Experience the magic of Vietnam. Memories that will last a lifetime and create a lifelong yearning to return for more.
Your first, of many bowls, of fragrant pho (noodle soup) for breakfast, early morning in Halong Bay, the hustle and bustle in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, a crunchy bánh mì for lunch, strolling through the colourful Ancient Town of Hôi An and the historical Imperial City of Hue, delicious bun cha from a food stall, the stunning scenery of the Hai Vân Pass, the golden beaches of Binh Dinh, Danang, Nha Trang & Phan Thiet …………., experiences and memories that will last a lifetime and create a lifelong yearning to return for more !
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is situated on the banks of the Red River and it is one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Explore the Old Quarter, the Heart of Hanoi for over 2 000 years. It is often called “36 Old Streets”, but there are more and some researchers believe that the number 36 originated in the 15th century when there might have been 36 guild locations, which were workshop areas, not streets. When streets were later developed, the guild names were applied to the streets. Hanoi is famous for its bun cha - barbequed pork, fresh noodles, pork belly, fish sauce and fragrant herbs, a simple, but iconic dish.
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SLEEP AT THE SUPER HOTEL CANDLE
Ba Dinh is a great choice for travellers interested in city walks, sightseeing and old town exploring. Boasting a Japanese-style bath house and a pure thermal-water swimming pool, Candle Hotel Hanoi offers 4-star luxury in Hanoi City. A modern fitness centre is also available. Bright and contemporary, its guestrooms all come with free Wi-Fi.
SLEEP AT THE HANOI CLUB HOTEL
Nestled perfectly on the shore of West Lake (largest lake in Hanoi) with magnificent panoramic sunset view, the prestigious elite membership club, boutique hotel and luxurious serviced residences offer a personalized touch of service in an exclusive retreat setting for the discerning guests/ residents and members to indulge in simple pleasures of social entertainment/ recreational lifestyle and business success.
The UNESCO World heritage Site, Halong Bay (“descending dragon”) is situated three hour’s drive east of Hanoi. Thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests and surrounded by emerald waters, it is truly a magical place. Day trips from Hanoi are available, but we recommend a trip of at least two days to cruise further into the Bay. For a variety of cruises, view Halong Bay Tours
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SLEEP AT THE AVANI HAI PONG HARBOUR VIEW
Get lost in city life. Get down to business – then relax in style. Get up close and personal with exotic nature on Cat Ba Island. Dive into the destination as you cruise through the islands of Ha Long Bay. Or simply wind down after exploring by the pool or with pampering spa time. Combining French Colonial style with international ambiance AVANI Hai Phong makes your stay an easy one. For leisure, business or a bit of both!
HUE, DANANG & HOI AN
The journey on the Reunification Express from Hanoi to Hue is 688 kilometres and lasts 13 - 14 ½ hours. A hard seat will cost you just $35, but we definitely recommend a soft berth from $54 ! Alternatively, the flight takes just 1 hour 15 min.
Hue was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home; and a replica of the Royal Theater. Tuck into these 8 mouthwatering dishes in Hue!
Drive over the spectacular 21 km Hai Van Pass to Danang, just 90 kms south of Hue, and the Ancient Town of Hoi An, just a further 30 kms south. Stroll or cycle through the well-preserved Ancient Town with its canals, wooden shophouses and colourful French colonial buildings. Dining options in Hoi An range from fine dining in restaurants to riverside food stalls, try these specialities of the region: cao lau (rice noodles with barbequed pork, greens and croutons), banh bao vac (white rose dumplings), com ga (chicken rice), mi quang (turmeric noodles), banh xeo (crispy pancakes).
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SLEEP AT LE RESIDENCE HUE HOTEL & SPA
Step back in time! Indulge serenity. La Residence is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the fabled Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel – once home to Emperors and now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Endowed with opulence, excellence and warmth, this former residence of the French Colonial Governor was painstakingly restored in 2005 and redeveloped as an exceptional design hotel. The hotel’s distinctive bowed façade, long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the 1920’s Streamline Moderne school of Art Deco architecture.
SLEEP AT FUSION MAIA DANANG
Fusion Maia Da Nang Resort is a ground-breaking resort - the first in Asia - providing all private pool villas, spa treatments and breakfast anytime and place included in the standard room rate. The resort has an unmistakable Fusion design identity that is inspired by local culture and interpreted in a modern way. A memorable experience: Private pool villa with courtyard garden, minimum 2 spa treatments, per person, per day, complimentary yoga, tai chi and meditation, enjoy breakfast any time, any place such as beach and personalized Fusionista care to help you create your perfect holiday.
SLEEP AT THE ORANGE HOTEL DA NANG
Orange Hotel is situated on Hoang Dieu street and is the ideal base for guests to visit the famous locations of Da Nang. Orange Hotel is built in a modern and luxury European style. The total number of 45 rooms is divided into 5 types: Superior, Deluxe, Suite , Executive and Family Room with an inter-connecting door. The comfortable interior will meet all your requirements, eg. reading lights on top of the bed, music speaker with volume control, flat-screen TV with cable, work desk. The restaurant is on the eleventh floor and has panoramic views of the city and the Han River. Orange hotel’s staff deliver exceptional service. Stay at the Orange Hotel and you will certainly have a unforgettable experience in Da Nang, Vietnam!
