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Hanoi retains its strong French colonial flavour, the lovely lakes is a great contrast with the labyrinth of alleys in Old Hanoi and arts is also seeing a renaissance in the Vietnamese capital. A drive away, Halong Bay boasts spectacular limestone peaks rising up from the sea. Central Vietnam is home to three UNESCO sites – Hue, Hoi An and My Son. Hue, an ancient capital city bears many cultural heritages.

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi
Upon arrival, you would be met and transferred to your hotel. Begin your tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first University in Vietnam and the capital of Vietam about 1000 years ago. Then, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the alleys of the Old Quarter to experience the bustling local lifestyle. Tonight, be treated to a water puppet show, a performing art unique to Vietnam.

Day 02: Hanoi (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner included)
Good morning, Vietnam! Enjoy the romantic flower market and take a stroll around the beautiful Hoan Kiem (Turtle) lake and see the locals doing their morning tai chi and aerobics. Thereafter, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (open in the morning only and closed Mondays & Fridays), his Former Residence and the Temple of Literature – the first University in Vietnam and the capital of Vietnam about 1000 years ago.

You have some free time in the afternoon for shopping or relax by the pool before we leave Hanoi in the evening to board the Jewel of the Delta on the banks of the Red River. We begin our cruise along the Red River as our crew serves a traditional mouth-watering Vietnamese dinner. A traditional Vietnamese musical ensemble will play as the sun sets over this timeless landscape. Our route takes us in the direction of the Thang Long Bridge and as night falls – discover Hanoi by night

Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner included)
This morning, drive about 3 hours through rustic Vietnamese countryside to Halong Bay, one of the 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites. With hundreds of giant limestone peaks jutting out of the water of the Bay of Tonkins – it’s indeed an impressive sight.

Board your private traditional junk (or shared junkboat) and start cruising on the bay. After a sumptuous seafood lunch, your family can explore the caves, swim in the cool tranquil waters or choose to kayak! As the sun wanes, enjoy the spectacular sunset as the boat meanders among the islands, fjords and inlets. Night-fishing waits as the night falls.

Day 04:  Halong Bay – Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoian (Breakfast included)
Wake up to enjoy the morning crisp air and see the daylight filtering through the mist and the towering rock formations. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and continue cruising the bay before we drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon and transfer to the airport of Noi Bai for your departure. Upon arrival in Da Nang, meet and transferred to your beach resort by the East Sea.

Day 05: Hoian Ancient Town (Breakfast included)
We devote the day to explore Hoi An by foot and on bike. Hoi An is a lovely rivership township listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also a great place for ethnic crafts. You get to walk to visit some of the historic merchant and community houses and famous bridges before cycling through the back-roads, passing rice paddies and picturesque surroundings of Hoi An. Your family will also get to try your hands at making the famous lanterns. The rest of the late afternoon is spent relaxing by the beach.

Day 06: Hoian - Da Nang - Hue (Breakfast, lunch included)
Make a full day excursion to Hue, which is about 2½ hour drive away. Hue was the former imperial capital of Vietnam and rated by many as the most beautiful city in the country. The drive is lovely along the South China Sea Coast and over the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Clouds). Visit the Imperial Citadel with the Forbidden Palace and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc

Day 07: Hue - Danang – Departure (Breakfast)
Following breakfast at your hotel. Free time for shopping until transfer to airport for departure flight. End of our services.

Tour Package includes:

  • Domestic airfare Hanoi/Da Nang by Vietnam Airlines
  • Accommodation on twin share basis;
  • Meals as stated above;
  • All tours, entrance fees and transfers in private air-con vehicle
  • English speaking guide.

Tour package  excludes:

  • Airport taxes, war risk insurance, fuel surcharges;
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Visa arrangement;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal and other expenses not stated.
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