Discover posh Style Vietnam on this elegantly crafted itinerary that features an elegant spin on the cities, the sceneries, and the sands of this dazzling corner of Southeast Asia. From the buzzing center of Hanoi head to the outskirt, let’s wander around the street. Continue your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi, to meet a Vietnam veteran and listen to his story about the Vietnam war time. Besides, you will have a chance to help a local family harvest tea leaves. Also, know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make Vietnam’s traditional tea.
Then to the east, explore Halong Bay meandering between jagged limestone karsts, and venturing into hidden caves. Stop at floating fishing villages while enjoying the leisurely pace of life on the water. Early risers might start the day with a Tai Chi class when the sun rises over the bay and the sound of sea birds fills the air.
Moreover, continue the Style Vietnam tour, let’s travel to the central of Vietnam. Discover the great Imperial Citadel of the Nguyen Emperors, set on the banks of the Perfume River. While Hue is one of Vietnam’s most historically significant cities, Hoi An is one of the most appealing places in the country. Sample the town’s famous cuisine and find your favorite spot for Vietnamese coffee or have your clothes tailored within 24 hours at the colorful shops and markets. Finish off your tour at a southern paradise – Phu Quoc Island. Despite being a popular tourist spot, this island remains relatively undeveloped and is perfect for a few blissful days of relaxation away from the crowds.
Departure/Return LocationHanoi / Ho Chi Minh City
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DAY 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL – GUIDE WELCOME
Your trip begins with your arrival in Vietnam. Your tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check in to the hotel and get over the jet lag.
After enjoying the first day by yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 2: HA NOI – BA VI ECO TOUR – HARVESTING TEA LEAVES - CYCLING THROUGH PADDLE FIELD (B/L)
08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours of driving, you will arrive at Mr. Duoc’s house, where you will enjoy a welcome drink.
10:00 – Visit the Tea Plantation in Ri Village. This is a green and peaceful place, where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the village. This Tea Plantation plays an important role in providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. You will have a chance to help a local family harvest tea leaves, and you be shown how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage as Vietnam's traditional tea.
Mr. Duoc is a veteran of the Vietnam War and is the owner of a large tea farm. He is also an expert on handling raw tea leaves and he will show you the process required to provide an exceptional tea product. You will have a great time listening to Mr. Duoc’s stories about his life, and his experiences during the war. Then, you will enjoy some great tea along with green lentils or lotus seeds, also grown by his family.
11:15 – Driving about 10 minutes to visit another host family in Moc Village where you will enjoy a fun cooking class by Mrs. Chin. She will show you how to cook Vietnamese food, and you will have some time to enjoy lunch with the food you helped cook!
13:45 – After lunch, you have time to walk (or bicycle) around the village to explore the local culture and visit the local workshops. You can learn how to make tofu, make the traditional conical hat in Vietnam, unshell rice, and maybe see the workshop of a local worker who, for 70 years has made and fixed all the farming tools in the village.
15:00 – You have to enjoy a 1-hour cycling tour through the beautiful rice fields and the villages. You can witness the daily life of local people and interact with them. Mr. Chau is your next host, who will welcome you with fresh mint lemon juice, with all ingredients freshly picked from his garden. After, you can enjoy a traditional foot soak in warm water with herbs, following the traditional recipes of the Muong ethnic minority. This will relay you (and your feet!) after cycling around the village.
Your afternoon will end with a boat trip down the Da River on which you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and explore the local life along the riverside.
Time to bid farewell to your host family and get back to Ha Noi.Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 3: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY – KAYAKING – COOKING CLASS (B/L/D) BY LIMOUSINE BUS
8:20 – 8:45 Pick-up time, our limousine bus will pick you up from the hotel, then we will shortly arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf by the expressway after 2,5 hours of driving.
11:30 – 12:00: Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf – transfer by small boat to Serenity Cruises.
She anchors far from crowded and touristy areas in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets.
12:15 – 12:30 Embark on Serenity Cruises
Warmly welcome to Serenity Cruises! While enjoying a welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver a cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that, you will check in your cabin.
13:00 Enjoy fabulous lunch
Fabulous lunch is served while Serenity Cruises starts her sails into magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quieter and less touristy. She will pass the famous Finger Islet, Frog Islet, and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:00 Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long bay hit the green emerald water for kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
Option 1: Serenity Cruises reaches Dau Be Island, one of the most beautiful islands located in the South East of Halong bay. It is time to discover Halong bay yourselves with your travel buddy on sharing kayak. Go explore the beauty of nature in the hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hanging down from the cave ceiling. This activity might depend on the tide level of the bay. In case the tide level is too high or too low, we will do kayaking in Dark Cave, and Bright Cave areas. There is a stop for those who wish to swim and go snorkeling in the lush green water.
Option 2: On the days of too high tide (usually seasonal), Serenity Cruises will take you to visit the giant fish and the floating village. We will do kayaking in the water body that embraces one of the most beautiful floating villages of the bay. While kayaking, you will have opportunities to learn more about another typical value of the region: the daily life of local fishermen. You will also have a brief look at the geology of the karst mountains that beautify the surroundings.
