Vietnam Sonata 14 Days

(Tour code: Classic - 01)

Fourteen-day holidays in Vietnam arranged by specialist Vietnam tour operators - Vietnam vacations that take you to the best destinations and tropical beaches

Sample Tours:


This is an example of one of our classic tailor-made holidays in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar Vietnam vacations with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences.

Highlights of our Vietnam holidays:
Our tailor-made Vietnam vacations include Hanoi, Hue, tropical beaches, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese culture, four World Heritage areas, natural scenery, boat cruises, floating markets, and Cu Chi tunnels.

vietnam holidays, holidays in vietnam Hoan Kiem LakeOur Vietnam holidays begin with ...
... two days in Hanoi. When you arrive at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport, one of our staff will be waiting to greet you and whisk you off to relax in your hotel. A 'Welcome' dinner at a good restaurant in a colonial building awaits you, and in the evening, you'll have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry.

Your guide will arrive in the morning to show you the sights of Hanoi - the Van Mieu Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son temple, and Hanoi's Old Quarter

How you get around is up to you. You can be driven, walk, ride in a cyclo, or sightsee from the back of a motorbike – the list is ranked in order of adrenalin output.

Meals: one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
Escort/guide: transfer from airport to hotel and evening, and the following daytime

Twenty-four hours on Ha Long Bay and another night in Hanoi
It's about a three-hour drive to Ha Long Bay, but a comfortable car and a guide to explain the rural life of the Red River Delta makes the time fly past. Your ‘floating hotel' will be a traditional-style wooden junk or the Emeraude, a luxury replica of the paddle steamers that once plied the Bay during in colonial times.

ha long bay cruises in vietnam holidaysA junk will take you to the islands and caves with time for swimming, fishing, taking spectacular pictures, or venturing into some of the sea level grottoes in a small sampan, all weather permitting, of course.

The Emeraude is a classic cruise boat that pauses only for a couple of hours to swim or visit a cave - the rest of the time is spent gently meandering through the Bay's remarkable seascape. Both serve Ha Long's famous seafood plucked fresh from the Bay - it's a revelation!

Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
Guide: fully escorted

Two nights in Hue
After your noon flight to Hue, a car and our guide will be waiting to drive you to the Imperial City of Hue. The Citadel, Dong Ba market, the Royal Tombs and the unique ‘garden houses' are just some of its attractions. You'll have dinner in one of the garden houses on your second evening – the owner will be cook, waiter and interpreter of the distinctive characteristics of classic Hue cuisine.

Meals: two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner
Guide: transfer to Hanoi airport, fully escorted thereafter

Two nights in Hoi An then off to Ho Chi Minh City
You'll enjoy the road journey to Danang. On the way you'll cross the high mountain pass of Hai Van - the splendid views of Lang Co beach, village and lagoon, and later on, Da Nang itself, makes the extra distance worthwhile - better than driving through the shorter, but boring, Hai Van Tunnel.

Your programme includes visits to Danang's Cham Museum, the Ancient Town of Hoi An and the mysterious My Son Sanctuary.

Meals: two breakfasts and one lunch
Guide: daytime on the first day, and the morning of the second day

Four nights in Ho Chi Minh City and one on the Mekong Delta
An afternoon flight takes you to bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and from there to your hotel in the heart of the city in the midst of the shops and nightlife.

You'll tour some of the main attractions - the History Museum, the Museum of War Remnants, Ben Thanh market, the Jade Emperor Temple, and a workshop making high quality lacquerware furniture and articles.

The drive to the Mekong involves battling with Ho Chi Minh City's notorious traffic jams, but your nerves should be soothed by peaceful Vinh Long.

There, you'll cruise the Mekong River to visit the Cai Be floating market, fruit orchards, traditional family-run brick kilns, and wide range of varied cottage industries. A workshop making the huge coffins unique to the Mekong is particularly interesting. You'll spend that night in Can Tho, the ‘capital' of the Mekong.

Back in Ho Chi Minh City, a morning drive will take you to Tay Ninh in time to watch the mid-day ceremony at the Cao Dai Holy See followed by a visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels.

Meals: five breakfasts, four lunches and one dinner
Guide: daytime on the first and last day, and fully escorted on the Mekong Delta

Time to leave!
You'll end your tour with a free day until your car arrives to take you to Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport.

Meals: one breakfast

Prices (per person in US dollars):

The prices below are based on the hotels on the Vietnam Sonata 'Accommodation' page. If you would prefer a different hotel, or hotels, choose your preference on the relevant 'Hotels' page, tell us, and we'll send you a modified price within 24 hrs at the latest.

Number in group
3 - 4
5 - 7
8 - 12
13 - 16
*Supplement for single occupancy





















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At the time of quotation, Haivenu reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

These prices are valid until October 31, 2018. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included.

* ‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.

Our prices include:

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue and Danang – Ho Chi Minh City , including domestic airport taxes.
  • Boat cruises as specified in the programme. All Ha Long Bay boats will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available, and full board on the boat in Ha Long Bay. There are thirteen breakfasts, nine lunches and four dinners
  • VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance.


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