From 1510 USD/pax. Private group of 2 pax
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 7 days – from a mesmerizing cruise through Halong Bay to embarking on a boat excursion. 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.
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-> Watch stars at the sea
Overnight on a cruise in Ha Long Bay, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and fresh seafood.
-> Visit Cultural Heritage
Explore ancient temples like Bai Dinh Pagoda and the historic remnants of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and hike up to Mua Cave viewpoint for a mesmerizing panoramic view of the surrounding karst formations.
Your Vietnam discovery starts on arrival at Hanoi International Airport where our staff will be waiting to welcome and transfer you to your hotel.
And then, we will wander around Old Quarters to discover its colonial architecture and immerse ourselves in the lifestyle of inhabitants living in this bustling city. During the walk, you will have a chance to try some typical street food in Hanoi or sit on tiny chairs on the pavement to enjoy the fresh beer “Bia hoi Hanoi”. An unforgettable experience!
Highlight Experience: Experience traditional food
This city tour gives an introduction to the history and highlights of the nation’s capital.
In the morning, visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to see the embalmed body of the nation’s hero, affectingly known by the people as ‘Uncle Ho’, and view his former residence, built on stilts and preserved just as Ho left it. Then, visit one pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature, a fine example of traditional Vietnamese architecture founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, and dedicated to Confucius to honor literary scholars. Vietnam’s first university was also established here in 1076. Continuing on, we will move to West Lake district to discover the Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest in Vietnam, and Quan Thanh Temple situated on the Truc Bach Lake shore, established by the Ly dynasty.
In the afternoon, travelling through the fertile, farming region of the Red River Delta, our 60km journey will take us to the Perfume Pagoda, the holiest religious site in North Vietnam, with stunning views of many shrines and temples built into the limestone hillside of Huong Tich mountain,(Mountain of Fragrant Traces) . We board small sampans and progress by water along scenic waterways, nestled between limestone cliffs to reach the main pagoda complex. Disembark from the sampan and discover some or all of the historical sites of the area, getting a deeper understanding of Vietnamese Buddhism today. Our tour will finish with a water puppet show, a traditional and ancient art form, unique to Vietnam, where the puppets appear on the water, manipulated from behind a screen. Then, we leave Hanoi heading north to Ninh Binh.
Highlight experience: Spend the whole day learning about Vietnamese history, culture, and the lives of local people.
You will have chance to 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 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 to Mua Cave and visit the secret hospital that the 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, transfer to the Nature Reserve of Van Long and then we get on a bamboo rowboat as soon as we arrive for a boat trip rowing along this beautiful wetland of Van Long, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies, lotus pond, and towering limestone mountain peaks.
Highlight experience: Experience cycling to enjoy the peaceful and taking a boat trip to see all the breathtaking views in Ninh Binh
Morning transfer from your hotel to Halong Bay by private car. Halong Bay, with its 1,969 islands set in beautiful turquoise waters, was recognized for its natural beauty by UNESCO in 1994 and is now classified as a World Heritage Site.
We have prepared a program that leads you to the discovery of Bai Tu Long, a jewel in Halong Bay and outside the well-plied channels taken by the majority of Halong Bay’s tourist junks. Once on board your sailing junk you will meet the captain and the crew, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink, and settle down into your cabin for the cruise. Lunch will be served in the elegant dining room or on the outside deck when the cruise starts – a delicious menu of locally caught fresh seafood.
Then, you have a chance to take a seat on the deck and relax with freshly brewed tea while enjoying the incredible landscape as it unfolds around you. We will weigh anchor at Cap La Tra San where you can enjoy paddling around the many small islands and lonely beaches by kayak or simply enjoy swimming in the bay. Dinner will be served around sunset, indoors or outdoors as you prefer.
Highlight experience: Discover Ha Long Bay to see the natural beauty of the world’s natural heritage recognized by UNESCO.
You will rise with the morning sun surrounded by enchanting peaceful scenes. After breakfast, we continue the cruise to Cong Dam and Bai Tu Long Bay. Here you will have the chance to take a kayak and explore the hidden lagoons and the geological park of Cong Dam. Lunch will be a BBQ set on the beach before returning to your junk and continuing the cruise to Cong Do.
We will cruise to Hon Co Island where you can explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave before we cruise back to Cap La for the evening. Dinner is served around sunset, indoor or outdoor as you prefer.
Highlight experience: Relax and enjoy the beauty of Ha Long from the cruise and participate in water activities
This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Vung Vieng fishing village and witness the lifestyles of the local fisherfolk. The fisherman and their families live permanently on the water, their houses literally floating on the bay, a truly unique lifestyle. You will meet the village chief who will share with you the stories of the daily lives of the inhabitants of Halong Bay.
On returning to your junk lunch will be served and your Halong Bay cruise comes to its end. The whole crew will bid you farewell and you will return to port by mid-afternoon before taking the drive back to Hanoi.
Highlight experience: Visit the fishing village and witness the lifestyles of the local fisherfolk.
This morning you will have free time to enjoy on your way until transfer to the airport.
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