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Hanoi Stopover-4 days/3 nights
This tour is designed for those who wish to stop over in Hanoi for a 3 night stay and enjoy the Capital of Vietnam’s highlights, as well as fabulous Halong Bay. Time is set aside for relaxation and strolling through Hanoi’s fascinating streets and lanes.
- Discover the capital city of Hanoi-Vietnam
- Experience unique water puppet show and exciting cyclo ride in Hanoi
- Cruise on World’s Heratage - Halong Bay
Cyclo Tour in Hanoi
DAY 01, HANOI ARRIVAL: Upon your arrival at the airport, you are picked up and transferred to hotel in Hanoi- Vietnam's capital, a stylish and gracious city which retains an unique old world charm and some Asia‘s most striking colonial architecture. Many lakes and parks are made for relaxing atmosphere. Check in hotel in Hanoi, Free at leisure the rest of the day.
DAY 02, HANOI CITY TOUR (L): Embark for a full day city tour with a start from Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace (From outside) and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. This complex also comprises the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. Following is a visit to trip to The Temple of Literature, considered as the Vietnam’s first university built in 1070. Lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the beatiful Museum of Ethnology to enhance your understanding of Vietnam’s diverse culture through its unique presentation of objects & dresses of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. End the day with a leisure Cyclo tour (Cyclo, a kind of local trishaw for one hour) to visit the Old Quarters of Hanoi and the NgocSon Temple near by. Drop off at Thang Long Theatre for Water Puppet Show, unique Vietnamese traditional art which originates from rural festivals of Vietnamese, the artists-men and women-stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. Transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 03, FULL DAY TOUR TO HALONG BAY (L): After breakfast we set off for Halong Bay—the Emerald Bay of Vietnam—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the roads are pretty rough, but the journey offers quiet views of the flat green countryside dotted with rice paddies and small villages. We arrive in the early afternoon and transfer to a pier for a cruise on spectacular Halong Bay. With its clear, emerald waters and mountains draped in velvety cloaks of vegetation, it's little wonder that Halong Bay has been the inspiration for generations of Vietnamese poets. Resting peacefully across the Gulf of Tonkin near the Chinese border, this region—literally "the bay of the descending dragon"—is dotted with more than 3,000 mountain islands, whose jagged profiles seem to rise out of nowhere. The region offers one of the most diverse ecosystems in Vietnam with its lush forest and marine spectacle showcasing steep spines of mountains, narrow valleys, cascading waterfalls, and golden beaches. Our vessel is of particular interest—we board a junk, a wooden sailboat in the traditional Vietnamese style. We drop anchor at an island pierced with surreal grottoes, then enjoy lunch onboard ship. We resume our cruise in the afternoon and drive back to Hanoi in late afternoon.
DAY 04, LEAVING HANOI: Free till transfer to the airport for your onward flight
***The accommodations are not included in the cost of the tour as we know that one likes to stay in different hotels, and Saigon has thousands of hotels for you to pick. If you want us to book hotel for you, just let us know.
***The cost is for reference, it wares from time to time, please contact us for the exact cost right at the time you travel. It may higher as pick seasons and holidays.
- Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
- English speaking local guides
- Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
- Two lunches (food only without any drink)
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- Water available on tour
- Vietnam’s visa
- Any kind of drinks
- International airport departure taxes
- International flights to and from Saigon
- Camera/video entrance fees
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance. We strongly recommend purchase a travel insurance covering medical evacuation
Recommended hotels in Hanoi with their official websites:
- Sofitel Metropole (5 stars, from USD 300), best hotel: www.sofitel.com
- Hanoi Hilton Opera Hotel (5 stars, from USD 200), great location: www.hilton.com
- Hoa Binh Palace Hotel (3 stars, from USD 100), good location: www.hoabinhpalacehotel.vn
We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.