This is a great chance to learn about Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and customs by visits to Hanoi’s cultural and historical sites, explore Halong Bay, the world Heriatge.
|Day 1||ARRIVE IN HANOI|
|Day 2||HANOI – SIC CITY TOURS||(B/L)|
|Day 3||HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD||(B/L/D)|
|Day 4||HALONG BAY – HANOI||(B/L)|
|Day 5||HANOI – DEPARTURE||(B)|
Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival Hanoi, check in the hotel in the city centre. Enjoy your trip in Vietnam.
Please note! Hotels’ check-in and check-out time is around 12.00 noon. Depending on your arrival time, the program can be adjusted accordingly.
8.00: We’ll pick you up from your hotel take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969.
9.30: You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: You have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi.
OPTION 1: TUE, THU, SAT, SUNDAY
You’ ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY.This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English.Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
OPTION 2: MONDAY, WED, FRI
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary historic development.
15.30 – 16.00: Take the car come back your hotel.
08:00 Pick up at hotel from Hanoi old quarter to Halong Bay.
12:00 Embark from Tuan Chau Marina by tender transfer to Scorpion Cruise. Welcome drink on board, followed by a cruise briefing.
13:15 Enjoy delicious lunch served on board with seafood and Vietnamese cuisine while cruising to Van Gia floating fishing village.
15:00 Cruise head to beach. Enjoy swimming at sandy beach and emerald water or climbing up to the top of island to take your amazing views of the bay.
16:30 Explore the Van Gia floating fishing village by kayaking for an hour or by bamboo boat.
17:30 Tender take you back to Scorpion Cruises to relax, taste local fruits and snacks on the deck.
19:00 Dinner served with Vietnamese food and BBQ Seafood.
20:00 Join in some board games and squid fishing. Stay overnight on Scorpion Cruises.
06:00 Welcome dawn in the early morning. Join Tai Chi lesson on Sundeck.
07:00 Breakfast served with Western Style.
07:45 – 09:00 Arrive at Surprising Cave (Sung Sot Cave) and join tour with guide to explore the cave. Return to Scorpion Cruise.
10:00 Time for Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the cruise
11:00 Enjoy delicious lunch served on board with Vietnamese cuisine.
12:00 Disembark at Tuan Chau Pier. Return to Hanoi City.
16:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Free at your own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Breakfast at hotel. Check out your hotel.
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