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Hanoi & Halong Discovery - 4 Days 

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

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This tour is designed for those who wish to stop over in Hanoi for a 3 night stay and enjoy the Capital of Vietnam’s highlights, as well as fabulous Halong Bay. Time is set aside for relaxation and strolling through Hanoi’s fascinating streets and lanes.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Discover the capital city of Hanoi-Vietnam

  • Experience unique water puppet show and exciting cyclo ride in Hanoi

  • Cruise on World’s Heratage - Halong Bay

 

DAY 01, HANOI ARRIVAL: Upon your arrival at the airport, you are picked up and transferred to hotel in Hanoi- Vietnam's capital, a stylish and gracious city which retains an unique old world charm and some Asia‘s most striking colonial architecture. Many lakes and parks are made for relaxing atmosphere. Check in hotel in Hanoi, Free at leisure the rest of the day.

 

DAY 02, HANOI CITY TOUR: Embark for a full day city tour with a start from Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace (From outside) and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. This complex also comprises the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. Following is a visit to trip to The Temple of Literature, considered as the Vietnam’s first university built in 1070. Lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the beatiful Museum of Ethnology to enhance your understanding of Vietnam’s diverse culture through its unique presentation of objects & dresses of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. End the day with a leisure Cyclo tour (Cyclo, a kind of local trishaw for one hour) to visit the Old Quarters of Hanoi and the NgocSon Temple near by. Drop off at Thang Long Theatre for Water Puppet Show, unique Vietnamese traditional art which originates from rural festivals of Vietnamese, the artists-men and women-stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. Transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

DAY 03, FULL DAY TOUR TO HALONG BAY: After breakfast we set off for Halong Bay—the Emerald Bay of Vietnam—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the roads are pretty rough, but the journey offers quiet views of the flat green countryside dotted with rice paddies and small villages. We arrive in the early afternoon and transfer to a pier for a cruise on spectacular Halong Bay. With its clear, emerald waters and mountains draped in velvety cloaks of vegetation, it's little wonder that Halong Bay has been the inspiration for generations of Vietnamese poets. Resting peacefully across the Gulf of Tonkin near the Chinese border, this region—literally "the bay of the descending dragon"—is dotted with more than 3,000 mountain islands, whose jagged profiles seem to rise out of nowhere. The region offers one of the most diverse ecosystems in Vietnam with its lush forest and marine spectacle showcasing steep spines of mountains, narrow valleys, cascading waterfalls, and golden beaches. Our vessel is of particular interest—we board a junk, a wooden sailboat in the traditional Vietnamese style. We drop anchor at an island pierced with surreal grottoes, then enjoy lunch onboard ship. We resume our cruise in the afternoon and drive back to Hanoi in late afternoon.

 

DAY 04, LEAVING HANOI: Free till transfer to the airport for your onward flight

 

*This is sample itinerary with no selected accommodation suggested unless otherwise stated. International airfares are not included unless otherwise specified within the detailed proposal – please contact our team to tailor this itinerary to your personal specifications.