Vietnam Explorer Suggested Itinerary 

Discover the heart and soul of Vietnam on this 12-night escape, combining beachfront relaxation with vibrant city experiences.

Get ready for the holiday of a lifetime with our all-encompassing 12-night journey through Vietnam. We've crafted the perfect blend of city exploration and beachfront relaxation to give you the best of both worlds. Begin in Hanoi, where you can get lost in the bustling streets of the Old Quarter and soak up the tranquil vibes of waterside temples. Work your way south to Hoi An to relax in a boutique resort on An Bang Beach then up the pace with urban adventures in glorious Ho Chi Minh City. Then we’ll wrap up your trip in sleepy Mui Ne, where ocean waves meet rolling desert dunes.

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12 nights
Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne

This itinerary is flexible and can be customised to suit you, including extra nights, activities and excursions.

Recommended itinerary

Days 1-2


Upon arrival in Hanoi, you’ll appreciate the warm welcome at the luxurious Melia Hanoi, a central yet surprisingly quiet city retreat. You can venture out to explore the narrow streets of the Old Quarter and savour authentic Vietnamese cuisine like Phở and Bánh mì at one of the local eateries. We suggest starting the day early with a peaceful visit to Hoan Kiem Lake, where you can witness locals practising Tai Chi. Afterwards, we recommend delving into the capital’s rich culture by exploring key attractions, including the historic Temple of Literature and the Water Puppet Theatre to witness a performance that brings Vietnamese folklore to life through captivating puppetry.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Days 3-5

Hoi An

Depart from Hanoi and head to the picturesque town of Hoi An. Stay at the Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa. Choose to lounge by the pool, enjoy strolls along the beach or hop on the complimentary shuttle to explore the lantern-lit streets of historic Hoi An.

Days 6-8

Ho Chi Minh City

Depart from Hoi An and fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling metropolis of Vietnam. Check in to the centrally located Liberty Central Saigon City. Hotel where you can freshen up in the rooftop pool. Spend your time visiting iconic landmarks like the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace or take an optional excursion to the Mekong Delta to explore the intricate network of waterways and experience the rustic charm of Vietnamese river life.

Days 9-12

Mui Ne

Bid farewell to the big city and set your course for the serene coastal paradise of Mui Ne, your final destination. Here, The Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne holds a prime oceanfront location and expect delectable dining at Sandals Restaurant & Bar. Spend four blissful nights on the breathtaking beachfront, where you can ride the waves with water sports or tee off at the nearby Nick Faldo-designed golf course. As your unforgettable 12-night Vietnam exploration comes to a close, you'll check out from the resort and transfer to the airport for your onward journey or your flight back home.