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Vietnam for the Experiential Traveler

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PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $4999+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Set sail aboard the luxurious Ginger Cruise within the Lan Ha Bay, a more quiet extension of Halong Bay
  • Wake up early and join a Tai Chi session on the GInger's sundeck to ease into the day as the first rays of the sun touch the waters
  • Explore Vietnam's vast countryside via bicycle while stopping at local homes to learn of traditional crafts
  • Savor the local flavors of an organic farm visit while learning to prepare different Vietnamese dishes in Hoi-an
  • Explore the extensive tunnels of Cu Chi to learn of the Vietnamese Guerrillas' clever and brave resistance during the Vietnam War
Interested in this tour?   Let us build you a customized quote based on your budget.

Tour Overview

As part of our Experiential Travel series, our travel experts are very excited to offer a uniquely tailored itinerary, Vietnam for the Experiential Traveler! Travel in Yampu style and experience more with private assistance, transfers and tours with accommodations that have been personally inspected by our elite team of Travel Consultants.

When booking as is, travelers can experience the must-sees of Vietnam with unique cultural experiences far off the beaten path.  From cycling the countryside and stopping at small local villages to exploring Hanoi’s adventurous street food haven, our experts have created an unforgettable Vietnamese experience.

Included in our unique anniversary itinerary is an overnight cruise aboard the brand new luxury cruise ship, The Ginger.  Interlacing the long-lasting traditions of Northern Vietnam with contemporary accents, The Ginger’s distinguished design invites Yampu Travelers to explore the gorgeous views of Lan Ha Bay.

(NOTE: Cannot be combined with other promotions. Certain blackout dates apply. Please contact a Yampu Travel Expert for more information)*

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Package Price: $4999
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

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Flight to Vietnam

Overnight international flight to Hanoi.

Overnight international flight to Hanoi.

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Welcome to Hanoi

As soon as you disembark, our Immigration Officer and guide will meet you at the end of the jet bridge holding a signboard with your name(s) on it. You will be escorted to clear immigration, customs formalities, while our representative collects your luggage from baggage claim. After completing all the necessary procedures, your luggage will be brought back to you and our representative will lead you through the exit gate to the arrival hall where your guide will be waiting to escort you to your vehicle to transfer to your hotel.

Check in to the hotel is at 3 pm. Early check-in may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. You may store your luggage at the hotel until you are able to check in.

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Hidden Hanoi with Street Food Tasting

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Transfer from your hotel to our meeting point where you and your tour guide will explore the little alleys and discover the daily lives of locals. First stop at vintage coffee shop, where you sit on very small chairs as is the special style of Hanoi, to start a day by tasting a cup of Vietnamese coffee. This also offers a perfect opportunity for people-watching, to get a better idea of the daily activities of the locals. After that, we make our way through a small alley which is just big enough to fit through, so be sure to bring your camera along to capture the unique experience. Pass Hanoi Church to see a highlight of the regal architecture of Hanoi. Moving on from the busy street, you get to Nha Chung alley, where the morning is always the busiest time at this corner with several vendors of food or vegetables gather for sale. Going up an old wooden staircase to the second floor of old French house, is where you will meet a local who has a strong attachment to this house. Engage with him to discover more about the change of people, life and thoughts on the future of this remarkably old city. Finish this tour by having lunch at a vintage Vietnamese restaurant decked out in 70's decor that will take you back in time to a post-liberated Hanoi.

Half Day Afternoon Hanoi City Tour Temples and Pagodas
Tour the city of Hanoi, with its ochre-colored colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Visit the historic outside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument of marble and granite built to house the preserved body of beloved revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, affectionately known to the Vietnamese as "Uncle Ho". Tour the One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist temple built in 1049 of wood in the shape of a lotus blossom and set on a single stone pillar, considered by many to be one of Vietnam's most iconic pagodas. Visit Ho Chi Minh's House nearby, a simple wooden house in a tranquil setting where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Some of his belongings are on display and visitors can walk up the steps to see his bedroom. Continue to the 6th century Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, located on a small island in West Lake. Conclude the tour with a visit to the 11th century Taoist Quan Thanh Temple featuring a mix of architectural styles from the imperial era and highlighted by a large yard shaded by a giant banyan tree and a shrine that contains a famous bronze statue of Tran Vu, one of the principal deities in Taoism.

