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  Essential North & Center Vietnam - 8 days/7 nights

Essential North & Center Vietnam 8 days/7 nights


Day 01: Arrival Hanoi( D)

Arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to our  hotel in Hanoi.

Tonight we will  sample the Vietnamese culinary delights

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.


Day 02: Hanoi city tour (B,L)

After having breakfast, you will have a nice day to visit Hanoi. In the morning, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mouseleum and the Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam built in 1076. Then we will visit army Museum where we have an insight into the war: French War and American War, the former culminated in the final decisive battle Dien Bien Phu. We will review the battle displayed in the museum. In the afternoon, we will visit to intriguing Museum of Ethnology where display sample of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi


Day 03: Hanoi - Halong (B,L,D)

This morning we will depart Hanoi at 0830 for a four-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Arrival in Halong City we transfer to  a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.

12h30: Board Junk, check-in registration

13h00: Have lunch with welcome drink

14h00: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay

15h00. Optional  visit to Thien Cung cave , Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau island,  or  Sungsot cave

Optional swim at lovely beaches.  Afternoon tea with pastries on the sundeck or in the restaurant and drink  before dinner

 18h00: Junk cruise ankor by the lagoon

19h00: Enjoy 4 course diner and overnight on Junk.


Day 04: Halong  -   Hanoi (B,L)

Rising to the sound of ocean coming to life for another lovely day. We breakfast over sunset:

07h30 : Junk boat once again sets sail through breathtaking secluded Halong bay

08h00:  Enjoy breakfast while cruising

9h00 :   Visit Bai tu long Bay , Teapot island , Chopstiks island , Bai tho mountain.

11h00 : Return to Halong city and have lunch on board.

12h00 : Back to Halong wharf and disembark

Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi by 5pm. Drop off at your hotel.


Day 05:  Hanoi - Perfume pogoda   -   Hue (B,L)

The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Vietnamese New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year.  The pagoda itself is built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat or on foot as there are no roads into this area. You will have the chance to glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the centuries. 

Departing Hanoi at 07.30 we have a two hour drive through the picturesque countryside and back roads to the village of Duc for some refreshments before boarding our boats for a 1.5 hour ride along the scenic Yen river. After this we will walk to the Thien Tru Pagoda (Heavens Kitchen) and the Perfume Cave and Pagoda - an hours walk in total. On our way back we visit Giai Oan and Tuyet Son Pagodas. Lunch will be at one of the little food stalls near Thien Tru Pagoda. After lunch the boat will take us back to our car for the drive back to Hanoi, tranfer to the airport for flight to Hue.

Overnight at the hotel in Hue


Day 06:Hue city tour- Hoian  (B,L)

This morning, we start our city tour to  visit  Citadel and  Imperial purple city, imposing Thien Mu pagoda and board the trip from here for a cruise on perfume river. Visit Honchen temple  and Minh Mang tomb. We then disembark the board for a  visit to Tuduc royal tomb.

After having lunch, transfer to Hoi An, we then go on to Hai Van pass and stop at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city.Following to our way down the other side and into Danang, where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed China Beach, and the Marble Moutains.

Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An


Day 07: Hoian- Hanoi (B)

Today, we will visit the ancient town, Hoian.Hoi An is a delightful small town easily explored by foot. More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feeling of centuries past and is a favorite with all travellers. You can spend your time walking around the historic town soaking up the atmosphere, exploring the fascinating local market. Then, afternoon, we will take the fligh to Hanoi.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi


Day 08: Hanoi   -   Departure (B)

After breakfast, time for relax or shopping before going to airport for departure home or your next step .



Trip Inclusive


English speaking guide

All transportation as program

Meals as indicated

Boat cruise

Entrance tickets where applicable


Trip Exclusive:

International Airfares.

International departure tax

Visas and visa arrangement

Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).

Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.

Tips and gratuities







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Hilton hotel


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Junk cruise

Junk cruise

Junk cruise

Junk cruise


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Ngoc Huong hotel

Huong Giang hotel

Century Riverside hotel

Imperial hotel


Phu Thinh hotel

Ha An hotel

Hoian hotel

Hoian Trail resort

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