HANOI – HALONG CRUISE – TRANG AN: 5 DAYS

We will explore the most amazing places in the north of Vietnam. First, we will explore Hanoi charming city, half day city tour will bring you to visit President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter of Hanoi. After Hanoi, to visit Trang An Tourism Complex (located in the northern province of Ninh Binh) is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee lists. The eco-attraction which located in the East of Ninh Binh with an area of 2000 ha, divided into 5 main parts: special protection area (Hoa Lu Ancient Capital), the center, caves area, service and travel area, spiritual area – Bai Dinh pagoda, where is well known as one of the biggest Pagodas and has got the most statues in Vietnam. For the third day, we will have two days and one night stay on cruise to explore the seven natural wonder of the world. Let’s explore north of Vietnam with Impress Travel.

ITINERARY

HANOI ARRIVAL – GREETING – HANOI CITY TOUR (L, D)

  • Good morning, arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, greeting by our team in Hanoi & transfer to Hanoi center.
  • Have lunch, then check-in hotel.
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour begins by a visit to President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, every afternoon, and whole from 15 June – 15 August, we can still view from the outside the building), a sightseeing of the Presidential Palace (view from outside), President’s Fishpond, House On Stilts, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda.
  • Next is a visit to the Temple of Literature, where Confucius – Founder of Confucianism is worshiped, this place also served as the first National University of Vietnam where many kings, mandarins and talented people of Vietnam were trained!
  • Tour continued by a visit to one of the most beautiful lakes of Hanoi – the Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake) & Ngoc Son Temple located on a beautiful Island in the middle of the lake.
  • A short walking tour in the old quarter.
  • Have dinner at local restaurant.
  • Overnight at Hanoi Hotel.

 

Day Inclusions: Private A/C transfer, English-speaking tour guide in Hanoi, lunch, dinner, entrance fee, hotel in Hanoi.

HANOI – BAI DINH – TRANG AN (B, L, D)

  • Good morning Hanoi, enjoy buffet breakfast at hotel then we are ready at hotel lobby at 8.00 AM.
  • 8:00 – 8:30 AM: We pick up guests from hotels located in the Old Quarter. The drive to Ninh Binh will be approximately 2 hours.
  • 10:30 AM: Our tour guide will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues including the biggest statue of Buddha made in bronze standing 10 meters tall.
  • 12:30 PM: Time to take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant with Ninh Binh traditional dishes from goat meat.
  • 1:30 PM: We will continue the trip to Trang An. Upon on arrival, we will take the boat trip along Trang An river to enjoy the cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water between mountains, water caves and clear blue sky where you will not find anywhere else. The boat trip will range from 2 to 3 hours, rowed by local people.
  • After the boat trip, we return to the bus and head back to Hanoi city.
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: We drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter.
  • Have dinner at local restaurant.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.

Day Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, A/C transfer with complimentary water, local English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Hanoi city, boat trip in Tam Coc, lunch, dinner & Entrance fees, Electric-car service in Bai Dinh

HANOI – HALONG CRUISE (B, L, D)

  • Good morning, have breakfast at your hotel, then check-out hotel.
  • 08:00 AM:Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Ha Noi, then transfer to Halong Bay (distance 160km, a stop for a break time on half way for a refreshment).
  • You enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful country side scenery during the bus trip (4 hours), we arrive at the at Ha Long bay sea port at around noon time
  • At 12.00 noon, you aboard the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be assigned.
  • Check in your cabin and put your luggage in, relax and may do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to discover about the cruise’s architecture design
  • Relax, sightseeing and taking photographs before lunch is served.
  • A sumptuous lunch with fresh seafood meal will be served while cruise slowly gliding out into the Halong bay.
  • It’s a wonderful opportunity to admire thousands of islands and islets with magnificent caves and grottoes at the inside the islands, admiring sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs and listening to the legends of the Dragons and the land and sea scape in the area,
  • You may enjoy extra activities organized on board (depends on each cruise’ program, such as visiting a floating village, going for kayaking (notice: extra activities subject to availability, kayaking fee is on own expense, can be available on request at Cruise’s reception)
  • Relax on cruise during the happy hours or may join in a cooking demonstration, watching the sunset on Cruise.
  • Dinner is served on cruise
  • After dinner, free at leisure time to relax on Cruise and socialize with other guests or can join in some other evening activities such as squid fishing…,
  • Overnight in your cabin on the Cruise.

Day Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay with full meals on board, water

HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, L, D)

  • Early bird risers may be awarded a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful breath-taking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in early morning.
  • Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.
  • Breakfast will be served
  • You continue enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noon time, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board
  • At about 09:30 – 10:00, pick up your luggage and check out your cabin while cruising returning to the boat pier.
  • Lunch will be served on Cruise (or in restaurant in land in Halong city, depends on different cruise’s program)
  • 11:30 am – Return to prier, and disembark the Cruise & say fare well to all crew member,
  • Meet again the driver and the bus for another 4 driving back to Hanoi,
  • About 16:00 – Arrival back to Hanoi central city
  • Have dinner at local restaurant.
  • Free time & Overnight in Hanoi city

Day Inclusions: Breakfast & lunch on Cruise, local English speaking tour guide on Cruise, entrance fee, and Halong cruise – disembark at noon time, dinner, A/C land transfer, hotel in Hanoi.

HANOI CITY CENTER TO NOI BAI AIPORT - DEPARTURE (B)

  • Good morning Hanoi City, then enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then free time to explore Hanoi city before transferring to Noi Bai airport for your own scheduled flight going home or to continue visiting other tourist destination of your own travel plan,
  • The end of the tour, thank you and see you again!

Day Inclusions: Breakfast at hotel, A/C transfer with complimentary water,

 

The accommodation

 What are included in this trip?

 

  • A/C accommodation with FAMILY ROOM (05 persons share 1 room; single room can be available on request) with daily breakfast
  • A/C transfer from Airports to the hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary
  • 2 days 1 night on Joint Cruise trip in Halong Bay, with FAMILY ROOM (05 persons share 1 cabin; single cabin can be available on request), full meals on board
  • Kayaking in Halong bay (for 3-star tour package only)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. (Breakfast = 04; Lunch = 04; Dinner = 01)
  • English- speaking guides as specified (Chinese/ Malaysian speaking guide can be available on request)
  • Boat trip to explore Trang An
  • Electric-car service in Bai Dinh.
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water (2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour)

What are excluded in this trip?

 

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Specified as Chinese/ Malaysian/ Indonesian/ Thai speaking guide can be available on request to pay for extra-fee.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have (3 USD/pax/day)
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned.

3-STAR HOTEL IN HANOI, CRUISE IN HALONG SELECTED

Destination Hotel Category HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE
Hanoi 3-STAR THANG LONG ESPANA HOTEL – SUPERIOR

espana.thanglonghanoihotels.com/

ADAMAS HANOI HOTEL & SPA –SUPERIOR

http://www.adamashanoihotel.com/

Halong Bay 3-STAR SWAN CRUISE – DELUXE

http://swancruiseshalong.com

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