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HA NOI ARRIVAL

Noi Bai Airport - Ha Noi (38km): 40 minutes

Ha Noi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre.

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

HA NOI

This morning be picked up at 08:30 at the hotel for an off-the-beaten-track Ha Noi city tour. Drive pass the historical Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam in 1945. Drops you off at Lenin Garden and enjoy taking an easy walk in a communal space for locals. Proceed to the millenia-old Temple of Literature and explore its role in the country’s past, as both a university and a temple. If interested, music lovers can make a stop at the last courtyard where Vietnamese traditional instruments contribute to an oriental feel. It's time for playing some notes under the guidance of the artists. Towards the end of the tour, embark on a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Later this afternoon, take part in a hands-on cooking class with the charming local Chef. Shop for ingredients at the neighbourhood wet market. Prepare and dine on authentic North Vietnamese cuisine during this afternoon of culinary and cultural discovery. Enjoy the self-made dinner with Chef.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

HA NOI – HA LONG BAY

Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay by seaplane: 60 minutes

This morning, depart the hotel for a 40-minute transfer to Noi Bai Airport then embark on a join-in seaplane at 09:00 (10:00 in winter) for a 60-minute scenic flight to Ha Long Bay. Afterwards, be welcomed with champagne and tropical fruits on a private yacht. Start cruising to the most beautiful middle core of Halong Bay, languidly enjoy the very first impressions of the spectacular scenes established by stunning hundred-year karst limestone formations. Disembark at Viet Hai Village for a leisurely bike trip of 3 km through the pristine Cat Ba National Park. Enjoy lunch.

Tonight enjoy a candle lit dinner in a romantic setting. Take part in squid fishing for an unforgettable moment with loved ones.

Overnight on private luxury yacht.

Remarks: Seaplane service may be subject to change depending on weather conditions. In this case, a Limousine Deluxe car will be an option.

HA LONG BAY – HA NOI / DA NANG – HOI AN

Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi: 60 minutes

Da Nang - Hoi An (30km): 45 minutes

This morning, freshen up for a new day with breakfast served on board while the yacht cruises towards Luon Cave for kayaking. Spend an hour kayaking around the marvellous karst limestone for an intimate discovery of hidden green lagoons. Kayak back to the yacht and get ready to check-out when the boat arrives towards port. Disembark the yacht at Tuan Chau pier then enjoy a join-in seaplane flight back to Hanoi at 12:30. Connect to the onward flight to the next city.

After the short flight arrive at the central port city of Da Nang. On arrival in Da Nang transfer 40-minutes to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years.

Overnight in Hoi An.

HOI AN

At 08:30 today, be transferred from the hotel to meet an aromatherapy expert and begin the journey to explore, listen and heal the inner self.

As a yoga teacher, chemist and qualified aromatherapist with 10 years of experience, the expert will share the story of aromatherapy, essential oils and how to use it as a method to see what the body truly wants. Learn how each smell and oil has a different use and effect on the mind and body.

Immerse in the peaceful atmosphere of this cozy and lovely workshop and get a chance to creature a personal mix, a ‘one-of-a-kind’, essential oil.

At 11:30 be transferred back to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day free at leisure for spa treatment or shopping or simply enjoy couple time.

Overnight in Hoi An.

HOI AN

At 08:00 this morning, hop on a 15 minutes drive from Hoi An Ancient Town to Cua Dai Estuary. Upon arrival at Duy Hai Fishing Village, observe the hustle and bustle of the morning fish market and visit a family-run fish sauce factory. Hop on a boat and go upstream from Thu Bon to Duy Vinh Village. Well-known for traditional weaving sedge mat, this land that is made up of three Alluvium Rivers - Thu Bon, Truong Giang and Ly Ly makes it a perfect location for producing sedge mats. Pass by a shrimp and duck farm to get a glimpse of agriculture river life.

Depending on the season (from Feb to Apr and from Jul to Sep), see golden paddy fields during harvest season or green groves of jute along the banks of the Thu Bon River. Upon arrival at Ban Thach Mat Village, where abundant sources of raw rush used to weave mats have allowed the villagers to develop their own handicraft and improve their lives for 400 years.

Begin cycling to explore the beauty of a typical village in the Central of Vietnam. Learn the full process of sedge mat weaving from cutting sedge on the field to weaving the mat using the traditional method. End the trip with lunch. Return to Hoi An by bike crossing the Cam Kim Bridge.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure exploring the ancient town. Have dinner.

Overnight in Hoi An.

