Luxury & Seclusion in Vietnam 8 Days

Embark on an eight-day journey that epitomizes luxury and seclusion, meticulously designed to offer a unique blend of extravagance and cultural richness in Vietnam. This journey is not just a holiday, but a grand voyage that marries the serene beauty of nature with unrivaled luxury.

Your adventure starts on the majestic waters of Halong Bay aboard the prestigious Au Co Cruise. Imagine yourself sipping a glass of fine wine on the deck as you glide past surreal limestone karsts and into hidden lagoons. The cruise offers a full suite of luxury amenities and personalized services, ensuring every need is catered to with the highest level of elegance. Activities such as Tai Chi sessions at dawn, gourmet dining featuring the best of Vietnamese and international cuisine, and private excursions to less-traveled parts of the bay fill your days with joy and wonder.

As the cruise concludes, your journey takes a serene turn towards the idyllic islands of Phu Quoc or Con Dao. Here, you are welcomed into the lap of luxury at one of the premier resorts, where the rooms offer breathtaking views of the sea and landscapes framed by swaying palms and crystal-clear waters. The resorts boast world-class spas where you can indulge in treatments that blend traditional Vietnamese healing practices with modern wellness techniques, private beaches for sunbathing and water sports, and exquisite dining options that offer an array of local and international dishes.

In Phu Quoc or Con Dao, days are leisurely and tailored to your preferences. You might find yourself exploring the vibrant coral reefs through snorkeling or scuba diving expeditions, taking a guided nature walk to discover the islands’ unique flora and fauna, or simply relaxing by your private pool, immersing yourself in the peaceful sounds of nature. Each island has its own history and character, from Phu Quoc’s bustling night markets and pearl farms to Con Dao’s hauntingly beautiful historical sites and untouched natural reserves.

As the sun sets on your journey, the evenings are reserved for private beach dinners under the stars, where the sound of the waves complements the exquisite meals prepared by top chefs. Enjoy the personalized service and attention to detail that transform these meals into memorable feasts, highlighting the richness of Vietnamese culinary arts alongside international flavors.

This luxurious escape into Vietnam’s most beautiful landscapes is designed to offer not just a break from the everyday but a profound connection to a land of rich history and vibrant culture, all experienced through the lens of comfort and exclusivity. This trip promises to leave you with a deeper understanding of Vietnam’s heritage and natural beauty, cherished memories of unparalleled hospitality, and a renewed sense of peace and rejuvenation.


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D, GP)

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, our team will be there to greet you and transport you to your hotel, allowing you ample time to unwind and settle in after your travels.

Later in the day, your Vespa experience awaits. Your skilled riders will guide you through an exploration of Hanoi’s vibrant nightlife. We’ll kick off the adventure at a charming café in the heart of the city, offering picturesque views of St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Here, we’ll indulge in delectable snacks from nearby street vendors before hopping onto our Vespa scooters. Meandering through the narrow alleys of the Old Quarter, we’ll arrive at a captivating local spot nestled close to the railroad tracks. Here, you’ll savor infused rice wine and local delicacies, immersing yourself in the authentic flavors of Hanoi.

Our culinary journey continues as we venture to gastronomic delights, sampling the iconic dishes of Hanoi and learning the art of Vietnamese wrap ‘n’ roll along the shores of West Lake. The evening culminates at a lively jazz club adjacent to the Hanoi Opera House. Prepare to be mesmerized by a fusion of 1930s jazz and traditional Vietnamese melodies performed by a live band. Join us for a delightful and unforgettable foodie experience.

*Should your international flight experience delays, we’ll ensure you don’t miss out on the Vespa Evening Foodie adventure by rescheduling it to the 4th day, after your return from Halong Bay.

Day 2: Hanoi to Hai Phong to Lan Ha Bay on Violet Cruise (B in Hanoi, GP, L, D, G on Board)

After breakfast in Hanoi, you will be picked up for a journey to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning limestone karst formations. Upon arrival, you’ll step aboard a traditional wooden junk and enjoy a delightful lunch served on deck as you cruise through this breathtaking landscape.

Your first destination is Cua Van floating fishing village, where you’ll have the chance to explore Tien Ong cave, a recently discovered marvel dating back to ancient civilisations. Led by our knowledgeable guide, you’ll traverse through the cave, learning about its historical significance and unique features. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the charm of the fishing village with a serene bamboo boat ride guided by local fishermen.

As the day unfolds, take in the unparalleled beauty of Halong Bay during the enchanting “blue hour” as you sail towards the overnight mooring area at Luom Bo. Relax on the sun deck with your favorite drink, soaking in the tranquility of the moment.

In the afternoon, indulge in a Vietnamese cooking class presented by our onboard chef, or treat yourself to a refreshing drink at the bar or a rejuvenating massage. Lunch and dinner will be served in the elegant wood-panelled dining area aboard your boat, carefully avoiding crowded spots to ensure a serene evening.

