Joined: 12 Nov 2010
|Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:45 pm Post subject: Hanoi - Halong Bay,Vietnam Tours (4 days/3 nights)
|Tour duration: 4 days/3 nights
Tour prices: $178 - $336
Start date: Everyday
Depart from: Ha Noi
Return to: Ha Noi
+ Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Ha Noi, Vietnam's capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia s most striking colonial architecture. Many lakes and parks are made for relaxing atmosphere. If time permits, we embark on a cyclo for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Overnight at hotel.
+ Day 2: Ha Noi - Halong (Breakfast)
Today we enjoy a half day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nations founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minhs house on stilts. The complex also comprises the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We follow this with a trip to the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnams first university, and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. The peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem and the bustling Dong Xuan Market are also visited before we depart for Halong Bay through the scenic countryside. Along the way we make stop over at Dong Trieu pottery village to observe many craft man at work.
+ Day 3: Halong - Ha Noi (Breakfast/Lunch)
The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnams most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town, we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. After a seafood lunch on board we return to Ha Noi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village. We arrive in time to see an evening performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets.
+ Day 4: Ha Noi Departure (Breakfast)
There is free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
Accommodation: twin sharing room at the mentioned hotels
English or French speaking guide
Entrance fee to indicated sights
Meals as specified
Water puppet show
Boat trip in Halong
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