The 4-Day-3-Night Hanoi Stopover Tour is 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. Visit to the ancient Nom Village and take the boat trip to less touristy Bai Tu Long area of Ha Long Bay are highlights of the tip!
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 and cyclo tour around the Old Quarter. 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.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Morning take one hour drive from Hanoi to Nom Village in Dai Dong Hamlet, Van Lam District, Hung Yen Province. The village was formed at the beginning of the Common Era, according to a stele preserved in Nom Pagoda.
Thousands of years may have passed, but Nom Village retains its image as a traditional Vietnamese village. The arched village gate is made of bricks, on which are inscribed Confucian characters and the image of two dragons encircling the moon.
The center of Nom Village is the communal house. Before the road leading into the communal house is a pond several decameters wide and approximately 200 meters long. In the village over a dozen ancient houses and seven altars of the various families remain. Most prominent is the home of Phung Van Long, which was built about 200 years ago, according to documents from Hung Yen province’s department of culture, sports and tourism. The house includes fully intact wooden pillars and columns, on which exquisite carvings remain. After take a rest , enjoy Vietnamese tea and mingle with old local people at the communal house. Lunch at local restaurant and transfer back to the city.
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.
Overnight 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.
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 harbor while an a la carte lunch is served. At noon, disembark to the port and drive back to Hanoi for flight back home. End of 4-Day Hanoi Stopover Tour.
Valid till 31 December 2019 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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