Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Check into the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
08:00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong Bay.
11:30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu. Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14:30 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15:15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16:15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied. The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 - 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23:00 End of program for Day One.
Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)
06:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
08:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
09:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
09:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
16:00 Arrival in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Hue (B, L)
Morning: Free until transfer to airport for flight VN 245 to Hue which starts at 10: 10am. Pickup and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon: Visit of the Imperial City: Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, room Mandarin, Royal Library, temple of dynastic urns, Hien Nhon door. Dinner on guest’s account.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 5: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Sampan ride on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, the tomb of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Lunch and dinner places at our own choice and expense and will advise driver. Transfer to Da Nang. Stop at the Lang Co beach, (Hai Van Pass), the Museum of Cham, Mountain Mable. Check into hotel. Dinner on guest's account.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Tour the ancient town: Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, transfer to Danang aiport to take the flight back to Hanoi. Re check-in to the hotel. Free at your own to walk around Hanoi old streets or shopping. Dinner on guest’s account.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Free at leisure to explore the city or doing other things you are interested in until time transfer to the airport for flight back home.
End of services. Our staff will give you the warmest goodbye and hope to see you again.