From

$4264

per person, twin share


13 Nights | MGallery Luxury - Vietnam in Style

Highlights

Experience the fascinating culture, meet the gentle people, and savour the delicious cuisine as you stay in style at MGallery hotels throughout Vietnam. Also featuring two relaxing nights aboard Au Co for a luxury cruise of Halong Bay.

Take in the vibrant capital HANOI staying near the “locals living room” Hoan Kiem lake, the hub of the Old Quarter. We give you the opportunity to experience our custom made Hanoi  sightseeing morning. Your two night cruise on Halong Bay with Au Co, really is a two night cruise visiting different areas of the bay, unlike some of the cruise companies that in reality only provide you with two one night cruises joined together !  

YEN TU, maybe unheard of by many, however it is the Buddhist capital of Vietnam, with beautiful landscapes, historical relics and ancient pagodas. Yen Tu makes an ideal stop on your way from Halong Bay back to Hanoi.

The Ancient town of HOI AN with a vibrant central market and surrounding collection of cafe’s, restaurants, specialty stores, tailors and cobblers is an ideal midway point away from the large cities of Vietnam. You’ll experience Ba Na Hills and the temple complex of My Son. Your MGallery Vietnam in Style experience will conclude in Saigon where we have additional activities for you – a speed boat trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, witnessing the acrobatics of the AO (Ahh Ohh) show in Saigon and to enliven your senses with the opportunity to dine in the dark and take our custom made hidden secrets of Saigon morning excursion.

What's Included

  • Private transfer from Hanoi airport to your hotel
  • MGallery Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi – Deluxe room 2 nights 
  • Breakfast daily in Hanoi
  • Destination Journeys Vespa special tour.  
  • Hanoi street walking food tour – In the evening, A 
  • Private transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay
  • AU CO Halong Bay 2 night cruise Deluxe Cabin (Cabin upgrades available)
  • Sightseeing excursions whilst aboard AU CO 
  • All Meals aboard AU CO as your cruise Halong Bay
  • Private transfer from Halong Bay to Yen Tu
  • MGallery Legacy Yen Tu – Superior room 1 night – Upgrade to Deluxe subject to availability.
  • Breakfast at Yen Tu
  • Morning tour of Yen Tu region 
  • Private transfer from Yen Tu to Hanoi
  • MGallery Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi – Deluxe room 1 night 
  • Breakfast in Hanoi
  • Private transfer to Hanoi Airport
  • Special private sightseeing transfer from Danang Airport by vehicle and river boat to your MGallery accommodation in Hoi An
  • MGallery Hotel Royal Hoi An – Deluxe room 4 nights
  • Breakfast daily in Hoi An
  • Ba Na Hill and Golden Bridge tour 
  • Hoi An street food walking tour.   
  • My Son tour by Jeep 
  • Private vehicle transfer from Hoi An to Danang Airport
  • Private unique transfer by 2CV or La Dalat Vehicle to your Saigon hotel
  • MGallery des Arts Saigon – Deluxe room 3 nights 
  • Breakfast daily in Saigon
  • Cu Chi Tunnels by speed boat 
  • Noir – Dining in the dark 
  • Hidden secrets Destination Journeys special Saigon tasting tour
  • AO (AHH OHH) Show 
  • Private departure transfer from your hotel to Saigon Airport

Costs:

Low Season: $ 4264

High Season: $ 4423

Travel Dates:
Low Season: 01 May to 30 September 2019

High Season: 01 to 31 October 2019

Offer Ends:

31/10/2019 unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. Other dates prices on application.

Itinerary:

Day 1   Hanoi arrival Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi, one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture, history and the engaging contradictions of a rapidly developing and deeply traditional society. You are greeted in Noi Bai airport by your guide and driver at Noi Bai International Airport for your transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight in Hanoi Hotel MGallery De L'opera Hanoi

 Day 2   Hanoi - The Travellers Hut Vespa special tour - Street walking food tour (B/snacks at designated stops/D) The morning begins by sampling the local Café culture in the heart of the old quarter. We then set off for a ride through the city’s iconic narrow streets and head into the heart of the historic Old Quarter. Alighting at the railway tracks, we can see how the locals live & work, just centimetres from the train tracks in tall narrow houses. We then go to a bustling & vibrant open market to shop with the local people from Hanoi. After zooming through narrow alleyways, we reach the crash site of an American B-52 bomber in a city lake and learn of the city’s more recent history before visiting a peaceful Buddhist temple set in the most beautiful gardens. Our adventure will continue visiting the iconic Long Bien bridge. Following by a tasting of Hanoi’s delicacy, Banh Cuon. We will finalise the adventure, experiencing a traditional Vietnamese dessert or local coffee.