Street Eats After Dark
Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city's unique culture. Depart from your hotel at 18:00 for a leisurely walk with your tour guide to the Old Quarter. Chit-chat with your guide to get an insight of street food in Hanoi & the typical culinary habits. Make a first stop at a local coffee shop to try the local brew. Then walk a little further to taste some typical Hanoi snacks such as Pillow cake, fried sweet cakes. Next stroll through the streets lined with many food vendors and make your way to a steaming bowl of Pho Ga (Vietnamese noodle soup with chicken). This is practically Vietnam's national dish and is a dish enjoyed morning noon and night. Next move on to try Vietnam's 2nd most popular food - the Banh Mi Pate or baguette sandwich with pate at Banh My Lan Ong, one of the most famous shops in Hanoi. Later head to Dong Xuan night market which is well known for all types of goods including souvenirs. Try your hand at bargaining for a good deal before heading off to Beer Corner in the old corner to try a cold glass of Bia Hoi (fresh draft beer) like a local.
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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ginger Cruise

Depart on a 2-hour drive to Hai Phong via the new highway and over the longest bridge in South East Asia.

A luxurious floating home, Ginger, sets sail around noontime. Enjoy a welcome drink upon boarding and become acquainted with the facilities on board during the welcome briefing. Then, begin a unique journey exploring one of the new wonders of nature, Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy lunch in Ginger's light-flooded dining room, offering panoramic views of the passing scenery. Along the way, pass an ancient lighthouse, built by the French over 100 years ago. Head deeper and further south into the karst maze of Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha Bay is actually a part of Halong Bay that recently opened to the public. Relax on the sun deck and soak in the aura of the fascinating scenery- a surreal seascape.

During the cruise, there is leisure time to enjoy our onboard activities. Take a plunge in the pool or get pampered with a selection of treatments and massages in the Lady Ginger spa. Disembark at Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island where you'll hop on bikes (electric car available) for a tour along small paved roads towards a quiet village nestled in a valley. Meet and greet local villagers and see their daily routines at homes, school, and work.
Back on board, our chef will lead an interactive cooking class in the open kitchen at the restaurant. Learn about delicious local ingredients and how to prepare traditional Vietnamese recipes you can imitate at home. Then, arrive at a tranquil anchor location for the night; a hidden place to reminisce about the day's adventures and enjoy cocktails under the stars.

A delightful dinner is served in the dining room. After, guests are invited to enjoy time at the bar or pay a visit to the evening cinema for a movie. Nighttime is also the best time of the day for squid fishing. Join the Ginger crew for squid fishing before retiring to your room for the evening.
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Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Join the Ginger's early morning Tai Chi session on the spacious sundeck to ease mind and body into the day as the sun rises over the Mekong. Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries wait in the dining room to start the new day. Ginger begins cruising towards Tra Bau, a secluded spot that is perfect for the morning excursion. In kayaks or bamboo boats, drift along the waters of the bay for a closer look at the serene surroundings. Paddling through the dreamlike landscape with tree-topped islands, feel a sense of freedom and harmony with nature that you have never experienced before.

Back on board, a hearty breakfast is served in the dining room (or on request served to your room) before starting to journey back to the pier. Savouor the last moments of this unique journey by relaxing on comfy sun beds on the terrace deck.

Disembark at noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport for a flight to your next destination.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport. Check-out at the hotel is at 12:00 pm. Late check-out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. You may store your luggage at the hotel until the time that you are ready to leave for the airport.

Domestic Flight from Hanoi to Hue

On arrival at the airport, (1.5 hours before flight time for domestic flights), a representative will collect your tickets, passport and luggage and proceed to get your boarding pass ready. Then the representative will hand over your ticket, passport and boarding pass, assist you with immigration and then lead you to the waiting area until the boarding time.

Reception at airport and transfer to your hotel.

