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Sunrise and sunset in Halong Bay

Sunrise and sunset in Halong Bay

per person

This program features the highlights of Northern Vietnam including the Capital Hanoi  known for its shimmering lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant parks. Your journey inludes a cruise on Halong Bay, a world natural heritage site recognized by UNESCO.


5 days 4 nights

Travel styles: Cruising, Short tours

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Tour Plan

Day 1/ Arrival in Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi, transfer to hotel check-in.  
Day 2/ Hanoi street food and city tour (B,L)
Morning stop at Bach Ma temple and continue walking along the narrow streets to Hang Be market. Taste street foods and learn about "local cuisine culture", such as cha que (sausage with cinnamon), banh cuon (Vietnamese rolling cakes), bun cha (rice noodles served with cha que), nem (deep fried "square-shape" spring rolls) and che (a popular dessert soup with many varieties kinds of beans). Take a rest at a local cafe. Afternoon, continue visiting the Presidential Palace (façade only), One Pillar pagoda, the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter, followed a the water puppet show.
Day 3/ Hanoi - Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D) with guide on board
Drive to Halong Bay (with driver only). Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside. Get on board Halong Cruise. Relax, enjoy beautiful landscapes and experience on-board activities: visiting grottos, swimming, kayaking, cooking demonstration, or squid fishing.
Day 4/ Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
Early risers can join Tai Chi session on sundeck. Late morning, say farewell to the crew and transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 5/ Hanoi - Departure (B)
Have a leisure morning until check-out from hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Have a safe trip!   Please feel free to contact us for requesting which cruise you would like to go on.
Tour cost included:
  • Private transportation as in program
  • Local English speaking
  • Accommodations on Twin share with daily breakfast
  • One night on cruise
  • Meals (excluding drinks) as specified
  • Sightseeing fee as specified, on a private basis
  • Government tax and services charges
  • Complimentary drinking water
  Tour cost excluded:
  • Drinks - private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Tips
  • All airfares and visa
  • All types of bank fees for payment
  • Other services not mentioned