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BEST OF NORTHERN VIETNAM

NOR02
$96- $1342
Daily
Ha Noi
5 Days/ 4 Nights
10
Car/ Van & Cruise
3*, 4* or 5*

ROUTING        : HA NOI / HOA LU – TAM COC / HA LONG / HA NOI / DEPARTURE

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL  (-/-/-)                                                                                           

Flight to arrive in the evening. Upon arrival in Ha Noi, you are welcome by our driver at Noi Bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city. Take a rest to shake away any jet lag that you might have. Overnight in Hanoi. 

DAY 02: HANOI’S TANGIBLE & INTANGIBLE SITES (B/L/-)                                                    

Breakfast at your hotel.

Depart at 8:00am in the morning from your hotel, spend a full day to explore our Ha Noi capital city including:

  • The Ho Chi Minh Complex (Including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Museum, President Palace, One Pillar Pagoda) is a place that most travelers should not miss. This historic place was where Respected Uncle Ho read the Vietnam Manifesto on September 2nd, 1945. The former president house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969. Visit his former home, which illustrates the modesty of this Vietnamese revolutionary.
  • Temple of Literature: In 1076 Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first university, also referred to as Van Mieu, was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
  • Continue to picturesque West Lake and the sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Lunch will be served in one of the city’s finest restaurants. 
  • In the afternoon visit the fascinating Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday), which is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. 
  • As an alternative to the Ethnology Museum, visit the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum (closed on Mondays). The museum is located near Hoan Kiem Lake and offers wonderful insight into the lives of Vietnamese women. Displays highlight Vietnam’s vast cultural diversity and educate on the significant role Vietnamese women play in Vietnamese society. Learn historic and modern-day traditions centered around births, weddings, motherhood, spirituality
  • The macabre Hoa Lo Prison: The French built this prison near the turn of the century, with construction completed in 1901. The name Hoa Lo, means "portable earthen stove," and originated from the families who used to live on the land before the French built on it
  • Rest of afternoon: join the historical orientation cycling hours through the Old Quarter, delving into the nooks and crannies of the city and bringing us to a restored original Old Quarter homes. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around.
  • Tour ends with a Water Puppet Show nearby. This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.

Get back to your hotel around 17:00 – 17:30. Dinner at your own account and Overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 03: HANOI | HOA LU – TAM COC (B/L/-)                                                                     

Depart from your hotel in Ha Noi after breakfast for the 2 and ½ hours drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometres. If time permits after visiting Hoa Lu (for the fit and healthy), take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding with spectacular views.

In the late morning, depart for Tam Coc Town for a Vietnamese lunch, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs of local villages and the stunning landscape.

After lunch, board your private sampan. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to other name, ‘Halong on Land’. Should you feel adventurous climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Drive to hotel & check in. Night in Ninh Binh


DAY 04: NINH BINH | HALONG (B/L/D)                                                                                  

Breakfast at your hotel.

08:00am: Depart Ninh Binh for Ha Long Bay by road through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields (harvest time: 5th month and 10th month of Lunar New Year), water buffalos and everyday Vietnamese village life on both sides of the Highway №18. Arrive in Ha Long city after about 4 hours driving, board our traditional junk, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check-in before you begin your cruise through the Bay. Start sailing from Ha Long Bay area, feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful islets (Tea pot islet, Mat Quy – Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua islet, Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Ha Long Bay and visit Sung Sot – Amazing Cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain (426 Steps) for a magnificent panorama scenery. Fresh fruits served at lounge or sundeck while waiting your dinner to be prepared on board. Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay

  • Road journey Ninh Binh – Ha Long: 180km ~ 3.5 – 4 hours by car/van/bus
  • Cruise’s itinerary may change depending on weather condition and the boat we choose.

DAY 05: HALONG | HA NOI | DEPARTURE (B/L/-)                                                                  

Morning enjoy the sunrise, that would be great picture as it is rising up from the ocean and through the peaks of the limestone islands. Taking Tai Chi Exercise with an opportunity to admire the magnificent scenery of early morning. Complimentary tea, coffee and “light” breakfast then are served. Taking a visit to Luon cave on small bamboo boat and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to the Junk, sail past rock formations and spread your eyes over Finger islet, Hoa Cuong fishing village area, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dinh Huong Islet, Little Dog islet. Enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city. Enjoy a brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi. Travel onto Noi Bai Airport for your flight to next destination. Ends of tour.

