Experience the vibrant economic growth combined with unwavering charm and tradition of Vietnam. Start in its capital city of Hanoi, where you’ll wander the maze of back streets in its Old Quarter, one of Vietnam’s most lively and unusual places. Then it’s on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, a town certain to make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. The exploration wraps up in bustling Saigon for high-octane fun as you weave through its streets in true local-style. Best of all are the people — gracious, warm, and infinitely inviting — that you’re sure to encounter along the way.
B&R Travel Expert Nathan Lane was named Vietnam’s Top Travel Specialist 2017 by Condé Nast. He has spent the last 12 years crafting incredible adventures in this ever-changing country—no one knows it better!
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We’ll meet you at the airport and assist with your visa before whisking you away to central Hanoi. After some time to freshen up at your hotel, we will take you on a leisurely walk around the nearby Hao Kiem lake to stretch your legs and dine on a local lunch.
Take a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, packed with charming colonial architecture, Buddhist temples, and pagodas. If your legs are feeling strong, you can climb up the Hanoi Flag Tower: an old observation that provides great panoramic views out over the city.
After a quick flight to Danang, you'll cycle through the countryside and into colourful market stalls and shops of Hoi An. Tonight, meet our friend Duc at his restaurant for a sample of Vietnam’s best fusion cuisine.
This morning, your bike ride takes you through a local pottery village, where you'll have the chance to try your hand at this ancient art form. The ride ends with a lesson in Vietnamese cuisine; an event that promises to keep you entertained, trained and well-fed.
Venture up Marble Mountain, a group of five small hills made from limestone and marble and a famous pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples. After lunch at a family-run restaurant, visit a local jewellery shop where you’ll make some of your own creations.
Head into the market to watch the women haggle over the day’s fresh fish catch. After an authentic 'pho' breakfast, take a ride around Hoi An, passing through traditional rice paddies interspersed with ancestral tombs, water buffalo and hundreds of smiling children.
After breakfast head to Danang for a flight to Saigon! Following a quick stop at the hotel, you'll be shown around town on a motorbike tour of the city, taking in landmarks such as the War Museum, Quan Am Pagoda, and Binh Tay Market.
Visit the colonial and historic sites of Saigon before a visit to the War Remnants Museum to retrace the history of Vietnam during the 20th C. Your guide will take you to their favourite market-style restaurant for lunch before returning to your hotel for an afternoon of relaxation.
Based on your outbound flight time, we will bring you to the airport for your departing flight.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.