05D/04N ~ Hanoi + Halong Bay ( Overnight On Cruise)+ Ninh Binh: Trang An Grottoes

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⛳ Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh ,

⏲ Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights

? Transportation : Car / Cruise

? Departure : Daily

? Amount : Upper 2 people

 

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Itinerary

DAY (01) (LUNCH & DINNER) ~ ARRIVE HANOI > NEW PROGRAM > GUIDED WALKING TOUR AT THE OLD QUARTER HANOI + COMPLIMENTARY FOOT MASSAGE (30 MINUTES) + EGG COFFEE @ GIANG CAFÉ

Welcome guests at Noi Bai International Airport then transfer to the city. We will visit landmark attractions: Tran Quoc Pagoda located next to the beautiful West Lake, then drive to Ba Dinh Square and here we may take pictures nearby the President Palace, and lunch at Huong Lien Restaurant which is popular among the Hanoi residents for its famous Bun Cha ~ BBQ pork patties+ vermicelli also Hanoi Fried Spring Roll+ Fried Crab Roll. This restaurant was patronized by the ex-famous travel blogger cum celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who had invited the Ex-America President - Obama to experience the local street food on his last visit in Hanoi.   Next, we will arrive at the beautiful Hanoi Opera House, built-in 1911 by the then ruling French. It’s a phenomenal piece of neo-classical French architecture featuring Gothic themes on the doors and domes with pillars, shuttered windows, balconies and a glass room. Later, at Giang Café to enjoy and experience a cup of Egg Coffee which is popular among the local residents and tourists too. From here we will take a guided walking tour (approximately 500 meters) to the Hanoi Old City Gate, one of the four gates of Hanoi which provided access to the Royal City now the Old Quarter. Originally built in 1010 facing east and the Red River, the present-day structure was constructed in 1749 and it was repaired in 1817 and survived many subsequent wars. Continue walking for 200 meters we will reach Dong Xuan Market and Phung Hung Street. Drive to St. Joseph Cathedral to take pictures, enjoy complimentary foot reflexology for 40 minutes also free time for shopping activities at the Hoan Keam tourists’ site, and later assemble as agreed schedule and venue for dinner arrangement at Net Hue Restaurant. Transfer for hotel check-in, tour programs, and services end.       Dong Xuan Market was originally built by the French administration in the year of 1869; it has been renovated several times with the latest in the year of 1994 after a fire which almost destroyed the market. This is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to tourists’ souvenirs. Phung Hung street has been revived with beautiful mural paintings recalling Hanoi in the past. Continue to explore activities in The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 Ancient Streets, this quarter used to be the residential, manufacturing and commercial center, where each street was specialized in one specific type of manufacturing or commerce. This area is also the eternal soul of Hanoian cultural architecture, historic relics, and religious center.  

DAY (02) (B/L/D) ~ HANOI > HALONG BAY (OVERNIGHT ON BOARD GLORY LEGEND CRUISE)

Cruise operator’s transport team will pick up guests around 8.00 AM from the hotel. We will drive on the Hanoi-Hai Phong-Ha Long new expressway which was commissioned on 15 SEP 2018, the journey is approximately 130 KM and duration takes 2.5-03 hours inclusive one comfort stop. Upon arrival at Tuan Chau Harbour, Ha Long, embark onboard GLORY LEGEND CRUISE ~ a modern and metal structured cruise that meets international safety features and measures. Cruise manager onboard will introduce cabin crews and conduct a short briefing to the guests on the schedule of tour programs, activities, meal arrangement, the do’s and don’ts and most important the cruise's safety features and measures.     Where are we sailing … Lunch will serve around 01.00 PM while cruising in Halong Bay and passing by the beautiful Incense Burner islet, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock islet and Soi Sim beach, Coconut Tree Island.  Visiting Tung Sau area …. covered by leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery; here you can see the process of the jewel from harvesting and sculpting. Moreover, you can have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Continue cruising to Titop Beach, where you can enjoy swimming (subject to weather conditions), also may track to the hill top which take 15-20 minutes to enjoy the panoramic view of HALONG BAY. Return to cruise and guests may participate in cooking class demonstration, learn how to prepare the food ingredients and wrapping a Vietnam Spring Roll; it is a wonderful experience. Next, go to the cruise’s sundeck to enjoy the beautiful sunset view at the magnificient bay; guests are entitle Happy Hour Session BUY ONE GET ONE FREE off all beverages available onboard. Dinner will start around 7.30 PM, casual dress code for the evening. Guests’ may order fruit juices, bottled drinking water, beers or wines at own expenses (affordable and minimal costs only). In the evening guests may also enjoy board and card games or join squid fishing with crew members (without charges), enjoy a night with blanket of stars.

DAY (03) ~ (BREAKFAST, BRUNCH & DINNER) ~ HALONG BAY > SUNG SOT CAVE > TUAN CHAU HARBOUR > HANOI

Enjoy sun rise view on this beautiful bay, continental breakfast will serve on board. We will visit SUNG SOT CAVE (SURPRISED CAVE).  Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks. Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many strangely shaped stalactites hang from the high ceiling. A narrow passage leads to the second room, where a flow of light meets visitors. The chamber is so immense it could contain thousands of people at one time. At the deepest point of the grotto, a "royal garden" appears with a clear pond and a seemingly fascinating landscape of mountains. Return to cruise, get ready to check out and leave the luggage in front of the cabin’s door; enjoy lunch while cruising back to Tuan Chau Harbour. Disembark from cruise and continue journey return to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant, transfer back to hotel and tour programs, and services end.   

