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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

15 Days | Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

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Ha Long Bay

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 1 night at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights on the Paradise Grand Junk, Ha Long & Lan Ha Bays with all meals onboard
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Viet Hai Village Visit
  • Discover natural lagoons in Lan Ha Bay
  • All transfers and transportation

Day to Day:

2023 Ha Long Bay Post-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ao Ech
FEATURED EXCURSION: Kayak Ao Ech
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi, you’ll board a motorcoach that will carry you on a scenic drive to the bay, where you’ll be transferred by speed boat to board the luxurious Paradise Grand junk and begin your breathtaking cruise. Precipitous limestone pillars and isles—hundreds of them—rise out of the emerald water of the bay. Settle into your stateroom, then enjoy lunch with a matchless view as you sail among these astonishing formations, the result of eons of tides and rain. You will have time for optional kayaking around the beautiful Ao Ech area. Enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet dinner prepared by the boat’s chef. Afterward, relax on deck and enjoy more scenic sailing.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay, Viet Hai
FEATURED EXCURSION: Viet Hai Village Visit
Welcome your second day onboard Paradise Grand with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises. The first destination is Viet Hai village. You can explore the majestic landscapes and the simple life of local people there by going cycling or hopping in an electric car. We’ll pass by a fish farm and bee houses, experience a fishpond foot massage, and sit for lunch on the boat. After Viet Hai, you can visit Castaway Island with a swimming and/or kayaking trip. Return to the ship for dinner.

Day 3: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
FEATURED EXCURSION: Dark and Bright Cave
Early this morning, participate in Tai Chi on the sundeck and enjoy breakfast prior to your excursion.

The karst islands of the bay are dotted with caves. Join an early-morning excursion to one of the most spectacular, the Dark and Bright Lagoon.

You will be transported there by locals rowing bamboo boats, or you can kayak at your own pace. This is a poetic and stunning location that acts as an access way to a beautifully tranquil lake, surrounded by walls of stones in different scales and sizes.

After our visit, you will be transferred on a speedboat to return to Tuan Chau Marina for check out. You’ll disembark and return to Hanoi, where you’ll check back into your previous hotel.

Day 4: Hanoi
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International airport for your flight home. Your extraordinary journey is over, but the memories you’ve made will last a lifetime.

Pricing:

£789 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of £519.

Ha Long Bay

Included in your 4-day stay:

  • 1 night at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights on the Paradise Grand Junk, Ha Long & Lan Ha Bays with all meals onboard
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Viet Hai Village Visit
  • Discover natural lagoons in Lan Ha Bay
  • All transfers and transportation

Day to Day:

2023 Ha Long Bay Pre-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)

Day 1: Hanoi
Once you’ve cleared customs at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will help you with your luggage and take you to your luxury hotel. After check-in, you may choose to rest at the hotel or go out and explore the city. Your local host will be happy to offer suggestions, but be sure to visit the nearby Kim Lien Pagoda. The 800-year-old temple, whose name means “golden lotus,” is considered the most beautiful in Hanoi.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay, Ao Ech
FEATURED EXCURSION: Kayak Ao Ech
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi, you’ll board a motorcoach that will carry you on a scenic drive to the bay, where you’ll be transferred by speed boat to board the luxurious Paradise Grand junk and begin your breathtaking cruise. Precipitous limestone pillars and isles—hundreds of them—rise out of the emerald water of the bay. Settle into your stateroom, then enjoy lunch with a matchless view as you sail among these astonishing formations, the result of eons of tides and rain. You will have time for optional kayaking around the beautiful Ao Ech area. Enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet dinner prepared by the boat’s chef. Afterward, relax on deck and enjoy more scenic sailing.

Day 3: Ha Long Bay, Viet Hai
FEATURED EXCURSION: Viet Hai Village Visit
Welcome your second day onboard Paradise Grand with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises. The first destination is Viet Hai village. You can explore the majestic landscapes and the simple life of local people there by going cycling or hopping in an electric car. We’ll pass by a fish farm and bee houses, experience a fishpond foot massage, and sit for lunch on the boat. After Viet Hai, you can visit Castaway Island with a swimming and/or kayaking trip. Return to the ship for dinner.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
FEATURED EXCURSION: Dark and Bright Cave
Early this morning, participate in Tai Chi on the sundeck and enjoy breakfast prior to your excursion.

The karst islands of the bay are dotted with caves. Join an early-morning excursion to one of the most spectacular, the Dark and Bright Lagoon.

You will be transported there by locals rowing bamboo boats, or you can kayak at your own pace. This is a poetic and stunning location that acts as an access way to a beautifully tranquil lake, surrounded by walls of stones in different scales and sizes.

After our visit, you will be transferred on a speedboat to return to Tuan Chau Marina for check out. You’ll disembark and return to Hanoi, where you’ll check back into your previous hotel.

Pricing:

£789 per person (for 2 guests)

For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of £519.

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