Vietnam Beach Holiday

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Vietnam Beach Holiday

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular beach destination, located on the south-central coast of Vietnam. It is known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. Tran Phu Beach, the most popular in Nha Trang, runs along the Tran Phu Street, a beautiful seaside promenade with luxury hotels and restaurants. To its west, the elegant Nha Trang Cathedral, built in French Gothic style, stands on a small hill overlooking the train station.

Begin this tour in the romantic city of Saigon. Take canal boat tour, eat in a plush restaurant and transfer to Nha Trang. The beautiful city has a beach along an impressive long bay dotted with islands. Activities include; island-hopping boat trips, scuba diving, mud baths and historic sites. Travel north to Hanoi via the ancient city of Hoi An, known for street food and string of restaurants. In Halong Bay, board a luxury cruise to view its natural beauty.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 13-DAY VIETNAM HOLIDAY…
And, experience its vibrant culture, historical cities and beautiful beaches.
 

We Love
  • This 13-day tour can be customised for any travellers; adventure enthusiasts, romantics or families
  • The Evason Ana Mandara by Six Senses is the only beachfront resort in Nha Trang. Its semi-detached garden villas offer breathtaking views across the bay
  • The Emeraude – A painstaking recreation of an old vessel with love and passion beyond belief
  • Experience the essence of the modern Vietnamese lifestyle at the Park Hyatt in Saigon
  • The Nam Hai on the Hoi An beach has an 18-hole golf course and its serene spa is rated among the world's best
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.

Vietnam Tour & Beach This tour is perfect for couples or honeymooners who like to experience Vietnam's beautiful landscapes and stay at slow-paced resorts with a breath of colonial air.
Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay
(14 Days. Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Meet and greet on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
Park Hyatt Hotel – Park Room (Nil)

Day 2 – Tour
Saigon Your private tour starts with a drive to Cu Chi (70 km), an amazing complex of underground tunnels built first as a defence against the French and later expanded during the American (Vietnam) war. It’s a thrilling experience to crawl through this amazing system and later to try your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge).

Return to Saigon and enjoy an afternoon tour of the city. After lunch (own account), take a tour accompanied by your private guide to visit the former Presidential Palace, which is now preserved as a museum, including the underground communications bunkers, headquarters for the Saigon Government during the Vietnam War. Continue to Notre Dame, an impressive neo-Romanesque cathedral in the centre of city, and Dong Khoi street, formerly the centre of haute couture in Saigon, when it was known as Rue Catinat.
Park Hyatt Hotel – Park Room (B)

Day 3 to 5 – Transfer
Nha Trang Transfer to Saigon airport for your flight to Nha Trang. On arrival meet your private guide and transfer to hotel.  Check-in time at hotel is after 14:00hrs.

Nha Trang is a bustling city humming with commerce but blessed with access to a beautiful beach. The city is indisputably beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands.

There is plenty to do here – from island-hopping boat trips and scuba diving to mud baths and historic sites. But the main attraction is lounging around on deckchairs at a beachfront bar and drinking cocktails in comfort.
Evason Ana Mandara Resort – Garden View Room (B)

Day 6 – Transfer
Hoi An Transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival meet your private guide and tour the Cham sculpture museum in Danang, which houses the largest and most impressive collection of Cham artefacts anywhere in the world, dating from the 4th to the 14th centuries. The Chams are descendants of the great kingdom of Champa and are known for their beautiful textiles and patterns.

Hoi An is a UNESCO-listed riverfront town with colourful historic homes, charming cafes and bustling silk and fish markets. In the afternoon, take a leisurely bicycle ride to Tra Que village along picturesque country roads to visit a farm and learn about Vietnamese food and ingredients. Alternatively, explore the beautiful back streets and learn about the history of Hoi An. In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise on the river.
The Nam Hai Resort – One Bedroom Villa (B)

Day 7 – Explore
Hoi An With your private guide, take an early morning drive through rolling countryside, passing through small towns, often journeying alongside the wide reaches of the Han River. The last few kilometres of the journey are rather bumpy and we walk the final 500m through lush hillsides, before emerging into the main site of My Son, which translates literally as "Beautiful Mountain".

My Son is an imperial city of the Champa Empire (4th-12th century). It is a large complex of over 70 religious structures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your private guide will offer full commentary on the Cham heritage of My Son while you wander around this historic site.

Return to Hoi An and take a private guided tour of the ancient city and a boat trip to explore villages famous for making pottery.
The Nam Hai Resort – One Bedroom Villa (B)

Day 8 – Tour
Hoi An Take a leisurely bicycle ride to Tra Que village along picturesque country roads or walk to the local farms and discover the daily life of the local people. Join the farmers in their daily working routines, like raking the ground, sowing, watering and picking greens and many more gardening activities. Later visit the village that makes Hoi An's colourful paper lanterns. The green paddy fields, vegetable gardens; the stunning countryside scenes will simply mesmerise you.
The Nam Hai Resort – One Bedroom Villa (B)

Day 9 – Transfer
Hanoi Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Our representative will meet on arrival and escort you to your hotel.

This evening, attend the theatre where the ancient and unique art form of water puppetry is performed. The puppets, 40 cms high and attached to a long bamboo pole, are dipped in and out of the water by a person behind a rattan curtain. But how to manipulate these puppets is usually a family-held secret passed down through generations. Try to unravel the mystery if you can.
Sofitel Legend Metropole – Premium Room (B)

Day 10 & 11 – Cruise
Halong Bay Take a private transfer to Halong Bay and check in on board the luxurious M/V “Emeraude” for an overnight cruise. Few places anywhere rival the extreme natural beauty and serenity of Vietnam's Halong Bay. A noted Vietnamese poet and scholar described it as a "rock wonder in the sky". In modern times, it has been a backdrop for countless movies including the Oscar-winning French epic, Indochine. It is now universally acknowledged as an unmissable corner of Vietnam.

The cruise commences with and a lavish buffet lunch. Then weather permitting, visit the Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). Watch a Vietnamese cuisine demonstration will take place on the sundeck and attend a happy hour with complimentary canapés followed by an evening movie show. A scrumptious International buffet dinner is served at the restaurant.

Practise Tai Chi in the morning on the sun deck with one of our instructors. Spend your day, swimming, diving or kayaking in the clear waters of Halong Bay. Discover for yourself the pristine corners of the mythical Dragon Bay, with the option of relaxing walks on the small islands. Participate in kayak expeditions, safely supervised by our professional guides, to explore the lagoons and caves for hidden treasures. There is a lot to do and explore or just experience the beauty of the region and relax.
Onboard M/V Emeraude – Superior Cabin (B, L, D)

Day 12 – Transfer
Hanoi Wake up at sunrise and practice Tai Chi or swim in the clear waters of the Halong Bay. After an energizing western breakfast, check out from M/V Emeraude and transfer to Hanoi. Rest of the day at leisure.
Sofitel Legend Metropole – Premium Room (B)

Day 13 – Depart
Hanoi Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
Meals (B)
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


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.

When to go The high season in Vietnam is from November to March. Prices peak over the Christmas and New Year period, and if you don’t fancy crowds then it is best to avoid this busy time. During this period, it is warm and dry in the South but as you travel north of Nha Trang, it begins to get cooler.

From April or May to October, summer monsoon brings hot, humid weather except in the mountains up north.  A slight break in monsoon during July and August makes it the second-high season in the South but violent and unpredictable typhoons can hit central and northern Vietnam. May, June and September are usually the quietest months.