Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue
Day 4: Hue
Day 5: Hue
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An Departure
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Our representative/tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Drive to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi (B,L)
Enjoy 5 hour sightseeing tours to visit the city's landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature (First University built in the 11 Century), Hanoi Hilton Museum. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Pick up upon arrival and we transfer you to your hotel for refreshment. Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Hue (B,L) Night train
Day Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. In the evening we transfer you to Hanoi station to take night train (SE1) depart at 19:00 to Hue. Overnight on the train.
Day5: Hue (B)
The train arrives at Hue station at about 08:05 AM. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to hotel in Hue. You will be free at leisure in the rest of morning. In the afternoon we take tours to visit major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight at hotel in Hue
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An by car (B,L)
This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Morning tour to visit local market and boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages. Back to hotel and you will be free at leisure on the beach or wandering around the town for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An Departure (B)
Free at leisure until we transferring you to the station or Danang airport for departure. End of service.
Caption : B = Breakfast ; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner
- English Speaking Guide on day tour
- All accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- All tours & transfers in private car
- Soft berth train ticket: Hanoi- Hue
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
- Boat trip as indicated
- International Airfares.
- International departure tax
- Meals not indicated
- Visas and visa arrangement
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
- Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
- Tips and gratuities
This tour is private for each group of passangers. This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on number of people in your group, hotel class and time of travel. Please contact us for your best rates.
If you have any special requests or want to have customised tours, please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
In the itinerary, we would like to suggest the the following hotels:
Majestic Salute hotel
Silk Path Hotel
Saigon Morin Hotel
Hoi An Beach resort