This 6 days tour focuses on the treasures of Northern Vietnam.
Our first stop is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where you will get to explore the city on a full day tour. This includes the famous Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the old quarter of the city, the local market and the beautiful traditional water puppet show.
Our next destination is the spectacular Halong bay, one of the seven wonders of the world. Here you will spend the night cruising around the mountain peaked islands and have many opportunities to take photographs of the majestic scenery and local people.
Finally we will head on to Ninh Binh, a small Northern town offering it’s visitors a unique Vietnamese experience, with it’s natural beauty charming all.
Day 01: Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour (Meals Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Junk (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 05: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 06: Hanoi departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, Our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel for check –in. Dinner at local restaurant
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
7:45 - 8:30 Meet our tour guide then transfer to the center of Hanoi. Start the trip with a first place named Tran Quoc pagoda, Buddhist relics and national heritage which lies on the West Lake.
9:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10:00 Visit the One Pillar pagoda, the one modeled after a lotus flower and considered a symbol of Hanoi city.
11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology museum.
13:00 Have Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.
14:00 Visit Temples of Literature, the most famous temple situated in the city of Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Lý Nhân Tông and is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. It is a vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:30 Drive back to legendary Hoan Kiem lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple worshipping Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao, former general commander for his struggle against Mongolians. You also observe the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00 Arrive back to hotel.
OPTIONAL: A Cyclo Tour for one hour through the Old Quarter or Water Puppet Show
Pay extra $5.00 per person.
Things you should take: Long sleeve clothes, hat or umbrella, sunscreen, sunglasses, Vietnamese Dongs.
Back to your hotel - overnight at Mai Charming Hotel & Spa Hotel
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay Overnight on Junk (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After having a breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Ha Long Bay. Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay (approximate 3,5 hours). Arrive at Halong Bay wharf, you will be met by our crew who escort you on board and serve welcome drinks. You then check into your cabin and we begin cruising into Halong Bay. Have lunch in the restaurant while you enjoy the stunning views of the Bay. In the early afternoon we arrive at floating fishing village and drop anchor. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. We disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See first-hand what life is like living on the water. Back on board we head for the calm waters of the lagoons and beaches for swimming and relaxing on deck or pamper yourself
Day 04: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck or take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we set sail for Bo Hon Island. Disembark and visit (Sung Sot) Surprise Cave. It is one of the largest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
An early lunch is made available to enjoy while we head back to Halong wharf on another scenic route. We arrive back at the wharf at 12 noon for our drive back to your hotel in Hanoi arriving at 5.pm. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi – Tam Coc (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
07:30 -08:30 : Tour guide pick you up at suggested places and depart for Ninh Binh provice (90km south of Hanoi ).Have a break 20 minutes en-route to free your legs
11:20 : On arrival at Hoalu,stop at a place to get your bikes and start a wonderful biking tour.Visit temples delicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang (923-979),and Le Dai Hanh (941-1005).Tour guide give you an introduction of Vietnam history in 10th century
12:20 : Continue cycling around the villages,take pictures of typical rural villages and the stunning landscapes of Vietnam
12:40 : Have lunch in a restaurant which serves some special dishes such as goat meat,pork storage vessel….
13:30 : Bus transfer to Trang An.You will be amazed by neglected area while having a boat trip through cave chains: Sang cave, Toi cave, Ba Giot car, Sinh cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “ Halong bay in land ”.
18:00 : Arrival in Hanoi.
Day 06: Hanoi – Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After have breakfast at your hotel. Free at your leisure until departure to Noibai international airport for your departure
- Transfer by shuttle bus
- Accommodation based on Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
- 01 English Speaking Guide
- 1 Nights in Halong Bay
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (330 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day
- International & Domestic Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver& hotels' porters
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Vietnam Visa upon arrival
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above
Tour Duration: 06 Days 05 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Price per one person: 279 USD
These prices above are double occupancies (2 people sharing 1 Deluxe Cruise’s cabin/ 01 Room)
Under 2 years old: Free of Charge
From 3 to 5 years old: 50% of adult’s price (No bed) and 75% of of adult’s price (with bed)
From 6 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s price (No bed) and 90% of of adult’s price (with bed)