Note: Check in to the hotel is at 3 pm. Early check in may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. You may store your luggage at the hotel until you are able to check in.

Dinner at Ngoc Son Princess House
Princess Ngoc Son was a daughter of Emperor Dong Khanh - when she married, her father granted her the land to build a home. Today, it is one of the best garden houses and has been maintained largely in its original form. The house is a classic structure with three bays and two wings. The highlight is a small artificial rock garden. The present owner also has a fascinating collection of artifacts and mementos from the days of the former Royal Empire. Enjoy a dinner of traditional Hue specialties prepared by the family at their historical home while you unearth Hue's fascinating past.
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Hue

Half Day Biking Around Hue Countryside
Depart from Hue by car (4km/2mi) where you will begin a 15km (9mi) leisurely exploration of the Hue countryside by bicycle. Cycle towards the rustic village of Thuy Bieu which has remained largely unchanged for centuries. The village is famous for its mild, sweet Thanh Tra ("green tea") pomelo, a citrus fruit related to the grapefruit. Continue cycling past family temples and orchards of fruit and bamboo to a local workshop where you can observe people making necklaces from aloes wood. Then visit a local home where the family members have been making incense sticks for generations. Chat with them, perhaps over a few segments of Thanh Tra, for insights into everyday life in a typical countryside village as well as their efforts to keep the traditional craft alive. After visiting a traditional silk painting workshop, explore the Voi Re Temple, a royal temple where the kings' war elephants were buried and worshipped. Nearby is the Ho Quyen (Tiger Fighting Arena), built in 1830 by Emperor Minh Mang to house duels to the death between elephants and tigers, with the tigers declawed to provide the elephants with an advantage. After some time to explore, drive back to Hue.

Half day in a Life of a Buddhist Nun
Hue is the capital of Buddhism in Vietnam. Most Buddhists believe in an afterlife without suffering, and one must have a vegetarian diet to help reduce the Karma made from previous lives. This afternoon, pay a visit to Dieu Thanh pagoda. The pagoda was built in 19th century and is located nearby Tu Duc Tomb. Upon arrival, take a walk around the peaceful precinct before having a vegetarian lunch prepared by the nuns. Talk with these Buddhists to have a comprehensive knowledge of their belief, and to understand about the natural ingredients they usually use in vegetarian meals.

Private Half Day Imperial Citadel Tour with Lunch
Once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Lords from the 17th to the 19th centuries, Hue's splendid emperors' tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel contribute to its undeniable royal charm. Explore the Imperial Citadel at the center of the Complex of Hue Monuments inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Enter through the towering main gate and appreciate the magnificent architecture and gardens while your guide explains the events and the intrigue surrounding the former royal court. Despite being heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, there are some incredibly well-preserved sections intact and others which are being carefully restored. Select one of two royal tombs to visit: (1) The Tu Duc Royal Tomb, the most impressive of all the royal mausoleums, built by Emperor Tu Duc between 1864 and 1867. Interestingly, Tu Duc had 104 wives and countless concubines but left no heirs to the throne. While the complex does include a tomb, together with pavilions and temples, no one knows exactly where Tu Duc was buried as all 200 servants who buried the king were beheaded to keep his final resting place a secret from grave robbers, or (2) the elaborate Khai Dinh Royal Tomb whose architecture showcases elements of Eastern art and Western design. While smaller than many of the other tombs, the Khai Dinh Royal Tomb is more flamboyant, with the largest dragons in the country forming the side walls leading up to the tomb. Notice the tomb's blackened concrete exterior and colorful mosaic interior in the spacious main building decorated with murals of the Four Seasons, Eight Precious Objects and Eight Fairies.
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Hue - Hoi An

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Private transfer from Hue to Hoi An.

