Best of Vietnam Best of Vietnam

Best of Vietnam

Join us on our 13 night exploration of Vietnam spanning the length of the country from south to north.

We begin with 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) where we will explore the first-rate museums and elegant French-era colonial architecture of the city. We have also included a day tour with a visit to Cu Chi and the underground network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War which is now a memorial park.

From Ho Chi Minh City we travel by road to the city of Can Tho located in the Mekong Delta region where we will spend 2 nights giving us the chance to explore the beautiful reverine landscape and local towns of the area.

On the 15th March we travel back to Ho Chi Minh City and board our flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival you will be whisked away to Nihn Van Bay and the stunning Six Senses Nihn Van Bay which sits on a dramatic bay looking out to the East Vietnam Sea. You will have 3 luxurious nights in a Beachfront Pool Villa which has direct access to the beach. The hills behind the property are also home to the black-shanked douc langur, a shy and rare species of monkey, it is a rare privilege to spot one during a stay.

After our stay at Nihn Van Bay we then fly to Hoi An and spend 4 nights discovering the city and its surrounding areas. Hoi An was a major trading port from the 15th to 19th century which is reflected in the city's blend of indigenous and foreign influences, the charming old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Our last stop is the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, with 2 nights where we will unearth the tales and stories of this ancient city. From well-preserved colonial buildings to ancient Pagodas, the city has a rich and fascinating history. We look forward to welcoming you on yet another unique and exciting Latitude 33 Tour.

 

"Our recent trip with Latitude 33 was truly one of our best holidays ever! Meticulous attention to detail, a unique itinerary, immersive experiences, luxurious accommodation and a great small group of like-minded travellers" - J. & B. Shaw

 

If you would like to explore South-East Asia further why not combine this trip with our 12 night Cambodian Discovery itinerary which begins on the 27th February and ends on the 11th March to seamlessly fit with Best of Vietnam.  

Destinations: Asia, Vietnam

Commencing: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Duration: 13 nights

Departure Date: 10 Jun 2022

Pricing: from $8,695

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Highlights

 

 

  • Small group limited to only 20 guests
  • Hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host and local guides 

 

Latitude 33 Vietnam Experience | Vietnam in Style

  • 13 night tour taking in the highlights of Vietnam
  • English speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing on tour
  • All domestic airfare included as per itinerary in business class
  • Visa on arrival service included
  • Fast track service through immigration on arrival into Ho Chi Minh City
  • Most meals included (as per itinerary) 
  • Drinks included with lunches and dinners
  • All baggage handling 

 

Six Senses Nihn Van Bay | Beachfront Luxury

  • 3 nights in a luxurious Beachfront Pool Villa
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Located along the beachfront
  • Private garden
  • Separate sleeping and living areas with an en-suite bathroom split over two floors
  • Hand-crafted wooden bath tub
  • Outdoor shower
  • Two day beds
  • Private infinity pool
  • Dedicated GEM (Guest Experience Maker) on call 24 hours a day

 

 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Friday 10 Jun 2022

    Australia | Ho Chi Minh City

    Welcome to Vietnam!

    On arrival you will be met at the immigration area by a local representative who will assist with the necessary visa and passport formalities at a private counter.

    Once you have cleared immigration you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.

    Park Hyatt Saigon

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    Day 02

    Saturday 11 Jun 2022

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Synonymous with the Vietnam War and a testament to the determined spirit of the Vietnamese, the underground network of passages at Cu Chi is a fascinating day trip out of the city.

    Preserved as a memorial park, two sections of this remarkable network are open to the public.

    In the late afternoon, we will drive to the city pier for a private speedboat journey to the boutique Mia Saigon hotel. This hotel offers peaceful surrounds with great views. Enjoy the beautiful sunset by the Saigon river with a sip of champagne followed by a sumptuous welcome dinner at the terrace before embarking your private speedboat back to the hotel.

     

    Park Hyatt Saigon (B/L/D)

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    Day 03

    Sunday 12 Jun 2022

    Ho Chi Minh City | Can Tho

    Travelling by road south of Ho Chi Minh City, journey into the Mekong Delta to the riverine town of Cai Be. Here you will board a motorised sampan, a traditional bamboo-covered wooden boat, and begin your exploration of one of the country's most enchanting landscapes.

    Continue across the upper reaches of the river exploring the beautiful riverine landscapes and observing typical life in the Mekong Delta. Following lunch at a local farmer's home, explore a little of the village before returning to your boat for the leisurely cruise through the maze of waterways to Vinh Long. From here, continue by road to Can Tho, the Delta's economic hub. 

    On arrival, check in to your hotel in Can Tho and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 

    Azerai Can Tho (B/L)

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    Day 04

    Monday 13 Jun 2022

    Can Tho

    As the sun rises above the Mekong Delta, is one of the most captivating times to be on the river. Take a sampan ride into the heart of Cai Rang floating market where boats, laden with fruits, vegetables and all manner of groceries, jostle for space and vie to sell their wares.

    Returning to Can Tho town, visit a Khmer pagoda and Binh Thuy Ancient House before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. This ancient house is one of the very few remaining examples of 19th-century residences in the Mekong Delta. 

