National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family

14 days from $4,494 per person*
  • Learn to make lanterns, fly kites, explore caves & more.
  • Embark on an overnight Halong Bay cruise on a luxurious ship.
  • Journey into the mountains of Sapa on an overnight train.
  • Enjoy private vehicles, guides and included domestic air.
  • Featuring family-friendly hotels.
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Enjoy an evening in the elegant restaurant car of your four-star overnight train and toast the beauty of Vietnam as the landscapes of the exotic north glide past.

That’s just the beginning of the adventure that this family-friendly trip has in store. A cyclo tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi will reveal the city’s sophisticated French architecture and you’ll find true peace at the Temple of Literature which was built in 1070 as a loving monument to Confucius. Elsewhere, take in the lush mountain views from Sapa’s majestic Silver Waterfall; meet the Zay hill tribes of Ta Van village; take a luxury overnight cruise on serene Halong Bay; cycle among the quaint villages that line the Perfume River; explore the Palaeozoice-era caves at Phong Nha; visit the opulent Emperor Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City; and cruise the Mekong to Thoi Son Island.

This award-winning trip has been carefully designed to keep the kids entertained while engaging the adults with a bounty of authentic cultural experiences. From taking in a traditional water puppet show and boarding a water buffalo cart through traditional villages, to practicing Tai Chi at dawn on Halong Bay, flying kites in Hue City and learning the art of lantern making, there’s a new activity to embrace or skill to learn at every turn. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Vietnam - Welcome
    • VIP Immigration Fast Track
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Water Puppet Show with Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Tour - Private - Hanoi City Tour & Bat Trang Ceramic with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 3 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Private - Morning Flower Market & Flag Ceremony by Bicycle (3.5hrs) - Vehicle/Bicycle/Guide
    • Private - 1/2 Day French Quarter Walking Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Lao Cai to Sapa
    Lao Cai to Sapa
    • Lao Cai - Sapa [(1hr)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private - 1/2 Day Silver Waterfall & Heaven's Gate (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Sapa
    Sapa
    • Private - Lao Chai, Tavan & Giang Ta Chai with Lunch (7.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Sapa to Lao Cai
    Sapa to Lao Cai
    • Private - Bac Ha Market with Buffalo Cart & Boat Trip with Lunch (Sunday) (10hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Sapa - Lao Cai [(1hr)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Hanoi to Halong Bay
    Hanoi to Halong Bay
    • Transfer - Private - Hanoi - Halong Bay
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Embarkation
    • Lunch on Board
    • Kayak Halong Bay - 1-Night Cruise
    • Treasures along Halong Bay
    • Leisure Activities Onboard
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Halong Bay to Hanoi to Hoi An
    Halong Bay to Hanoi to Hoi An
    • Tai Chi Lesson & Exploration
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Transfer - Private - Disembarkation & Transfer
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Hanoi - Danang [(1hr 20min)] - Economy
    • Hoi An - Danang [(40mins)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Hoi An
    Hoi An
    • Private - Lantern Making & Cooking Class by Bike with Lunch (8hrs) - Bicycle/Guide
  • Day 10 Hoi An to Hue
    Hoi An to Hue
    • Hoi An - Hue [(3.5hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private - 1/2 Day Biking to Vida Village & Kite Flying at Ngo Mon Gate (3hrs) - Bike/Guide
  • Day 11 Hue
    Hue
    • Private - Phong Nha Cave with Lunch (10.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 12 Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
    Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Hue - Ho Chi Minh City [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (Cathedral & Pagodas) (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private - Full Day Mekong Delta with Lunch (My Tho) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Please be sure that your visa has been pre-arranged, or that your visa-on-arrival letter is in your carry-on luggage. These documents will be presented to customs at your first point of entry into the country.

Upon arrival to the airport, you will be met by a hostess holding a sign with your name on it who will welcome you and help you get your visa stamped. After your visa is stamped and you collect your luggage, your hostess will take you out to your waiting guide and vehicle. 

