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VIETNAM

From 2,489€
15 days Departures all year round

Southeast Asia as you never imagined

Vietnam has become an essential country in Southeast Asia, receiving every year millions of tourists from all over the world attracted by its unusual landscapes, its cities and villages (both traditional and modern), its natural parks and biosphere reserves, its more than 3,000 km of coastline or its beaches and turquoise blue waters. The country is made up of more than 50 ethnic groups, thanks to which it enjoys this cultural and gastronomic richness, praised throughout the world. In recent years it has undergone major changes both economically and socially. From the LGBTQ+ point of view, as in the rest of Asia, there is still much progress to be made. Despite this, small steps are being taken in Vietnam. In 2012, the first Pride parade was held, having expanded its celebration to 35 cities and provinces today. We propose you to get to know this fascinating country on a tour that will take you through its most important places and discover its queer side.

Itinerary

This trip to Vietnam will leave you with unforgettable memories forever. For 15 days you will get to know the most traditional aspects, while experiencing first-hand the revolution that is transforming the country.

Days 1 and 2 / Origin - Hanói
Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide for the transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Day 3 / Hanói
Pick up from the hotel for a culinary tour of the best culinary spots in Hanoi with an LGBTQ+ guide. The tour begins with an introduction to the local food scene with a hearty bowl of noodle soup with Pho, Vietnam’s quintessential street food. Your guide will also share stories from the LGBTQ+ community in the capital. You will also enjoy a one-hour rickshaw tour to observe the capital. From there, you will head to the bustling Chau Long market, where the guide will demystify the local produce and have you sample some of the more exotic dishes and ingredients. During the day, other places of interest will be visited by car or on foot. The tour lasts 4 hours and ends with a typical Vietnamese coffee or che (Vietnamese tea) and local sweets. You will end up in one of the cafes in the old town for a well-deserved rest and coffee, and then return to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Breakfast is included.
Day 4 / Hanói - Ha Long
After breakfast, departure by road (3.5 hours drive) to Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. This gulf is the largest in Vietnam, with more than 1,600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited. Arrival in Halong and embarkation on the junk. Lunch will be served on board while the cruise to the bay begins. In the afternoon, you can do some sightseeing and activities, or just spend some time relaxing on board. Dinner is also served on board. Accommodation in Ha Long Bay.

