DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI- CITY TOUR
Pick you up at Noi Bai International airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel. if there is time permits, we will start our city tour including 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.
Free time for dinner your own and Overnight Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI - HOA LU - TAM COC 1DAY
At 8.00 AM, We will pick you up at your Hotel for Hoalu in Ninh binh province, 100 km far away from south of Hanoi.
Hoa lu is the site of the tenth-century capital of an early, independent Vietnamese kingdom called Dai Co Viet. we will visit 2 temples dedicated to king Dinh Tien Hoang who seized power in 968 AD and King Le Dai Hanh in 980AD.
From here, we continue our journey to Tam Coc “Halong bay on land” .
It is a place of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks. En route, you can freely enjoy the landscape nearby or take photos as you wish. After that, we will have lunch in a local restaurant before joining our sampan trip for 2 hours and half.
The sampan slithers through three limestone tunnel caves.
Along the stream the enormous limestone karsts just out from the green rice fields. The scenery is spectacular, next is returned by sampan trip on the same way back up to our waiting vehicle.
At very late afternoon will be arrival Hanoi at around 5.00PM. Overnight Hanoi (L)
DAY 3: HANOI-HALONG BAY CRUISES (aboard)/ Shuttle bus
At 7.00 Am in the morning, our shuttle bus will come to pick up and depart for Halong Bay, 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.
Watch the sunset over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HALONG BAY CRUISE- HANOI 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! After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City.
Meet back the shuttle bus and driver back Hanoi on the same road, meet our private bus when get back Hanoi and transfer back Noi Bai International airport for flight onwards, tour ends at airport (B/ L)