Vietnam In Motion
11 Days

Sample Tours:


Beyond its storied history, beautiful landscapes and rich culture, Vietnam offers a staggering assortment of methods to get you where you are going. This tour brings you Vietnam’s endless variety of transport. Beyond the taxi and tour bus, you will experience everything from a sedate Hanoi rickshaw to a river speedboat, from a kayak to a ‘basket boat’ bamboo coracle. Take in Halong Bay from a wooden cruise vessel, watch the rice fields flow by the Reunification Express rail line, cycle the countryside outside of Hue, stroll the ancient riverside streets of Hoi An, and hold on to your hat on board a Vespa in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Life, after all, is a journey, not merely a destination.

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Day 1: Arrival at Hanoi Airport: chauffeured transfer to your hotel for a rest, then enjoy a welcome dinner plus a performance of traditional water puppetry.

Day 2: Drive to Halong Bay and board your cruise vessel to tour the bay, enter Bai Tu Long Bay, go kayaking or swimming, overnight on board.

Day 3: Continue cruising the bay, visit fishing village and pearl farm, disembark around noon and drive back to Hanoi, free evening and overnight in the capital city.

Day 4: Visit Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, and Tran Quoc Pagoda, explore Old Quarter by cyclo, transfer to station to board overnight train to Hue.


Day 5: Early arrival in Hue, transfer to your hotel to refresh, cruise up Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit imperial tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh, overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Ride bicycle to visit the roofed Thanh Toan Bridge, visit some of Hue’s unique garden houses and a village known for making specialty cakes, overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Drive south over scenic Hai Van Pass, visit Cham Museum in Danang, continue to Hoi An for guided tour of ancient town, overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Cycle through rural outskirts of Hoi An, board boat to join local fishermen in their work, try your skills at rowing a basket boat, visit fishing village, free evening in Hoi An.


Day 9: Transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City, check in at your hotel, tour the city riding pillion on a Vespa in the afternoon, overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Board speed boat for scenic trip up Saigon River to visit Cu Chi tunnels, enjoy traditional Vietnamese lunch, afternoon and evening free in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Free time until transfer to airport for your international departure flight.

The prices for this sample tour are per person in US dollars

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

Number in group
Supplement for single hotel room occupancy*
First Class

* ‘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.

Inclusions in brief:

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Nine lunches and two dinners
  • Experienced English-speaking guides
  • Private chauffeur-driven air conditioned cars as appropriate
  • Domestic flight, Ha Long Bay cruise, rail pass, boat tickets in Hue and Ho Chi Minh City

Exclusions in brief

  • Visas
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Alternatives in blue
  • Insurance

Hotel list for First Class standard:

  • Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Hotel (*****historic colonial building in a city centre location - Luxury Room Historic Wing)
  • Ha Long Bay: Valentine Junk (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels – Suite cabin)
  • Hue: La Residence Hotel & Spa (****deluxe boutique hotel, on the bank of the Perfume River - Colonial Suite)
  • Hoi An: Palm Garden Resort (***** interesting new villa and bungalow style resort on a 5ha site on the northern section of Cua Dai Beach – Bungalow Beach Front)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Caravelle Hotel (*****large high-rise building famous as the chosen hotel of international correspondents during the war, good city and river views, well-located in the heart of the city overlooking the Opera House – Signature Deluxe room)

Hotel list for Deluxe standard:

  • Hanoi: Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi (****Conveniently located in the city centre, just a step away from Hanoi's OperaHouse, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake – L’Opera Grand Deluxe)
  • Ha Long Bay: : Paradise Cruise (Traditional Junk Cruise, Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels – Deluxe Balcony cabin)
  • Hue: Best Western Premier Indochine Palace (***** high-rise building hotel in the heart of Hue - Palace Studio)
  • Hoi An: Palm Garden Resort (***** interesting new villa and bungalow style resort on a 5ha site on the northern section of Cua Dai Beach – Deluxe Seaview)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Legend Hotel (***** high-rise building facing the Saigon River, a short walk from Dong Khoi Street - Deluxe room)

Hotel list for Superior standard:

  • Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel (**** conveniently located in Hanoi’s ‘Old Quarter’, about a ten-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake – Silk Deluxe room)
  • Ha Long Bay: Dragon Pearl Junk: traditional junk [Unique] (Superior quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels)
  • Hue: Saigon Morin Hotel (**** colonial building overlooking the Perfume River – Colonial Deluxe room)
  • Hoi An: Boutique Resort Hoi An (**** beach front boutique styled resort - ideally located on Hoi An beach, only 5 minute drive from Hoi An Ancient town – Superior room)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Liberty Central Hotel (**** city centre – Premier Deluxe room)

Hotel list for Mid-range standard:

  • Hanoi: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel (*** boutique hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, stylish furnishings and decoration art – Lotus Deluxe room)
  • Ha Long Bay: Huong Hai or Bai Tho traditional junk [Unique] (Superior quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels)
  • Hue: Moonlight Hotel (*** central location, contemporary décor, swimming pool – Deluxe River View room)
  • Hoi An: Ancient House Resort [Featured Hotel] (*** special resort – hotel with traditional architecture and authentic ancient house inside the complex - Special room)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Nhat Ha 3 hotel (*** central location, short walk to Opera House and famous Dong Khoi Street, nice rooftop bar – Superior room)

Please note that Vietnam hotels do not recognise provisional reservations, so specific hotels cannot be guaranteed until you have booked your chosen tour. As many of the better hotels are often full during the October to April peak season, early booking is advisable.

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