To match Northern Vietnam’s undeniable charm, one has to travel in style. This five day Vietnam tour is filled with posh touches- from cruising Halong Bay aboard a classic steamship to indulging in lake front views from the elegant Intercontinental Hotel Hanoi.
Starting in Hanoi you will discover the contrasts of ancient charming colonialism, Vietnamese traditions and modern Asian society. Spend a full day touring the capital city and experience this wonderful combination yourself. Experience the sights and sounds of Hanoi's Old Quarter as you ride on a local cyclo and spend an afternoon browsing art galleries, silk shops or enjoying lakeside drinks.
What is a North Vietnam luxury tour without a Halong Bay experience? This is also where you will spend the night! All aboard the Emeraude, a luxurious ship evocative of the French Indochina era. Sail past the Bay's breathtaking limestone formations, dine on delicious, fresh seafood, kayak along the turquoise waters, and watch the sun set from the spacious sundeck.
Breathe in the soothing morning air a sunrise Tai Chi class as the boat makes its way back to the harbor. On the drive back to Hanoi, visit a small village in the Red River Delta to watch a captivating water puppet performance by marionette masters whose families have been practicing this cherished art form for generations. Crafted in the spirit of discovery and appreciation to capture the true essence of Northern Vietnam, this indulgent journey pampers guests with stays in luxurious hotels and unique touches from Luxury Travel.
Day 01: Arrival Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi at the Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, one of the capital's most luxurious properties. Situated over Hanoi's atmospheric West Lake, this stylish hotel blends contemporary chic with impeccable service. The evening is free to relax, soothe tired muscle with a relaxing massage or indulge in a delicious gourmet meal. Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel Hanoi.
Day 02: Hanoi (B) Today discover the famous monuments and hidden gems of Hanoi starting with a visit to the former house of Ho Chi Minh and his mausoleum. Continue to the enigmatic wooden One Pillar Pagoda before stepping back in time as you walk through the peaceful Temple of Literature with its well preserved architecture. Then travel by cyclo through the bustling area of the Old Quarter. This afternoon is free to discover the art galleries, cafes or local markets at your leisure. In the evening, you'll enjoy water puppets show. Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel Hanoi.
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong (Emeraude Classic Cruises) (B,L,D) Travel east through the scenic rice fields and rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. Board the Emeraude for your overnight cruise, a luxurious boat reminiscent of the French Indochina era. Feast on scrumptious fresh seafood, swim or kayak through emerald waters and enjoy the views as you coast past limestone karts and hidden caves. As the sun sets, sip a cocktail and enjoy a screening of the moving 'Indochine' or retire to your elegant cabin for a good night's sleep. Overnight aboard The Emeraude, Halong Bay.
Day 04: Halong - Hanoi (B) Participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply watch the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or juice before setting out to a near- by cave by row boat. Watch for monkeys high on the cliff tops. After the cave trip you return back to the junk, and have breakfast, while sailing around Bay Tu Long bay where the movie "Indochine" was filmed. Your cruise will end at noon and you will be met by your guide & driver for the trip back to Hanoi. Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel Hanoi.
Day 05: Hanoi Departure (B) Enjoy breakfast at the Intercontinental and this morning at leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight
Our Hanoi and Hallong in Style & Luxury Vietnam tour rates Include: - 3 nights accommodation in selected hotels including daily breakfast - 01 night on luxury cruise Emeraude in Halong Bay - Round-trip airport transfers by air conditioned vehicle with English speaking guide - Round-trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi transfers by air conditioned vehicle with driver only. - Half day tour on day 2 with English speaking guide.
Our Hanoi and Hallong in Style & Luxury Vietnam tour rates do not Include: - Other meals than mentioned - Other services than mentioned - International and Domestic Flights - Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature - Tips for guides and drivers, Travel insurance
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