Note: Visits or activities may vary depending on the itinerary of each junk. The tour guide will be replaced by a local guide on board during the cruise.
Day 5 / Ha Long Bay - Hue
Breakfast on board and last chance to enjoy the bay. The cruise ends around 11 am. Disembark and return to Hanoi airport to fly to Hue. Upon arrival, welcome by the guide and transfer to the hotel to rest. The rest of the day is free to explore the city.
Day 6 / Hue - Hoi An
After breakfast, pick up at the hotel. You will take a cruise on the Huong River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, located on the river bank, followed by a visit to the tomb of Minh Mang. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, a complex covering an area of 520 hectares comprising three circles: the Hue Capital Citadel, the Royal Citadel and the Forbidden Citadel. Finally, visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh. After this tour, transfer to Hoi An city by car (2.5 hours), where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Day 7 / Hoi An
After breakfast, visit the charming old quarter of Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port during the 15th to 19th centuries. Many of the city’s buildings reflect historic architectural styles and the entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Phuc Kien Pagoda and the Japanese wooden bridge. In the afternoon, boat trip on the Thu Bon River during sunset and return to the hotel.
Day 8 / Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the next stop, Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, welcome by an LGBTQ+ guide and start of the city tour. You will visit places such as the former Presidential Palace (Reunification Palace, now a museum), the Cathedral of “Notre-Dame” (from the 19th century), the Central Post Office, the historic center, the Hotel de Ville and the opera house. The rest of the day is free.
Day 9 / Ho Chi Minh City
Free morning to continue exploring Ho Chi Minh City. Around 4 pm, you will meet your guide at the hotel for an excursion on a vintage Vespa. You will walk through some of the busiest streets and landmarks of the city. Dinner stop at a cocktail bar run by a creative bartender and passionate chef who works for 5* hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Together, they have prepared a special menu that will delight you. If time allows, you can continue strolling through the center of town, walking through a bustling old apartment complex that is home to more than 2,000 residents and hundreds of food stalls to see how the locals live. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Afterwards, return to the hotel and rest of the time at leisure.
Day 10 / Ben Tre (Mekong Delta)
After breakfast, 2-hour drive to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Here you can learn about typical activities such as fishing, traditional brick making, visit one of the coconut processing or mat making workshops, as well as taste local fruits and tea. Other popular activities include taking a boat ride on the canals and watching the traditional life around the water or discovering the green rice fields and vegetable plains by car or bicycle to discover the culture of the farmers. Lunch at Hai Hồ’s house (on your own). In the afternoon, sampan ride on the canal, before returning by boat to Ham Luông pier. After finishing the tour, return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11 / Ho Chi Minh City - Con Dao Islands
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Con Dao. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Days 12 and 13 / Con Dao Islands
Con Dao is an archipelago of 16 islets, of which only Con Son is inhabited. They are little frequented by tourists, so it is the perfect place for a well-deserved rest after this exciting tour of Vietnam in a natural environment. During these days you can do water activities in its incredible turquoise blue waters such as scuba diving and snorkeling, hiking around the island or even visit other islands.
Days 14 and 15 / Con Dao Islands - Origin
This trip is unfortunately coming to an end. We hope you have enjoyed this wonderful experience in Vietnam to the fullest. At the scheduled time, return to Con Dao airport to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will catch your flight back home.

Recommended hotels

Get ready for maximum enjoyment in the hotels we propose for this trip:

Poulo Condor Boutique

Con Dao

The hotel is ideally located next to Vông Beach and Chua Mountain, offering incredible scenery. Inspired by a blend of traditional Vietnamese design and early 20th century French colonial heritage, it embodies the richness of Vietnamese culture with the vitality of the present. All suites and villas offer views of the tropical garden or the river and lotus flower ponds. Intimacy, comfort and discreet luxury are the protagonists.

Orchid Classic Cruise

Halong Bay

This cruise is ideal for touring Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private balcony with a view, a seating area with satellite TV and a minibar. The bathroom includes a bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Bathrobes and slippers are included. Free wifi is available throughout the facilities. Spa massage services can be booked at the 24-hour front desk. The hotel has a fitness center.

Pilgrimage Village

Hue

Rustic resort in the countryside of Hue, near famous historical monuments. Guests can choose from beautifully decorated bungalows, cabins, villas and houses surrounded by a natural green forest. Some include private pools and gardens. The resort organizes Vietnamese cooking classes, tai chi and excursions.

Rest of proposed accommodations:

Hanói: La Siesta Hang Be

Hoi An: La Siesta Resort & Spa

Ho Chi Minh: Hotel des Arts Saigon

Pack your bags
  • Accommodation in selected hotels.

  • Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Spanish speaking guide for all services (transfers and tours).

  • Refreshing towelettes and water bottle in the coach.

  • Tickets for the above mentioned visits.

  • All breakfasts. Lunches and dinners only as indicated in the itinerary.

  • Government Taxes: V.A.T.

  • International and HAN-HUI/DAD-SGN/SGN-VCS/VCS-SGN economy class flights and airport taxes.

  • Any service not included in the “your trip includes” section.

  • Visa for Vietnam (Spanish nationals staying less than 15 days do not need a visa).

  • Tours and services not indicated.

  • Beverages, tips, personal expenses and all services not specified in the program.

  • Services in special periods such as new year’s eve or similar.

  • Program subject to possible unexpected airline changes or flight cancellations.

  • Visa to Vietnam is available upon arrival at the airport with prior agreement for authorization letter.

  • In general, most places are closed during the entire Lunar New Year period in Vietnam.

Price

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