Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
The tour guide from our company will be welcoming you at Noi Bai Airport. It takes 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 before strolling around the Old Quarter of Hanoi by pedicabs.
Check-in hotel. 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 the Temple of Literature, the very first High School of Vietnam, and Fine Art Museum. Evening enjoy a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Halong Bay Day Trip (Meals: B, L)
Early departure for Halong Bay, a World Heritage with thousands of limestone and Dolomite Island and islets. Stop on the way to visit Hai Duong “Green bean cake town” or the Ceramic town at Dong Trieu. Upon arrival in Halong take a sailing boat to cruise the bay to visit its breathtaking seascape created by rocky islands and emerald serene water, with stopovers to discover grottoes inside islands and swim. A Lunch of fresh seafood will be arranged onboard. Late afternoon back to Hanoi and if your time is not limited, have a break at the Hong Ngoc Charity Centre where children present their plenty pretty products of stone and embroidery. Dinner at your own arrangement for flexibility. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip (B, L)
A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings’ palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Dinner at your own arrangement for flexibility. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi Free Time - Departure (B)
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.
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- English-speaking tour guide
- Land transfer by air-con vehicle
- Hotel based on twin-shared room
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Boat trips and entrance fees
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- Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
- Visa arrangement
- Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
- Other meals
- Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
- Any services not mentioned in the program