12 Day | 11 Nights

Experience the traditional charm and spectacular scenery of Vietnam.

Discover the natural beauty and rich culture of Vietnam on this 12-day journey from Hanoi to Hoi An.

You’ll delight your senses with gourmet dining and cooking experiences. Cruise spectacular Halong Bay aboard a 2-day luxury cruise. And excite your adventurous side at the UNESCO Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Plus, enjoy a 2-night stay at the deluxe Alba Wellness resort. Enjoy the natural hot springs or pamper yourself with the included spa treatments. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Let the intertwining of Vietnam’s modern city life and its historical past amaze you.

Day 1

Welcome to Ha Noi

Upon arrival you will be greeted by your local guide and escorted to the hotel. After check in, enjoy your free time to explore the bustling city of Hanoi or relax by the pool.
This evening meet your Solo Luxe host and fellow travellers for a drink at the hotel’s Lighthouse Sky Bar.

Diamond Sky Bar

Overnight: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel

Day 2

Ha Noi

This morning, you will explore Hanoi Old town by cyclo! Starting at your hotel, you get to witness local life in this ancient trading port.

At Train street, you’ll stop to enjoy a Vietnamese coffee amongst the locals. You might like to shop for a treasure along Hang Gai, Cau Go street.

Experience lunch at Bun Cha Huong Lien – the choice of President Obama and Chef Anthony Bourdain.

This evening, join a Hanoi by Night foodie tour. You’ll discover the delicious cuisine of Hanoi on the back of a Vespa. Zooming around town to sample some of the best dishes that Vietnam has to offer! This is a great way to experience parts of the city that most tourists don’t get the chance to see, or even hear about. You’ll uncover the street stalls, hidden alleyways and hang out where the locals love to go.

You’ll see the Hanoi sights by night. From the Opera house, to the ceramic road, from Chuong Duong Bridge, to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.

Complete your evening by indulging in Hanoi’s famous egg coffee. If you’re up for it, you may wish to continue to a local bar and experience Hanoi’s live music scene.

Hanoi by Night foodie tour

Overnight: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel

Day 3

Halong Bay Cruise

After Breakfast, you’ll transfer to Cat Hai Town to board your Orchid Cruise vessel.

Welcomed aboard with a drink, you can settle into your cabin. Your cruise explores the spectacular Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. The scenery is breathtaking as you weave through the many bays and islets. With attentive staff and all meals included you will be well looked after.

After lunch onboard you’ll stop at the Trung Trang Valley. An area of approximately 300 hecates, within the Cat Ba National Park. You’ll visit the Trung Trang cave, on Cat Ba island. This cave has spectacular stalactites formed by nature over 2000 years.

The afternoon is at your leisure. With a chance to cool off in the emerald green waters of Tra Bau or join a traditional cooking class onboard. Sit back and enjoy happy hour while watching the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Followed by a delicious candlelight dinner.

Cat Hai Town

Overnight: Orchid Cruise

Day 4

Halong Bay to Hanoi

If you’re an early riser you may like to witness the bay at its very best and experience Tai Chi on the sundeck. After breakfast, you’ll head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is. You have the option to kayak and discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay.

Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a cultural Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. You’ll learn the significance of the ceremony and how to prepare Vietnamese tea.

After disembarking, you’ll travel back to Hanoi.

Tonight it’s time to dress to impress. It’s a real treat and chance to indulge at the famous Chocolate buffet at Sofitel Metropole.

Overnight: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel

Day 5

Hanoi to Quang Binh Province

Today is an easy day. You’ll take a short flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi with the remainder of the day at leisure. Soak in the surroundings of this beautiful landscape or relax by the pool.

Overnight: Victory Road Villas

Day 6

Phong Nha Cave Tour

Today is a sobering experience as you visit Road 20 in the central province of Quang Binh. This area holds historical significance. Once a training ground for Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam war. It’s hard to imagine the impacts of war as you visit the Eight Ladies cave. You’ll learn about the devastating events that took place here. And visit the Vietnamese buddhist temple and shrine dedicated to the victims of war.

