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Vietnam

The spectacular seascape of Halong Bay from your private boat

Vietnam

Discover vibrant village life in the Northern Highlands

Vietnam

Be entranced by the heady blend of Vietnam's beauty

Vietnam

Discover a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even markets float upon the river.

Vietnam

French colonial architecture in Hanoi blends European elegance with Vietnamese charm

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Immerse yourself in an exciting mix of natural, cultural and culinary experiences as you uncover the best of Vietnam. Discover the rich history of Hanoi, delightful streets of the ancient Old Town Hoi An, and the lush beauty of the Sapa Valley as you explore landscapes off the beaten track. Enjoy the region’s unique luxury accommodation, from boutique hotels to a private luxury boat on Halong Bay.

Highlights

The spectacular seascape of Halong Bay

Explore areas far from the tourist path in this UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Be amazed by the offshore coral reefs, small freshwater lakes and sandy beaches in this diverse ecosystem as you discover the beauty of these 1600 islands. Retire in style each night to your spacious suite on our vintage boat.

The stunning natural beauty of Vietnam’s northern highlands

Travel by train to Sapa, a mountainous area of stunning natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the culture and village life of the local hill tribes as you explore this area and experience the breathtaking views from Indochina’s highest mountain pass on a downhill cycle.

Enchanting ancient streets in delightful Hoi An

A stroll through Hoi An’s well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals, is the perfect window into this delightful and atmospheric riverside town. Be captivated by enchanting old streets lined with Japanese merchant houses and ancient tea warehouses.

Explore vibrant Hanoi

Join locals to wander the bustling old quarters of exotic Hanoi. Explore tree-lined streets and discover artisan boutiques and stunning Parisian-style architecture as you get to know this enchanting city of old and new. In the evening, savour the delicately balanced flavours and aromas of Vietnamese cuisine at some of Hanoi’s top restaurants.

The fascinating Saigon River and legendary Chu Chi Tunnels

Soak up the sights of the Saigon River - a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even markets float upon the river. From your private luxury speedboat discover riverside villages, lush market gardens and traditional fishermen plying their trade, before you reach the legendary Chu Chi Tunnels where your resident expert guide brings alive the tunnels and their place in Vietnam’s history.

Below you will find the highlights of our suggested itinerary. A place to start your planning and to give you a flavour of the extraordinary natural, cultural and active experiences you can enjoy. All our itineraries are handcrafted together with you to create your personalised and unique private journey. The places you want to see and stay, the experiences you want to enjoy, the time you want to travel.
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Day 1

Bustling and atmospheric, welcome to Hanoi

Welcome to the vibrant and bustling Hanoi. Explore tree-lined streets - learn the very unique Vietnamese art of crossing the street - discover artisan boutiques and stunning Parisian-style architecture as you get to know this enchanting city of old and new. Then begin your discovery of Vietnamese cuisine alfresco at one of its many French colonial courtyard restaurants.

Day 2

Uncover vibrant Hanoi with a resident expert

Today you embark on a private discovery of Hanoi’s most significant sights such as the Ho Chi Minh complex and the Presidential Palace. After lunch, you’ll explore the vibrant and bustling Old Quarter before dining at one of our favourite restaurants. Transferring to Hanoi Train Station, you board the overnight train to Lao Cai, the gateway to Vietnam’s picturesque highlands.

Day 3

Vietnam's remote & breathtaking northern highlands by train

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After arriving at Lao Cai Train Station, you transfer to Victoria Resort and Spa for breakfast and an early check-in. Relax and take in the breathtaking views of the mountainous Sapa Valley. After lunch at the lodge, enjoy the vista on your trek to local Dzao villages, home to women famous for their elaborate, colourfully embroidered dress.

Day 4

Discover colourful Sapa hill tribes on a gentle trek

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Today you begin trekking at a small village set deep in the picturesque Sapa Valley. Soak up the atmosphere of colourful village life, as you pass traditional stilt houses overlooking emerald green rice terrace fields. After lunch, return to your alpine lodge, relax with a glass of wine then enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge’s Ta Van Restaurant.

