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VIBRANT VIETNAM

Sample street food in Hanoi, cruise through Halong Bay and soak up the atmosphere of colonial Hoi An
Starts AtHanoi
Ends AtHoi An
Duration12 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtHanoi
Ends AtHoi An
Duration12 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Savour traditional street food, immerse yourself in rural village life and marvel at diverse tropical scenery on this action-packed journey through Vietnam. Starting in the capital, Hanoi, you’ll make the unforgettable trip to Mai Chau – a rural valley lined with paddies between forested mountains. After cruising through the dreamlike seascapes of Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship, continue south by overnight train to Hue, where the Imperial City offers a fascinating window into the country’s past. Wrap up your trip in Hoi An, soaking up the atmosphere of its lantern-lit streets and charming canals. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

Temple of Literature's Courtyard in Hanoi
Street in Hoi An
Street Food Stall Hoi An
Phuc Kien Assembly Hall of The Chinese from Fujian, Hoi An
Floating Houses at The Cua Van Floating Village, Halong Bay
Vietnamese Conical Hat Sells Roast Beef on A Street Market in Hoi An
Mai Chau, Little Village near Laos Border
Man Leads A Group of Tourists in A Tai Chi Class at Sunrise on The Upper Deck of A Cruise Ship

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Enjoy Vietnamese street food at a night market in Hanoi
  • 2
    Visit the picturesque Mai Chau Valley and experience the local culture
  • 3
    Sail through Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship
  • 4
    Swim, hike and take a tai chi class among spectacular seascapes
  • 5
    Discover the Imperial City of Hue and cruise along the Perfume River
  • 6
    Explore the eclectic architecture and canals of Hoi An
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Nine nights premium hotel accommodation
  • One night luxury cruise ship cabin
  • One night on a sleeper train
  • Private and local transport (including airport transfers)
  • 11 breakfasts, six lunches, four dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Return airport transfers
  • Hanoi street food tour
  • Hanoi walking tour
  • Mai Chau farm tour experience
  • Mai Chau walking tour
  • White Thai village visit
  • Bamboo weaving class
  • Halong and Ti Top Island cruise
  • Visit to Tung Sau pearl farm
  • Sung Sot cave visit
  • Tai chi class
  • Hue cyclo food tour
  • Hue market visit and cooking masterclass
  • Hue Citadel visit
  • Perfume River boat transfer
  • Royal tea ceremony
  • XQ Hand Embroidery Art Museum visit
  • Restorative Yin yoga session
  • Hoi An walking tour and sightseeing
  • Airport transfers from HAN, to DAD

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

        Accommodation

        La Siesta Classic Ma May (or similar)

        This luxury boutique hotel offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms in the heart of Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter. Sip a cold beer at the rooftop Moonlight Sky Bar and watch the sun go down with spectacular views of the city.

        Mai Chau Ecolodge (or similar)

        Sustainability is central to this rural hideaway surrounded by paddies, mountains and tropical forests. All 43 rooms were built using naturally sourced materials and are powered by renewable energy. Unwind by the pool or treat yourself to a massage at the spa.

        Paradise Elegance (or similar)

        This modern cruise boat is basically a floating boutique hotel. The cabins are vast, with full double beds, rich wood floors and balconies overlooking the water. There’s a rooftop sundeck with a plunge pool, a wood-panelled spa room, and a sumptuous piano lounge and bar.

        Overnight train

        See a different side to Vietnam as you pass along the rugged coastline on this 700km (435mi) southward journey by train. The sleeper cabins may not be the height of luxury (there are no showers), but it’s all part of the experience.

        Eldora Hotel (or similar)

        French colonial-style decor characterises this elegant boutique hotel in Hue. Inside, you’ll find lavish rooms, a large indoor swimming pool and a rooftop bar with panoramic city views. Enjoy a nightcap in the piano bar under glittering chandeliers.

        La Siesta Hoi An Resort and Spa (or similar)

        Two palm tree-flanked pools (one freshwater, one saltwater) are a highlight at this tranquil resort in Hoi An. Sunbathe on a private section of An Nang beach, before tucking into sizzling street food at the on-site Red Bean restaurant.

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com