Experience North Vietnam

  • Destination: Vietnam
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Price: $1350

EXPERIENCE NORTH VIETNAM which offers all the richness of its ancient culture of Hanoi capital city combined with magnificent scenery of Halong Bay, friendly people and the conveniences of the modern facilities. Every aspect of the trip is exciting, from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, to the top luxury cruise on Halong Bay.

Day 1

Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Check in at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, an award-winning French colonial-style located in the heart of Hanoi.
In the afternoon enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets lined with French colonial buildings – followed by a gourmet dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.  Meals: Dinner.

Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour(flexible and could be ammended to your own interests) will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

Day 3

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

After breakfast at hotel, your driver will meet you at hotel at 8:00 A.M to take you on a 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay.
Welcome on board and set sail through Bai Tu Long Bay while seafood lunch is served. Rest your eyes on the azure waters of this magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands raise from the waves like dragons’ teeth, passing picturesque area around Mat Quy islet, Am islet. Mid-afternoon, get to Cua Van fishing village and enjoy a pleasant bamboo boat row to through the village with a museum and a school among floating homes. Visit Tien Ong cave then back on board to enjoy sunset cocktails and canapé. Dinner is served on in the cave.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Violet Cruise

Day 4

Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure

Start the day early to enjoy a Tai Chi class on top deck with an opportunity to admit the magnificent scenery of sunrise over the sea. After that, you can choose to go to Soi Sim beach for swimming or join your chef for cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine art. On the way back, take deep cruise into Bai Tu Long Bay, passing Pearl Farm, Phao Dai islet, Tam Cung cave, Hon Xep islet, Dau Moi temple, opportunity to cruise through famous L’Indochine movie site (subject to tide condition). Enjoy buffet brunch on board before arrival to the dock. Transfer to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi for your departure flight. Safe journey home.

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Inclusions
Accommodation
Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary
Transport by private car with AC
English-speaking guide
Water & First Aid
Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions