A holiday focused on North and Central Vietnam packs in some of the country's most iconic sights, history rich cities, natural beauty and beautiful beaches. Weatherwise perfect for those visiting between February and September.
Hanoi, the northern Capital city, stands out against many of its larger Asian cousins, maintaining an authenticity of national character that’s becoming harder to find as the world becomes increasingly homogenised. Halong Bay is the natural wonder of Vietnam and an overnight cruise is a must do for most. Majestic and mysterious in equal measure, over 1,600 limestone karsts dramatically dot this UNESCO World Heritage site.
From here it's a short flight to Hue, a small city on the Perfume River that was home to the last royal dynasty and the UNESCO Citadel. Head down the dramatic coast road to conclude your holiday in Hoi An a UNESCO World Heritage town with beautiful beach hotels.
Day 1: Depart on your choice of overnight flights to Hanoi
Day 2: Arrive Hanoi for 2 nights. Private transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day to settle in
Day 3: Full Day Hanoi City tour. Evening Street Eats & Market Tour.
Day 4: Board your overnight Halong Bay cruise exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site
Day 5: Morning cruise then fly to Hue for 2 nights
Day 6: Private guided tour of the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda & Monastery and Perfume River
Day 7: Private transfer down dramatic coast road over Cloudy Pass to Hoi An for 5 nights on the beach
Days 8 - 11: Free days to relax on the beach, explore the UNESCO Old Town and countryside
Day 12: Overnight flight home
Day 13: Arrive home