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Hanoi- Flower Garden Hotel (ROH-Superior/Deluxe)
Halong Bay Cruise- Syrena Cruise (Deluxe Cabin)
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Day Wise Itinerary
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – HANOI CITY TOURWelcome to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.Upon arrival, greeted by the local tour guide and transfer to downtown. Check in your hotel.Afternoon, visit Ba Dinh Square – the biggest square in Hanoi where all the biggest cultural, political eventsof the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Start our visit at the Complex of Ho Chi Minh includingHo Chi Minh Mausoleum (from outside only as it closes in the afternoon), Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts, hisfish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Then, the Temple of Literature which is considered as the firstuniversity of Vietnam.Later, we have an overall view of the capital by cyclo in 1 hour, which wanders around the Old Quarter ofHanoi and the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). From here wandering on the narrow streets of the OldQuarter to experience the daily life of the local people. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – NINH BINH – HOA LU – TAM COC (B/L) – SIC TOUR
Have breakfast at hotel. A 90km driving south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital
city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of
well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples
dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam
Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China)
and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Lunch at local
Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued by visiting Bich Dong Pagoda. Afternoon drive back Hanoi,
on the way, stop to visit Hoa Lu, the site that used to be the kings’ palace in 10th century and now famous
for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Late afternoon back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D) – SHUTTLE BUS
Breakfast at hotel then check out. At 9am, head East for 3 hours driving to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf
of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006. The road will pass by the
Red River delta with green paddyfields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their
farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Upon arrival in Halong, check in the overnight cruise
to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped
limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch on board, we can visit the Grottos, stop for swimming or
kayaking, passing floating houses and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the
cruise, enjoy cooking demonstration before having dinner. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at
your own leisure. Overnight on the cruise.
Please note the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose.
DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI (B/L) – SHUTTLE BUS
You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the "East
Sea" by a point-oriented name "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the
islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet
has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or
Turtle islet etc. Check out your room and have brunch on board while the cruise coming back the pier.
Disembark from the cruise, transfer back to Hanoi. Check in hotel. Your time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel and check out. You are free until transfer to airport (no guide) for departure flight. End of
Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay 5 Days
- Accommodation based on twin sharing room
- SIC tour to Ninh Binh
- 1-night cruise based on twin sharing cabin on non-private junk in Halong Bay (shuttle bus rouand trip
- Meals as mentioned in the program. B-Breakfast, Br-Brunch, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
- All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
- Transportation by vehicle with A/C as per program
- Local English speaking guides in Vietnam.
- Bottles of mineral water on tour day