HA NOI – TRANG AN – HA LONG
Departure from: TP Ho Chi Minh
Destination: Ha Noi
DAY 1 HANOI ARRIVAL & CITY TOUR (L/D)
Depart for Hanoi. Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, a car and a tour guide will welcome and transfer group to Hanoi city center for visiting the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), dedicated to the great Chinese scholar Confucius, was founded in 1070 as the first university of Viet Nam to educate Viet Nam's administrative and warriors class. Have lunch.
Group visit Returned-Sword Lake - a beautiful basket of flowers at the heart of Ha Noi, a mirror-like green lake, Ngoc Son Temple - place for worshipping Tran Hung Dao (1226-1300), a Vietnamese general, scholar and master of the martial arts. Under his command, Dai Viet (currently Vietnam) armies defeated 2 major Mongolian Invasions in 1285 and 1287.
Group is free to go shopping in old street area - Old Quarter, a maze of streets dating back to the 13th century, crowded with variety of beautiful narrow streets with a lot of Food stalls, souvenir shops, a location of many historical buildings not only of French style but also of traditional style of Ha Noi in the early on 20th century. Have dinner at restaurant.
After dinner, group enjoy water puppet show – a very special show found only in Viet Nam - a series of “ancient” short stories and legends presented through the use of traditional music, song, and characters. The stage is actually a large container of water where the characters (carved wooden puppets} “act” out the story. The music is live, performed by a group of musicians that share a side stage adjacent to the water stage. After that, the car will transfer group back to hotel for relax.
DAY 2 HA NOI - TRANG AN LANDSCAPE COMPLEX (B, L, D)
After breakfast, a two hour road trip through picturesque countryside and agricultural land will take you to Ninh Binh province (100km) for our day tour of Bai Dinh pagoda & Trang An ecosystem (the Vietnam’s cultural and natural heritage site recognized by the UNESCO). Your guide will lead you through the ancient complex which formed the capital city of Vietnam under both the Dinh and Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. Enjoy the sight of palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions built by different dynasties and visit the Dinh and Le Temples, the two remaining architectures of Hoa Lu. We spend time visiting the Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters height, 100 tons weight.
Have lunch at local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel.
Continue to visit Trang An tourist attraction nearby, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers "Halong on land" of Ninh Binh.
Late afternoon, drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3 HANOI - HA LONG - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B, L, D)
Transfer to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi), listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
Noon time, you will board the wooden junk to visit Halong Bay. While cruising through the bay, seafood lunch is served on board. Continue cruising to visit caves; islands, floating fishing village and relax on the board. Evening, enjoy movie night, board games, and squid fishing or relax at leisure . Dinner and Overnight on cruise
DAY 4 HALONG - HANOI (B, L, D)
Morning, enjoy the cruise tour through Halong Bay and Cakes, fruits, tea and coffee will be served.
07.15: Cakes, fruits, tea and coffee will be served. Continue the cruise through Halong Bay.
09.30: Check-out the cabin.
11:15: Have lunch.
12.00: Sail back Halong pier and take a van back to Hanoi
16:30 Arrive in Ha Noi.
On the way back to Hanoi, we will stop at shopping centre in the middle Hanoi and Halong for shopping and relax. Check in hotel in Hanoi.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 5 HANOI - DEPARTURE(B)
After breakfast, time at leisure until transfer to Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport for your flight.
9 - 10 pax
- Accomodation in 3 star hotel.
- A/C bus
- English speaking guide (other languages are available upon request with a little extra fee, please contact us for detail).
- Entrance fees
- Cruise on Halong
- Main meals (10$/meal) and breakfast at the hotel as the program
- 01 wet tissue/day
- 02 mineral water bottles 500ml/pax/day
- Tourist insurance
- Vietnam Destination hat
- Air tickets
- Tips, personal expenses
- All not indicated in our itinerary