HANOI, HA LONG BAY, NINH BINH
|Day 1: Hanoi Arrival|
On your arrival at the Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver who will bring you to your hotel. Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country. Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
|Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)|
After breakfast, A city tour of Hanoi starts with a visit to the One-Pillar Pagoda. We will then take a drive to visit the Temple of Literature. The temple was built in October 1073 to worship Confucius and is considered to be the first university in Vietnam. We will then drive to Hoan Kiem Lake where you will see Ngoc Son Temple which worships Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao, a former general commander. Hanoi is one of the few places found in this part of the world that has such elegance. Walk down the tree lined boulevards where we see many French influences such as Hanoi Opera House, the State Bank, the former Governor’s palace, and the Hanoi Cathedral (Saint Joseph’s built in the late 19th century).
Later in the evening, we have dinner at one of the local restaurants before going to see the unique and intriguing Water Puppet Show,a traditional folk performance held on the Red River Delta.
Overnight in Hanoi
|Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)|
Today travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty.
Upon arrival you will board your vessel to visit the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene that blends into the sky. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.
While on-board you’ll also enjoy lunch and dinner plus the opportunity to participate in activities such as mini golf and cooking demonstrations.
Overnight on Cruise
|Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)|
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed, especially if you are into photography. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy an early lunch before disembarking the cruise. Return your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus.
Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
|Day 5: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hanoi – Departure (B/L/-)|
Today you will experience the ancient culture and history of Vietnam as well as seeing the stunning landscape and beautiful scenery when we travel to the Ninh Binh Province. This area is known as “Ha Long Bay on land” and is located 80 km South of Hanoi.
We will go for a relaxing sampan ride through the gentle and elegant landscape of plains and mountains, leading to the beautiful and mysterious Tam Coc Grottoes followed by a gentle cycle ride (4km) and boat ride to Bich Dong Cave and Pagoda. This journey takes you through breath taking scenery of rice fields and imposing mountains. We then move on to the Thai Vy Temple where we will have lunch. Being built in the 13th century, the Thai Vy Temple offers magnificent insight and depth into the ancient Vietnamese culture. Once departing the Thai Vy Temple, we then head off to Hoa Lu, formally the capital of the Dinh and early Le dynasties between the 10th and 11th centuries.
We will then head back to Ha Noi and transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight.
END OF TOUR
+ Accommodation on a twin share basis including breakfast daily.
+ Ha Long Bay Cruise
|Hotel (Equivalent)||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Hanoi||Splendid Boutique||Golden Lotus Luxury||Hilton Hanoi Opera|
|Ha Long Cruise||Halong Fantasea Cruise||Rosa Boutique Cruise||Bhaya Cruise|
+ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
+ 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
+ The services of professional English speaking tour guides
+ Entrance fees, Boat Trips, Water Puppet Show
+ Mineral Water and Wet Tissues during transfer
+ Meals are not mention above
+ Single Supplement is just counted for hotel rooms, not for Ha Long Cruise.
+ Visa cost
+ International Flights
+ Laundry, phone expenses
+ Personal expense not mention in the tour
+ Tip for Guide and Driver