Land of the Golden Star

14 days from £1,995pp

This is your classic tour of Vietnam with a VIVID twist. You’ll experience the best this vibrant country has to offer, spending 14 days exploring lively cities, enchanting rural villages, seeing attractions like the Temple of Literature and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda (said to represent a lotus flower emerging from the water), sampling scrumptious food, cycling around rural villages and rice paddies, and learning about the extraordinary lives of the locals.

The Land of the Golden Star itinerary is perfect if you’ve never been to Vietnam before or if you want to get the full Vietnam experience. You’ll start from the top in the north from the capital of Hanoi, gradually making your way south to Saigon.


  • Relax on quiet white sandy beaches

  • Discover Vietnam’s famous textiles and pick up custom-made clothing

  • Learn about the history of coffee in Saigon and have a go at preparing Ca phe sua da

  • Cruise around Halong Bay and soak in the natural wonders of Vietnam

  • Wander around bustling modern cities rooted in deep Vietnamese traditions


This exciting trip to Vietnam includes international flights, transfers, accommodation and selected experiences

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.

All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.







You'll start your Land of the Golden Star trip in Vietnam's colourful capital. Your guide will meet you at Hanoi airport and take you to your hotel to get settled. Spend your time here seeing the city sights like the famous Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda. You'll spend evenings following the Hanoi food trail, sampling delicious dishes with the locals in the streets and trying the local beer.

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Ninh Binh

General Tour

Leave the busy streets of Hanoi and drive into the rural countryside to Ninh Binh. You’ll spend your time here exploring the ruins of Vietnam’s first capital Hoa Lu, seeing ancient tombs and ruins. If you’re feeling fit, you can climb into the limestone kart hills and enjoy the views.

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Halong Bay


Cruise out into Halong Bay admiring the Karst Limestone Cliffs and incredible scenery, and then kick back with some cocktails watching the sunset on deck. Depending on your ship’s schedule, you might have time for squid fishing by night, morning Tai-Chi, kayaking and cave exploration.

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Today you’ll disembark from your Halong Bay cruise and fly from Hanoi to Hue, where you’ll spend the day exploring the sights in Vietnam's former royal capital. Explore the Imperial City of Hue, take a cyclo ride, Vietnam's ubiquitous three-wheel bicycle taxi, and explore the local shops and coffee houses.

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Hoi An


Settle into the car for your scenic drive to Hoi An through the Hai Van Pass (aka Pass of Ocean Clouds) and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co. Spend your days exploring the city sights or kick back at the beach.

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Today you’ll fly to Saigon with a trip to the historical Cu Chi tunnels along the way. Spend the next few days going on city tours, scoping out the coffee culture, and cruising along Ham Luong River learning about the Mekong culture. Did you know the Mekong Delta is where a third of the country’s annual crop comes from?

On Day 14 you'll depart Saigon and fly home. You’ll be bursting with spellbinding stories of your Land of the Golden Star adventure to share with your friends and family.

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