GENERAL INFORMATION OF WELL-BEING AND HARMONY IN VIETNAM
Authentic natural beauty, elegant dining experience, exotic traditional cultures and quality service, all at an extraordinary value that Orient Skyline Travel offer. What more can you ask for during a romantic holiday? Whether it’s planning a special getaway, celebrating your wedding or rekindling the spirit of adventure in you, Vietnam offers couples unimaginable options that we deliver to them in an extraordinary and memorable way.
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Danang – Hoi An – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
- Visit the must see highlights of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam
- Spend one night on board in Halong Bay, one of most beautiful bay in the world
- Take your time in the charming and ancient town of Hoi An
- Enjoy the sun, sand and the sea of Danang
- Enjoy indulging spa &private dinner on the beach at Fusion Maia resort Danang
- Visit highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
- Take a cruise along the Mekong canals and explore the local life
- Carefully selected accommodation in a double / twin room with breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Experienced English speaking guides Transfer in air-conditioned limousine car
- Domestic flights with Vietnam Airlines
- Boat trip mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees during guided visits
THROUGH WELL-BEING AND HARMONY IN VIETNAM TOUR, YOU WILL DISCOVER
The below is our sample proposal. Depends on your time, personal interest and other factures we will craft for a customized itinerary which suites your needs better.
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival at Hanoi International airport, you will be welcomed and transferred by luxury car to the hotel in Hanoi city centre.
Fast track service will be arranged for your quick custom formalities. After check in the hotel, the remainder of the day will be for relaxation or own exploration.
Dinner tonight will be at one of the finest restaurants in Hanoi: the Blue Butterfly restaurant (Vietnamese set menu).
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi cooking class at local house – Hanoi half city tour (B, L)
The best food is the one you cook. First, go with your chef to the busy Hang Be Market, the most vibrant one and the heart attraction of Hanoi. At the end of the market in the green grocer section you will pick out your ingredients to use in your cooking class, don’t worry if you get confused as your chef on hand will guide you through all the weird and wonderful vegetables, herbs and spices.
Once you have ticked all ingredients you need, come back to the Chef Ai Home for a hands-on cooking class. Vietnamese food is healthy and simple to cook, using many local fresh herbs, different types of spices and vegetables. The class is designed for personalized attention with lots of fun. Roll up your sleeves and follow your chef instruction making your meal, try your hand at creating some typical and traditional dishes like fresh spring rolls or a stewed fish in claypot! After the cooking, sit down to enjoy the taste of your handiwork for lunch. During the meal, chat with Chef Ai to gain more cooking tips.
In the afternoon, begin your day visiting Hanoi’s highlights with a visit to the Temple of Literature, built in 1076 under Ly Dynasty to worship Confucius Scholar then converted into the first university of Vietnam for nearly 700 years. The Temple of Literature was the place to educate the royal sons and elites. Visiting this to gain a fascinating glimpse of this incredible 700 year university reflecting Vietnam’s past glory.
Next, discover the picturesque Ngoc Son temple hiding on a tiny green island of Hoan Kiem Lake. From your guide’s narration, find out why its name derived from a legend when the emperor of Vietnam returned a holly sword to a giant turtle!
Continue to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter with a walking tour through vibrant Hang Be market and around Hoan Kiem lake. Enjoy getting lost in these narrow streets and alleyways where considered as paradise of small family businesses and shopkeepers.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Overnight on board (B, L, D)
9:15 You will be greeted at your hotel to take the new highway to Got Ferry Terminal, Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City (arrive about 11:30). You will travel on the longest bridge in Southeast Asia and be greeted with welcome drink at the lounge before boarding.
12:15 Board the Heritage Cruises boat and enjoy a welcome drink as you receive a cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in to your suite. Lunch is served at L’Indochine Restaurant.
12:40 Cruise to Da Chong islet, where you can see a heritage lighthouse built by the French more than 100 years ago. After lunch, cruise to Gia Luan Lagoon where limestone karst formations rise up dramatically, out of the sea. This quiet bay is untouched and remote, as not many cruise ships visit.
15:00The cruise vessel approaches the Ba Trai Dao or Three Peach beaches in Lan Ha Bay, a natural frontier between the provinces of Halong and Haiphong. This secret hideaway has beaches, caves and coves, plus the spectacular natural beauty of about 400 islands. Guests can try kayaking or simply swim in the clear waters of the bay.
17:30 Back on Heritage Cruises, enjoy life aboard the vessel or in your suite, and with cocktail in hand watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Activities include afternoon tea and wine tasting, and the chef will lead a Vietnamese cookery class.
19:30A memorable dining experience will be offered at the restaurant, with local food in an intimate and romantic setting.
21:30 Enjoy evening views of the bay at the bar on the top deck. Try your hand squid fishing, or watch a movie in the restaurant. The bars are open until late.
Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang (B, L)
6:00 Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. Then take the bamboo boats to explore the Dark and Bright Cave.
9:30 Return to the ship for checkout.
10:00 Enjoy brunch while cruising back to harbour.
11:35 Return to Got Harbour and relax at our lounge while your transportation arrives.
