Day 1: Arrival HanoiUpon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet and pick up by our representative. Transfer to hotel for checking in after 02:00pm. The rest of day in free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - City Tour (B/L)Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - 08:30: Pick up at your hotel to join with other guests. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (close on Monday and Friday morning) and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho?s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh?s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist - dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam).
Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we?ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We?ll also see Vietnam?s first university, constructed in 1070 - its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam?s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we?ll journey through Hanoi?s Old Quarter, where you?ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. You will enjoy the Water Puppet Show, and then back your hotel around at 16h30 - 17h00. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Hoalu - Tam Coc (B/L)Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - 08:30: Pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.
Tour type: Deluxe - Bicycle & Buffet lunch.
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (B/L)Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - 08:30: Pick up at your hotel. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hours drive to Halong city. Arrive in Ha Long city. Lunch. Then take a boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung Cave. Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi about 20h30. Overnight in Hanoi.
Deluxe : Seafood and kayaking.
Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)After breakfast, free at leisure an checkout before 12:00. Transfer to airport for departure flight.
** Per Person rates in USD
|Boutique 2 (ROH) Demantoid (Deluxe) Or similar||Book||3*||T.B.A||204||T.B.A||T.B.A||71|
|Hanoi Boutique 1 (Deluxe) Authentic(Superior) Or similar||Book||3*||T.B.A||228||T.B.A||T.B.A||95|
|Chalcedony(Deluxe) Or similar||Book||4*||T.B.A||248||T.B.A||T.B.A||115|
Term & Conditions
Validity Period: until 31 March 2015
- Travel Insurance
- Visa fee
- Domestic and International air tickets
- Personal expenses
- Compulsory Tipping for guide and driver.
- Others not mentioned nor specified above
Policy for children:
- Child under 4 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge (No meal provided)
- Child 5- under 11 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: 50% of charge.
- Child 5- under 11 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 90% of charge.
- Child 11 years old and above: 100% of charge.
15% of the package cost will be applied for the periods of Lunar New Year from 18 Feb - 22 Feb 2015.
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday morning.
- Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.3 million inhabitants as of 2012, it is the world's 13th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. The name Vietnam translates as "Southern Viet" (synonymous with the much older term Nam Viet); it was first officially adopted in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long, and was adopted again in 1945 with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.
The Vietnamese became independent from Imperial China in AD 938, following the resounding Vietnamese victory in the Battle of ng River. Successive Vietnamese royal dynasties flourished as the nation expanded geographically and politically into Southeast Asia, until the Indochina Peninsula was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century. Following a Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North and South Vietnam. Conflict between the two sides intensified, with heavy intervention from the United States, in what is known as the Vietnam War. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.
Hanoi, the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a pleasant and even charming city, in large parts because of its famous lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks. The Hanoi city center is an architectural museum piece, its blocks of old buildings retaining the air of a peaceful and austere provincial town, contrary to the fast-living and bustling air of Saigon. The city of Hanoi is a small part now of Greater Hanoi, which has a land area of 2,139 sq.km and a population of about 3,000,000. In the past, Hanoi was first chosen by King Ly Thai To as the capital of the country and was named Thang Long (Descending Dragon) in 1010. Through several successive dynasties, it remained the country's capital city, the heart and soul of the whole nation, and has born a variety of names, including Dong Kinh (Eastern capital), from which the Europeans derived the name they eventually applied to all of northern Vietnam, Tonkin. The city was finally named Hanoi (the city in a bend of the river) by Emperor Minh Mang (Nguyen Dynasty) in 1831. From 1902 to 1953, Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina. There are two main seasons in Hanoi: the hot (and rainy) season from May to October with the hottest month: July - average temperature 31 degree Celsius; and the cold (and dry) season with the coldest month: January - average temperature 14 degree Celsius.