Ultimate Classic Vietnam
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Ultimate Classic Vietnam

This holiday includes the most luxurious hotels in each location and the itinerary showcases the experiences, culture, flavours, images and warmth of Vietnam.

The tour takes in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the picturesque world heritage sites of Hoi An and Hue and finishes in the northern city of Hanoi allowing for relaxation between adventures. The tour can be taken in either direction (Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi or vice versa).

Highlights include

  • Experiening some of Vietnam's most dramatic natural scenery on an overnight traditional junk boat cruise on spectacular Halong Bay.
  • Relaxing in superb hotels. From colonial style grandeur at the Park Hyatt Saigon, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and La Residence Hue to modern opulence at the Four Seasons Nam Hai nr Hoi An. 
  • Exploring the history and diversity of Vietnam with your guide. From the thriving commercial heart of Saigon to the traditional backstreets of Hanoi via the intricate lantern lit old town of Hoi An.

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can change this holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive Journey Planner here.

Pricing & Inclusions

  • During high season an indicative price for this holiday is £4400 pp inclusive of flights from the UK. 
  • During low season discounts may apply (for example certain hotels may offer free nights which will reduce the price).
  • Vietnam Airlines offer a fantastic Premium Economy upgrade option. Supplements are usually around £300 per person each way. 
  • Supplements are also available for Business Class.

Call our Vietnam experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

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Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include.

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding). 
  • Meals as described, 
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.  


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Day-to-Day Itinerary : Ultimate Classic Vietnam

DAY 1 fly to vietnam

Fly overnight to Ho Chi Minh City - * please note that this tour can be taken in reverse too, in which case it would start with a flight to Hanoi and would run in reverse.

DAYS 2, 3 & 4 ho chi minh city

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to The Park Hyatt hotel, €œSaigon's best hotel right in the heart of this exciting city. Whilst in Ho Chi Minh City we include two full privately guided day tour's (with lunch) covering the city and the Mekong Delta. The Mekong tour includes a boat trip through the picturesque canals and fruit plantations of this important delta.

Additionally, if you would like, we can incorporate a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels.

DAYS 5, 6 & 7 hoi an

You will transfer to the airport for a short morning flight up to Danang. On arrival you will transfer to your private villa on the beach at the Four Seasons Nam Hai. This is arguably Vietnams best luxury resort and we can assure you that its fairly special!

During your time in Hoi An, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience of staying at the Four Seasons Nam Hai. There will also be chance to get a taste of rural Vietnamese life on a tour tailored to you. Options include a guided cycle tour through the countryside combined with a boat tour to a local fishing community where you can learn how the locals net fish and paddle traditional bamboo basket boats. There is also time to enjoy a cookery school which incorporates a walking tour of the atmospheric morning markets with a cookery lesson and lunch.

Hoi An itself is a great place to explore awith pretty lantern and camellia lined streets and excellent restaurants, we recommend visiting early or late to dodge the busiest times. Hoi An is famous for its numerous tailors who will copy or design clothes, the prices are fantastic and the range of silks and other materials is endless.

DAYS 8 & 9 hue

You'll travel with your guide overland to Hue via the Hai Van Cloudy Pass, a spectacular three hour coastal drive with numerous photo opportunities on the way. On arrival you check in at La Residence Hotel on the banks of the Perfume River. During your stay you'll take a guided tour in Hue taking you to the historic Imperial Citadel and tombs with lunch included. During your free time you have the option to hire bikes, take a cyclo ride (rickshaw) or enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the serene river.

DAYS 10, 11, 12 & 13 hanoi & halong bay

From Hue you'll board the short flight to Hanoi where you'll stay at the historic Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole. The old city and the Hoam Kiem Lake, a beautiful place to watch the sunset are both a stones throw away. There are several museums, shops and excellent eateries along Hanoi's tree lined boulevards and its a great city to spend a few days. You'll enjoy a full day city tour with lunch and a 2 day, overnight trip to Halong Bay. At Halong Bay you will cruise the spectacular bay and stay overnight on the Jasmine or Ginger traditional junk boat with all meals included.

DAY 14

On Day 14 you depart Hanoi for home.

Enhance your Experience+

Probably the finest way to see the Mekong delta: both off the beaten track and wonderfully comfortable. What more could you ask for!

Customer Feedback
Our Pandaw river cruise was excellent in every way and we had a memorable holiday. Our guide Terry made the trip for us. I couldn't recommend Pandaw more highly, it's been perfect in every way. Loved the informality of it all and the evening cocktails were delicious. Trips ashore clambering up the banks of the Irrawaddy into little villages were quite delightful and locals were fascinated by us. Excellent mixed itinerary organised by our guide which took in all aspects of life!

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