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Vietnam Experience (Private Tour)
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Vietnam Experience (Private Tour)

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    £4,090pp

Have limited time but still want to experience Vietnam's top sights? With this tour, you can experience all the key highlights, with visits to charming Hoi An, historic Hue, spectacular Halong Bay and more.


Experience one of our most popular itineraries tailored to perfectly suit the private travelling party as small as just two. Visiting the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam with you own private guide, you will be wowed by their abundant knowledge and expertise. Departing on any day you wish, relish Vietnam's distinct and energetic character as you journey from Saigon in the south up to Hanoi in the north.

What's Included

  • international flights
  • all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
  • all accommodation
  • meals as stated
  • entrance fees, guides and daily tours
Experience one of our most popular itineraries, tailored to perfectly suit the private travelling party. Visiting the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam, from Saigon and the south to the glorious Halong Bay, you can depart on any day you wish with a touring party as small as two people.

Why Choose a Wendy Wu Private Tour?

  • Travel on any day you wish
  • Expertly crafted itineraries, tailored for parties as small as two.
  • A private trip just for you and your chosen travel party.
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your knowledgable private guide.
  • Stay in central, boutique hotels. Explore from your doorstep!
  • Enjoy a more intimate and authentic travel experience.

Private Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Saigon
    Days 1-2 Fly to Saigon

    Fly overnight to Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam's largest and most evocative city. Your private driver will be waiting to escort you to your hotel in the heart of the city. Why not head out and enjoy the panoramic views from a rooftop bar?

  • Day 3
    Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels B L
    DAY 3 Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels

    Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, where your private guide will explain the astonishing realities of the guerrilla tactics used by the Viet Cong during the war. You'll discover bamboo traps, field hospitals and kitchens, and if you choose, crouch through a short section of the tunnels for yourself. This afternoon, return to Saigon. This exuberant city is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See French colonial landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the emotive War Remnants Museum.

  • Day 4
    A day in the Mekong Delta B L
    DAY 4 A day in the Mekong Delta

    This morning, your private guide will pick you up for a whirlwind escape to the country. Head to Ben Tre to explore on a rural section of the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the 'Rice Basket of Vietnam', the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Spend the day cruising and exploring, travelling by motorised, wooden boats between the islands and changing to smaller paddleboats in the canal. Return to Saigon in the early evening.

  • Day 5
    Journey to Hoi An B L
    DAY 5 Journey to Hoi An

    Take a 1hr 20min flight to Danang and transfer to the charming, UNESCO listed town of Hoi An. This wilfully traditional town offers an impressive ancient centre famous for its yellow buildings, romantic ambience and swaying silk lanterns. After lunch, your guide will show you Hoi An's secrets on a private walking tour. This historic merchant town has influences from many corners of Asia. See the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the bustling market. Your evening is at leisure to soak up the atmosphere, go lantern shopping or even get measured for express tailoring at one of the local boutiques. The night seamstresses and shoemakers here are famous for their quick, high-quality work - they can whip up a custom garment in just 24 hours and deliver it to your hotel too.

  • Day 6
    Tra Que Village B L
    Day 6 Tra Que Village

    Your personal guide will pick you up by car this morning. Head out into the lush green countryside to visit Tra Que, a local farming co-operative that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. See the farmers at work, hear about the traditional methods they use, and even try your hand at it for yourself. This afternoon, you are at leisure to explore Hoi An's lovely shops and bars, relax in your hotel or even visit the beach.

  • Day 7
    Imperial Hue B L
    Day 7 Imperial Hue

    This morning, drive approximately 4 hours to Hue; this journey will take you over the scenic Hai Van Pass, often named as one of the best road trips in the world. Hue is the epitome of Vietnam's dynamic past, and was once the seat of the Nguyen emperors. Upon arrival, explore the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang; the complex comprises of almost 40 monuments and is surrounded by scenic gardens and pools. Visit the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City before an evening cruise on the Perfume River. Hue is a small city, with almost everything in walking distance. Take advantage of the nearby street market, or head to one of the neighbouring restaurants along the riverfront - the choice is yours.

  • Day 8
    Fly to Hanoi B L
    Day 8 Fly to Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi and enjoy time at leisure to explore Vietnam's capital, your way. Why not shop in the wonderful boutiques of the Old Quarter, or enjoy the beautiful architecture and restaurants in the French Quarter?

  • Day 9
    Explore Hanoi B L
    DAY 9 Explore Hanoi

    Your private guide will introduce the city's history during this morning's private tour. Take a walk through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll see the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace, before continuing to the One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day's explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake.

  • Day 10
    Halong Bay Overnight Cruise B L D
    DAY 10 Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

    Travel east to Halong Bay, the highlight of any visit to Vietnam. Here, you'll spend a day and night aboard the comfortable Bhaya cruise ship, sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations. Amid the myriad of islands, enjoy an excursion such as a visit to one of the bay's stalactite-filled caves, or a kayaking experience in one of its sheltered bays.

  • Day 11
    Water Puppet Artistry B L
    DAY 11 Water Puppet Artistry

    Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay as you cruise back to port. Return to Hanoi after brunch. This afternoon, your private guide will take you to visit the home of a water puppet artist. This traditional Vietnamese performance art has roots dating back to the 10th century. You will have a chance to talk with the artist, watch the process of making the puppets and enjoy a private water puppet show.

  • Day 12
    Fly Hanoi to UK B
    DAY 12 Fly Hanoi to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or the following day.

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Vietnam Experience (Private Tour) map

Places Visited: Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (3N) - Halong Bay (1N)

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Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK
Duration
Price
Booking Options
Depart UK: Any date you wish
Duration: 12 days
Price: £4,090pp

Sample Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
16°c
27mm
Hanoi
16°c
19mm
Hoi An
22°c
92mm
Hue
21°c
145mm
Saigon
26°c
14mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
17°c
31mm
Hanoi
17°c
26mm
Hoi An
23°c
32mm
Hue
22°c
45mm
Saigon
28°c
4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
20°c
43mm
Hanoi
20°c
44mm
Hoi An
24°c
30mm
Hue
24°c
59mm
Saigon
29°c
10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
24°c
91mm
Hanoi
24°c
90mm
Hoi An
26°c
34mm
Hue
27°c
68mm
Saigon
30°c
50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
28°c
168mm
Hanoi
28°c
188mm
Hoi An
28°c
56mm
Hue
29°c
122mm
Saigon
30°c
218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
28°c
244mm
Hanoi
29°c
240mm
Hoi An
29°c
99mm
Hue
30°c
87mm
Saigon
28°c
312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
29°c
267mm
Hanoi
30°c
288mm
Hoi An
30°c
90mm
Hue
30°c
66mm
Saigon
28°c
294mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
28°c
312mm
Hanoi
29°c
318mm
Hoi An
29°c
104mm
Hue
30°c
194mm
Saigon
28°c
270mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
28°c
206mm
Hanoi
28°c
265mm
Hoi An
28°c
297mm
Hue
28°c
509mm
Saigon
28°c
327mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
25°c
119mm
Hanoi
25°c
131mm
Hoi An
26°c
526mm
Hue
26°c
898mm
Saigon
28°c
267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
21°c
55mm
Hanoi
22°c
43mm
Hoi An
24°c
363mm
Hue
24°c
682mm
Saigon
27°c
116mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Halong Bay
18°c
24mm
Hanoi
19°c
23mm
Hoi An
23°c
206mm
Hue
21°c
350mm
Saigon
26°c
48mm