Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
You are met at 08:30 in the hotel lobby. There is a morning and afternoon schedule, as well as an organised lunch.
- Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh Museum
- The Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070
- A local Vietnamese lunch
- A traditional performance of the famous Vietnamese water puppets
- Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake - the Ngoc Son Temple is set on a tiny island on Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century
- A one-hour cyclo tour through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi!
You will finish city tour round 17:00. Come back hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
7.30 - 12.00 Pick up and drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 - 30 minutes.
12.00 - 13.00 Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf - Breaking and taking photo at Glory Legend Private Lounge. Transfer by tender to the boat
13.00 - 15.30 Check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and Cruise Manager. Start cruising. Enjoy set menu lunch while cruising to magnificent Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way. You will have opportunity to see the famous such as: Perfume Rock, Fighting Cock, Lonely Rock, Saddle Rock…. before arrives to “Vung Viêng” village.
15.30 - 17.30 Visit “Vung Viêng” village by a rustic - row boat, meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxing. Free optional swimming and kayaking around many small and big islands at emerald Bai Tu Long water.
17.30 - 19.30 Back to the boat and free time for relax
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu.
Cooking class on sundeck - How to make spring rolls. Then enjoy spring rolls you make together and Happy Hour (buy one drink, get one free). It is time for chatting and relaxing.
19.30 - 23.00 Deluxe Vietnamese Dinner will be served Evening activities include: Leisure time for chatting around the bar, watching many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruises’ music. Reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing on the boat. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
23.00 End of Day One program. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoian (BR) - by flight
06.00 - 09.00 Taking part in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes) Coffee, tea and pastries… for breakfast are served in the dining room.
Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
09.00 - 11.30 Check out and make payment in reception area. Have a set menu brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as approaching the wharf.
11.30 Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew and drive back to Hanoi.
16.30 Arrive in Hanoi
Then transfer to the airport for the flight to Da Nang (VN175 - 19:10 - 20:30). Upon arrival, pick up and drive to hotel. Check in and overnight in Hoi An
Day 5: Hoian - Bicycle trip (B, L)
07:30: Our guide will pick you up at hotel
08:00: Cycle to Farming Village
08:30: Experience a day of living and working with the local farmers in this village and learning about the system and the fresh ingredients.
09:30: Board the boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea.
10:00: Try your experience at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. Learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.
11:30: Back on board and enjoy lunch and drink.
13:00: Transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoian - Boat trip (B, L)
07:30: Our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer to border port.
08:00: Transfer to Cham Island by high speed cruise.
09:00: Take a tour around Cham Island to visit Bai Lang, Au Thuyen (where boats stop to avoid storms), Tang pagoda and drop in fishing village to experience local life.
10:00: Relax and enjoy snorkling to see beautiful natural coral ranges under water. Have fruits and drinks served.
11:30: Sunbathe and then have lunch with local fresh seafoods.
14:00: Transfer back to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoian (B)
Free at leisure at the hotel and then discover Hoi An city by yourself or relax on Cua Dai or An Bang beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city (B) - by flight
Free at leisure at the hotel and then discover Hoi An city by yourself or relax on Cua Dai or An Bang beach. Then take a flight (VN 131 - 16:45 - 18:10) to Ho Chi Minh city. Pick up and drive to hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city tour - Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L)
08:00 Our guide will pick you up at hotel. Transfer to the Cu Chi Tunnels (75 km from downtown). Visit Cu Chi tunnels with watching documentary film, witness hand-made weapon gallery (gun, land mine, bamboo traps,…), crawl into the real tunnels,… Back to Saigon. Have lunch.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Former Presidential Palace, the War Crime Museum, the central complex of architecture: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta (B, L)
08:00 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cai Be, stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be Floating Market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation...
Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand - made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village - the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature . Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Finish the trip around 18:00 at your hotel.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city - Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to the airport for the your flight back home. End of services.