Day 1 title: Arrival Hanoi
Day 1 meals:
Day 1 overnight: Golden Rice Hotel - Premium Deluxe
Day 1 description:
Welcome to Hanoi!
Note: Please print “Visa on arrival approval letter” (provided by TiiM) and prepare 25 USD cash and a passport photo if you are planning on getting Vietnam visa on arrival.
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Day 2 title: Hanoi city tour full day
Day 2 meals:
Day 2 overnight: Golden Rice Hotel - Premium Deluxe
Day 2 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. Start on cyclo tour to experience at the Old Quarter, along beautiful tree-lined boulevards until we get to Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and where Ho Chi Minh first declared independence from French rule in 1945. Visit the humble house on stilts. Continue on to the intriguing Ho Chi Minh Museum, an amazingly surreal exhibition of the life of Ho Chi Minh. We’ll also view the Presidential Palaceand One Pillar Pagoda. After stopping for lunch we continue our tour by visiting Ha Noi first university - the Temple of Literature - dating back to 1070. Our next stop for the day is the infamous ‘Ha Noi Hilton’ - Ha Noi former central prison made famous first for the incarceration of the leaders of Vietnam’s national liberation movement and later US Air force pilots shot down over North Vietnamese airspace. Visit Ngoc Son Temple, peaceful West Lake, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and History Museum (or Ethnology Museum). Finish your day with a relaxing walk around Ha Noi famous Hoan Kiem Lake. Return to your hotel at about 5.00pm.
Day 3 title: Halong Bay full day
Day 3 meals:
Day 3 overnight: Golden Rice Hotel - Premium Deluxe
Day 3 description:
A scenic 3-hour drive from Ha Noi brings you to the world heritage listed is the world heritage natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, where you cruise amongst thousands of limestone islets and grottoes.
Meet and greet at your hotel at 7.00am. Start on the journey east (approximately 170km or 4 hours) to Hon Gai, the gateway to Ha Long Bay. En route enjoy the captivating rural scenery and see fields of busy workers farming their rice fields using traditional methods of cultivation. You will have 4 hours aboard your boat cruising around this magnificent bay. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Ha Long Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment - you will also have the opportunity to stop at one of the many grottoes. During the summer months you may wish to have a swim in the clean, warm waters of the bay. Return to your hotel at about 6.00pm.
Day 4 title: Departure Hanoi
Day 4 meals:
Day 4 overnight: None of accommodation
Day 4 description:
Have breakfast and relax until your departure time.
You will be picked up to transfer to Hanoi airport for your onwards journey.