5D/4N Hanoi & Halong Bay Cruise-Private Tour
Highlights: Cruise along Halong Bay English speaking guide
What you get
- Stay: 3*/4*/5* Hotel (3 nts Hanoi, 1 nt Baitho Junk)
- Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 4 Dinners
- Transport: Return airport transfer by private vehicle
Hanoi is a city of stunning visual and audio contrast. The rickety sounds of cyclos (pedicabs) fight for airwaves amidst the blasting horns of motorbikes, and the Nike swoosh wallpapers the French-styled building facades in the Old Quarter.
The Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi's commercial nucleus, ripples out from the lake of the same name. The lake's name means Lake of the Restored Sword, according to a legend dating back to the mid-15th century.
The tangled streets of the Old Quarter, which spread from Hoan Kiem's fringes, is like Hanoi's intestines. Originally a snake- and alligator-infested swamp, the Old Quarter, or 36 Pho Phuong (36 Streets), is now transformed to an outdoor shopping mall and stomping ground for backpackers.
Just south of West Lake, the Ba Dinh district is the old French administrative center where several new flashy hotels are located, eagerly anticipating the growth of a much talked-about business center. Aside from the complex devoted to Ho Chi Minh, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Botanical Gardens and the Temple of Literature are tourist attractions here.
The city is fairly spread out and cyclos or motorbike taxis will get you from one area to another. Once you have picked a spot, wandering on your feet affords the best view of Hanoi's chaotic street life.
A visit to North Vietnam is not complete till you visit Halong Bay. Designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, it is in most people travel list as “one of the places to see before you die". Halong translates as "where the dragon descends into the sea".
Set in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the stand out feature is a series of tiny islands with mountainous terrain. The scenery is storybook stuff and as an added interest, there are numerous illuminated caves you can explore as well.
HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai, a warmwelcome by our guide and proceed to visit the attractions of Hanoi such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Literature Temple known as the first University of Vietnam. Then enjoy the water puppet performance, a unique and famous traditional performance.After which we proceed to check-in hotel. Dinner at local Restaurant with Vietnamese food. Overnight in Hanoi
HANOI – BATTRANG CERAMIC (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we enjoy a morning city tour to visit some of the city’s attractions including the fascinating Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (except for Monday & Friday & the whole Oct & Nov, Quan Thanh pagoda will be the replacement), Ho Chi Minh museum (except for Monday) & Ho Chi Minh House on stilt & One Pillar pagoda. Then we transfer by car from the Capital to Bat Trang ceramic village, the center of traditional "An Nam" ceramic.You can find in the factory the workmen mixing clay or dipping burnt vases into glaze to highlight their crackled lines. The painting masters, usually young girls with dexterous hands drawing on raw terracotta before they are heated at 900oC to 1,700oC ovens. Then back to Hanoi and have Lunch and free for shopping at Dong Xuan Market. Have dinner at Viet Kitchen Restaurant and Overnight in Hanoi
HANOI –HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we proceed to Ha Long bay, one of Vietnam’s greatest natural wonders and recognized as World’s Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1994.
12:30: Arrive in Halong. Check in Baitho Junk, enjoy welcome drink and cruise briefing, check-in cabins.
13:15: Have a fresh seafood lunch while cruising the exquisite waters.
13:30-14:30: Baitho Junk explores Halong bay on the most wonderful route and the way that few cruises travel: Cruising to majestic Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring several landscape of the Bay like Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head), Coc Islet, Tam Cung grotto.
14:30- 15:30: Go up to the Halong bay View at Titop beach. You can take nice photo from halong bay view. Enjoy swimming in the crystal water.
16:00- 16:30: We will visit the floating fishing village on Halong Bay near Sungsot cave.
16:30 -18:00: Arrive to Luon cave Area by bamboo boat or Kayaking. You can attend cooking class on Baitho junk. Watch the sun set over the bay.
18:00- 18:30: Baitho Junk continue to Hang trong area and anchorage at Ho dong Tien, near Trong cave. It is a tranquil zone for sleeping.
21:00: Leisure time: Film entertainment in the dining room; join squid fishing from the boat with our crew. Retire to your cabin and overnight on Boat - Baitho Junk.
7:00: Wake up to fresh coffee espresso famous in Vietnam “Trung Nguyen” and cake, coffee, tea. Enjoy the sunrise or a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay.
8:00: Transfer by tender to one of the most beautiful cave on halong bay “ Surprise Cave”. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 60 minutes.
9:30: On the way back to Halong city, Annam Junk continue to explores Halong bay on the most wonderful route: Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail island. Binh Phong mountain, Man’s head island, Tortoise island.
10:00 Check out cabin and enjoy your Lunch on the way back to Halong city.
11:45 Back to Hanoi. Have dinner at local Restaurant and Overnight in Hanoi
DEPART HANOI (B)
After breakfast, free at own leisure till transfer to airport for your flight back home.
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|Hotel||2-3 pax||4-5 pax||6-7pax|
|Local 3* An Hung Hotel / Blue Sky Hotel or similar||1620||1570||1510|
|Local 4* Sunway Hanoi Hotel / Golden Lotus Cruise Hotel or similar||1950||1900||1840|
|Local 5* Melia Hanoi Hotel / Golden Lotus Cruise or similar||2200||2140||2090|
- Validity: 01 Jan - 30 Sep 2014
- Minimum 2 adult.
- Child rate : Child with bed : 85% of adult fare / Child no bed: 55% of adult fare
- Chinese New Year (27 Jan - 08 Feb 14) Surcharge: Additional 20% per person from tour fare
- Tipping for Local guide and coach driver: RM 70 per pax
Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.
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