8 Day Northern and Central of Vietnam

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8-day tour throughout Vietnam with cruising in spectacular Halong Bay, exploring the 1000 year old capital Hanoi, and dynamic Saigon which is The Pearl of The Far East, but also by sense of enthusiasm and generosity of the local resident “Saigonese”.

Highlights
Tour highlights
  • Days exploring Vietnam highlights from North to South
  • 6 Comfortable stays at well-selected hotels, 1 cruise overnight
  • 1 Domestic flight: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (7 kg for hand luggage, 20 kg for check-in luggage)
  • All transfers, airport pick-ups and drop-offs, boat ride in Halong Bay
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned attractions
  • Meals noted in itinerary–daily breakfasts plus 4 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Chauffeured transfers to each sight in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus
Terms and conditions
  • Travel period: 2023 & 2024
  • Blackout period: 1 Feb – 17 Feb 2024
  • Booking must be made at least 10 days prior to departure
  • Tour starts every day in the mentioned periods (subject to availability)
  • Child policy available upon request
Tour overview

Day

 

Activity

 

Accommodation

 

Meal

1

Hanoi Arrival. Airport pick up

Golden Rooster Boutique Hotel

Nil

2

Hanoi City Tour

Golden Rooster Boutique Hotel

B, L

3

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Apricot Premium Cruise

B, L, D

4

Halong Bay – Hanoi

Golden Rooster Boutique Hotel

B, L

5

Hanoi fly to Da Nang – Transfer to Hoi An

Emerald Riverside Resort/Deluxe Garden View

B

6

Visit My Son Sanctuary

Emerald Riverside Resort/Deluxe Garden View

B, L

7

Hoi An Free Day

Emerald Riverside Resort/Deluxe Garden View

B

8

Transfer to Da Nang Airport – Departure

 

B

 

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Tour includes

  • Domestic flight: Hanoi – Da Nang (7 kg hand luggage, 20kg check in luggage)
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Tour Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Laundry, telephone calls and personal expenses
  • Drinks and Tips
Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi arrival

We will pick you up at the airport then transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. We recommend you to take a slow walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, which is very scenic, so remember to bring your camera. In walking distance from your hotel, you can go to Thang Long theatre where you can enjoy traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Another option is to do some shopping, you will find plenty of shops in the old town as well as the street night market. Should you wish to taste famous Vietnamese coffee, you will find many coffee shops in the French style with a view toward the lake. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

You will be picked up for the city tour at around 08:00 – 08:30 am. We first head to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, a 1400-year-old temple, the oldest in the city and is located near West Lake offering a watery landscape, the pagoda is a very scenic attraction. The next destination is the Ho Chi Minh Complex, where you have a chance to visit President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s House and the One-pillar pagoda – a very iconic temple in Vietnam. Temple of Literature will be your next stop, here education and study are center point Aftench, we will explore Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of Jade Mountain) dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero Tran Hung Dao. The temple with its famous Huc bridge is in the center of Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake. Tour ends with a drop off back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

At 8:00, following breakfast leave Hanoi for a 4-hour drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minute stop on the way. Enjoy the journey through the Red River Delta with lush rice fields, water buffalos and everyday Vietnamese rural life. Arrive at your jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After your welcome on board, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.

Day 4 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Enjoy your fresh morning in the middle of the bay, the sun rises on Halong in the morning and breakfast is served (brunch on some boats) while the vessels cruise slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5Fly to Da Nang - Transfer to Hoi An (B)

Check out of the hotel then get the aiport transfer for a short flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The rest of day is at your
leisure.
Overnight in Da Nang.

Day 6My Son Sanctuary Tour (B, L)

Our guide will pick you up at around 8.15 am and take you to My Son, a World Heritage site, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. You will learn about the Cham history and how this massive sanctuary was built. My Son is a complex consisting of more than 65 architectural towers and temples dating back to 4th century. The site was used for religious ceremonies for Kings of the ruling dynasty as well as a burial site for national heroes and royal family up to the 19th century. My Son is considered to be of same historical significance as Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. After the visit, you will be taken about 30km by bus and embark on the boat for the trip back along the Thu Bon River back to Hoi An. You will have a short break and visit Kim Bong, a carpenter village, which is famous for wooden products. You can buy some souvenirs for your family and friends here. Back to Hoi An around 2.00pm. The rest of day is at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7Hoi An Free Day (B)

A free day in Hoi An for resting and shopping.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8Transfer to Da Nang Airport - Departure (B)

Check out of hotel then get transfer to Da Nang airport for your onward flight.

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