DAY (04) (B/L/D) ~ HANOI > HOA LU ANCIENT CAPITAL > BICH DONG PAGODA > TRANG AN GROTTOES > HANOI

Full day tour programs to Ninh Binh province located approximately 100 KM away from Hanoi and durations of the journey take 02 hours.  In Hoa Lu Ancient Capital we will visit 2 temples built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, and the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of the feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history. Continue journey to Trang An approximate 05 KM away, here you will enjoy two hours of sampan boat ride paddle by local villagers. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth. Next, enjoy an authentic Vietnam cuisine lunch arrange at a local restaurant in Tam Coc. We will cycle from here to Bich Dong Pagoda approximate 03KM away. Guests who do not wish to cycle along the journey may follow the coach transfer services too. Bích Động, is a pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain dating to 1428, comprising three structures: Hạ, Trung, and Thượng Pagodas, in ascending order. Guided tours generally cover historical points and end with a pleasant view from the top. Return to HANOI and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and later transfer back to the hotel, tour programs, and services end.

DAY (05) (BREAKFAST ONLY) ~ DEPART HANOI

Assemble as per agreed schedule at hotel’s lobby for pre-arranged transfer services to airport, flight home with “AN AMAZING HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM”.

Price & Inclusion

PRICE PER PERSON: USD01=VND 23,500

PROPOSED HOTEL(S) TWIN SHARINGSGL SUPPLEMENTHANOI HTL EXT
LA SANTE HOTEL / LA DOLCE VITA HOTEL   MIN 02 TO GO

USD430.00/GUEST

USD210.00/GUEST USD44.00/ROOM

BREAKFAST X 02 PAXS

AUTHENTIC HANOI HOTEL /SKYLARK HOTELMIN 02 TO GO

USD450.00/GUEST

USD220.00/GUEST USD50.00/ROOM

BREAKFAST X 02 PAXS

GRAND CITITEL HANOI /THE LIGHT HOTELMIN 02 TO GO

USD500.00/GUEST

 USD255.00/GUEST USD74.00/ROOM

BREAKFAST X 02 PAXS

TOUR PACKAGE PRICES ABOVE INCLUDE ITEMS AS FOLLOWS:

  • THREE nights’ accommodation in HANOI as above proposed hotels + daily buffet breakfast.
  • ONE night accommodation in HALONG onboard GLORY LEGEND CRUISE or similar class + daily buffet breakfast.
  • Complimentary foot reflexology services for 40 minutes @ The Old Quarter, Hanoi + Egg Coffee @ Giang Café.
  • ONE meal at Huong Lien Restaurant, Hanoi ~ North Vietnam Cuisines ~ Bun Cha + Hanoi Spring Roll + Crab Roll.
  • ONE meal at Net Hue Restaurant, Hanoi ~ Central Vietnam Cuisines ~ Bun Bo Hue + Banh Khoai + Com Hap La Sen, etc.
  • HANOI city tour attractions (04 hours) include Tran Quoc Pagoda @ West Lake, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi Old City Gate, Dong Xuan Market, Phung Hung Street, The Old Quarter ~ 36 Ancient Streets, Hoan Keam shopping site for tourists, take photograph nearby to President Palace, St Joseph Cathedral and Hanoi Opera House.
  • GLORY LEGEND CRUISE ~ 02 Days / 01 Night program include (01B+02L+01D), will cruise in Ha Long Bay, kayaking or ride on bamboo boat paddle by local fisherman at Tung Sau beach area also visit local cultured pear farm to see the process of the jewel from harvesting and sculpting. Continue cruising to Titop Beach, where you can enjoy swimming (subject to weather conditions), also may track to the hill top which take 15-20 minutes to enjoy the panoramic view of HALONG BAY. Return to cruise, participate in cooking class demonstration activities, squid fishing and following day with Thai-Chi Class and visit Sung Sot @ Surprised Cave.
  • Full day tour programs to Ninh Binh province include tour attractions to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Bich Dong Pagoda, and sampan boat ride (inclusive of life jacket) paddle by local villagers to explore caves and beautiful landscape of Trang An, and bicycle rental for cycling trip from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda.
  • Guided tour programs, admission fees to all attractions and meal arrangements as mention in the propose tour itinerary.
  • Seat in coach sharing type transport services from the airport to the hotel and vice versa also for entire tour programs.
  • Tour commentaries by local tour guides will conduct in ENGLISH / MANDARIN language.
  • One bottle of filtered drinking water will provide daily on the coach.

TOUR PACKAGE PRICES ABOVE DO NOT INCLUDE ITEMS AS FOLLOWS:

  • International airfares to VIETNAM & vice versa.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy from guests’ country of origin.
  • Tips for local tour guide and coach captain @ USD 15.00/GUEST for 05 DAYS PROGRAMS will pre-collect
  • All kinds of personal and incidental bills such as telephone bills, laundry services, room services, tour activities and meals not mentioned in tour programs, etc.

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