Pick you up on arrival Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi and transfer to the hotel in downtown, some 25 minutes driving, check in and fresh up (early check in not included, room base on availabilty).
Start our city sightseeing including of :
The Temple of literature (the first university of Vietnam built in 1070).
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). (alternative museum tours in Hanoi is the fine arts museum, national museum, ethnology museum)
Lunch is served at one of the finest local restaurant in town.
PM : Continue trip to visit the Tran Quoc pagoda (the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 - 548).)
Transfer to the old quater Hanoi where will start for 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 you will see the water puppet show for 1hour before going for dinner. Overnight Hanoi (L/D)
7h15Am : Our shuttle bus and tour guide will pick you at all hotels in Hanoi Old Quater.
9.30 – WELCOME ABOARD (Jade Sail or Estella Premium boat)
Arriving Tuan Chau marina. We welcome our guests onboard, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay
– one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Estella Premium Boat Halong will take you on an odyssey of 7-hours in deep exploration through remote Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay, discovering many hidden splendors of untouched natural wonders.
11.00 – LUNCH ON THE BOAT.
While cruising through a maze of toweling limestone mountains, you revel in the elegance restaurant that full equipped with air-conditioning. A Vietnamese fusion cuisine lunch is served and spectacular seascape is always in view through expanded windows.
13.30 – EXPLORE MAGICAL SEA CAVE AND HIDDEN LAGOONS BY KAYAKING OR LOCAL ROWING BOAT.
Drop anchor at a cove amid dramatic natural scenery in Dark and Light grotto archipelago. After an introduction from our expert on how to paddle safely, you will with a bamboo boat rowed by a fisherfolk and gently gliding through stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons do amidst a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from jade-green water. Every turn brings another surprise and secret passages of an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons with a unique eco system, getting close to sea creature
15.00 – SWIMMING AT QUITE AREA IN LAN HA BAY
We progress to quite area inLan Ha Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay.
16.00 – COOKING DEMONSTRATION
You will join with our short class of cooking demonstration, Our chef will guide you how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Here you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese
16.30 – SUNSET PARTY (ENJOY BREAK)
Summit on the sundeck for watch the magnificent sunset over the Seven Wonders of Nature, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset or just relax. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
17.00. BACK TO TUAN CHAU MARINA BY OUR SPEED BOAT
17.20 – Disembark for another comfortable limousine ride back
Hanoi via new expressway
19.30 – Drop off at your hotel on arrival Hanoi (B/L)
At 8.30 in the morning, we leave for Bat Trang Ceramic Village, Bat Trang is famous for hand-painted ceramics for a thousand years. Its products vary from utilitarian ware, cult ware to decorative objects and they are made by skilled craftsmen. Here you can wander freely into any of the workshops or galleries inside the village for watching and buying or see the ceramics being made whilst you watch, you can even try making ceramics products on your own under the enthusiastic instruction of these craftsmen.
Tour ends, We will drive back Hanoi, fresh up and check out the hotel.
Next will transfer back Noi Bai airport for flight onward (B)
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