Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Hanoi
- 1 night Ninh Binh
- Overnight train
- 1 night Sapa
- 1 night Hanoi
- 1 night Halong Bay
- 2 nights Hanoi
- 3 nights Singapore
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive Hanoi
On arrival you will be greeted by your English speaking guide and escorted by private transfer to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Included: English speaking guide, private transfer & hotel
Day 3: Hanoi
After breakfast your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic side of Hanoi. Highlights include meeting the locals and seeing them go about their daily business as you walk down the narrow alleyways, you will also get to visit the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum.
The afternoon is free at leisure.
Included: Breakfast, private English speaking guide & hotel
Day 4: Hanoi to Ninh Binh
After breakfast you will be collected and taken on the 2.5 hr journey to Ninh Binh. En route you will stop at the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu and visit some of temples situated there. Lunch in Tam Coc town is included after which you will board your private sampan (traditional wooden boat) and glide down the waters of Trang An enjoying the incredible views.
Included: Breakfast, lunch, private transport, cruise and hotel
Day 5: Cuc Phuong – Hanoi, overnight train to Lao Cai
We have included a late check-out this morning so you can relax and make the most of the hotel facilities. You will be collected late afternoon for your transfer to Hanoi railway station where you will board your overnight train to Lao Cai.
Included: Breakfast, lunch, private transfer & shared soft sleeper cabin on board Victoria Express train
Day 6: Lao Cai to Sapa
On arrival into Lao Cai a guide will be there to greet you and begin your onward journey to the small mountain town of Sapa. A walking tour of the local market will entice you into buying handmade gifts made by the local ethnic minority people and a light trek will take you into the heart of the hill tribe villages where you can learn about this unique and fascinating culture.
The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Included: Transport, private English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch & hotel
Day 7: Sapa – Lao Cai, overnight train to Hanoi
After breakfast you will head to the local market, this is a great opportunity to watch the local hill tribe villagers doing their shopping before heading to meet the locals at their homes, this is a truly unique experience!
After freshening up at the hotel you will head back to catch your return overnight train to Hanoi.
Included: Breakfast, private guide, all transport & shared soft sleeper cabin on board Victoria Express train
Day 8: Hanoi to Halong Bay
It’s an early start today as you arrive into Hanoi, we have included a few hours at a local hotel to give you time to relax and freshen up before heading to Halong Bay for your overnight cruise.
All meals are included and you will enjoy lunch on board as you cruise along through some of the most stunning scenery in Vietnam, a cocktail at sunset is the perfect end to the day.
Included: All meals, time at local hotel, all transport & evening on board junk boat
Day 9: Halong Bay to Hanoi
After breakfast on board the boat you will sail back and be met by your driver for your transfer back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is at leisure so relax at the hotel or head out into Hanoi to try some of the delicious local cuisine.
Included: Breakfast, transport & hotel
Day 10: Hanoi
Today is at leisure, so head out for a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake or book one of the many street food tours on offer in the capital.
Included: Breakfast & hotel
Day 11: Hanoi to Singapore
After breakfast you will be collected and taken to Hanoi airport by private transfer to connect with your flight to Singapore.
On arrival into Singapore you will be met and escorted by private transfer to your hotel.
Included: Private transfers, international flight & hotel
Day 12: Singapore
Today we have included a half city tour, highlights include visiting Merlion Park and Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples. You will get to visit local craftsmen and observe their work before heading to the National Orchid Garden, located within the famous Botanical Gardens.
The afternoon is at leisure.
Included: Breakfast, half day city tour & hotel
Day 13: Singapore
Today is a free day, why not head to Singapore and enjoy a breakfast with the orang-utans or head over to Orchard Road for a bit of retail therapy.
Included: Breakfast & hotel
Day 14: Depart Singapore
You will be collected after breakfast and taken to Singapore airport to connect with your flight home.
Included: Breakfast & International flight
Day 15: Arrive UK
You will arrive back in the UK today to complete your holiday.