Explore the natural wonders, historic treasures and cultural heritage in
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, and Saigon
12 Days / 10 Nights
Specially designed for a small group up to 16pax
April 17 – 28, 2019
* Conditions apply
Tour Program Summary
CHINA is a land of history and refinement unparalleled in the world. Attentive visitors are immersed in a sea of visual and cultural experiences unlike any other they may have had elsewhere. Each geographic area in China teems with its own identity as an energetic variation on the great theme of Chinese civilization. You will be amazed at how regions differ vastly yet express similar values and ideas.
On this journey, we will be flying with Hong Kong Airlines, a full-service airline committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience with a unique flair of its home base.
Your journey starts from your flight from west coast gateways to Hong Kong, the southern gateway to modern China and the mainland’s window to the world. Here, people are attracted by the dramatic scenery: the bustling harbor with its backdrop of skyscraper-covered hillsides, the rugged island of Lantau, and the New Territories, where traditional walled villages and ancestral temples continue to exist alongside the new towns.
VIETNAM is a country of natural beauty, turbulent history, and charming national and regional cultures. It offers a unique blend of the East and West with plenty of sights, sounds and smell. Vietnam cuisine is a gourmet delight with a mixture of Chinese, French and a little Thai and is one of the most sophisticated cuisines in Asia.
From Hong Kong, we fly on a Hong Kong Airlines flight to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. This charming city still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shop houses invite exploration by cyclo (pedi cab), while it’s many beautiful public spaces – lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments – give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals. Legacies of Chinese and French influence are evident in many parts of the city.
Drive through the Red River Delta and travel from Hanoi to your boat in Halong Bay. A day spent cruising gently between the imposing limestone islets is hard to beat,
but an evening spent watching the stars come out over the bay is a truly magical experience. You get both, plus kayaking and swimming in the turquoise water of Halong Bay. The train journey up to the mountainous Sapa lead you into the world of Vietnam’s northern minorities, cheerful, resilient, and stick to traditions, they are among the friendliest people you will ever meet.
A short flight takes you to the exquisitely preserved merchant town of Hoi An. The colorful store-front houses and temples reflect a diverse heritage, dating back to the 16th and 17th century, when it was a major port for Western, Chinese and Japanese traders. Today it is a thriving center of traditional crafts and a shopper’s paradise, best explored on foot.
A vibrant metropolis, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands cheek by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Outside on the streets, young professionals zip by on motorcycles, chatting on cell phones; inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray amidst clouds of incense.
From Saigon Airport, take an early morning flight to Hong Kong and connect to your flight back to North America.
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