Vietnam Tour & Sapa

Central, Vietnam

On Request

Close  The Presidential Palace of Vietnam, built 1900 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina.

Vietnam Tour & Sapa

The largest of the three countries of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam is blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald-green mountains, national parks, dynamic cities and one of the world’s best cuisines. From the limestone peaks of Halong Bay, the French boulevards of the capital Hanoi, to the charming cultural town of Hoi An, you'll find cultural diversity and natural wonders around each and every corner. This is an outrageously fun country to explore where the locals love a laugh (and a drink) and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialise with them and hear their tales.


We Love
  • This 12-day tour can be customised for any travellers; adventure enthusiasts, romantics or families
  • The Emeraude is as transporting as time travel. And the vessel's history is as captivating as a fine old yarn. A painstaking recreation of an old vessel with love and passion beyond belief
  • The Victoria Resort is the only luxury hotel in the Sapa region. It was built as a traditional chalet with accented wooden décor and blends perfectly with its natural surroundings. We love it
  • The award winning Nam Hai located on the Hoi An beach has an 18-hole golf course and its serene spa is rated among the world's best. A perfect place to relax
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. AwimAway can book your international and domestic flights.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday
  • Take your visa seriously. Ensure that you print visa-on-arrival pre-approval paper.
  • Some hotels in Ho Chi Minh City may ask to hold your passport
  • Wi-Fi is everywhere, at least in the cities and major tourist destinations.
  • You will need both US Dollars and Vietnamese Dong for travelling around Vietnam.
  • Although dress code in Vietnam is laid back, think before visiting temples or mosques.


Vietnam stretches almost 1,500 miles from the Mekong Delta in the south to the red river delta and the highlands bordering China in the north. It covers a wide range of climates, countryside and ethnic groups. This 12-day tour comprehensive tour visits the cultural highlights of Vietnam.

Your private guided tour begins in Hanoi, the Paris of the Orient, with city tour and a cyclo tour of the fascinating Old Quarter. Venture north by train to Sapa, a charming mountain town, surrounded by picturesque mountains and cascading rice terraces. The scenery is spectacular. The valleys around Sapa are home to a host of hill-tribe people and the best place to meet them is to visit the local markets.

Continue to Central Vietnam and visit the ancient merchant town of Hoi An – a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the nearby villages, walk through vegetable gardens and meet farmers going about their daily working routines. The tour concludes in the metropolis of Saigon (HCM), the city of bright lights. Here we discover the city highlights and Cu Chi tunnels.

This tour combines nicely with touring elsewhere in Southeast Asia e.g. Cambodia, Vietnam & Thailand. Throughout your tour, AwimAway will arrange for you to experience the best the country has to offer. Please let us know your interests and we will be happy to tailormake your itinerary.

Max your Awim A simply ‘must-do’ whilst travelling in Vietnam is a cooking class. Hoi An is also generally the place where you would try your hand, a place famed for culinary schools of repute.

The new ‘Kid on the block’ is a definite contender to be one of the very best experiences delivered by the Ancient House River Restaurant. Your first stop is a boat trip to visit the Noi Rang Market or “Baked Pot Market” located on the river bank in the rural outskirts of Hoi An. The market is said to have more than 300 years of history and is a truly authentic experience. Then take a walk along the village roads, to meet and chat to the locals sitting selling their fresh farm produce. You will then visit the gardens around the village to understand the traditional gardening method as well as learn about the typical herbs that can be found in Viet Nam. Finally, cruise back to the Ancient House River restaurant for a private hands-on cooking class delivered by their skilled Vietnamese Chefs. And of course the best bit of all, is to try your own tasty creations.

Getting There

There are few direct flights from Europe to Vietnam’s three main international airports – Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, but these are steadily increasing over the years. The majority of visitors take indirect flights routed through Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong. It can be cheaper if you fly to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore or regular international carriers and from there take one of the low cost carriers to Vietnam.  Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar are the two main domestic carriers. Fares are very reasonable and the frequencies of flights to main hubs are good.


Vietnam Tour & Sapa Central, Vietnam