Vietnam holidays, tailor made

This tour has a lot of substance and a lot of style too; you'll see a complete overview of Vietnam, travelling, eating and sleeping well with everything organised for you.
Hanoi Ethnology Museum Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi Old Quarter Halong Bay Overnight on a traditional wooden junk boat Hue Imperial Citadel of Hue Perfume River cruise Da Nang Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City Museum of War Remnants Cai Rang Floating Market Mekong Delta
Price
US $2183 excluding flights
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Duration
14 days
Type
Tailor made
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Price based on twin share accommodation in mid range hotels.
Price includes domestic flights.
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Description of Vietnam holidays, tailor made

This fascinating 14-day itinerary travelling through Vietnam can be tailored to your interests and customised to your preferences. Travel from North to South to see the varied faces of this wonderful country – its history, culture, beautiful landscapes, rural traditions and much more – and interact with the local people of cities, towns and hamlets throughout the holiday.

Begin in Hanoi, exploring the Old Quarter or opting for a back street art tour, then spend a day in Ha Long Bay, sleeping on a traditional boat which cruises the waters. In Hue, visit Thien Mu Pagoda, King Minh Mang’s Tomb and Dong Ba market, the Imperial City and the antiquity museum. From here, travel to the ancient town of Hoi An before visiting Ho Chi Minh City, where you can take a cruise on the Mekong River and visit the Cai Be floating market.
As this is a tailor made holiday, all these options are simply suggestions. One of the significant features of this kind of tailor made trip is that you can work with a personal local tour operator to arrange your itinerary. You can make as many changes as you wish, not just before your tour begins, but also while you are in Vietnam.

Internal flights, transfers, transport by private vehicle, guides, boat cruises and breakfasts are all included, and there’s a choice of hotels, from mid-range to first class.

This Vietnam holiday can be designed for a group, a couple or a single traveller. You don't have to be tied to other people in a large group and your departure date is whenever suits you. You don't need to worry that this personally designed Vietnam holiday will be too expensive. Our policy is to offer good value for money and the price for a private tour for two people is competitive with standard group tours from other tour operators, with the restaurants and hotels featured often better quality.

From your arrival in Vietnam to the time you leave, your tour operator will monitor what is happening and check all arrangements in advance to ensure that every part of your holiday runs smoothly and effortlessly.

Price information

US $2183 excluding flights
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Price based on twin share accommodation in mid range hotels.
Price includes domestic flights.
Make enquiry

Departure information

For these Vietnam holidays we offer a complete tailor made service and this suggested sampled itinerary can be tailor made to suit your requirements

Travel guides

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Holiday information

Our top tip:
Organise additional tours locally for a real taste of everyday Vietnamese life.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
12 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night floating hotel.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge.
Meals:
13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, transfers, domestic flights, transport, guides.

Reviews

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Reviewed on 01 Mar 2020 by

We had a fantastic time in a very scenic and interesting country. The holiday was exceptionally well organised and good value for money Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019 by

The holiday was spectacular and offered a huge variety of activities that kept even our 16-year-old son entertained for the entire duration. The itinerary was flexible enough to allow us to meet our elder son in Vietnam halfway through our trip and our activities for that particular day were extended to include him and his four friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by

Most of it was fascinating... Singapore, Vietnam and Laos are amazing countries. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Dec 2018 by

Most memorable was walking through the wonderful Luang Prabang and relaxing on the fantastic beach of Phu Quoc. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2018 by

We had a wonderful and varied holiday. We travelled extensively and made the most of each day. The experience was fantastic and we would definitely recommend this trip to others Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2018 by

Fantastic experience, we learned such a lot about the Vietnamese history and culture from the local guides. They made the trip for us. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2016 by

There were so many highlights, the Vespa food tour of Saigon, the hiking in the mountains near Sapa, the boat trip on Halong Bay, the exquisite hotel, Shinta Mani, in Siem Reap. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 May 2016 by

Our guides were second to none and the tour company had everything well organised and went the extra mile for us. Couldn't fault them. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2016 by

We were well taken care of. There were many local tour guides who would need to meet us and orient us, and every single one was on time, pleasant and professional. We were very impressed with how well organized this was. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2016 by

Most memorable was certainly over night train from Hanoi to Danang, when for 4 hours the train was a slight embankment and all around as far as the eye could see was flooded paddy fields and swirling rivers. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2014 by

Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Dec 2013 by

It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole holiday was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2013 by

I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2012 by

The most memorable parts were the Cu Chi tunnels and learning more in depth and hands on about the most recent Vietnam war (The American War as they call it). Really well preserved site and the history is all very fresh and astounding to see close up and personal. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

We have built strong links with local communities, craftspeople, artists, singers and musicians who are maintaining threatened traditions. During our tailor made Vietnam holidays we offer visitors an opportunity to meet them, thereby valuing their activities and thus helping towards their survival.

For example, you'll contribute to sustaining traditional calligraphy, an art form under threat of extinction.

On these Vietnam holidays you'll also meet local people and enjoy a meal in a 'garden house' in Hue. In Ho Chi Minh City, you'll see the complicated process of making traditional lacquerware in a local workshop. At Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta, the local people will welcome an opportunity to perform their traditional Tai Tu music for you.

Wherever possible, we contract local indigenous suppliers for these Vietnam holidays and assist them to improve the quality of their services. By booking this tour, you'll be helping us to support Vietnamese service providers, artists and performers, small businesses, boat owners and other poor people in communities throughout Vietnam.

We use local freelance guides with wide experience and knowledge of cultural traditions and an ability to interpret the cultural heritage of the people in the places visited. For these Vietnam holidays, you'll have about four different guides from various provinces of Vietnam.

We are working closely with a small project in Vietnam trying save a critically endangered species of large primate, now reduced to less than sixty individuals world-wide. We're seeking financial assistance to supplement the meagre resources currently available to the project director while we help her to develop her own web site.

We are also collaborating with an international non-governmental organisation in setting up an ecology based village homestay network in the same area to widen awareness of the urgency of the situation amongst visitors.

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