Vietnam Beach Escape
This fourteen-day adventure includes visits to Vietnam’s premier coastal destinations of Hoi An, Halong Bay, Nha Trang and Mui Ne. Enjoy highlights of each destination in this exciting country while perfecting your tan in tropical leisure!
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Day 1: Hanoi (D)
Warmly welcome on arrival Hanoi airport. Transfer to hotel. At leisure. In the evening enjoy water puppet show. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda and, nearby, the Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds. Also on the tour, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake (with lovers street Thanh Nien), the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and taken to a restaurant for breakfast and morning coffee. You will then leave Hanoi by private vehicle at 8:30 a.m., arriving at the jetty around 12:30 p.m. You will set off on a deluxe cruise and enjoy a welcome drink after check-in.
A fresh seafood lunch will be served at 1 p.m. At that time, you will begin a 3.5-hour cruise through mystic Halong Bay, to see the amazing karsts and their many different formations. You will also see Mat Quy (Monster's face) Islet, But Moc islet, Cap De Islet, Trong (Drum) Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, and a floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Then, you will head to Luon Cave and enjoy swimming, sunbathing at Ti Top beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panoramic view of Halong Bay. You will enjoy another seafood feast for dinner, and for the night owls, there is an option of night fishing before an overnight stay aboard.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Hoian (B)
Rising to the sound of the bay waters, you will have time for an early morning dip, followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, you can explore Sung Sot Cave, swim and relax. You will cruise back to the jetty while brunch is served as you are cruising through the bay and observing more fascinating rock formations. From there you will continue on to Hanoi.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a guide again and transferred to your hotel in Hoian for a well-deserved rest.
Day 5: Hoian Ancient Town (B)
You enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow, winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tam Ky House and the Japanese Bridge.
Day 6: Hoian Free Day (B)
Enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure.
Day 7: Danang - Nha Trang (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then you will take flight from Danang to Nha Trang. Aside from a lovely beach, Nha Trang has islands where you can snorkel and scuba dive in search of tropical fish and coral. The city’s hotels and resorts have rejuvenating mud baths and a remarkably robust nightlife scene as well. Enjoy a night out on the town or relax at your hotel.
Day 8: Nha Trang with Emperor Cruise (B/L)
The Emperor Junk is typical of the Vietnamese junks built in world-famous Halong Bay and is carefully designed, inspired and built to the highest standards; she is available for leisure day cruises, private and corporate charters. We offer a wide selection of charter packages and scheduled day cruises. Charters are by the hour or day and are tailored to your needs in terms of routes, destinations, special interests, and catering. Our regular tours depart daily from Bao Dai Harbor and refreshments are included in the price. The daily cruise runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Sunset cocktail and dinner cruises are scheduled from 5 pm to 9 pm. Emperor Junk is the first luxury junk cruising Nha Trang Bay; it has been commercially licensed, which means we are fully insured and authorized to take paying passengers. We work only with the very best caterers and suppliers and our dedicated team has been trained and is overseen by our Experiences Director on board ensuring guests have a memorable day.
Day 9: Nha Trang (B)
Enjoy another day at your leisure. Soak up Nha Trang’s tropical beauty with day-trips to secluded beaches on Nha Trang’s periphery including Jungle Beach and Long Beach. Alternatively, head to the photographer’s paradise at the Hon Khoi Salt Fields for some amazing photographs.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
After soaking up sand and sun, head to Ho Chi Minh City, a dynamic city of 6.5 million that boasts Vietnam’s most impressive downtown skyline. Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
In the afternoon you have the option of a private city tour of famous landmarks like the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reunification Palace, or traveling out of town to see the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, where thousands of Viet Cong soldiers lived during the Vietnam War. In the evening, head to a trendy restaurant or cocktail bar, or try street food near central Ben Thanh Market.
Day 11: Mekong Delta for a day to Ben Tre (B/L)
Ben Tre is the best option for a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Saigon, since it is only around 2 hours away, and 15 minutes from My Tho. However, this wonderful destination retains an authenticity which has been somewhat lessened in nearby My Tho.
This picturesque and friendly Mekong Delta town has historically seen very few travelers, but the recent opening of a bridge connecting Ben Tre and My Tho has made it far easier for day trippers to visit from Saigon.
Our one-day cruise excursion starts at 8:00 am from the lobby of your hotel in Saigon with a drive to Ben Tre. While there, you can take a walk along the waterfront, lined with French era shops and houses, and you'll see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch around the country. Then, jump on a boat for a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00 pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.
Day 12: Mui Ne (B)
Departing early in the morning, head by bus or train to the beach town of Mui Ne –about 220 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. This is a wildly popular place for water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing, and its giant sand dunes are ideal for jeep safaris. The area is also famous for its cheap, fresh seafood. The days will whizz by as you enjoy your last beach adventures and sunsets. Don’t forget to snap some photos along the way!
Day 13: Mui Ne(B)
Enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure.
Day 14: Mui Ne (B)
Enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure until transfer you to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh departure (B)
No activities for today, just wait for the transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport to take your own flight. End of services!