Experience the stunning landscapes in northern Vietnam

Enjoy Vietnam's beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people. Unspoiled forests, crystal-clear lakes, long winding rivers, mysterious atmosphere and quiet villages, this is the place where you can indulge yourself in the sounds and colours of nature. Go on an overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and you won't ever want to leave.


Start
Hanoi
Finish
Hanoi
Destination
Vietnam
Code
VHLN
Physical rating
Theme
Classic

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, your tour guide will pick you up at the at Noi Bai airport and take you to your hotel in Hanoi to check in.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is famous for its hundred-year-old architectures and rich culture with relative influence from other Southeast Asia countries, China and France. This is also a place where you can indulge yourself in the luscious unique tastes of traditional and local delicacies.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)

08:00 AM: Start the morning tour with a number of attractions:

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: The most visited attraction in Hanoi which serves as the resting place of Ho Chi Minh President. Lying beside Ba Dinh Square, it consists of the Presidential Palace, the house on stilts and so on, reflecting the life of this high respected president

One Pillar Pagoda: Situated within the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the pagoda is elegantly built as a giant lotus emerging from the square-shaped pond, along with the mysterious legend about the origin of this idea

Temple of Literature: Founded in 1070 and served both as an university and the place to worship the kings and famous scholars. This is the first university in Vietnam." 

Have lunch at a local restaurant and loosen up for afternoon activities. We begin the afternoon tour with:

Museum of Ethnology: This interesting museum was created with the purpose of preserving cultural heritages and provide an insight in to the life of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam

The Old Quarter: Once was a lively trading area under Ly Dynasty starting in 11th century, through years and years it still remains its characteristics and becomes the most bustling trading center of Hanoi, while still preserves the antique touch of the past.

Join a cyclo tour/Electric car trip around the Old Quarter.

06:30 PM: Stop at a local restaurant to have dinner before heading back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)

08:30 AM: Pick up from Hanoi to Halong by bus. You will reach Halong at around 11:30 AM.

12:00 PM: Board the cruise, join in the activities and spend the night on board (Itinerary depending on cruise).

Overnight on cruise.

Day 4: Halong – Ninh Binh (B, L, D)

06:00 AM: Morning exercise on sundeck, have breakfast relax while the cruise heading back to the harbour at 11:30 AM.

After lunch, start heading to Ninh Binh, about 200km away from Halong. You should arrive in Ninh Binh at around 06:00 PM.

Check in at your hotel, enjoy your dinner then relax for the rest of the night.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B, L, D)

08:30 AM: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel and King Ding, Le Temple dating back to the 17th century to learn about part of the rich history of Vietnam.

10:00 AM: Visit Mua Cave and climb up to the top for a panoramic view of the rice valley.

12:00 PM: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

01:30 AM: Take a boat trip along the river passing by the wonderful karst hills, rice fields amd peaceful villages of Tam Coc.

03:30 PM: Enjoy cycling time through the quiet countryside road and explore the local daily life.

04:30 PM: Get on the bus to go back to Hanoi.

06:30 PM: Back to Hanoi. Have dinner then head back to your hotel to check in.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Bat Trang – My Village Show – Farewell Dinner (B, L, D)

08:00 AM: Pick up at hotel, take the bus to Bat Trang about 15km away from Hanoi, where you can have an insight in to the traditional craft and how the artisans creating the product as well as have a chance to create your own design

11:30 AM: Have lunch then head back to your hotel in Hanoi. Free in the afternoon.

05:30 PM: Pick up from hotel to Hanoi Vietnam Tuong Theater for a magnificent show presenting Vietnamese culture to the world through art performances.

07:30 PM: Farewell dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)

Spend your time for some last minute shopping before being dropped off at Noi Bai airport to take the flight departing from Hanoi onto your next destination.

Have a safe trip!

 

Meals

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners,

Transport

Private car, cruise, bike, boat

Accommodation

Hotels (6 nights)

Included activities

Hanoi - Temple of Literature
Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda & HCM stilt house
Hanoi - Old Quarter Walking Tour
Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
Ninh Binh - King Dinh, Le Temple, Mua Cave, Tam Coc boat trip
Hanoi - Bat Trang ceramic village

Dates & Price

Start price per person based on hotel standard and number of travellers. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. Prices may change, so secure your trip today!

Price Per Person In USD

Hotel Single traveller 2 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 - 11 12 -14
3 Stars 1636 953 714 625 602 571 551
4 Stars 1761 1016 777 688 665 634 613
5 Stars 3266 1297 1058 969 946 915 894

Important notes

1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport). Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this.


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