SOCIAL TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING

A range of social tours will be offered for participating delegates and accompanying persons.

Please note, all tours have a limited number of seats available.  All tours are based on a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached, alternative places will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of bookings. Where participants cancel their tour bookings prior to 22 January 2019, payment will be refunded in full. Thereafter, no refund will be made.

PRE-TOURS

HANOI – HALONG – HANOI

 

Date: 19-21 April (3 days 2 nights)
Time: Morning to afternoon
Starts at: Your hotel  
Ends at: Your hotel

Fee: 
340 EUR per person when 2 sharing a room (guests must register together with the partner ie no half cabins sold)
450 EUR per person in a single room

 

Quang Ninh is the homeland of coal mining of Vietnam. There are many open pits and underground mines to visit and explore.

Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth and must-see in Vietnam. Its significant scientific importance and geological beauty make Halong bay a A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stay one night at the heart of Halong bay to fully recover your energy and see a different world from a place with a thousands of islands.

Day 1: Hanoi – Coal Mine – Halong city 
Day 2: Discovery Halong Bay on a luxury cruise (Cruise party & authentic Vietnamese food buffet dinner, overnight stay on board)
Day 3: Discovery Halong Bay on a luxury cruises (breakfast on board & visit floating fishing village)

HANOI – SAPA – HANOI

Date: 19-21 April (3 days 2 nights)
Time: Morning to early evening
Starts at: Your hotel  
Ends at: Your hotel
Fee: 
330 EUR per person when 2 sharing a room (guests must register together with the partner ie no half cabins sold)
440 EUR per person in a single room

Sapa is a small and old town on top of mountain region of Vietnam, there are many places to explore, many attractiveattarctively things to see, many different peoplepoeple in from nay ethnic groups to get their local culture you will not see in any other places.

Fansipan is the highest mountain peak of Vietnam at 3,143 m. Hundred years ago in French colonel, surveyors and cartographers sat up survey mark. Nowadays with cable car from Sapa, you will take the to fly trip flying over the deep jungle to Fansipan peak, the way you come to the peak seem to go to heaven.

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Ham Rong Moutain
Day 2: Sapa – Fansipan Summit
Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Hanoi

 

DAILY TOURS

COOKING CLASS

Date: Monday 22 April and Thursday 25 April
Time: 13:00-17:00
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center
Ends at: Hanoi Old Quarter / Vietnam National Convention Center
Fee: 48 EUR

Daily classes start in our tropical garden where you will meet your chef and other participants to discuss your day. Your first adventure starts with a stroll to the local market situated in the Old quarter. Here you will be dazzled by the bright colors of the fruits and vegetables and smell the sweet and not so sweet smells as you're guided around the market. Watch the locals pick their daily food and haggle over the price. Feel free to join in the process and have a go at haggling with the help of your chef.

On returning to Old Hanoi you will be served some local refreshments and freshen up before your class. You will start with an explanation of the ingredients used in Vietnamese cooking then under guidance from our chef you will be making Vietnamese dishes in no time.
Do not worry if you struggle, our chefs will always be willing to give you a helping hand. Once you have made your dishes the best part will follow as you sample your handy work and be amazed at what you have created.

HANOI – BAT TRANG - CYCLO TOUR

Date: Tuesday 23 April
Time: 13:00-17:00
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center 
Ends at: Hanoi Old Quarter / Vietnam National Convention Center
Fee: 35 EUR

We will visit Bat Trang Ceramics Village. It is a 14th century porcelain and pottery village near Hanoi, housing local artisans who combine both traditional and modern techniques to create beautiful porcelain artworks. Not only are you able to purchase some of the finest handmade ceramic products in Vietnam, you can also see them made right before your eyes during your visit.

Afterwards we will take a one-hour cyclo (paddle rickshaw) around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names were related to the products being sold there.

HANOI – HANDICRAFT VILLAGES

Date: Wednesday 24 April
Time: 13:00-17:00
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center 
Ends at: Vietnam National Convention Center 
Fee: 35 EUR

We depart from Hanoi for a short drive to Van Phuc village in Ha Dong town where silk was first made in 12th centery. Then, drive to Duyen Thai village where the local people have made lacquerware products for 500 years. Here, you can see the process of making 13 layers for one lacquerware product. The local artists will show you the difference from high quality products to low quality being sold in Hanoi Old Quater. 

MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY & TRAN QUOC PAGODA

Date: Wednesday 25 April
Time: 13:00-17:00
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center 
Ends at: Vietnam National Convention Center 
Fee: 30 EUR

We will go to the impressive Museum of Ethnology, among the finest of Vietnam's museums. The Museum offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country.  The museum is packed full of information detailing traditional Vietnamese ways of life, from religious events to the symbolic rituals of all the Vietnamese ethnic groups, providing a rich tapestry of the culture melting pot existing in Vietnam.

Afterwards, our car and guide will transfer you to Tran Quoc Temple, the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De, thus giving it an age of 1,400 years. With its harmonious architecture taking advantage of the watery landscape, the pagoda is a picturesque attraction.

WATER PUPPET & CYCLO TOUR 

Date: Thursday 24 April
Time: 13:00-17:00
Starts at: Vietnam National Convention Center 
Ends at:  Hanoi Old Quarter / Vietnam National Convention Center
Fee: 30 EUR

We will take a one-hour Cyclo (Paddle Rickshaw) around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets. This bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there.  

Afterwards we will enjoy a Water Puppet Performance – one of the most famous traditional performances in Vietnam.






























POST-TOUR

HANOI – PHU YEN – HO CHI MINH – SIEM REAP (Visit to Cambodia)

Date: 27 April - 1 May (6 days 5 nights)
Time: Morning to afternoon
Starts at: Your hotel  
Ends at: Siam Reap, Cambodia
Fee: 
1,510.00 EUR per person when 2 sharing a room (guests must register together with the partner ie no half cabins sold)
1,820.00 EUR per person in a single room

Day 1: HANOI – TUY HOA – MUI DIEN LIGHTHOUSE
Day 2: PHU YEN – QUY NHON
Day 3: QUY NHON – HON KHO ISLAND – HO CHI MINH
Day 4: HO CHI MINH - SIEM REAP
Day 5: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR THOM - TAPROM - ANGKOR WAT
Day 6: SIEM REAP - GREAT LAKE TONLESAP – Departure

HANOI – HALONG – HANOI

Date: 27-29 April (3 days 2 nights)
Time: Morning to afternoon
Starts at: Your hotel  
Ends at: Your hotel
Fee: 
340 EUR per person when 2 sharing a room (guests must register together with the partner ie no half cabins sold)
450 EUR per person in a single room

Quang Ninh is the homeland of coal mining of Vietnam. There are many open pits and underground mines to visit and explore. Delegates will have a chance to see huge open pits of coal mining.

Halong bay is the most attractive place to visit when foreigners come to Vietnam. Here you will see the stranger geological development of the world with thousands of islands rising from the sea.

Stay one night at the heart of Halong bay to fully recover your energy and see a different world from a place with a thousands of islands.

Day 1: Hanoi – Coal Mine – Halong city 
Day 2: Discovery Halong Bay on luxury cruises
Day 3: Discovery Halong Bay on luxury cruises