Nha Trang Holidays

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Women practising Tai Chi by Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 1: Hanoi

Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture and history. We are met at Noi Bai airport by our local guide and learn a bit about this fascinating country on the way to our hotel. Check-in and free for the rest of the day. Overnight at Maison D’Hanoi Hotel

A street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi

This morning stroll around the lake before tucking into a traditional Vietnamese breakfast at a café boasting marvellous views of the lake. The guide will transfer us to one bustling local market to get the overview of Vietnam ingredients. Our chef will introduce you to some of the vendors, demystify the ingredients, encourage you to assist you with purchasing items for the cooking lesson later. On a local family the friendly host shows us her beautiful house and herb garden before learning some of Vietnam’s well-known dishes such as Banh cuon, Nem ca. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided city tour of Hanoi including History Museum and the Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university and Hoa Lo Prison. Overnight at Maison D’Hanoi Hotel

The Huc Bridge

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

We leave hotel at 08:30am for the drive to Halong Bay Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome Cocktail followed by a cruise briefing. Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village. Visit the fishing village by local rowing boat then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure. The vessel cruises back through the bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy Hour & Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck. Sumptuous Set-dinner on board. Retire to your cabin or join our staff at the reception for squid fishing. Overnight on board Bhaya Cruise Classic

A junk sailing past a limestone peak in Halong Bay

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served. Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot). Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served on board. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbour. Disembark at Bhaya Café, Halong City. Drive to Hanoi. Overnight at Maison D’Hanoi

Vietnamese Water Puppets

Day 5: Hanoi - Nha Trang

We take the mid-day flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, met and transferred to hotel. Check-in and free the day at your hotel. Overnight at An Lam Ninh Van Bay

Days 6-7: Nha Trang

Spend the next two days at leisure in Nha Trang. The resort is ideal for scuba diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing on the sandy beach. Sample some of the delicious seafood in some of the many restaurants and perhaps enjoy a spot of retail therapy at Cho Dam Market. Overnight at An Lam Ninh Van Bay

Po Ngar Cham Towers in Nha Trang - by Bruno (BRA)

Day 8: Nha Trang - Saigon

Today we take the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, we have a half-day tour to visit the War Museum, the Re-unification Palace, the Central Post Office and the Cathedral. Overnight at Liberty Central

Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 9: Saigon - The Mekong Delta

Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon. Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in Panorama cruise and lunch on board. Guided walk to a rural village or through the lush greens of orchards and rice paddies. Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck. Dinner on board, night on board Mekong Eyes Cruise

Day 10: The Mekong Delta

Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30. Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang or Cai Be floating market. Later on City tour in Can Tho / walk in Cai Be or bicycle trip around Cai Be. Panorama cruise and lunch on board. Afternoon walk or massage on board.

Day 11: The Mekong Delta - Saigon

Another day on the mighty Mekong Delta. Bicycle ride on backroads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals, or sampan rowing in small canals. Lunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House. Departure to Saigon. Overnight at Liberty Central

A street trader in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon

Today at leisure. Explore your own way the largest and busiest city of the country. Overnight at Liberty Central

The Peoples Committee Building at night in Ho Chi Minh

Day 13: Saigon

Day at leisure arrange late checkout for both rooms, transfer the the airport