East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.
Take a flight from Hanoi to Hue.
Hoi An, also Faifoo, is a city of Vietnam, on the coast of the East Sea in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved. It is an example of a South-East Asian trading port dating back from 15th to 19th century. The buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.
Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up). After the climb, there will be time left to relax on the beach.
Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer the luggage directly to the pier).
Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast (for personal expenses you ordered on board like drinks, massage or extra meals.)
Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
Arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while you wait for the private transfer.
Private Transfer to Noi Bai International airport to catch the flight to home country or next destination
Remark: Please book the departure flight with ETD after 19h00
Arrival in Hanoi Train station early in the morning . Our tour guide and driver will greet you and transfer you to a mini hotel nearby to have breakfast and refreshment
Around 0800hrs: Private Car transfer to Halong Bay
1200hrs: Arrival in Halong
Board the boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoya welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions then enjoy a deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Kindly book in advance with the Cruise Manager. (not included in the package). Drink vouchers are given out from 15.00 to 18.00 (Please check with the crew for Promotion. This voucher is not included in the cruise rate). Cruise through Halong Bay, pass by the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
Arrive at Surprise Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to anchor overnight.
Attend the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how Vietnamese decorate and cook traditional Vietnamese food.
Have Dinner on Board
Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing onboard with the help of the crew.
Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Overnight on board.
Bac Ha Market is held every Sunday and is the biggest minority peoples market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships. In the past the market was a centre for trading horses but now that motorbikes have replaced them it is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, fish and other livestock being traded. The market opens at around 7.30am and closes mid-afternoon, so an early start is advisable
Have an authentic meal in one of the restaurants in Vietnam.
Go on a train ride to visit other destinations that Vietnam has to offer
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes).
This excellent Fine Arts Museum is housed in two buildings that were once the French Ministry of Information. Treasures abound, including ancient Champa stone carvings and some astonishing effigies of Quan Am, the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed Goddess of Compassion.
Embark on this wonderful journey where you will be exposed to the different cities of Vietnam and Cambodia. Immerse yourself in their local culture by visiting some of the markets and temples.
Tour package includes:
-Vehicle on disposla
-English speaking guide
-10 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 5 Dinner
-Admission to places mentioned in the itinerary
Tour package excludes:
-Any items not mentioned in the itinerary
Step out of the city and explore a scenic and tranquil place of Mai Chau. Set in an idyllic valley, hemmed in by the hills, the Mai Chau area is a world away from Hanoi's hustle and bustle. Also visit Mai Chau's 1000 Step cave, and experience their local market.
A soft adventure experience taking you for a ride along the red river and through typical Vietnamese villages on the outskirts of Hanoi. Hanoi capital is located on the banks of the Red River and the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Explore the bustling streets of the Old Quarter where each street is named after the trade that used to take place there and see around great architectural areas on a cyclo ride.
Experience the fascinating blend of the East and the West combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. It is largely unscathed from the decades of war, and is now going through a building boom, making it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia.
This service includes a standard car for the airport transfers.
Surcharge applies for arrival / departure transfer between 2300 - 0700 hrs