Overview

  • Contemplate stunning landscapes as well as learn more about the social norm and locals lifestyle of the North and the Central Vietnam
  • Gain deeper insights into the history and landmarks of Hanoi capital 
  • Explore the magnificent caves and breathtaking scenery in Halong Bay - the world famous UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Savour in the nostalgic ambience and unique architectural ensemble in Hoi An ancient town
  • Encounter the locals lifestyle by joining in many interesting activities in Hoian Eco Tour
Beautiful Northern and Central Vietnam 8 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

HANOI ARRIVAL

Transfer:

Our itinerary starts in Hanoi Capital. You will be picked up at Noi Bai International airport and transferred to the hotel for check - in at 2:00pm. You'll then have the rest of the day to relax and settle into your new surroundings.

Meals at your own expense. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2

HANOI SIGHTSEEING

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

You have a whole day to explore a lot of prevailing touristy spots in Hanoi-the bustle and hustle city with over 1000 years of history. We pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, which is a cluster of Ho Chi Minh’s relics, to learn more about the beloved Father of Vietnamese as well as his humble lifestyle and his military activities. We’ll discover all attractions including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Still House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Then, we set foot in Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam constructed in the 11th century.

Lunch on your own. 

In the afternoon, you will find it really exciting to visit the Museum of Ethnology, which sites around 8 km to the northwest of Hanoi center. This museum reflects almost aspects of tangible and intangible cultural heritage as well as significant features in the life of 54 ethnic groups.

Afterwards, proceed to the colorful Hanoi Old Quarter with 36 trading streets that are also the soul of this city. You can find a wide range of products from street foods, clothings, furniture to jewelleries, souvenirs and more. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. 

Stay overnight  at your hotel.

Day 3

HANOI – OVERNIGHT CRUISE ON HALONG BAY

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast will be served at your hotel and then get ready for a scenic drive to Halong Bay - recognized as UNESCO World Heritage with the majestic beauty of stunning natural landscape.

On the way to the gem in the Gulf of Tonkin - Halong Bay, we will pass through the iconic scenery of the lush rice fields and high mountain ranges of the Red River Delta. By the time you arrive, embark on the Junk boat for a mesmerizing cruise on the bay. Lunch will be served on board. 

In the afternoon, we pay a visit to some of the most magical caves of Halong. You will be astonished by the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from stalactites and stalagmites. Set your mind free and enjoy the peace of the magnificent bay.  Refresh yourself in the pure emerald  water as the ship stops en route. You can also opt to row kayak to enjoy the tropical vibe in this paradise.

Dinner will be served on the board followed by many exciting activities. Stay overnight on the board.

Note: You will be transferred to Halong Bay by shared shuttle bus and our English speaking guide will support you during your trip to the destination. If you want to have a private transfer, please feel free to contact our travel consultants.

Day 4

HALONG BAY – HANOI

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

There is nothing better than waking up early to immerse in the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere of the bay. Enjoy your breakfast on board during the ship continues to sail to other lesser - known areas. At noon, a light lunch will be served on board before returning to the pier for a trip back to Hanoi on a shuttle bus. 

Dinner at your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 5

HANOI – FLIGHT TO DANANG – HOIAN – CITY TOUR

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, you’ll be transferred (without guide) to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon your arrival, our guide and driver are ready to pick you up and transfer to  Hoian ancient town.

Explore the little enchanting town by strolling around the narrowed streets with centuries-old houses, getting lost in the nostalgic ambience and its rustic peace of life. The unique architectural ensemble of Hoian bears a fantastic fusion of Vietnam, Japan and China culture harmoniously. 

Then, pay a visit to the fascinating Hoi An Museum, contemplate the beautiful Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall. Our sightseeing tour will be finished with 2 last stops: the Tan Ky Old House and the unique Japanese Covered Bridge.

Meals at your own expense. Stay overnight  at the hotel in Hoi An.

Day 6

ECO TOUR – MYSON HOLYLAND

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Have breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for an exciting exploration to the Local Market of Hoi An. You will feel the bustling atmosphere of the morning market, which gathers many people and local produces. You may learn some tips of bargaining as well as capture a lot of wonderful moments from the authentic local life. 

To continue our exploration, we head to Bay Mau nipa palm forest and float  through the lush mangrove forest observing its beauty by amazing means of transport “Coracle”- a kind of small basket boat. During our excursion, you will also find some characteristic souvenirs made of palm leaves such as hats, rings and watches sold by locals.

Next, join in a very interesting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu”. Then, sip a cup of local tea while a cooking class is preparing. The chefs will share his knowledge about the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his cooking lesson. Enjoy your self-made lunch after that. 

Next, immerse yourself in a relaxing boat ride on Thu Bon river and observe the daily life with fishing movements of the locals. 

Afterwards, a scenic drive takes you to the west to reach the foot of the Indochina mountain range. Set foot in a secret World heritage that preserves the ancient Asian culture in Quang Nam province - My Son Sanctuary. 

It is an architectural complex consists of 68 overwhelming Hindu temples, which were built in over 900 years in order to worship the Shiva god. The buildings were erected with fired bricks fitted perfectly together without mortar and decorated with intricate sandstone carvings.

Back to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Dinner on your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hoi An. 

Day 7

HOIAN FREE DAY

Meals: Breakfast

Experience Hoi An ancient town in your own way, wandering on the sand of the beautiful An Bang Beach, spending time cycling along the tranquil streets or taking a mesmerizing boat ride on the mellow Hoai river.

Lunch and dinner on your own. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8

HOIAN – DANANG – DEPARTURE

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Take your time selecting the lovely souvenirs as it is the last day of your trip. Then, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. 

Meals on your expense. 

End of excursion!
 

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: February to October

► Visa Requirements: 

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 - 2 Pax 4 - seater car
3 - 8 Pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 Pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 Pax 35 - seater car
21 - 35 Pax 45 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New Year: Extra fee required.
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