Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Arrival flight information (own ticket, flight information to be advised)
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for 4U Tours guide displaying a welcome signboard with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and also its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. It is largely unscathed from the decades of war, and is now going through a building boom, making it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia Hanoi.
Dinner is served at Ly Club Restaurant. Set in a French colonial building which was the former residence of the Governor of Indochina in the 19th century, Ly Club is an elegant setting in which to enjoy delightful Vietnamese cuisine and live traditional Northern folk opera music performance
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole (5-star)
Grand Luxury Room
Address: Address: 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (+84.04) 3826 6919
Step back into history at Hanoï's most storied 5-star hotel. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoï welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance.
Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Behind its classical white façade green shutters original wrought iron details and stately wood paneling reside over a century of stories. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions.
Day 2: Hanoi full day sightseeing
After breakfast, start to explore Vietnam’s Capital Hanoi
This morning, we will drive to Ho Chi Minh’s Complex to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s House-on-Stilts and One Pillared Pagoda
The next stop will be Temple of Literature, Viet Nam’s first university and the very first stop-over of any foreign tourist in Ha Noi. It reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of study in the past and also is a famous historical and cultural relic nowadays.
Lunch is served at Wild Lotus restaurant. With comfort and relaxation in mind, the designers have done a wonderful job using colours and shapes to create a colonial environment in which one can immediately feel at home while enjoying genuine Vietnamese dishes.
After lunch, visit the serene Museum of Ethnology is a 20 minute drive out of town that offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups (Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays).
Drive back to Hanoi to enjoy cyclo riding around the Old French Quarters. Then, guide walking tour to walk along the 36 old streets for deeper-going into the normal Hanoian’s living.
Dinner today is on your own
Day 3: Day trip to water puppet village and To He village
This morning, meet with 4U Tours guide at your hotel and embark on 45min drive passing urbanized areas, Dao Thuc village still owns its old charm.
Visit puppet workshop and interact with Mr. Phong to learn how he and his family bring this traditional art out to the world. How do those wooden guys move? Let’s enjoy a real performance right at the home of water puppetry. Enjoy a private 30-min outdoor show on the village pond with live traditional orchestra music background accompanied.
Enjoy lunch at local family.
This afternoon, drive 01 hour through lush countryside to Xuan La “Tohe” village .You will learn about traditional craft to make chicken's toys in existence for more than two hundred years Material to make children's toys are such a little rice-powder colored in red, yellow, black, brown.
Upon arrival, meet a well-known artisan and witness the full process of making “Tohe.” If you are curious, you can even try and make your own creations.
There is also time to wander around the village to admire the old architecture before driving back to Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
In the early morning, guide and driver will pick you up and your hotel and depart from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by road through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalos and everyday Vietnamese village life on both side of the highway No.18
Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.
Board your junk, settle into your cabin and prepare your appetite for an enjoyable buffet lunch on deck.
Continue cruising and site seeing in Halong Bay. Paradise Cruise gives you the chance to see more undiscovered parts of the Bay - like Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay.
Arrive Vung Vieng floating village; enjoy time around the village with bamboo boat rowing by local people. Getting new experience of local people living on water.
You can request cooking demonstration with your butlers to discover the Vietnamese cuisine and the chef will teach you how to carve the fruits and vegetables with the assistance of your personal butler.
Relax at Leisure, enjoying Spa services. Serve Chef Special Ala Carte Menu Dinner.
Evening Activities - relax at leisure; enjoy Movie Night, Board Games, Fishing or Beauty Spa services.
Accommodation: Paradise Peak Cruise
Address: Tuan Chau Island, Halong
Tel: (+84.33) 3842 368
Paradise Peak is Paradise Cruises' latest masterpiece, a sumptuous floating hotel that has redefined the boundaries of Five Star cruising by providing a supreme level of luxury to its prestigious passengers. In all aspects, Paradise Peak seems to mirror the splendor and majesty of the surrounding scenery offered by Halong bay. Paradise Peak does not only offer a unique travelling experience, it allows you to dream with your eyes wide open
Day 5: Ha Long – Hanoi. Fly to Danang
Practice Tai Chi in the morning before breakfast is served onboard. Legend vessel weighs anchor to sail to Lan Ha Bay. Experience a guided kayaking tour around Dark & Bright tunnel under a karst mountain. Relax and sunbath on the pristine white sandy beach of Ha Long Bay. Return to your boat. A brunch is served onboard while the vessel cruises back to the harbor.