QUY NHON & NHA TRANG
Nha Trang is a beach resort located on the south central coast known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. Spend a morning at the beach, followed by a long lunch at one of the many beach restaurants - Story Restaurant, Louisiane Brewhouse or Sailing Club Nha Trang. Be sure to visit Long Thanh Art to purchase a hand printed black & white photograph by one of the world’s finest photographers. Visit Skylight Nha Trang for a spectacular sunset and 360 degrees of fun.
Quy Nhon is the capital of the Binh Dinh province and bordered by stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside. Fresh seafood is in abundance, be sure to try some: bun ca (fish noodle), banh xeo tom nhay (shrimp pancake), bun sua (jellyfish noodle).
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PLAY AT THE SKYLIGHT NHA TRANG
Skylight’s 360 degree Skydeck is the first attraction of its kind in Nha Trang that allows guests to experience the beautiful beach city from unrivaled heights. The 360 degree view includes the bay, city and mountain regions with different perspectives during daytime and evening hours. Come take a #SkylightSelfie from this one-of-a-kind destination! Standing tall at 151m (495ft) and shining as a beacon for Nha Trang Bay, Skylight is home to the tallest lighthouse in Vietnam. It can be spotted from anywhere in the city. Located on Pool Deck on the 43rd floor, Skylight’s glass Skywalk allows guests to look directly down to the ground floor, creating spectacular and exciting photo opportunities. Skylight is excited to introduce our new restaurant concept, “Chef’s Club”, which features various world renown chef’s starting with Iron Chef Vietnam, Michael Bao. Come enjoy international asian fusion cuisine overlooking the magnificent Nha Trang coastline from 43 floors up.
SLEEP AT AVANI QUY NHON
Relax on a private beach. Top up your tan. Treat yourself to an afternoon in the spa. Get as active as you like with plenty of fun in the sun. Dream of your favorite spot. A picnic on a nearby island. Lounging under the palm trees. Snorkeling under the waves. Now go ahead and book that fantasy. AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa is a recipe of sand, sea, and sunsets. Just the way you like it.
HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam. Visit the Ben Thanh Market, Independence Palace and Notre Dame Basilica in the city and take a daytrip to the Mekong Delta. Streetfood is a must - be sure to try the Southern Vietnamese style Pho and the legendary Bahn Mi, to name just two !
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EAT AT HOA TUC
Food in Vietnam has been stuck in a stiff “mold” with every chef in the country churning out the same food over and over, year after year. Hoa Tuc hired a highly qualified chef and spent a year testing new recipes, and assembling Vietnamese ingredients in a fresh new way. Staying clear from “fusion”, they established a menu to 'wow' the senses, and gave Saigon its first Contemporary Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant.
PLAY AT SAIGON KITSCH
This colourful French-run shop specialises in reproduction propaganda items, emblazoning its revolutionary motifs on coffee mugs, coasters, jigsaws and T-shirts. Also stocks cool laptop and tablet covers fashioned from recycled Vietnamese packaging. A must-visit !
SLEEP AT THE PRAVINA HOTEL
Situated in District 1, Pravina Hotel, also known as Tulips Saigon Hotel, is the perfect place to experience Ho Chi Minh City and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
SLEEP AT THE SAIGON PRINCE HOTEL
Located right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, on the picturesque and vibrant Nguyen Hue Boulevard, the Saigon Prince Hotel is a well-appointed 4-star hotel offering a refined and comforting environment for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel has a unique range of room types featuring Deluxe, Premier Deluxe, Premier Grand View, Club, Club Suites and Apartments, along with The Grill Restaurant, Lobby Bar, a modern and fully equipped Gymnasium, Swimming pool, Spa, the Club Lounge and Business Centre. Complementing these features is a Conference and events centre featuring 16 multi-functional banquet and meeting rooms.
SLEEP AT THE VILLA SONG SAIGON
Past sleepy palms and nurtured greens, a sanctuary by the river awaits. Villa Song Saigon was renovated and completely refurbished in December 2013 to express its unique charm, redolent of days long past. This small luxury hotel therefore is an objet d’art in the centre of a vibrant urban landscape. Taking inspiration from French colonial design and the natural surrounds, this riverside boutique hotel is a beautiful mixture of whimsy and romance. Discover a haven of peace and calm within the heart of the colorful metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. Just a fifteen minute shuttle boat ride from the central pier, guests are able to escape to a place where time stops and water flows.
Phan Thiet is a coastal port city 200 kms east of Ho Chi Minh and the capital of Bình Thuan Province. At its center is a bustling little fishing port with a harbour full of colourful boats, vibrant outdoor markets and seafood restaurants.
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SLEEP AT THE BLUE OCEAN RESORT
Blue Ocea Resort is tucked away under the shade of Mui Ne’s coconut trees and is a haven where the stresses of daily life are left behind. The rooms and bungalows sit amongst lush, landscaped gardens overlooking the beachfront, offering ample chance to soak up the sun and laze on the sand. Conveniently located in the heart of the shopping and dining area, Mui Ne’s sights and sounds are just outside their doors.
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