Amazing 5 Day Tour of North Vietnam

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Day 1:  Hanoi Arrival (Meals: No)

Arrive in Hanoi. Check in hotel then you will have free time to explore Hanoi old Quarter.

Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 2:  Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B/L/D)

7.45-8.15:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00: Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30 Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains
 & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Hoa Cuong floating fishing village
 Join our Cooking Class on the floating house. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
Enjoy sunset party and relax on the sun-deck for fantastic views.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Night 2: Overnight on Halong cruise.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L) 

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay's scenery.
10:15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!

Night 3:Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
 

Day 4: Hanoi -Hoa Lu-Tam Coc (B/L)

Hoa Lu, the first Vietnam Capital under the Dinh and Le Dynasties from 10th century between 968 and 1009 AD located arounf 100km to The South of Hanoi city
Tam Coc, the outstanding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is oftan said to surpass of Halong Bay
It is a certain true that Hoa Lu & Tam Coc is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land.
Hightlight
– Visit Hoa Lu Old Citadel with Dinh Temple and Le Temple
– Rowing boat trip in Tam Coc (Three caves)
– Enjoy special Vietnamese buffet lunch in local restaurant with local food
Initerary
8.00-8.30 am: Tour guide of Swallow Travel will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city
10.30-11.00 am: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12:00pm: Today you will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served with Asian stype, local dishes, organic vegetable. The Duc Tuan is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overal riverside until you finish your lunch
1:30pm: After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones  on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colours.
The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.
Optional activities: Riding bicycles or buffalow rides
4:00pm leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 6:30pm. Finish unforgettable full day trip at your hotel in Hanoi!

You can also choose one of the following daily tours with the same price:
  1. Hanoi City tour
  2. Bai Binh Trang An Eco tour
  3. Hanoi Food on foot tour
Night 4: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 5:  Hanoi –Back home (Meals: B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then free time to go shopping, discovering Hanoi by your own before leaving Hanoi. Trip ends. Please contact us if you want to add few extra nights during your stay or visit other places in Vietnam and Cambodia.

PACKAGE INCLUDED

• Transportation with A/C Hanoi -Halong – Hanoi, Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour/another daily tour if you choose it instead of Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour
• English speaking guide during 2D1N from Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi, Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour/another daily tour if you choose it instead of Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour
• Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast/ L = Lunch/D= Dinner)
• All entrance fees, taxes and service charge.
• Deluxe  accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower.
• Kayaking in Halong Bay
• Biking surrounding countryside in Tamcoc-Bich Dong
• Welcome drink
• Insurance on-board.
• Cooking class on cruise
• Accommodation: 1 night on Halong Cruises, 3 nights in the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (Double/twin share).

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

• Beverages, International Insurance
• Airport transfers- please contact us if you need this service.
• Tips(not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
• Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

•    Valid from 11 Aug 2017  to 31 Dec 2018. Tour departs daily.
•    Block out date from 13 Feb 2018 to 20 Feb 2018( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•   Single travelers can travel for an extra $95USD per person (3-star option), $145USD per person (4-star option) or $370USD per person (5-star option)
•    Surcharge of $15USD for the 3 star package, $25USD for 4 star package, $45USD for 5 star package applies p/p for gala dinner on Halong cruise on  24 Dec and 31 December 2017/ 2018.
•    Children policies
o    Children under 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). 
o    Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 75% of tour price, sharing the bed with parents. Or pay full price to have an extra bed.

NOTES

•    Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions.
•    Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking.

 

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Maison D'Hanoi Boutique/HM Boutique Hotel  Deluxe room
Halong Majestic cruise/Lavender cruise Deluxe room

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Flower Garden hotel Superior/Deluxe room
Halong     Swan cruise/Flamigo cruise               Deluxe room                    

5 star

Place     Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Apricot hotel        Sketch King  room
Halong Athena cruise/Alisa Cruise/Seryna cruise Ocean view room

NOTE: We can customize the tour as per your request. Please contact us if you do not like the above listed accommodation. We can make a new itinerary at your preferred accommodation and will guarantee the best available price.
Ms Thuong Ms Jenny

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