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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival (no meals)
Our guide will welcome you with a bunch of roses upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport - Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at Lavender hotel (deluxe room)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Enjoy a half day explore Ho Chi Minh city. The rest of day is time for spa and relaxation.
Overnight at the same hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L)
Heading out of the bustling city, we ride along rice field to My Tho, one of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien river. The exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Having lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” and some other local industries in Ben Tre province. Drive back Ho Chi Minh for overnight at the same hotel.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – fly to Danang - Hoi An (B)
Leisure time in the morning before taking a noon flight to Da Nang (transfer to airport without guide).
Meet on arrival Danang airport, transfer (no guide) to Betel Garden Homestay. After long journey it is the time for you to pamper yourself with one hour body massage.
Overnight at Betel Garden homestay (bungalow)
Day 5: Hoi An (B)
In the morning, transfer to boat pier & enjoy your boat trip on the scenic Thu Bon river to visit local life and ship building yard and conical hat village. Return to pier, transfer by car back to your hotel.
Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the same hotel in Hoian.
Day 6: Hoi An (B)
Free at leisure. Overnight at same hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Free at leisure. Overnight at same hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – fly to Hanoi (B)
In the morning, free time at leisure.
Transfer (no guide) to Da Nang Airport for noon flight to Hanoi.
You will be warmly welcomed at airport by our professional and friendly guide and transfer you to hotel.
In the afternoon, exploring Hanoi Old Quarter areas by two hours cyclo rides. Rest of time is free at leisure.
Overnight at Golden Silk hotel (deluxe room)
Day 9: Hanoi - Halong with Glory Premium (B, L, D)
NO ESCORT GUIDE FROM HANOI, GUIDE ON BOAT
Breakfast at hotel
08.00: Pick up by shuttle bus from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10.00: Stopover on the way for refreshments
12.00 -12.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf – Break and photo opportunities at Glory Cruises Marina Private Lounge, enjoy Welcome Drink
12.30: Transfer by tender to the boat, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.00 -13.30: Check in and begin cruise. Enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch is served while the cruising through the bay.
15.00: Visit exciting Ba Hang fishing village, the village is free from busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen. Enjoy kayaking, relaxing on the cruise.
16.00: Return to the boat and join cooking class by Glory Cruise’s Chef. Time for relaxing on boat.
16.30: Time for relaxing on boat. Enjoy the Sunset Party on the Sun Deck.
17.00: Enjoy swimming on Soi Sim beach, If the weather permits, you can reach on the top of Soi Sim beach to have a panorama view of Halong Bay.
19.00: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner.
21.00: Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar. Watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Cruise’s music. Playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 23.00: Happy Hour! Buy two drinks- get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00: End of Program for Day One. Overnight on boat (deluxe cabin)
Day 10: Glory Premium Cruise - Halong Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
GUIDE ON BOAT, NO ESCORT GUIDE BACK HANOI
06.30: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00: Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
08.15: Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
09.00: Back to the cruise by tender, then check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.
09.45: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) or A la carte Menu while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.45: Transfer by tender to the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00 -12.30: Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14.00: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16.00 -17.00: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Hanoi (B, L)
In the morning, enjoy your cooking class at Anh Tuyet’s cooking school and restaurant, located in her traditional Hanoi home. Enjoy a welcome at the restaurant, then head to the local market to buy ingredients. Once in the market, enjoy the daily activities and see the variety of goods on offer. Learn and buy some main ingredients and herbs used in the cooking class. Once food shopping is done, head back to the restaurant to start the hands-on cooking lesson and preparation of lunch. Once all is ready, lunch is served!
Back to your hotel. Leisure time for relax or shopping in the afternoon.
Overnight at same hotel in Hanoi.
Day 12: Hanoi- Departure (B)
It is to start your new life in your country. Our car (no guide) will transfer you to Noi Bai Airport for departure. Goodbye Vietnam for now.