Day 1: Hanoi
You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive activities can be arranged for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Depart Hanoi for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay for a 3 day / 2 night cruise through thousands of limestone peaks. Begin the cruise as lunch is served and later in the day take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay. You may wish to swim in a quiet bay or sunbathe on the deck of your junk. In the late afternoon visit a floating village, kayak or take a bamboo row boat to explore a secluded lagoon. As the sun sets enjoy cocktails on the deck and a gourmet dinner.
Day 3: Halong Bay
Enjoy an early morning tai chi class on deck, and after breakfast transfer to your ‘day trip boat’ with a private crew and cruise the bay’s lesser visited areas. Later in the day, visit water tunnels and fishing villages or go kayaking. All meals are served onboard by your private chef.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
There is more tai chi this morning for those who wish to rise early. Later in the morning visit a limestone grotto and cruise leisurely through the bay before returning to the dock for the journey back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Danang - Hoi An
Fly from Hanoi to Danang. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 6: Hoi An
Today you may wish to go on a walking tour of this beautiful town. You are sure to be inspired by its fascinating architecture and laid back atmosphere. Dine in its many gourmet restaurants and get some shopping therapy at one of the many tailor’s shops.
Day 7: Hoi An
This morning enjoy a fun cooking class. You will walk through Hoi An’s riverside market, always a hive of activity, before spending the morning with a chef teaching you how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisine. The best part is enjoying it afterwards.
Day 8: Hoi An – Fly to Nha Trang
Today take a flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your resort, with the last part of the journey by speed boat. On arrival at this private island, check into the luxurious Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay Resort.
Day 9-10: Nha Trang
With its turquoise sea, golden sand and blue skies it is tempting to spend your days just relaxing on the beach. For those who can tear themselves away from their sun loungers, there are many options. You may enjoy a day trip to the offshore islands to go snorkeling and swimming. More adventurous types may wish to take advantage of the excellent kayaking or diving on offer.
Day 11: Nha Trang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Travel back to Nha Trang in the afternoon and catch an evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival you will be met by a guide and accompanied to your hotel. The evening is at leisure to explore this frenetic metropolis.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.