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5 DAY(S) Northern Vietnam Tours

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Description

This tour is a great combination of Hanoi city tour, Halong overnight cruise 2-day tour to indulge yourself in the vibrant nature beauty of Hanoi and the world heritage nature site - Halong Bay, where your souls are rewarded with magnificent landscape and rich culture.

Highlights

  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Enjoy the Water Puppetry show, a traditional stage art invented by the Vietnamese farmers
  • Indulge in the endless charm of Halong Bay with thousands of rocky islands, caves and grottoes

Itinerary

Welcome to Hanoi!
The guide of Threeland will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport. It takes you 35 minutes to drive to the centre of Hanoi. Let’s start our city tour from Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Visit the Complex of Ho Chi Minh located by this square. Have a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts, his fish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Lunch at your own arrangement for flexibility. Afternoon continue to visit the city with stops at Ngoc Son Temple, the Sword Lake, which is considered the centre and the soul of the city. Visit History Museum, one of the two best Museum in town, and the Temple of Literature, the very first High School of Vietnam built in 1070. Evening enjoy a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Threeland’s note:

  • The Program will be adjusted to suit the Arrival flights.
  • Check-in time at the hotel is 14:00 pm.
  • The Mausoleum closed on Monday and Friday and all museums closed on Monday. Alternatives will be recommended accordingly.

At 08.00 in the morning, the Shuttle bus of the Halong Cruise will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi to transfer to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields in summer crop and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, planting seedling or taking care of the growing green rice. After more than 3 hours, we will arrive in Halong and board our big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” area, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karsts grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto (alternatively Thien Cung Cave), stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the boat near Titov Beach. (Tour guide on board only).

Join the crew in their morning yoga or taichi-quan exercises at dawn on the sundeck before having breakfast. This morning will be for us to continue to visit Bai Tu Long Bay, another area of Halong, before heading back to the Wharf of Halong passing by a densely area with many rocks with inspiring names of Cock-Fighting, the Sails, Incense Burner or Sea Dog. Arrive at Halong Wharf around 11.00. Return to Hanoi with stopover en route for refreshment. Checkin hotel. Rest time of the day at leisure or shopping. Dinner at guest own arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi.

Today you are free at leisure or shopping at Dong Xuan Market or dozen of shops by the Old Quarters of Hanoi. Meals at guest own arrangement. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.
Threeland’s note: Different options of Day tour starting from Hanoi are available upon guests’ request. Please contact us for further information.

It is your own time today. At leisure for relaxation or shopping until your guide come and transfer you to the Noi Bai airport for your onward flight.
 
Threeland’s note: Check-out time is 12.00

Inclusion

  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Land transportation by air-con vehicles
  • Accommodation based on Twin-shared room with breakfast
  • Private room on shared cruise in Halong Bay
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks)
  • Admissions as mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water during the touring day (2 bottles/person/day)

Exclusion

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, Drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional Tours.
     

Hotels list(for details, please click on each hotel name below)

# Destination Standard / Superior Deluxe Luxury
1 Halong Cruise Oriental Sails Cruise Gray Line Halong Cruise Paradise Cruises
2 Hanoi Sunway Hotel Melia Hotel
 

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Northern Vietnam (Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi)

VINJILA RAJAMANI

Very professional and informative. A good variety of sights and additional tours available    

Hanoi - Halong bay

PERVEZ SIKORA

Hai was a fantastic guide who helped make our trip to Hanoi unforgettable! Not only was he really knowledgeable about everything we saw, he was very friendly and kind. He helped us plan extra activities and clearly put in effort and care to ensure that everything went smoothly! He was wonderful! In addition, our cruise, driver and car were great! We hope to make it back to Hanoi soon!   

Northern Vietnam

PETTINGER IAN JAMES

Great tour guide & driver.

Thank you so much from us all

You have a beautiful country. Hope to see you again! IAN   

 
 

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