The Ha Long bay, dotted with 3000 limestone islets rising from emerald waters, is the best known natural wonder of Vietnam. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi. On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ha Noi, Vietnam's capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia‘s most striking colonial architecture. (If time permits) we enjoy a short cycles ride around the old quarter streets. Overnight in Ha Noi. Includes: (B)
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong. After breakfast, we start our city tour with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidency Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We then continue our trip to the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. After seeing the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem, we make our way to Halong Bay with stop over at Dong Trieu pottery village. Overnight in Halong. Includes: (B)
Day 3: Halong - Hanoi. Today, we take a five hour boat trip around Halong Bay, which provides a great opportunity to explore the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of many beautiful caves. A seafood lunch on board is some of excitement of the trip. We then return to Ha Noi, arriving in time to see an evening performance of Ha Noi’s famous water puppets. Overnight in Ha Noi. Includes: (B)
Day 4: Hanoi - Departure. There is a free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure. Includes: (B)
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