Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival
You are welcomed by our local guide and transferred to the Hanoi city center , Check in the hotel, free time
Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour (B,L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Take 01 hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to enjoy the soul and sound of Hanoi.
Day 3 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B,L)
In the morning, depart for for Trang An . On arrival after 2 hours walking around to see the beautiful landscape and temple
After lunch drive to Tam Coc which is surnamed "Inland Halong Bay". We take a boat trip on a river through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the grottoes of Tam Coc.
16h00 : Transfer to Emeralda Resort and Spa, check in and free time
Day 4 : Ninh Binh (B,L)
After breakfast : Drive to Van Long Natural Reserve . We board a bamboo rowboat for 2 hour rowing along this beautiful wetland of Van Long, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks
Back to the Emeralda Resort. Balance of the day is free time for you to cycle around villages
Day 5 : Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay(B,L,D)
9h00 Depart to Halong Bay, Enjoy the rural landscape to the North Vietnam on the way
12h00 : Arrive in Halong. Boarding Indochina Sails Cruise
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area.
There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10/ per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
21:00 – 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
Day 6 : Halong – Hanoi (B,L)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duration about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
16.00 Arrive Hanoi. Check in the hotel
Day 7 : Hanoi – Quang Binh (B,L)
5h00 : Transfer to Noi Bai Airport for the flight Vn8591 to Quang Binh
8h30 Arrive in Dong Hoi airport in Quang Binh. Transfer to Sunspa Resort . Today you visit Phong Nha, and Paradise Cave located in the most well-preserved remote and mountainous region of Central Vietnam.
Day 8 : Quang Binh (B,L)
After breakfast visit Yen Phu lake, Cha Noi valley and Chuot cave, the Nuoc Mooc Stream is a hot spot to take part in many interesting activities, sports and camping. You spend the whole day in there before coming back to the resort.
Day 9 : Quang Binh – Ho Chi Minh City (B,D)
9h30 Transfer to Dong Hoi Airport for the flight Vn1401 at 11h30 to Ho Chi Minh City
13h00 : Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to the hotel, check in
Vespa tour to discover Saigon through the city on the back of a vintage Vespa
We’ll take you through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market, & visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda. Also, see the must-see landmarks such as the famous Saigon Cathedral & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel. Then get a brief history lesson in front of the Reunification Palace. Depending on the time of day you wish to take the tour, we will end with a dinner at Café Zoom.
Day 10 : Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Free time until transfer to the airport for your departure