Half Day Hoi An Walking Tour
Between the 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An known then as 'Faifo', was a prosperous trading port, attracting Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish ships amongst others. Today, this World Heritage ancient town is recognized for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian-only streets and distinctive local cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past. Hoi An's narrow lanes are ideal for a guided walking tour of its many atmospheric sights including: the old merchant houses with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture; the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, first built in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with its intricate woodcarvings; and the colorful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk, which can be turned into fashionable garments within a day or two.
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Half Day Organic Farm Visit and Cooking Class
Cam Thanh Village is now an urban ward of Hoi An city. It is known for dense water coconut jungles and immense rice fields. During the Vietnam war, Cam Thanh was a shelter for local people and soldiers. Nowadays, this place supplies seafood, vegetables and rice for the area. This morning, meet your guide and transfer to the picturesque Co Co river for a bamboo basket-boat ride to Thanh Dong village which is the first and only organic farm in Hoi An. Get a glimpse about the history and customs of this charming village before venturing into the garden and getting your hands dirty! You may like to borrow the farmers' clothing provided by the villagers and learn how cultivate vegetables without chemicals before harvesting vegetables for your cooking class.

Continue a short bamboo basket-boat ride through the peaceful water coconut forest to a riverbank restaurant looking out rice fields. On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink, take part in traditional Vietnamese folk games as balance Bamboo Bridge, pot smashing then join in a hands-on cooking class. After the cooking class, savor the dishes you have prepared. Bid farewell to the chef before transferring back your hotel.
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Hoi An - Danang - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

You will be met at your hotel by a Yampu representative and transferred to the airport in Danang for your flight.

Flight from Danang to Saigon

On arrival at the airport, (1.5 hours before flight time for domestic flights), a representative will collect your tickets, passport and luggage and proceed to get your boarding pass ready. Then the representative will hand over your ticket, passport and boarding pass, assist you with immigration and then lead you to the waiting area until the boarding time.

Upon arrival at the Saigon Airport, clear all customs procedures and proceed to exit gate and look for your Yampu representative who will be waiting at the lobby.

Private Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch
From Saigon, take a 2hr drive northwest to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as living quarters, communication and supply routes, and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches. Touring the underground compounds will provide a better understanding of the history of the tunnels, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to Saigon.
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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

A Morning like a Saigonese
Wake up early this morning and start your day like a real Saigonese does! Your guide will show you things that make Saigon so different compared to other parts of Vietnam, from the morning crowded street coffee places to the lively local outdoor markets where people shop for their daily needs. Your first stop is a Vietnamese bread stall which is believed to be the first bread stall in Saigon. Sit down together with the local people inside a small alley to enjoy this simple, yet delicious breakfast. After breakfast, zig zag through the alleys and stop at a market for a cup of tea or coffee in Saigon's oldest cafe. This coffee shop, now in its 78th year of operation, is something of a Saigon landmark. Meet the owner for a talk to learn how she makes coffee with such a special yet traditional method, a kind of "stocking coffee" which was originally the method of Chinese coffee vendors and involved a long, stocking-like fabric filter, a charcoal stove and traditional clay pots.

Private Half Day City Tour with Lunch
wind your way through nearby street markets to see how people bargain for fresh vegetables, seafood and other local food. Carry on to the "flower alleys" - the biggest flower market in Saigon. Take the opportunity to see the colorful blossoms, and interact with the sellers. Stop at some vendors to try some favorite Saigonese snacks and desserts such as sponge cakes and sweet soups before heading to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. A short drive away is the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American War. Continue to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the American War through the eyes of the Vietnamese. (Please note that some of the displays are very graphic.). Return to your hotel.

