An overall plan for first time to Vietnam, this trip covers the best of its landscapes, cultures and lifestyles. Halong Bay cruise, Hanoi city with a street food discovery, Hoi An ancient town and a pottery village, an early morning to see floating market in the Mekong Delta. Return home and you can say you have done it all, yet authentic experience is nothing to be copied.
- Hanoi Old Quarter street eats with a local insider
- View Halong Bay on your private balcony of a spacious cabin
- Meander through the bustling streets and quiet narrow lanes of Hoi An Ancient Town
- Take it slow with a cyclo (rickshaw) ride in Ho Chi Minh City
- Sight of the busiest moments of a floating market and get inside the dense mangrove swamps by a small sampan
We have been working with Albee to book our trip to SE Asia and she has been very responsive and accommodating. We have modified a basic itinerary to allow us to visit where we want and to do what we want. Her responses have been prompt and we spoke at one time via whatsapp. We have confidence in her and the booking of our trip.More
customer, Aug 2023
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We would highly recommend Asia Highlights to anyone who is interested in traveling to Asia. Alisa was incredibly gracious and took care of all of the changes and created the absolute perfect trip for our family.More
Vivana, Jul 2023
More than 5 stars if I could!!
Sharon has been so amazing from the very start! The planning process, the communication while on the trip, the attentiveness. Everything has been top notch and we couldn't be more pleased with the trip!More
Kathi, Jul 2023
Will be booking again next time!
It was easy to book and they made the whole process smooth! It was no worries for us travelers! Albee did a great booking and we loved our tour guides Oahn in Vietnam, Yong on the Orchid Cruise, Charity in Cambodia, and Tamee. They made everything seem less!More
Jen B, Jul 2023
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We just finished the trip we planned with Asia Highlights to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It has been a wonderful experience and we would like to recognize the very professional and positive planning that we have received from this agency. The guide and the driver was so nice ,Thank you all the work .More
Tara, Jul 2023
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Monica has be wonderful! She has been very helpful in putting together an awesome itinerary for our Vietnam trip in 2024! Not only has she put together a wonderful trip, she had patience and willingness to customize our trip!More
Karla, Jul 2023
Easy to book!
We have booked a trip with the assistance of Monica. She has been most helpful and attentive during this process. She responds quickly to our inquiries and questions. Monica has been polite, pleasant and very helpful!More
Carole Cavanaugh, Jul 2023
21 days in SE Asia with help of Yeliz
Just put my deposit down for a 21 day trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore. Yeliz is a pleasure to work with. She is timely with her responses and has made some wonderful choices, but is always happy to implement my suggestions and more than willing to tweak the itinerary based on our preferences. I look forward to the finish line and what should be a trip of a lifetime. Thank you Yeliz!More
Steven Berke, May 2023
We had one of the best trips ever
We had one of the best trips ever, to Vietnam and Cambodia. With the help of Cathy Chen and Asia Highlight our trip was a very enjoyable and unforgettable experience. From the planning to the last day, Cathy kept in touch and made sure everything was to our satisfaction. The trip with a number of hotels, plane trips, and guides, functioned like a Swiss clock. Not a single lateness or other issue occurred. The guides were all professional, courteous, on time, and knowledgeable, All were very pleasant. We learned a great deal, saw very interesting places, met local residents, and saw the beautiful countryside. The trip was perfect. Thanks, Cathy and Asian Highlights.More
Michael Koenigstein, May 2023
Extremely impressed with Alisa Liu and the assistance planning my dream trip
I've been so impressed by the response and expertise I've received from Alisa Liu. I haven't taken my trip yet and just submitted an inquiry and Alisa responded almost immediately and has put together what looks to be an amazing three week itinerary in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Bali. She's been patient with me for making numerous changes from my initial plans. I even added in several extra days and going to Bali because I felt confident that I should take advantage of her expertise and make the most out of this trip. My trip is still several months out so I'll report back after it's completed. But so far I am beyond satisfied with what has been planned and the assistance provided from Alisa.More
Kim Samaha, Apr 2023
Albee Ning from Asia Highlights is the most professional and accommodating trip organizer..
Our first experience with Asia highlights was in 2017 when Albee arranged a 3-weeks China trip for my husband and I. We had a delightful trip and reached out to Albee to help with Vietnam & Combodia trip in 2019. This time we were going to travel with our 2 kids. Albee put together a kids-friendly family-oriented itinerary with amazing accommodations. The trip was to happen in early 2020, when Covid pandemic hit. Everything was refunded to us and Albee never mentioned anything about the work and effort she put in to organize the trip. Finally, 3 years later, we were able to make the trip. Albee is the most patient and accommodating trip advisor I've ever known. She polished our prior itinerary, made adjustments and added new suggestions. We had to make a number of changes in the dates and the nature of the trip as we had some unexpected circumstances in the family. Albee was able to make changes within very short period of time, always with a friendly welcoming attitude and as it was no big deal. She made the whole trip arranging experience a breeze for us, taking care of everything. The trip was amazing. We had a great time. Albee was available 24/7 to answer all our questions and accommodate any requests while on the trip. Next time we are planning a trip to Asia, I would definitely reach out to Albee again.More
Raisa Knobel, Apr 2023
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I’m glad to taking another great trip with Asia highlights. This time my advisor is Albee. She been amazing and extremely patient overall, I have made several changes to the itinerary at least 8 times. I plan to head to travel to Vietnam for 9 nights as a Solo Traveller.More
Simone, Apr 2023
3 weeks 3 countries Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Perfectly planned, perfectly executed and perfectly satisfied!
