7 Special Days in Vietnam

Experience golden sunsets embraced by charming tropical panoramas.

DAY 1

   ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY

Xin Chao! Welcome to Vietnam!

You’ll be picked up upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport by your Little Voyage local guide for transfer your lovely hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so either relax at the charming Alcove Hotel and recover your energy levels, or explore your surroundings. We recommend stepping out onto the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon and is the largest city and the main economic centre of Vietnam.

An urban culture centre, a commercial hub and a city of energy and discovery with many hidden spots to explore. A truly special Asian city with rich heritage, amazing culture, friendly locals and countless restaurants for delicious food delights.

Included Experiences
  • Arrival Transfer
Accommodation

Alcove Hotel

DAY 2

    MEKONG DELTA

This morning your local guide will meet you at the hotel after breakfast to head to Ben Tre Province, right into the heart of the Mekong Delta (approx. 2.5 hours drive).

Life in the Mekong Delta revolves around the river, and all the villages are often accessible from the river as well as the road. Upon arrival, board your private boat to cruise along the different rivers and canals, marvel at the beauty of the lush green scenery and the lives of the locals around the Delta. This is the place for timeless cycles of farmers planting or harvesting rice around the expanses of the fields and paddies. Ben Tre is also known as the country of coconut, and you get to learn more about coconut and its many uses from coconut candy, rice-paper, and jam to charcoal.

A cycle tour in the middle of the coconut and fruit orchards leads you to a traditional tasty lunch in a local citrus farm along the way. After lunch, relax in a hammock before getting yourself on the boat and feel the freshness of nature from the water level. By late afternoon, after a truly special experience of the Mekong Delta, we head back to Saigon.

After relaxing in your hotel, you will head out for a delicious dinner at “Cuc Gach Quan”, a charming restaurant, set in a French colonial house with a traditional menu inspired by the owner’s grandma, follows the owner’s motto of “eat green & live healthy” with every action designed to demonstrate respect to the environment.

Note: A special time to visit the Mekong Delta is around the lunar new year (Tet), and the mid-autumn festival (Tet trung thu), where children set hundreds of candles on their way down the river on tiny boats.

Included Experiences
  • Mekong Delta – boat cruise
  • Mekong Delta – Sampan ride
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Accommodation

Alcove Hotel

DAY 3

    HO CHI MINH CITY

Today you’ll get to see a truly unique side of Saigon, a vibrant city, fascinating and slightly overwhelming with its wide boulevards, French colonial architecture and motorbikes. Meet your local Little Voyage guide in the morning after breakfast at the hotel to explore both well-known sights and hidden spots, passing by the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral, a French built Catholic cathedral in the city centre and the Opera House. Next stop is the War Remnants Museum for a sobering yet informative lesson on the Vietnam War.

Vietnam’s rich ancient history comes alive in its pagodas, and in today’s Saigon tour, you get a chance to visit a peaceful hidden gem: The Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a charming tranquil pagoda in district 5. Don’t just stay in the stunning room with the 1000 Buddhas but make sure to go up as it gets more and more interesting, all the way to the roof and let it surprise you again!

Next stop is Ba Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to Lady Thien Hau, the sea goddess. A good spot to take some photos, reflection and learning a bit of the tradition. Don’t miss the gorgeous sculptures in the walls of the courtyard outside the temple.

Lunch today is at KOTO restaurant (Social cause). KOTO: Know One, Teach One, is a social enterprise dedicated to support the disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. The restaurant is set in a quiet part of district 1, with charming dining areas and serving tasty authentic Vietnamese cuisine. By having a meal here, you will not only enjoy a unique dining experience, but help support Vietnam’s future chefs in training by giving them a chance of making a career in the hospitality industry.

Note: For visiting the temples, visitors are advised not to wear knee-short skirts/shorts, and cover their shoulders.

Included Experiences
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Reunification Palace
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Koto Lunch
  • Temples
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Accommodation

Alcove Hotel

DAY 4

    HO CHI MINH CITY – NINH VAN BAY

Today there are no activities planned in Ho Chi Minh City. The morning is free at leisure for you to relax then you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Cam Ranh for a blissful beach holiday in Ninh Van Bay, far away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

Transfer from the airport to the stunning An Lam Retreat, with a final approach on a speedboat onto the dramatic bay with impressive rock formations and lush tropical forest, it’s tricky to spot the hotel conspicuously integrated into its green surroundings. Overlooking the East Vietnam Sea, the white sandy beach and the towering mountains add to the sense of being intimately at one with nature.

There are no activities planned in Ninh Van Bay, relax and experience tranquility at leisure.

Included Experiences
  • Transport to and from airport
  • Speedboat
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Accommodation

An Lam Retreat

DAY 5

    NINH VAN BAY

Today, there are no planned activities. The day is free at leisure to relax away from the relentless noise and crowds and feel the magic of the beautiful setup at An Lam.

This retreat is truly blessed with an ideal location, on a secluded beach with a tropical vibe and a private-island philosophy, where serenity rules and tranquility takes charge.

A truly special oasis of tranquility, to heal in nature and replenish the senses. An Lam not only offers the perfect location for relaxation, but its proximity to Nha Trang and its prime position in a calm and sheltered bay, means that you can enjoy many activities and excursions on water and on land. Whether you choose to join an excursion, or make use of the resort’s facilities and wide variety of sporting equipment, this hotel will ensure your experiences will be truly unique and unforgettable.

Included Experiences
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Accommodation

An Lam Retreat

DAY 6

    NINH VAN BAY

Free day at leisure at An Lam Retreat. Time to recover, soak up the sunshine at the white sandy beach or head to the spa for a blissful regeneration time.

Feel the freshness of nature, watch the breathtaking views across the blue sea, and marvel a spectacular sunset over the green peaks. You may visit Ninh Van Bay for a short time, but its memory will stay with you forever.

Included Experiences
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Accommodation

An Lam Retreat

DAY 7

    DEPARTURE

There are no activities planned for the final day.

Free at leisure ready for departure back to the airport for a flight back to Saigon.

From Saigon airport you could connect to your onward destination.

Included Experiences
  • Departure transfer included
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Accommodation

Anticipate an unforgettable experience & flow in Vietnam