DAY 01: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Up on arrival at Noi Bai international airport, meet up with tour guide then transfer to center of Hanoi, the Capital for visiting the Temple of Confucianism- built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070,which is also used to be the first university of Vietnam in the 11th century. Later visit Hoan Kiem Lake ( Returned- Sword Lake) and passing through Ngoc Son Temple (outside) with Sunrise Bridge. Have dinner & hotel check in . Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 02: Hanoi – Ha Long bay (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take half day visiting Hanoi city with: HO CHI MINH MEMORIAL COMPLEX, HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM (closed on Mondays and Fridays), where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Continue through the park to HO CHI MINH’S STILT HOUSE, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days. Visit DONG XUAN MARKET for souvenir shopping. Lunch at Local restaurant. Then go to AL - NOUR MOSQUE, the only and the odest mosque in Hanoi.
In the afternoon, Drive through Red River Delta to beautiful Halong Bay - the scenic drive will pass through rural landscapes before arriving at the World Heritage site. Hotel check in and have dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Halong.
DAY 03: Ha Long bay – Hanoi (B,L)
After buffet breakfast, tourists will enjoy a cruise by a private boat to visit Ha Long Bay. The cruise shall last for 4 hours with visiting THIEN CUNG GROTTO and DAU GO CAVE and enjoy the beauty of nature of Halong Bay. Lunch on boat with seafood, vegetables. Come back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Free time shopping around OLD QUATER's streets. Enjoy either:
Option 1: WATER PUPPET SHOW at Thang Long theatre and then have dinner with specialities of Hanoi
Option 2: SHOW TU PHU (a stunning performance recreating a Vietnamese traditional ritual with music, dance and cosplay) at Cong Nhan Theatre after dinner (additional charge 15USD/pax)
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 04: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Co - Hanoi (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel and then take a bus to HOA LU which was one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam. Enjoy the limestone karsts and stunning green fields which gave the area the nickname Halong Bay of the rice paddies as you explore 10th century DINH and LE DYNASTY RELICS. Have lunch at a local restarant.
Transfer to TAMCOC and take a peaceful cruise on boat up the river and visit Bich Dong (Blue grotto).
Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 05: Hanoi - Departure (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight.
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