In the afternoon: free time for relax.

In the evening, you will take a walking tour of the City to discover the unique flavors of the Vietnamese cuisine. This will give you the chance to encounter Hanoi’s local specialties such as Bun Cha & Cha Ca.  Begin your tour at a local Hanoian Market to see the wide range of beautiful produce available. You then will proceed into the old quarters to sample the different types of cuisine then enjoy draught beer at the centra area of  the Old Quarter to see the local life before concluding the tour into the nightlife.

Overnight in Hanoi Hotel MGallery De L'opera Hano

Day 3   Hanoi - Halong bay (B/L/D)

08.00: Private transfer and guide pick up you at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong.

12:30 Arrive at Bhaya Group Cruise Centre at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port. Relax in your VIP Lounge on the second floor and check in for your Au Co cruise

12:45 Embark on the cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks at Lan Ha Bar while our Cruise Manager informs safety briefing.

13:00 Start your cruise with a set-menu lunch while the ship cruises towards the southwest of Halong Bay.

15:00 Visit Cua Van floating fishing village by kayaking or traditional rowing boat. The village is well known for its location in the heart of World Heritage Site Halong Bay. Cua Van has been listed among 16 most beautiful coastal destinations in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine.

17:00 Lan Ha Bar opens for Happy Hour with buy one get one free on drinks.

17:30 Join exciting “Master-Chef Competition” and fruit carving demonstration, learn and try your hands with authentic Vietnamese food. The winner or the Master-Chef of The Au Co Luxury. Cruise would be awarded with surprising gifts. It is also time to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay while the ship anchors for overnight stay.

19:00 Set menu dinner is served in Halong Restaurant while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.

21:00 Free time to be spent watching movies at Cinema in the Sea lounge behind Lan Ha Bar or squid fishing at reception area.

Overnight on board Au Co

Notes:  Please note that our private English speaking guide will not escort clients on board. The cruise itinerary subjects to change without prior notice.  

Day 4   Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)

06:15 Refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee.

07:00 Have breakfast buffet on board while The Au Co cruises through the Bay, passing beautiful spots; a good time to take amazing pictures.

08:30 Arrive at a local island, where a pretty small village nestles and waits for you to explore. Spend your active morning on cycling and exploring the tropical junk (weather permitting) in the national park with a guide from crew members. Visit ancient houses and “Bhaya Community Farm”; get to know about agricultural life and the story of Bhaya Community project here.

10:30 Return to the boat. Take time to relax.

12:15 Enjoy lunch in Halong Restaurant while The Au Co cruises slowly past beautiful karst towers.

15:00 Kayak to explore sandy beaches in Ho Ba Ham Area.

17:30 Lan Ha Bar opens for Happy Hour with buy one get one free on drinks.

19:00 Barbecue party is ready on the sundeck, while the boat anchors.

21:00 Free time to be spent watching movies in the cinema, squid fishing at reception area or a fruit carving session with our Kitchen team members.

Overnight on board Au Co

Day 5   Halong bay - Yen Tu (B/L)

06:15 A second chance to join the Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee. Or take time to watch stunning sunrise on the sea.

07:00 Breakfast buffet is prepared in Halong Restaurant.

07:45 Discover Tien Ong Cave which is also an archaeological site. Covering an area of 1,000 m2 with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, Tien Ong is one of the finest caves in Halong Bay.

09:00 Back to the boat and prepare to check out.

09:45 Join a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony before checking out.

You will cruise back to the wharf and disembark between at around 10.30 am. Private transfer with guide to the town of Yen Tu lunch in Yen Tu and then go to hotel. The rest of time is free at leisure.

Overnight in Yen Tu MGallery Legacy Yen Tu

Day 6   Yen Tu – Hanoi (B/L)

This morning, we will visit complex of Yen Tu with Hoa Yen Pagoda - the biggest pagoda among the pagoda complex of Yen Tu Mountain, which is located on the height of 543 meters; Dong Pagoda on the height of 1068m, which is made of totally from copper - to offer incense and pray for good luck, happiness and prosperity for your friends and families. You can enjoy panoramic Northeastern Vietnam, Bach Dang river and especially the natural wonder Halong Bay from the highest peak of Yen Tu.

Have lunch and paid by yourself. 

