From the charming chaos of Hanoi to the relaxing waters of Halong Bay, this hassle free package tour is a good introduction to Vietnam capital and its most well-known World Heritage.
Begin your journey with a free day for relaxation and hanging around Hanoi. On the next day, you'll leave the buzz of the city behind as you travel east to the famous World Heritage Halong Bay to board a traditional wooden junk boat. An overnight cruise on Halong Bay is the perfect opportunity to truly appreciate the beautiful waters and limestone karst mountains.
|1||Hanoi arrival||Hotel in Hanoi||-|
|2||Hanoi flavour walk||Hotel in Hanoi||B,D|
|3||Hanoi - Halong cruise||Traditional Junk||B,L,D|
|4||Halong - Hanoi & departure||Not included||Brunch|
Meal: not any | Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. Time for relaxing after the journey. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast, dinner | Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
A free day in Hanoi for your own explores. With more than 1000 years history, Hanoi is a city of contrasts where main roads and boulevards are a cacophony of traffic, but a few steps away tiny back streets are calm and peaceful. Hanoi has plenty of places to visit, particularly its museums – the Ethnology, Women’s, Fine Art, and History museums are particularly well presented and informative.
17:00 – our guide meet up at your hotel. You’ll join a walking tour in Hanoi Old Quarter. It will give you a chance to have a glimpse into its colorful daily lives and of course taste delicious street food. With your reference, we'll try some local dishes at their best addresses, including a break at a street-side cafe before getting back to your hotel.
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Traditional cruise.
07:30 ~ 07:45 AM – picked up from hotel to Handspan office for tour check-in procedure.
8:00 - Depart from Hanoi for a 3.5 hours drive to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, get on board of the Treasure Junk, we start cruising from Hon Gai pier to the boundaries of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available).
After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our stop at Hon Co island, where we’ll take a few steps up to explore the Thien Canh Son cave. Inside the cave, stalactites and stalagmite in various shapes and sizes will tell you more about geographic history of Halong bay and surrounding area.
Late in the afternoon, the boat cruises to its anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Meal: brunch | Accommodation: not included
We will be back at the pier about 11am, and driven to Hanoi with an expected arrival time about 4pm. The day will be short so let’s wake up early to take the maximum of it.
6:30 - Coffee, tea and cakes will be served. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some farniente time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.
About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We trace our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.
Back on treasure before 9am, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.
Once on land, we sit in a small café to wait for our overland vehicle. Our shuttle bus will take you back to Hanoi centre at around 16:30. End of our services.
PRICE PER PERSON based on group of 2
|Accommodation||Price per person||Single sup.|
|Standard||US$ 272||US$ 116|
|Superior||US$ 287||US$ 132|
Single supplement applies for those who travels with others but requires single room for her/himself
• Prices are valid until 31 Dec 2017
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