Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and also its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. It is largely unscathed from the decades of war, and is now going through a building boom, making it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia. Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Hanoi
On your arrival at the Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver who will bring you to Hanoi City. Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country. Check into hotel and free at leisure. Welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. After that, you are free to explore on your own or take it easy and relax in your hotel room. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
A city tour of Hanoi starts with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (from outside), His House on-stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature - built in October 1073 to worship Confucius and considered to be the first university in Vietnam.
After lunch time, we will then drive to Hoan Kiem Lake where you will see Ngoc Son Temple which worships Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao, a former general commander. Later in the afternoon, you will get a chance to enjoy a 1-hour cyclo ride around the 36 streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi followed by the dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Hoan Kiem Lake is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for ...
Day 3: Hanoi To Halong - Night At Hotel
We leave Hanoi in morning and travel to the astonishing and mystical Ha Long Bay which is described by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful places in the region. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, it is an spectacular collection of 2,000 islands covering an area in excess of 1,500km. This forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and cliff faces.
On arrival at noon time, we embark on the junk and take the 4-hour cruise on the Bay. Lunch is served on the junk. The cruise take us to visit the Dau Do Cave (grotto of the wooden stakes) and then the stunning Thien Cung cave (Heavenly Palace Cave). Return to the wharf and take a short drive back to hotel in Halong City for check-in. Dinner is served at local restaurant. Spend the night at hotel in Halong City.
A day to enjoy the spectacular scenery of UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay.
Halong Bay Vietnam, 28 Tho Xuong street, Hàng Gai, Hoan Kiem District,...
Travel from Hanoi to Halong bay
Day 4: Departure From Halong Bay To Hanoi
After breakfast, we check out from hotel and take the drive back to Hanoi. Stop on the way to visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village (if time permitted). Lunch is served at local restaurant on the way. Then transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight. End of service.