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   Cruise extensions from HO CHI MINH CITY
 

 

       
  Extend your cruise with either a 4 or 7 day post cruise program (minimum 2 people)
These two post-cruise programs let you discover the heart of the two Vietnam regions previously known as Annam and Tonkin and experience an overnight junk cruise on the picturesque Halong Bay between islands, through coves and around numerous karstic peaks.

 
Days
4 days
Start City
Ho Chi Minh
End city
Hanoi
Code:
IR6 - Hanoi & Halong Bay Extension
No:
Minimum of 2 people required
Itinerary
 

Day 1
HO CHI MINH CITY - HANOI

Transfer to airport & fly to Hanoi.  Check in and dinner at hotel
   
Day 2
HANOI

Morning guided tour of the capital.  See the exterior of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's humble stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda Buddhist temple, Temple of Literature, known for its 5 courtyards & gates.  After lunch in town discover the old quarter of the city by pedi-cab or electric car.  Complete the day with an evening traditional water puppet show and dinner


Day 3
HANOI - HALONG BAY

After breakfast leave for Halong Bay (approximately 3 1/2 hours).  Board 4 star LS Junk, for cocktail, lunch and cruise in the bay.  Overnight onboard the junk
 
Day 4
HALONG BAY - HANOI
  Early morning Tai Chi class on deck.  Continue cruising and visit one of the largest caves.  Brunch on board before disembarkation at 11 am and trip back to Hanoi via one of the largest and finest communal houses - the Dinh Bang communal hall.  After a light dinner transfer to the airport for your return trip.  Services end 6 pm (do not book flight before 8 pm)
   

   
Days
7 days
Start city
Ho Chi Minh City
End city
Hanoi
Code:

IR9: Imperial towns and Halong Bay extension

No:
Minimum of 2 people required
ITINERARY
 
   
Day 1
HO CHI MINH CITY - HUE
  After lunch in town transfer to airport and fly to Hue.  Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.  Dinner in hotel.
   
Day 2
HUE
  After breakfast visit the Tomb of Khai Dinh and Tu Duc and the Tue Hieu Pagoda.  After lunch in town continue to the Imperial City, the Citadel and the Dong Ba Market.  Dinner in the city tonight before returning to your hotel.
   
Day 3
HUE - DA NANG - HOI AN
  Morning cruise on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, followed by Kim Long Village.  After lunch leave for Da Nang and the Museum of Cham Sculpture and China Beach (so named during the Vietnam War).  Transfer to your Hoi An hotel followed by dinner in the city.
   
Day 4
HOI AN - MY SON - HOI AN
  Explore the wonders of the My Son 4th and 14th century AD ruins.  After lunch back in Hoi An tour this ancient town with its well preserved buildings, including the Kan Ky House, Fujian Assembly Hall, Phue Thanh Pagoda and much photographed Japanese Covered Bridge.
   
Day 5
HOI AN - DA NANG - HANOI
  After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Hanoi.  After lunch discover the old quarter of the city by pedi-cab or electric mini bus.  The quarter reflects the different guilds operating in the area.  Also see numerous French Colonial buildings and the Hoan Kiem Lake.  A highlight tonight is a traditional water puppetry show and dinner in the city.
   
Day 6
HANOI - HALONG BAY
  Arrive in beautiful Halong Bay after a 3 1/2 hour ride.  Board your junk and enjoy a welcome cocktail and lunch onboard.  View the thousands of limestone islands dotting this emerald coloured bay.  Dinner on board the junk tonight.
   
DAY 7
HALONG - HANOI
  Optional early morning Tai Chi class on deck this morning - a great way to start your day amidst stunning scenery.  This morning continue cruising and visit one of the largest caves before disembarking at 11 am and returning to Hanoi via the Dinh Bang communal hall.  Services end at 6 pm.  If you are flying out tonight, do not book a flight before 8 pm.
   
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