The Ninh Chu Beach at Ninh Thuan
The Ninh Chu Beach at Ninh Thuan

Vietnam Sea and Sand Holiday - 13 Days

Vietnam Sea and Sand Holiday is one our Paradissa's Vietnam luxury holiday packages for fans of sea cruises and beach vacations in 13 days, 12 nights.

Starting in Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam, we'll travel our way to Halong Bay where over 3,000 limestone mountains jut out of the emerald water of the East Vietnam Sea and where we'll have a thorough cruise through the most beautiful area of Halong Bay which has been listed as the World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

Then the journey continues along the most beautiful part of the over 3,200km of coastline of Vietnam with stops at gems for beach vacations: Non Nuoc Beach in Da Nang, Ninh Chu Beach at Phan Rang and Mui Ne Beach at Phan Thiet. Our journey concludes at Saigon where before flying home, you have a full day soaking in the thumping vibrant atmosphere of the city once known as “the Pearl of the Orient”...

Day-to-day itinerary
Day 1    (    Monday    )    Arrive at Ha Noi (no meal)
Day 2    (    Tuesday    )    Ha Noi Morning Tour/Free Afternoon (B)
Day 3    (    Wednesday    )    Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise (without tour guide) (B/L/D)
Day 4    (    Thursday    )    Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise – Ha Noi – Da Nang Non Nuoc Beach (with tour guide at Da Nang only) (B/L)
Day 5    (    Friday    )    Da Nang Non Nuoc Beach at leisure (B)
Day 6    (    Saturday    )    Non Nuoc Beach – Ninh Chu Beach (or Nha Trang Beach) (with tour guide at Cam Ranh only) (B)
Day 7    (    Sunday    )    Ninh Chu Beach at leisure (or Nha Trang Beach)(B)
Day 8    (    Monday    )    Ninh Chu Beach at leisure (or Nha Trang Beach)(B)
Day 9    (    Tuesday    )    Ninh Chu Beach (or Nha Trang Beach) – Phan Thiet Mui Ne Beach (without guide) (B)
Day 10    (    Wednesday    )    Mui Ne Beach at leisure (B)
Day 11    (    Thursday    )    Mui Ne Beach – Sai Gon (without guide) (B)
Day 12    (    Friday    )    Sai Gon at leisure (B)
Day 13    (    Saturday    )    Depart Sai Gon (B)

Hotels
Hanoi: 5*
Da Nang: 5*
Ninh Chu: 4*
Phan Thiet: 4*
Saigon: 5*

Inclusions
English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
Airfare for the flights within Vietnam as per itinerary;
Private Twin/Double-shared cabin on a shared-junk cruise on Halong Bay as per itinerary;
Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
All admission fees during guided times in the program;

Exclusions
Insurance of any types;
Visa arrangements;
Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day 1    (Monday)    Arrive at Hanoi (with tour guide) (no meal)
Arriving at Hanoi Airport, welcomed by our tour guide and driver and transferred to the hotel.
Free time for the remainder of the day.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2    (Tuesday)    Hanoi Morning Tour/Free Afternoon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have half a day tour of the leafy capital city of Vietnam. We'll visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square and the Presidential Palace where you learn about the recent history of Vietnam. Then, our tour continues onto the One-Pillar Pagoda with unique Vietnamese architecture dating back from the 11th century. After that, our car transfers us to the Temple of Literature where we'll embark on a journey back in time to learn about a centuries-old tradition of Vietnam: the tradition of learning and respecting knowledge. We'll have some time taking a real adventure in the weaving traffic of Hanoi before getting back to the hotel. Have the remainder of the day at your own pace.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Busy traffic in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
Busy traffic in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 3    (Wednesday)    Hanoi – Halong Bay Junk Cruise (without tour guide) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:15 A.M Our driver calls back at your hotel and transfers you through the green countryside of the Red River Delta. The 3-hour road journey offers idyllic rural landscape of Vietnam and authentic country life style. We'll call at a handicraft workshop at mid way for you to have refreshment, to enjoy the local coffee and to sample the fine handicrafts of Vietnam.

