HANOI / HALONG BAY / HUE / HOI ANA
North Central Vietnam tour, Hanoi to Hoi An 8 day is a popular itinerary because we have been received quite a number of request focusing in this area of Vietnam, The trip is start in Hanoi, continue to Halong Bay with an overnight cruise, then following by a few days stay in Hue and Hoi An with some interesting activities.
Welcome to Hanoi, one of the Asia’s most charming city where French colonial elegance meets Asian spirit with attractive spiritual lakes, colourful pagodas and atmospheric little hidden corners. On arrival you will be met by our local tour guide and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax or head out and explore Hanoi’s old quarter, lots of thing to explore.
Day 2- Sightseeing today includes a walking tour through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day’s explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a avourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Spend the evening watching a traditional water puppet show.
Travel to the stunning Halong Bay. Spend the day cruising amongst spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe- inspiring beauty. Spend the night on board a traditional junk boat.
After brunch on board, return to Hanoi around 5 pm. Enjoy a traditional water puppet show before boarding the train (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic standard) on the ‘Reunification Express’ railway line to Hue.
Note: An option to fly from Hanoi to Hue is also available.
Arrive in the morning, meet by our guide and transfer to your hotel for refreshing. After short rest we will be touring on Hue’s imperial citadel. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magni cent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.
Say goodbye to Hue and drive through a scenic Road of Ocean Clouds [Hai Van Pass] to ancient lovely town of Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant’s house, Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.
Day 7 – Tra Que Village: Travel into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.
Enjoy the last minute shopping or just relaxing at your hotel before our departure service transfer you to the Danang airport for the onward flight. Thank you for traveling with us.