- Enjoy a café sua da with the locals at the birds’ club at Tao Dan Park
- Learn to make Pho at the famous Red Bridge Cooking School
- Enjoy an introduction to Vietnamese calligraphy
- Enjoy a spiritual discussion with Buddhist monks in Hue
- See the wonderful Halong Bay in a five~star luxury junkItinerary:Days 01: Hanoi
On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you will be met at the airport by your Reserve tour leader and transferred to your hotel. The day is at your leisure to explore this beautiful city or to relax at the hotel after your flight. In the evening, meet your travel companions for dinner at Cau Go, the most exciting new addition to Hanoi’s food scene. Hotel de l'Opera HanoiDay 02: Hanoi
Start the day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. Visit One Pillar Pagoda, continue on to picturesque West Lake and the Temple of Literature before stopping for lunch at Madame Hein’s ~ a Hanoi institution. Spend the afternoon wandering the city’s Old Quarter. Hotel de l'Opera HanoiDay 03: Hanoi ~ Halong Bay
Enjoy breakfast at KOTO, a restaurant dedicated to training underprivileged youth in hospitality. Travel to Halong Bay and board the luxurious Jasmine Junk. Sail past thousands of limestone karsts, visit a local fishing village and sip an evening cocktail as the sun sets. Jasmine JunkDay 04: Halong Bay
After breakfast, transfer to a day-trip boat and cruise through the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming in the cool, emerald water, bask on quiet beaches and explore the tunnels and caves of the karst formations.
Jasmine JunkDay 05: Halong Bay - Hue
Return to Hanoi this afternoon for your flight to the ancient capital of Hue. Enjoy an evening walking tour along the banks of the river, before dining at Y Thao Garden. La Résidence Hôtel & SpaDay 06: Hue
Spend your morning visiting the UNESCO listed Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. Travel along the Perfume River by boat to Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb. Stop for lunch at a local pagoda and hold discourse with a local monk about Buddhism.
La Résidence Hotel & SpaDay 07: Hue ~ Hoi An
Travel to Hoi An. This fascinating town is a destination with two faces ~ the old-world trading port of narrow streets, and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of white sand. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre and visit the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Anantara Hoi An ResortDay 08: Hoi An
This morning will be spent at your leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy a private cooking class at Morning Glory. Use fragrant herbs from the restaurant’s own garden, fish fresh from the sea, and seasonal produce from local growers. For dinner, feast on the fruits of your labour. Anantara Hoi An ResortDay 09: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
Take a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and transfer to the Villa Song. Dine with locals at a restaurant renowned for its pho then enjoy a unique tour of the city’s architecture and religious practices. Villa SongDay 10: Mekong Delta
Cruise the Mekong Delta on your private sampan. Explore the colourful floating markets, watch on as locals make regional specialties and feast on a picnic lunch on An Binh Island. Enjoy a final dinner together at a local gem, Cuc Gach Quan. Villa SongDay 11: Ho Chi Minh Cit
Get the most out of your last day in Vietnam with an early morning tour of Ho Chi Minh City. The first stop is Tao Dan Park, where locals practise their morning Tai Chi, aerobics and badminton. Then continue to the local wet market and watch shoppers haggle over the gloriously fresh produce. Return to the hotel in time for breakfast before you depart for the airport.What's included in the cost:
- Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary.
- Breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 6 dinners.
- Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
- Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include luxury junk boat & bicycle.
- Snacks and refreshments along the way.
- Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way.
- Airport meet and greet service.
- Departure transfer.Not included in the cost:
- International flights
- Airport taxes
Luxury Accommodation:Jasmine Junk - Halong Bay
The World Heritage Listed Halong Bay is one of the true jewels of Vietnam, and a place that can only truly be experienced by cruising its azure waters, exploring its many caves and villages, and spending the night gently rocking on a classic junk boat with a drink and book in hand. The Jasmine Junk is a 1930s Indochine-style boat designed to make your time on Halong Bay truly memorable. The ultimate boutique cruising experience, a truly Reserve experience. Replete with ornate hardwood details, beautiful decking with uninterrupted views of the bay, an intimate restaurant serving beautiful fresh food, and 22 luxurious rooms, the Jasmine Junk is new and artfully crafted. Take in the breathtaking views and warm sunshine from the open deck, take to the water on kayaks, or curl up in one of the intimate lounges and while away your time on the water.La Residence Hotel & Spa - Hue
A handsome hotel set on the banks of the Perfume River, La Residence boasts elegant Art Deco architecture and sprawling views across the river to Hue’s citadel. Formerly the residence of the French Governor in the 20s and 30s, the hotel has an opulent air, enhanced by the colonial art-laden walls, lofty ceilings, louvered shutters, hardwood terraces and classic furniture. Each room has its own private balcony blessed with expansive views, ideal for watching the citadel as the sun drops in the early evening. The warm salt-water pool on the banks of the river is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Enjoy the quality treatments available at Le Spa, dine on high end French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine in the elegant restaurant, and step back into the romantic world of a time gone by. It has been said that La Residence is like escaping into the pages of an Agatha Christie novel, embrace the heritage and chic opulence and tumble into the story.Villa Song - Ho Chi Minh City
Like stepping back in time to your very ownFrench colonial villa set beside the ambling Saigon River, Villa Song Saigon is a true departure from the rush of the city it inhabits. Set in a peaceful neighbourhood away from bustling Ho Chi Minh City, but just a 10-minute speedboat ride from the centre of town, this beautiful hotel captures the elegance of a time gone by. Swaying palms shade the edges of the pristine pool, breakfast is served on an elegant riverside lawn, friendly staff welcome you with fresh juice on arrival, and the relaxed opulence of the newly refurbished whitewashed hotel lends an air of romance to your escape. The rooms are well appointed and tastefully fitted out with handcrafted timber and quality detailing, in keeping with the colonial architecture and capturing the boutique essence of Reserve travel. Sit back on your balcony overlooking the Saigon River and enjoy the tranquil peace of your surrounds in the centre of a bustling metropolis.Private & tailor-made journeys
All of our itineraries can be taken as a Private Journey
. Simply choose the dates that suit you, and your travelling companions, while we take care of all the arrangements. We can also amend this itinerary to suit your needs and interests. The only limit is your imagination! Contact a Reserve Specialist to start planning your ultimate journey.