HANOI-HALONG BAY ADVENTURE

Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Price

On Request

Overview

6 Nights / 7 Days

Traverse through Hanoi's bustling streets, cruise along the legendary Halong Bay, and explore the mystical landscapes of Ninh Binh. Immerse in the cultural tapestry of Hanoi, unwind amidst Halong Bay's serene beauty, and delve into Ninh Binh's limestone karsts and emerald valleys. This scenic journey encapsulates the essence of Northern Vietnam's breathtaking landscapes, cultural heritage, and serene natural wonders, promising an unforgettable exploration for every traveler.


Day to Day Itinerary

 

DAY 01: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Welcome to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City! Our local guide will assist your transfer to the hotel. Our journey continues to the Reunification Palace, a symbol of the war's end in 1975, preserved in its original state. We then explore the city center, marveling at landmarks like City Hall, the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. The day concludes with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, a lively marketplace filled with souvenirs and local delights.

 

DAY 02: Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Escape the bustle of Ho Chi Minh and embark on a journey to My Tho, nestled on the Mekong River's left bank. Explore the 19th-century Vinh Trang Pagoda, then board a sampan to cruise the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Wander Unicorn Island's country lanes, savor tropical fruits, and relish folk songs. Venture to a fruit plantation, row a sampan through Thoi Son canal, and discover a honey-bee farm. After a local restaurant lunch, cycle through Tan Thach village, immersing in Mekong Delta's daily life. For a laid-back option, enjoy a hammock and cool breeze. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.

 

DAY 03: Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi

Embark on a morning drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a 200 km network that played a crucial role in war. These subterranean cities housed trap doors, living areas, storage, factories, hospitals, and more. After an insightful video on tunnel construction, crawl into a section for a firsthand experience. Amp up the adrenaline at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range (extra cost), firing M15, AK-47, and carbine rifles. Feel the soldier's perspective under expert guidance. Return to Saigon by 15:00 and head to the airport for your flight to Hanoi (tickets not included). We'll greet you at Noi Bai Airport and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

 

DAY 04: Hanoi City Tour

Join us on an enriching Hanoi city tour today! Your adventure begins in the Old Quarter. Explore Tran Quoc Pagoda, boasting a 1,500-year history as Hanoi's oldest. Next, delve into the Ho Chi Minh Complex—home to the Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and Stilt House, commemorating Vietnam's liberator. After a delightful local lunch, explore the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology's captivating indoor and outdoor exhibits. The Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university since 1070, and the historic Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, wrap up our cultural journey.

 

DAY 05: Halong Bay Cruise

Experience the charm of Hanoi Old Quarters as you are seamlessly transferred from your hotel to the awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay—a UNESCO-listed Natural World Heritage site. Arriving at the Cruise Port, a warm reception awaits, initiating your overnight cruise through the captivating "Descending Dragon" bay. Amidst limestone formations and karst grottoes, relish a delicious onboard lunch, explore grottos, indulge in swimming or kayaking, and marvel at floating houses and islets. Return to the cruise for a cooking demonstration, followed by a delightful dinner. Spend the evening engaged in boat activities or unwind at your leisure.

 

DAY 06: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Wake early to relish the sunrise over the Vietnamese "Eastern Sea." Cruise through enchanting islets like Sail Island and Fisherman’s Head Rock in Ha Long Bay. After breakfast, explore unique rock formations with names like Butterfly Rock and Turtle Islet. Bid farewell to your cruise with brunch onboard before returning to Hanoi. Check into your hotel and enjoy leisure time.

 

DAY 07: Departure

Bid farewell to Vietnam, a journey filled with memories. As you depart, meet our guide and driver at the hotel lobby, transferring you to the airport for your flight. Reflect on the diverse landscapes, captivating history, and warm hospitality that define this remarkable Southeast Asian odyssey.


 

Inclusion

  • 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.
  • 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.

Exclusion

  • Airfare, advised separately
  • Any Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary
  • GST & TCS as applicable
  • National Park Fee
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