Day 5

A gentle scenic cycle through villages

This morning you cycle down the highest mountain pass in Indochina, Tram Ton Pass at 1,940 metres. On your free-wheeling glide, lose yourself to the sweeping views of the lush valley as you pass mountain waterfalls and traditional villages. In the evening, enjoy dinner before boarding the night train in Lao Cai for your return to Hanoi.

Day 6

Halong Bay from your private luxury junk

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Today you head to Halong City through the Red River Delta where you board our private luxury junk. Enjoy the tranquil spectacle as you pass spectacular limestone islands on the way to remote Bai Tu Long Bay. Explore the emerald waters by kayak, enjoy dinner on the water and retire to the luxury comforts of your cabins.

Day 7

Explore hidden lagoons & deserted beaches

Today your boat moves deeper into Halong Bay heading for beautiful Cat Ba Island. A change of pace awaits as you hop on bikes and make your way through lush forests and stone tunnels to reach Viet Hai Village. Explore traditional houses, walk in the surrounding jungle and stop by a local primary school. The emerald green lagoon of secluded Ho Ba Ham offers the opportunity to jump into the waters or relax on the sandy beach.

Day 8

From emerald green waters to the Perfume River

After a leisurely breakfast, you head for white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters to swim and relax with the option for a hill climb for one last look at the vista of Halong Bay. After enjoying lunch on board, take in the breathtaking scenery on your cruise back to Halong City. Back in Hanoi, board your flight to Hue. Located on the picturesque Perfume River, Hue offers guests an insight into the glories of Imperial Vietnam.

Day 9

UNESCO World Heritage Hue, with your private expert guide

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Guided by a resident expert, your introduction to UNESCO World Heritage Hue begins at the Citadel, once home to the Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Explore the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, stop by ornate royal tombs that line the riverbanks, including Tu Duc - set among lotus ponds and frangipani trees - and take in the hustle and bustle of the markets and back streets. Later you travel over the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An, soaking up some of Vietnam’s most breathtaking landscapes en route.

Day 10

Thu Bon River by boat and delightful Hoi An

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Board your private boat for today’s journey on the Thu Bon River, headed for the island of Cam Nam. Strolling through the village to meet local farmers and school children, you’ll find that life hasn’t changed much. Back in Hoi An, wander along enchanting old streets lined with Japanese merchant houses, visit the Hoi An Museum, Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge - a truly delightful and alluring town.

Day 11

Discover Vietnam's cosmopolitan heart

Today you fly to Saigon – Vietnam’s cultural and cosmopolitan heart. Your private luxury transfer is waiting to take you to your elegant French colonial hotel. Relax, learn the very unique Vietnamese art of crossing the street, then begin your discovery of Vietnamese cuisine alfresco at one of its many French colonial courtyard restaurants.

Day 12

Uncover vibrant Saigon with a resident expert

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In the company of a resident expert guide, begin your private discovery of Saigon’s most important sights such as the Reunification Palace and the nearby Notre Dame Basilica. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in daily life as you discover the old and new of Saigon, from traditional market stalls and ancient temples to some of Saigon’s best traditional and contemporary art galleries.

Day 13

The legendary Chu Chi Tunnels and departure

Enjoy your alfresco breakfast on the terrace verandah and watch life in Saigon go by. Then change pace with an optional visit to the legendary Chu Chi tunnels. Boarding a private luxury speedboat, cruise down the Saigon River to discover riverside villages, lush market gardens and traditional fishermen plying their trade, before reaching Chu Chi where your resident expert guide brings alive the tunnels and their place in Vietnam’s history. Later your private luxury transfer returns you to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your homeward journey.

Luxury Accommodation

  • Sofitel Legend Metropole
  • Paradise Peak
  • Halong Violet
  • Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
  • Amanoi
  • La Residence Hue
  • Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
  • Hotel Royal Hoi An
  • Park Hyatt Saigon
  • The Reverie Saigon

Sofitel Legend Metropole

Your hotel in Hanoi is the luxurious Sofitel Legend Metropole. Located in the heart of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter, this French colonial hotel blends European elegance with Vietnamese charm. Retreat at the end of the day to glamorous rooms and Parisian-style cafes and enjoy exclusive club lounge access and butler service. One of South-East Asia’s most memorable hotel experiences.