12:10 Departure to Hanoi by our Limousine service.
You will be directly transferred to Hanoi airport to take flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be welcome & transferred to your hotel.
Take the welcome drink and enjoy your spa at the hotel after the nice day.
Overnight in Danang.
Day 5: Danang – Hoi An half day city tour – Lantern floating rite on river (B, D)
Have a free morning at your hotel & enjoy your daily spa.
In the afternoon, you will have a half day city tour of Hoi An.
Stroll the breezy Hoi An UNESCO heritage site, the town once originated from a sleepy fishing village turned into a busy trading port in Asia that welcomed international merchant boats of the Dutch, Japanese Chinese, French, Portuguese during the late 16th to the 18th Centuries, now is one of most charming coastal towns of Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The great conserving work here makes Hoi An home to a great architectural collection the country’s most beautiful traditional architecture blending with the Chinese, Japanese, French and Portuguese elements.
Start your walking tour through the streets lined along with yellow houses of home silk tailors and Orient art galleries, visit Chua Ong Pagoda the Chinese ornate structure was built from 1653. On the same street, stroll to the nearby Phuc Kien temple, the Assembly Hall of Fujkian originated merchants, one of the most important meetings cum worshipping hall of the Chinese merchants in the old days.
Visiting the 200-year old Tan Ky House will give you a glimpse of how the generation of its owners have lived. At the Japanese Covered Bridge – one of Hoi An’s most iconic landmarks, take some postcard photos before hearing from your expert guide the story about how and why the bridge was built and name Japanese Bridge. Visit the Reaching Out Tea House – anNGO establishment supporting locals with disabilities – enjoy a cup of tea before having a tasty dinner in fascinating Hoi An by the Thu Bon river.
This evening, bring some colorful Hoian lanterns to attend Hoian lantern rite, step on a traditional wooden boat rowed by local fisherman, once to the main stream float your lanterns along the river with your wish for happiness. This is the sacred local rite wishing for peace and happiness practiced by locals in the central region.
Then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Danang for overnight.
Day 6: Danang (B)
Spend time at your own pace as you will have a free day in Danang to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, sea & sun. Also, do not forget your daily spa treatment at the hotel.
Overnight in Danang.
Day 7: Danang (B, D)
A free day for indulging yourself in Danang.
In the evening, a romantic and private dining place at the beach will be prepared with flowers, candles just for two of you. Perhaps on this 25km long, white sand beach you are the only dining in the candle light!
Overnight in Danang.
Day 8: Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon evening by Vespa (B, D)
Today you will be transferred to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our guide & transferred to the hotel by limousine car.
This evening, get ready for an evening Vespa tour to discover Saigon after dark.
Your Saigon Vespa tour begins at 18:00. Hop on the back of the old fashioned motorbike and venture through Ho Chi Minh city’s buzzing streets.
First stop of the evening is at a rooftop bar for enjoying the city view, some snacks and refreshments. Continue your vespa journey with more stops for local food tasting.
Relax at a hidden café. Enjoy a musical performance with a drink or ice cream before returning to the hotel.
This is a group tour
- This is a part street food tour; all food and drinks are included in the tour
- All clients will sit on the back of Vespas (passenger seat) to travel from place to place
- Guides are certified from Vespa’s Team
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 8am and drive to the township of Cai Be to board the Mekong Queen, a traditionally built riverboat made from native bamboo and timberland rattan. In the old days during Vietnam’s French colony period, these boats were essential means of transport in Mekong River and poor road areas. And even nowadays, they still remain a handy means of reaching the Mekong delta’s isolated island communities.
At 10 am, be welcomed by the crews on board your Cai Be Princess at the Cai Be jetty, you will be served with cold towels following with a refreshing drink while your Mekong Queen sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways where local boat traffic is endless and the transportation activity never ceases. See local life plays out along the riverside with green landscapes while enjoying some more tea and fresh fruit from your attentive crews. As your boat glides through Cai Be Floating Market where you will see house cum boats from around regions sell their agricultural products. After the market, your boat will stops more on the way to provide glimpses of the region local industries by visiting the families cottage workshops making rice wine, rice paper and coconut candy and various other products that provide a living for the riverside residence. Lunch will be served in Le Longanier restaurant in the middle of a fruitful garden on the island. After that take a short ride across the mighty Mekong River to Vinh Long city where your private transfer is await for you and drive you back to Ho Chi Minh City in late afternoon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport to take international flight back to your home country.
Fusion Maia Danang benefits:
- Villa with PRIVATE POOL
- Daily breakfast ANY TIME AND ANY PLACE
- ALL SPA TREATMENTS included in room rate – MINIMUM GUARANTEE 2 SPA TREATMENTS PER PERSON PER DAY
- Free Wi-fi internet access
- Choice of welcome amenities (1. Homemade cookies 2. Homemade chocolates 3. Healthy treat 4. Fresh fruit). Please notify your choice at time of booking!
- Spa theme daily turndown message
- Complimentary shuttle bus to Hoi An as schedule
- Fusion Café in Hoi An (additional venue for breakfast, complimentary bicycles)