halong bay north vietnam classic tour 4 days Explore the jewels of North Vietnam on a 4-day itinerary. Get an in-depth look at the capital Hanoi, visit the ancient Temple of Literature and wander around the vibrant maze of streets in the Old Quarter. Take a wonderful discovery at Halong Bay with spectacular limestone karsts and interesting outdoor activities.

Tour Code: VTPAH1504
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Date: Departure date upon your arrival
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Categories: Hanoi Day Trips, Halong Bay Day Trips


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Sunset & Coffee Time on Westlake
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4: Hanoi Departure

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Welcome upon arrival by local tour guide & driver, then transfer to hotel. On the way, stop at the Westlake area to get nice sunset view on the largest lake of Hanoi, and enjoy Vietnamese coffee in the coffee shop on the lake bank. After checking in, enjoy your dinner at a fine restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

sunset on westlake in hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)

Today, visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where you will spend a couple of hours visiting Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi.

temple of literature is the first Vietnamese national university

In the afternoon, travel to Hanoi Museum of Ethnology to have a closer look at the local lifestyle, tradition, and cultures of Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples or the infamous Hoa Lo Prison Museum. Next, pass by the hidden Tran Phu train track and enjoy a cup of coffee here to feel the steady lifestyle of local people here which differ with the bustle streets outside. Later this afternoon, join in a 1-hour cyclo tour of the French-inspired “old quarter”

the life beside the track in hanoi train street

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s World Natural Heritage sites and a place that not be missed when visiting Vietnam. Within 4 hours boating around the thousands of islands and islets, you will discover the entire heritage site by enjoying on a boat and walking into the cave.

halong bay the unesco world natural heritage site

Following your breakfast at the hotel, travel northward to Halong city where you are welcome on the boat by crew team. You will have a delicious seafood lunch on the boat. After the boat trip, head back to Hanoi. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

swimming at halong bay

Day 4: Hanoi Departure (B)

Free at leisure before transferring back to the airport for our flight home. Trip ends.

Children policy:

  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge (baby cot up on request, sharing food with parents)
  • From 2 – under 5 years old: 50% (Sharing bed with parents, own food)
  • From 5 – under 12 years old: 75% (sharing rooms with parents, private extra bed, own food)
  • Above 12 years old: Charged as adult

Trip Price Included:

  • Private transfer with air – conditioner & good driver
  • English speaking guide (other language upon request)
  • Accommodation based on Twin/BDL sharing
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee
  • Boat excursion
  • A bottle of water/person/day
  • Viet Vision Travel’s gift

Trip Price Excluded:

  • Other airfares and taxes in international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam.
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities

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