5 days / 4 nights 
Duration
Vietnam
Destination
Ha Long, Ha Noi
City
VNO-CLS-6D
Tour Code

This 5-days tour will show you the very best of the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, and the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay. This package will guide you through one of the most impressive natural wonders in Asia, including a luxurious cruise that guide you through the bay and its uncountable islands. About Hanoi, it doesn’t need a presentation card as it’s a city with more than 1000 years of history, where all their people has left their own mark to make an unique city in Asia, where you can feel the Chinese and French influence, added to the Vietnamese character. Discover the contrast of tradition and hustle and bustle in Hanoi and its unique monuments, its beautiful pagodas and its natural charm. Discover it with ITS Vietnam!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hanoi
DEPARTURE TIME 8AM
RETURN TIME
WEAR
INCLUDED
4-night accommodation including breakfast
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Private tour with English Speaking Guide
All entrance fees, boat excursions as per itinerary
Land tour and transfers with A/C vehicle
NOT INCLUDED
International air ticket
Visa
Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Drinks, tips and other personal expenses
Extra charge for Christmas, New Year or Public Holidays
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Day 1: Hanoi to Halong, Vietnam (L)

CHÀO MU’NG! Welcome to Vietnam and Hanoi!
You are met on arrival at the Hanoi airport, and transferred to Halong Bay, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch en route, arriving at your hotel in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 2: Halong Bay (B,L)

Halong Bay is, a 1500 km2 area of picturesque islands shrouded in mist, floating villages and pearl fisheries. Today, enjoy a relaxing full day private boat excursion aboard a traditional Chinese-style wooden junk: cruise on the emerald waters between dolomite islets and some of the 3,000 craggy limestone cliffs dotted with breathtaking caves and grottos. Sail by rock formations with such names as Stone Dog and Incense Burner (Dinh Huong), and stop to explore the Thien Cung or Sungsot Cave to view the beauty of the surreal and subterranean world of stalagmites and stalactites. Anchor at Titop Beach to relax in the sun or enjoy a swim. A wonderful seafood lunch is included during your cruise of this mystical bay. Overnight in Halong.
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Day 3: Halong to Haiphong & Hanoi (B,L)

This morning, depart for a drive to the harbor city of Haiphong. Enjoy a short tour this city – see the variety of Buddha statues in the Du Hang Temple, view the Grand Catholic Cathedral, and explore the large fish and colorful flower markets. Continue the drive to Hanoi with lunch en route at a local restaurant, arrive at your Hanoi hotel in the afternoon, with the rest of the day at leisure to explore this vibrant metropolis, teeming with energy and activity. This evening, laugh with the local children as you watch the delightful water puppet show. This unique art form created in the 10th century, came from the Red River delta region of northern Vietnam. Using the water’s surface as stage, puppeteers stand behind a curtain and control the puppets using long bamboo rods and a string mechanism hidden beneath the water surface. A Cheo (a form of opera) is sung to tell the story acted out by the puppets. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 4: Hanoi full day sightseeing (B,L)

Blending the modern with the mystery and charm of past centuries, Hanoi offers an air of elegance and harmony with nature. This morning’s sightseeing begins with a visit to the Van Mieu or Temple of Literature. The temple dates back to 1070, and is dedicated to the cult of Confucius. Note the peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways; this is one of the best examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Next, continue to the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, containing a museum and Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place. See the Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the simple two-room dwelling where he lived from 1958 until his final days in 1969. Nearby, sitting in a lotus pond, view the miniature One Pillar Pagoda, or Chua Mot Cot. Made out of a single large tree trunk, it was originally constructed in 1040, and then rebuilt after destroyed by the French in 1954. Drive to West Lake in the center of the city, to see the beautiful 6th century Tran Quoc Temple. Midday, take a break for a light and local lunch featuring “Pho” (noodle soup) – a savory Hanoi specialty. In the afternoon, we pay a somber visit to the infamous Hoa Lo prison, built by the French colonists, to host Vietnamese political prisoners. During the Vietnamese War, it was used by the North Vietnam, and dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” by American prisoners. Today, the only part of the prison still exists as a history museum. Next, enjoy a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam, highlighting more than 1000 years of history. Explore the network of narrow alleyways known as ‘The 36 Streets.” This is a wonderful place to watch the local life and purchase items from fabrics to crafts, to exotic medicines. Each street was named to reflect the specialized trade of the merchants, such as silk traders, jewelry, etc. Take a break at a local coffee shop to experience the popular Hanoi pastime of sipping coffee and watching life in the neighborhood. Your tour ends with a visit to the charming Buddhist Ngoc Son Temple, or Temple of the Jade Mountain. Walk across the painted red wood bridge to explore this center of peace and harmony. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 5: Depart Hanoi (B)

Your tour ends today with your transfer to the Hanoi airport for your departing flight.  

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