Start city: Hanoi
End city: Hanoi
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request.
Cities to visit:
- Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple Later in the afternoon enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu & Trang An).
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and today we drive out of Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Vietnam's first capital. Visit to temples and walk hundred steps up to top of a mountain for a panorama view of the old capital. After lunch, enjoy a leisure cruise to visit Trang An, a nature reserve similar to Tam Coc however less visited. Limestone hills surround a peaceful river which passes through a series of caves (one which takes 15-minutes to pass through in darkness). It is an “eco-tourism” area, the only interruptions here are the sound of birds and the gentle paddle of the oar upon the crystal clear river. Overnight in Tam Coc Town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Note: The below itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on weather condition.
After breakfast at hotel, your driver will take you on a 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay.
Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Bai Chay at the doorstep of Vietnam’s most fascinating wonder.
As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Halong Bay Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings.
Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water.
While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Defined to be one of the highlights of your halong visit, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: On cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure.
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn.
Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colorful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. The cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30 am and 11.00 am. Your driver will transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight.
Note: The above itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on the weather condition!
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