Hanoi and Halong Bay

Halong Bay
Full of French flair, Chinese culture and Vietnamese vitality – Hanoi is a city like no other! On arrival visit the Temple of Literature before walking the wide Parisian-style boulevards or relaxing with bia hoi (draught beer).

Get away from the hustle and bustle and book yourself on a cruise to Halong Bay. Sail through the stunning waters of this UNESCO World Heritage site and admire some of the 2,000 limestone islands that dot the sea. Kick back on deck and soak up the shades of jade in the many grottos, lagoons and thick forests.

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Check out our accommodation and mini adventure options below.

 Vietnam adventure Details
CAT BA Island Experience
3 days fr £181

• Two nights in authentic bamboo huts
• Sail on a traditional junk boat
• Two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners
• Return travel from Hanoi included

Get out of hectic Hanoi and experience the outrageous natural beauty of Cat Ba Island National Park in Halong Bay. Journey out of the city arriving in time to explore Cat Ba Island by bike (optional), or simply to wander around the charming town or have a swim.

On Day 2 board a traditional Junk boat and cast off for the day to unvisited parts of the bay. Go on a rock climbing adventure on a massive limestone cliff and take a sunset boat trip to the eco paradise of Nam Cat Island, where you’ll stay in simple bamboo huts and have a BBQ dinner on the beach.

On your final day board your traditional junk boat again and go kayaking in secluded lagoons before returning to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Halong Bay Cruise 2 Star
3 days fr £179

Sail away from the crowd on this lovely trip taking you around the wonders of scenic Halong Bay. Departing from Hanoi you will travel to your home for the next two nights, a traditional junk boat.

Spend your days relaxing on the spacious sun deck, casting your eye over the views or jumping in the water - it looks so good you'll find it hard not to! The boat has 12 roomy cabins, each with en suite facilities and a window for taking in those stunning views. Included local meals are served in the dining room with panoramic views out to the bay.
Halong Bay Cruise 4 Star
3 days fr £325 

See Halong Bay in style on this outstanding cruise. With an itinerary designed for intimate exploration, this will be a trip to remember. The smaller boat allows you to get into untouched parts of this popular tourist destination and see local life in tiny fishing villages along the coast.

Enjoy the luxury Junk boat, tastefully decorated with Oriental furnishings. Cabins have large windows so you can drink in the wonderful views and there is also an outdoor deck for dining, or just relaxing in comfort. Definitely not your average accommodation!
Hanoi Welcome Package
4 days fr £110

• Arrival transfer and three nights hotel
• Tour of the city’s main sights & sounds
• Three hour boat trip along the Boi River

Kick things off with an awesome intro to the exotic and historic city of Hanoi. Take a back-alley tour through the 'heart of Hanoi', the winding maze of the Old Quarter. Try the amazing (and strong!) Vietnamese coffee and get some basic language lessons in a local cafe.

Spend a day on a full day tour visiting the city’s top attractions including tombs that date from 1009 AD. You’ll also take a trip to peaceful Hoa Lu where you’ll visit ancient sanctuaries and enjoy a three hour boat trip up the Boi River.
Live Like a Local in Hanoi
4 days fr £189

• Enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride around Westlake
• Visit the Quan Thanh Temple
• Sample delicacies such as 'Cha Ca' (roasted fish)

Follow in the footsteps of the city dwellers with a guided motorbike tour to the flower market and join in the morning ritual of Tai Chi around the beautiful city centre retreat of West Lake. In the afternoon take a leisurely bike ride around this large expanse of water and take in the temples, pagodas,markets and friendly locals. On Day 3 you’ll jump back on your trusty motorbike to explore the vast rural areas around Hanoi, then spend the rest of the day exploring the old streets of Hanoi on foot.
Sapa Adventure
4 days fr £249

• Walk to traditional local villages
• Meet unique local minorities
• Enjoy panoramic views of rural Vietnam
• Learn about local life from your guide

Check out one of the most interesting and beautiful parts of southeast Asia on this four day trip to Sapa in northern Vietnam. Meet some of the 54 ethnic groups that live in Vietnam and learn about their lives, their culture and their customs. Marvel at the traditional clothing, each group with its own distinct style and colour as you get to know the locals in the region.

You will travel out to the area from Hanoi on an express sleeper train but your transport whilst in Sapa will be limited to your own two feet, so strap those walking boots on! During your two days you will walk from village to village meeting locals as you go. Whilst in Sapa you stay at a hotel, choose from simple, smart or stylish standard. Travel back to Hanoi by train is also included.

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