This invigorating journey will take you from the mysterious beauty of Ha Long Bay, to the old colonial stronghold of Saigon and the remote luxury of the striking Con Dao Islands, in one of the most historicallly rich countries in South East Asia.
You will begin in Hanoi with just over two days to enjoy the markets, ancient temples and elegant boulevards of this French colonial city, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and the Lake of Restored Sword. Following a scenic morning drive and an overnight stay enjoying the spectacle of Halong Bay, you will fly south to Hue to explore the Imperial Citadel and the impressive tombs of Tu Doc on the banks of the famed Perfume River. You will then take a journey along the stunning Hai Van Pass before arriving at the lively coastal port of Hoi An where spice, silk and tea have been traded for centuries and where the beauty of the monuments such as the Japanese-covered Bridge will astound you. The final leg of the journey takes you south to magically remote luxury of the Con Dao Islands, where you could spend a well earned few days relaxing at the Six Senses Con Dao Resort, surrounded by sandy beaches, clear sparkling waters and stunning mountainous scenery. End your adventure at the cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) full of bustling activity and steeped in colonial and of course military history, before flying home.
London to Hanoi
Overnight flight to Hanoi. City sightseeing. Stay two nights at the Sofitel Legend Metropole.
Transfer to Halong Bay and after exploring the bay, stay overnight on the Paradise Luxury Junk.
Fly to Hue. City sightseeing and Perfume River excursion. Stay two nights at La Residence Hotel.
Drive across the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. City sightseeing. Stay two nights at Anantara Hoi An.
Fly to Saigon and take a connecting flight to Con Dao. Days at leisure. Stay five nights at Six Senses Con Dao.
Fly to Saigon. Afternoon city tour. Stay one night at the Park Hyatt.
Saigon – London