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Enjoy a great night out in Hanoi showcasing many different sights of the area. Take pleasure in watching a traditional theatrical performance followed by traditional Vietnamese cuisine at a famous restaurant. You will be picked up from your hotel by private car with an English speaking guide and driven to the Water Puppet Show. 

Accommodation: Sofitel Plaza Hanoi (5*)

Savor a 5-star hotel experience with the best views in the city. Sofitel Plaza Hanoi enjoys a spectacular location rising up between the watery expanses of Truc Bach Lake, West Lake, and the Red River with inspiring, uninterrupted panoramas. Gaze out upon magnificent vistas from the frameless panoramic windows of each luxury hotel room and suite. Within their elegant interiors, enjoy a clean, contemporary aesthetic blended with beautiful Vietnamese touches in lamps and stately furnishings. Guests can enjoy fantastic restaurants and bars and a beautiful location just moments from Hanoi's Old Quarter. 

Hanoi
Hanoi
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi

In the morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel to start the tour with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. See the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked and visit the nearby Ho Chi Minh Museum, an extraordinary tribute to the life of the “father of the country”. Next you will go to the Governor’s Residence, a fine example of Hanoi’s French architecture, followed by a stop at the One Pillar Pagoda to hear the legend of its construction. Continue to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, for a quick escape from the busy streets. After lunch, carry on to Bat Trang Pottery Village which is a famous village surrounded by fertile farmland. Watch the artisans forming, painting, and glazing their products, which are then baked for several days in huge kilns. Later, enjoy a 1 hour cyclo ride through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Sofitel Plaza Hanoi (5*)
Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature

Day 3: Hanoi

Your English speaking guide and bike will be waiting for you at the hotel. The first stop will be the Quang Ba flower market, where there are so many different kinds of flowers to be seen. Admiring the flowers and mixing with the local people will make for some unforgettable memories. If time permits, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and have a chance to see the flag pulling ceremony with a parade and the national song, which is hugely popular amongst the locals. You will be biking about 10 kilometers.

Today, you will take a walking tour that explores the French Quarter through the ideas of its architects and the shape of its stones with your own English speaking guide. It's set in the time from the unraveling of all the threads of civilization, which have left their mark on the area, beginning with recent reminders of Soviet style. Just around the corner, discover a different world altogether as you visit the Buddhist pagoda of Quan Su, the center of Vietnamese Buddhism and Tran Hung Dao streets. You will learn about the French approach to justice and punishment and hear tales of daring Vietnamese resistance to the repressive regime. End the tour with a nice cup of Vietnamese coffee. 

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Victoria Express Train (4*)

Travel in style on board the Victoria Express Train. The Victoria Express Train features one dining carriage and two sleeping carriages to make your traveling experience a comfortable one. With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of Northern Vietnam, between the charming cities of Hanoi and Lao Cai it offers every visitor a wonderful traveling experience. Watch the beautiful scenery in front of you from the luxury of your seat, or take a nap in the comfort of your cozy sleeping carriage. If you prefer, you can indulge yourself in the dining carriage, “Le Tonkin”, where you can savor the delights of traditional Vietnamese and Western cuisine. *Please note the dining car is not always available, it is only part of some departures.

Flower Market
Flower Market
Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train

Day 4: Lao Cai - Sapa

Transfer from the train station in Lao Cai to Sapa with a private vehicle and driver. The transfer is approximately 1 hour.

