Day 1| Hanoi Arrival – Transferring to Halong City (D)
Day 2| Halong Bay on cruise – Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day 3| Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day 4| Hanoi – Departure (B/L)
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Transferring to Halong City (D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International, warmly welcome you by our guide. Then, transfer to Halong Bay – a beautiful wonder in northern of Vietnam which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
On the halfway, stop-over at Hai Duong to visit a handicraft center for handicapped people. Enjoy dinner en route.
20:00 – Check in hotel and enjoy your free time.
Suggestion: Night market, Bai Chay bridge, Sun Wheels, Dragon Park, 30/10 Square…
Day 2: Halong Bay on cruise – Hanoi (B/L/D)
07:00 – Breakfast at hotel and check out.
08:30 – 12:30 – Take 4-hour Halong Bay cruise trip – a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature comprised of multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes. Comtemplate the magnificent scenery of Kissing Rocks – the most extensive and best known example of marine – invaded tower karst in the world. They are unique islets with the shape of two giant chickens on Halong Bay. One has the shape of a rooster, and the other looks similar to a hen.
Then, discover Thien Cung Grotto, Dau Go Cave – two of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
Lunch will be served on board with the fresh seafood.
13:00 – Return to the Halong tourism port. Take your bus to return to Hanoi (It takes about 4 hours). This 4-hour drive will show you the diversity of the North Vietnam villages and rice fields along the journey.
17:00 – Check in hotel and take a short break.
18:00 – Enjoy a water puppet show in Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. This is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large bamboo rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them.
19:30 – Dinner at a local restaurant and take your free time.
Suggestion: Ha Noi’s old quarter, Walking street, Ta Hien street, Long Bien bridge…
Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B/L/D)
08:00 – After having a breakfast, depart for Ninh Binh province – the land of many naturally beautiful landscapes, known as “Ha Long Bay on land”.
10:00 – Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, the biggest bronze Buddha statue with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.
12:00 – Enjoy lunch at restaurant with some local special dishes.
13:00 – Leave for Trang An eco-tourism attraction – recently recognized as an UNESCO World natural heritage, get on a rowing boat (small sampan) traveling along the small river with scenic mountain and green fields landscape to visit complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers.
Then, transfer to Am Tien Cave. Climb through 205 stones steps through the cliff in order to reach the Am Tien Cave. Looking down from here, you will see the vast experience of the majestic landscape with high mountains and spacious clear lake
18:00 – Return to Hanoi. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.
Day 4: Hanoi Departure (B/L)
07:00 – Enjoy breakfast at hotel and check-out.
08:00 – Start a half-day tour of Ha Noi. Visit Ba Dinh Square, learn about President Ho Chi Minh’s life and his career at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and discover the role of Buddhism in Hanoi at the historical One Pillar Pagoda, considered one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples with its typical architecture, originally built in 1049. Then, go to Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest of its kind in Hanoi. Finish tour by visiting Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam.
12:30 – Have lunch at a local restaurant.
13:30 – Depart for Noi Bai International Airport. Your tour guide will see you off. End of tour.
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• We generally follow the timeline and fulfill the activities mentioned in the program. However, we are not responsible for unexpected circumstances such as traffic, weather and sudden closure of visiting sites. In such cases, we will do our best to rearrange or change to different activities.
• Travel insurance.
• Night double occupancy hotel accommodation. Single occupancy is available at extra cost.
• Full meals as mentioned in tour program.
• English speaking guide for the entire trip (other languages available upon request)
• Transfers in new vehicle with air-condition.
• Cruise boat rental fee.
• Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
• Air tickets from your departure.
• Laundry, telephone calls.
• Tips and gratuities.
• Other meals and drinks not mentioned.
• Other services not mentioned in tour program.