HANOI – HALONG BAY (4 DAYS)
This 4 day trip features the fascinating city of Hanoi with the most highlight tourist sites plus a memorable overnight cruise in the magnificent Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site and new seven wonders of nature with thousands of limestone karst amd islets in various sizes and shapes.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI (N/A)
Upon arrival to Hanoi airport, after clearing custom, you will be warmly welcomed local tour expert, transferred to the hotel for check in, approximately a 40-minute drive from the airport.
The afternoon is at leisure to recover from the long trip.
Accommodation: 3 stars hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)
07.45 – 08.30: Get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
09.00: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10.00: Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.
12.00: Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.
14.00: Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.
15.30: Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16.00: Arrive back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 3 stars hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
07.30 – 08.30: Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
08.30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 hours.
10.00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.
12.00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, Welcome to Cruise and enjoy welcome drink. Get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
12.30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
14.30: Take rowing boat through the village or kayaking to visiting around the floating fishing village.
16.00: Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village and Swimming in the bay.
17.30: Come back to Cruise and relax.
18.00: Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
19.30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
21.00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight in Halong Bay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 stars cruise in Halong Bay
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
08.00: Arrive Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave.
10.00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.
11.00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
12.00: Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbour, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12.30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14.30: Stop over in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16.00 – 16.30: Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to Airport for next destination.
There is a Vietnamese saying goes: Halong bay – “Descending Dragon” and Hanoi – the heart of Vietnam. This 4-days tour (2 days Halong Bay from Hanoi) includes the popular Halong classic wonders and the highlights in Hanoian culture.
Enjoy the deep-rooted cultural and traditional music show in Hanoi, relax at breathtaking karst scenery in Halong bay, taste the exquisite lifestyle by being a guest in a traditional-styled Vietnamese family with 3 generations living in one house. Let’s immerse into the rich and diverse Vietnam Hanoi to Halong Bay.
All rates are USD per person joining group tour.
|Group Size||2 – 3||4 – 6||7 – 10||10+|
+ Airport pick up & drop off: Airport – Hotel – Airport
+ Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (2 nights) – 3 STAR
+ Deluxe cabin on 3 STAR CRUISE in Halong Bay (1 night) – with Air-conditioner, private bathroom, hot water, shower, standing cabin.
+ Transfers: Hanoi – Halong Bay
+ Entrance and sightseeing fees
+ English speaking tour guide onboard & Hanoi
+ All meals mentioned above (Breakfast, Lunches, Dinner) – B, L, D
+ Insurance onboard
+ Tax and service charges
– Optional requested services: such as massages, beauty services, music performances, diving,… and other specific wishes can be made on prior request only.
– Drinks, tips and personal expenses