Paradise Peak

You discover Halong Bay in style aboard the luxurious Paradise Peak. After exploring by boat and kayak, return to your spacious suite with its plush king bed, private balcony and elegant Indochinese decor featuring exotic woods, silk fabrics and hand painted walls.

Halong Violet

Sea kayak Halong Bay and remote Bai Tu Long Bay in style aboard the luxurious Halong Violet. After exploring by kayak, return to your spacious suite with its plush king bed, private balcony and elegant Indochinese decor featuring exotic woods, silk fabrics and hand painted walls.

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

In Sapa you stay at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, a beautiful alpine lodge sitting high above the town. With a mountain chalet feel, spa and welcoming stone hearth fireplace, it provides the perfect base for your exploration of this stunning highland area. Enjoy travelling to and from Sapa in style on the elegant Victoria Express Train.

Amanoi

With a name meaning Place of Peace, Amanoi is a tranquil retreat overlooking Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan Province. A haven of serenity and understated luxury, you’ll discover spectacular beaches and breathtaking views from the comfort of villas that combine contemporary elegance with a traditional Vietnamese style.

La Residence Hue

Indulge in luxury on the banks of the fabled Perfume River at the enchanting La Residence, Hue. Former residence of the French Colonial Governor in the 1920s, the beautifully restored art deco hotel has the atmosphere of a classic colonial villa, transporting guests back to a luxurious bygone era.

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Set on the pristine shoreline of Hoi An, The Nam Hai is renowned not only for its spectacular location but also gracious hospitality and unrivalled luxury. Relax around expansive swimming pools, in the spa on a lotus pond, over gourmet cuisine, or in your bedroom pavilion, elegantly finished with Vietnamese lacquer and hand-spun silk.

Hotel Royal Hoi An

Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Hotel Royal Hoi An offers an art nouveau style and spectacular views of the river and ancient town of Hoi An. Inspired by the romantic 16th century marriage between a Japanese merchant and a Vietnamese princess, you’ll find delicate touches of both cultures through both the hotel’s interiors and restaurant cuisine.

Park Hyatt Saigon

With an enviable location in the heart of Saigon and surrounded by wide boulevards, tree-lined streets and the elegant Opera House, the Park Hyatt Saigon offers a wonderful retreat from the bustle of this captivating city. Blending modern luxury with colonial accents, enjoy rooms decorated with hardwood furniture, excellent service and the tranquil spa.

The Reverie Saigon

Renowned for its beautiful interiors, designed by renowned Italian interior designers, The Reverie Saigon commands the top floors of the Times Square Building in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city. Mesmerising river and downtown vistas provide an alluring backdrop to the inviting interiors. Culinary enthusiast will also delight in the hotel’s five exemplary restaurants and bars.

Sofitel Legend Metropole

Suite - Sofitel Legend Metropole

Sofitel Legend Metropole

Imperial Suite - Sofitel Legend Metropole

Paradise Peak

Suite - Paradise Peak

Cloudsuite - Halong Violet

Victoria Express Train

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Pool - Amanoi

Pool Pavilion Bedroom - Amanoi

Pool Pavilion Terrace - Amanoi

La Residence Hue

Suite - La Residence Hue

Beachfront Villa - The Nam Hai

Villa Bedroom - The Nam Hai

Pool - The Nam Hai

Hotel Royal Hoi An

Suite - Hotel Royal Hoi An

Park Hyatt Saigon

Deluxe Room - Park Hyatt Saigon

Terrace Restaurant - Park Hyatt Saigon

Suite - The Reverie Saigon

Inclusions

  • A Seven Skies handpicked private guide
  • Every extraordinary detail of your journey is handpicked and road-tested
  • Handcrafted, flexible and seamless itineraries, executed flawlessly
  • Insider access through resident experts who reveal the secrets of a destination

  • Exceptional service and uncompromising attention to detail
  • On ground flexibility to accentuate your journey with impromptu experiences
  • Ultimate in luxury accomodation
  • Private luxury transfers and ground transportation

“And what a trip it was! The organisation was faultless.
And the experiences were breathtaking.”

Mark Levesley

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“…Seven Skies delivers a beguiling combination of bespoke adventures and
five-star luxury…”

Il Tridente - August 2012

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