Indochina Sails Junk in 2 days
With thousands of limestone mountains and cliffs jutting from its calm waters, Halong Bay is a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.
Then take a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, ride a cyclo to dinner, and watch a delightful performance of Vietnam’s water puppet theater. You will dine in French colonial villas converted into gourmet restaurants and enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. You can also shop for impressive modern art in the city’s numerous galleries. Also, you’ll visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.
Next, fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. You will visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If you desire, you can also visit the powerful War Remnants Museum. The, explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city’s main shopping boulevard with fashion boutiques, hill tribe crafts, high-quality linens and house wares. And be sure to try Saigon’s strong Vietnamese iced coffee and a banh mi (baguette sandwich).
Then you will take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusual religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Daism, a unique fusion of world religions.
On another day trip, you will tour the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta to experience the traditional side of Vietnamese river life.
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast
- All domestic flights
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Tissues and water on coach
- Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter
- Services charges and government tax
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights & departure taxes if any
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
- Other services not mentioned above
Day 1 : Hanoi - Halong (L/D)
You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00 am for a 3.5hr-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Welcome to the Indochina Lounge for short break before transfer to the boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Cruise briefing and safety instructions. Your junk start cruising while deluxe Vietnamese and International set-menu lunch is served. The cruise stops at the Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb to the top of the mountain for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Your cruise continue to the Bat Cave area where you take part in one of the two programs: 40-minute kayaking to the nearby lagoon or take a rowing boat to visit the Cua Van floating fishing village. The cruise will sail for about 30 minutes to the Luon Bo area where you will anchor for an overnight stay. Enjoy a deluxe Vietnamese & Western buffet or set menu dinner followed by evening activities as film entertainment, board games, playing cards or you can try the cruises massage services. Happy Hour ! Buy one drink and get one free. Overnight on board.
Day 2 : Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
Earlybird can enjoy sunrise and Tai Chi practice on the sundeck. Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. Once again there are two optional activities: visit the famous Surprise Cave or relax onboard the boat. Enjoy a set menu or buffet brunch in the dining room. Your cruise will set sail back to the harbor while you may relax on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the bay scenery. Short relax at the Indochina Lounge before rejoin your private car back to your hotel in Hanoi. Thanks for joining with Luxury Travel.