Vietnam will steal your heart!
We can not wait to introduce this warm and beautiful country to you.
We will spend 14 nights, 15 days in this incredible country. Your Vietnam experience will take you to Hanoi, then north to the spectacular region of Sapa, a 3 day luxury cruise through stunning Halong Bay and on to the colourful ancient town of Hoi An.
Our dates for this adventure are March 13th 2020 – March 27th 2020:
14 Nights, 15 Days
N Exploring the streets of Old Hanoi, eating the most incredible Bun Cha you’ve ever tasted
N Hiking the mountains of Sapa, then soaking in an incredible infinity pool overlooking the stunning rice terraces of northern Vietnam
N Cruising Halong Bay on a small, luxury authentic Junk
N Marvel at the plethora of colourful lanterns decorating the ancient town of Hoi An
What you can expect
We are the perfect blend of luxury and local.
We keep the groups small so we can give you the personal attention and luxury experience you deserve. The group size is a max of 10 travellers.
You will have the best experience if you are walking and exploring the cities that we visit. With traffic, especially in Hanoi, it is much more efficient to walk as opposed to a taxi or van. Often we will have lunch at a food stall or local market, have a street snack or stop for a refreshment and people watch for a bit.
We ensure you have the best guides when we take our food tours or hike the mountains of Sapa, and explore the countryside.
Our days wrap up at the hotel, in luxury and relaxation before we head out as a group for an always delicious evening meal.
The Dining Experiences
A wonderful breakfast is included at our hotels. This is the perfect way to set us up for the day as we head out to explore. Our lunches are often at small local eateries, stalls, or street food.
We want you to experience the best food that Vietnam has to offer and often that means the small family run restaurant.
Our evening meals are more refined and we search out restaurants that give you a unique, yet delicious experience.
“It was a dream trip. I loved every moment!”
– Barbara S.
Many of our guests are first time travellers to Asia so we ensure we hit the highlights of our destinations, but also encourage you to follow us along when we explore the back alleys and local neighbourhoods and markets.
This is where you will meet the locals and make the connection to the culture that will satisfy your wanderlust.
While in Hanoi you can expect to visit:
The Old City
Hoan Kiem Lake
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison Memorial (Hanoi Hilton)
Water Puppet Theatre
We will take a day trip to Hue to explore the Imperial City, a UNESCO world heritage site.
While in Sapa we will experience hiking in the mountains if you choose, seeing a local hill tribe’s home.
We cruise Halong Bay and will have the opportunity to kayak, visit caves, hike to a look out and also try squid fishing.
While in HoiAn we will wander the ancient town, visit a beach, soak up the ambiance of this amazing city.
”It was well-organized with plenty of rest-time in between. It was well-paced. The guide was both entertaining and informative. He was friendly and professional too. “
– Agnes T.
What is included?
Our guidance every step the way from the moment you land at the destination.
Spectacular 5 star accommodation in smaller, often locally owned, boutique style hotels. We search out hotels with local character.
All meals, in country transportation, all scheduled excursions, a spa experience, gratuities.
What expenses do I have to look after?
Alcoholic drinks, personal souvenirs, travel and medical insurance, any required visas or vaccinations if required.
Can I come alone?
On our mixed trips we encourage and plan for double occupancy, however if you are a single please contact us for pricing.
For our Women Only trips lead by Heidi, singles are welcome, and paired up for rooms.
How can I pay?
You can pay with PayPal using your credit card or send an email money transfer.
Once you make the deposit to hold your spot, if you would like to pay the balance in monthly instalments, you may do so as long as the balance in paid 60 days before departure. Please let us know if you would like us to set this up.
What about dietary restrictions?
Most locations have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free items available. We, however, cannot guarantee always having these options.
Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
Because hotels, tours and in country flights are booked well in advance we do not offer a refund. All deposits are non-refundable. We highly recommend travel insurance should the need to cancel due to medical reasons arise.
Will I have any free time?
We always schedule in some free time on our trips. We think down time is just as important as being on the go.
Do I have to go on every excursion?
You are not obligated to go on every excursion, but we do not provide any reimbursement for outings not taken. We do encourage you to participate in the planning outings as that is how you get the full benefit of our expertise in planning your trip.
What are the size of the groups on each trip?
We keep the groups to a maximum of 10 travellers so that we can give you the personalized attention you deserve.
How about the age range for your travellers? How fit do I need to be?
Our trips are geared to men and women between the ages of 45-75. We do ask that you are able to spend the day walking, as we do lots of exploring when we are out and about. On a tour day in a city we could walk between 3-5 km. On some trips we may have more advanced walking excursions, which will be noted in the particular trip itinerary.