Vietnam ‘Lite’: Northern and Central cultural delights
7 days From $3,240
November 3 2019
This tour is one of our NEW 'Lite' Tours
Discover the highlights of Northern and Central Vietnam. Explore Hanoi, the capital city, known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. Take an overnight cruise at Halong bay, watching the sun rise in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Explore Hoi An’s well preserved ancient town, delving into its cultural past.
This tour departs before Myanmar & Cambodia: Burmese Empires & Khmer Kingdoms - giving you the chance to travel for longer.
- Local Transport
- Entries & Tips
- Local Guide / Tour Manager
- Meals - as per the itinerary
November 3 2019: Itinerary
Today we travel to the breath-taking landscape often dubbed as “Halong Bay on Land” in Ninh Binh, visiting the ancient capital city of Hoa Lu, temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasties, and an enclave of early man at Thien Ha Cave by Sampan boat.
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: The Lapis Hotel
We transfer to Danang airport for our flights home on onward travel.
Meals include: Breakfast
November 3 2019: Additional Info
November 3 2019: Accommodation
The Lapis Hotel provides rooms in Hanoi and is just 550 yards from Hanoi Opera House. Featuring free WiFi access in public areas, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant and bar.
Every room is air conditioned and is equipped with a cable flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find an electric kettle and a minibar in the room. Private bathroom comes with shower facility and a hairdryer. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
Gambetta Restaurant serves international buffet breakfasts in the morning and a la carte and set menus throughout the day. All menus are freshly prepared onsite and cater to the international traveler's taste. The chef can also accommodate special requests.
Facilities also include a sun terrace and a shared lounge. Staff who can converse in English, Vietnamese, Japanese and French are available at the 24-hour front desk to assist you with currency exchange and luggage storage.
Boasting a sun terrace, Orchid Ha Long Cruise offers itinerary cruising along Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Free WiFi access is featured throughout the property.
Air conditioned rooms feature a private balcony that open up to views. The seating area is fitted with a satellite TV and a minibar. En suite bathrooms include a bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Extra includes bathrobes and slippers.
Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for massage services at the spa centre. Alternatively, a fitness centre is available for guests who wish to work out.
Set along Thu Bon , An Resort is 3.1 miles from Cua Dai Beach. Featuring French colonial architecture, the resort has 4 meeting rooms and offers a variety of activities like traditional Chinese painting.
Guests can learn conversational Vietnamese or sign up for the daily yoga classes. The resort also organises boat trips along the river and walking tours to the Cham Imperial City of My Son or the Marble Mountain. For a relaxing day, the Anantara Spa offers beauty treatments and massages.
Elegant, each room has a seating area and private porch with beautiful views of the garden or river. The air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs and tea/coffee making facilities.
Lanterns Restaurant, where breakfast is served, offers exotic fine dining fusion dishes in an open-air setting. Hoi An Riverside serves warm beverages and a wide selection of delicious pastries, while The Art Space features choices of snacks and drinks.