Untold Food Stories of the Vintage Vespa Tour
The darker the night gets; the more vivid Saigon becomes! Get ready for a fascinating ride by vintage vespa tonight to discover busy Saigon after dark, together with mouth-watering street food tasting in the most authentic local restaurants. Make your first stop at a small yet popular Vietnamese bread stall, line up to get a fresh bread roll before heading to a vintage coffee shop tucked away in a back alley for a briefing. Keep on riding to a hidden boutique restaurant o taste the freshest local seafood courses.
Then continue to zig zag through the hustle and bustle of the streets, wandering around an old apartment complex which becomes extremely lively at night with hundreds of food and drinks stalls. Take a break at a 50-year-old dessert shop to try different hand-made sweet soups. End up your night at a cozy bar room tucked away in a quiet alley to taste some local beer or cocktail and have a chat with people here. Take a walk or catch a taxi to get back to your hotel.
Remark about traffic in Saigon: If you have never visited Saigon - the city on the move, then it is a good idea to be well prepared that the traffic moves in a different way that at home. The roads are filled with dense traffic - predominantly motorbikes, cars, taxis and buses. Traffic moves like water in a stream around a stone. The trick is not to do anything erratic - stopping is just as dangerous as moving too quickly. Vietnamese people are used to slowly moving around pedestrians so any unexpected movements may make things difficult for everyone. If you still aren't feeling confident, find a friendly local pedestrian and stick close. If you sit behind the Vespa or sidecar drivers, take it easy, they are the experts!
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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Can Tho

Depart for the 1-hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, situated in the Mekong River Delta, exchanging city scenes for lush rice paddies and fruit farms. At the pier, embark on a fascinating motorboat excursion past stilt houses, fish farms and scenes of countryside living. Arrive at Turtle Island, and sample freshly picked fruit and coconut milk while interacting with a local farming family. Visit a family-run coconut candy workshop, utilizing Ben Tre's famous coconuts. Explore more of the Delta from a rowing sampan through a network of small canals. Enjoy country hospitality as you sip a cup of honey tea while taking in a traditional folk song performance. A local lunch will be served at the town of My Tho before continuing on a 2hr drive to your Can Tho hotel where you will have the evening free.
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Can Tho - Chau Doc - Tra Su Nature Reserve

Rise early and board a local boat to explore the famed Cai Rang floating market, where dozens of boats laden with fruits, vegetables and fish from all over the Delta jostle for trade. Notice the long poles with sample products for sale tied to the top. This vibrant wholesale market on the water makes for excellent photo opportunities as your boat navigates close to the action. Check out of your hotel and make the 3hr drive northwest towards Chau Doc. Situated on the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc enjoys a unique cultural mix of Vietnamese, Cham and Khmer ethnic groups. Transfer to your hotel for check-in and lunch. In the late afternoon, we drive 45mins Tra Su Nature Reserve. (Open year-round, breeding birds are most plentiful between July and Feb). The enchanting submerged forest is home to many unique water birds and colonies of bats and is best explored by motor boat and rowing sampan through spectacular living carpets of water plants. On the way to the nature reserve, we visit a Khmer village and witness how all parts of the palm tree are used by ethnic Cambodians to make palm juice, palm sugar and more. Return to your hotel in the early evening.
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Chau Doc - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

After breakfast at the hotel, travel in a motor boat, a common form of local transportation, along the Chau Doc River (a tributary of the Mekong River) and observe peaceful river scenes including visits to floating fish farms and local houses. Our excursion also takes us to a Muslim Cham village, inhabited by descendants of the Kingdom of Champa, an empire that stretched from Hue in Central Vietnam to the southern Mekong Delta from the 7th to 18th centuries. Walk the village to see a mosque and notice the differences in Cham-style stilt homes and their modest yet colorful style of dress.

Return to your hotel for check-out and depart for the drive back to Saigon. Lunch is at a local restaurant en route.

On arrival at the airport, (2 hours before flight time for international flights), a representative will collect your tickets, passport and luggage and proceed to get your boarding pass ready. Then the representative will hand over your ticket, passport and boarding pass, assist you with immigration and then lead you to the waiting area until the boarding time.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cần Thơ, Vietnam

Hue, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Halong Bay Vietnam, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Châu Đốc, An Giang Province, Vietnam

Danang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

Places You'll See

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    Hanoi

    Meaning “embraced by the river”, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. Visit the many temples and parks of this beautiful city, such as the Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake Park. Visit the Army Museum and hear retellings of many battles fought throughout the country’s history. Take the little ones to the Ha Noi circus for some family fun.

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    Halong Bay

    Halong Bay is known as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. With roughly 1,600 limestone islands, each covered in thick vegetation, it has extreme aesthetic value. Home to a small fishing community of people living on floating houses. Enjoy “junk boat” tours, or a rent a kayak and explore.

