From 5609 USD/pax. (base on 5* service)
Blessed with an extraordinary array of delectable cuisine, captivating culture, unspoiled landscapes, and incredibly warm locals, Vietnam stands out as a premier travel destination globally. This delightful family journey crams an abundance of enriching experiences into 16 days – from a mesmerizing cruise through Halong Bay to delving into the Imperial Citadel embarking on a boat excursion to a lively floating market and visit Siem Reap in Cambodia. Despite the adventure-packed itinerary, there’s ample time for relaxation. Remember to bring your smile; you’ll find countless reasons to use it in this captivating destination.
-> Watch stars at the sea
Overnight on a cruise in Ha Long Bay, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and fresh seafood.
-> Visit capital of Vietnam in the past
Admire the historical architectural features of the ancient capital of Vietnam in the past
-> Enjoy floating market
Cruise through the bustling Cai Rang floating market, one of the largest in the Mekong Delta, and witness the local trade and way of life along the waterways.
This city tour gives a glimpse and an introduction to the history and highlights of the nation’s capital.
In the afternoon,
And then, we will wander around Old Quarters to discover its colonial architecture and immerse yourself in lifestyle of inhabitants living in this bustling city. During the walk, you will have chance to try some typical street food of Hanoi or sit on tiny chairs on the pavement to enjoy fresh beer “Bia hoi Hanoi”. An unforgettable experience!
Our tour will finish with after a water-puppet show, a traditional and ancient art form, unique to Vietnam, where the puppets appear on water, manipulated from behind a screen.
Highlight experience: Explore the most outstanding places in the capital of Vietnam and try traditional Vietnamese food
After having breakfast, depart in the morning to Mai Chau:
Then, soak in pictures for the memory while enjoying the fresh air in Pu Luong:
Highlight experience: Admire the cultural and nature beauty in Pu Luong
Then, we will leave Pu Luong and arrive a new beautiful place in Ninh Binh
Highlight experience: Experience trekking to immerse in nature.
Ride a bike through the countryside to Thai Vi temple. Situated in the middle of rice paddies and limestone peaks, in a calm and serene atmosphere, its original architecture follows the principles of Eastern geomancy. Continue on the bike towards Bich Dong Pagoda where, if timing allows, and you are brave enough, you may climb the stairs carved into the rock walls and access the pagoda. Your reward will be the amazing and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. We continue for Mua Cave, visit the secret hospital that Vietnamese used in the days of thunder (Vietnam War). Inside the cave you can challenge yourself with 500 steps to the top of the mountain. Enjoy the fresh air at the “rooftop of Ninh Binh” with some breathtaking views.
In the afternoon, back to the resort and enjoy time on your own.
Highlight experience: Exploring Ninh Binh
Transfer to the Cat Ba Island and embark an overnight cruise to explore Lan Ha Bay – the less travelled yet astoundingly beautiful southern portion of Ha Long Bay. Explore the bay on a traditional Vietnamese junk boat through a maze of karst towers.
Highlight experience: Retreat to Lan Ha Bay – the marvellous landscape less travelled by
Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck, followed by coffee, tea, and pastries.
Highlight experience: Enjoy fresh air in Cat Ba island
Wake up, inhale the fresh air and watch the sunrise horizon while admiring the breathtaking seascape.
Return to Tuan Chau Marina and disembark for your onward journey. While waiting for the pick-up service to your next destination – Hanoi, enjoy the comfort of our lounge. Then, we will transfer to the airport and fly to Hue.
Highlight experience: Watching the sunrise while admiring the breathtaking seascape.
Best known as the old capital, Hue has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its ancient relics, historical monuments and fine examples of local culture. Many of these are surprisingly well preserved and intact and journeys to this historical city hold promise of great times and lasting memories.
As the nation’s capital from 1802 to 1945 there are many sites that reflect Hue’s rich history, and many others that allow relaxation while absorbing the area’s natural beauty. Spend a full day discovering Hue, Vietnam’s former capital built by the Nguyen Dynasty, Commence your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.
Then visit the Mausoleum of Tu Duc which was first used as a palace retreat before its final usage as the emperor’s resting place
Highlight experience: Observe daily life and historical monument in Hue – the old capital
Drive to Hoi An from Hue via the Mandarin Road, crossing the Hai Van Pass whose elevation has led to it being known as “the pass in the clouds” and it commands spectacular views. Come to Da Nang to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture, which was created in 1919 and houses sculptures from archaeological sites from the region. The Cham inhabited much of the area between the 7th and 15th centuries, and many of sculptures are inspired by Hindu art, from whom the inhabitants of the time descended.
