 3: Ho Chi Minh City
– Accommodation: Pullman Saigon Centre
– Explore the vibrant city and its attractions like the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market.
– Dive into the street food culture of the city.
– Visit the bustling streets of Chinatown.

Day 4 – 9: Hoi An
– Accommodation: Hadana Boutique Resort Hoi An
– Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s charm, including the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Old Town, and Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall.
– Enjoy some relaxation time at the beach and explore the local markets for unique souvenirs.

Day 10: Hanoi
– Accommodation: Hanoi Media Hotel
– Tour the bustling city, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature, and the One Pillar Pagoda.
– Explore the lively streets of the Old Quarter and sample some of the city’s delicious street food.

Day 11: Halong Bay Cruise
– Accommodation: Dora Cruise
– Take a boat cruise through Halong Bay and see the stunning landscape of limestone karsts and islands.
– Experience kayaking, swimming, and fishing, or visit some of the floating villages.
– Participate in a cooking class and a sunset party on the cruise.

Day 12 – 13: Hanoi
– Accommodation: Hanoi Media Hotel
– Enjoy some free time to explore Hanoi further, perhaps by trying a water puppet show or a traditional cooking class.
– Taste the city’s famous Hanoi beer.
– Reflect on your journey and prepare for departure.

This itinerary offers a balanced combination of city exploration, relaxation, and cultural immersion that makes it a truly comprehensive Vietnamese Vacation Adventure.

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