Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (B)
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. If time permits, we will take a short tour to Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurants in Hanoi before a walking tour in 1000 Years Old Hanoi Old Quarter then enjoy the Water Puppet show. Relax and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong (B/L)
08: 00am: Transfer to Halong City for a boat cruise on the Bay, stop on route to check out the landscape and pehaps take a picture of a buffalo boy. Embark on Junk, check in registration. The boat crew will greet you with a welcome drink, boat cruise around the bay while having lunch. Visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, visit Sung Sot cave, have a swim at Titov beach and enjoy the sunset. Dinner on board with Vietnamese wine and overnight on boat.
Optional: Swimming at night gives you the opportunity to see the phosphorescence of the water.
Please bring: Original passport, swimming clothes, sun hat, sun block, insect repellent, camera and film, sun glasses.
Day 3: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (B/L)
After breakfast, you can relax on deck to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere of the bay with the boat passing the karst islets like Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay. Have lunch on the boat return to Halong wharf for private car transfer back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue. After a one hour flight, our tour guide in Hue will greet you at the airport and describe to you all about the Old Royal city in Vietnam in 17th century. Check into your hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue (B)
Visit Royal Citadel, which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Transfer to the boat for a trip down the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, majestic Tomb of Tu Duc, romantic Tomb of Khai Dinh. Have lunch on board before having a one hour cyclo ride to visit the Dong Ba market and Hue garden. Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 5: Hue - Hoi An Walking Tour (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive along the coast to Hoi An town. The winding roads begins as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang Stop en route to visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the East Sea and the Cham Museum in Danang. Discover Hoi An historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit the Phuc Kien hall, Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky old house and the workshop of traditional occupation of Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An (B/L)
This morning we will board a boat and cruise the waterways for a look at a ceramic craft village and the boat building yards. For those people interested, a trip to the My Son Cham towers, about a hour and a half drive from Hoi An can be arranged. Or maybe you would prefer to relax beside the pool at the hotel or head to the beach for a swim. One thing is for sure, there will be some final fittings to attend to at one of the tailor's shops. You will find these businesses irresistible magnets. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang Departure (B)
Free at leisure to explore the town or free until time transfer to Da Nang airport for the flight to Hanoi airport or Ho Chi Minh City airport for your flight back home.