    Azerai Can Tho (B/L)

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    Day 05

    Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

    Can Tho | Ninh Van Bay

    This morning, we return to Ho Chi Minh City and proceed to the airport for our late afternoon flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival we will be picked up and transferred to the resort by private coach and boat.

    Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay looking out to the East Vietnam Sea so it can only be approached by water. Impressive rock formations, white sand beach and a backdrop of towering mountains add to the fantasy. You can't be more intimately at one with nature.

    Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (B)

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    Day 06

    Wednesday 15 Jun 2022

    Ninh Van Bay

    Six Senses provide experiences for everyone and anyone. Activities offered at the resort include trekking with a number of hiking trails available, fishing and cooking classes.

     

    Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (B)

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    Day 07

    Thursday 16 Jun 2022

    Ninh Van Bay

    Today is a day at leisure to enjoy the serene sorroundings of Nihn Van Bay.

    Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (B)

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    Day 08

    Friday 17 Jun 2022

    Ninh Van Bay | Hoi An

    Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Da Nang.

     Upon arrival we visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang. Located near the Han River, the museum is one of a kind and houses an incredible collection of Cham artefacts including exquisite statues of Apsara dancers, mythical Garudas as well as images of the Hindu gods, Shiva and Vishnu. 

    This afternoon after check in the rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

     

    Hotel Royal Hoi An (B)

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    Day 09

    Saturday 18 Jun 2022

    Hoi An

    Begin the morning by travelling to Hoi An's colourful central market followed by an interesting and informative tour of a local restaurant where you will be guided around many live food counters in this unique experience.

    After our market visit we will have the chance to try our hand at making some Vietnamese dishes with a cooking lesson. After the lesson we sit down and eat what we have cooked with unlimited Vietnamese refreshing drinks, ice cream & sweet treats. You will recieve a copy of the recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.

    Hotel Royal Hoi An (B/L)

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    Day 10

    Sunday 19 Jun 2022

    Hoi An

    Devoid of most forms of motorised transport, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of this ancient port is ideal for exploring on foot. Discover beautifully preserved old merchant houses, atmospheric temples and lively markets as you stroll through the back streets of this enchanting destination. 

    This evening we will enjoy a BBQ dinner at a restaurant near to Co Co river bank, which is a unique dining experience in the countryside.

    Hotel Royal Hoi An (B/D)

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    Day 11

    Monday 20 Jun 2022

    Hoi An

    Setting off from Hoi An, ride over the bridge to Cam Kim island into the beautiful rural countryside, riding along the river, then stopping off at an Ancestral House and a traditional boat builders yard before we set off to explore the sleepy island villages.

    Zig-zag  through breathtaking scenery of rice paddies and farmland, taking stops along the way to learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap (rice cracker).

    Hotel Royal Hoi An (B/L)

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    Day 12

    Tuesday 21 Jun 2022

    Hoi An | Hanoi

    Upon the scheduled pickup time, you will be met and transfer to the airport for your mid-day flight to Ha Noi. Upon arrival in Hanoi you will be met and transferred to hotel for check in.

    The rest of the afternoon is at leisure before we meet this evening to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show, the tradition dates to the 11th century when villagers would wade into the flooded rice fields and entertain one another with puppet play. 

    After the performance we will transfer to one of Hanoi's many superb Vietnamese restaraunts for dinner.

    Sofitel Legend Metropole (B/D)

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    Day 13

    Wednesday 22 Jun 2022

    Hanoi

    Following breakfast you'll be collected from your hotel and driven the short distance to Hanoi's fascinating Ethnology Museum, dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. Returning to the city to visit the 'Hanoi Hilton', you'll then see where downed American pilots were imprisoned during the Vietnam war, before moving on to the 11th century Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university before heading back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

    As the sun sets we will travel to Hoan Kiem Lake. At dusk the lake transforms as locals come out to eat and vendors try to make their last sale of the day.

    This evening we will enjoy our last evening together with our farewell dinner.

    Sofitel Legend Metropole (B/D)

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    Day 14

    Thursday 23 Jun 2022

    Hanoi | Australia

    Today you will be met and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

     

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01 | FLIGHT & TRANSERS

  • Return airport transfers in Australia*
  • Return economy International airfares from Australia 
  • Domestic airfare as per itinerary in business class
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

  • Park Hyatt Saigon | 2 nights
  • Azerai Can Tho  | 2 nights 
  • Six Senses Ninh Van Bay | 3 nights 
  • Hotel Royal Hoi An | 4 nights
  • Sofitel Metropole Hanoi | 2 nights
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03 | SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY

 

The illusion is that you're on a remote island. The reality is that Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay looking out to the East Vietnam Sea so it can only be approached by water. Impressive rock formations, white sand beach and a backdrop of towering mountains add to the fantasy. You can't be more intimately at one with nature.

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04 | VIETNAM AIRLINES DOMESTIC BUSINESS CLASS

 

Business Class passengers have access to priority ground services to make their trip as comfortable and seamless as possible.

Priority ground services include:

  • Priority check-in at Business check-in counter
  • Priority baggage drop-off
  • Expedited immigration and security lines
  • Access to the Lotus Lounge 
  • Priority gate boarding
  • Priority disembarkation
  • Priority service at transfer desk
  • Priority baggage handling
 
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