Highlights of Northern Vietnam

TT1601

 Vietnam

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Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - HANOI CITY TOUR 

Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam!

The tour guide & driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi then check-in at hotel. Let’s start our city tour from Temple of Literature, the 1st university in Vietnam then continue to Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities for taking photos of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to availability of the hotel

Night activities suggestion: enjoy local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundred of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simple spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops.

 

Day 2:  HANOI – TAM COC – HOA LU - HANOI (B/L) (SIC tour)

A 90km drive 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”. Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in 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. From here, you can take a cycling tour. Late afternoon back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 3:  HANOI - HALONG - OVERNIGHT ON BOARD (B/L/D)

From Hanoi, at 8AM, head East for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. 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, we’ll take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the boat.

 

Day 4: HALONG - HANOI (B/L)

After breakfast, visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf around 11.00. Return to Hanoi around 4PM. Free at your own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. 

 

Day 5: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

You are free until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of service!

Please note: Standard check out time is 12:00.

  • Explore the 36 ancient streets of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Cruise through thousands limestone karst of Ha Long Bay
  • Pay a visit to Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam
  • Visit “inland Ha Long Bay” in Tam Coc on boat trip
  • Cycling tour around mountain in Ninh Binh
  • Enjoying a romantic night at bar or doing squid fishing
  • Cooking class and happy hour
Stay Envisaged Stars Destination Nights
L'Heritage hotel
Hanoi 3
Lavender cruise
Halong bay 1
Inclusions
  • 3-star accommodation based on double/twin sharing room
  • Private car pick up from airport to hotel
  • Transportation: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi by shuttle
  • English-speaking guide during tour
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast/ L = Lunch/D= Dinner)
  • Entrance fees as mentioned
  • Cooking class and happy hour
  • Enjoying a romantic night at bar or doing squid fishing
  • Complimentary bottles of water - 1 bottle per pax per day
  • Welcome drink upon arrival at hotel and on board.
Exclusions
  • International airfare to and from Vietnam
  • Visa fee for Indian passport holders
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Compulsory tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
Terms and Conditions

Child Policy:

  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC

Remark:

  • Prices quoted in INR.
  • In case if the hotel listed is unavailable, other similar class hotel shall be provided.
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner will be applied during Christmas Eve and New Year Eve.
Cancellation Policy
  • All cancellation must be made in writing
  • Any cancellation at 30 Days prior to arrival date: No charge
  • Any cancellation between 29Days – 15 Days prior to arrival date: 50% of tour fare charge
  • Any cancellation between 14Days – 10 Days prior to arrival date: 75% of tour fare charge
  • Any cancellation less than 10 Days : 100% of tour fare charge
  • NOTE: 3% Processing fee would be charged for the above mentioned cancellation charges

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Trail Overview

Just within 5 short days, you can not only discovery Hanoi - capital of Vietnam with enriched history & culture, relax overnight on Halong bay cruise but also experience wooden boat trip to visit Three caves - Halong on land or have cycling moment. Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre. A great place to explore on foot, this French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences. Embark on this amazing 5 Days trail to Vietnam and get a glipmse of picturesque Vietnam. 

Duration : 5 Days
Trail Type : Any Date
Location : Vietnam
Maximum number of people : 25
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