5 Days Northern Vietnam Tour @320$
Destinations: Hanoi - City - Halong - Hanoi
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Price From: 330 USD
Coming to a country, it is a must to visit first the city around to learn more about the custom and tradition of the country. Not only that, you will also visit one of seven wonders in the world - Halong Bay and stay overnight on the cruise as the thing you cannot miss if travel to Vietnam.
Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi, free and easy (Meals: No)
Arrive Hanoi and check in hotel located in Hanoi centre – get welcome drink when check in hotel. You are free after that.
Night 1: Overnight in Dragon Pearl Hotel
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (Meals: B/L/…)
OPTION 1: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAYS, SUNDAY
07:45 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
09:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10:00 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.
11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.
13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.
14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:30 Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00 Arrive back to your hotel.
OPTION 2: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
07:45 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then visit first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda. Experience our national heritage and the beautiful Buddhist relics on the West Lake.
09:30 Visit a sacred place to recall President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career in Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Stilt-house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10:30 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda, the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city in present days.
11:00 Visit the Temple of Literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
12:30 Have Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter and relax.
13:30 Continue exploring the daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit the pottery showrooms and see how they modeled the products.
14:30 Drive back to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.
15:30 Arrive back your hotel.
Night 2: Overnight in Dragon Pearl Hotel
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong – VSpirit Cruise or Golden Lotus (Meals: B/L/D)
07h45 – 08h15 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Night 3: Overnight on V'spirit cruise
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Check in Hotel (Meals: B/L/…)
06h30 – 07h30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
16h00 - 17h00 Recheck in hotel.
Night 4: Overnight in Dragon Pearl Hotel
Day 5: Hanoi Departure (Meals: B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Please check-out by 12:00pm.
If you want to book for airport transfers, please contact directly to Discovery Tours
Transportation with A/C Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi, Hanoi - city tour
English speaking guide during Halong Bay tour, City tour
1 hour kayaking in Halong Bay
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast/ L = Lunch/D= Dinner)
Entrance fees as mention
Accommodation: 3 nights in Dragon Pearl Hotel(Double/twin share),overnight on V’Spirit Cruises
Insurance on boat
Complementary bottles of water
Welcome drink in hotel and on board
Airport Transfer in Hanoi 2 ways
Beverages, International Insurance
Tips, Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
Visa to Vietnam: See How to apply Visa to Vietnam Here
You want extend your trip, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb
Keep contact with Halong Discovery Tours to get support any time.