Amazing 5 Day Tour of North Vietnam

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Day 1:  Hanoi Arrival (Meals: No)

Arrive in Hanoi. Check in hotel then you will have free time to explore Hanoi old Quarter.

Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 2:  Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B/L/D)

7.45-8.15:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00: Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30 Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains
 & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Hoa Cuong floating fishing village
 Join our Cooking Class on the floating house. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
Enjoy sunset party and relax on the sun-deck for fantastic views.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Night 2: Overnight on Halong cruise.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L) 

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay's scenery.
10:15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!

Night 3:Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
 

Day 4: Hanoi -Duong Lam Ancient Village -Van Phuc Silk village (B/L)

08:00 Our Tour Guide and car pick you up at hotel then transfer to Duong Lam ancient village about 50km away from Hanoi.
09:00 Stopover on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in the village; see mastered the technique of making wooden statues. Walk along village road to visit SonDong communal house and survey Viet traditional culture with the cult of fecundity.
09:30 Continue to drive to Duong Lam.
10:15 Arrive Duong Lam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake. Go around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Princess Mia palace and temple, Mia pagoda.
12:30 Have lunch at the ancient house. 
15:00 Stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda - the best example of old typical pagoda in the Northern of Vietnam, special with Arhan statues.
16:30  Visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk. Touch Van Phuc silk which is famous for making traditional textiles throughout Vietnam and overseas. See the silk from cocoons made into fine silk threads. Wander local market in Van Phuc village.
18:30 Drop you off at hotel. 

You can also choose one of the following daily tours with the same price:
  1. Hanoi City tour
  2. Hoa Lu Tam Coc full day tour
  3. Bai Binh Trang An Eco tour
  4. Hanoi Food on foot tour
Night 4: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 5:  Hanoi –Back home (Meals: B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then free time to go shopping, discovering Hanoi by your own before leaving Hanoi. Trip ends. Please contact us if you want to add few extra nights during your stay or visit other places in Vietnam and Cambodia.
 

PACKAGE INCLUDED

• Transportation with A/C Hanoi -Halong – Hanoi,Duong Lam village tour/another daily tour if you choose it instead of Duong Lam village tour
• English speaking guide during 2D1N from Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi, Duong Lam village tour/another daily tour if you choose it instead of Duong Lam village tour
• Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast/ L = Lunch/D= Dinner)
• All entrance fees, taxes and service charge.
• Deluxe  accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower.
• Kayaking in Halong Bay
• Welcome drink
• Insurance on-board.
• Cooking class on cruise
• Accommodation: 1 night on Halong Cruises, 3 nights in the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (Double/twin share).

 

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

• Beverages, International Insurance
• Airport transfers- please contact us if you need this service.
• Tips(not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
• Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

•    Valid from 1 Dec 2016  to 31 Dec 2017. Tour departs daily
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra $90USD per person (3-star option), $155USD per person (4-star option) or $345USD per person (5-star option)
•    Surcharge of $20USD for the 3 star package, $35USD for 4 star package, $55USD for 5 star package applies p/p for gala dinner on Halong cruise on  24 Dec and 31 December 2017.
•    Children policies
o    Children under 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). 
o    Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 75% of tour price, sharing the bed with parents. Or pay full price to have an extra bed.

NOTES

•    Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions
•    Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking.
 

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Maison D'Hanoi Boutique Premium/Deluxe room
Halong Swan cruise/Lavender cruise Deluxe room

 

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Flower Garden hotel Superior/Deluxe room
Halong     Halong Seryna cruise/Flamigo cruise               Deluxe room                    

 

5 star

Place     Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Apricot hotel/Sheraton Hanoi               Sketch King  room
Halong Halong Aphrodite Cruises/Alisa Cruise  Luxury window room