High-end & Authentic Vietnam
Trying to decide between a luxury holiday and an authentic trip? With Mai Globe Travels you can combine both! Hike through rice paddies in the countryside, then return to your high-end accommodations for the evening. Sample street food along the roadside and get pampered at the spa. Have a cooking class with a local family and sail on a 5-star cruise. At the end of the trip, take a seaside break on the paradise island of Con Dao.
* Price per person based on 2 travelers
Inclusive / Exclusive
PER PERSON EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
- Daily breakfast included
- Government taxes
- Overnight in hotels in double room
- 24/7 team support
- Domestic flights
- Local SIM card with data package included
- Tickets to the places of visits other tickets that may be necessary
- Gift on arrival
- Private transport in A/C vehicle with English speaking guide and Vietnamese chauffeur
- Selection of the best restaurants for Half-board meals
- English-speaking guide depending on activities except during free time
- Full-board on the 3rd & 8th
- Half-board from day 2; 4 to 7 & 9 &10
- Massage on arrival to book on the 1st or 2nd day
- Visa fee
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Drinks during meals
- Early check in and late check out
You are greeted at Hanoi Airport by your driver. Once you reach your accommodation, a MGT member will meet and welcome you. This is the perfect opportunity to eventually ask questions. After settling into the hotel, immerse yourself in one of the only Asian capitals that has reconciled its past with modern development. Depending on your arrival time, you have the opportunity to visit the museum of ethnography, which will prepare you for your adventure.
Your driver picks you up in the early hours to introduce you to Hanoi. The famous Ba Dinh square is your first stop, where is the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, a national hero, also known as "Uncle Ho". You then visit the first university in the country in the past, the Temple of Literature, dedicated to the great thinker Confucius. You continue to the ancient citadel of Hanoi and Hoan Kiem lake, or in English Lake of the restored sword. You visit the Ngoc Son temple which is located on the lake before leaving for a discovery of Hanoi Street Food, renowned worldwide! You pass by the Dong Xuan market. Enjoy an egg coffee, specialty of the region and to finish the day, refresh yourself a Bia Hoi in the streets of the old quarter, the heart of Hanoi. You will discover the excitement of the city, difficult to find elsewhere in the country. Welcome to Hanoi!
Have breakfast, then drive to Haiphong to board your cruise around noon. Settle into your room on the junk and sit down to a delicious seafood lunch before setting sail. Sail between the majestic karst mountains in the emerald waters of the bay, and enjoy some of the many activities offered on board. You’ll have the chance to have a swim, explore islands by kayak, and visit a pearl factory. In the evening, have a cocktail and enjoy the sunset on the upper deck, participate in a cooking class and enjoy a gourmet dinner. You can also try your luck at squid fishing or join in for some karaoke fun. Overnight on board.
Wake up early to admire the sunrise and participate in the Tai Chi course on the bridge. After breakfast, visit the island of Cat Ba, by bus you are taken to Trung Trang Cave to admire the stalagmites and stalactites, located in the Cat Ba National Park. Back on the boat for a brunch before reaching the mainland. Transfer to Hanoi then flight to Hue scheduled at 6.30pm. Arriving in Hue around 7:45 p.m., your driver is waiting to drive you to your hotel.
Discover the old-fashioned charm of this royal city and its surroundings. Visit the Forbidden City and the magificent Mausoleums of Minh Mang and Tu Duc. The Pagoda of the Old Lady Celestial is a memorable place to watch the sun set on the Perfume River. Dinner at your leisure.
After breakfast, on your way to Hoi An, make a stop at the Ocean Cloud Pass (Hai Van Pass in Vietnamese) and the Marble Mountains, a group of five hills, made of limestone and marble. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore Hoi An and / or its surroundings. Settle into your hotel in this charming little town.
Stroll through the night market by the river in the evening. Dine on street food at one of the various street food stalls or opt for a restaurant in the old town.
Your chauffeur will drive you to the Tra Que Garden, located a few kilometers from the city. See the farmhouse and the village's organic gardens. Enjoy a welcoming refreshment, take a stroll in the garden with the chef, and join the farmers. Learn more about traditional farming methods, like how they prepare and fertilize the land with organic resources such as wild weeds and algae from the nearby river. Then, participate by raking the soil, sowing, transplanting, or watering- a real Vietnamese gardening experience! It's time to have a good foot massage with traditional herbs for some relaxation. Then, a cooking class where you will create some typical dishes such as banana flower salad, spring rolls, rice cakes, and Banh Xeo. Sit down for lunch and enjoy your cooking, as well as some additional dishes prepared by the chef- fish marinated in spices, chicken with lemongrass and chili, steamed rice, and dessert. Spend the afternoon at the beach, exploring the city or relaxing at your hotel.
Leave for Danang by car to catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Our guide will pick you up at the end of the afternoon to enjoy a city tour. It's a fabulous opportunity to see interesting monuments in Ho Chi Minh, to explore Ho Chi Minh's favorite shopping district, and to enjoy the superb flower market. Dinner on the cruize.
Get up early to take the road to Cai Be. A short visit to the floating market is planned before going to the island of Tan Phong to walk or cycle around the villages to discover the daily life of local people Then it is by rowing boat that you plunge into the Mekong canals in the middle of the countryside. Back on the boat, you set off to explore the waters of the largest river in Southeast Asia to An Binh Island. You will have lunch in an old house in Ba Kiet. After lunch, you can walk among the orchards and have tea while listening to traditional music. Then you will stroll through the village, this will be an opportunity to discover the small workshops where rice paper and coconut sweets are made, with the last visit to a brick oven The cruise ends at Vinh Long where your driver is waiting to drive you to Can Tho.
Start your day at dawn with a boat ride on the Bassac River, the largest tributary of the Mekong. Visit Cao Rong floating market, the largest and most active in the delta. Next, after the boat tour, you’ll visit a Vietnamese noodle and vermicelli factory. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet a Vietnamese family who invites you to share local experiences. Now it’s time to leave the delta region and drive to Ho Chi Minh. Stop at Binh Thuy Ancient House, an architectural site of national significance. Dinner at your leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Today you are taking off for your seaside break on the secret island of Con Dao. This archipelago is wilder and less touristy than others in Vietnam. This is what makes it a privileged place and conducive to relaxation. A hike on the island allows you to immerse yourself in a natural environment and observe a multitude of impressive plant and animal species. For divers, Con Dao offers pretty snorkeling and scuba diving spots. Besides bright corals, you may be able to see several multi-colored fish, turtles, dolphins. It is also possible to visit historic sites such as prisons, the Con Dao museum, Hang Duong cemetery and shrines.
Day at your leisure on this beautiful island.
Day at your leisure on this beautiful island.
It's your last day, take advantage of your last moments to possibly go shopping. Your driver will then take you to the airport for the flight from Con Dao to HCMC and then the international flight back home.
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