This 14 day trip provides the chance to explore 1000 year old capital Hanoi, Halong Bay Natural World Heritage site with an overnight stay on a very luxurious traditional junk, combined with time to relax at the most charming beaches in the planet as My Khe and Cua Bai beach.
The holiday starts with a two night stay at the InterContinental West Lake Hotel in Hanoi, with a welcome dinner at one of the capital’s finest restaurants. The capital of Vietnam offers you its unique images that totally different from other Asian cities. At your leisure time, the renowned Old Quarter has much to offer with beautiful traditional music like Water Puppet Performance, Ca Tru (House Singing) and 1-hour cyclo ride around old 36 streets. Thanks to its wide array of colonial buildings, temples, up and coming food scene, Hanoi is emerging as a great luxury destination. And one cannot miss Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, which honors Vietnam’s hero and followed by the Temple of Literature, which highlights ancient educational system.
Next, take a short trip to Halong bay, with 1 night spent on Indochina Sails Cruises, with a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, a bamboo row boat to visit an interesting fishing village and a kayak to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Adding to the most fascinating limestone grottos – Sung Sot cave to your experience, it will be great time to join a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck as well. There is also a welcome dinner serving fresh seafood with wonderful view of breathtaking sunset on bay.
The second part of the holiday starts with a flight to Vietnam’s Central Coast to transfer to still inhabited and exceptionally well-preserved Hoi An ancient riverside town which is characterized by a rich blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European architectural influences. Seven nights will be spent at the Palm Garden Resort & Spa at the exclusive retreat, relaxing and enjoying the exquisite cuisine, with an array of activities including swimming and sunbathing at pristine beaches with sloping white powdery smooth sand and clear crystal blue sea, as well as snorkeling and diving at Cu Lao Cham, plus a wide choice of spa treatment for those in need of some pampering.
Last but not least, the holiday continues with a short flight to the most dynamic city in Vietnam – Saigon with 2 nights stay at Park Sofitel Plaza Saigon hotel, with a private tour visiting some of its famous attractions like Reunification Palace, The Municipal Theatre, the biggest market Ben Thanh and have a leisurely dinner on the Bonsai cruise on the Saigon river. One day more will be spent with exciting trips to Saigon outskirt destinations with halfway tour to Cu Chi tunnels which is clear symbol of Vietnam war or Mekong Delta gateway trip to visit 4 evergreen islands with an amazing level of activities.
The experience of a lifetime starts from US$1,649 per person or US$3,298 per couple and is valid until 30 September 2014. This 14 day tour includes all in-tour flights, Vietnam cuisine set-menu, hotel accommodation shared in double room with daily breakfast, experienced private English speaking guide, private sightseeing tour and private pick-up and drop off.
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