Day 1 Hanoi city tour (Meals: L/D):
8h00 a.m our bus and guide picks you up to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar Pagoda.
A short drive to The Temple of Literature - The first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century to admire the beautiful construction and learn about Royal court and Vietnamese talents. Have lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. You can get the overview information about ethnic groups over Vietnam through the well organized displays both in indoor and out door exhibition.
Back to downtown and enjoy water puppet show before take 1 hour drive on cyclo to observe the daily life of Hanoian, along the narrow and bustling streets. Have dinner with Vietnamese typical foods. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi – Perfume Pagoda – Ninh Binh (Meals: B/L/D)
8:00 Our car and tour guide pick up at your address and then depart for Perfume Pagoda.
10:00: Arrive at Duc wharf, walk to Yen wharf to get on local boat and enjoy beautiful landscapes with streams and rice fields. Short hiking-up to the main cave on the summit (2.5km) to cast your view over the magnificent mountainous beauty or take cable car one way or round trip (Optional). Return to Thien Tru Yard for lunch in the local restaurant. You will enjoy all local Vietnamese foods.
After lunch time, visit Thien Tru pagoda to know the featured religious architecture of Vietnam. Our tour guide will tell you everything about Buddhism in Vietnam
15:00: Go boating back to Duc wharf and proceed to Ninh Binh city.
17:30 Arrive in Ninh Binh City. Check-in hotel and have dinner. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day3 Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Halong Bay (Meals: B/ L/D):
8:00 Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient citadel of Viet Nam in the 10th century, visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le, our tour guide will tell you the stories of 2 kings and Queen Duong Van Nga, the tragedy in royal family, after that visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. Proceed to cycling tour from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc around 8 km along country rivers and rice fields. Arrive at Tam Coc wharf at noon. Have lunch at a local restaurant with direct view to Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc (you have chance to enjoy the delicious goat meat and elderberry - the special dishes in Ninh Binh).
12:30: Get on sampan boat rowed by the locals going among the villages, mountains and rice fields. Pass through 3 caves "Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba"
14:00 Get back to Boat Dock and proceed to Halong city. Arrive in Halong City at the late afternoon. Check – in hotel and have dinner. Free time to see Halong city by night.
Day 4 Discovery Halong Bay (Meals: B/L/D):
Breakfast at hotel and free time for shopping and buy the souvenirs
12:00 Check- out hotels then transfer to Halong Tourist Wharf. Boarding on Cruise and start to discover Halong Bay.
14h00: Spend one hour on Bamboo boat on emerald water of the world heritage
15h00: Set sails to head to the sandy beach where emotional feeling erupts at one of the most splendid water world; you can swim and enjoy the seascapes with photos shooting.
17h30: Return to the vessel for your own leisure at room or on Sun deck, boat anchors at Sung Sot area – the safest place for overnight.
19h30: Enjoy dinner with Vietnamese typical foods. Then relaxing and overnight on boat.
Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: B/L):
6h00: Wake up for swimming or photos hunt at dawn
7h30: Have sunrise breakfast in the absolutely quiet lagoon.
8h30: Climb up the mountain to explore one of the most superb & beautiful Sung Sot cave.
9h15: Return to the Vessel, check out and settle the bill, take time to relax while the Vessel is cruising back to Bai Chay Port, leave your words in the Memory Book and have lunch
12h30: Say goodbye to Halong bay and take shuttle bus back to Hanoi
16h30: Arrive in Hanoi or transfers to airport. Trip ends.
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