Arriving at Ha Long at around 12:00, we'll be welcomed at the waiting cafe for embarkation procedure and for boarding our wooden junk. At 13:00, our junk starts leaving the dock plying amid the green towering limestone islands of Halong Bay and our delicious hot lunch is served on board. Having a relaxing time savoring the seafood and admiring the fresh beauty of nature of Halong Bay. In late afternoon, visit the Sung Sot Cave (the Cave of Amazement) and then be charmed by the stunning sunset over Halong Bay from the top of Ti Tov Mountain. Dinner is served on board and enhanced by the fine taste of our welcome drink.
Overnight on board the junk amid the tranquil wild nature of Halong Bay.

A bird's eye view of Halong Bay
A bird's eye view of Halong Bay

Day 4    (Thursday)    Halong Bay Junk Cruise – Hanoi – Da Nang Non Nuoc Beach (with tour guide at Da Nang only) (B/L)
In the morning, rising early with the sun and take in the absolute freshness of Halong Bay, and have a trip byThe Non Nuoc Beach of Da Nang sampan to visit the secret lagoon of Luon. Then travel back to our junk and have breakfast on board while our junk pull the anchor and continue our cruise further into the infinity of Halong Bay. In late morning, we'll start cruising back to the shore and have the last feast for lunch. Disembarkation at 11:45 and our car is ready for you at the pier for the road trip back to Hanoi Noi Bai Airport for the flight bound for Da Nang. Arriving at Da Nang Airport, welcomed by our local tour guide and driver and transferred to Non Nuoc Beach (Non Nuoc Beach) which is our home for 2 nights.
Overnight at Non Nuoc Beach.

Day 5    (Friday    )    Da Nang Non Nuoc Beach at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure. Overnight at Non Nuoc Beach.

Optional tour: There are the Marble Mountains and the Ancient Port Town of Hoi An close to Non Nuoc Beach which can be visited for half a day or for a day. Please contact Paradissa for an optional tour of the surrounding attractions.

Day 6    (Saturday)    Non Nuoc Beach – Cam Ranh (morning flight) – Ninh Chu Beach (or Nha Trang Beach) (with tour guide at Cam Ranh only) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, our driver calls back at your resort and transfers you to Da Nang Airport for the flight bound for Cam Ranh. Arriving at Nha Trang – Cam Ranh Airport, welcomed by our local tour guide and driver, and escorted to the luxury resort on the pristine beach of Ninh Chu. Free time for the remainder of the day.The Ninh Chu Beach
Overnight at Ninh Chu Beach.

Day 7    (Sunday)    Ninh Chu Beach at leisure (or Nha Trang Beach)(B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight at Ninh Chu Beach.

Day 8    (Monday) Ninh Chu Beach at leisure (or Nha Trang Beach)(B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight at Ninh Chu Beach.

Day 9    (Tuesday)    Ninh Chu Beach (or Nha Trang Beach) – Phan Thiet Mui Ne Beach (without tour guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:30 A.M Our driver calls back at your resort and transfers you to Phan Thiet Mui Ne. The journey takes 5-6 hours and for a few hundred kilometers, you'll travel along the desert coastal region of Vietnam with fine-white sand and blue sea. There are opportunities to stop every now and then on the journey for taking photos and for enjoying coffee “in the middle of nowhere”... Arriving at Phan Thiet Mui Ne, check into the resort and have relaxing time at your own pace for the remainder of the day.
Overnight at Mui Ne Beach.The White Sand Dune at Mui Ne

Day 10    (Wednesday)    Mui Ne Beach at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight at Mui Ne Beach.

Day 11    (Thursday)    Mui Ne Beach – Saigon (without tour guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
11 A.M Our driver calls at your resort and transfers you to Saigon – the biggest city of Vietnam. Arriving at Saigon, check into the hotel and have free time for the remainder of the day.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12    (Friday    )    Saigon at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Saigon.

Local Government Building (People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City)
Local Government Building (People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 13    (Saturday)    Depart Saigon (without tour guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have free time until our driver calls back and transfers you to the airport for the onward flight. We trust you had a wonderful sea-and-sand holiday in Vietnam with Paradissa Travel.