You will be picked up from your Sapa hotel by private car for a drive to the Silver Waterfall (best in the rainy season from May to November). Take a short walk to the waterfall where a great view is offered of the surrounding mountains and the lush forests of Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way, your guide will explain about this special part of Sapa, where many tree species are grown such as plum and peach trees. Continue by car up to Heaven's Gate where you can see Fansipan Mountain, ‘the roof of Indochina’ at the height of 3143 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa (4*)

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, and was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace. The Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings. The resort features stylishly designed rooms, each with private terrace, wood flooring and a warm touch of local decoration. Enjoy fine dining at Ta Van Restaurant and enjoy a glass of red wine by the fireplace at Ta Fin Bar. After a day of sightseeing in the Sapa region, unwind at the spa center before turning in. The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

Sapa
Sapa
Victoria Sapa
Victoria Sapa

Day 5: Sapa

Depart from Sapa and enjoy the magnificent view from your private car on the way to Lao Chai village. Along the way, stop at stalls that serve tea, fruit, and sweets. Arrive at the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the community. Afterwards, walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon of trekking through bamboo forests, followed by relaxation beside a waterfall. Continue and explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai. 

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa (4*)
Waterfall
Waterfall

Day 6: Sapa - Lao Cai

In the early morning, leave Sapa by private car and drive to the Bac Ha Market. Arriving at Bac Ha, you'll visit the large outdoor market where various hill tribe people come to buy and sell handicraft products. After exploring the market, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Leaving Bac Ha, proceed to Trung Do Village, and enjoy a scenic water buffalo cart ride traveling through countryside of the Tay people. From the village, travel by boat down the Chay River and experience the picturesque scenery and magnificent sights along the way. After the boat trip, enjoy a refreshing cup of tea before returning to Sapa.

Transfer from Sapa to the train staion in Lao Cai with a private vehicle and driver. The transfer is approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation: Victoria Express Train (4*)

Travel in style on board the Victoria Express Train. The Victoria Express Train features one dining carriage and two sleeping carriages to make your traveling experience a comfortable one. With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of Northern Vietnam, between the charming cities of Hanoi and Lao Cai it offers every visitor a wonderful traveling experience. Watch the beautiful scenery in front of you from the luxury of your seat, or take a nap in the comfort of your cozy sleeping carriage. If you prefer, you can indulge yourself in the dining carriage, “Le Tonkin”, where you can savor the delights of traditional Vietnamese and Western cuisine. *Please note the dining car is not always available, it is only part of some departures.

Buffalo in Rice Terraces
Buffalo in Rice Terraces
Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train

Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay

In the morning, transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay. The transfer is approximately 3 hours. You may stop on the way to admire the local scenery. 

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Your journey across Halong Bay starts around noon. As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service and utmost comfort onboard the ship’s luxury facilities in stunning surroundings.

As part of your overnight Halong Bay cruise, free kayak usage is included, allowing you to set out and explore the bays and rock formations in a more intimate setting. This is a truly beautiful way to discover the natural scenery.

Begin sailing and pass through a magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. An optional kayaking trip is available weather permitting. Back onboard enjoy a lavish dinner.

While onboard, you can take advantage of the spa, beauty, and massage services provided. You will also have the opportunity to attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for lunch and dinner in the elegant dining room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Accommodation: Paradise Luxury Cruise (5*)

Paradise Luxury I, II, III & IV were built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design and present a lavish outfit blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. The 4 Paradise Luxury Cruises offer 68 luxurious cabins and suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of the "Bay of Descending Dragons". Each vessel features a stylish restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and discover the splendid beauty of Halong bay with a 360° view while benefiting from the presence of the Moonlight Bar. Celebrated for being the only cruisers in Halong Bay to provide complete spa facilities with dry sauna, Jacuzzi, massages, and beauty treatments, Paradise luxury boats dispose of spa facilities aiming at reviving the senses and nurturing well-being. The Paradise Luxury fleet is committed to granting guests a genuine yet prestigious experience in Halong Bay.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Paradise Luxury Cruise
Paradise Luxury Cruise

Day 8: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An

In the morning, early risers can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colorful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights.

Disembark the Paradise Luxury in Halong City for a transfer by private vehicle and guide back to Hanoi.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Hanoi to Danang. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Transfer from Hoi An to Danang with with a private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide. The transfer is approximately 40 minutes.