We were so fortunate to work with Monica at Southeast Asia Highlights. She listened to our likes and dislikes and tailored a beautiful trip perfectly suited to our desires! Every step of the way we had beautiful accommodations, amazing sites to visit and fun knowledgeable guides to take us everywhere. I’m so impressed how each day was perfectly planned and executed, no drama worry free travel. I highly recommend this expertise and will travel through them for new destinations.More
Jeanette, Feb 2023
First time traveling to Vietnam
Just finished our trip as of yesterday and I have to say, everything went great. Sharon was very helpful from the beginning, from the initial planning, booking everything, checking in throughout the trip, also correcting some issues, all the way to the end.More
Len S, Feb 2023
Perfect Vietnam & Cambodia Experience
The organization was perfect.Albee was very knowledgeable, proactive and responsive. Everything worked very smoothly as promised.The design of the trip was perfect.More
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Tola Lon, our guide in Siem Reap, Cambodia was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the sites on the tour. Very attentive to our questions.Always enquiring about our comfort level on the tour as it was very hot.More
Marie Motilall, Oct 2022
Excellent Customer Service
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Gabriella Franco, Sep 2022
Very good and professional staff
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Itinerary in Detail
You will meet your private tour guide upon arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport.
Transfer to your hotel. Free time to adjust yourself from jetlag or explore the city on your own.
The first chapter of your journey in Vietnam will begin with an introduction to the country's fascinating history and culture. We will take you to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and the One Pillar Pagoda.
A visit to the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of the Hanoians, and where your taste buds will tingle with local cuisine - Vietnamese sandwich, egg coffee, rice cakes and of course pho!
After the authentic city tour, sit back and enjoy Vietnam's traditional water puppet show in late afternoon.
After a fresh coffee and breakfast, you will be on the way to Halong Bay. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bay has all it takes for a relaxing journey: a stunning natural landscape, catering services onboard, an outlook over a waterfront lifestyle, and interesting activities, such as kayaking, swimming, and diving. Itineraries differ for each cruise, but you will probably visit: Cua Van Fishing Village, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Me Cung Caves, Virgin Cave, and Surprise Cave, as well as passing some small islets, such as Flight Cock Islet, Human Head Islet, and Toad Islet and etc. Some cruises also include a cooking class at night and a taichi lesson in the morning.
Your cruising journey comes to a perfect ending and the cruise company will have a shuttle transfer taking you back to Hanoi. Meet your tour guide again and transfer to the airport. Onward flight to Danang and 40-minute car drive to Hoi An.
Immerse yourself in the cultural ancient town of Hoi An, your tour guide will lead you to some key sites including Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall and Old House of Tan Ky.
Situated on the maritime Silk Road, some exquisite traditional skills dated between 15th and 16th century has survived in the small single-craft villages that surround present-day Hoi An. Among them there is a pottery village. Enjoy a 40-minute scenic boat ride on the Thu Bon River to the pottery village. Here you will explore its zigzagging alleyways, chat with the villagers and make your own handicraft.
Transfer to Danang for an onward flight in the morning to Ho Chi Minh City. The private transfer with tour guide are included in both cities. Check-in upon arrival and spend the leisure time as you wish.
Despite its modernity, Ho Chi Minh City (once known as Saigon) oozes with nostalgic charm among its colonial-era buildings, street-side caf's and shady boulevards. Take a stroll downtown, where you will see the General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the former Presidential Palace.
Continue on to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the War through the eyes of the Vietnamese. The museum provides an audio device as your tour guide will not accompany you inside. (This part of the history may trigger some emotions due to the sensitivity and nature of that period.).
Experience Saigon's famed coffee street culture, a brief language lesson with your guide, as well insights into the daily life of a Saigonese before returning to your hotel.
Depart in the morning for a two-hour drive to Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta. Visit the vibrant Vinh Long Market to see the Delta's bounty including river fish from the waterways, the rice fields, and various produce from local farmers.
Board a local boat and cruise to a home restaurant for lunch on An Binh Island. In the afternoon, visit a local pottery kiln where clay is used for both pottery and bricks.
Explore the narrow waterways of the Delta by row boat, past traditional wooden houses with thatched palm roofs and see how locals farm and fish as they have for centuries. Transfer to Can Tho.
Enjoy an early morning local motorboat trip to the Cai Rang floating market where dozens of boats are laden with local vegetables, fruit, and fish from all over the Delta. Some small boats sell meals and refreshments.
Return to shore for a city tour of Can Tho, beginning with a visit to the Can Tho Museum. The museum showcases the agriculture and river life of the Mekong Delta as well as how the Vietnamese, Chinese and Khmer ethnic groups came to peacefully co-exist. Afterwards drive to Binh Thuy Ancient House, originally a place to worship their ancestors.
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Our Service Includes:
- Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
- All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
- Flights between cities mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
- Governmental taxes
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