Best of Vietnam – 8 days
Day 1: Hanoi
On arrival in Hanoi transfer to your hotel and check in. Freshen up and we shall join for a sightseeing tour around Hanoi city center in an electric car (possible to make some quick stops - few minutes en route to take photo) - Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Rising Sun bridge. Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Breakfast. We shall begin our day by taking a 3 hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. In the afternoon we shall arrive at the Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf. Transfer to Halong Emotion Boat by tender. Enjoy welcome drink on the boat and check in to your private cabin. Join on board for lunch while cruising to some magnificent Halong bay scenes.
Enroute visit Titop island where you take your time on swim, sunbath, trekking....then we shall arrive at Pearl Farm Village. Visit around and swim, kayak at the bay.
Return back to the cruise ship and join cooking class to have experience in some traditional dishes. Tea time on sundeck. End your day with dinner and evening entertainments, you can choose from many options available like the bar, spa, squid fishing and overnight on the cruise.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Begin your morning by practicing Tai Chi on the Sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. During breakfast, you will cruise to explore other part of Halong Bay, admire the beauty of one in seven new wonder in the world. We shall stop by the Surprise cave, explore the Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long bay. Return back to your cruise ship.
Check out and take all luggage outside of your cabin, cruise back to the Tourist Wharf through Ha Long bay. Here we will stop for a brunch and clear bills and return back to the Tourist Wharf. We shall return back to Hanoi and transfer to airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for check in. Have dinner in restaurant. Overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue
Breakfast. Today we have excursion to Thuy Bieu village where you will take part in cooking local dish, enjoy your lunch after you have finished cooking your meal. This afternoon, we visit to the Imperial Citadel (also known as the Purple Forbidden City) where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. We shall have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue - Hoi An
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to Hoi An on a scenic drive. In the early evening, we shall visit the Mausoleum of Tu Duc built decades before becoming a tomb, it was used as a palace retreat before becoming the Emperors' resting place. Continue to Khai Dinh's Tomb which is traditionally Vietnamese by design but with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. We then return to the city and we travel overland to the Hoi An ancient town. This scenic route climbs over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and via the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. En-route we visit the Cham Museum at Danang, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in to your hotel and have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An
Breakfast. We shall begin the day with a morning walking tour. You'll see the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall, the colorful market and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of pure white sand.
In the afternoon, there is a boat trip on the Thu Bon River and also visit ceramic village. Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Saigon
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Saigon. Upon arrive in Saigon, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to have half day city tour.
You will begin your urban experience in bustling Saigon, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale shops. Visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville and the War Remnants Museum. Then visit Ben Thanh market before ending this day. Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Saigon
Day 8: Saigon
After breakfast, you will be free till our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to airport for departure flight. End of service.