You’ll continue through the beautiful landscapes of the National Park. You’ll be visiting the two most famous caves of the region. With 3 ½ hours to explore the breath-taking Paradise Cave you had better be ready for adventure. You’ll marvel at the natural crystal formations at this UNESCO world heritage site. After visiting the cave you will have lunch. Followed in the late afternoon by a visit to Phong Nha cave by boat.

Phong Nha Cave Tour

Overnight: Victory Road Villas

Days 7 & 8

Alba Wellness Resort

After breakfast you’ll transfer to the charming city of Hue.

Located at the source of a natural hot spring, The Alba Wellness Resort offers a large range of leisure and wellness activities. The next 2 days are at your leisure. A chance to relax and recharge. Choose your favourite activities and wellness options at the resort, or use the complimentary shuttles to explore Hue.

The choice is yours!

Your stay includes:

  • Daily one x 50 minutes Spa treatments per person
  • Daily one x 30 minutes Onsen bath treatment
  • Unlimited hot springs bathing
  • Anywhere anytime daily breakfast
  • Daily one time playing Zipline & Highwire per person
  • Complimentary shuttle bus from resort to Hue city as schedule
  • Complimentary Yoga, Tai chi & Meditation class subject to the resort’s schedule.
  • Healthy welcome drink upon arrival
  • Welcome fruits in room upon arrival
  • Complimentary one bottle of Alba mineral water per adult per day
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access.

Overnight: Alba Wellness Resort ( 2nights)

city of Hue

Day 9

Bach Ma National Park – Hoian

Leaving Hue, today you’ll visit the Bach Ma National Park. One of the most stunning natural areas of Vietnam. With amazing views of rivers, mountains and lagoons within its 400km expanse. Lunch is included before you will have free time for swimming, exploring or relaxing.

This afternoon you’ll travel to Hoi An and have the evening at leisure.

Bach Ma National Park

Overnight: Little Riverside Luxury Resort

Day 10

Hoi an

Today you’ll enjoy a delightful Vietnamese cooking class. First, you will visit Hoi An’s colourful market! Experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. Meet the local sellers and buy the freshest ingredients for your cooking lesson.

Then you’ll make your way to the Red Bridge cooking school by boat. The cruise along the Hoi An River gives you a chance to view local river life. Be sure to have your camera ready.

Upon arrival, explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden. You’ll learn how to make Vietnam’s well-known dishes from the Red Bridge’s chef. After the lesson, you’ll sit down and enjoy what your group has cooked together.

After lunch, you’ll discover the wonderful shopping district of Hoi An with a local. Your local shopping assistant will help you find authentic products of Hoi An. And show you where to find the most beautiful clothes and fabrics. Happy shopping!

Overnight: Little Riverside Luxury Resort

Day 11

Hoi An

Today you’ll set off early to see the sun rise as you travel through the rice paddies and Thu Bon River delta region. With a stop at an ancient Banyan Tree, at the heart of a bustling morning market. Enjoy a Vietnamese coffee and walk through the thriving market activities.

Passing through local villages and picturesque countryside as you travel to My Son. Here you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast before a walking tour of the ancient ruins. Your local guide will explain the history of this religious site. You’ll also enjoy the colour and vibrant display of a traditional dance performance.

Meandering through the rice paddies and countryside, you’ll make your way back to Hoi An.

All good things must come to an end. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with new friends at the Mango Mango room. Following dinner you can stop at the night markets, or listen to music at the ground floor bar.

Thu Bon River delta region
Adobe Stock

Overnight: Little Riverside Luxury Resort

Day 12


After breakfast, you’ll be met by a local guide who will take you to the airport for your departure flight.
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  • Minimum 6 | Maximum 16 guests
  • Solo Luxe hosted tour
  • Return airport transfers
  • 10 nights Deluxe hotel accommodation with private room with breakfast
  • 2 Day | 1 night HaLong Bay luxury Orchid cruise
  • 6 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Sofitel Chocolate Buffet
  • Entrance fees, tours and boat rides as listed
  • Domestic flight Hanoi to Dong Hoi
  • Alba Wellness Resort daily inclusions as listed
  • Private transportation on tour
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