NORTHERN VIETNAM – CLASSIC TOUR

(6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS)

Day 01 (15th May): Arrive Hanoi (D)
Upon your scheduled flight (12:30 pm), the local driver will welcome you at the airport then transfer to hotel with private car. Check in hotel. Later do walking tour around the Old Quarter and try loca street food as dinner
Optional tours (pay by yourself) for Hanoi Water Puppets Show / Cyclo (rickshaw) tour around the Old Quarter instead of walking tour
Free at leisure to explore Hanoi by yourself

Day 02 (16th May): Hanoi – Ha Long – (B, L, D)
This morning a scenic drive leads us to the stunningly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Boarding our traditional wooden junk boat we cruise the emerald waters soaking up the panoramic vista of the thousand or so karst limestone islands that stud the bay.
Later opt for a refreshing swim in one of the many sheltered coves before taking row boats to the pristine ‘Dark & Bright Lagoon’. Tonight, there’s a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before an impressive seafood dinner is served.
Overnight: Halong Bay, Deluxe Junk Boat

Day 03 (17th May): Ha Long – Hanoi (B, L)
Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage. After exploring a lofty grotto hidden beneath towering cliffs, we sail back to port.
Arriving to Hanoi in the afternoon, free time for relaxing and shopping
Overnight in Hanoi. Dinner at your own account

Day 04 (18th May): Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
AM: 7.45 – 8.15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.
Overnight in Hanoi. Dinner at your own account

Day 05 (19th May): Ninh Binh Old Capital – New Heritage of Vietnam (B, L)
8:30 Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant then.
After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc – Bich Dong (around 4 km). Drive back to Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel around at 6:30pm.
Overnight in Hanoi. Dinner at your own account

Day 06 (20th may): Ha Noi – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free time for shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter area. Driver transfer you to airport for departure flight. The trip finishes

PRIVATE DELUXE TOUR PRICE (3*): 895 USD /PERSON
PRIVATE DELUXE TOUR PRICE (4*): 945 USD /PERSON

Tour including:
All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
01 night on the cruise in Ha Long bay
English speaking tour guide (other language upon request)
Meals as states in the itinerary
Boat trip in Ha Long
Entrance fees and water
Not including:

– Drinks
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Others not clearly mentioned