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Halong Bay & Ancient Vietnam

11 day Holiday Idea - from £899

With flights from £1709

A heritage journey through the colonial city of Hanoi, the ancient limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, the historic capital of Hue and UNESCO town of Hoi An.


  • Explore the vibrant old streets of Hanoi
  • Experience magical Halong Bay by traditional Chinese junk boat
  • Discover ancient history at the Imperial Citadel in Hue
  • Marvel at the colonial architecture and influences
  • Take in the riverside ambience in Hoi An

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 2 nights stay in Hanoi
  • 2 day Halong Bay Cruise
  • 2 nights in Hue
  • 5 nights in historic Hoi An
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 2 - Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi, you will be met and transferred to your chosen Hanoi hotel for the following two nights. Head out and explore the maze of streets in old Hanoi and admire the fine old villas in the French Quarter. Take a stroll by the tranquil waters of Hoan Kiem Lake in the city centre and.

Day 3 - Halong Bay Cruise

Have a good breakfast before heading off on an overnight Halong Bay cruise where you will spend the night on a traditional Chinese junk boat. During your cruise, you will be able to see the huge limestone rocks which rise up out of the water and give the bay such an unusual appearance. You’ll have time to swim, snorkel or kayak in the tranquil waters before heading back to the boat for sunset and dinner.

Day 4 to 5 - Hue

Wake up early to see the sun rise and listen to the sounds of the waves gently lapping. The area is quite mystical in the early mornings as the rocks are often topped by mist and the early start is well worth it. There will be time for swimming or kayaking this morning before brunch and your return to Halong City where you disembark and travel back to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue.

On arrival in Hue, you will be greeted and transferred to your chosen Hue hotel for the next two nights. You can spend your time in Hue sightseeing around the historic capital on a bicycle, cruising down the perfume river or visiting the Imperial Citadel, the centrepiece of the royal empire which was damaged throughout the Vietnam War.

Day 6 to 10 - Hoi An

Today you will travel over the famous Hai Van Pass on your way to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An where your driver will drop you off at your chosen Hoi An hotel for the following five nights. Enjoy your time at leisure exploring the charming town of Hoi An, with excellent restaurants, bars and shops. You may also wish to visit the beach where you can relax and catch some sun.

Day 11 - Farewell

Enjoy your last glimpses of the regions beautiful scenery as you head back along the coast to Danang airport to catch your flight back to the UK.

11 day Holiday Idea - from £899

With flights from £1709


  • Add extra nights in Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An
  • Pre-book activities and day tours in Hanoi and Hoi An
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business and First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • An overnight Halong Bay Cruise
    – private cabin
    – experiences and activities
    – all meals
  • City stays with a choice of hotels
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotels

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Asia.

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