Board on this amazing trip through Vietnam and Cambodia, be immersed in the culture and sightseeing, spend time observing local life along the mighty Mekong River. Start in Hanoi, the 1,000-year-old capital, enjoy a meal at a local family to learn more about the tradition of Vietnamese culinary. Travel east for an overnight cruise on Halong Bay then fly to Hoi An, an ancient and picturesque town that always delights visitors. In Ho Chi Minh City, walking to visit historical sites before hop on an intimate cruise upstream the Mekong River to Siem Reap, uncover a vibrant journey and bygone culture of Khmer civilization. No visit is the same, no experience looks alike on this amazing trip.


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival 

Noi Bai Airport to your chosen hotel in town (35km): 1hr
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking guide. The driving distance is approximately 45 minutes. Your visa should be pre-arranged or be sure that your visa-on-arrival letter is in your carry-on luggage. Please go to custom desk as your first point of entry into the country and present these documents for visa upon arrival.

Overnight at Hotel De’ L Opera Hanoi (Deluxe)

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Day 2: Fullday City Tour in Hanoi and Hosted Dinner

Routes can change subject to client’s interest.


Morning, take a full day city tour beginning with the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars, established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Head to Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. At the complex, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the nation’s founder’s body is preserved (view from outside; closed on Mon, Fri and through from Oct - Nov), the colonial Presidential Palace, originally the French Governor Office and a fine example of French architecture in Hanoi, and the rural style Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked.

Afternoon, set off again to Chau Long Market for a closer look at Hanoian culture in the flurry of a local market. After exploring the street stalls here, set off along Nguyen Truong To Street - famous for its desserts -- toward Hang Than Street, the epicenter of Hanoi’s thriving wedding cake stores. Learn a bit about Vietnam’s unique wedding culture while sampling some wedding cakes. Shake off your sugar rush on a stroll to nearby Hang Cot Street for a look at Hanoi’s mat weaving borough before stopping off along Hang Ga Street for a local coffee shop. End your walking tour with a traditional Vietnamese coffee.

Evening, join a local family for a homemade dinner that introduces you to the cozy atmosphere, traditional meals, and hospitality of Hanoi's people.

Welcome the clients at the family. Tea is served while the host is introducing about the family, the house with its tradition of running the spiritual business over 04 generations.

 Introduce for the clients about how to make steamed rice paper rolls which has been the traditional job of the local community over hundred years. Clients are welcome to give a try if they wish so.

 Introduce about different kinds of food, the eating culture of different regions all over Vietnam. Then enjoy dinner. At the end of the dinner, return to the hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Hosted dinner at local family
Overnight at Hotel De’ L Opera Hanoi (Deluxe)

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Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Boat

Hanoi to Halong (135km): 2.5hrs

Moring, you will have breakfast at hotel then meet our guide at the lobby at 9:30 AM

11.30

Check-in at Paradise Suites Hotel - Tuan Chau Island
After arriving at Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island, you will be transferred to Paradise Elegance.

12:30

Embark on Paradise Elegance
Once you have been transferred to Paradise Elegance, you will be checked-in and given a short briefing about your cruise while sipping your welcome drink at Le Marin Restaurant.

13:00

Lunch at Le Marin Restaurant
Lunch will be served in Le Marin Restaurant while Paradise Elegance cruises toward Halong Bay. You will pass the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, and Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves.

14:45

Visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*
Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.

16:15

Visit to Sung Sot Cave
Your second stop of the day is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay after visiting the cave. Alternatively, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering at Le Parfum Spa* or an afternoon tea in Le Piano Bar.

18:00

Cooking Demonstration and Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails*
At sunset, Paradise Elegance will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. Watch a cooking demonstration on the L’Odyssée Sundeck while enjoying Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* at the bar.

19:30

Dinner at Le Marin Restaurant
Savour a delicious dinner at Le Marin Restaurant, or choose a special spot anywhere else on board to dine. After dinner, indulge in drinks* and live music at Le Piano Bar, squid fishing, a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or movies in your cabin.

 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight Paradise Elegance (Deluxe with private balcony)

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