Tour Itinerary Buy 3 Adults Get 1 Adult Free(Min 4 adult) -- Validity till 31 DEC 2018
DAY 01: ARRIVE HANOI - HANOI CITY TOUR (LUNCH / DINNER)
Meet & greet service by local tour guide at Noi Bai international airport (New Terminal GATE A 02) then transfer for hotel check in. However, hotel standard check in time starts from 1400 hours, early check into hotel rooms are subject to hotel room availabilities or at hotel’s own discretions. Continue for Hanoi city tour and visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex ~ Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho’s Stilt House, walk pass Mango Alley, Botanical Garden and the Presidential Palace ~ Former Residence Of The Governor Of Indochina. After 1954 it was named the Presidential Palace and became the place where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked until he passed away in 1969. On the way out visit One Pillar Pagoda, the pagoda was constructed in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong; however, in 1954 the pagoda was destroyed by the French before their withdrawer. After taking over the city on October 10th 1954, Vietnam Ministry of Culture restored the pagoda. The pagoda of today remains since this restoration. Follows with visit to Temple Of Literature (First University In Vietnam), Tran Quoc Pagoda, photo stops at Hanoi Opera House & St. Joseph Cathedral also Hoan Kiem Lake, then to Hanoi Old Quarter ~ The 36 Ancient Streets. Guests may enjoy free time for shopping activities @ Hanoi Old Quarter; recommended streets for shopping activities such as: Hang Gai Street for silk materials and embroidery products, Cau Go Street for women's accessories, Hang Dau Street for shoes, Hang Hom Street for lacquer ware and handicrafts made by bamboo materials. Assemble as per agreed schedule for dinner arrangement at local restaurants, after dinner transfer back to hotel and tour programs end.
DAY 02: HANOI - HOA LU ANCIENT CAPITAL - BICH DONG PAGODA - TRANG AN GROTTOES - HANOI (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
Assemble at hotel’s lobby as per agreed schedule for transfer service to NINH BINH province. Upon arrival, we visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 - 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty - King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty - King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
Transfer to local restaurant for lunch and next continue an amazing boat ride to Trang An Grottoes, it is similar to Tam Coc but with many more caves to pass through, Trang An which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth. After the boat trip, we drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant, transfer back to hotel and tour programs end.
DAY 03: HANOI - HALONG BAY (OVERNIGHT ON BOARD GLORY LEGEND CRUISE) (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
Assemble as per agreed schedule at hotel’s lobby for SEAT IN COACH SHARING transfer services to HA LONG BAY, operates by Glory Legend Cruise Company. Appointed tour guide in HANOI will not escort guests for overnight tour in HA LONG BAY. Cruise operator will provide program coordinator to escort guests from HANOI TO HA LONG & VICE VERSA also for tour commentaries at local attractions. Tour programs highlight of the day ~ HA LONG BAY, approximately 03 hours scenic drive along the country side or 180 km away from HANOI. Where are we cruising …… head towards LUON CAVE sail thru beautiful SOI SIM BEACH, passed by Fighting Cock Islet, Incense Burner Islet, Stone Dog Islet. Visit LUON CAVE by small boat paddled by local fisherman or self kayaking. Continue sailing to TI TOP BEACH, guests mat enjoy swimming activities here also climb to the hill top for panoramic view of HALONG BAY. Lastly, we will anchor boat nearby to LUON BO area. Tour programs continue with cooking demonstration on the sun deck, learn how to make Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. Dinner will start around 1930 hours and dress code is casual. Guests’ may order fruit juices, bottled drinking water, beers or wines at own expenses (affordable and minimal costs only). In the evening guests may also enjoy board and card games or join the squid fishing on board with crew members (without charges), enjoy a night with blanket of stars.
DAY 04: HALONG BAY - HANOI (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
Enjoy sun rise view on this beautiful bay, continental breakfast will serve on board. We will visit SUNG SOT CAVE (SURPRISED CAVE). Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks. Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many strangely shaped stalactites hang from the high ceiling. A narrow passage leads to the second room, where a flow of light meets visitors. The chamber is so immense it could contain thousands of people at one time. At the deepest point of the grotto, a "royal garden" appears with a clear pond and a seemingly fascinating landscape of mountains. Enjoy lunch serves on board then disembark at Tuan Chau Tourists’ Harbor and return Hanoi. Local representative will pick up guests for dinner arrangement at local restaurant, then back to hotel and tour programs end.
DAY 05: DEPART HANOI (BREAKFAST)
Assemble as per agreed schedule at hotel’s lobby for pre-arranged transfer services to airport, flight home with “AN AMAZING HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM”.