Vietnam Christmas Ultimate Getaway 7 Days
$ 530 IE
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Get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, and enjoy your Christmas in the country of peace, beauty and safety. The tour is highlighted by an opulent Christmas Eve at a world heritage site, one night on a luxury cruise and relaxing in Hoi An Ancient Town. Before departing, you'll visit the Golden Bridge with giant hands, which is not to be missed.

Day 1 Hanoi Arrival - Free Day

Welcome to Hanoi -the capital city of Vietnam with beautiful tree lined boulevards and colonial buildings, a heaven of street vendor foods and hospitable people. Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport, and your driver and tourist guide will be waiting there to take you to your hotel in the city center. The rest of day is for you to recover from jet lag.
Hanoi night market opens every Friday, Saturday, Sunday (6pm-11pm) and is not to be missed. You might like to go shopping at your own arrangement.
Meal: N/A
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda


Hanoi at night

Day 2 Hanoi - Ninh Binh Full Day tour

After breakfast you will start your essential Vietnam tour with our driver and tourist guide, getting on 1.5 hour transfer to Ninh Binh. Firstly, you will have the opportunity to explore the mausoleum, and temples worshiping the King of Vietnam. You'll continue the journey along the dike to Van Long and sail for about 1.5 hours to enjoy the scenery of Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. Not only a nature reserve inhabiting many birds, Van Long wetland is also an attractive site called "Bay Without Waves". Due to the calm water the surface clearly reflects the surrounding beautiful scenery like a giant mirror.
You'll return to your hotel to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the countryside while you get ready for the warm Christmas Eve.
Meals: Breakfast, Gala Dinner
Accommodation: 5-star resort in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh


Ninh Binh

Day 3 Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before getting on a 3-4 hour journey to Halong Bay – a natural world wonder. You’ll spend a night onboard an elegant junk, cruising on the emerald water to the far and less touched areas of Halong; it is a lifetime experience that you will never forget!
You’ll arrive at the dock at around noon when you will then embark on the cruise, followed by a delicious lunch while the cruise sails further into the secluded, island-dotted bay. You will join in the cruise's activities like visiting caves and sandstone islands, and kayaking. And at night, relax on the sun deck or go squid fishing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on 4-star Cruise

Halong Bay


Halong Bay

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Danang - Hoi An

Wake up early to capture the most beautiful moments of the bay during sunrise, then join a Tai Chi lesson onboard with other passengers. A light breakfast is served with pastries and coffee while your cruise continues sailing through the islands. Depending on each cruise; you might visit nearby islands on a row boat then navigate back to the Halong jetty. Pack all your luggage and items then enjoy the brunch onboard before disembarking.
Our driver will be waiting at the jetty to take you to Hanoi airport and you will then take a flight to Danang. Arrive in Danang, then transfer to Hoi An and check-in to the resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch/Brunch
Accommodation: 4-star resort in Hoi An

Halong Bay



Day 5 Hoi An Full Day City Tour - Countryside

After breakfast at the hotel, a driver and guide will pick you up for a full day essential Vietnam tour. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoi An was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk which is still produced in the region. Today, Hoi An is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge.
Savour lunch of your choice and budget then get on your bike to ride to the Bay Mau Coconut Village, Cam Thanh, which is an important historical relic as well as a craft village where many houses are built from coconut leaves. Taste a fresh coconut while walking through the craft village and see special methods for making hundreds of things from coconuts. After that, you will ride in a basket boat, deeper into the coconut forest, and see the spectacular technique farmers use with their boat. Fishing from a basket boat is not very easy, however, it will be so memorable if you catch a fish or crab from this vast coconut area! Take the boat on Thu Bon river for your journey back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 4-star resort in Hoi An

Hoi An


Hoi An

Day 6 Hoi An Free Leisure Day

Today is your free day without a guide and transfer. Feel free to use the complementary daily shuttle bus service to the old town or An Bang beach and back as per the hotel's schedule. There is also complementary daily usage of bicycles, subject to availability.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 4-star resort in Hoi An

An Bang


Hoi An

Day 7 Hoi An - Ba Na Hill - Golden Bridge - Departure

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel then you will take a joyful day trip to one of the largest amusement parks in the Asia before departure - Ba Na Hills. Possessing one of the ten most impressive cable cars in the world, Ba Na Hills offers you mild weather at the middle and top of it. After taking the cable car, you will be welcomed by a French Village adorned in Christmas decorations. You will have the chance to join in 105 different activities in the Fantasy Amusement Park including: mountain train, Debay underground wine cellar, French Village, Lady Temple, etc. Lunch is of your choice and budget. Spend time to relax, then we will continue on to visit the new symbol of Danang - Golden Bridge. It's the final chance in your essential Vietnam tour to step on the bridge - where two giant hands are depicted holding a huge golden bridge.
Later today, you'll transfer to airport for your departure flight back home. Bon voyage!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Goodbye & Safe travels!

Christmas in Vietnam


Golden bridge in Vietnam

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Boats, kayaks, sampans and bicycle as mentioned
01 night at 4-star hotel in Hanoi + 01 night at 5-star resort in Ninh Binh + 01 night on cruise in Halong Bay + 03 night at 4-star resort in Hoi An
Compulsory Christmas Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve at resort
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Beverage during meals
Room and flight class upgrade
Cancelation Policies
Before 14 days, deposit is forfeited
50% charge for Cancellation between 7-14 days
100% charge for Cancellation under 7 days or No show

The hotels chosen for this package as below or at similar standard in case they are fully booked.

3-star Hotels/Homestay
4-star Hotels
5-star Hotels
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel           

Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh           

Halong Bay

Glory Cruise           
Oriental Sails           

Syrena cruises           

Hera Cruise           


Coco River Resort & Spa           


Church Boutique Hang Gai Hotel           

Cititels hotel           

Other tours

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$530 /person