This afternoon you have your private car transfer for your return to Hanoi. The rest of time is free at leisure

Overnight in Hanoi Hotel MGallery De L'opera Hano

Day 7   Hanoi - fly to Danang - transfer to Hoi An by boat (B) Have breakfast at hotel in Hanoi and free for leisure until pick up and transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival Danang airport, our driver and guide pick up you then transfer to Cam Thanh pier for boat trip to Hoi An. After about 2 hours, we reach the Bach Dang pier, continue with land transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of time is free at leisure

Overnight in Hoi An M Gallery Hotel Royal Hoi An

Day 8   Hoi An - Bana Hills - Golden Bridge (B) Ba Na Mountain is a part of Truong Son Mountain Range about 25 km southwest of Danang City. Perched out from Nui Chua at the altitude of 1,489 m above sea level, the hill station was first built as a recreation centre for the French colonial officials complete with such   supporting facilities as electricity, running water, hospital, post office, banks and hotels. During its heydays, it was known as one of the prime hill stations in the whole French Indochina. After the departure of French colonialists, Ba Na was left deserted and turned ruins due to the constant wars and it was not until year 2000 that it was awaken and put back to life with huge tourism projects that made it great again.

Pick up at your hotel lobby and head out to Ba Na Hill. Upon arrival, you will take a spectacular ride by the world record holding cable car to the summit. Attractions of the tour include Vong Nguyet Hill, Linh Ung Pagoda with the giant Buddha statue, the old French villas, Linh Phong top, flower garden, an old French cellar and you will also experience a ride by the hill climbing train (Funicular). 

Have free time for lunch (pay by yourself), then join games at the Fantasy Park and do not miss to check in at the famous Golden Bridge for photos of memorable moments and a gorgeous view of Danang City.

Overnight in Hoi An M Gallery Hotel Royal Hoi An

Duration (approximate): 08:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Day 9   Hoi An - street food walking tour (B/street food) Pick up at hotel and start the day with our street food tour exploration. This is a walking tour and features only some very typical food of Hoi An. The noodle soup Cao Lau and its related legend of the Cham well; Madam Khanh and her small stall of local sandwich called banh mi; and finally an assortment of fried Won-Ton.

The afternoon is free at leisure. For dinner we recommend you to try the Mi Quang, another famous noodle dish of Hoi An (your own expense).

Overnight in Hoi An M Gallery Hotel Royal Hoi An

 Day 10   Hoi An - My Son by jeep (B/L) 07.30: Your jeep and guide will meet you at your hotel. We start our jeep tour through the countryside where the small hamlets are alive with activity and the local people are busy with their daily business.

We stop at an ancient  Banyan Tree which is the heart  of a bustling morning  market.   Enjoy a Vietnamese  coffee and watch  the thriving market  activities. Please take  a walk through the market and soak up the atmosphere.

09.00: We return   to our jeep and  continue  exploring the   countryside  before  stopping   to enjoy a very special market.   The market  is filled with little piglets. Your guide will explain the history and purpose  of this fascinating place.

09.30: Leaving the  piglet market   we continue  our scenic trip to My Son via small village roads lined with local houses and picturesque  paddy fields.

10.15: We arrive at  My Son Sanctuary  and   are  greeted by the  sounds   of the  haunting Cham  music filling the air. Here we stop to take in the vibrantly dressed  dancers  enjoying a traditional dance performance before starting your walking tour of the ancient ruins. The tour begins with a short ascent along a track bordered by jungle. As we reach the top, the ancient ruins appear.  While you explore the area your guide will explain the history of this religious site which served as a burial site for the Cham monarchs  many centuries ago.

11.30: After exploring My Son, we return to the jeep to begin our journey back to Hoi An. There is plenty to see, so it’s time to get moving again. Our first stop is a bronze casting village. We stop at a house  in the village to learn about  bronze   casting and its uses in Vietnam and why it is so important.

12.45: Following our visit to the casting village, we take a short trip in the jeep to a village that  is home   to a collection of traditional   houses.  Enjoying the history and architecture from another era of Vietnam, we stop for a delicious local lunch. Feel free to explore the village, take photos,   and discover more of the rich and vibrant culture that  has contributed so much to modern  Vietnam.

14.00: After lunch we board our jeep and begin our return journey to Hoi An. We continue through the  countryside   and  its quaint  villages and   rice paddies  where  photo   opportunities abound.

14.30: We arrive at your hotel and your tour concludes.

