Example Itinerary

Sun & Sea in Southern Vietnam

7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
Beaches, Post-Covid Wellness

Leave the world behind you and find paradise in Vietnam. Live the island life on Phu Quoc and relax on smooth white sand by the breathtaking tropical beaches. Use your free time on the island to travel to the scenic Suoi Tranh waterfalls, eat fresh seafood in the fishing village of Ham Ninh and experience an abundance of life under the sea while snorkeling or scuba diving. Visit the world famous Cai Rang Floating Market as you sail by thousands of boats selling an assortment of fresh produce. Cycle through the countryside, which is carpeted with green paddies and palm trees. Finally, visit numerous elegant pagodas and admire these architectural gems.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.


  • Phu Quoc: This paradisiacal isle, south of Cambodia and west of mainland Vietnam, is known for its gorgeous beaches, pearl farming, jungle foliage, magical waterfalls, and fresh seafood dishes.
  • Floating Market: A unique shopping experience, travelers will join the throngs of boats at Cai Rang to haggle over hot and cold produce, as well as local handicrafts.
  • Cooking Class: A Vietnamese family welcomes travelers into their home and teaches how to prepare traditional dishes in the most authentic way.


Day 1

Phu Quoc

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City in the morning and take a short scenic flight to the tropical paradise of Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam. Once landed, the remainder of the day will be yours. Soak up the sun on the beautiful white sandy beaches. Jump in the crisp, cool ocean and experience a plethora of life under the sea while scuba diving or snorkeling.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Charm: The escapist nature of living in a dreamt up colonial school come to life is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Décor: Both luxury rooms and expansive villas offer unique, meticulously envisioned Lamarck University decorations.

Dining: From barbequed freshly caught seafood to masterfully prepared local dishes, all dining sites provide unique flavors.

Spa: Chanterelle – Spa by JW offers an extensive array of treatments, matching imagination with immaculate relaxation.

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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Phu Quoc

Wake up in paradise and enjoy another free day in Phu Quoc. For the adventurous traveler, consider renting a scooter and cruise around the island with the wind rushing through your hair. Taxis can also be rented for half or full days. We recommend visiting the traditional fishing village of Ham Ninh on the east coast where you can enjoy a delicious meal of freshly-caught seafood.   

Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc

Day 3

Phu Quoc

Seize the day, as this will be your last in Phu Quoc. Once again, you are free to roam the island and explore. For those interested in jewelry, consider travelling to the western side of the island where the Phu Quoc Pearl Farm is located and spoil yourself with gorgeous pearls. After, visit the breathtaking Suoi Tranh waterfalls located a few miles east of Duong Dong. Take a refreshing dip in the falls and absorb the spectacular scenery of untouched forest that surrounds you.

Day 4

Can Tho

Say goodbye to the island of Phu Quoc as we depart by speedboat. Arrive in Can Tho, the largest city on the Mekong Delta. Once settled in, feel free to discover the vibrant city on your own. In the evening, see the incredible view of the river and city on the Nguyen Trai Bridge. Spend the night at the wonderful colonial-style Victoria Can Tho.

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Why We Love This Hotel

A Diner’s Dream: One can experience culinary samplings from around the world without even stepping off the hotel property. Moreover, traditional Vietnamese fare can be found in the nearby Can Tho.

Aesthetics: Light-earth tones and carefully sourced natural materials, inspires a sense of calmness and tranquility at the Azerai, bolstered by breathtaking views across the surrounding waters.

Destination: The rural charm and bustling happenings of the surrounding Mekong Delta make Azerai in Can Tho an ideal base for experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of Vietnam.

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Azerai in Can Tho Preferred Hotel
Can Tho
Can Tho

Day 5

Ben Tre

Rise and shine in the early morning and head to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market. Navigate the market waters by boat and shop like you’ve never done before. Experience the life of local Vietnamese merchants as you take in the sights and sounds of thousands of boats selling all kinds of fresh produce. Travel to the Munirangsyaram Pagoda and admire the colourful, ancient tower situated in the middle of an urban landscape. Arrive in Ben Tre and take another scenic boat ride along the Ham Luong River. Take a stroll through a peaceful village and board a motorized rickshaw to visit ripe fruit orchards in the forest. Explore the twists and turns of the narrow canal by sampan boat. Ride a bike through the forest and stop for a private cooking lesson at a local Vietnamese family home and learn to prepare local dishes such as lemongrass chicken and green papaya salad.

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Cruise through the heart of the Mekong River Delta, on your own private sampan. The high quality purpose-built sampans are traditional flat bottomed Chinese wooden boats that are designed with comfort and safety in mind.

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Day 6


Hop on a bike and cycle to Phu Nhuan. Walk through the ancient pagoda and bustling markets. Continue on to the countryside and see lush green paddies and palm trees as far as the eye can see. Drive to Tam Phuoc and take one last picturesque boat ride to the floating fish farm. Visit the sacred Buddhist temple of the Vinh Trang Pagoda and then head back to Saigon, 90 minutes away, where you will transfer to your hotel for the evening. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This elegant property is centrally located, mere steps from heritage museums, iconic landmarks, charming cafes, and contemporary art galleries.

Design: The Reverie’s over the top lavish design makes an attention-grabbing statement in a rapidly developing city.

Food: The Reverie brings world-class fare to the plate, serving artful culinary work, from casual to sophisticated, that caters to all diners.

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The Reverie Saigon Preferred Hotel

Day 7


Privately transfer to the airport and depart onward.

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