Discover the marble mountains, known as “the five mountain hills” each bearing the name of one of the components of our planet, Water, Iron, Earth, Wood, Fire. Beautiful marble is extracted from the mountains, in various colors and you can admire the sculptures and the artists at work. Marble Mountain is home to Buddhist and Taoist deities.
When you arrive in Hoi An, take a delightful stroll around Hoian, an ancient trading port, situated in the central region of Vietnam, and see the century old buildings that remain today. Its random alleys, charming old houses with their wooden balconies facinating architectural features, and other infuluences left by visiting sailors in bygone days. See the beautiful temples, pagodas, museums and the famous, covered Japanese Bridge.
Highlight experience: Admire beautiful temples, mountain, and explore Hue – Hoi An
You will cycle through the rice paddy fields, rivers and some small villages with the beautiful countryside landscape to Tra Que Organic Village. Here you’ll get a chance to visit the herbal farm and enjoy a special local drink made of the village herbs. The journey is pleasurable and what you experience is definitely rewarding.
Hoi An Coconut Village is a picturesque destination known for its vibrant coconut groves, scenic boat tours, and rich cultural experiences. Nestled in the heart of Hoi An, this village offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and traditional way of life.
Higlight experience: Rejuvenate on fine sand beaches, accompanied by aquamarine waters.
After breakfast, we will transfer to Ho Chi Minh. Our full day tour of Ho Chi Minh City begins in the morning with a
Highligh experience: Rejuvenate on fine sand beaches, accompanied by aquamarine waters.
Enjoy breakfast and free time before transferring to cruise in Mekong. Board a sampan as soon as you arrive in Can Tho to go have lunch with a local family on an island; then paddle a bicycle for an hour before boarding back and following a small, green river towards a Khmer sanctuary, in an ambiance reminiscent of Buddhism’s ancient Indian origins.
Night at the Lighthouse or at Nam Bo, you are free to roam for dinner
Highlight experience: Admire the stunning sunrise from the white sand beach.
Then, transfer to the airport fly to Siem Reap
Highlight experience: Rejuvenate on fine sand beaches, accompanied by aquamarine waters.
Visit to the fortified city of Angkor Thom, the apotheosis of the Angkorian era:
Highlight experience: Exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat.
A one hour drive from the Temples of Angkor is Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple dating back to the 10th century. Called “the citadel of women”, its stone has a marvellous pink hue, and is very well preserved.
Classic carvings, some three dimensional, adorn this temple including delicate women with lotus flowers in hand, their traditional skirts clearly visable. It is also decorated with beautiful, fine filigree relief work and graceful pattens depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. These are some of the finest examples of stone carvings found anywhere on earth. Visit Banteay Samre, a Hindu temple dedicated in the 12th century to Vihnou Shiva. This temple has been beautifully restored, and consists of a central temple with four wings, and the whole ensamble is enclosed by two large concentric walls. It has statues of Naga and lions on the pediments.
In the afternoon we will visit three Buddhist sites
These three temples were built by King Jayavarman VII and illustrate the pre-eminence of Mahayana Buddhism during his reign. Then visit the old Eastern Baray Reservoir, now completly dried up, but its size of 7km by 2kms is impressive and once used for irrigation, we also visit the Eastern Mebon Temple built on a former island in the middle of the Baray Reservoir, to see the perfectlt carved stone figures of elephants, still in remarkedly good shape. The day ends with a sunset on the mountain temple of Pre Rup, a former mortuary temple dedicated to Shiva, whose colors are magical at sunset.
Highlight experience: Exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat.
After breakfast, we drive to the fishing village of Chaong Kneas, on the banks of the Tonle Sap Lake, board a boat and take a cruise to explore some of the floating villages on this massive expanse of water. We see the huts of bamboo and straw, built on stilts, to avoid flooding, and practice some of the traditional fishing techniques employed by the locals, on one of largest reserves of fresh water fish known to man.
Then, you will have free time to enjoy until transfer to the airport and come back home.
Highlight experience: Exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat.
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