Our cruise manager/tour guide will inform you which option we will follow based on their experience and weather conditions.
17:00 Cooking demonstration
Back to Serenity Cruises and relax on the cruise. Enjoy our Happy Hour Deal in all bars on a cruise. On board, you may join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew. Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight.
19:00 Savor deluxe Dinner Set Menu
After the incredible dinner, take your leisure time to chat at the bar, watch movies in the restaurant, and enjoy a spa treatment.Overnight on board.
DAY 4: TAI CHI/ YOGA SESSION – BIKING IN VIET HAI VILLAGE - HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B/L)
6:00 Sunrise Tai-chi/Yoga session sundeck
Be an early bird for a photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
6:30 Have a light breakfast
Serenity Cruises continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee, and a light breakfast are served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
7:15 Visit Viet Hai village
Our crew will take you to Viet Hai, a small village located amid jungles, covered by the high mountains range of Cat Ba National Park. Spending around 30 minutes biking along, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere and charming scenery of a typical village in the North of Vietnam.
9:15 Return to Serenity Cruises
You will have some time for fresh relaxation on the cruise then spend a few minutes to settle your bill and check out from 9.15-10.00 am.
10:00 Taste delightful lunch
During the time well-prepared lunch is served, Serenity Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the harbor.
12:15 – 12:45 Disembark Serenity Cruises and farewell the crew
13:00 – 13:15 Travel back to Hanoi by bus
Bus transfer service from Halong to Hanoi is available for booking in advance.
15:30 - 16:00: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, end of an unforgettable trip.Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO HUE – GUIDE (B) FLIGHT INCLUDED
Have breakfast at the hotel, have some free leisure time until there will be a tour guide to transfer you to the airport, and be ready for the next flight to Hue.
Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the resort.
Get check-in to the gorgeous accommodation.Overnight in Hue.
DAY 6: HUE CITY TOUR (B/L)
In the morning, you can enjoy freely yoga class / Tai chi class with the complementary program at the hotel:
Tai Chi 7:00am – 7:30am daily Vinyasa yoga 7:30 – 8:30am Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun Hatha yoga 7:30 – 8:30am Tues/Thu/Sat After breakfast, we start the day by visiting the ancient capital.
In the morning:
09:00 Our car and your guide will pick you up at your resort.
Take a visit to Thien Mu pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) – the oldest pagoda in Hue city.
9.30 am: Visit The Citadel – Imperial city is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.
After the Citadel, our car will take you to Dong Ba market – the busiest market in Hue with various kinds of foods and goods. Here you can see how the local people buy and sell things and this is also a chance for you to buy souvenirs for your friends and family.
Midnight: Lunch at a local Restaurant. Take a rest before continuing the trip to visit the tombs.
In the afternoon:
At about 1.30 pm: Visit Khai Dinh Tomb – which is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture
3.00 pm: Visit Minh Mang Tomb – considered the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the natural surroundings.
04:30 pm: Drop you off at your hotel/stay in Hue city center.
Finish the Hue tour.Overnight in Hue.
DAY 7: HUE – TRANSFER TO HOI AN (B)
Have leisure time and enjoy breakfast in the resort.
At 12.00, finish check-out formalities, and our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hoi An.
Free time on your own.Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 8: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)
Enjoy a healthy breakfast.
It’s time for a leisure day. You can walk down the street and explore the beauty of Hoi An or just leisure in the resort, which offers you many types of wellness & spa treatment.
60 minute Spa treatment for maximum 2 adults per room per night stay at My Chi Wellness & Spa: - Unlimited Sauna and steam - Complimentary shuttle bus transfer to An Bang beach (4 times/ day) - Complimentary bicycle - Daily Yoga class (7 - 8:30 AM); Tai Chi at 4 PM - Swimming, free wifi, internet, gym fitness,…. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 9: HOI AN – FLY TO PHU QUOC - GUIDE (B) FLIGHT INCLUDED
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have free time before the car with a tour guide to transfer you to the airport to take the flight to Phu Quoc, one of the top beaches in Vietnam. Free on your own to explore Phu Quoc: Fringed with white-sand beaches and with large tracts still cloaked in a dense tropical jungle, it rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western ex-pats and sun-seeking tourists. Beyond the resorts lining Long Beach, rapid development beginning on the east coast, and mega resorts in sight of Sao Beach, there's still ample room for exploration and escaping the sometimes littered waters. Dive the reefs, kayak in the bays, eat up the back-road kilometers on a motorbike, or just lounge on the beach, followed by a massage and a fresh seafood dinner.Overnight in Phu Quoc.
DAY 10 : PHU QUOC LEISURE DAY (B)
DAY 11: PHU QUOC LEISURE DAY (B)
DAY 12 : PHU QUOC LEISURE DAY (B)
DAY 13: PHU QUOC DEPARTURE - GUIDE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home.