2019: May 3 - May 10

$1655 USD

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Travel to Vietnam with Jess Meyrick of @thewonderingdreamer. Taste your way through bustling Hanoi, experience the beauty of Ha Long Bay and roam around the historical city of Hoi An as you take in all that Vietnam has to offer.

  • Dates
    2019: May 3 - May 10
  • Price
    $1655 USD
  • Accommodations
    Double Occupancy in 3+ star Hotels or Apartments
  • Included
    ✓ Welcome & Closing Dinner
    ✓ All Breakfasts & 5 Lunches
    ✓ Airport Transfers
    ✓ Flight From Hanoi to Hoi An
    ✓ Overnight Cruise in Ha Long Bay
    ✓ 5 Listed Tours
  • Not Included
    × Vietnam Visa
    × International Flights
    × Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Payment Schedule
    ✓ 25% due now
    ✓ Balance due 60 days before trip
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your host

Jess Meyrick

Jess Meyrick is the creative director behind @thewonderingdreamer. Forever with a camera in her hand, Jess has travelled to over 40 countries and continually strives to give travel enthusiasts daily inspiration to see what is out there in the world.

itinerary

Hanoi: The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is known for its centuries-old architecture and rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. We’ll visit Hanoi’s oldest Pagoda and embark on multiple adventures in and around the city.

Hạ Long Bay: In northeast Vietnam, Hạ Long Bay is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. We’ll board a ship for an overnight exploration of the majestic bay with Tai chi in the morning.

Hoi An: Located on Vietnam’s central coast, Hoi An is known for its well-preserved historical architecture and snaking canals. There will be plenty to see as we explore this beautifully serene city.

Welcome to Vietnam! You will be greeted by your local guide upon arrival in Hanoi, the thousand-year old capital of Vietnam. With its emphasis on the arts of a metropolitan, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.

After you’ve checked in to the hotel, our local expert will take the group for an orientation walk. The outing will end at a cheerful local beer corner, called “Bia Hoi”, where we'll all sit and toast to the trip ahead. vô (cheers!)

Arrival: Fly into Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner, Orientation Walk

Fuel up! Our tour will start at Tran Quoc Pagoda. It is the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty. We’ll head back to the city for a short visit to the Temple of Literature and then we'll start our Food on Foot tour to explore Northern Vietnam cuisines. You’ll get a taste for some of Hanoi’s best food stalls and restaurants, as we wander the Old quarter "36 streets".

Included: Breakfast, Pagoda Visit, Food Tour & Lunch

We’ll have breakfast at the hotel before heading to the Ninh Binh province. We’ll first stop at Hang Mua cave “dancing cave”, the place where the Tran king used to come to enjoy dancing & singing shows. Hang Mua is constructed following the model of the “Great Wall” in China with nearly 500 steps up to the top. The trek up is a little tricky, but worth your conquering efforts for the impressive panoramic view of Tam Coc, Trang An & Ninh Binh city. Don’t want to hike it? No problem, continue exploring below!

We’ll then head to Van Long Nature Reserve where you’ll board a bamboo rowboat and row along the beautiful wetland of Van Long with its spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll take a biking trip through the hamlets before heading back to Hanoi for a free evening to do what you want.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Hang Mua Cave Visit, Van Long Reserve Boat Tour, Bike Tour

Time to check out of the hotel and head to Ha Long Bay! We’ll board our ship at noon and then enjoy lunch on board while cruising to the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating formations on the way.

They’ll be plenty to do in the afternoon, whether you want to swim, kayak or just relax on a white sandy beach at a nearby island. We’ll be spending the night aboard the ship, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent Ha Long Bay.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Ha Long Bay Overnight Cruise

After an optional morning Tai chi exercise on the sun deck, we will have a light breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. We’ll explore the Vung Vieng fishing village before disembarking around noon. We’ll transfer to the airport to catch our domestic flight to Da Nang airport and Hoi An.

Upon arrival in Da Nang airport, our driver will pick us up and transfer us to our hotel in Hoi An to get settled.

Included: Breakfast, Tai Chi Exercise, Airport Transfer, Flight to Hoi An

After breakfast, we’ll grab a ferry to Cam Kim island, a neighboring village with Hoi An and take a bike tour of the area. We’ll pass luscious green fields with stopovers to visit and interact with locals who produce sleeping mats and rice wines. We will end the cycling with a noodle-making class where you’ll make your own lunch. We’ll head back to hotel in the afternoon where you’ll have the afternoon free!

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Bike Tour, Noodle-making Class

It’s our last day in Hoi An, and you’ll have the whole day to explore on your own with new friends from the trip. We’ll gather for a closing dinner to cheers the incredible trip and time together.

Included: Breakfast, Closing Dinner

End of Trip! We’re sad to see you go, but happy to have had the chance to meet and explore with you. We’ll provide airport transfers to Da Nang Airport for your flight out.

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Da Nang International Airport (DAD).

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