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Vietnam Highlights of northern Vietnam

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This is the perfect journey for travelers who seek for an introduction to Vietnamese heritage, culture, wonders, cuisine, and its people. The trip takes in a cyclo ride of Hanoi's Old Quarter to learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture; a night cruising Halong Bay aboard a cruise boat.
Tour itinerary includes
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

When you arrive at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, you'll be welcome by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the downtown. The remainder of the day will be your own. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is a modern city that retains a unique old world charm and some of Asia's most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks give the city a relaxing atmosphere. Overnight in Hanoi.

Visited:
Hanoi
Accomodation
Gondola Hotel (Hanoi)

Day 2: Hanoi – City Sights and Highlights, Cyclo Tour, Water Puppet Show

After a breakfast worth writing home about, you'll jump head-first into Hanoi's sights and sounds on a tour that covers all the essentials. You'll visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, Uncle Ho's former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the One-pillar pagoda and The Temple of Literature, which, dating back to 1070, is Vietnam’s oldest university.

After lunch, explore the enthralling Museum of Ethnology, which contains an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minorities. Next, enjoy an hour-long cyclo ride winding through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi! The day finishes with a traditional performance of the famous Vietnamese water puppets.

Accomodation
Gondola Hotel (Hanoi)

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

At 08.00, you will be picked up at your hotel and start the scenic 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world's largest marine limestone 'karst' landscape. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside and have a short break en-route. Meet the crew upon boarding the traditional wooden junk, then relax and enjoy lunch while the boat heads towards the secluded islands. Visit a fishing village by a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and pearl farms. Return to the junk refreshed and and relax on sundeck with a drink to watch the sunset. Enjoy a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars. Overnight on a boat in Halong Bay.


Day 4: Continue Cruising – Hanoi - Departure

Enjoy an early morning swim/Taichi (if weather permits) followed by breakfast. You will visit a famous ancient limestone cave in the middle of the bay where you’ll discover magnificent stalagmites and stalactites as you walk along the lit paths on a guided tour. Enjoy a tasty brunch while cruising back to the main harbor Pier where your private car will be waiting for you and drive straight to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for your departure flight.

Visited:
Hanoï et le Nord-Est

Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Hạ Long Bay Hanoï et le Nord-Est

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 £500

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Vietnam
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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