Accommodation: Victoria Beach Resort & Spa (4.5*)

The Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa is near the ancient town of Hoi An, resting along a unique white sand private beach. The resort replicates a traditional fishing village with small streets, water ponds and village houses with clay-tiled roofs, providing a warm and restful environment. It offers 105 spacious rooms, all of them facing the river or the sea, that combine the elegance of local handicraft with the comfort of an international standard hotel. A wide range of culinary options are available to appeal to a variety of tastes. Enjoy spa treatments in the resort's massage house, located on the private beach, and listen to the sounds of the waves as they rush to the shore.

Hoi An
Hoi An
Victoria Beach Resort & Spa
Victoria Beach Resort & Spa

Day 9: Hoi An

Begin your day with a guided bicycle ride through old streets to the home of a craftsmen. Receive a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of traditional lanterns as well as the process of making them. You will have an opportunity to create your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir. Next continue to a Hoi An cooking school, where you will learn to cook traditional Vietnamese food, have lunch and relax. For lunch, you will learn to cook traditional Hoi An food. After lunch, you will be shown how to decorate and pack your lantern. The tour ends with a guided ride back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Victoria Beach Resort & Spa (4.5*)
Vietnamese Lanterns
Vietnamese Lanterns

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue

Transfer from Hoi An to Hue with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. The transfer is approximately 3.5 hours.

The biking tour along the Perfume River starts in the morning. You will have chance to see how the local people live. In the Vy Da village, visitors can enjoy the Hue coffee and learn more about ancient architecture. Later in the afternoon, you will come back to Hue City and take part in a kite flying contest. The person who can fly their kite the highest, wins.

Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village (4*)

The Pilgrimage Village offers guests the harmony of soothing natural environment and local culture, along with delicious meals, peaceful life of a quiet countryside retreat. The Pilgrimage Village embodies the subtle connection of traditional stylish and modern art concept. Each of the guest rooms are furnished with modern amenities, centered around the guests' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.

Hue
Hue
Pilgrimage Village
Pilgrimage Village

Day 11: Hue

Get an early start to the day for the 200 kilometer drive from Hue to the Son River in Quang Binh province. When you arrive, you’ll take a boat ride to the famed caves at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The park is one of the world's two largest limestone regions. In comparison with 41 other world heritage sites which have karsts, Phong Nha has dissimilar geomorphic, geologic, and biotic conditions. The karsts of Phong Nha can be traced back to Palaeozoic 400 million years ago. This makes Phong Nha the oldest major karst in Asia. Vietnamese and British scientists have surveyed a total of 20 caves with a total length of 70 kilometers so far. Of these surveyed caves, 17 were in the Phong Nha area and three in the Ke Bang area. Following the narrow underground river, you’ll explore the most impressive Phong Nha cave. Afterwards, return to Dong Hoi for lunch before driving back to Hue.

Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village (4*)
Cave
Cave

Day 12: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

You will be picked up from your hotel by private car with an English speaking guide and taken around the city for half day tour. Start the tour with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a neo-Romanesque cathedral constructed between 1877 and 1883 using bricks from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. Continue on to the Old Saigon Post Office and Cholon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City; and the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai), one of the most interesting pagodas in Vietnam. It’s filled with smoky incense and fantastic carved figurines. It was built by the Cantonese community around the turn of the 20th century and is still buzzing with worshipers, many lounging in the front gardens.

Accommodation: Caravelle (4.5*)

Centrally located in the midst of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, The Caravelle offers traditional refinement in an ambiance that is welcoming and warm, while offering luxuriously modern living in sophisticated and elegantly understated surroundings. Even the most discerning traveler will find the comfort and service provided to be of the utmost quality. Dine at Restaurant Nineteen or have a drink at Saigon Saigon and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The ever changing vista of Lam Son Square, beautiful city views and those of the Saigon River await you at The Caravelle.

Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Caravelle
Caravelle

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you will be picked up by private car with an English speaking guide escorted to My Tho. You will be traveling past miles of flat rice fields, along a bustling High Way. On arrival at My Tho, you will board a private Mekong cruise boat to Thoi Son Island where you will be entertained with traditional music. Next, you will change to a paddle boat to cruise through the narrow canals and visit home grown industries like coconut candy and rice-wine making. Travel by motorized boat to another Mekong island to visit a bee farm and try tea with fresh honey from the beehives and enjoy fresh seasonal fruits. On your return to My Tho there will be a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Enjoy a lovely lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant. At the end of the tour, you will return back to Ho Chi Minh.

Accommodation: Caravelle (4.5*)
The Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation:
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Sofitel Plaza Hanoi (5*): Hanoi

Savor a 5-star hotel experience with the best views in the city. Sofitel Plaza Hanoi enjoys a spectacular location rising up between the watery expanses of Truc Bach Lake, West Lake, and the Red River with inspiring, uninterrupted panoramas. Gaze out upon magnificent vistas from the frameless panoramic windows of each luxury hotel room and suite. Within their elegant interiors, enjoy a clean, contemporary aesthetic blended with beautiful Vietnamese touches in lamps and stately furnishings. Guests can enjoy fantastic restaurants and bars and a beautiful location just moments from Hanoi's Old Quarter. 

Sofitel Plaza Hanoi
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

Victoria Express Train (4*): Hanoi

Travel in style on board the Victoria Express Train. The Victoria Express Train features one dining carriage and two sleeping carriages to make your traveling experience a comfortable one. With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of Northern Vietnam, between the charming cities of Hanoi and Lao Cai it offers every visitor a wonderful traveling experience. Watch the beautiful scenery in front of you from the luxury of your seat, or take a nap in the comfort of your cozy sleeping carriage. If you prefer, you can indulge yourself in the dining carriage, “Le Tonkin”, where you can savor the delights of traditional Vietnamese and Western cuisine. *Please note the dining car is not always available, it is only part of some departures.

Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train Dining Carriage
Victoria Express Train Dining Carriage

Victoria Sapa (4*): Sapa

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, and was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace. The Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings. The resort features stylishly designed rooms, each with private terrace, wood flooring and a warm touch of local decoration. Enjoy fine dining at Ta Van Restaurant and enjoy a glass of red wine by the fireplace at Ta Fin Bar. After a day of sightseeing in the Sapa region, unwind at the spa center before turning in. The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

Victoria Sapa
Victoria Sapa
Victoria Sapa
Victoria Sapa

Victoria Express Train (4*): Lao Cai

Travel in style on board the Victoria Express Train. The Victoria Express Train features one dining carriage and two sleeping carriages to make your traveling experience a comfortable one. With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of Northern Vietnam, between the charming cities of Hanoi and Lao Cai it offers every visitor a wonderful traveling experience. Watch the beautiful scenery in front of you from the luxury of your seat, or take a nap in the comfort of your cozy sleeping carriage. If you prefer, you can indulge yourself in the dining carriage, “Le Tonkin”, where you can savor the delights of traditional Vietnamese and Western cuisine. *Please note the dining car is not always available, it is only part of some departures.

Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train Sleeping Cabins
Victoria Express Train Sleeping Cabins

Paradise Luxury Cruise (5*): Halong Bay

Paradise Luxury I, II, III & IV were built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design and present a lavish outfit blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. The 4 Paradise Luxury Cruises offer 68 luxurious cabins and suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of the "Bay of Descending Dragons". Each vessel features a stylish restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and discover the splendid beauty of Halong bay with a 360° view while benefiting from the presence of the Moonlight Bar. Celebrated for being the only cruisers in Halong Bay to provide complete spa facilities with dry sauna, Jacuzzi, massages, and beauty treatments, Paradise luxury boats dispose of spa facilities aiming at reviving the senses and nurturing well-being. The Paradise Luxury fleet is committed to granting guests a genuine yet prestigious experience in Halong Bay.

