Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2: Zen Spa Discovery
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 4: Relaxing
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - L'Apothiquaire
Day 9: Sightseeing
Day 10: Mekong Delta Day Tour
Day 11: Departure
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Pick up at the airport and hotel transfer. Enjoy orientation city tour if time permits. Free shopping around the old quarters. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Zen Spa Discovery (Meals: B, D)
10:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. 4 hour orientation city tour including essential sights of the city like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historical relics of Presidential Palace, House on stilt and we will visit One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Next stop is the Temple of Literature - Vietnam's 1st University built in the 10th C". Break time for lunch at a stylish local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will enjoy Spa treatment at famous ZenSpa - Inspired by the setting of the uniquely Vietnam's traditional courtyard house, ZEN Spa offers the ambiance of a tranquil retreat right in the midst of Vietnam's busy capital of Hanoi. The 4 and a half hour "Together Forever" Spa treatment includes Fresh Herbal, Rice Body Scrub, Pamelo & Lemongrass Bath, Herbal Steam Bath, Herbal Therapy, Renew Collagen Facial Treatment, Spa cuisine. Dinner at Spices Garden Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Meals: B, L, D)
Morning drive to Halong Bay. Welcome aboard the Halong Violet Junk and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board and enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner. Stay overnight aboard.
Day 4: Halong Bay Cruising (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night.
Day 5: Halong - Hanoi (Meals: B)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive back to Hanoi at 04:00. Optional foot massage at local Spa shall be added on upon request. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Hanoi - Hoi An (Meals: B)
Morning flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An. Check-in hotel and enjoy 3 hour walking tour to visit the ancient town. Free at leisure for shopping. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An (Meals: B)
Design your day with your own Signature Spa menu at hotel. Free day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (Meals: B)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh city. Check-in hotel and rest of time at your own leisure.
Day 9: Sightseeing - L'Apothiquaire (Meals: B, L)
Half day sightseeing tour to visit interesting sites of the city. Check-in L'Apothiquaire Spa & Retreat with welcome herbal tea, it is located in a unique 1950 colonial French mansion, surrounded by lush gardens with climbing vines, ferns and water fountains. Shaded by climbing bougainvillea and an old jackfruit tree, a bean shaped swimming pool is adorned mosaic tiles. Decorated with tasteful antiques discreetly throughout the spa, the décor is traditional yet trendy using wooden furniture that resembles a 17th century Apothecary shop and start your indulgence journey. Enjoy the Couple Delight Package for 4 hours in a private suite for 2. Foot pressure treatment and relaxing your body and facial treatments. 3 course meal and enjoy Sensual Jacuzzi Soak. Back to hotel. Dinner at local finest contemporary restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Mekong Delta Tour (Meals: B, L)
Full day tour to the Mekong Delta to visit Cai Be floating market by the Deluxe Mekong Queen sampan. Afternoon back to hotel and enjoy foot massage at a hotel where you are staying. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Departure (Meals: B)
At leisure until transferring you to the airport for your own departure flight onward. End of service.
- English Speaking Guide on day tour
- All accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, D- Dinner)
- All tours & transfers in private car
- Spa package as in the program
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
- Domestic flights: Hanoi- Danang- Saigon
- Boat trip as indicated
- International Airfares.
- International departure tax
- Meals not indicated
- Visas and visa arrangement
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
- Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
- Tips and gratuities
This tour is private for each group of passangers. This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on number of people in your group, hotel class and time of travel. Please contact us for your best rates.
If you have any special requests or want to have customised tours, please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.