6 days, 5 nights
This six-day adventure immerses guests in the tastes, smells, sounds and colours of Vietnam’s Tonkin region. We take a step back in time to explore Hanoi’s most inspirational heritage sites of feudal and colonial times. Highlights include a stroll through the city’s Old Quarter and visits to Thang Long citadel, the Temple of Literature and the Fine Arts Museum. We delve into local life at Ky Son village, where we wake up to morning Tai Chi and visit rural farms, before immersing ourselves in Ninh Binh province’s stunning natural beauty.
You will be collected from the airport and taken straight to the spa. A revitalising pampering session that includes a full body massage and sauna treatment will ease away the jet lag before we transfer to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we start our exploration of historical Hanoi with visits to a series of cultural sites, including Thang Long Citadel, the Temple of Literature and the Fine Arts Museum. We then take a walking tour of the capital’s Old Quarter, stopping to sample the range of local delicacies served at street-side eateries. These include Pho Cam Chi washed down with a delicious café den (black coffee) or café sua da (milky coffee with ice) brewed using a traditional Vietnamese filter. We then enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner in a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for the evening.
After breakfast, we board a coach and drive southwest of Hanoi to Ky Son village, where we spend the day immersing ourselves into local life. During our stay, we will learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese delicacies, join locals for their morning Tai Chi session and discover nearby villages during a leisurely bike ride through breath-taking rural scenery. Depending on the season, we can spend some time joining farmers as they tend to their rice fields, feed animals at nearby farms and spend time hanging out with villagers. After an intense day of activities, we will enjoy a feast of local food before once again being pampered with a soothing ginger-based foot treatment. This is the perfect way to wind down before relaxing in a comfortable bed set up in a traditional wooden house surrounded by serene nature. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
After breakfast, we wave goodbye to Ky Son village and head to Ninh Binh, home to sweeping landscapes that take in shimmering rice paddies, rolling tree-clad hills and dramatic limestone karsts. We visit the temple of King Dinh, or King Le, in Hoa Lu valley. This spot served as the ancient capital of Vietnam before King Ly relocated it to Thang Long-Hanoi. We lap up our delightful surroundings with a leisurely bicycle ride from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc (10 km) and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. We then drive to Thung Nang, where we board a small sampan and ride along the waterways, paddling past lush, green rice fields and farmers tending to their land. Dinner is at a local restaurant, with overnight in Ninh Binh.
After an early-morning breakfast, we enjoy the refreshing country breeze before moving to iconic Lan Ha Bay. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to thousands of dramatic limestone karsts that jut out of the ocean. We will board our boat to spend the day and night exploring this fascinating natural phenomenon. Unlike Camille and Jean-Bapstite in the famous movie Indochine, we enjoy a lavish meal and take part in a variety of activities, including swimming and kayaking among the ancient rock formations, fishing. Alternatively, you can kick back and relax on the sun deck, soak up the sublime surroundings and enjoy a sundowner cocktail. Dinner and overnight accommodation on board.
Early-risers can wake at dawn to enjoy sunrise as we set sail for our return journey through the bay. A hearty breakfast is enjoyed on the boat as we pass by more of the bay’s intriguing rock formations and dramatic limestone islets that have been created over millions of years of harsh weather conditions and raging seas. There are a range of activities for passengers to enjoy, including fishing and informative talks from the crew about the sites we sail by. Alternatively, kick back on the deck and soak up the sublime scenery. We arrive at the pier by late morning and disembark to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to Hanoi (about 2.5 hours). We will then check-in to your overnight accommodation before you have the rest of the afternoon to explore the bustling city at leisure.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you have the rest of the day at your leisure before driving to Hanoi International Airport for your onward flight, bringing this six-day tour of the Tonkin region to an end.
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6 days, 5 nights
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