If touring isn't for you this holiday combines two of Vietnam's iconic destinations with a week on a selection of fantastic beach resorts.
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 you have a choice of superb and varied beach destinations. If you're here from October to April then head south to Mui Ne or Phu Quoc Island or from March to August Nha Trang and Hoi An are ideal.
Day 1: Depart on your choice of overnight flights to Hanoi
Day 2: Arrive Hanoi for 2 nights (or more). 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 your beach destination for 7 nights.
Days 6-11: Beach days on this idyllic island
Day 12: Overnight flight home
Day 13: Arrive home