ESSENTIAL HANOI AND HALONG BAY FAMILY HOLIDAY
Tour Route: HANOI - HALONG BAY - FULL DAY HANOI CITY - HANOI791 Views
|Tour Price:||from : 213 $/person|
|Departure:||Any day you want|
|Tour Type:||Private tour guide + Local Tour Guide + English Language|
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Our Advantages & Promise
- Zero shopping stops.
- Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
- Selected and trained guides.
- Meals are in quality local restaurants.
- Western style service standard
Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi Package Tours (-/-/-)
Day 2: Hanoi – Full Day Of Sightseeing Vacation (B/-/-)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Royal Heritage Cruise (B/L/D)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Day 5: Hanoi – Departure (B/-/-)
Day 1 – Vietnam Family Tour to Hanoi and Halong Bay for 5 Days : Arrival – Hanoi Package Tours (-/-/-)
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to Gondola Hotel for check in. Then, you enjoy a tour by cyclo around the old quarter streets to experience the daily life of the local people.
O/N in Hanoi.
Day 2 – Vietnam Family Tour to Hanoi and Halong Bay for 5 Days : Hanoi – Full Day Of Sightseeing Vacation (B/-/-)
Today we commence our exploration of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city.
We follow it with a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the History Museum with an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. Later on, we will take a short visit at Hilton Prison where Vietnamese soldiers did captured & detained American pilots from 1967 till 1973 to learn more about the history of Vietnam war against American Imperialists.
In this afternoon, visiting the outlaying Ethnologic Museum is also a major part of our sightseeing. This gleaming mansion is dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic group s. Afterwards we drive to the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. They are some major highlights set by the beautiful West Lake. We also visit the old quarters and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple. In front of this lake is the famous water puppet theatre where we will see a fantastic performance.
O/N in Hanoi.
Day 3 – Vietnam Family Tour to Hanoi and Halong Bay for 5 Days : Hanoi – Halong Bay Royal Heritage Cruise (B/L/D)
07h45 – 8h30: Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at Gondola Hotel or private address and then transfer to Halong city. On the haft way, you have a short break around 20 minutes at Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, sculptures, embroideries, clothing etc, made by Hai Duong inhabitants and children war victims. After that, we go straight to Halong city.
12h30: Arrive Halong Bay, Welcome aboard with drinks. Checking in and setting sail through the mysterious bay whilst an exquisite lunch is served in a relaxing ambiance. Our cruise sails amongst natural rock formations of picturesque beauty; boasting views of the UNESCO World Heritage unique seascape of Halong Bay, offering an opportunity to admire a collection of sculpted islets with amazing shapes resembling: Fighting Cock islet, Human heads islet, Swans islet, Toads, Finger islet and Rocky Dog islet
14h30: Visiting Ba Hang (three caves area) floating village by local rowing boat – one of 4 fishing villages serving major tourist attractions in Halong Bay, located in the region of well-known three caves, next to Thien Cung (heaven) grotto, Dau Go grotto … only with about 50 families spending their whole lives here. Excursion to floating village: Taking a rowing boat by a local woman and visiting the floating villages of fishing folk that will provide you with a unique cultural insight of warm and friendly people of the sea who have lived their whole lives aboard tiny bamboo boat.
16h00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming, kayaking to visit Luon cave, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high dangerous stone walls. Exploring by kayak: After a lesson with our expert on how to paddle safely, you will kayak a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from green water, every turn will bring you new surprise. Secret passages leading to hidden lagoons and magical sea caves with a unique ecosystem, getting close to sea creatures and coral reef.
17h00: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits. At this time, our guide also takes this chance to share more about local people’s living and customs.
17h30: Join Cooking demonstration.You will be guided by our chef step by step how to make a Vietnamese traditional cuisine. This is a very great chance for you to know about their daily life in Northern of Vietnam and understand more Vietnamese ingredients and its substitution that we use for our cooking class on the boat.
19h30: Dinner is served in the restaurant. A perfect moment for talking with friends and having a discussion on the next day’s exploration.
21h00: Relaxing at your cabin or trying squid fishing with the Royal crew, watching a movie, having a drink at the bar, internet access or playing exciting games.
Overnight on Royal Heritage Cruise 3***
Day 4 – Vietnam Family Tour to Hanoi and Halong Bay for 5 Days : Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)
7h30: Light Breakfast, coffee and tea served, while sailing to Sung Sot cave
8h30: Drop anchor to explore Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) – one of the largest and the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay, regarded as an Opera theatre on Ha Long Bay with 3 main chambers covering an area of over 10,000 sq.m.
9h30: Back to Royal boat, relax before checking out.
09h45 – 11h15: Buffet Lunch will be served on board whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Ha Long City.
12h00: Disembark at the harbor, Halong city. Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.
16h30: Arrival back at your hotel or home.
O/N in Hanoi.
Day 5 – Vietnam Family Tour to Hanoi and Halong Bay for 5 Days: Hanoi – Departure (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight (check out hotel before 12h00)
—End of services—
– Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
– Accommodation in Hanoi hotel, Halong cruise 3***
– Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, B = brunch, D = dinner
– English or French speaking guide
– Entrance fee to indicated sights
– Water puppet show
– Cycle (Optional)
– Other meals
– Airport tax
– Single room
– Personal expenses
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