Heritage Line: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue - Hoian (10 Days/9 nights)
Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi
Meet on arrival at Noi Bai Airport, transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at one of our hotels in Hanoi.
Day 2: Full Day Hanoi City Tour (B / L)
Morning : A half day city tour includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with its house on stilts and One pillar pagoda. An orientation drive via colonial quarter to the West lake before taking a visit to Temple of Literature well known as Vietnam’s first university & come by Hoa Lo prison, where Viet Cong did detain hundreds of American pilots from 1967 until 1973.
Afternoon : Transfer to visit the Ethnology museum. Enjoy your time to learn about 54 ethics in Vietnam. Then continue visiting to the Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son temple. Then you enjoy a tour by cyclo around the old quarter streets to discover the local people life. The rest of time for a walk and shopping.
Evening: Water Puppet Show, the traditional unique Vietnamese art. Overnight at one of our hotels in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight aboard (B / L/ D)
8.00 – 8.30am: Our bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel for the journey to Halong Bay, passing through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta with scenes of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
12.30pm: Boarding aboard with welcome drink and delicious seafood luncheon while your cruiser heads to the bay passing the beautiful limestone seascape.
In the afternoon you will board sampan boats for a guided tour through the Vong Vieng floating fishing village, meeting the locals and seeing how pearls are made.
Back on board for a leisurely cruise through the calm waters to the evening’s anchorage location where you may wish to go swimming or kayaking. Or perhaps a relaxing massage or sauna in the luxurious onboard spa.
Enjoy sunset cocktails and fresh fruit platter before a sumptuous dinner is served. After dinner, unwind in the bar, take swim, watch television, fish or relax in the spa before adjourning for the evening to your luxury en-suite cabin.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B / L)
Begin the day with an early Tai Chi session on the sun deck or perhaps a swim is more your style.
After breakfast visit the Sung Sot cave, one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay. The two chambers that form this amazing grotto are decorated with thousands of spectacular stalactite and stalagmite forms.
We board The Bhaya Classic again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Early lunch is served. Back to Hanoi for overnight at one of our hotels in Hanoi.
Day 5: Free explore Hanoi – Overnight train to Hue (B)
Today you are free to explore Hanoi and surroundings till 6:00 pm transfer to Hanoi train station or overnight train to Hue. SE1 leaving at 19hg00.
Day 6: Sightseeing City Hue
Arriving Hue in the morning, pick up & transferred to hotel for check in. Free till early afternoon, then tour giuide and driver pick up for sightseeing tour with the massive citadel consisting of the Imperial Citadel including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive; however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. Close to this masterpiece is Hue Imperial Museum which displays an interesting collection of bronzes, Chinaware, court robes and various emperors’ personal belongings.
The rest of time, we will stroll around Dong Ba market selling a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts before going back hotel. Overnight at Deluxe room at Orchird hotel.
Day 7: Hue (B / L)
The tour guide and driver will pick you up from hotel to visit the Royal Mausoleum of Tu Duc designed in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes and also the Ming Mang Mausoleum. In the late afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on the Perfumes River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Back to hotel for free. Stay hotel in Hue
Day 8: Hue – Danang - Hoian (B / L)
After breakfast, driver and guide pick up head to Hoian. The scenic 4-hour drive via Hai Van Pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages, visit Cham Museum. Declared a World Heritage site, the architecture of Hoi An is being beautifully restored and preserved. It's also a shopping mecca, with much to browse over and buy. Choose from original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, lanterns and more. Hoi An has also become famous for its tailoring - there is a huge variety of fabrics to choose from. Overnight at Essence Hoian hotel.
Day 9: Hoian (B / L)
pick up from hotel for visit the traditional village of lantern, portery village, visit the local family where we learn how to do gardening and learn to cook some of traditional dishes and enjoy the lunch with family. Late afternoon, go to Cua Dai beach for relax. Overnight at Essence Hoian hotel.
Day 10: Hoian
Free to explore Hoian and surroundings. Enjoy the beach. Overnight at Essence Hoian hotel.
Day 11: Hoian departure to Hochiminh city our optional (B)
Leisure till departure time…Tour end!
Price: 965$ per person ( twin share)
Better price with more persons…
• Private air-conditioned & new vehicle with driver, except Halong bay
• Accommodation in hotel during the trip:
• Boutique Essence or Elegance hotel Hanoi hotel
• Deluxe window cabin on Luxury Paradise or Bhaya Cruise
• Deluxe room at Orchird hotel in Hue
• Deluxe room at Essence Hoian hotel
• Meals as indicated on itinerary: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner
• Experience & English speaking guide during the trip
• All entrance fees to indicated sights
• Private boat trip, except Halong Bay
• Train Hanoi - Hue with soft sleeper berth (share 4 berth cabin)
• Visa to Vietnam.
• Optional tours
• Tips for tour guide, driver
• Travel insurance
• International airfare to/ from Vietnam
• Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
• Others which are not mentioned in the inclusion
Booking and query are made at:
Hanoi Essence Hotel
Phone: +84.4. 39 351632 - Fax: +84.4. 39 351636