Recently on travel magazines, you heard about Vietnam with many worth to go places. Hoi An the world’s best city destination – voted by U.K travel magazine Wanderlus. Danang is voted in Top 10 most attractive destinations of Asia in 2014 by Smart Travel Asia. Halong Bay was twice recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the exceptional and universal value of the landscape and the special value of geology and geomorphology.
This tour will brings you to these amazing places and show you how Vietnam is so beautiful not only in nature but also in history and culture.
The city is well-know with the white sandy beaches, it is your first choice for the beach vacation.
Experience the peaceful atmosphere and walk in the well-preserved ancient town.
Hue Old Capital
Explore the charm and peace of the city with Perfume River and Imperial Citadel.
Ha Long Bay
Find yourself relaxing in the breathtaking beauty of hundreds limestone shapes rising from the tranquil water.
Day 1: Danang arrival and visit Hoi An Town
Arrive in Danang in late morning.
Upon arrival at the airport, meet up with your tour guide and get transferred to Hoi An.
Enjoy your lunch at Silk Village Restaurant. This restaurant not only serves you with delicious Vietnamese food but also gives you a chance to discover the Silk making process.
In the afternoon, take a guided walking tour to visit Hoi An Ancient Town.
Visit Phung Hung Ancient House, which used to be a shop-house of the formers merchants, a city house of special value built in the middle of the 19th century; Museum of Hoi An, a harmonious cultures combination of Vietnam, Japan & China; Kwan Kung Temple, was built in the middle of the 17th century to worship Kwan Kung, the most famous general of the “Three States” time (in Chinese history) who is the resplendent symbol of morality: faith, loyalty, frankness, righteousness.
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; Hoi An Market, and Workshop of Traditional Handicrafts.
Hoi An Town is also famous for instant tailor shops for vest, dress, Viet Nam Traditional Ao Dai which you can have within 24 hours after the order. Drive back to Danang and drop off at your hotel.
Enjoy your dinner at Green Chili Restaurant in the ancient town.
After dinner, just some steps, you will see the beautiful Hoi An outstanding with colorful lanterns at night.
You will take part in the special activity - float ‘Flower garlands and colored lanterns’ into the river and pray for peaceful.
After the tour, transfer back and overnight in Danang.
Accommodation: Furama Resort (5-star)
Ocean Deluxe Room
Address: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Ngu Hanh Son Dist., Danang
Day 2: Danang Sightseeing
This morning, you are fee to enjoy hotel facilities and the beautiful beach.
Lunch today is served at Samdi Restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine.
After lunch, you will visit Son Tra Peninsula and Linh Ung Pagoda.
Built on a site of 12 hectares on the Son Tra Peninsula, the Linh Ung, Son Tra Pagoda is the largest in Da Nang in terms of scale and artistic architecture. The pagoda is famous for its beautiful 67-metre-tall Goddess of Mercy s tatue standing on a lotus-shaped platform.
After that, visit the Marble Moutains and Non Nuoc Village.
Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) is a group of five marble and limestone mountains, named after the five elements of the ancient oriental philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. These mountains have a complicated system of caves and tunnels. In the past they were used as hiding places and important bases for the Vietnam revolutionaries.
The stone carving village stretching along the road leading to the Ngu Hanh Son entrance is also a very attractive sight for visitors. At this village, you can admire all those wonderful works created by patient craftsmen right in front of you. All the stones for the works are taken and transferred from the Marble Mountains.
Dinner today is arranged at Apsara restaurant with Apsara dance show.
Day 3: Excursion to Hue
Girl in Aodai at the Entrance of Imperial Citadel
After breakfast, drive 2.5 hours to Hue over the scenic Hai Van Pass – meaning Pass of the Ocean Clouds – which boasts a spectacular panoramic view of the central coastline from the summit.
Upon arrival, visit The Citadel Complex of Hue, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention. They are Hue Capital Citadel, Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel.
Take a Dragon Boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered to the symbol of Hue. Built in 1844 by Emperor Thieu Tri, it features golden Buddha images at the base, along with a big bell cast in 1710, and a stone turtle holding a marble stele inscribed in the 17th century.
Lunch is arranged at Ancient Hue restaurant with Hue style menu.
In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba Market, the main market of Hue to see the local life.
Continue to King Khai Dinh’s Tomb, the last Mausoleum built during the Nguyen Dynasty. It is perhaps the most beautiful one of all the royal tombs. Situated on one of the Chau Mountains, amidst pine, cassava and sugarcane, King Khai Dinh’s Tomb is surrounded by natural beauty. Its architecture is a blend of East and West.
Transfer back to Danang and dinner at 4U Beach restaurant with Seafood.
Overnight in Danang
Day 4: Excursion to Hue
Mi Quang – A local special dish
This morning, you are fee to enjoy hotel facilities and the beach.
Lunch is arranged at Madam Lan with Danang special dishes.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hai Phong via VN 1672 @ 2:55PM / 4:30PM.
Upon arrival, transfer to Novotel hotel for one night accommodation.
Dinner is arranged at Cua Vang Restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine.
Overnight in Ha Long
Accommodation: Novotel Ha Long Hotel (4-star)
Superior Bayview Room
Address: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Ngu Hanh Son Dist., Danang
Day 5: Ha Long Bay
In the morning, you will get transfer to Hon Gai to visit the lively Hon Gai seafood market. From here, you will walk a short walk to visit Long Tien Pagoda before return to hotel for check-out.
In the late morning, you will be transferred to your cruise for a journey 2 days 1 night to explore the beauty of Ha Long Bay.
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.
Your heavenly journey across Ha Long Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder.
As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings.
Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water.
While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world (extra charge applied).
Overnight on Ha Long Bay
Accommodation: Paradise Luxury Cruise (5-star)
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn.
Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colorful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi.
In the afternoon, guided walking tour to walk along the 36 old streets for deeper-going into the normal Hanoian’s living. Exploring local markets, hundreds of Specialty Shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo…, hundreds of food stalls selling Hanoi specialties and so much more…
Dinner today is arranged at Press Club with French Cuisine.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 7: Departure
Today you are free until transferring to the airport for your departure flight.
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 6 night accommodation include 5 nights hotel and 1 night on cruise as indicated in the program
- 3 nights at Furama Resort Danang – Deluxe Ocean room
- 1 night at Novotel Halong Bay – Supper Bay View room
- 1 night and activities on Paradise Luxury Cruise – Luxury Balcony Cabin
- 1 night at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel – Premium room
- Lantern making in Hoi An
- Boat trip on Perfume River in Hue
- Meals as indicated in the program: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 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 and Domestic 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
- Overweight luggage
- Travel & Trip insurance
- Other expenses which are not clearly mentioned in inclusive services
- Gratuities to guides and drivers (suggested USD 10 / person / day)
Tour cost is in US dollars and based on the above suggest hotels & room categories. It is subject to change due to hotel availability and increases in airfare upon confirmation.