See the very best of Vietnam in just seven days – including two of the country’s Unesco World Heritage sites. Visit the country’s most vibrant city and enjoy a one-night cruise along the majestic Halong Bay before relaxing in the prettiest beach town of all, Hoi An.
You will be met at Hanoi Airport by your private chauffeur and driven to La Siesta Hotel, in the Old Quarter, which is one of our favourite boutique hotels in the city. We have left this afternoon and evening free for you to relax, unwind and become accustomed to your new surroundings. Your Fleewinter guide will offer lots of tips and suggestions if you would like to eat out tonight. (La Siesta, deluxe room)
Today you will explore Hanoi like a local; walk down the capital’s winding streets with a private walking, try local street food and have a local whipped coffee in a hidden coffee shop before exploring Hoa Lo Priosn where American and French POWs were once held and the Temple of Literature built in 1076. Finish your day walking down the city’s railway tracks and then stop for a home brewed beer, the renowned Bia Hoi.
Take a four-hour transfer in an air-conditioned mini bus to Ha Long Bay, a beautiful emerald green bay pierced by hundreds of towering lush islets as far as the eye can see. Treasure Junk is a beautiful boat and it takes a different route to the rest of the crowds on the bay – spend your day swimming, kayaking and exploring the bay before sleeping overnight onboard (superior cabin)
Bid farewell to the majestic Halong Bay at about 11.30am and travel back to Hanoi. There will be time for dinner before catching your flight to Da Nang in central Vietnam. You will be driven for 45 minutes in a private vehicle to the beautiful town of Hoi An, where you can enjoy the evening at your leisure. The Essence Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel in the UNESCO heritage listed town (deluxe room with balcony).
Spend your last two days at your leisure in the beautiful town of Hoi An, which is perfect for pottering around, shopping and dining in the town’s many fabulous restaurants. The Essence has free bicycle loans and its own section on the beach in Hoi An equipped with sun loungers, bar and pool so you could easily cycle the 5km to the beach for a day or two – or you could upgrade to a beach hotel.
Enjoy your last morning in the beautiful town of Hoi An. After breakfast your private chauffeur will drive you to Da Nang International Airport and we will fly you back to Hanoi (just a short one-hour flight) so you can catch your flight home.
This itinerary costs from £850 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.
You can get flights from as little as £500 per person return and do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.
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