HOI AN – DA NANG / HO CHI MINH CITY

Da Nang Airport – Hoi An (30km) : 45 minutes

Tan Son Nhat Airport - HCMC (8km) : 20 minutes

Spend the morning at leisure. Transfer to Da Nang Airport after breakfast for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to as Saigon by the locals. Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh City, be met by the guide and driver and be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure.

After the sunset, hop on a Vespa and dive into Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant nightlife and culinary scene. Climb aboard the back of this classic motorbike and zip through the city’s buzzing streets. See the city come to life as the sun sets and offices close down for the day.

The first stop of the evening is at a rooftop bar to take in views of the streets below while enjoying some snacks and refreshments.

Kick off the mobile aspect of the evening by visiting a series of local restaurants and street stalls. The food-loving host will explain each of the items on offer and purchase a selection of sweet and savoury dishes to sample. During the tour, sample a range of dishes from simple satays to more exotic, yet highly popular treats. Raise a glass and toast the night out alongside local diners.

End the night at a hidden and quiet cafée to enjoy a traditional musical performance. Enjoy the performance with a drink and ice cream before returning to the hotel.

Overnight in HCMC.

HO CHI MINH CITY

After breakfast, start with a visit to the iconic Saigon Central Post Office built between 1886 and 1891. Based on the design of French architect Foulhoux, it is the creation of a unique vaulted ceiling with wrought iron beams and columns reminiscent of industrial architecture, which is now considered a symbol of Saigon and one of its most famous landmarks.

Walk along Dong Khoi street, formerly la rue Catinat and pay a visit to Gialong Palace – Ho Chi Minh City Museum for its beautiful architecture and listen to its history through times. Continue to ‘Le Loi Street’ to meet a local artisan who specialises in traditional engravings.

Next, stroll through the old central market (your vehicle will be available) before arriving at the city’s oldest colonial-era apartment, built in 1886, and see what the young creative Vietnamese are up to from their funky boutiques and coffee shops. Sit down at one of the stylish coffee shops and interact with a local resident who moved here in 1975.

Leave the compound and have a look at the building on the other side, which used to be ‘Banque de l’Indochine’ (Indochina Bank) during the 1920s. It’s a stunning example of the ‘Indochinois’ east/west fusion style of architecture that this area is known for. After this last stop, head back to the hotel at noon.

Overnight in HCMC.

HO CHI MINH CITY / NHA TRANG – NINH VAN BAY

HCMC – Tan Son Nhat Airport (8km) : 20 minutes

Cam Ranh Airport – Six Senses Waiting Lounge (15Km) : 30 minutes

(Please note: A Nha Trang beach break is not recommended in November and December)

This morning after breakfast, take a short flight to Vietnam's beach capital Nha Trang which has every single activity that a sun worshipper may want. Be met at the airport and be transferred to the resort of choice. Besides the pre-requisite golden stretches of land and crystal clear waters, the coast is dotted with many islands each with their own distinct character. The turquoise waters play host to a variety of marine life, snorkelling and scuba diving activities which are perennial favourites.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

NINH VAN BAY
Spend the day free at leisure until sunset.
In the late afternoon, find the best spot to watch a romantic sunset. Cheers to a glass of champagne before getting ready for a seafood barbecue dinner on the beach. Then spend the long night indulging in a movie under the beautiful starry night sky with comfortable soft cushions by the beach.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

NINH VAN BAY

Spend the day at leisure until dinner.

Escape to the secluded basement where Six Senses’s private wine atmosphere for an exclusive dinner. Warm up with a fresh bottle of white wine before an appetizer is served. Spend precious moments to share with each other on this sensational wine pairing culinary journey decorated with dimly lit candles of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

NINH VAN BAY – NHA TRANG / HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE

Enjoy some free time in the morning before taking a short flight back to Saigon and the onward departure from Vietnam. If time allows it is possible to transfer back to Saigon for last purchases or simply relax at the airport before the onward flight.


SERVICES & PRICES

  • Accommodation in a shared TWN/DBL room
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (excludes drinks) (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Local English speaking guide during tour & transfer
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All admission fees at attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Special arrangements as specified above
  • Two ways private charter to and from Hai Au Seaplane Hanoi and Halong (flight schedule set by airlines)
  • Transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water during tours and transfers
  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned
  • Domestic & international flights if not mentioned in inclusions
  • Price extra for Camera / Video
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Visa & Visa stamping fee to Vietnam
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, boats staff, servants…
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks...)
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary

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