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Daily Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Full day city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh Day Tour

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise

Day 5: Halong – Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Flight to Bangkok

Day 7: Bangkok – Full day tour

Day 8: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok

Day 9:  Bangkok – Phuket

Day 10: Phuket

Day 11: Phuket

Day 12: Phuket – Departure




Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in. Free time at your own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Full day City tour

The first stop of the day will be the Ho Chi Minh complex, which includes a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and his private house with wooden pillars surrounded by lush gardens. In the same complex we also visit the One Pillar Pagoda, an important symbol for the locals of Hanoi.

Later, we arrived at the Museum of Ethnology. This museum is widely recognized as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minorities.

Lunch at local restaurant

Later you head to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam that was established inside a temple to educate Vietnam royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. Continue to Hoa Lo (called the Hanoi Hilton), a prison used by French settlers in Vietnam for political prisoners.

The tour continues to Hoan Kiem Lake known as the Lake of the Restored Sword. The last visit of the tour will be to the Ngoc Son Temple which has witnessed the many ups and downs suffered by the capital and has now become a popular tourist destination. We will have the opportunity to stop by a cafeteria and thus try a cup of egg coffee, with impressive views of Hoan Kiem Lake and its surroundings. Free time to explore Hanoi on your own.

Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh Day Tour

AM: 7:00 – 7:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs).

Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties.

Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM. PM.

After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.

Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc – Bich Dong (around 5 km).

Drive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30PM

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise

Breakfast at the hotel, the shared car will pick you up at the hotel for departure to Halong Bay, this trip will take approximately three hours through the rich farmland of the Red River Delta, you will observe the daily life of the villagers Vietnamese

When you arrive, you will check-in on board with a welcome drink

You will enjoy an onboard lunch with fresh seafood

A fantastic cruise in Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passing many amazing islets.

You will enjoy some visits and/or activities or simply spend time relaxing on board, depending on what you feel like. What we can assure you is the immense natural beauty that will surround you with its mysticism and legends.

Observations: The previous itineraries are subject to modification or variation, without prior notice, depending on the weather conditions and the seasons that are required.

Day 5: Halong – Hanoi

You will enjoy a light breakfast with tea, coffee and pastries in the restaurant. You will be able to participate in the Tai Chi class on the covered terrace (around 06.30am), this is a great activity in the morning to feel united with the wonder of nature.

Then, you will participate in some visits and/or activities (according to the itinerary of each ship) or you will simply spend time relaxing on board.

A buffet brunch is served before arriving at the Shore around 11.00am.

The boat will transfer you back to Halong pier, the driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Hanoi. Free time to explore Hanoi on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Fly to Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Bangkok. Arrival at the international airport of Bangkok where our guide and driver will wait for you for the transfer to the hotel that is in the center of the city. Our guide will help you check-in. Free time to discover Bangkok on your own.

Day 7: Bangkok – Full day tour

Today we will make a Bangkok city tour including the Royal Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho – the largest Buddhist temple with its colossal reclining Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant. Experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoy scenes of life by water. We bring you to a more traditional way of living, more serene and traditional, away from all the high-rise and modern buildings of Bangkok City Centre, as we gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at the “Temple of Dawn” (officially named Wat Arun). Afterward, transfer back hotel.

Overnight in Bangkok


Day 8: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok

After breakfast, you will meet our guide by car to Ayuttaya. Less than an hour’s drive north of Bangkok and a few kilometers from Ayutthaya is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. The original palace was built by King Prasat Thong of Ayutthaya in the first half of the 17th century. When Ayutthaya was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, Bang Pa-In Palace was left abandoned for almost a century. Then a tuk tuk “Kermit” tour discovers the magnificent ruins of ancient temples in the historical park: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, one of the most photographed temples in Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Mahathat, Wat Mongkhon Bophit and Wat Ratburana, all of them they are beautiful. Then, we will stop at Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, one of the largest reclining Buddha images and the ruins of the grand Royal Palace and Temples. In the afternoon return to the hotel in Bangkok


Day 9: Bangkok – Phuket

This morning, we transfer to the airport to take the flight to Phuket, one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand.

Upon arrival in Phuket we are received by our driver and transferred to the hotel. We checked in and enjoyed this lively seaside town!


Day 10: Free time in Phuket

Free time to enjoy the beach.


Day 11: Free time in Phuket

Free time to enjoy the beach


Day 12: Phuket – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the the airport for the flight back home.


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