Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour for Famliy
Day 3: Hanoi – Trang An - Overnight in Ninh Binh
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay - Overnight on boat
Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on boat
Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi departure
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to your chosen hotel in the Old Quarter, center of Hanoi City. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour for Famliy (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Ho Chi Minh Complex – Temple of Literature – Explore Old Quarter on Cyclo - Water Puppet Show
Around 08.30 Am, our private car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel. We will start your full day city tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex including of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace (Outside Only). The tour in Ho Chi Minh complex provides tourist a clear understanding about the hero of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's modern history.
Transfer to Temple of literature, Founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, the Temple of Literature is consider as the first university of Vietnam. A rare example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture, the complex honours Vietnam’s finest scholars and men of literary accomplishment. It is the site of Vietnam’s first university, established here in 1076, when entrance was only granted to those of noble birth. In 1484 Emperor Ly Thanh Tong ordered that stelae be erected to record the names, places of birth and achievements of exceptional scholars: 82 of 116 stelae remain standing. UNESCO has recognised these 82 stelae as a Memory of the World. (You can choose alternative destination as following options: Women Museum/ Museum of Vietnamese History / Military Museum/ Art Museum).
Enjoy delicious Vietnamese set menu lunch at one of the best restaurant in Hanoi – the Luxury Home Vietnamese Restaurant (http://www.homerestaurant.vn) or Viet Deli Restaurant.We will then visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi, listen to the legend of the lake and learn more about history of the city. Exploring the busy Old Quarter on Cyclo, paddled by locals, so you can observe the unique local lifestyle and understand better Vietnamese culture. Walk to Thang Long Theater nearby and enjoy the tradition water puppet show, a Vietnamese tradition show reflecting local lifestyle and history through puppet performance. Transfer back to your hotel. End of services.
Day 3: Hanoi – Trang An – Hoa Lu (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After your breakfast at hotel in Ninh Binh, you will transfer by private car to visit Hoa Lu the ancient capital of Vietnam. You will walk to visit this beautiful temple, which dedicated to a Vietnamese heroic king, Dinh Tien Hoang, who reigned the ancient Vietnam in the 10 century. Strolling around and learn the typical architecture of Vietnamese religious buildings and a bit about Vietnamese history after a thousand years under the Chinese domination. Climb to the nearby mountain for the panorama view over the karst landscape in the area. Enjoy your Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will visit Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex which is a complex of beautiful landscapes called as an 'outdoor geological museum' with numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and the historic relic. Trang An proudly was recognized as UNESCO site early 2014 for its natural beauty and historical value. In Trang An, you will take 02 hour ride on little sampan rowing by locals. The ride on sampan on the river will be simple peaceful atmosphere mixed with stunning karst mountain landscape. The ride will also go through 12 tunnel caves through mountains and stop by variety temples dedicated to local heroes. After the tour in Trang An, you will overnight in Ninh Binh Emarald Resort, a peaceful resort surounding by beautiful landscape. Dinner on your own at hotel. Overnight in Ninh Binh city.
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay - Overnight on boat (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After your breakfast at hotel, our car and guide will transfer you to Halong bay on 3.5 hour ride. Arrive at Halong Bay, get on board, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and begin your cruise. Enjoy the view as the boat peacefully sails the bay, passing by Ba Hang floating village. A charming sightseeing, particularly when the fishermen wave as you pass their tiny floating houses while Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch is served in the elegant dining-room. Visit Sung Sot Cave one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong bay. Continue cruising and sightseeing in Halong Bay. Enjoy Afternoon Tea on the Sundeck. A Coffee and Tea brewing demonstration will introduce you to the traditional culture of drinking tea and coffee in Vietnam. Nibbles include cakes and biscuits. You now can relax on the sun deck or discover the bay on kayak by yourself. A cooking demonstration will take place on the sundeck. Have a go at making spring rolls, and learn to toast the Vietnamese way with local rice wine. Enjoy a high-end, 6-course Vietnamese - Western fusion dinner. Evening Activities – relax at leisure; enjoy Movie Night, Squid Fishing. Overnight on boat in Ha Long Bay.
Day 5: Ha Long Bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Enjoy early Tai Chi session on the Sundeck, at the break of dawn. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries.After breakfast, transfer to smaller day trip boat exploring further Ha Long Bay. Enjoy whole day relaxing and kayking explore the untouch area. Swimming in pristine water and enjoy seafoods lunch on boat. By late afternoon transfer to mother cruise in Ha Long Bay and overnight in Ha Long Bay. (you may join a new group of traveler on this night). Overnight on the same private room of yours.
Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Enjoy early Tai Chi session on the Sundeck, at the break of dawn. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries. Take in the charm and tranquility of the lago,on of Luon Cave. Experience breathtaking view from a traditional rowing bamboo boat. Enjoy international Buffet Breakfast in dining room. Around 9.30 Am, you will check-out your cabin and settle the bill for your drinks and extra services (if any) on boat. At 10.30 the boat anchors in the wharf and it is time to go ashore from the boat. Get off the cruise, our guide and car will transfer you back to Hanoi city. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast at hotel, you will check out of your hotel, transfer to Noi Bai international airport for your departure flight. End of services.