* Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - City Tour (Lunch/Dinner)
* Day 2: Hanoi - Halong (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
* Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
* Day 4: Hanoi - Ninhbinh - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
* Day 5: Hanoi - Departure (Breakfast)
Hanoi* Restored Sword Lake
* Temple of Literature
* Old Quarter (36 Streets)
* Tran Quoc Pagoda
* Ho Chi Minh Complex
* Ethnology Museum
* Cruising on Halong Bay
* Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam
DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI-CITY TOUR (LUNCH/DINNER)
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to hotel by private
Tiptop Tour guide with signboard, check in, relax (the room may not be available until 12:00 PM).
Have lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon Hanoi tour starts by visiting the Ethnology museum, then move to the West Lake and visit the oldest pagoda called Tran Quoc. Continue to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and the French Quarter (Old Quarter Hanoi), explore Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge and Ma May ancient house. Enjoy the Electric car around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life of Hanoians.
You can take a cup of coffee or tea by yourself at an authentic Hanoi corner cafe where you can have a chat with local people, exchange cultural way of life.
Have dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR-HALONG (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
Breakfast at hotel, the guide will meet you at your hotel then he takes you on tour. Start our day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, this is a very special place for all Vietnamese and also famous for foreigners around the world to see the whole complex, Uncle Ho’s house on stilt where he lived and worked from 1958-1969, his fishing pond and his garden. Then we head to One Pillar Buddhist Pagoda built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. Ly Thai Tong was childless and dreamt that he met the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshava, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple for the gratitude for this miracle. Further on our excursion, we visit to Van Mieu, Temple of Literature to dedicate to Confucius and his four best disciples. This was also the first national university of Vietnam built in 1076 within the temple to educate Vietnamese bureaucrats, nobles, royalty and other members of the elite. This university remained open from 1076 to 1779. The interesting thing in this place is the collection of steles of doctorates whose names, birth place, year of the examination, and the rank were engraved onto the marble stone stele placing on the top of the turtle. There are 1307 graduated doctor names on 82 stele in this place. After visiting this wonderful place, we will have lunch at local restaurant and refresh.
Afternoon: Transfer to Halong bay
Arrive Halong, check in hotel
Visit Night Market
Overnight at hotel in Halong Bay
DAY 3: HALONG-HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
Breakfast at hotel. We then transfer to the sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site with the most beautiful islets among thousands of limestone islands such as Dog islet, Incense Burner Islet, Fighting Cock Islet etc.
One stop of the 4-hour cruise is Dong Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Cave), located on a remote island in the bay. As the name suggests, the cave is adorned with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites as well as colored lights, which transforms the scene into a fairytale palace.
Have lunch with seafood on the boat
Return to the harbor and transfer back Hanoi.
Have dinner at local restaurant
Free for shopping at old street or night market in Hanoi (On Friday, Satursday, Sunday)
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 4: HANOI-HOALU-TAMCOC-HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
7.45 - 8.30: We pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple.
in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.
If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).
16.00: We take the car come back Ha Noi.
18.30: We arrive Ha Noi
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 5: HANOI-DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Say goodbye Vietnam.
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