Epic Vietnam

Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Central Coast & Ho Chi Minh City

From $5000 Per person in low season
From $5800 Per person in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on two people sharing one room with private transfers, domestic flights, selected tours and daily breakfast. Please note around public vacations and festive seasons this price will increase.

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  • Embed yourselves into the most characterful, boutique properties that are impossible to forget and stand out from the crowd

  • Get under the skin of Hanoi’s vibrant art scene with a showcase of a curator’s private collection and visit to an artist’s studio

  • Weave between the towering limestone karsts out of the emerald waters of Halong Bay, as you spend the night on an iconic, traditional junk-boat

  • Sink into luxury and relaxation on a lovely stretch of beach between Danang and Hoi An. With plenty to see and do nearby, enjoy the comfort that those who prefer time to reflect and those with itchy feet will be equally at home

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Given that Vietnam is a long country, the weather patterns can vary greatly. In general, the best months to go if you are visiting north, central and south Vietnam are from January/February to March/April. In winter, northern Vietnam can get quite cold, and mountainous areas such as Sapa can experience regular mists, although it is usually fairly dry. In June and July this region can get very hot. Central Vietnam is at its best from January to April, and although there is a higher chance of rain from April to September, this is still a good time to travel. The central coast experiences heavy rain from September to November/December. Southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, is always hot and humid, with the best weather between November to March. This area can get very wet in summer months, with regular flooding.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.


Vietnam is a remarkable country that offers up a true feast for the senses. Take this epic journey and cast your eyes over picture-perfect vistas, breathe in the rich aromas of the world-famous cuisine as you learn to prepare signature dishes and feel the buzz of bustling cities as you whizz through on a vintage Vespa. Let our industry-leading guides aid your immersion into the best of Vietnam and you’ll return with a sense of wonder, memories and photographs to last a lifetime.

  1. Days 1-3: Hanoi

    Your epic adventure will begin with two nights at the stylish Sofitel Legend Metropole, enviably located in Hanoi’s atmospheric French Quarter and just a short stroll to the Old Quarter – perfect for boutique shopping and authentic dining. Delve into the past and future of Hanoi’s art scene with a celebrated art curator as you are taken on a journey through traditional and contemporary pieces that recount Vietnam’s fascinating history. Assuage your hunger within Hanoi’s labyrinthine markets and alleys as you embark on a street food tour with an expert foodie guide and sample an array of mouth-watering dishes, packed with iconic Vietnamese flavors.

    Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-5: The Far North

    From Hanoi, you’ll be whisked southwards to where a hidden gem awaits: Ninh Binh. Marvel at the dramatically contrasting landscape to the city as enormous limestone mountains soar out of the ground throughout the lush, green countryside. Your base for the next two nights is the charming Tam Coc Gardens, a gorgeous boutique haven set amidst lush rice paddies and offering up a laid-back atmosphere and seclusion after the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Your days here will be spent exploring the picture-perfect landscapes of the countryside on foot, by bike and on the tranquil waterways. Live the history of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu, by visiting ancient tombs and citadel ruins before gliding through the countryside on a leisurely bike ride, as you pass local villages. Then, you’ll embark on a gentle boat ride and walk through the majestic Galaxy Cave and marvel at the natural artistry of the stalactites and stalagmites that populate it.

    Accommodation: Tam Coc Garden (2 nights)

  3. Days 5-6: Halong Bay

    Now for the most iconic destination of your epic adventure as you return northwards to the tranquil, emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Have your cameras pointed and ready as you board and prepare for your night on the Heritage Line Violet, one of Ha Long Bay’s most exclusive luxury junk boats and sail out amongst the towering limestone columns for the ultimate Vietnam photo. With just six suites on board, this intimate and personalized experience is perfect for couples – opt for an Imperial Suite for that added romance and be treated to your very own jacuzzi. Be astonished by the natural beauty of the bay as your boat meanders gently between the structures, uncovering secret caves, peaceful lagoons on which to kayak and hidden beaches for you to feel sand between your toes, as you listen for howler monkeys and tropical birds around you. After a day of exploring, be treated to a delectable dinner of freshly caught seafood and local ingredients in the dining room on board.

    Accommodation: Heritage Line - Violet (1 night)

  4. Days 6-10: Danang, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam

    After your night on board and your final sunrise photos of Ha Long Bay, you’ll be transported back to Hanoi to board a short flight to Danang, and on to the stunning Naman Retreat, your home for the next four nights. The Pool Villas offer that extra privacy, luxury and romance for couples, as you sink into luxury during your stay. Pamper yourself in the hotels Pure Spa or chill out on the lovely stretch of sandy beach outside of the hotel, as you take a breath from your epic adventure so far. If your appetite for exploration remains, the resort is ideally located just twenty minutes’ drive from the beautiful Hoi An. On one day here, you’ll take part in a delightful cooking class, located on an organic farm. Cooking classes in Vietnam are an absolute must on any trip, and here you’ll learn to make five mouth-watering dishes. Follow the expert in nutrition and explore the farm while listening to inspiring stories about how these ingredients are integral to healthy living.

    The following day, you’ll embark on a fun-filled Vintage Vespa tour around Hoi An’s countryside - a wonderfully stylish way to travel, and surprisingly comfortable! You will have an expert local driver, and so you need only relax as you weave through the rustic scenery of rice paddies and farmland and take in Cam Kim Islands buzzing fish port, with plenty of epic photo opportunities and a delicious lunch included.

    If you desire further exploration of Hoi An, expert guides can escort you through the colorful streets on an optional walking tour, to acquaint you with this ancient old-world town, taking in the myriad tailor-shops, vibrant markets and craft shops, where you’ll see the iconic lampshades bathe the streets in color. 

    Accommodation: Naman Retreat (4 nights)

  5. Days 10-12: Saigon

    The final part of this epic trip takes you Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, just a short flight from Danang. This vibrant metropolis is a fantastic way to end your trip in style, with buzzing rooftop bars and an eclectic foodie scene. You’ll stay at the elegant Hotel des Artes Saigon, a gorgeous, five-star boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Refresh yourself with a delicious evening cocktail on the hotel’s rooftop bar and take a dip in the saltwater pool as the bright lights of the city shine before you. Let your brilliant guide take you around the city’s many highlights, including the renowned War Remnants Museum, an absolute must for any visit to Ho Chi Minh. The following day you’ll cruise the Saigon River to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, an extensive network of underground passages used by the Viet Cong during the America-Vietnam War. You’ll be stunned as your expert guide explains the history behind the tunnels and you’ll have the opportunity to enter, should curiosity compel you, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City by boat. Your final evening of your Epic Vietnam adventure will see you share dinner and drinks with a local resident of the city. You’ll be captivated by her fascinating stories and will leave having truly connected, knowing you have really gotten under the skin of this wonderful country.

    Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon (2 nights)


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