Disembark at cruise center in Tuan Chau Marina. Arrive back in Hanoi
Transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang
Domestic flight Hanoi- Danang on Vietnam Airlines (economy class)
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle.
Accommodation: The Nam Hai (5- star)
One Bedroom Villa
Address: Hamlet 1 Dien Duong Village, Dien Ban District
Tel: (+84.510) 394 0000
The stunning all villa resort located on pristine Hoi An Beach features sixty one-bedroom retreats as well as forty privately owned two-to-five bedroom residences each with a private infinity pool.
Resort guests and residence owners at this award winning property enjoy impeccable service amid lush landscaping and unobstructed views of the sea. The unique and gracious culture of Central Vietnam combines with The Nam Hai’s unprecedented splendor to deliver one of the world’s foremost luxury experiences.
Day 6: Hoi An full day tour – Walking tour and buffalo cart & farming life tour
Meet with 4U Tours guide at your hotel lobby and enjoy the guided walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town.
Visit Phung Hung Ancient House, Museum of Hoi An; Kwan Kung Temple.
Continue to visit Japanese Covered Bridge, which was built in the 16th century, with a Japanese pagoda to protect the sailors on the northern side, the statues of two dogs at the western end, and two monkeys at the eastern end.
End of the tour at a Lantern Workshop, the most famous lantern workshop in the town. Under instruction of the artisans, try to make a lantern yourselves and bring them home.
Lunch is served at Ancient Faifo restaurant.
Ancient Faifo is set in an ancient house that once inhabited and inspired two generations of prominent Hoi An artisans. The restaurant offers sensational Vietnamese cuisine in a delightful presentation. Combining elements of art, music and history, it is an ideal choice for dining or just sipping a cocktail.
This afternoon, continue to discover Hoi An countryside by a fun buffalo cart ride passing by rice paddies and vegetable farms at Cam Thanh village.
Your guide will explain the methods of farming in the area and the produce grown before getting your hands dirty and venturing into the rice fields - you may like to borrow the farmers’ clothing provided by the villagers. Join the friendly farmers to learn the traditional farming methods including ploughing, ranking soil, transplanting rice and scooping water.
Sip a cup of tea with the farmers before returning to your hotel.
Dinner today is on your own.
Day 7: Free at Leisure to enjoy the beach
Today you are free to enjoy the beach and the facilities of your beautiful resort.
Day 8: Departure
Today, you are free until transferring to the airport for your departure flight. (air ticket is on your own)
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
7 night accommodation include 6 nights at 5-star hotel & resort and 1 night on cruise as indicated in the program
3 night accommodation at Sofitel Legend Metropole – Grand Luxury Room
1 night accommodation and activities on Private Peak Cruise – Junior Suite
3 night accommodation at The Nam Hai – One bedroom villa
Interaction with local artists at To He and Dao Thuc village
Cyclo ride in Old Quarters of Hanoi
Private Water puppet show in Dao Thuc Village
Lantern making class in Hoi An
Farming tour package on buffalo cart in Hoi An
Meals as indicated in the program: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners
Admission fees as per itinerary
Private air-conditioned transportation
Regional English speaking guides during the program
Bottled water, soft drinks, snacks, wet tissue… during transfers
TOUR PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
Visa to Vietnam
Airport Assistance Service
International flights as separated offer & Airport tax
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and drinks during meals
Drinks / water at included lunches and dinners
Hotel early check-in / Late check-out
Travel & Trip insurance
Other expenses which are not clearly mentioned in inclusive services
Gratuities to guides and drivers (suggested USD 10 / person / day)
Air Ticket: Hanoi – Danang via Vietnam Airlines: USD 115 / ticket (Airfare is subjected to chage without prior notice)