Hanoi – Halong Bay – Danang & Hoian

 

On this 7 day promotion program, you will discover one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting destinations. Delve into timeless cities in authentic style, travelling the streets of colonial Hanoi by rickshaw and wandering through ancient town of Hoian. Venture further afield to historic Hue, the former imperial capital, and romantic Halong Bay, weaving amid hundreds of towering limestone islands by private boat…

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, take a walk around the center, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Old Quarter. In the evening savor a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel.
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Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Note: The below itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on weather condition.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then set out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Boat Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your private boat. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way, visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the East Sea (Bien Dong). Pass the night on your private junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Luxury Cruise in Halong Bay.
Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Danang.
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn.
A wake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and watch the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for brunch, then take advantage of the sundeck to admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as we navigate back to Halong City. Our driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Noi Bai Airport to catch your flight to Danang.
On arrival to Danang, Another driver is await for you and take you to resort on the beach.
An enticing blend of hip luxury resort and all-inclusive spa, Fusion Maia dedicates itself entirely to the art of tranquility. Each day you are treated to all spa treatments included in the packge. This is a chance to indulge in all therapies such as foot reflexology, massage, scrubs, at no extra cost. The hotel’s unique ‘breakfast anywhere’ concept creates an intimate, boutique feel that encourages easy relaxation.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Fusion Maia Resort.
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Day 5: Danang  Hoian Walking Tour – Boat trip.
After breakfast, meet your guide and driver at the lobby of the resort then travel to Hoian ancient town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. After lunch, take a short boat trip to a nearby island and visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics. Return to the resort in the late afternoon and enjoy a free evening at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Fusion Maia Resort.
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Day 6: Danang – Free at leisure.
Today you are free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Fusion Maia Resort.
Day 7: Danang Departure.
After your breakfast, you are free at your leisure until transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

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