DAY 1 : HANOI - ARRIVAL / HALF DAY CITY TOUR (L/D)
Upon arrival Hanoi airport, you will meet to our local representative and will transfer for the half day sightseeing to visit Ho Chi Minh House and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (external view only)(Closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of October-November and all afternoons).
After that, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Continue visit to Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake (One of the oldest in vietnam). Then, visit to Temple of Literature, is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the “Imperial Academy” , Vietnam’s first national university.
After lunch, check in to Hanoi hotel . Free at leisure or you may be your own arrangement on discovery Hanoi Old Quarter, Dong Xuan market, Opera House, walking to Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful green waters, The Huc Bridge, Thap But (Pen Tower) and Ngoc Son temple.
Free time shopping tour in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. In the evening attend the performance of the famous Vietnamese Traditional Art of Water Puppetry at Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.
Note that if it is a Muslim group, during the city tour , we will stop at Al – Noor Masjid Mosque Hanoi for visit and pray ( 12 Hang Luoc Street, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam ) in stead of Pagoda tour
DAY 2 : HANOI - HALONG CRUISE O/N ON BOAT ( BREAKFAST/ SEAFOOD LUNCH/ DINNER )
Morning : transfer to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi), listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Noon time, you will board the boutique wooden junk to visit Halong Bay. While cruising through the bay, seafood lunch is served on board. Continue cruising to visit caves; islands, floating fishing village and relax on the board. Evening, enjoy movie night, board games, and squid fishing or relax at leisure . Dinner and Overnight on the boat – Each boat has own itinerary cruise , we will indicate the detail cruise in the confirmation.
DAY 3 : HALONG - HANOI – DEPT ( BREAKFAST)
07.15: Cakes, fruits, tea and coffee will be served. Continue the cruise through Halong Bay.
09.30: Check-out the cabin. Lunch on boat and finished at 10:30 – 11:00 Each boat has own itinerary cruise , we will indicate the detail cruise in the confirmation.
11.00: Back Halong pier and transfer back to Hanoi.
16:00 Arrival Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi, check in hotel. Free time relax or own shopping time at Hanoi Old Quarter & Weekend Night Market (Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday only). Dinner and Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 4 : HANOI – TAM COC ( BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER )
Breakfast at the hotel, start around 2 hours journey to Tam Coc located in Ninh Binh, enjoy the limestone karsts rocks as in Halong Bay but seen from a winding stream through paddy fields instead of the sea. Enjoy the spectacular scenery during the boat trip to Tam Coc Caves with visit Bich Dong Pagoda. After lunch, return back to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5 : HANOI – DEPT ( BREAKFAST)
After breakfast , transfer to the airport for departure flight.
(Tour ends here)