This itinerary designed for the travelers who did not have much time but still can have the great images of Hanoi, Halong Bay and Red River Delta in the most reasonable way.
Fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival to the airport, you well be met by our guide and transfer to you hotel. In the afternoon, take a walking tour to the Old Quarter of Hanoi. It is great chance for you to discover the daily life activities of local people in the most attractive area of the city. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Morning start our tour to discover Hanoi, a peaceful city with beautiful trees and lakes, the city has thousand years of history and culture. We will have the first impression of the city by authentic Cyclo ride from your hotel to Hanoi Old Quarter – where you can experience the real daily life activities of local people in the oldest area of Hanoi. Then you will ride by the French Quarter along wide and green typical French boulevard that can explain to you why this city so called “Paris of the East” before visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the symbol of the country and Presidential Palace, Presidential Garden, his House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, visit Temple of Literature – the central of culture of Hanoi that worship to Literature – the only subject for student to study in the feudal system just hundred years ago and Confucius. At lunch, enjoy the typical and authentic cuisine at Season of Hanoi Restaurant.
Afternoon visit Ethnology Museum in which you can study the great outline of 54 ethics people living in Vietnam. This museum is the only one in Vietnam that many artifacts display in there still exist in the life of local people but not extinct like most of the museums, that will create very good reflection about the life, culture, customs, religions and costumes of Vietnamese people. Your tour will be concluded with great experience of Water Puppet show – the unique art of Vietnamese people from Red River Delta.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
In the morning drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay by Red River Delta with beautiful rice field and activities of local people along the way. Upon arrival to Halong, embark to the Junk on HonGai International Harbour. You will be welcomed by the cruise staff, enjoy the welcome drink, cruise briefing then check in your cabin. The junk will start cruising on magnificent Bai Tu Long bay while you enjoy lunch on board. It also a great chance to admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay. In the afternoon you will visit the secluded cave of Thien Canh Son then take a short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swimming or kayaking. Back to the Junk, relax and get ready for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on the Junk.
In the morning you can admire the sunrise on the bay from sun deck of the Junk. Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee then have the breakfast in the open air. After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. Then back to the junk for more leisure time for swimming in the middle of the bay. The cruise will be back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served. At noon, disembark to the port and drive back to Hanoi. On the way back to Hanoi, visit Tho Ha the famous village of terracotta products before 20th century. Upon arrival, take a short local ferry to the village. Visit a local home of Mr. Viet, where you can see how rice paper has been made and have the interesting talk with him about his family and his life. Mr. Viet was NVA (Northern Vietnamese Army) who liberate Saigon in 1975. After spend time in his house and talk to the owner for deeper understand about life of local people in the village, we will visit 400 years old pagoda that still remains all original architecture and Buddha statues, specially the holly and peaceful atmosphere that have not been touched by the tourist. Discover village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over to the end of the village to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake. Drive to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight.
end of Hanoi Stopover Tour 4 Days
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Meals as indicated
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Water puppet show
• Cyclo trips
• Join cruise on Halong Bay
• Water & towels on the car/van/coach
• Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance,…
• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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City tour in Hanoi, discover the legendary Halong bay and overnight on Junk, explore Tho Ha – the ancient village in Red River Delta.