Itinerary in Brief:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise (B, L, D)
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Day 5: Ha noi Departure (B)
Itinerary in Details:
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to city center, checkin, relax.( Room may not be available till 12:30 PM )
Optional tours: Street food tour including dinner
Time frame: Around 3 hours
At around 17:30, we start walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday. Special thing that tour guide would like to introduce some popular authentic food in lovely mini restaurants (not luxury restaurants) where you feel comfortable to sit down and enjoy some favorite dishes and nice drinks too.
It's interesting to taste some local food stalls and mini restaurants in hidden alleys and sidewalks, to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language.
Street food tour will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, kow how a Hanoian cook the meals. What’s a great way to discover Vietnam culture.
Price: 25 USD/ person
Day 2: Hanoi city tour ( B, L )
Breakfast at hotel, This morning we start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex from outside. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on every Monday, Friday & from June 15 to August 15 as annual maintenance), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, we continue to visit the Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple, do a cyclo tour around the 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter to learn more about simple life of Hanoian. We enjoy water puppet show- a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers, and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water. Free time for you to relax or wander around the Old quarter, shopping at the 36 old street, Dong xuan market, Hang Gai, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao Street, Trang Tien Plaza.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay cruise ( B, L,D )
08:00 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Harbor.
11:30 - 12.00: Arrive in Ha Long, have a bit time to relax, and then you will transfer to cruise by tender.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in your cabin.
13.30: Have lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.30: Arrive to Cap La Island - the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karsts and breathtaking nature, and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time ( enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as
“ Happy Hour ” buy 2 get 1 while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Have dinner in the dining room on board.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. If you want to sing karaoke, please inform our tour guide to be supported.
Overnight on Cruise in Cong Do area
Day 4 : Halong bay – Hanoi ( B, L )
06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Enjoy early morning landscape of the bay.
07.00: Have breakfast on board (tea and coffee are free)
07.45: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature.
08.45: Return to the main boat.
09.30: Finish packing and check out your cabin.
(Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (our staff will support you transfer directly to the pier).
Around 10.00 ( Flexible time): Join in cooking class which is also organized by our guide. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself.
10.45: Enjoy lunch while our cruise is returning Hon Gai harbour.
12.00 – 12:30: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier. Transfer back to Hanoi, check in, relax.
Day 5: Hanoi departure ( B )
Free until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
Note: Room available till 12:00 PM. If you request late check out, please advice in advance!
Standard 3 *
Superior 3 *
First class4 *
Deluxe 5 *
Adamas 3 *
Le Carnot 3 *
La Belle Vie 4 *
Pan Pacific 5 *
Oriental Sail 3 *
Oriental Sail 3 *
V’ spirit Premium 4 *
Athena 5 *
• All accommodation in double / twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
• 2 days 1 night Halong bay cruise ( private cabin – sharing boat )
• Tours & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• Private English speaking guide during guided time ( sharing tour guide on cruise )
• Meal as itinerary with local food (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Boat cruise as stated
• Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
• Mineral water & towel
• Government taxes & Service charges
• International flights to and from Vietnam
• Vietnam visa
• Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills, Drink during meals
• Tips & Gratuties
For children between 2 to 12 years old, the following price policy applies:
Child in extra bed 85% of total package
Child no bed 50% of total package
Child in twin 90% of total package
For infant between 0-2 years old, the following policy applies:
No extra bed, no meals, no entrance. All services free.