Harmony of the Elements

12 days from £1,995pp

Eat your way around Vietnam on this tasty 12 day trip. Starting in Hanoi, you’ll explore the city’s street food scene before moving onto Halong Bay. Here you’ll be wowed by the beauty of the natural landscapes, staying onboard traditional wooden junk boat.

You’ll then fly to historic Hoi An where you’ll explore the gorgeous countryside and visit the local markets, before heading to Hue where you’ll indulge in as many street food dishes as you can eat! If that’s not enough, you’ll be glad to know there’s BBQ dishes to sample as well. Flying south to Saigon you’ll learn the art of traditional Vietnamese coffee-making, and get under the skin of the city’s troubled history. You’ll escape the buzz of the city with a tour of the Mekong Delta’s waterways.

The Harmony of the Elements trip is perfect if you’re a culture vulture who loves food – just be sure to pack some loose-fitting trousers for the flight home.


  • Visit Vietnam’s best-known cities

  • Indulge in delicious street food & join a cookery class

  • Spend time in local communities meeting the locals


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.







Today has finally arrived. You’ll be running around, throwing those last-minute things into your case before heading to the airport to fly to Hanoi. Settle into your hotel then have a wander around the city. Get up early for a walking tour of the sights, with that all important caffeine fix, before exploring on your own. Take an evening Vespa tour to see the city by night, and finish off with a nightcap at a lively bar before sinking into bed.

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Halong Bay


Say goodbye to the city and hello to Halong Bay. Staying onboard a traditional junkboat, you’ll cruise past dramatic limestone cliffs and incredible scenery. Depending on your ship’s schedule, you’ll have the chance to try squid fishing or a cookery class. As the ship drops anchor in a quiet bay for the night, enjoy the sunset from the deck, cocktail in hand. Dreamy…

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Hoi An


After an early morning Tai Chi session on board, you’ll sail back to port and transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. You’ll then transfer to Hoi An where the evening is yours to enjoy as you please. Get up early and explore the city as it wakes up, taking a trip through the nearby countryside. Then perhaps cycle to the beach, or just relax by the pool.

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Enjoy a leisurely morning, then drive to Hue via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. In the evening, you’ll tour Hue’s bars and street food stalls, then it’s back to the Imperial Citadel ruins in the morning for a good nosy before hopping into a cyclo, the ubiquitous three-wheel bicycle taxi, through the Old City.

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Flying in from Hue, throw yourself into Saigon's fascinating history, exploring the city and visiting sights like the enlightening War Remnants Museum and the former Presidential Palace. A Saigonese local will escort you to a traditional coffee shop where you’ll learn all about the coffee history of the city, and you'll join in with a group cookery class at ‘Grain’, the renowned cookery school of famous chef Luke Nguyen. Escape the city buzz for the Mekong Delta, visiting local orchards and workshops, and cruising through the narrow canals. In the evening, sit down to a farewell meal at a local restaurant and reminisce about the highlights of your trip. On Day 12 you'll fly back home. You’ll be bursting with stories of your tasty Vietnam trip to share with your friends and family – and inevitably make them jealous.

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