10 DAYS EXPLORE HIGHLIGHT OF NORTH & CENTRE VIETNAM PACKAGE TOUR
- Tour code: VN-P06
- Duration: 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
- Discover Halong Bay(World Heritage site), discover all that this magical landscape by kayaking, visit vast caves and white sand beaches, attend cooking demonstration
- Explore Hue - The ancient capital of Imperial Vietnam
- Visit Hoi An - The Ancient Town,
- Experience as a farmer and fisherman
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI – HALONG WORLD HERITAGE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
Wake early to meet your driver at your hotel for transfer to the ports of Halong Bay. Relax on the 3.5 hour journey, ready for 2 days 1 night of exploring ahead. At the port, board your traditional junk boat and set sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Admire the endless islands and jungle-clad limestone karsts of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and sit down to a delicious lunch on the sundeck of the boat.
In the afternoon, head off of the boat to visit vast caves and white sand beaches, hidden among the towering rock formations, and take to the water for a swim or a kayak. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam
In the evening, there is plenty of time to relax on the junk's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 3: HALONG – HANOI
Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day. Enjoy breakfast while you sail through the majestic peaks.
Then we will hike to visit cave or panoramic sea views
Back on your boat, enjoy lunch then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at late afternoon,
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: HANOI FREE AT LEISURE
You are free at leisure to explore Hanoi by your own expense.
Over night in Hanoi
Day 5: HANOI – FLY TO HUE
After breakfast, you are free at leisure until our driver pick you and transfer to airport for flight to Hue.
Arrival in Hue, we will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: NGUYEN DYNASTY’S ANCIENT CITY AND THE PERFUME RIVER AT SUNSET
Hue was the capital city of the Nguyen lords that took over Vietnam, in 1802. The Nguyen dynasty, that lasted 13 kings and 143 years, and was the last imperial dynasty. The french had a big part in establishing the Nguyen dynasty and also its downfall, when the communist-led VietCong movement took power in the “August Revolution” of 1945. You’ll walk the ancient grounds of 3 Emperors Mausoleums: Minh Mang’s, Khai Dinh’s, and Tu Duc’s.
Before lunch stop and see how the iconic rice paddy hats and incense stick are made.
Listed by UNESCO as world heritage the Imperial city is the walled fortress and palace built in 1805, surrounded by moat. It took thousands of workers 27 years to build the city and walls 6.6 meters in height, 21 meters thick and 10 kilometers in circumference. It’s divided into two main parts excluding houses and mansions: The Citadel, and The Forbidden City.
Finally return on a gentle boat ride as you watch the sunset over the Perfume river, named such because in fall the flowers from orchards upriver fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma.
Back to hotel and overnight.
Day 7: HUE – TRANSFER TO HOIAN
You are free at leisure to explore Hue until in the afternoon, we transfer to Hoian by public bus. Arrival in Hoian and check in.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 8: HOIAN FISHING & FARMING LIKE LOCALS!
Cycle along a beautiful, narrow road to a local fishing village name Cam Thanh. In this village you will stop at a rice paddy field, as well as a fish and shrimp farm… You will also have the chance to traverse the most dangerous bamboo bridges in Vietnam, ancient cemetery and holy temples.
Join in special farming work with the local farmers by ploughing the field, and even try your luck at riding water buffalo with the farmers. Watch the locals make palm-thatched houses. They will use completely naturally sourced water palm tree materials and bamboo forest materials. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on our planet, reaching growth of up to 1mm every 90 seconds, it’s a perfect renewable building material!
Explore the water palm coconut paradise. Join local fishermen by catching fish and purple crabs with unique fishing nets, paddle the traditional Bamboo Basket boat. Make souvenirs with palm leaves.
Have Lunch at the local home, learn how to make fresh rice milk and cook traditional Hoi An pancake (Banh Xeo). Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 9: HOIAN FREE AT LEISURE
You are free at leisure to explore Hoian ancient town, get some tailor – made clothes or take bicycle to explore countryside and An Bang beach.
Day 10: HOIAN DEPARTURE
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
End of services!
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Cruise in Halong bay
- A bottle of water for guide day tour
- Vietnam visa
- Domestic & International flight
- Compulsory dinner for New Year & Chirstmas
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips
- Other not stated above
- Discount 25%