This is your chance to combine Vietnam’s varied highlights, from its pristine beaches and the exotic verdure of the Mekong Delta to the European charm and Asian bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. And you’ll travel in style, with private transfers, luxury stays and exclusive touring included throughout. You’ll enjoy everything from extravagant lunches and orchard tasting tours to gentle bike trips and traditional wooden boat rides past stilted villages. It’s all capped with a luxury, beachfront-villa stay on the white sands of national-park Phu Quoc Island.
Day 1: Depart UK
Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight out to Vietnam.
Days 2-3: Ho Chi Minh City
Arriving into Ho Chi Minh City, a private transfer will bring you to your luxury accommodation. Choose between the riverside Deluxe option’s French-villa ambience and the rooftop pool of our city-centre Superior alternative. The next day, you’ll be treated to a private city tour. Begin with the colonial charm of Dong Khoi Street before a visit to the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica sees you to the former US Embassy, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum – a trio of sites that remember the country’s defining conflict. There’s also an included lunch at one of the city’s finest Vietnamese restaurants before you take in the Chinese district’s temples and bustling markets.
Day 4: The Mekong Delta
Today, your private driver will bring you into the bright verdure of the Mekong Delta. Termed the ‘Rice Bowl of Vietnam’, you’ll pass lush paddies and tropical fruit farms all fed by one of Asia’s mightiest rivers. It’s scenery that you’ll also take in on a traditional sampan boat ride into the delta’s heartlands. Disembarking at a riverside village, you’ll enjoy a gentle bike ride, weaving along narrow rural lanes past local cottage workshops to pause for a tasting tour of a fruit orchard. Continuing along the river’s winding tributaries, you’ll then enjoy a traditional lunch of regional specialities before continuing to the colonial beauty of your garden-ringed hotel.
Day 5: The Mekong Delta to Phu Quoc Island
This morning you’ll wake early for a cruise on the Mekong Princess, tucking into an extravagant breakfast as you cruise past silted houses. Watch as the laundry chores and football games of river life play out on the banks before the network of intertwining canals brings you to the Cai Rang floating market. Private transfers will then bookend your flight to Phu Quoc Island, seeing you to your island-resort getaway. Decide between the beachfront bungalows and spa of the Superior option or upgrade to our Deluxe, French-mansion offering for barbecues on a private beach, four-poster-bed villa luxury and further spa indulgences.
Days 6-8: Phu Quoc Island
You’ll have three full days to soak up the beauty of Vietnam’s paradise island, enjoying plenty of white-sands relaxation under the sun. There’s also a spread of opportunities for some exploration, with lighthouse temples among the highlights. Be sure to also head into the pristine jungle of Phu Quoc National Park to discover hidden waterfalls and long-tailed macaques or snorkel and swim your way through the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Expect rainbow coral formations plied by technicolour fish. Unsurprisingly you’ll also enjoy some of Vietnam’s best seafood.
Days 9-10: Depart for UK
A final private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home via Ho Chi Minh City.
7 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a mix of half-board and B&B basis - see itinerary for details
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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