The words ‘luxury” and “Vietnam” are not often seen together but our friends at By Prior Arrangement are offering the last few seats on a luxury tour – six stars all the way – hosted by author and journalist Jimmy Thomson and with no more than 10 guests travelling together in style.
If you are looking for a cheap-as-chips Vietnam holiday, and are happy to be herded around, ticking the boxes of the usual tourist sites, in tow with 50 other people, stop reading now.
Jimmy, who will host the entire trip from start to finish, has written two books about the Australian Army engineers’ involvement in the Vietnam War – including their discovery of the Cu Chi Viet Cong tunnels – and is a huge fan of the book and movie The Quiet American (2001) and the Catherine Deneuve film Indochine.
On top of that, Jimmy has just finished his second crime novel, set mostly in Saigon. His recent research mission there has uncovered a few gems he will share with his fellow travellers.
This will be Jimmy’s ninth tour of Vietnam and sixth as host, so who better to give you a cultured travellers’ guide to this wonderful country, its culture and its people. Read on to find out more about this trip of a lifetime.
The following is a preliminary guide to the tour – there may be changes but they will always result in you getting more out of the trip and never less. On the few occasions when meals are not included, Jimmy will lead or direct guests to his favourite cafés and restaurants . Throughout the trip you will also be looked after by local professional tour guides.
Follow the entire itinerary by clicking on the numbers below. And have a look at Jimmy’s program of talks and discussions that you and your intimate group of fellow travellers can enjoy along the way.