Irresistible Northern Vietnam 5 days

Irresistible Northern Vietnam 5 days

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Northern Vietnam

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An ideal break in Vietnam within 5 days offering you the most highlighted city in the northern Vietnam Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. Hanoi is the capital, however the second developed city in Vietnam. Despite this, Hanoi with rich influences of Chinese and French colonial found in every corner of the downtown. Additionally, Hanoi is a hub for great local life experiences and sumptuous cuisine. Halong Bay, probably a must when traveling to Vietnam is granted with extraordinary scenic natures and karst mountains. The overnight cruise on Halong Bay will sail your venture onward to ocean.

Itinerary

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital with rich values of culture, culinary and history! Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are greeted by your tour guide and travel to hotel in city center for check-in.
Stay at leisure till the rest of the day for refreshment.

After breakfast, you will delve into the marvelous city tour discovering Hanoi. Begin with the Tran Quoc Pagoda situating on the peninsula on West Lake, the biggest lake in Hanoi (around 5.3sqkm). Apart from its remarkable location, Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Vietnam dating back in 6th century. You will find the solemn ambience and peaceful feeling at the pagoda, especially in the morning with fresh air. Moving on to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum sited right at the Ba Dinh Square where preserves Ho Chi Minh President’s embalmed body by technique of Soviet Union. Nearby the mausoleum, you also have chance to visit Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts where he stayed in the last eleven years of his life; and the President Palace where still is functioned for politic receives and working place of the incumbent leader. Thereupon, let’s stop at a local restaurant and have delicious lunch of authentic dishes of Vietnam and Hanoi.

After the lunch, discover Hanoi Old Quarter by strolling around the matrix of small but crowded alleys and streets. The place used to the busiest commercial hub between Vietnamese and Chinese traders which made every single street’s names unique and typical by one meaning. The tour guide will help you break the mysteries. During the walking tour, you will stop at a local café for a cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee (Nâu Đá – Iced coffee/ Cà Phê Trứng – Egg Coffee or Trà Đá – Vietnamese iced tea, etc.). When you are refilled after the walk, let’s carry on exploring the Temple of Literature built since 1070 well-known as the first university of Vietnam. Finish the trip; you will travel back to hotel.

After breakfast at hotel, you will check-out the rooms and travel to Ha Long Bay passing the Red River Delta of villages and towns. After around 2.5 hours, you will reach the marina harbor and embark the cruise and set the sails toward captivating Ha Long Bay with thousands karst islands merging up from the ocean. Enjoy the time on boat and admire the picturesque Halong Bay. The sails will take a couple of hours till you reach the center for activities like kayaking in the lagoon and visiting the cave. In the evening, the boat will anchor down for overnight. You are free on board at night.

For morning risers, you are encouraged to wake up early at around 6:00am to practice the Tai Chi exercise on the top deck with the master on board.

After breakfast, you will have time to go swimming on the Titop Island and walking up to the peak for Ha Long Panorama view. Then, you will get back to the main land. Spend your last time to enjoy the fantastic scenes of Ha Long Bay. At noon, disembark the boat and travel back to Hanoi.

After breakfast at hotel, you will stay at your own leisure to do shopping around the town.

At appointed time, your tour guide and driver will welcome you at hotel lobby for the drive to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation

Inclusions / Exclusions

 

Inclusion:

  • Accommodations with daily breakfast

  • Private air-conditioned transfer

  • Professional local English-speaking tour guide (Other language of request)

  • Meals mentioned in program

  • Entrance fees

  • 02 bottles of water (500ml each) per person per full day tour

Exclusion:

  • Vietnam visa authorization letter/ stamping fee

  • Food/beverage not mentioned in program

  • International and domestic air-fares

  • Tips & gratuities

  • Services not mentioned in program

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