Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D, GP). Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D, G). Breakfast, leave Hanoi by road for Ha Long Bay. Arrive in Ha Long and board our traditional sailing junk. While cruising the exquisite waters, sample the local fresh seafood. Start a fantastic cruise in Halong bay and sightseeing Dog Island, Incense Urn Island, Fighting Coq Island, Finger Island, Hoa Cuong Island and explore the mystery of Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave). Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay at any spot that you wish to visit. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board .
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L, G). Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, Bai Tu Long bay and take small bamboo boat to visit Luon cave. After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board, transfer back to Hanoi. After arrival, explore the charm of Hanoi with a city tour by cyclo and a performance of traditional Vietnamese Water Puppetry. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Da Nang Beach (B, L, DP in Hanoi, GP in Danang). Free time until transfer to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. You will be picked up at Da Nang airport, then visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Check in hotel and relax.
Day 5: Beach relax (B). Free time for your leisure in the sandy beach which is landscaped with several unique species of palm and coconut trees.
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang (B, L, G). Explore the old merchant town of Hoi An by touring its colorful blend of Chinese Assembly Halls, beautiful Japanese-covered Bridge, narrow winding streets and ancestral family homes. Be tempted by its art galleries, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, embroidery and tailor shops where an entire wardrobe can be made overnight. Back to Da Nang.
Day 7: Da Nang - Nha Trang (B, DP in Danang and Nha Trang). Transfer to Da Nang airport for the flight to Nha Trang. Free time for your leisure after check in hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang (B, L, G). A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay to visit some of the nearby islands and there are opportunities to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear warm water. After a fresh seafood lunch at one of the islands in the bay return to shore. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9: Nha Trang (B, L, G). Visit the city’s interesting places: Po Nagar Cham Towers above the fishing harbor; Hon Chong beach which means “Rocky chaos” in Vietnamese, and small pagoda on the cape; Long Son Pagoda with its big Buddha statue sitting on lotus blossom, good sightseeing from the top of the hill. Go shopping in the lively Dam Market.
Day 10: Nha Trang - Phan Thiet (B, L, DP). Leave Nha Trang for Phan Thiet after breakfast following Highway One up the coast past salt ponds and vivid green rice fields. Breaking the journey at Phan Rang to visit the 13th century Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers perched high on a rocky hill surrounded by prickly pear cacti. Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Day 11: Phan Thiet (B). A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach. For the more active, golf is available nearby. Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Day 12: Phan Thiet - HCMC (B, L, G in HCMC). Transfer from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, we are engulfed by the dynamic energy of Ho Chi Minh City as we explore historic landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral and the former US Embassy. As we enter the Chinese District of Cho Lon, home to the largest wholesale market in Vietnam, the energy is palpable and respite from the frenetic activity is found within the ornate walls of Chinatown's oldest Pagoda, Thien Hau. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 13: Departure (B, DP). At leisure until transferring to the airport for onward flight. Trip ends.
- Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
- Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above.
- Road travel in an appropriate private vehicle.
- ‘Welcome’ package - fruit, flowers, champagne, etc.
- Massage and therapeutic treatments in Ho Chi Minh City.
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
- Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
- Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available.
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