Your accommodation for this excursion is the luxurious Violet Cruise, a masterpiece of wooden craftsmanship inspired by traditional Vietnamese court vessels. Featuring spacious, air-conditioned cabins with panoramic bay views, marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi, and private balconies, the Violet Cruise offers unparalleled comfort. With amenities including a boutique dining room, library & lounge, spa & gym, and six individually themed cabins, including four Suite cabins with ample amenities, your stay promises both luxury and relaxation. Savor sumptuous meals crafted from fresh seafood and unwind in style amidst the natural splendor of Ha Long Bay.

Day 3: Violet Cruising Ha long Bay on Day Trip Boat “Sunset” (B, L, D, G on Board)

During your three-day cruise, you’ll transition to the “Sunset,” a day-trip boat on your second day. The day begins with breakfast served as the boat embarks towards the Surprise cave. Upon returning to the Sunset, take a moment to unwind as you venture deeper into the enchanting Halong Bay. Here, you’ll have the opportunity for another enchanting exploration of the bay’s hidden gems. Glide through the mystical waters via kayak, surrounded by towering cliffs and verdant islets, immersing yourself in the tranquility of this natural wonderland.

Lunch awaits back on board in the restaurant as the Sunset boat continues its journey to a floating Pearl farm, where you’ll gain insight into the cultivation and processing of pearls. Following the visit, leisurely sail back to the mother ship. Once aboard, take advantage of the spa facilities or bask in the sun as we navigate to the overnight anchorage spot.

While the facilities on the smaller boat may be more limited compared to the Violet, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to cruise the remote areas of the bay, away from the tourist crowds.

Please note that the cruise schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions or operational policies.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay & Return To Hanoi (B, L, G on Board, DP in Hanoi)

Start the day with an early light breakfast pastry and tea or coffee. After a Tai Chi session on the large sundeck (beginners welcome!), the boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. If you prefer to be more active climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.

The ship will be docking around noon where your private Car is awaiting to take you back to Hanoi. You’ll arrive your hotel in Hanoi by mid-afternoon, check in your hotel and free at leisure. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.

Beach Locations:

Option 1: Day 5 to Day 7 (PHU QUOC ISLAND)

Day 5: Hanoi to Phu Quoc Island (B, DP)

Start your day with a flight to Phu Quoc Island. Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting to take you to your luxurious resort.

Day 6 to Day 7: Free Days in Phu Quoc (B)

Take advantage of your free time to unwind on the island’s pristine beaches or engage in activities of your choice!

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc Island boasts Vietnam’s largest stretches of white sandy beaches, bordered by swaying coconut palms. With its expansive dimensions—50 km in length and 25 km in width at its widest point— the island showcases a verdant natural landscape, including 37,000 hectares of untouched forest, captivating coral reefs, and diverse wildlife.

While relaxation by the beach is a popular choice, Phu Quoc offers an array of attractions to explore, such as pearl farms, enchanting waterfalls, and ornate temples. Dive into the bustling markets, alive with energy day and night. Delve into the crystal-clear waters for a glimpse of vibrant coral reefs or opt for snorkeling. Alternatively, discover the island’s scenic beauty by renting a motorbike and embarking on an adventure.

Day 8: Departure from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City (B, DP)

Enjoy your leisure time until your departure to Ho Chi Minh City. Your private driver will be at your service to transfer you to the airport for your onward flight, ensuring a seamless connection for your international departure. Bid farewell to Vietnam as you reflect on the adventures you’ve had.

Option 2 : Day 5 to Day 8 (CON DAO ISLAND)

Day 5: Hanoi/Con Dao (B, DP)

In the morning, you’ll fly to Con Dao Island via either direct or transited flight (to be updated on actual booking). On arrival, you’ll be driven to your luxury resort on the island.

Day 6 to Day 7: Con Dao Island free days (B)

Enjoy your days at leisure.

The remote Con Dao Archipelago comprises 16 mountainous islands and islets, with a local population of approximately 5,000. The main island, Con Son, once housed a feared colonial prison until 1975. Con Son features stunning beaches and clear waters teeming with pristine coral, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. While some beaches are accessible on foot, others require a lengthy hike or the rental of a motorbike. The majority of the archipelago is now a national park, boasting lush tropical forests adorned with vibrant flowers and coconut groves. During certain seasons, visitors may witness rare sea turtles nesting on the secluded beaches, while dolphins frolic offshore. Con Dao offers a haven for nature enthusiasts and presents an opportunity to explore an untouched tropical paradise before it becomes a popular destination.


Day 8: Con Dao/ Ho Chi Minh City departure (B, DP)

Your time will be your own until your car and driver arrive to transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, in good time to connect with your international departure flight.


