CUSTOM TRIPS TO VIETNAM
PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our travelers visit Asia on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty-the trip departs on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine your Vietnam custom tours, the trip length and focus. The type of Vietnam lodging is likewise up to you, as are included meals. All trips are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, the sky is of course the limit.
To get started, view our Vietnam sample itinerary below.
Your Journey, Your Way
Contact a Vietnam Travel Expert or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique Vietnam journey.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS
- Enjoy an exclusive dinner at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi.
- Take a private cooking class with a gourmet chef, our friend of two decades.
- Enjoy a private reception at a first-rate art gallery in Hanoi. The curator is our long-time friend.
- Visit the collection of antiques and photographs of the "American War" by Cuong, who photographed the fall of Saigon and was later sent to a Marxist re-education camp. His life story has been the subject of a PBS documentary.
ICONIC VIETNAM | 14 DAYS
This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Vietnam might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Vietnam tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.
Begin your journey in historic Hanoi exploring the city’s highlights—the Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi Opera House and Temple of Literature—with your private guide.
Explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, a vibrant district of bustling shops, interesting sights and tantalizing food.
Drive to Halong Bay for a scenic boat tour of one of Vietnam’s most picturesque and iconic destinations. Spend the night aboard a Chinese sampan afloat in the turquoise waters.
Journey back to Hanoi and settle into your cabin aboard the overnight train to the frontier town of Sapa.
Breakfast with a sweeping view of the terraced rice paddies and spend the rest of the day visiting hill tribes and touring traditional villages before spending the night in a traditional Sapa guesthouse.
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PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING
Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.
We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.
THE FINE DETAILS
Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.
PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS
You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE
Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.