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Travel in style through Vietnam staying in some of the country's finest hotels, and spend two nights aboard a luxury cruise ship to discover less-visited parts of Halong Bay. Discover the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the tribal highlands near Sapa and the cultural sights of Hue and Hoi An.
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Arrive and transfer to the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi for 2 nights, an elegant luxury property set within Hanoi's French Quarter. (N)
Full-day tour of Hanoi, with the chance to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, visit the city's museums and temples, and learn about Vietnamese revolutionary history at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. (B, L)
Drive north from Hanoi to the world heritage site of Halong Bay. Here you will board the luxurious Au Co for a 2-night cruise aboard one of the finest ships on the bay. Your 2-night itinerary allows you to reach more remote areas of Halong Bay such as Ho Ba Ham lagoon and Cat Ba Island. (B, L, D)
Watch the sun rise over the bay, then disembark and drive into the Hoan Lien Son mountains to visit the small market town of Sapa. Stay 3 nights at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa. (B, L)
Spend two days exploring the former French colonial town of Sapa, walking the in the Muong Hoa valley, and visiting villages and markets of the many minority ethnic groups who live in the region. (B, L)
Morning drive back to Hanoi, with time in the afternoon to explore the city. Overnight at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. (B)
Fly to Hue, the 19th-century Nguyen capital. Afternoon visit to the royal tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. A dinner reservation will be made at the Tha Om Garden House, a wonderfully atmospheric place to dine set in a beautiful garden with a lotus pond in the middle. Stay 2 nights at Azerai La Residence. (B)
Take an escorted ride through the streets of Hué for a view of the city from street level, visiting the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City enclosure inside. Afterwards, enjoy a short cruise on the Perfume River and then visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, which is situated on the riverbank outside the city. (B, L)
Drive to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass, the 'Pass of the Ocean Clouds', where the Truong Son mountain range cuts across the narrow centre of the country.
Stay 2 nights at the Royal Hoi An, Mgallery By Sofitel. (B, L)
Wander through the twisting lanes of Hoi An, home to many galleries and cafes, the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge, and numerous wooden merchant houses built in a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architectural styles. (B)
Drive to Danang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Take an afternoon tour of the city
visiting the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, which displays a number of exhibits relating to the war with the US and battles with occupying French forces. Stay 2 nights at the Park Hyatt Saigon. Following day is at leisure. (B, D)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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VSL2020: 14 Nights
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