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Vietnam Luxury Travel
Even with its vigorous economic growth, Vietnam is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago. Certainly, the country is thriving, but that just means the roads are a bit better (making our bikes a little happier), and even more luxurious hotels pepper the coast. But the people remain the same: gracious, warm, and infinitely inviting—and we certainly meet a lot of them on this epic journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. In between, we take in all the highlights, from China Beach to the Imperial tombs to endless miles of scenic, colourful country and coastal roads.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
11 Days / 10 Nights
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Day by Day
Discover the historic architecture, tree-lined boulevards and delightfully chaotic street-life of Vietnam’s capital city in a traditionally Vietnamese way: on cyclo (bike-propelled cart). Enjoy a guided visit, covering everything from the city’s French colonial architecture to winding streets around the cities famed lake.
Today we fly to Hue: the Imperial capital of Vietnam. Here, take a picture-perfect introduction ride and walk viewing some of the most beautiful scenery central Vietnam has to offer. Enjoy cocktails and a dinner of local specialties tonight at the hotel.
Ride through quiet rice fields and over small riverside paths before ending at the Thien Mu Pagoda. From here, we will head to a private home for a magical lunch. Dinner is back in town at a charming restaurant with a French twist,.
Drive along the coast to Da Nang, stopping for a riverside lunch in the city’s hippest restaurant before heading to Hoi An to explore this amazing town. This afternoon is yours to wander through town, follows by dinner on your own in one of the many wonderful small restaurants in Hoi An.
Head into the market to watch the women haggle over the day’s fresh fish catch. Ride around Hoi An, passing through traditional rice paddies interspersed with ancestral tombs, water buffalo and hundreds of smiling children. Finish at our favourite cooking school in a beautiful river setting.
Take a short flight to Dalat, the City of Eternal Spring, and one of the most enduring and romantic legacies of French colonialism. Dine in the hotel’s Le Rabelais restaurant tonight, indulging in dishes so authentically French, you could be forgiven for momentarily forgetting you are in Vietnam.
Bike out of town passing rose greenhouses, through villages and countryside, to the house of one of our greatest friends, Mr. Quy, who prepares a perfect lunch entirely from local fresh produce. In the afternoon, choose to do more walking, explore a flower market, golf at the old imperial course, or visit the last Emperor’s palace.
Take an early drive downhill to Nha Trang and ride alongside a mellow fishing village towards our hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy the resort—sipping Champagne while watching the sunset from the privacy of your room.
Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the resort and visiting the spa. For those who want to hit the trail again, we'll head out for a bike ride or hike.
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City this morning, walk around the local markets and explore the city. Bike to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a visible reminder of the war and how close it got to Saigon. Check out the galleries of the contemporary Vietnamese art scene. Our final night culminates in an unforgettable dinner at our favourite market-style restaurant.
On our last day in Vietnam we will arrange to take you to the airport for your flight home.
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi
Built in 1901, this gorgeous French colonial-style accommodation is located in the heart of Hanoi. It offers 364 guest rooms & suites, complemented by a choice of three restaurants (French cuisine, Vietnamese specialties and Italian flavours), three bars, a lush and relaxing rooftop garden, a heated swimming pool, health club and the luxurious Le Spa du Metropole. View hotel website »
The Pilgrimage Village, Hue
The luxurious and relaxing Pilgrimage Village is located in the peaceful countryside just 4 km (2 mi.) from the centre of Hué. You’ll come to appreciate this after learning that the only thing the Vietnamese love more than waking up early is honking the horns on their mopeds! The rooms are simple but comfortable, personal, and stylish, and guests will find every need is cared for. View hotel website »
Anantara Hoi An Resort, Quang Nam Province
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is only a short stroll from the colourful and bustling Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touches of French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese cultures make up the distinct ambience and atmosphere in the resort and guests are offered luxurious spa treatments and breathtaking tropical gardens. View hotel website »
Dalat Palace Hotel, Dalat
Overlooking the Xuan Huong Lake of Dalat, the Dalat Palace Hotel is the creation of French colonial design, complimented with art deco elements, all within the spacious and elegant forty seven deluxe rooms and suites. From its imposing location, it offers five hectares of rolling pine covered gardens, with an array of restaurants and bars, all within its historical walls. View hotel website »
Amanoi, Vinh Hy Bay
Aman resorts makes its debut in Vietnam with a contemporary beachside resort alongside a full-service Aman Spa. Named for the Sanskrit derived word for ‘peace’ and Noi meaning ‘place’ Amnoi is a tranquil retreat situated on the beautiful white sand beach overlooking spectacular Vinh Hy Bay.
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This trip is rated Recreational, meaning it’s appropriate for travellers who ride once or twice a month and are comfortable on two wheels. Daily biking distances usually vary from 20 to 30 km (12 to 18 mi.) on generally flat terrain.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Services of local B&R guide(s)
- Support vehicles during bike rides
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- All flights in Business Class when available
- Single Entry Visa on arrival in Hanoi
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“There were so many memorable moments: the Vietnamese dancing in Saigon, the charming music in Cambodia, the Laos Baci ceremony, the morning alms, the bike rides and the laughs. All these and more made our trip.”
— Sandy Greene,
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14 Days / 13 Nights
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