Unique Experiences with your Private Guide

+ Venture by speedboat along the Saigon River, leaving behind the bustling city to experience the countryside and visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.
+ Cruise along the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta to experience its timeless ways of life.
+ Behold Saigon’s historic landmarks by night on our exclusive jeep tour and experience the city’s vibrant dining scene and nightlife.
+ Experience the multicultural seafaring heritage of ancient Hoi An on a private walking tour and then explore the countryside on a cycling and boating excursion.
+ Savor Hanoi’s culinary scene on a guided evening tour through the city streets, alive with food vendors and residents out for a congenial meal with friends and family.
+ Discover the unusual daily routines of the residents living on Train Street who must make way for the train that comes hurtling down the street twice a day – passing just inches from their homes and businesses.
+ Embark on a deluxe overnight cruise deep into the magnificent waterscapes of Ha Long Bay.

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the deluxe InterContinental Saigon Hotel. Settle in to your Deluxe Club Room and take the rest of this day to relax and enjoy as you wish.
  • Day 2 - In + Around Saigon

    After an early breakfast, you and your personal guide will board a speedboat for a journey along the Saigon River. Take in the passing vistas as you leave bustling city behind and make your way into the more rural landscapes of the countryside. Your destination this morning is the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible underground network that was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and expanded throughout the Vietnam War. Marvel at secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living quarters and even conference rooms. You’ll have ample opportunity to view the excavated areas from above; the more adventurous can explore the deeper second and even third-level tunnels.

    Back in the city, you’ll tour Reunification Hall; formerly known as the Presidential Palace, it was towards this modern building that Communist takes rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975 as Saigon fell. From the 3rd floor, you’ll have lovely views across the palace grounds and gardens. Nearby, the War Remnants Museum offers a penetrating look into the ravages of the war as seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese people. This evening, our special jeep tour shows you Saigon’s landmarks by night and immerses you in the city’s vibrant dining scene and nightlife.   Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - Life along the Mekong Delta

    This morning’s chauffeured journey takes you out of the city and into the rural district of Cai Be where you’ll board the inviting Cai Be Princess, a traditional Vietnamese riverboat made from native hardwoods and bamboo. Enjoy a refreshing beverage as you venture onto the timeless waterways of the Mekong Delta. Take in the bustling river traffic, witness timeless scenes of daily life along the shores and waterways and enjoy the beautiful scenery as the attentive crew serves tea and fruits to you and your fellow passengers.

    From the small Delta island of Tan Phong, a rowing excursion explores the dense mangroves that line many of the Mekong’s canals and waterways. Returning to the Cai Be Princess, your cruise continues to  an old 19th-century home where you’ll step off for a guided visit and to learn about some of the local cottage industries that sustain many Delta families. For lunch, we’ve made reservations at Le Longanier, an inviting restaurant set in a Colonial-style villa surrounded by riverside gardens and fruit trees. Enjoy a post-luncheon stroll with your guide along a quiet Mekong canal before returning to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - Fly to Hoi An

    We’ll take you to the airport this morning for your included flight to Danang – where you’ll be met and escorted to your awaiting vehicle for a pleasant drive that takes you past the picturesque Marble Mountains and China Beach. Arrive in Hoi An c and check in to your Deluxe Garden View Suite at the Anantara Hoi An, our enchanting resort on the banks of the Thu Bon River.

    After time to refresh, join your personal guide for a walking tour in town. From the 16th to the 18th centuries, Hoi An was one of the wealthiest ports in all of Asia – home to Dutch, French, Portuguese, Arab, Japanese and Chinese merchants. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its splendidly preserved architecture and ancient seafaring heritage. Your tour includes Chua Ong Pagoda, built in 1653, and Jinshang Temple – dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea and the protector of seafaring merchants. You’ll also visit the 200-year-old Tan Ky Ancestral House and the oft-photographed covered bridge, built by Japanese craftsmen in the 17th century. A pleasant cruise on the Thu Bon River is a wonderful way to conclude your exploration of this ancient, still lively port.  This evening’s dinner features the fine regional cuisine of Central Vietnam.  Meals B+D
  • Day 5 - Cycling + Boating in the Countryside

    After breakfast, a pleasant 15-minute bicycle ride with your guide immerses you in the morning rhythms of the region. Then board a small boat for a 35-minute cruise that will take you along the tranquil waterways deep into the rural landscapes of Quang Nam Province; it’s an intimate and  authentic way to experience the beauty and daily life along the river.

    Then hop back on your bicycle to ride through the green paddy fields. You’ll stop at a number of small villages – each specializing in unique cottage industries from making rice paper to weaving mats for sleeping and other household uses. In Kim Bong, you’ll learn the colorful history of this ancient village, long celebrated for its boat-making traditions. Cycle back to Hoi An where the rest of your afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Meals B+L
  • Day 6 - Fly to Hanoi

    You’ll be chauffeured back to the airport in Danang for your included flight northward to Hanoi. On arrival, you’ll be greeted and escorted by private car to the deluxe Hotel de l’Opera. Settle in to your Grand Deluxe Room and take some time to relax or explore as you wish.

