DAY1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Our local guide will welcome you on arrival Hanoi International Airport. You will be transferred to your hotel in city center by our private car.
After short rest, it is time to exploring Hanoi city. We will first visit Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist dating from the Ly Dynasty) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake (One of the oldest in Vietnam).
Back to Hanoi Old Quarter, we will enjoy 1 hour on the electric car to discover 36-street.
Our local guide will introduce you about the shopping areas of Hanoi Old Quarter and some local tips for bargaining.
Back to your hotel in the end of the day (before 5.00pm). Overnight at the hotel.
DAY2: HANOI CITY (B)
Our guide will meet you at your hotel at 8.30AM after your breakfast. We then start our full day city tour in Hanoi.
The first site is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting¬place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
After that, we move to the Temple of literature – the first university in Vietnam.
Have lunch at a local restaurant (your own expense)
In the afternoon, we drive to Bat Trang village to visit the pottery market. Our guide will show you the small corners of the village, visit some local artisan and you can try to make some pottery items if you wish.
Come back Hanoi in the late afternoon and then free time for shopping around Hanoi Old Quarter.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
07.30–07.40: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi or nearby by shuttle bus
11.45–12.15: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12.30–13.00: Embark on the boat. Enjoy welcome drink as Cruise Manager gives you a brief overview of the itinerary and important safety guideline. Check in your cabin.
13.30–14.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.
15.00–16.30: Visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous sparkling stalactites appear like 'hanging lamps’ inside the Cave. (No swimming).
Return to the boat and enjoy Happy hour. You will have 30% discount off from the special menu drinks including of cocktail, mock-tail and mixed drinks (from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm.).
16.30–17.30: Enjoy swimming or paddling around this area by kayak.
17.45–19.00: Attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
19.00-21.00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
21.00-22.00: Enjoy evening activities (Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services) or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area.