Highlights: Hanoi - Halong - Danang
Other deaprtures: Manchester - £2409, Newcastle - £2429, Glasgow - £2509, Birmingham - £2489, Gatwick - £2440, Exeter - £2550, Edinburgh - £2449 Southampton - £2509, Belfast - £2509.
Alternate travel dates: 30 Aug 17 - 30 Sept 17
Hanoi - Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi
Halong - Paradise Luxury Cruise
Danang - Fusion Maia Danang
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet & greet by our local tour guide and transfer to the hotel in center of the town (60 min). Check in and free. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: FULL DAY CITY SIGHTSEEING (B, L)
A wonderful morning tour encompasses the important attractions of Hanoi. The first stop will be at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (view outside). Built in the Soviet tradition of Lenin, Stalin and Mao, the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh is a glass sarcophagus set deep in the bowels of a monumental edifice that has become a site of pilgrimage for the Vietnamese people. Afterwards, the tour continues by walking through the beautiful botanical garden of the Presidential Palace and on to visit Uncle Ho’s humble house. This modest dwelling was built based on a rural Vietnamese stilt house and is where Ho Chi Mihn lived for the last years of his life. We will also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda, built of wood on a single stone pillar. This was designed to resemble a lotus blossom, the symbol of purity. The final stop of this morning will be at the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. This temple constitutes a rare example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture.
After lunch at local restaurant, you'll see the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, and experience the cyclo ride for one hour along the small streets of Old Quarter Area. Finish the day with the delightful Vietnamese water puppet show before returning back to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG (B, L, D)
This morning you are collected at around 08:00 am by your local guide for the 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay. En-route there will be a short stop at the Sao Do centre run for and by handicapped children. On your arrival in Halong Bay you are transferred by boat to the wonderful junk. Once settled in, you start your cruise around the majestic Halong Bay, while enjoying a delicious lunch. Drinks are available for sale on board. After lunch, you have the chance to explore some of the limestone caves dotted around the bay. Then, the captain will find a secluded spot where you can swim in the clear water of the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck. In the evening the cook prepares a sumptuous meal as the boat weighs anchor in the heart of the bay. For those who are interested, there is the opportunity to do some night fishing. Overnight on board in Halong Bay.
Notes: • Due to safety reason, kayaking is now prohibited in Halong Bay, • The cruise itinerary is subject to change upon the cruise option & weather condition.
DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI – DANANG (BRUNCH)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Disembark the junk and board on the waiting vehicle for the transfer straight to Noi Bai airport to take late flight to Danang/Nha Trang. Meet with our local tour guide on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check in & free. Overnight in Danang/Nha Trang.
DAY 5-6-7: DANANG - BEACH WELLNESS & SPA PACKAGE (B)
Free days at leisure to relax with spa services & beach relax. Overnight at your hotel.
Danang Beach City, 1.20-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City Danang, most famous for its beaches, has over the years evolved into a dynamic modern city known for its environmental friendly policies. Its white sand coastline is lined with a number of five star resorts with some of the best spa facilities in the country. Compared to other big cities in Vietnam, Danang has a broader range of wellness facilities and services for wellness travelers.
Added value benefits: * Villa with PRIVATE POOL * Daily breakfast any time & any place * All spa treatments included in room rate – min 2 spa treatments per person per day * Free Wi-fi internet access * Choice of welcome amenities (1. Homemade cookies 2. Homemade chocolates 3. Healthy treat 4. Fresh fruit). Please notify your choice at time of booking. * Spa theme daily turndown message * Complimentary shuttle bus to Hoi An as schedule * Fusion Café in Hoi An (additional venue for breakfast, complimentary bicycles)
DAY 8: DANANG – HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Free till transfer to the airport for flight back to Ho Chi Minh City then connect to your flight home or next destination.
- Flights from London with Emirates
- Airport taxes
- 7 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary
- All transfers and tours in private air-con vehicle with local English speaking guide in Hanoi and Danang
- All Spa treatment included during stay in Danang
- Boat trip & sightseeing admission fees where applicable
- As per Itinerary