Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (06 days 05 nights)

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (06 days 05 nights)

Price from: USD $312

This 6 days tour focuses on the treasures of Northern Vietnam.
 
Our first stop is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where you will get to explore the city on a full day tour. This includes the famous Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the old quarter of the city, the local market and the beautiful traditional water puppet show.
 
Our next destination is the spectacular Halong bay, one of the seven wonders of the world. Here  you will spend the night cruising around the mountain peaked islands and have many opportunities to take photographs of the majestic scenery and local people.
 
Finally we will head on to Ninh Binh, a small Northern town offering it’s visitors a unique Vietnamese experience, with it’s natural beauty charming all.

Itinerary:


Day 01: Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour (Meals Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Junk (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 05: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 06: Hanoi departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Day  01: Hanoi Arrival (Meals: None)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, Our representative will welcome you and transfer to hostel for check –in. Dinner at local restaurant

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour & Cooking Class (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)


08AM.
Ho Chi Minh Complex
The bus and tour guide will pick you up from hostel in old quarter about 8 AM, driving to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex. (Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the presidential palace, house on stilts the final resting place of Uncle Ho, where He lived and worked from 1954 - 1969).

10AM.
Hoa Lo Prison
After finish to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex the bus will take you come to see Hoa Lo Prison, It were built in 1899. The French kept mainly political prisoners here along with those awaiting sentencing at the nearby Court of Justice, also where American pilots who had been shot down and captured were kept as prisoners of war. The pilots called it, sarcastically, the “Hanoi Hilton”. John McCain was held here at various times during his five and a half years as a POW.          

11AM.
The Temple of Literature - The first university of Vietnam 

Being an ancient school of Thang Long and the first university in Vietnam, Temple of Literature is acknowledged as an ancient historical-cultural heritage which gives tourists deeper understanding about Hanoi's years of culture and tradition.

12.15 PM:
Have lunch at local restaurant

1:30 PM.
Vietnamese’s Women Museum

After all you have a chance to see the role of Vietnamese women in the war and daily life in this special museum, this is a gender museum with functions of research, preservation, and display of tangible and intangible historical and cultural heritages of Vietnamese women and Vietnam Women’s Union. 

3PM.
Cooking class
Helping clients to understand about Hanoi cuisine, our trip would like to make you unforgettable time and great experience while you are joining with us, with a experience chef in restaurant we will provide to you a sort way for making local food by yourself.

Back to your hostel - overnight at Babylon Garden Hostel.

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay Overnight on Junk (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After having a breakfast at your hostel and transfer to Ha Long Bay. Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay (approximate 3,5 hours).  Arrive at Halong Bay wharf, you will be met by our crew who escort you on board and serve welcome drinks. You then check into your cabin and we begin cruising into Halong Bay. Have lunch in the restaurant while you enjoy the stunning views of the Bay. In the early afternoon we arrive at floating fishing village and drop anchor. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. We disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See first-hand what life is like living on the water. Back on board we head for the calm waters of the lagoons and beaches for swimming and relaxing on deck or pamper yourself

Day 04: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck or take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we set sail for Bo Hon Island. Disembark and visit (Sung Sot) Surprise Cave. It is one of the largest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
An early lunch is made available to enjoy while we head back to Halong wharf on another scenic route. We arrive back at the wharf at 12 noon for our drive back to your hostel in Hanoi arriving at 5.pm. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 05: Hanoi – Tam Coc (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Depart your hostel this morning at 08:00AM for the 2,5 hours drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers. If time permits after visiting Hoa Lu (for the fit and healthy), take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding with spectacular views. In the late morning depart for Tam Coc Town for a Vietnamese lunch, along the way stop where you wish to take pictures of local villages and the stunning landscape.

After lunch board your private sampan* (see options for Tam Coc sampan trip below). As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to other name, ‘Halong Bay on Land’. Back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 06: Hanoi – Departure (Meals: Breakfast)

After have breakfast at your hostel. Free at your leisure until departure to Noibai international airport for your departure

INCLUDED:

- Transfer by shuttle bus round trip to Halong Bay & Hoa Lư - Tam Coc + City Tour
- Airport pick up & drop off with private car 
- Accommodation based on Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
- 01 English / French Speaking Guide
- 1 Nights in Halong Bay
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (330 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day

EXCLUDED:

- International & Domestic Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver& hostels' porters
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Vietnam Visa upon arrival
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above

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