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    Hue

    Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue is a city rich in history and culture. During the Vietnam war, much of the city was destroyed, but the buildings and ruins that are left are worth visiting. Much of the Imperial Citadel still stands and houses interesting shops, museums, and galleries. See the Tombs of the Emperors along the pristine Perfume River.

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    Hoi An

    Once a trading port in the 15th century, this beautifully preserved city is a prime example of Southeast Asian culture. The architecture showcases a fascinating blend of local and foreign influences. Enjoy exploring the old town by motorbike, kayak, motorboat, and more. Visit the Museum of Folk Culture and learn about traditional Vietnamese dress and culture.

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    Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

    The metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City is always bustling with activity, and full of historical attractions. Visit the beautiful French-built Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral in the city center. For a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of the Vietnamese, take a tour of the War Remnants Museum. And for unbelievable views of the city, visit the Saigon Skydeck in the Bitexco Financial Tower.

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    Can Tho

    When the sun goes down, the riverside city of Can Tho comes alive. Take a boat through the city canals to purchase locally made goods and souvenirs at the floating markets. Play a game of billiards with the locals, or relax at the riverside park on Hai Ba Trung Street. Visit the Quang Duc Pagoda, one of the most active Buddhist temples with monks living onsite.

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    Chau Doc

    Learn the art of haggling at the colorful markets of Chau Doc. Visit the Hang Pagoda, an official historic monument of Vietnam. Take a stroll along the charming riverside, and engage in conversation with some of the young locals. Relax with a traditional suction cup massage, or enjoy the quiet of a local coffee shop.

Hotel Options

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Featured Accommodation

The Ginger Cruise

The gracious Ginger will be cruising the Lan Ha Bay, which is a more quiet extension of Halong Bay. Ginger hosts only 12 large sized suites, all naturally lit and with well-sized balcony. Ginger expresses her elegance with warm timber floors, marble bathrooms and distinguished design themes interlacing the long-lasting traditions of Northern Vietnam paired with contemporary accents.

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5 Star Properties

Hanoi : Hotel De L’Opera

Hanoi : Melia Hotel

Hue : La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hue : Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

Hoi An : Hotel Royal Hoi An

Hoi An : Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hoi An : Alma Courtyard Hoi An Resort

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : InterContinental Asiana Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Caravelle Hotel

Can Tho : Victoria Can Tho Hotel (Suite)

Chau Doc : Victoria Chau Doc Hotel (Suite)

Testimonials

Maarten H.

Traveled November 2017

A very exciting trip!

We arrived back Sunday evening after a very exciting trip!  It was an amazing experience to visit Cambodia and Vietnam, and to see the contrast to our brief stop in Singapore. The guides we had were great, and the Aqua Mekong cruise was outstanding, with wonderful facilities, a fantastic crew and very interesting shore excursions throughout the voyage.

Eric and Karen W. Canada

Traveled March, 2013

Dealing with Yampu makes me feel like I’m dealing with friends and that’s special

I want to send the attached to you with our heartfelt thanks for all you both did to make our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia the incredible adventure that it was. We have dealt with Yampu (Kontiki) since 2005 and in three trips have not had a moment that has not been wonderful. Jose you have built a company that is second to none in travel and that now appears to be just about anywhere in the world. Your coordination and expertise is unrivaled. The letter I have attached is a quick overview of our thoughts on our Vietnam trip. Feel free to use any or all of it on your website. I have also included a few photos. You continue to amaze and please me. If we can swing anyone your way, we certainly will. Dealing with Yampu makes me feel like I’m dealing with friends and that’s special. Vermont is not that far from Ontario. Karen and I may take a road trip there sometime. If we do we’ll let you know. We’d love to visit you. Warmest Wishes

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Georgios D.

Traveled November 2017

Flawless.

We really enjoyed the trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Northern Thailand.

Aside from the fact that we had flooding and President’s trip to Vietnam, everything else was perfect. Flawless.

All the guides were knowledgeable and we saw what exactly we were looking for.

Thank you and Yampu for a very good trip.

 

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