Private Holiday | Departs Daily
Build your own Vietnam holiday with this extendable holiday module.
Explore the back alleys of Hanoi with a day full street food-focused experiences. Then head out to the coast to board a wooden junk for an unforgettable overnight cruise in the stunning Halong Bay.
Day 1: Hanoi
Upon arrival into Noi Ba International airport you will be met by our local operator and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Hanoi (BLD)
Get behind the scenes of Hanoi today with a special urban excursion which is a perfect blend of iconic culture and offbeat local life. Your guide will help you explore meandering alleyways full of colourful market stalls followed by lunch of your choice from the many street food options. In the afternoon visit the Presidential Palace gardens and the one-pillar pagoda before time to freshen up at your hotel.
This evening embark on a foodie tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter which will include several stops for local delicacies including Nom Pho a mushroom and pork roll the Vietnamese institution of Bia Hoi (street-side pub) and finally a rice wine tavern which serves ethnic dishes from the mountains of North Vietnam.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (BLD)
A day to remember today as you are transferred in a private car across the Red River Delta and to the coast. There you will board your wooden junk and set sail for an unforgettable overnight cruise in the stunning landscape of Halong Bay. A fresh seafood lunch will be served aboard as you explore the area with plenty of time for sunbathing and swimming. After watching the sunset you have an option to attend a cooking demonstration before dinner. Overnight in a private cabin with attached bathroom.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
An early morning start is recommended to view the sunrise from the deck of the junk. For those who want to try a Tai Chi lesson will be provided while the sun is coming up and is magical way to start the day. Transfer from the junk onto a local rowboat (sampan) to visit one of the last floating villages in the area before returning to the boat for brunch as you make your way back to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Hanoi a transfer will be provided to take you to the airport or the start of your next Vietnam extension.
- Private airport transfers
- Accommodation with daily breakfast based on twin share
- Other meals as indicated in the itinerary
- All transfers in private vehicle with a/c
- Local English speaking guides
- Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
- All entrance fees and sightseeing as per itinerary
- Two bottles of mineral water per day on days of sightseeing and transfers
- International airfares
- Domestic airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Tourist tax to be paid to the hotels
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
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