Vietnam has transformed in recent years and is now an established destination, offering visitors the chance to discover its multitude of beaches, delicious cuisine and rich culture. The country is blessed with a diverse landscape, from the meandering Mekong Delta in the south, to the spectacular Ha Long Bay in the north. Experience Vietnam on our exclusive Discover Recover™ holiday and see why each discovery is unique. Try touring the cities by Vespa, hiking in the national park, countryside cycling, culinary adventures, floating markets, historic war museums or the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Then you will recover on one of our wellness holidays where you can rejuvenate and recharge with world-class spa facilities offering treatments including healing massages, facials and body wraps. Re-energise with daily holistic activities that are matched to your specific wellness goals including yoga or tai chi.
We will tailor-make your Discover Recover™ holiday to suit your exact requirements to make this a memorable trip for you.
10 Day Discover Recover
Choose from a variety of our different excursions and tours to Discover Vietnam
From Hanoi, in the north:
► Unforgettable Ha Long Bay (2 days / 1 night)
Day 1 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Travel through the rice fields towards Ha Long Bay where you will take a cruise, and maybe even a swim, around towering limestone formations, before enjoying a delicious seafood lunch. Drop anchor and stay overnight on the calm waters.
Day 2 Ha Long Bay – Boat Cruise – Hanoi
Enjoy a morning cruise back through the emerald waters of the bay, before disembarking and travelling back to Hanoi, stopping en route at a ceramics factory.
Optional: Water puppet show at the village
From Ha Long Bay; take a small scenic drive to a local village where you can experience a traditional water puppets show along with the chance to sample some local delicacies.
(also available as a 1 day trip, though 2 days / 1 night is recommended)
► Cuc Phuong National Park (2 days / 1 night)
Day 1 Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park
Drive to Bong Station, stopping at the Cave of Prehistoric Man, an awe-inspiring archaeological site. Stroll through the National Park and experience all of the wonders that nature has to offer. Stay overnight in Cuc Phuong.
Day 2 Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi
Wake up to the sights and sounds of rural Vietnam before visiting the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre and learning about the lives of these amazing animals. Take a 7km hike to see the incredible ‘Big Tree’ and a dinosaur fossil that dates back over 200million years.
► City tour of Hanoi by old Vespa
Experience life in Hanoi from the back of a Vespa. Your local guide will answer all your questions and even stop off at interesting landmarks, shops and markets. Finish the day at the Minh’s Ethnic Gallery where you will learn about the changing face of Vietnam.
► Countryside Cycling Tour
With the knowledge of an experienced cycle guide, enjoy a gentle 15km ride towards Dong Ho village and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Explore local villages and rice fields and take some memorable photos along the way. This 3 hour trip is full of stories, history and unforgettable sights.
► Water Puppet Show with Dinner
This traditional 11th century art form, native to Vietnam, will entertain you with a performance by semi-submerged puppeteers dramatising stories of daily life. Dinner is then served at a local restaurant where you can sample delicious Asian cuisine.
From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), in the south:
► City tour of Saigon by old Vespa
Begin at the City Central Park and ride through the old streets of Saigon and the new affluent areas of the city. Stop at a temple before visiting China Town to sample local delicacies and then finish the day at the largest rice market in Vietnam, founded by the Chinese in the 18th century.
(also available Saigon by Vespa After Dark; discover the city’s nightlife with street food, local cafes and music)
► Cai Be Floating Market and Vinh Long
Meet local families, farmers and merchants at the floating market on the Mekong Delta, before enjoying a rustic lunch at a local house on one of the islands. Continue on to Vinh Long by boat and finish your day with a scenic drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
► Museums of Ho Chi Minh City
Learn about the history of Vietnam with this insightful tour of 3 fantastic museums. Visit the War Remnants Museum and its collection of war memorabilia, from US armoured vehicles to bombs and weaponry. Examine the cultural shifts and evolution of Vietnam itself at the History Museum and appreciate rare collections of revolutionary art at the awe-inspiring Art Museum.
► Cu Chi Tunnels
Relics of past conflicts, the Cu Chi Tunnels were built to organise guerrilla style attacks against the French and were also used during the Vietnam War. The tunnels comprise over 200km of subterraneous complexes including kitchens, hospitals, sleeping quarters and even schools.
► Saigon Culinary Adventure
Create traditional Vietnamese dishes at a professional standard kitchen, and learn the secrets of this exciting cuisine. Understand the subtle differences between regional delicacies and leave with the ability to cook some fantastic and delicious new meals at home.
Recover from your adventures with a wellness holiday where you can experience an unparalleled holistic approach to health and fitness. Unwind with daily spa treatments, and holistic practices like yoga and meditation, your journey will be tailored to suit your needs. With exciting activities like diving and cycling excursions as well as motorised water sports and boat trips, you can make the most of the scenic beaches and views as you unwind. You are sure to leave Vietnam feeling rejuvenated and full of memories are your Discover Recover holiday.
For more information, view our wellness holidays in Vietnam
3+ nights accommodation at your chosen hotel in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City with breakfast
|7+ nights accommodation in Vietnam on an all-inclusive basis|
|Return transfers (included, but optional)|
|Return flights from UK (included, but optional)|
(This is our suggestion but nights and tours are flexible. Pricing from above is based on a 10 night stay)
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- Location: Vietnam
- Flight duration from the UK: 14-16 hrs
- Rich culture and heritage with a fusion of Chinese and French influences
- Cycling: brave the big cities or the quieter Mekong Delta
- Markets galore, from food to clothes to crafts
- A haven for rest and relaxation with rejuvenating spa treatments
- Sailing through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay
De-stress in Vietnam and learn about a healthier, more optimistic lifestyle. From the bustling excitement of its lively cities to the relaxing serenity of its sandy beaches, the country's geography and culture both offer an experience of enchanting diversity.
Our Vietnamese resorts do not compromise when it comes to luxury. Achieve deep relaxation, peace and vitality with therapeutic spa treatments ranging from healing massages, body polishes, facials and wraps.
When you are not focusing your mind with yoga and Tai Chi, you can indulge in delicious cuisine served in stunning settings. These holistic holidays are sure to leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.
Flights from London to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City take approximately 11 hours. Upon arrival at the airport, you will take a private transfer to your Discover hotel, which will take about an hour.
Set amongst 30km of white sandy beach, Fusion Maia sits protected by soaring bamboo trees, the perfect location for a recover holiday it has been referred to as a real haven. To get to Fusion Maia from either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh you will take an internal flight to Danang, taking approximately 65 minutes. You will then take a private ground transfer to Fusion Maia, lasting approximately 45 minutes.
Once you have discovered Vietnam, now it’s time to recover on our healthy holiday in Danang. This luxury all-inclusive wellness retreat offers a minimum of 2 spa treatments every day. Enjoy various activities from hiking and cycling to daily yoga classes so you leave Vietnam in optimal health.