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Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you to your chosen hotel for check in. Your room is always available from 14:00. Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

​Transportation: private car

The Lapis (Hanoi)

Day 2: Free Morning in Hanoi - Cultural City Tour and the Old Quarter Walking Tour

Your family will have a free morning to relax.

In the afternoon, your guide and a private car arrive to take you to discover the capital with the Ethnology Museum. Created in November 1997 at the Francophonie Summit, it is both a research center and a public museum featuring the 54 ethnic groups found across Vietnam. You'll continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu in Vietnamese), situated in the place once known as the first university of Vietnam. Built in 1070 by emperior Ly Thanh Tong, the university was first opened for princes and mandarins exclusively. With its ancient courtyards, altars and roofs, Van Mieu is a very fine example of Vietnamese architecture. Then your guide will take your family to explore hidden places in the Old Quarters such as old, mystical pagodas, traditional handicraft shops, and quiet lanes that feels worlds away from the bustle of Hanoi. All along the way, you will also have the chance to meet with locals during the scripted walking tours, who will add new clues and help you solve the mystery of the Seal of the Emperor.

Today you’ll have tickets for a traditional water puppet show, an art form which was invented a thousand years ago by the farmers of the Red River Delta area and then elevated to royal entertainment under the Ly and Tran dynasties. This typical and enchanting art form often portrays scenes of everyday life and legends to a backdrop of traditional music which is interesting for both adults and kids. Then your guide will drive you back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast - Transportation: private car

The Lapis (Hanoi)

Day 3: Off to Lan Ha Bay - Cruising & Kayaking

You will head off today in the direction of Hai Phong to the Got Ferry Terminal - Cat Hai township via the newest and longest bridge in SouthEast Asia, arriving at the end of the morning. Upon arrival, you will travel by tender boat to the Peony Cruise to discover a different route to Halong Bay from Hai Phong. At lunch time, the cruise boat will set off to Da Chong Islet to where you will see a lighthouse built by the French. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area, an untouched area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. You will have time to enjoy the sunset as well as the chance to join a traditional cooking class with the chef before dinner. You’ll spend the night on the boat on Lan Ha Bay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner - Transportation: private car from Hanoi to Got pier

Peony cruise (Hanoi)

Day 4: Continue Cruising - Return to Hanoi - Flight to Danang - Drive to Hoi An

You can begin the day with an early morning Tai Chi class before enjoying your breakfast. After that, you will arrive Gia Luan, progress to Trung Trang cave by PEONY bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave. Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. It measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years and has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination...

Then, back at the cruise boat, it will be time to enjoy a tea ceremony and a tasteful brunch while cruising back to the pier. You will disembark at the end of the morning and head back to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you’ll meet another local guide and be transferred to your hotel for check-in. You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast and brunch - Transportation: by private car

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Aira Boutique hotel & villa (Hoi An)

Day 5: Hoi An - Guided Walking Tour of Ancient Town 1/2 Day

In the morning, you will visit Hoi An Ancient Town. As a Unessco World Heritage Site, it offers you a glimpse into what a Southeast Asian trade center looked like hundreds of years ago. Meander down narrow lanes framed by many old houses and see local people trading at the market, visit the famous Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Tan Ky Trading House. Discover the harmony of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and French architectural elements in this fascinating town.

Your afternoon will be free to do what you wish or relax at An Bang beach. Your family will spend the night in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast - Transportation: by private car

Hoi An
Aira Boutique hotel & villa (Hoi An)

Day 6: Hoi An - Fishing in all its forms with BBQ Lunch - Free Afternoon of Leisure

Setting off in the early morning, you will travel by a private car (or ride your bicycles) into the Cam Thanh countryside, you will ride across plains of flooded rice fields and have the opportunity to observe picturesque scenes of the local's daily life with a background of verdant countryside. After arriving at the local boat pier, you will board a boat that will transport you to the seaport of Cua Dai, at the mouth of the Thu Bon River, which runs through Hoi An. At this point, two very different activities will be awaiting your family to enjoy.

First of all, you will be initiated to a form of fishing using huge nets raised by special pulleys, the catch, accessed only by paddling out in “basket boats”. After this first fun activity, a bamboo basket boat will take you into the mangrove forest. This amazing round basket boat will carry you along the forest and, from there, you will be able to watch and take part in scenes of crab fishing. At this point, you’ll no doubt be invited to try and manoeuvre your boat yourself, but it’s not an easy task making circular paddle movements while trying to make sure you keep your balance! Be that as it may, it's certainly a lot of fun. As a reward for your morning's efforts, you will be accompanied to a local family’s house to enjoy a lunch consisting of local dishes carefully prepared by the fishermen. The friendly and hospitable family will welcome you to give a hand in preparing the lunch or to make toys fashioned from coconut leaves, a very fun and enjoyable activity for both adults and kids. The remainder of your day will be free to relax at An Bang beach. You'll spend the night in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Transportation: by private car

Hoi An
Aira Boutique hotel & villa (Hoi An)

Day 7:  Hoi An - Free Day of Leisure

Your day will be your own. Your family will spend the night in Hoi An.

Tailor-made idea (with additional cost): Attend the circus “A O” show in Hoi An: “A O” is the name given to a new kind of art performance, commonly known as “new circus” across the globe. The show surpasses all the limits that were previously constructed by many other art shows in Vietnam over the years. You will have the opportunity to let loose your imagination once it is set off by the visual creations and lighting of each performance. The main props used in the show are bamboo basket boats, which are also used in the daily life of many Vietnamese. Throughout 60 magical minutes, you will be gradually introduced to many different forms of emotion in this stunning performance.

Meals: Breakfast - no transportation

Hoi An
Aira Boutique hotel & villa (Hoi An)

Day 8: Hoi An – Drive to Danang - Departure

At right time, your guide and a private car arrive to take you to Danang airport to connect your departure flight to your home country. Your room is available until 12.00 noon. Tour ends!

Meals: Breakfast - airport transfer

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