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  • hoi an walking tour
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Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Whale Island
Starts in/Finishes in: Hanoi/Nha Trang
Highlights:

  • See the uniquely northern Vietnamese water puppet performance.
  • Sample delicious street foods prepared by the locals
  • Spend a night cruising and kayaking Halong Bay aboard a traditional Junk
  • Visit the sights of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hoi An on foot
  • Get closer to poorer communities in the outskirt of Hoi An and have both fun-filled and educational experiences
  • Enjoy beach break at a secluded beach resort in Nha Trang

Duration: 12 days

Travel Style: Family Vacations
Suitable: Families with teens

TRIP IN DETAILS

When you arrive at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, you’ll be welcome by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the downtown. The remainder of the day will be your own.

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is a modern city that retains a unique old world charm and some of Asia’s most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks give the city a relaxing atmosphere.

Meals:
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

This city tour of Hanoi takes in essential sites which will commence from your hotel lobby at 08.30 a.m. In the morning, you’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace. You’ll continue visiting the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country, containing an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples. After lunch, your time will be yours!

Late afternoon embark on a Hanoi street food tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter where your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dishes at local eateries. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, you wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. At the end of your tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

At 09.00 AM, you’ll will pick up your bikes and ride to Bat Trang village, passing the Red River through the legendary Long Bien Bridge – the pride and symbol of architecture in the Far East; the scenic countryside and rural villages with lush rice fields, cornfields, vegetable farms and fruit farms. When you arrive at Bat Trang Village, walk the tiny alley to see the local life and the traditional handicraft and visit the largest ceramic markets in Hanoi. You will then continue biking along Red River dyke and experience the local daily life. After a short local ferry ride crossing the Red River, you will arrive at Thanh Tri Village – known for its rolled rice pancake for age. Learn steps of making rolled rice pancake and try your hand making your own under the instructions of local villager. Lunch will then be served with rolled rice pancake specialty.

After lunch, your vehicle will take you back to your hotel. In the late evening, enjoy a cyclo ride for 1 hour touring through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter – a must for any visitor to Hanoi! Finally your kids would love watching a traditional performance of Vietnamese water puppets – a must see place for all foreigners to Hanoi!

Cycling distance: ~20km (for the morning & further 10km in the afternoon if you wish to

Meals: Breakfast, Home Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Road Bicycle

At 08.00 AM, you will be picked up at your hotel and start the scenic 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside and have a short break en-route. Meet the crew upon boarding the boat with cruise briefing, then relax and enjoy lunch while the boat heads towards the secluded islands. Visit a less visited ancient limestone caves and go sea kayaking and swimming if the weather permits. Return to the junk refreshed and relax on deck with a drink to watch the sunset. Enjoy a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight Cruises
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat

Enjoy an early morning swim (if weather permits) followed by breakfast. You will visit a fishing village by a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and pearl farms before cruising back to the main harbor where your private vehicle will be waiting for you and transfer to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for the late afternoon flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your chosen hotel in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat, Plane

At 9:00 AM sharp, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to give you a proper show-around of the old town. You’ll start a walking tour with a lion’s share of places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge; the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls; the museum and the colorful local market. Following the narrow lanes, you’ll meander through tiny streets studded by houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures.

After such gallavanting, your time will be your own to wander around or getting amongst some retail therapy. This afternoon is your own. You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

This half day trip adventure is ideal for children which provides your family with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your local tour guide, you commence the day with a gentle cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manner of photo opportunities – coming and visiting a beautiful organic vegetable village, watering and planting vegetable, hoeing a soil with local farmer, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless. You will also experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you en-route. Later you will board a boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while the waterways of coconut palm paradise – and your kids must love this too. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities. After a simple yet tasty lunch on the boat, return to your hotel at around 14.00. The remainder of the afternoon will be your own!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Shuttle Bus, Boat

A free day to spend in Hoi An as your wish!

Apart from exploring Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture & colorful market on foot, you might visit Vietnam’s grandest Cham ruins at My Son; attend a cooking class at a riverside restaurant; or join other travelers to get up close and personal to daily farming and fishing life. For early risers, why not capture the real Hoi An by joining a 4-hour photography tour led by a local expat expert? If you want to go below, hop on a boat to Cu Lao Cham Island for a fun and relaxing day to explore exotic coral reefs and marine life [best between March & September]. If you’d like any of these activities to be included during your free time in Hoi An, just let it be known during your enquiry, or ask one of the Travel Specialists.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation:

After breakfast, your time will be your own till being picked up and transferred to Danang airport for a short flight to Nha Trang. When you arrive, you will be met by another driver who will transfer you to along the coastal road to the north of Nha Trang where you will board a speedboat for short transfer to the Whale Island. Stay 3 nights in a simple bungalow at this secluded beach resort.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Resort
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat, Plane

Free day to spend as your wish!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Resort
Transportation:

Free day to spend as your wish!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Resort
Transportation:

Your time will be your own until being picked up to head to Cam Ranh airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport to connect with your departure flight. Be warned, though: you’ll probably want to come back. Farewell from Vietnam!!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:
Transportation: Private vehicle, Plane

PRICE & INCLUSION

From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till October 31, 2021

Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 1 Home Lunch, 3 Lunches, 1 Brunch
Transportation: Private vehicle, Road Bicycle, Boat, Plane, Shuttle Bus
Accommodation: 11 Nights
  • All pick-ups and transfers by private vehicles with experienced drivers.
  • 10-night accommodation in hotels, homestay and one night on a cruise boat on Bai Tu Long Bay.
  • Domestic flight tickets (economy class with Vietnam Airlines): Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Nha Trang and Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (economy class by Vietnam Airlines)
  • Experienced local English speaking guides and guide on board in Halong Bay
  • Meals as indicated in the programme at the best local restaurants
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • 1 hour cyclo ride and First class water puppet tickets
  • All VAT and government taxes
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Travel Insurances
  • Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program
  • Bank transfer fees
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