Northern Vietnam is filled with wonderful culture that seemed to have stood the test of time. In addition, majestic sceneries of nature dominate the landscape up here and that includes Halong Bay. The stunning landscapes of the area and incredible charm of the capital are only fully appreciated when traveling in style.
The luxury experience starts the moment you walk into your hotel. This is the Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, one of the capital’s most luxurious properties. You’ll be treated to superb views of West Lake along with boutique style ambiance and impeccable service. Relax in total comfort; perhaps a soothing spa session might do the trick.
In Hanoi, you’ll discover the contrasts of ancient and contemporary Vietnam, set in a city of Oriental tradition, European colonialism and modernity. Visit the imposing mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, one of Vietnam’s most important political figures, and the Temple of Literature, a tranquil haven in the center of the city. The explore Hanoi by cyclo and experience the sights and sounds of the bustling Old Quarter. Feel free to bask in the local market atmosphere and appreciate the fine works on display in the art galleries.
It’s now time to explore the natural side of Northern Vietnam. Travel east through the scenic rice fields and rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. There, the posh Emeraude is waiting for you. It resembles an early 20th century steam ship, complete with all the luxuries and comforts dignitaries of that era enjoyed. Bask in luxury as the ship cruises past the amazing sites of sprouting limestone karsts gushing out of the crystal blue waters. Feast on scrumptious fresh seafood, swim or kayak through emerald waters and enjoy the views. Or even venture inside and explore some of these caves firsthand! As the sun sets, sip a cocktail and enjoy a screening of the moving Indochine or retire to your elegant cabin for a good night’s sleep.
On the way back to land, join in on the Tai Chi with beautiful Halong Bay as backdrop. Your luxury experience does not end at Halong Bay. On the way back to Hanoi, stop by a small village in the Red River Delta to watch a captivating water puppet performance by marionette masters whose families have been practicing this cherished art form for generations.
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