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Northern Vietnam City & Beach (14-days)

The lively and historic capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, a cruise in beautiful Halong Bay, then 7 nights at Hoi An!

Day 1: Arr.Hanoi (D)
Arriving at Hanoi, our guide and driver will be waiting at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day 2: Hanoi (B/L)
Today we take a full-day tour of Hanoi, includes Ho Chi Minhís Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole October-November) and residence, the One-Pillar Pagoda and the Army Museum. After lunch at a local restaurant,we visit the Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnamís first university, the Fine Art Museum, Quan Thanh Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.In the evening, you will see the world-famous Vietnamese Water Puppet show, followed by dinner at local restaurant.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/D)
This morning we drive for about four hours to Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival transfer to join our cruise for a night on board. After lunch, we cruise on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B/L/D)
Take an early morning Tai Chi exercise session on the top deck (optional!). After breakfast disembark for an easy exploration of the caves close by. Then return to the boat & check out of your cabin and enjoy a brunch while sailing back to land. Pick up & visit to Hon Gai market before we drive back to Hanoi. On the way back (if time permits) we can visit Ba Vang Pagoda. Arriving Hanoi & transfer to airport for your flight to Hue, pick up and transfer to hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 5: Hue (B/D)
Full day city tour of Hue, starting with a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River to visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then we visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.Later we visit the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B/L)
Today we drive to Hoi An via Danang. The scenic route climbs over the Pass of Ocean Clouds before dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. After Danang city tour, on the road from Danang to Hoi An visit five sacred hills known as the Marble Mountains containing dozens of Buddhist shrines. On arrival in Hoi An in late afternoon, transfer to hotel.

Day 7: Hoi An (B/L)
Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its picturesque architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants' houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market. Afternoon trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the seventh and thirteenth centuries.

Day 8: Hoi An (B)
This morning we leave our Hoi An city hotel & transfer to beach resort for stay of 6 nights.

Day 9 - Day 13: Hoi An (or Danang) (B)
At leisure.

Day 14: Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi - Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi and connecting flight to UK.

Please note that, whilst every effort will be made to carry out the programme shown above, small changes may sometimes be necessary.

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Vietnam's vibrant and historic capital city precedes a relaxing break at Hoi An.

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Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Hoian Town
Hoi An
Hoi An Beach
Beach at Hoi An
Your quoted price will normally include:
International flights
Meals as shown in the programme (B/L/D)
Transfers, tours with English speaking guide.
All entrance fees and boat fees.
Service charges, rooms tax and handling fee.
Domestic flights.
Departure taxes

Your tour price will not include:
Visa fees
Drinks with provided meals
Tips, personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program.