On arrival in Hanoi, travellers are collected from the airport and transferred to their hotel; the rest of Day One is spent at leisure. Day Two is spent experiencing life on Halong Bay. Travellers embark on a V’Spirit classic cruise to explore the limestone islands and to see Sung Sot Cave. They may kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area. In the evening there is a sunset party on the sundeck. Day Three begins with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt and a cruise to Titov island. Guests have a chance to explore the bay while passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. Then, they are transferred to Hanoi to re-check in the hotel.
Day Four sees travellers sightseeing Hanoi Old Quarter at their own pace and then catching an overnight train to Da Nang. Arriving in Da Nang on the morning of Day Five, participants are transferred to the ancient city of Hoi An. Day Six is a busy day, taking in a visit to the 4th-century holy site of My Son, a boat trip on Thu Bon river, and an afternoon visit to Kim Bong Carpentry Village.
Day Seven is more low-key, with guests amusing themselves with a leisurely trip around Hoi An before flying to Ho Chi Minh. On Day Eight, tour groups drive to My Tho to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river and view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. The group then heads to Tortoise Islet for lunch in an orchard garden and soon after enjoys a boat ride to An Khanh. Day Nine is spent further exploring Ho Chin Minh City, including the war tunnels of Cu Chi. Guests walk around Ho Chi Minh at their leisure on Day Ten and are then transferred to the airport.
See the full itinerary here.
- Hotels in Hanoi: Hanoi Sky hotel, La Dolce Vita Hotel
Room type: Deluxe double or twin room
- Hotel in Hoi An: Kiman Hotel
Room type: Superior room
- Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City: Signature Saigon Hotel and Ruby River Hotel
- Room type: Superior room