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Riviera Travel Vietnam & Ha Long Bay Cruise with Da Nang Beach Stay

Riviera Travel Vietnam & Ha Long Bay Cruise with Da Nang Beach Stay

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North Vietnam promises historic pagodas and temples, charming small cities and white sandy beaches. Journey back through time in Hanoi’s Old Town, where the intoxicating colours and aromas of its street markets assault the sense. Journey through the misty mountains and rice paddies of the northern lands and glide past an array of limestone karsts on a Ha Long Bay cruise, before relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Da Nang. This holiday is an ideal introduction to the ancient Vietnamese culture for a traveller who loves stunning natural landscapes, rich history and flavourful cuisine.

– 9 nights in 3, 4 and 5-star accommodation
– 2 nights small ship cruise
– Daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
– 12 guided tours and visits
– 4-night beach stay
– Expert Tour Manager & driver guides
– All local accommodation taxes
– Return flights & transfers (inc. taxes)
– Checked Luggage

– Take a scenic paddle in a sampan
– Enjoy a 2 night Ha Long Bay cruise on a luxury ship
– Uncover the beauty of the Mai Chau district

Day 1 – Departure

Take your overnight flight to Vietnam, arriving in Hanoi

Day 2 – Hanoi

Check into the hotel and enjoy some rest before taking a walk around Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old District and its colourful Hang Quat street. The day also offers an optional visit to Hoa Lo prison, built by the French in the late 1800s. The museum here details the experiences of prisoners of war.

Day 3 – Hanoi

Continue touring the city, seeing the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. During the day, there’s an option to visit one of the city’s museums, including the National Fine Arts Museum or the Women’s Museum. Also available is a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which explores the diverse ethnic groups living in the country. In the evening, enjoy a traditional water puppet show.

Day 4 – Mai Chau

Depart early in the morning and drive through the picturesque countryside to Mai Chu, where you’ll explore the villages of Lac and Pom Coong, observing the local way of life.

Day 5 – Mai Chau

Explore the area in more depth as you drive through villages, seeing markets and rice paddies.

Day 6 – Journey to Ninh Binh

Head into the Hoa Lu Valley and visit the temple of King Dinh, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Stop in dry Ha Long Bay for a scenic ride in a sampan, admiring the dramatic limestone rock formations as you go

Day 7 – Ha Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay Cruise

Journey to Ha Long Bay for a 2 night cruise. Board the cruise ship and enjoy welcome drinks and lunch while you sail to the southwest of the bay. Glide through Cua Van Floating Cultural Centre before continuing towards Bai Tu Long Bay. On board the ship, enjoy dinner and spend the evening as you please.

Day 8 – Ha Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay Cruise

Explore Cat Ba Island by bike, visiting the village of Viet Hai, which you’ll explore with a guide and learn about two community projects. Enjoy lunch onboard the ship before visiting Trinh Nu Cave, where you can take a swim or sunbathe on the beach.

Day 9 – Fly to Da Nang

In the early morning, explore Sung Sot Cave and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony before disembarking and flying to Da Nang.

Days 10-12 – Free days in Da Nang

Spend 4 nights in Da Nang, a laid-back coastal city. During this time, there’s a number of optional excursions including a visit to Hue, or a day of touring Da Nang and Hoi An. There’s also an option to visit Tra Que Village to gain an insight of rural life.

Day 13 – Return flight

Transfer to the airport for your return flight via Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 14 – Arrive home

Arrive back in the UK

Melia Hotel, Hanoi – 5*

The five-star Melia Hanoi is one of the city’s premier hotels and its two high-rise towers offer outstanding panoramic views of the city’s parks, lakes, tree-lined avenues and the crowded, crooked alleys of the old quarter. There’s a huge colourful and bustling lobby, an outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre and beauty salon.

Mai Chau Eco Lodge

With a backdrop of mountains and paddy fields, this simply furnished eco-lodge features modern rooms and suites with views and free WIFI. It has a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and in-house spa facilities with complimentary WIFI in public areas.

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort – 4*

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, and gardens. There’s also a bar and two restaurants which serve Vietnamese, Asian and international cuisine.

Au Co Cruise Ship

Taking its name from the legendary goddess, considered the Great Mother of Vietnam, Au Co is our luxury cruise ship during a 3-day, 2-night trip around Ha Long Bay.

The ship’s recently refurbished interior is a beautiful fusion of Western and Eastern styles, offering contemporary amenities while holding onto its oriental ambience.

Furama Resort, Da Nang – 5*

The hotel features world-class facilities like a fitness centre, pools, sauna, stream rooms and spa offering wellness treatments. Enjoy a wide range of culinary choices from one for the five dining outlets, offering a mixture of the authentic and locally inspired Vietnamese dishes to Asian, Italian and other European cuisine.

Fact File
• Currencies: Dong
• Flight time: Approx. 11 hrs 30 mins to 13 hrs 10 mins
• Languages: Vietnamese
• Time zone: GMT+7

There is a fair amount of walking involved throughout this tour, and as many places we visit as part of this itinerary are in national parks and historical areas, we cannot expect or guarantee the terrain to be flat and even. Whilst this should not pose any difficulty for clients who are in good health, please consider any mobility requirements personal to yourself.

Transfer Times
Arrival: Noi Bai airport to Hanoi: 1 hour
Departure: Da Nang to Da Nang airport: 20 minutes

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