This tour will give you a glimpse of two best spots in Vietnam: Hanoi and Halong bay. Hanoi is a modern but classic city with unique beauty and this city will give you the most memorable moments with many spots of beauty and relics offering great chance for anyone who wants to know more about the tradition, history and art of Vietnam. Spend your day relaxed on boat and enjoy kayaking, swimming, trekking and cruising in the most beautiful bay in the world - Halong Bay.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Half day city - Street foods tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay overnight on boat
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi Departure
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Half day city - Street foods tour (Meals: Dinner)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel in the center of Old Quarter.
Around 01.00 Pm, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and start the tour by a visit 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).
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. We start by a gentle walk across the old quarter to its biggest covered market. In case your hotel is located outside the old quarter, we will take a taxi for a short transfer. We take the time to walk around the bustling market, where about anything and everything can be bought. Exit the bazaar and hop on a Cyclo for a leisure ride around to the boundaries of central Hoan Kiem district.
Around 06.00Pm, our guide will take you on Hanoi Street Food Tour in which you can try and taste famous street food of Hanoi and experience the genuine local lifestyle. Hanoi is famous for its abundance of amazing street foods and this 02 hour street food tour will guarantee you great local foods and great experiences. Walk on foot back to your hotel nearby and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay overnight on boat (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After your breakfast at hotel, our private car will pick you up and transferred 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 your lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu . Head deeper inside Ha Long Bay and visit the Floating fishing village. In this Floating fishing village you can visit by bamboo sampan for an hour or kayak in to the village then return to the Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc. Participate in fun Vietnamese cooking demonstration showing how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Sumptuous set-dinner onboard. Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available. You may also try your luck at squid fishing from the boat. Overnight on boat in Halong Bay.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served. After your breakfast you will explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave ). Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing and checking out of your room by 10.00 AM. Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the rest of Halong bay before getting back to harbor. Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier. Get on your car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi approximate 05:00 PM. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer to Noi Bai international airport for your departure flight leaving Vietnam. End of services.