Day 01: Hanoi (L,D)
Vietnam's capital city of wide tree lined boulevards with its tranquil lakes and colonial villas has a more sedate pace than the frantic pace of Saigon. The capital has many cultural and historic sites which include the grand and solemn mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, The beautiful temple of literature compound and One Pillar Pagoda founded in 1049. This is a city that offers something for everyone. On arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport, your guide will greet you and transfer you to the legendary Sofitel Metropole Hotel. Standing proud as one of the most storied and opulent of Vietnamese hotels, the Metropole has played host to many celebrities and dignitaries, including Charlie Chaplin.
Lunch will be served at Wild Lotus Restaurant, at the restored art decor villa that serves fine contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, an experience not to be missed whilst visiting the city.
After lunch the discovery starts with a trip through Hanoi's Old Quarter via Vietnams signature mode of transport the cyclo . The tour takes you trough the streets whilst also visiting some of the historic sites like The Temple of Literature the first university in Vietnam ,all the time you will be experiencing the sights and smells of the city. To end the day there will be dinner at the Club de l’Oriental - Vietnamese Cuisine
Day 02: Hanoi (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the Metropole hotel . Morning to relax and enjoy the many charms that this city has to offer from the many boutique shops or simply taking a coffee at one of the charming street side coffee shop and watching the world go by. There is also the many of small art galleries that line many of the boulevards of the city. Or for those who would refer visiting some of the many museums that the city has to offer then there is history Museum
Lunch at the Seasons of Hanoi Restaurant one of the finest examples of traditional cuisine in Vietnam set in a restored Colonial villa that keeps its bygone era charm.
Any visit would not be complete without a spa treatment that is part of lives of nearly all Vietnamese in one of the cities chic spa that over looks the Hoan Kim Lake. Qt Spa offers the very best of oriental techniques with Western standard of comfort.
Enjoy dinner in one of Hanoi's best restaurant, Madame Hien which serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a traditional villa setting. Dinner at the La Verticale, where Chef Corlou brings sophistication to the old world charm of Vietnamese cuisine.
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong (B,L,D)
Halong Bay is one of the wonders of the world with over 1,500 km2 and 3,000 islets. Many tales have been woven about the creation of Halong Bay, or Bay of Descending Dragon. Folk law describes that, the Bay's islands and islets were created when dragons, sent by gods, spat jewels and jade into the area to protect the people of Vietnam from invaders.
Transfer to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay by car . Board a deluxe junk, touching a luxury junk cruise experience, with its design based on the Ancient Chinese Sail-Boat Style, perfectly built by wood, stone and bronze in harmony between tradition and luxury. The junk is composed of a fully-equipped dinning room, a deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom, sunbathing and relaxing area, a professional kitchen, for an intimate cruise through the Emerald green waters of one of the wonder of the world
Lunch will be on board the junk . Cruise through Halong Bay . A private dinner on one of the beaches of the limestone islands that make up Halong Bay. That will leave you with fond memories and breathe taking views. Overnight onboard a junk boat.
Day 04: Halong - Hanoi (B)
Breakfast on board your junk while cruising the bay. Transfer back to Hanoi for flight out.
Our Northern Treasures Vietnam Tour tariffs Include:
- Accommodation at selected hotels mentioned
- Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned Luxurious vehicle with a professional
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees, and any activities for mentioned visits
- Private use of a junk with Full Board
Our Northern Treasures Vietnam Tour tariffs do not Include:
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Special offer: Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
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