Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Date: No fixed dates
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Classic, Explore & Experience
Tour Categories: Hanoi Day Tours, Halong Bay Cruise Trips
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Easy
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi Departure
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome upon arrival by our local tour guide and driver then transfer to hotel for check-in. On the way, we may stop at the Westlake area to get a nice sunset view on the largest lake of Hanoi, and enjoy Vietnamese coffee in the coffee shop on the lake bank. After checking in, we have our dinner at a fine restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Today we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hours to visit: 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.
In the afternoon, we transfer to the Royal city to visit and do some shopping in the biggest Mall in Hanoi. There are some options for visitors such as do skiing, swimming in the biggest indoor Water Park in Vietnam or just walking around and do shopping. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Junk Cruise) (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Our buses will travel through breathtaking scenery en route to a World Heritage area of outstanding beauty. Upon arrival, we will board our boat and cruise around this secluded bay which has been referred to as the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. Whilst cruising we will explore forgotten caves and have the opportunity to canoe or swim from the boat. In the evening enjoy a seafood feast for dinner. Overnight on deluxe junk cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
After waking this morning, a sumptuous western breakfast will be served for you to enjoy whilst watching the sunrise over magical Halong Bay. After breakfast, we continue cruising around this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore some more of the intricate cave systems that make Halong truly unique. After a delicious lunch, we head back to Hanoi. If it’s weekend tonight (Saturday or Sunday night) we will have a chance to walk to the night market for visiting and shopping. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free at leisure for last-minute shopping before transferring back to the airport for our flight home. Trip ends.