Essence of Vietnam

Essence of Vietnam plus Halong Bay Extension

Dates: TBC for 2021/2022


This is a beautiful exploration of the cities that showcase the essence of Vietnam, combined with a delight cruise option through Halong Bay. A luxury escape that has something for everyone: culture and history, breathtaking scenery, a little adventure, meeting the locals, shopping and of course the divine culinary delights that we adore!



  • Vintage jeep sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi
  • Private meeting and conversation with a well-known female musician
  • Home hosted dinner at the private theatre in Hue
  • Citadel visit by cyclo in Hue
  • Vespa tour of Hue countryside
  • Morning market shopping and cooking class Hanoi
  • Private cocktail reception at the home of a well-known Vietnamese painter and sculptor
  • and much, much more…

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Halong Bay Cruise which I highly recommend. Enjoy the calm emerald green waters, explore caves and for the adventurous try your hand at kayaking.



Airfares and departure taxes; transfers unless stated in the itinerary; items of a personal nature; phone calls; passport and visas; laundry or tips. Personal transport; excess baggage; security and government taxes; travel insurance. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary; beverages unless specifically described. Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but are not included in the tour price.  Spa treatments and any items not specified.



Tour prices quoted are in various currencies.  All are subject to change.  In the event of a fluctuation in charges including exchange rates, airfares, fuel surcharges, taxes and other land arrangement costs, we reserve the right to adjust tour prices accordingly. You are required to pay any such increase before departure.

Prices are inclusive of GST/taxes where applicable and are subject to change until full payment has been received and tickets issued. Airfare & tour prices can change without notice. Certain countries may charge an airport/departure tax or their own country/state tax. Some taxes will not be included in the price and are payable at the airport or hotel upon departure, or direct at the point of purchase.