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- Car with driver
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11 Day Tour: Authentic Luxury in Vietnam for Couples and Families
- Stay in a private beachfront villa with free bicycle use, fully equipped kitchen, and BBQ
- Cycling, rice planting & Fishing experiences with locals
- Free for one child under 12; discounted rates for second child
- Jungle trekking tours and a cruise on Ha Long Bay
Amaze your loved ones with this incredible summer promotion! Travel from June to September and enjoy special rates on this 10-night trip in Vietnam. Stay in luxury hotels, take a bay cruise, and enjoy a private beachfront villa. You will embark on unique excursions and share unforgettable experiences with local farmers and fishmermen on this special tour.
This trip is designed for travelers who are in love with nature, lovely beaches, authentic culture, and want to travel off-the-beaten-path in Vietnam. All the highlights of northern and central Vietnam are covered on this trip, including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoian. Choose your own adventure! Luxury accommodation is included for a seamless trip full of fun and real local experiences. We look forward to traveling with you!
- Accommodation in Double Room at 4- and 5-star hotels/cruises/ecolodges/beach houses as listed, all good locations
- Transfer by modern car (Toyota, Mercedes, Ford)
- Shuttle bus Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi, Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi
- Buffet breakfasts at hotel daily
- Lunch & dinners as described in the program at local restaurants
- Experienced English-speaking guide on excursions
- All entrance fees as described in the program
- Boat trip as described in the program
- Mineral water on bus daily: 2 bottle/pax/day
- Internal tourist insurance
- Handmade gift
- Private 2-bedroom beachfront villa with free use of bicycle, scooter; fully-equipped kitchen and open living room; BBQ
- Free for 1 child under 12-years-old, 80% of adult price for 2nd child under 12
- 1 bottle of wine on Ha Long Cruise
- Visa fees
- Domestic air tickets: Hanoi - Da Nang
- International air tickets
- Visa stamp fees on arrival (25$/person in cash, pay directly at customs in the airport)
- Drinks, personal expenses such as laundry, spa in hotel
- Sunrise fish market ($55/person, free for kid under 12)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Vietnam!
Today you will arrive in Hanoi – Vietnam’s cultural heart that still bears traces of centuries of changes and is known for its peaceful lakes, French-style buildings, old town streets, tree-lined boulevards, and brightly painted temples and pagodas.
Upon arrival, our guide will greet you and take you to your hotel in Hanoi in a private luxury car. The remainder of the day will be all yours to stroll around the Old Quarter of Hanoi and its raucous streets full of traditional vendors and artisans.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Arrive in the Tranquil Paradise of Nam Cang Village
Early this morning, you will be picked up at your Hanoi hotel for a nearly 5-hour transfer to Nam Cang village.
Upon arrival, trek through the village, cross a private bridge, and check into your private room in the comfortable Nam Cang Riverside Lodge.
Lunch will be served at the lodge, followed by free time in the afternoon. Go for a swim in the river beside the lodge, or relax in an herbal bath, scented by herbs hand picked by your host in the jungle located just behind the house (book in advance).
Dinner will be served on the big wooden table or on the terrace overlooking the river.
Explore the Stunning Nature that Surrounds
Wake up this morning to the sound of birds singing and open your balcony door to an amazing view. Enjoy your breakfast while looking out over the stunning landscape.
After breakfast, hike through the jungle and explore the beautiful nature. En route, you may encounter locals walking barefoot. The higher you go, the more you will be inspired by the magnificent scenery. On the way back, visit one of the small houses of the Red Dao community, whose people are very poor and live just outside the forest. Now, the forest opens up to a great view into the valley, a big stream, and several forest-covered hilltops.
Back at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, take a swim in the river before lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a private transfer to the Topas Ecolodge. From your bungalow’s balcony, enjoy an aerial view over the mountainous area where you have just been.
Soak up the Tranquil Ambiance of Vietnam
The morning is yours to spend at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax at the lodge or borrow high-quality mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration of the surrounding area. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town, or book a half day tour to explore the highest peak of Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (3.143m) by the newly launched cable car. Finally, make sure to book a treatment in the lodge’s newly opened hilltop spa. In the mid-afternoon, depart Topas Ecolodge and return to your hotel in Hanoi.