Paradise Luxury Cruise
Paradise Luxury Cruise
Sun Deck
Sun Deck

Victoria Beach Resort & Spa (4.5*): Hoi An

The Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa is near the ancient town of Hoi An, resting along a unique white sand private beach. The resort replicates a traditional fishing village with small streets, water ponds and village houses with clay-tiled roofs, providing a warm and restful environment. It offers 105 spacious rooms, all of them facing the river or the sea, that combine the elegance of local handicraft with the comfort of an international standard hotel. A wide range of culinary options are available to appeal to a variety of tastes. Enjoy spa treatments in the resort's massage house, located on the private beach, and listen to the sounds of the waves as they rush to the shore.

Victoria Beach Resort & Spa
Victoria Beach Resort & Spa

Pilgrimage Village (4*): Hue

The Pilgrimage Village offers guests the harmony of soothing natural environment and local culture, along with delicious meals, peaceful life of a quiet countryside retreat. The Pilgrimage Village embodies the subtle connection of traditional stylish and modern art concept. Each of the guest rooms are furnished with modern amenities, centered around the guests' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.

Pilgrimage Village
Pilgrimage Village

Caravelle (4.5*): Ho Chi Minh City

Centrally located in the midst of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, The Caravelle offers traditional refinement in an ambiance that is welcoming and warm, while offering luxuriously modern living in sophisticated and elegantly understated surroundings. Even the most discerning traveler will find the comfort and service provided to be of the utmost quality. Dine at Restaurant Nineteen or have a drink at Saigon Saigon and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The ever changing vista of Lam Son Square, beautiful city views and those of the Saigon River await you at The Caravelle.

Caravelle
Caravelle
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Loretta H. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    Very enjoyable trip. We had a private guide and driver. All very knowledgeable. Always met us at the airport and even waited for us when our flight was delayed. The price was well worth the money spent. Thank you Kensington Tours!

  • Marnie T. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides were very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating to our itinerary desires.

  • Diana S. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides in Japan were all so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited. They often shared personal stories which further enhanced our enjoyment of the tours.

  • Byron M. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    That was the single greatest experience of my life.

  • James G. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    We were very impressed by the quality of the tour. Everything worked as planned - our guides met us on time every time, the hotels were well selected and met our needs precisely, the itinerary was well chosen. We would like to call out the expertise and friendliness of our guides. They added immensely to the success of the trip. All of the guides were great but we want to especially express appreciation for the guides in Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat. They helped make us feel like we were speaking with friends about the countries and places they lived in.

  • Jessica A. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    My guide, Michi, was an absolute doll! She was so helpful and so accommodating when I wanted to alter the itinerary. She went above and beyond to ensure I had a great experience. Jessica Clements is a saint. I don't know how she deals with me and my 1,000,000 questions and tendency to change my mind every other day. Rock on.

  • Ann S. — May 18, 2016 — Asia

    Fabulous Japan tour! Loved our stays in Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto. Superior hotels! Top-notch guides! Exciting sites! Thank you to our outstanding agent, Sunita Singh, for this extraordinary experience! We've already booked out next Kensington Tours trip.

  • Katherine H. — May 13, 2016 — Asia

    I have taken several trips with Kensington and they never disappoint. The attention they give shows itself in every facet of the trip.

  • Olga S. — May 12, 2016 — Asia

    Amazing trip!!!!! I'm in love with Laos and Thailand. Excellent service, tours, and accommodations. Flawless from start to finish!!!!!

  • Robert G. — May 12, 2016 — Asia

    Our guides were AMAZING. I'd like to recognize Nina in Yangon, Zin in Mandalay/Monywa, Swe in Bagon, and Jue Jue in Inle Lake. It was clear that the main priority of our guides was that we had an excellent vacation and that we saw and did the things we wanted. Their attention to detail and desire to satisfy were very much appreciated. We loved Myanmar.

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