DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Pick you up at Noi Bai airport on arrival, transfer to Hanoi for check in Hotel and free time on your own of exploration the city and Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY FULL DAY
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour Hanoi Capital
today with the visit to most city highlights and including of:
visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda).
Next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
Continue with visit to the Museum of National Fine Arts. It has received many high ranking delegations of different countries, the Museum has sent many traveling thematic exhibitions to other nations to introduce to international friends the typical culture, heroic history of Vietnam. At the same time, it has linked local people with painting, photograph, and sculpture collections of international artists. The Museum has created chances for local art lovers to enjoy and learn about different fine arts school and tendencies of the world.
Next will visit the Army Museum (large collection of weaponry at the front, the Military Museum displays Soviet and Chinese equipment alongside French- and US-made weapons captured during years of warfare. The centrepiece is a Soviet-built MiG-21 jet fighter, triumphant amid the wreckage of French aircraft downed at Dien Bien Phu, and a US F-111).
or other option (if not visit the Fine art museum) with the The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. The museum has over 15,000 artefacts including photographs and other multi-media such as audiotapes. Its indoor exhibition space can be viewed via a virtual tour which includes the Viet, Muong, Tho, Chut, Tav, Thai, Ka Dai, H’Mong-Dao, Tang, San Dui, Ngai, Mon-Khmer, Nam-Dao, Cham, Hoa and Khmer ethnic groups. There are priceless antiques on display alongside everyday objects such as pipes, baskets and knives.
Your lunch will be served at finest local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine.
Pm will continue our visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi Hilton prison before doing a "rickshaw", enjoy one hour of cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters, taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi.
At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show for one hour, the oldest record mentioning water puppetry is the inscription on a stone stele dating from 1121. The stele called Sùng Thiện Diên Linh is located in Đọi Sơn Pagoda in Hà Nam Province (This is a must to see show when you are in Hanoi, recommended), transfer back hotel and Overnight Hanoi. (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI-DIEN BIEN PHU FORMER BATTLE FIELD/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer to Noi Bai airport for 45 minutes fly to Dien Bien Phu Mountains, arrival time at noon and transfer to hotel in town.
This Pm, we will start our sightseeing the former battle field that including the A1hill or the headquarter of commander Colonel Marie Ferdinand de la Croix de Castries.
Continue to visit local Dien Bien Market where the Viet and The Ethic Black Thai bring Mountain honey bees, Medicine herds, plums, vegetable, dogs, cats, chickens and many other stuffs for sale (Morning market is busier)
Tour ends, transfer back to hotel and dinner included at hotel. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu town (B/D)
DAY 4: DIEN BIEN PHU- MUONG PHANG MOUNTAINS- HANOI/ Flight
Have breakfast in the hotel, next will depart for Muong Phang Mountains, the former head Quarter of Giap and Vietnam Army in battle 1954.
Muong Phang is some 35km away from the DBP city and
Lying around 1,000 m above sea level, the Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters is covered by the forests with many century old trees. The forest is called the General’s Forest where General Vo Nguyen Giap had chosen as the General Headquarters of Dien Bien Phu Campaign from January 31 to May 15, 1954. Visitors to the relics will have chance to pass through the 69 m long tunnel through the mountain where General Vo Nguyen Giap and Major General Hoang Van Thai and other commanders discussed military affairs.
Start our 6km of hiking up and down, meet up the local ethnic Thai minority, also take the best pictures of mountain rice paddy terraces. Tour ends, return back to the hotel for lunch and this PM (at 03.00 Pm) will take flight back Hanoi, meet back at Noi Bai airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 5: HANOI- HALONG BAY (Sleep on Boat)
Pick up at your hotel around from 07.30 to 08.00 Am by our shuttle bus (for small group from 2-4 people will take our shuttle bus)and depart for Halong Bay Cruises
, some 170 km away from Hanoi and drive down to the biggest delta (the Red River delta), great opportunity for stopping along the way for taking pictures of local daily activities.
On Arrival, board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit.
Relax and Watch the sunset over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 6: HALONG BAY- HANOI AIRPORT- DEPARTURE
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose!
Early lunch will be ready on the way cruise back the Halong dock, enjoy the meal while passing through another beautiful parts of Halong heritage with rocky mountains, floating villages or taking beauttiful pictures of Bai Chay and Hon Gai parts of the city with a hundred of resorts along the beach or on the mountain side.
Disembark at the dock at Halong City (Tuan Chau Dock).
Meet back our driver and drive on the same road back to Hanoi capital city.
On arrival transfer back to Hanoi airport and tour ends at airport (B/L)