Day 1 Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival at Hanoi airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll in the evening to the nearby Ly Thai To Square, near Hoam Kiem Lake, where local families gather and children play.
Day 2 Family City Tour (B)
Visit the Temple of Literature, the gardens of the Presidential palace, the big Reunification Park and its outdoor games for kids, a local market, and perhaps take a cyclo tour. In the afternoon meet some local people who preserve the ancestral art of paper mask making and you can make a mask to take home. Stop for some ice cream, then watch a water puppet show. Evening at leisure.
Day 3 Hanoi to Suoi Mu (BLD)
Drive towards the Tam Diep mountain range and arrive at Ngoc Son Ngo Luong nature reserve. Visit a family of Muong ethnic people in their lovely lodge. They will host you for two nights and be your guides to discover their wonderful natural and cultural heritage.
Day 4 Thac Mu Waterfall (BLD)
A full day to explore the reserve. Walk along the trails and reach a very high waterfall and perhaps enjoy a swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot. Return to the lodge and perhaps enjoy a volleyball game with the children of the village.
Day 5 Suoi Mu to Ninh Binh (BL)
Depart for a less travelled area called Mount Tuong. After lunch hop on an ox cart for a short ride around the area of the Red River Delta. Later take a sampan ride across 3 caves to the most scenic valley of the region. Continue by car to Ninh Binh.
Day 6 Ninh Binh to Halong Bay (BLD)
Drive across the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. Embark a wooden junk for an overnight cruise in the legendary seascape of Halong Bay. After lunch you will have the chance to relax and enjoy the scenery and perhaps try some kayaking. Enjoy a cooking demonstration before dinner.
Day 7 Halong Bay to Hoi An (B Brunch)
Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. Transfer to Hanoi to fly to Danang. Transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8 Hoi An Farm and Fishing Tour (BL)
Start the day with a leisurely cycle ride along country roads perhaps seeing water buffalo in the rice paddies or ducks swimming or farmers tending their crops. Later board your boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. This tour provides you with a cultural insight into the ways of life of both farming and fishing communities.
Day 9 Hoi An free day (B)
Free day at leisure in Hoi An.
Day 10 Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Free time until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City Tour (BL)
Start the day with a visit to the colourful flower market before entering the FITO traditional museum. Visit Ben Thanh Market then at lunchtime enjoy a street food tour, meeting the chefs and tasting their art. After lunch, visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Post Office, a classic French colonial structure.
Day 12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Land only from £1495 per adult, £1330 per child.
(Based on a family of 2 adults and 1 child sharing a room.) Pricing for other combinations on request.
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.
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- Accommodation based on twin share at 4★ hotels
- Tours and meals as stated.
International flights can be arranged, further details and prices on request.