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This 12 day journey explores the best of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting Hue and Hoi An and includes a two night cruise along Halong Bay.
Day 1 : Arrive Hanoi
Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam! On arrival you will be met by your Scenic representative and transferred* to your luxury hotel. (Please arrive by 5.00pm). Enjoy time at leisure before dinner. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi
Join your instructor for a gentle morning Tai Chi lesson by the tranquil waters of the Hoan Kiem Lake. FREE CHOICE in the morning:
visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison to uncover the history of the Vietnamese revolution
stroll the bustling local markets to buy ingredients for your cooking class
discover hidden places that make Hanoi the artistic and cultural capital of Vietnam
cycle along the quiet roads of West Lake
explore cultural and historical sites during your half day tour
visit the pottery village of Bat Trang.
In the afternoon discover the Old Quarter, known as ‘36 streets’ on your cyclo (rickshaw) ride. Be entertained by a traditional Water Puppets performance and relish your special ‘backstage pass’. FREE DINNING CHOICE:
The Press Club, evocative of Vietnam in the 1920s
La Terrace at Sofitel, inspired by Parisian cafés
Au Lac o. ering a Vietnamese set menu
the multi-award winning Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Metropole. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3 : Hanoi - Embark Halong Cruise
Travel through rich fertile farmlands to Halong Bay. Embark on board the luxury cruise, Halong Bay’s most luxurious and beautiful vessel, for your two night cruise through the tranquil emerald waters, taking in the spectacular scenery of this World Heritage area. Overnight on boat
Day 4 : Halong Cruise
Wake early and while the sun rises over your luxury vessel join your Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. Visit Cat Ba Island before cruising further into quieter bays and exploring the National Park. Overnight on boat
Day 5 : Disembark Halong Bay Cruise - Hoi An
Disembark your luxury cruise and journey to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved trading port dating from the 15th century and Vietnam’s most charming and relaxing town. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 6 : Hoi An
Step back in time as you take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed old quarter. Enter one of the atmospheric former merchants’ homes and appreciate a special talk by one of the families. Spend some time at leisure before relaxing on your sunset cruise along the tranquil Thu Bon River and watch the fishermen cast their nets. FREE CHOICE DINING
Lanterns Restaurant showcasing the very best of Vietnamese cuisine
Ancient Faifo, a culinary journey through Hoi An’s past, present and future
Mango Mango, a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 7 : Hoi An
visit the temple ruins of My Son
take a street food tour
unwind on Cham Island
learn how to make traditional Pho noodle soup
cycle to a nearby farming village. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An - Hue
Travel through the picturesque Marble Mountains via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former capital. En-route enjoy a visit to the open air Cham Museum. Relive the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel and enjoy a traditional dance performance accompanied with traditional court music in the Royal Ancient Theatre. Take a cruise down the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9 : Hue
On this morning’s tour of Hue discover the Mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang, explore the local Dong Ba market and meet the deaf and mute workers at the Spiral Foundation. SCENIC ENRICH Visit Duc Son Pagoda, talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting their orphanage through different initiatives including the proceeds from your lunch. Learn about traditional woodblock printing during a visit to a nearby local villages and witness the craftsmen at work. Overnight in Hue
Day 10 : Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy lunch at KOTO (Know One Teach One) a restaurant set up to train and educate street children with English and hospitality skills. On your sightseeing tour visit the Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the lively Binh Tay Market. This evening indulge in your sumptuous contemporary Vietnamese meal in the unusual setting of a former opium refinery. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11 : Ho Chi Minh City
explore local neighborhoods on your walking tour
uncover this bustling city on a vintage Vespa
discover Vietnam’s history through the diverse religions and cultural influences.
This afternoon experience the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground rooms and tunnels spanning 250 kilometres, used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Explore the underground labyrinth of tunnels with your War Veteran, who shares his experiences during this time.
FREE CHOICE DINING
take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River
discover lively local streets by night and sample different street food dishes
enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen
indulge in Italian delights overlooking the Opera House. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12 : Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
Transfer to the airport for your onward or home bound flight (flight not included).
Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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