Set off on a Halong Bay Cruise
You will be greeted at your hotel and driven to the ferry terminal this morning. Board the Heritage Cruise boat and enjoy a welcome drink as you receive a cruise briefing and safety instructions, then check into your suite.
Cruise to Da Chong islet, where you will see a lighthouse built by the French more than 100 years ago. After lunch, cruise to Gia Luan Lagoon where limestone karst formations rise out of the sea.
Continue to Ba Trai Dao or Three Peach beaches in Lan Ha Bay, a natural frontier between the provinces of Halong and Haiphong. This secret hideaway has beaches, caves and coves, plus the spectacular natural beauty of about 400 islands. You can go kayaking or swim in the bay's clear waters.
Later, enjoy afternoon tea on board the boat, a wine tasting, a Vietnamese cooking class, or simply relax with a sunset cocktail before dinner.
Journey to Hoi An
Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. Then, take the bamboo boats to explore the Dark and Bright Cave before returning to the boat for check-out.
Enjoy brunch while cruising back to harbor. Upon arrival, relax in the lounge while you wait for your land transportation to arrive. You will then be transferred to the airport for a flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival, your driver will take you to your hotel in the center of Hoi An. In the evening, enjoy free time to stroll around the lovely town strung with colorful lanterns. You may want to ride a sampan boat along the Thu Bon river.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Experience Local Life in the Vietnam Countryside
An opportunity to get an up-close view of local life is on the agenda for today. The rice planting and fishing tour will introduce you to Vietnam's wonderful culture of rice cultivation and traditional fishing.
Your adventure begins with a bicycle ride to a local farm. Here you will have the chance to join a local family in the rice field. You will learn about rice planting, flooding the field, grinding rice, and pounding rice. Then, continue on to a local fishing village and join the local fishermen on board their boat.
Later, ride a basket boat to a coconut palm forest. Learn how to fold origami from water coconut leaves, then take a jungle walk, join a mock battle and attack each other with mud, and sing folk songs in the boat on your way back to your private beach house.
Explore the Local Village and Relax at the Private Beach
Today is for beach leisure time on a stunning private beach. You can prepare breakfast in your private beach house with provided food (bread, jam, eggs, bacon, milk, fruits, coffee, tea, instant noodles).
Take some time today to explore the lovely fishing village on your own. Tam Thanh is well-known as a colorful village because the town’s walls showcase the history and livelihood of the local people as painted by professional Korean artists as part of a community improvement project. You can use the beach house bicycles for a ride around the village.
You can also visit the morning seafood market where you can buy freshly caught crab, squid, sardines, anchovies, shrimp, cod, tuna and a myriad of other local delights to bring home and grill on your outdoor BBQ.
Witness Prime Time at the Fish Market
Today, join the optional "Sunrise Fish Market Tour." ($55/person, free for children under 12). As the sun rises, the local Hoi An fishermen are returning home with their catch after a long night fishing in the Cua Dai Sea. With fishing skills handed down from father to son, their boats are laden with a wide variety of fish, crabs, shrimps and shellfish from the Cua Dai Sea. Meanwhile, the fishermen’s wives are waiting at the dock to receive the catch and quickly offer it fresh for sale at the nearby bustling Hoi An market. This is a daily ritual in the life of the Hoi An fishing families.
After this unique experience, head back to your beach house to enjoy the beach and a grilled lunch of freshly caught seafood.
Enjoy Your Luxurious Beach House and Private Beach
Today is for relaxing on the beach. The untouched white sand beach and the unique environment surrounding the beach house offers exquisite relaxation in a warm, tropical setting. Enjoy the day on the beach, walk along the long sandy stretch, swim in turquoise waters, or cycle into town and enjoy a quiet cafe.
Your beach house is equipped with a full kitchen and living room with commanding views of the sea. Take advantage of this luxurious setting and spend quality time cooking and relaxing with your family.
So Long, Vietnam!
Enjoy your last moments in Vietnam before heading to the airport to board your flight back to your home-sweet-home. This trip has reached its end, but your discovery of the beautiful country of Vietnam is just beginning, with many more trips that will show you its expansive greatness and create just as many wonderful new memories for you. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!