Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Depart to Vietnam’s Capital, Hanoi. Hanoi is a unique city “Tree-line Boulevard” surrounded with architectural French colonial architectures along with peaceful lakes and oriental temples. Upon arrival, greet out friendly guide and transfer to hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour full day (B/L/D)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Start off with a historical city tour which includes, Ba Dinh square, House on stilt, Ho Chi Minh President Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and also the Temple of Literature.
After lunch, visit the “Lake of Restored Sword” as well as Hoa Lo Prison. Thereafter, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet show. You will have about one hour to view Hanoi Old Quarter on cyclo. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong overnight on cruise (B/L/D)
7.45-8.15: shuttle bus of cruise will pick-up at the hotel.
10.00: Having short break at stop over in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30: Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains
or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Ba Hang Fishing Village
Back to Cruises to fresh and then participate in 01 out of 2 options:
Option 1: Photo hunting at Trinh Nu and Bo Nau Cave
Option 2: Visit Pearl Farm to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl and expensive jewelry from the first step of growing and harvesting pearl from Halong Bay
Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
Join our Cooking Class at the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef, Playing card, karaoke….
Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Overnight on Lavender Cruises
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B – L)
06:15: Morning Tai Chi Session on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Shuttle bus will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive in Hanoi.
Free to discovery Hanoi at your own leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi departure (B)
Free at own leisure. After which, transfer to Noi Bai Airport for to be back home.
Tour cost in USD per pax:
|Ranks||2pax||3-4pax||5-7pax||8-10||11-14pax||15pax + 1 FOC||Single Sup|
Hotel used or similar:
|Ranks||Hotels in Hanoi||Cruises in Halong Bay|
|3*||Thang Long Espana, Hacinco, Sunny 3 hotel…||Majestic, Annam Junk, Lavender Cruise…|
|3*||Delight, Golden Lake, First Eden, L’heritage hotel…||Majestic, Annam Junk, Lavender Cruise…|
|4*||Lacasa, The Ann, May De Ville hotel…||Garden Bay, Paloma, Bhaya cruise…|
- All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver;
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in twin/double/triple room with daily breakfast;
- 1 night on cruise on Halong Bay
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- English or Mandarin speaking tour guide;
- Entrance fees;
- Water puppet show in Hanoi;
- 01 buffet lunch/dinner at Sen Tay Ho Restaurant
- 01 hour stroll around Hanoi Old Quarter on cyclo
- 02 bottles of mineral water/pax/day.
- Early and/or late check in at hotels unless otherwise stated;
- International airfares unless otherwise stated;
- Airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance and tipping (3 usd/ pax/ day for Local guide + Driver);
- Beverages other than included in pre-tour documentation;
- Personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability).
- Vietnam Visa (if any)