PRICE PER PERSON IN USD: (Prices may change depending on high or low season.)

Room Type Group size Price (US$)  
Standard 1 pax 839 Book
Standard 2 pax 475 Book
Standard 3 pax 413 Book
Standard 4 pax 367 Book
Standard 5 pax 340 Book
Standard 6 pax 321 Book
Standard 7- 10 pax 308 Book
Superior 1 pax 948 Book
Superior 2 pax 524 Book
Superior 3 pax 464 Book
Superior 4 pax 420 Book
Superior 5 pax 394 Book
Superior 6 pax 376 Book
Superior 7- 10 pax 364 Book
Deluxe 1 pax 1342 Book
Deluxe 2 pax 708 Book
Deluxe 3 pax 649 Book
Deluxe 4 pax 606 Book
Deluxe 5 pax 580 Book
Deluxe 6 pax 563 Book
Deluxe 7- 10 pax 550 Book
Single Supplement (Standard) 1 pax 96 Book
Single Supplement (Superior) 1 pax 160 Book
Single Supplement (Deluxe) 1 pax 349 Book

ACCOMMODATION SELECTION

STANDARD CATEGORY

Ha Noi                          : Moonview Hotel *** Superior room – www.moonviewhotel.com

Ninh Binh                     : Yen Nhi Hotel *** Superior room – www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Ha Long                       : V’Spirit Cruises *** Deluxe cabin – www.vspiritcruises.com


SUPERIOR CATEGORY
Ha Noi                          : Maison Hanova Hotel ***+ Classic room – www.hanovahotel.com  
Ninh Binh                     : Ninh Binh Legend Hotel **** Superior – www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Ha Long                       : Paloma Cruise ****  Superior Cabin - www.palomacruise.com
 

DELUXE CATEGORY
Ha Noi                          : Hotel De L’opera ***** Deluxe – www.hoteldelopera.com
Ninh Binh                     : Emeralda Ninh Binh *****  Superior – www.emeraldaresort.com

Ha Long                       : Bhaya Classic Cruise ***** Deluxe – www.bhayacruises.com

OUR PRICES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in twin /double at hotels/boats selected including breakfast.
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned car (van, bus...) as per program.
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Boat in Ha Long Bay (Shared Boat, Private Cabin)
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Breakfast (B); Lunches (L) & Dinner (D) as being mentioned
  • Boat trips wherever it has
  • Government taxes (VAT…)

OUR PRICES EXCLUDE

  • Vietnam entry visas
  • Air-flight ticket
  • Guide on pick-up day
  • Insurance
  • Drinks, personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Other services not clearly mentioned.

Above rate is not available for bookings falling on these periods:

  • Hung King Ceremony & Southern Liberation day: 26th April 2015 to 2nd May 2015
  • National Day: 2nd September 2015
  • Year end : 27th  ~ 31st  December 2015
  • The Ho Chi Minh Mausoluem closes on Monday, Friday and every afternoon and October & November. And the Ethnology Museum and Women’s Museum close on Monday
  • Confirmation of room & price are subject to space availability at the time of booking
  • Compulsory meals & peak days surcharge to be advised at the time of booking. If you don’t see any extra charge in your invoice, it means you get it free of charge
  • All above itinerary is flexible, depending on arrival or departure flights of passengers or weather condition at the destination

Ground operator reserved the right to amend or adjust the itinerary to match the real situation

INTRODUCING NORTHERN VIETNAM

Northern Vietnam’s top ticket is the wildly popular Halong Bay, and nearby Cat Ba Island offers excellent hiking, biking and rock climbing. The karst connection continues into Cao Bang province – an essential detour are the sublime lakes of Ba Be National Park – and then west into Ha Giang, Vietnam's emerging destination for travellers, which hugs the Chineese Border.

Further west the landscape segues into towering evergreen peaks and fertile river valleys. This is the heartland of hill-tribe culture with markets enlivened by the scarlet headdresses of the Dzao, the indigo fabrics of the Black H’mong and the Flower H’mong’s brocaded aprons.

Sapa is a great base for hiking and stunning vistas of Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest peak. From this former French hill station, the fabled northwest loop road crosses high mountain passes to historic Dien Bien Phu, before crossing lush lowland valleys south to sleepy Mai Chau.