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A truly luxury collection of Vietnam, both places to visit and stay. You will stay in the outstanding 5-star hotels and resorts throughout the tour.
Begin in Hanoi, Vietnam’s fascinating capital and intellectual center. Continue to scenic Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a luxurious, traditional junk-style boat. Sail among beautiful limestone islands. Explore Hoi An, an atmospheric port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Paradise Travel picks you up with tour guide greetings at Immigration gate upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport.
Private transfer to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel for checking in
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi Old Quarter
Breakfast at the hotel and then our tour guide and car will be ready with you by 08.30AM for full day Hanoi city tour
We will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda
Visit the famous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined
Time lunch at one of the best down town restaurants
In the afternoon, we visit the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam Women Museum
Cyclo tour around Old Quarter.
Later in the afternoon, we see a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppetry performance.
Overnight at hotel.
One Pillar Pagoda – Hanoi
Breakfast at hotel then our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel’s lobby to drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise.
This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves.
Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
Stay overnight aboard the junk boat.
Halong Bay Vietnam
For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by – if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck (07:00 am). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder.
Then it is time for an early morning swim – in the Bay (If weather permits).
Sunrise In Halong Bay
By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch. Sporty ones can also climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.
During our way back, breakfast is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11:00 am. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the jetty.
Our car is ready at Halong port, drive for short visit around Bai Chay Beach then we have lunch before leaving Halong for Ninh Binh city.
Arrive at the hotel by 16.00PM, you will have time to relax at the best resort with miracle countryside surroundings
Leave Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh for Trang An Eco-tourism Complex.
Trang An, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, has already attracted a lot of local and foreign visitors. Take a rowing boat to discover the marvelous eco-tourism complex where a system of unique grottoes like Ba Giot, Dia
Linh, Toi (Dark cave), Sang (Bright cave), Ao Trai cave and Seo cave make this place both mysterious and attractive.
Drive to the ASEAN biggest pagoda Bai Dinh for photo taking
Have lunch at restaurant.
Trang An – Ninh Binh
Early in the afternoon, we visit Hoa Lu temple, one of the most important historic vestiges of Vietnam. This was the first ancient capital of Vietnam, dating from the 10th century. Visit two old temples dedicated to the worship of kings from the Dinh and Le dynasties.
We then drive back to Hanoi airport for late afternoon flight to Da Nang
Greeting at Da Nang airport and transfer to Victoria Hoian Resort for checking in and overnight
Set out on a day trip to discover lovely Hoi An.
At first you will visit colorful and bustling fish market where you will interact with local buyers and sellers. A cooking class shall be added if you are food lovers.
Then, we will enjoy a walking tour to visit the ancient Hoi An town and its incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient tea warehouses – though, of course, residents and rice fields have been gradually replaced by tourist businesses. Touring the town and you will be free at leisure to make your own exploration to the town or free shopping.
Back to the hotel and rest of the day will be at your own leisure.
Hoian Ancient Town
Free at leisure to relax at the beach or make your own exploration to the town for shopping.
Hoi An is well known for souvenir shopping with great prices and also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to get a cloth tailor made to measure, this is the time to do it.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Hoian Ancient Town
Optional: Danang & Hoi An offers two great golf courses designed by Colin Montgomery and Australian golf legend Greg Norman. If you are interested in one round of golf today. Please contact us for golf booking.
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to Danang airport to catch 1-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh, formerly Saigon city. You will be met and greeted by a local representative. Private transfer on our own vehicle to hotel InterContinental.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Breakfast at the hotel and our driver will pick you up and transfer to My Tho – a provincial capital of Tien Giang province (2 hours).
Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Chuong Duong Pier and head to An Hoa River. Enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage. The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.
Floating Market – Mekong River
Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory before starting your bike trip around the village. Relax and enjoy lunch at Mango Restaurant before getting back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Continue cruising to Vung Liem province and stop for a visit at the brick making factory. Here you will see how bricks are made using traditional methods, which are centuries old.
Return to your boat and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure. Overnight will be spent on board in Vung Liem town.
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board before starting to explore the town of Vung Liem by bicycle.
Visit the Happy Buddha Temple, a beautiful and characteristic Kh’mer Temple of this small town.
After that continue on to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confusium.
The boat will then cruise to Tra On where we will stop for the night. While on board, freshen up, and then head to the deck where you will have a cooking demonstration before enjoying a delicious, 5-course dinner on board.
The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.
Cao Dai Temple
Get up early in the morning to visit Tra On floating market before heading to Can Tho.
Stop at the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats. After your market visit, return to your Mango Cruise, and soak in your surroundings, before being dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho where our driver is awaiting for transferring you back to Ho Chi Minh City (3.5 hours).
Check-in again the InterContinental Hotel. Rest of time will be at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Cai Rang Floating Market – Mekong River
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be free at leisure until we will transfer you to the airport to catch your outbound flight to next destination. Goodbye and see you again. End of service.
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