B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

G = Guide

GP = Guide pick-up

DP = Driver pick-up

Guide Price

The prices for this private tour are per person in US dollars

These prices are valid until November 30, 2024.

Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.


Number in group 2 3-4 5-7 *Supplement  for single hotel room occupancy
Option 1 – Phu Quoc Island
Low season  



3,529 3,507 2,645
High season  



4,174 4,152 3,308
Option 2 – Con Dao Island
Low Season  



2,947 2,924 2,062
High Season  



3,530 3,508 2,630

Rates applied the minimum stay 3 nights benefit at Six Senses Con Dao resort


*‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself where applicable. Single traveller prices are available on request.


Low season: 03 May – 30 Sep 2024


Peak season (with surcharge, to be advised): Christmas and New Year: 24 Dec, 2024 – December 31st, 2024

High Season: except above


  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements.)
  • Domestic flight tickets (business class): Hanoi – Con Dao – or Hanoi- Phu Quoc island.
  • Domestic flight ticket (economy class): Con Dao – Ho Chi Minh City or Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City, economy class, including domestic airport taxes.


  • Direct flight between Hanoi and Con Dao island will be operated by Bamboo Airways
  • Flight from Con Dao to Ho Chi Minh City or Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City will be in economy class due to operating by small aircraft sometime. Business class will be quoted on actual availability on specified date.
  • Boat cruises as specified in the programme.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
  • VAT and other taxes


  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Domestic flight with airport taxes (quoted separately)
  • Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Surcharge for peak season: December 20, 2024 – Jan 10, 2025 and February 08-15, 2025 (please contact us again for the updated price and availability)
  • Compulsory Christmas & New Year Eve dinner

Hotel List

Accommodation of Luxury standard:

  • Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Hotel (***** historic colonial building in a city centre location – Luxury Room Historical Wing)
  • Halong: Violet Cruise (***** Traditional Junk, Luxury quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels – Imperial Suite)
  • Phu Quoc Island: Regent Phu Quoc resort (*****, one of the latest luxury resort in Phu Quoc, well located in the end of the Long Beach – King Club Sky Pool Villa with Club benefit)
  • Con Dao Island: Six Senses Con Dao (***** the first 5 star resort in the archipelago, 50 villas sit along a mile of sandy beach, sheltered by the green forested hills behind and with stunning vistas of the deep blue sea and the curve of the bay – Ocean View Duplex Pool villa)

Please note that Vietnam hotels do not recognise provisional reservations, so specific hotels cannot be guaranteed until you have booked your chosen tour. As many of the better hotels are often full during the October to April peak season, early booking is advisable.

Tour FAQ's

What is included in the “Luxury & Seclusion in Vietnam 8 Days” tour package?
The tour package typically includes accommodation in luxury hotels or resorts, private transportation, internal flights as specified in the itinerary, meals as mentioned (B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner), entrance fees for all mentioned excursions, activities such as cruises and kayaking, and the services of an English-speaking guide.

What type of accommodations can I expect?
Accommodations are carefully selected to provide comfort and luxury, ranging from boutique hotels in cities to exclusive resorts in secluded areas. Options might include well-known luxury chains or high-end local properties known for excellent service and amenities.

Are there any health requirements for the tour?
There are no mandatory health requirements for Vietnam; however, vaccinations against common diseases (such as hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and tetanus) are recommended. It’s also advisable to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

What should I pack for the trip?
Pack light, comfortable clothing suitable for a tropical climate, along with a good pair of walking shoes. Don’t forget swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. For evenings and upscale restaurants, smart-casual attire is recommended. Always bring along insect repellent and any personal medication.

How accessible are the tour locations for someone with limited mobility?
Please inform us in advance if you have any mobility issues. While our itinerary is designed with comfort in mind, some locations may be challenging for those with limited mobility due to uneven terrain, steps, or the absence of wheelchair-accessible facilities.

What are the visa requirements for Vietnam?
Most travelers will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Visa on arrival is available for many nationalities, but it must be arranged in advance. We can advise on the visa process and assist with necessary invitation letters.

What is the group size for this tour?
Our luxury tours are typically designed for smaller groups or private tours to ensure a more personalized experience. Please inquire about the maximum group size if joining a scheduled departure.

How much free time will I have during the tour?
The tour is balanced to offer a mix of guided activities and leisure time. You will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the amenities at your accommodations or explore independently.

Can dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Yes, please advise us of any dietary restrictions or allergies in advance, and we will make the necessary arrangements with restaurants and hotels.

What is the best time of year to take this tour?
Vietnam can be visited year-round, but the best weather conditions are generally during the spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October) months. These periods typically feature less rain and moderate temperatures.

For any other specific queries not covered here, feel free to contact us directly, and we’ll be glad to assist you in planning your perfect trip to Vietnam.

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