Overnight in Hoi An M Gallery Hotel Royal Hoi An

Day 11   Hoi An - Danang - fly to Saigon. Airport to hotel in Saigon by 2CV (B) Have breakfast at hotel in Hoi An and free for leisure until pick up for transfer with guide to Danang airport to catch flight to Saigon. Arrival Saigon airport, pick up and transfer with guide by 2CV or La Dalat without guide to hotel. The rest of time is free & easy.

Overnight in Saigon MGallery Hotel Des Arts Sai Gon

Day 12   Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels by speed boat (SIC tour) - dinning in the dark (B/L/D) Travel to Cu Chi as a VIP on one of our modern speedboats arriving hours before the large tour groups. Your English-speaking guide will explain the life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slaloms through the water hyacinths. After the scenic one-hour boat trip our guide will take you through the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. A light breakfast will be served on the way to Cu Chi and a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be served after visiting the tunnels.

07:00 - Pick-up at the customers’ hotel and transfer to our pier.

07:15 - Light breakfast on the boat/Departure to Cu Chi

08 :40 - Arrive in Cu Chi

09: 00 - Begin Cu Chi Tunnels tour

11:00 - Finish Tour/ Lunch at local riverside

11:45 - Begin Trip to Ho Chi Minh City

13:00 - Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, drop off at your hotel. 

This afternoon is free at leisure. You can do shopping by yourself at Ben Thanh Market –a symbol of the city, stands in the center of District 1 packed to the rafters with everything from fruits to nuts, from tourist kitsch to true bargains, it is a definite must-see. 

For your dinner, embark on a sensory journey into a different world and savour exquisite tastes and textures in complete darkness at Noir – Dining in the Dark. You will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired staff who have been specially trained to share this experience of a new way of sensing the environment around you. Noir’s unique menus are a symphony of flavours which will stimulate your senses with textures and subtle flavours, coming to the forefront as you dine on unique dishes that have not been described beforehand. This one-of-a-kind experience will make you re-evaluate your perception of taste and smell, and open your mind.

Overnight in Saigon MGallery Hotel Des Arts Sai Gon

 Day 13   Saigon - Hidden secrets Travellers Hut Special tour – A O show (B/L) Start exploring Saigon by  enjoying breakfast with Vietnam traditional food - Pho at in the small alleys of Ho Thi Ky. Then, we start the Saigon city tour with a visit to the colourful flower market (or local market) before entering the FITO traditional museum and its amazing collection of objects and facts about ancient medicinal techniques. Coffee tasting at bird singing coffee in Tao Dan park Next, the Reunification Palace, the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883, is a major centre of Catholicism in modern Vietnam, and one of the city’s major landmarks.

Keep visit Tan Dinh market that is the oldest market in the city where you will see the real local life of Saigon. Have lunch at Banh Xeo - 46A Dinh Cong Trang. This is a famous Banh Xeo store located on Dinh Cong Trang street, specialises in serving huge Vietnamese sizzling crepe cake that comes with pork belly, shrimps and bean sprouts.

Transfer back to your hotel  then free at leisure for relaxing in the afternoon

In the evening, our guide will take you to the theatre for A O show. A “new circus” show à la Cirque de Soleil, À Ố Show is a new kind of art performance surpassing all the limits of previous art shows in Vietnam over the years. The audience is offered the opportunity to let their imagination run, set off by the visual creation and lighting of each performance.  The chastity of bamboo, the basket boat and its use in the daily life of many Vietnamese are leading visuals for the show. During the 60 minute show, the audience is gently introduced to many different tones of emotion, and some may see flashes of their own reflection through the vivid yet poetical rendering. It is almost as if the audience were privy to a Vietnamese dream of life, survival, love and everything in between.

Overnight in Saigon MGallery Hotel Des Arts Sai Gon

Day 14   Saigon – Departure (B) Have breakfast at hotel in Saigon and free time at leisure until pick up for transfer to Tan Son Nhat International airport for your departure flight.


MEALS = B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner

This individual travel itinerary has been especially hand created and is a sample of the choices on offer at each destination in Vietnam. Durations, locations, hotels and touring can be altered to suit your individual requirements and needs. When you speak with us, we will tailor and book your travel arrangements to your exact tastes and budget to ensure your individual experience is perfect for you. We aim in providing you your ultimate holiday to interesting destinations.

As we are in the era of dynamic flight pricing we will book you the best available airfare at the time you make your reservation to Vietnam. Considered travelling Premium Economy or Business class ? Ask us about our combination airfare available for your travel to Vietnam.

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 22 April 19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. The Travellers Hut and operator booking terms and conditions apply, Travel Insurance is compulsory. For details of this Destination Journey call, email or drop by The Travellers Hut lounge.

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