Hotel Name : Hilton Hanoi Opera, Emeraude Classic Cruises, La Residence Hotel & Spa And The Nam Hai
Rating : 5
Description : Prices for 8 days, 7 Nights from £2625 per person, based on 2 sharing.
Rich in history, culture and scenery, there is so much to discover in north and central Vietnam. This compelling tour reveals some of the country's most extraordinary natural treasures, as well as the chance to discover Hanoi and the mesmerizing Old Imperial City, Hue.
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi for a two night stay.
Day 2: Visit the Temple of Literature, the miniature One Pillar Pagoda dating from the 11th century and the incredible Ho Chi Minh lived in from 1948 until his final days. Tour the old quarter of Hanoi with its diverse crafts and enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show.
Day 3: By vehicle to Halong Bay to board a colonial-style paddle steamer for a cruise among the dramatic limestone islands. Dinner and overnight accommodation on board.
Day 4: Continue cruising Halong Bay before returning to land for a flight from Hanoi to Hue. Here you will spend two nights.
Day 5: Visit the amazing Old Imperial City in Hue, modelled after the Forbidden City of Beijing and offering a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Cruise along the Perfume River to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower.
Day 6: By vehicle from Hue to Hoi An. Journey over scenic mountainous roads with spectacular coastline views. See the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the stunning Lang Co beach and the coastal city of Danang. Visit the extraordinary Marble Mountains interspersed with caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been carved out. Enjoy a two night stay at a beautiful all-villa hhotel in Hoi An.
Day 7: Visit the exquisitely preserved merchant town of Hoi An, a World Heritage Site. Its shop houses and temples date from 16th and 17th centuries. Visit the bustling market and harbour, Sa Huyng Museum and the famous Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda built in 1593.
Day 8: Your tour ends with a transfer to Da Nang airport, visiting China Beach en route.
Hilton Hanoi Opera
Centrally located in the elegant French Quater, this has been voted Vietnam's best hotel for the last 5 years by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
Emeraude Classic Cruises
A luxurious replica steamer with spacious, beautiful cabins meticulously designed to evoke the nostalgic charm of colonial Indochina.
La Residence Hotel & Spa
An enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the Perfume River. Expect distinctive art deco design and sophisticated style.
The Nam Hai
A stunning all-villa hotel set in 85 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the South China Sea. Facilities include gourmet restaurants and a golf course.
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