Day 1: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B, L)
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long (B, L, D)
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B, L)
*** Tour schedule:
DAY 01 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
You are welcome at Noi Bai airport. The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lover street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Take a 01 hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to enjoy the soul and sound of Hanoi. End the day with a show of Water Puppet.
DAY 02 : HANOI – NINH BINH – HANOI (B, L)
In the morning, take a 2-hour drive to Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties, which however has left its legacy in the form of two small temples, each one is nearly a thousand years old. After two and half an hour drive from Hanoi, we visit these remaining structures, dedicated to the Dinh and Le Rulers, then we climb 200 steps to the top of Ma Yen mount for a fantastic view over the surrounding areas.
We drive back to Hanoi and overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 03 : HA NOI – HA LONG (B, L, D)
At around 08.00 AM, take a 4-hour drive to Ha Long Bay for the overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Begin with a seafood lunch, then explore some limestone caves. In the afternoon, enjoy a swim or relax in the sun on the top deck or try your hand at some kayaking.
DAY 04 : HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B, L)
This morning, continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak. At around midday, the boat will return to the main harbor before transferring to an awaiting vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi. Time at your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight departure. End of our services.