DAY 1 HANOI ARRIVAL – VIP FAST TRACK MEET AND GREET
Welcome to Vietnam, upon arrival to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcome by our representative holding a sign with your name and our company logo on it. Our representative will guide you through fast-track security and visa services. After obtaining your visa and collected your luggage, will lead the way to your awaiting guide and driver. You will be privately transferred to your luxury accommodations by our professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Stay right in the heart of the city next to the central Hoan Kiem lake, with the fascinating Old Quarter right at your fingertips, you can easily explore the city at your own pace.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 2 HA NOI CITY TOUR – LUNCH WITH MUSICIAN (B/L) GUIDE
Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. Today you will have chance to see the beauty of both architectures and cultures in the capital city.
After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and we start the day by meeting musician Pham Chi Khanh, a famous traditional Vietnamese stringed instrument maker and player, who has been applying his passion in traditional Vietnamese music for nearly 40 years. He became very talented with Vietnamese long zither since 10 years old and now spreading his passion to his daughter, who is an instructor at Vietnam National Academy of Music. Having lunch with his family and enjoy a performance of him and his daughter.
In the afternoon, the tour guide will take you to the key historic attraction of the city such as Hoan Kiem Lake; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Hanoi Temple of Literature - a rare example of Vietnamese architecture back to the 11thCentury.
Then your guide and private driver will accompany you back to your hotel, or if you prefer to enjoy dinner at your pace in the Old Quarter and soak up the atmosphere, you can make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 3 TRAVEL TO DRAGON BAY (B/L/D) PRIVATE CAR, NO GUIDE
(Schedule can be changed without any notice based on the availability of cruise)
09:00 – 09:30: Your air-conditioned transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong at approximately 11:30am.
12:00: You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Era Cruise. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our friendly and professional crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedure session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. We encourage you to explore our luxuriously-appointed ship then watch the magical landscape cruise past.
13:15: A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. You will be enchanted when decadently dining on our luxury junk, our lavish interpretation of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Life just doesn’t get better than this! We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay, passing Da Chong islet where you can see an ancient lighthouse built by the French over a century ago.
15:00: The final part of the cruise takes us through the Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (part of Halong Bay). The 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are stunning with their pristine, snow-white beaches. You can explore Ba Trai Dao beach or Tra Bau area via kayaks or immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters.
17:00: It’s time to return to your lavish liner and cruise to your evening accommodation.
17:30 – 18:30: Who doesn’t love happy hour? We offer an extensive drinks list including special offers such as two for one drinks.
18:00: Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process.
19:15: You can spoil yourself with a unique Signature Dinner in our distinctive restaurant.
20:45 - 12:00: It is now time to relax with an exotic cocktail and drink in the evening landscape. Our bar offers a wide range of wine, beer and liqueurs and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day sailing on the Bay. You can order an indulgent spa service, watch movies, go squid ﬁshing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky.
Overnight on board.
DAY 4 WAKE UP ON THE DRAGON BAY (B/L) PRIVATE CAR, NO GUIDE
06:30: The morning is the best time of the day on Lan Ha Bay. You might like to head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions or relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice to watch the stunning scenery unfold before you.
07:00: A light breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee will be served in our restaurant.
7:30 - 9:15: The final stage of your trip is to be taken through the mysterious caves and amongst the remote islets via local rowing boats. The breath-taking beauty of this World Heritage region will certainly impress you. Following this, you will journey back to the main ship.
09:30: It’s time to check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a ﬁnal early brunch and a last farewell from our crew at 11:30, you will board our transfer boat and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.
12:10-12:30: Now you can board the luxury van and return to Hanoi.
Leisure time in Ha Noi.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 5 TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO HOI AN - FLIGHT INCLUDED , GUIDE
Having healthy breakfast, check out hotel. Meet your guide and transfer to the airport and take flight to Danang.
From Danang airport the driver will pick you up and transfer to Hoi An. Have free time walking and discovering Hoi An town - the lantern town.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 6 ONE DAY BEING A LOCAL FARMER (B/L) GUIDE
You will enjoy a wide range of experiences - from learning traditional fishing techniques, experiencing the local cultural folk music of local fishermen to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war.
On this tour, we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of the ages.
We kick start to Phuoc Hai - Cua Dai Fishing Village. Learn about local daily fishing life when walking throughout the fishing village. Board boat cruise and commence cruising on CỬA ĐẠI River, Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy the hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing
Then we arrive at the BẢY MẪU 7 hectares water coconut forest at Cẩm Thanh Village. Hearing about the past war story before exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides. Enjoy THUNG CHAI basket boat demonstration by our crews.
Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in a basket boat racing for fun and learn how to make origami creations from reeds of palm leaves such as grasshopper, birds, ring, sunglass, bracelets….etc
Back on-board, enjoy lunch and a cold beer or soft drink before returning your hotel.
Back to hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7 HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B) NO GUIDE
Enjoy leisure day in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 8: TRAVEL FROM HOI AN TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B) GUIDE
Have free time before transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh city This city has amazing bustling streets, fantastic restaurants and thriving trees making it perfect for days of sightseeing, afternoon shopping and evening interaction enjoying a sunset drink at a rooftop bar or on a cruise over Saigon River.
Leisure time discover this bustling city.
Accommodate at the hotel
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 9: DISCOVER THE VIBRANT CITY BY JEEP TOUR (B) GUIDE
Have breakfast at hotel.
Jeep pick you up at hotel and begin the city tour.
First stop on your tour Jeep will take you go to visit the Independence Palace/ the Reunification Palace. The palace is symbolic of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when the North Vietnamese Army tank number 843 crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
Next, you will admire the Museum of American War Crimes/ the War Remnants Museum is the most popular museum of Ho Chi Minh City. It gathers a collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam’s wars.
After the Museum, you will see Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office are the two of the best highlights of old Saigon architecture, and are located next to each other and right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
Next, we stopped by a factory of Vietnamese handicrafts that gives opportunities to handicapped people to be productive and earn for their family. The area further showcased just how artistic and creative Vietnamese are. We observed just how materials like egg shells, sea shells and sands were intricately made into exquisite living room display pieces.
And then, Jeep will take you visit some famous road in Saigon as Dong Khoi street, Nguyen Hue strt. Jeep go ahead to visit to Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in District 1, where your guide can help you barter for goods. And then, Jeep go to Bui Vien street and go back your hotel .
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 10 TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B) EXTEND WITH CAMBODIA – FLY TO SIEM REAP – FLIGHT INCLUDED, GUIDE
Breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will take you to the airport to take flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Arrival in Siem Reap, meet tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check in, free at your at your leisure time.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 11 SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOUR (B) GUIDE
Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 12 TONLE SAP LAKE - SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. and transfer to the airport for flight departure.