    Late this afternoon, our in-the-know resident expert will take you on a privately guided culinary adventure to experience the city’s vibrant food scene. Bustling by day, Hanoi’s Old Quarter is equally lively come nightfall as residents head out to enjoy the many food vendors and cafes that line these historic streets and alleyways. Begin with a stroll through a colorful night market and stop for a bowl of pho; now world-famous, this beef-and-noodle soup is a Vietnamese classic. Making your way along the bustling streets, you’ll have a chance to sample other local delicacies – like steamed rice rolls with mushroom and pork, a banh mi sandwich served on a baguette, or hot-off-the-grill chicken wings. End the night with a traditional Vietnamese dessert, tropical fruits and sweetened condensed milk drizzled over shaved ice, before returning to your hotel.  Meals B+D
  • Day 7 - Discover Hanoi

    Your private tour of the city begins this morning with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an impressive monument of marble, granite and precious woods. Visit the Temple of Literature, founded nearly 1,000 years ago, and sit down to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in the city – popular for its traditional Hanoi-style cuisine. Then stroll in Old Hanoi as your private guide shares insight into the history and traditions of this colorful district, where ancient byways like Tin Street and Bamboo Street are named for the goods that have long been sold there. Continuing along labrynthine streets explored by few tourists, you’ll have a chance to peer into old temples and homes, meeting residents as your in-the-know guide shares insight.

    Also here in the Old Quarter, you’ll visit Train Street to learn about the unusual daily routines of its residents: Twice a day, just before the train barrels down the street just feet from the buildings, drying clothes are taken inside, children are hustled indoors, bikes are quickly pulled to the side of the road, and residents duck into the nearest doorway or press themselves against the sides of the buildings – all done with the nonchalance of daily life! Take a break with a refreshing cup of Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake and then visit Ngoc Son Temple, built in the 18th century on a tiny island in the lake. End your sightseeing with a Water Puppet performance, a traditional and uniquely Vietnamese art form which started centuries ago – possibly in the nation’s flooded rice fields.  Meals B+L
  • Day 8 - Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

    Our private car and driver will be waiting this morning to transport you from your hotel in Hanoi to Ha Long Bay c. The scenic drive is just a few hours, but the magnificent landscapes that greet you upon arrival will feel worlds away from the city… Ha Long Bay is filled with thousands of limestone islands, forested peaks, hidden coves, mysterious caves and emerald green waters that stretch forth as far as you can see. Traditional sailing junks and local fishing boats ply these waters and here awaits our deluxe Paradise Cruise vessel.

    Enjoy lunch onboard as you navigate through this breathtaking scenery, passing remote beaches, small fishing communities, and uninhabited islands. After stepping off for an exciting, guided cave adventure, return to ship and take in the views as we continue cruising through this enchanting tableau of water, land and sky. Enjoy a cooking demonstration with our onboard chef before sitting down to dinner in our ship’s inviting dining room.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Return to Hanoi + Departure

    Arise to the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay! If you wish, you can join an early morning Tai Chi class on deck before sitting down to a delicious buffet breakfast. After disembarking at mid-morning, we’ll take you to the airport in Hanoi for your onward journey.  Meals B

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    Built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design, the ships of Paradise Cruises blend in subtle harmony with the natural environment. Each vessel features a stylish restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy lingering in the sunshine and discovering the splendid beauty of Halong bay with a 360° view, thus promising unforgettable and thoroughly relaxing moments. These Cruises are celebrated for being the only ships in Halong Bay to provide complete spa facilities with dry sauna, Jacuzzi, massages and beauty treatments.

Our Private Journey Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide including all entrance fees
+ 18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
+ 7 nights in our handpicked deluxe hotels and resort
+ Overnight cruise through Ha Long Bay in a Balcony Stateroom aboard our deluxe Paradise Cruises vessel
+ Shore excursions as provided by Paradise Cruises
+ Arrival and departure airport transfers with your own car and driver
+ All on-tour transportation, both internal flights, luggage handling, all hotel taxes, and all airline fees for included flights

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  • Barbara from VA gives this tour 

    Very knowledgeable guides, wonderful hotels, very thorough tours, especially on special locations. Highly recommend.


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    Date Traveled: 2/10/2019

  • Heather from TN gives this tour 

    Tour guides were welcoming and knowledgeable, schedule and timing were impeccable, Ha Long Bay was the highlight for us! Couldn't have been more pleased with A&R!


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    Date Traveled: 2/24/2017

  • Kyle from TN gives this tour 

    The trip surpassed all of my expectations, in each city we arrived in, a travel guide and driver were there to greet us, introduce us to the town, make recommendations and see that everything on the itinerary went smoothly. Traveling with A & R made for a seamless transition from city to city which could have proved difficult in a foreign country.


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    Date Traveled: 2/24/2017

  • Susan from NV gives this tour 

    Once again, Alexander + Roberts whisked me away, this time to paradisal Vietnam. From the Mekong Delta in the south, through the central coastal areas, to the northern city of Hanoi, I loved every minute. The private guides and drivers were superb, as well as the luxurious accommodations and local cuisine. Thank you for a cherished and fabulous experience!


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    Date Traveled: 2/16/2017

  • Richard from MI gives this tour 

    It was a great experience. All of the flights were on time, no lost luggage, and we were met by our transportation and guides at each location. With as many places to visit as we had it's likely something will go wrong. Not so. The guides were terrific and very knowledgeable. I can't imagine trying to experience this trip without the benefit of guides.


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    Date Traveled: 3/9/2013

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