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5 DAYS NORTHERN VIETNAM HANOI - HALONG BAY - NINH BINH

Destination: Hanoi - City Tour - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel - Tam Coc - Bich Dong) - Hanoi
Tour code: NVNHHN5D81HA
Price from: $241.00
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL.
DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG.
DAY 3: HALONG - HANOI.
DAY 4: HANOI - NINH BINH - HANOI.
DAY 5: HANOI - DEPARTURE.
itinerary


All guests are warmly welcomed upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to check in the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.



This morning you will explore Hanoi city to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and during the entire months of September & October) and his former residence with Humble House on Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago before lunch at local restaurant.

Note: During the closure of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Every Monday & Friday and whole month of September, October, Tran Quoc Pagoda shall be replaced.

After lunch you will drive through the countryside from Hanoi to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi) - a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, you will experience a rural area dotted with villages, rice fields and farms providing the many parts of the nation with rice, fruits and vegetables. Short rest stop en route, you will reach Halong city after 3.5 hours.

Arrival Halong, check in the hotel and free at your own leisure until dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Halong bay.



After breakfast in the hotel (6 -7AM), you will be transferred to the port. Embark and start a relaxing in a wonderful cruise through Halong Bay, passing bizarre rock formations. You will discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.

You will visit Thien Cung situated on the south-west side of the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Halong City. The way to Thien Cung grotto is covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering narrow gate, the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth opens up. Getting in you will be more astonished in front of the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from the stalactites. On the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of tales. Going out of the Thien Cung grotto, you will have a sensation of just watching a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is made by nature. This grotto is one of the most beautiful ones in Halong Bay. Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed, and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the very centre of the grotto.  During the boat trip fresh seafood lunch will be served for your delights.

Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi, short rest at Dai Viet or Hong Ngoc or ABC shopping en route back.

Arrival Hanoi, you will explore the famous Hanoi old quarter on 36 streets & enjoy your shopping before enjoy a performance of the famous water puppet show. The Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry has roots that date back to the 10th century when it originated in the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The farmers in the region celebrated festivals and harvests by performing this unique art form. Learning to manipulate the puppets is usually a tradition that is passed on as a family secret. It takes a great deal of skill and because the puppeteer’s hands are underwater, it is easy for them to hide their methods. The fascinating part is that the central stage is below the water line, and the puppeteers stand in the waist-deep water. A rattan curtain hides them, but they can see the stage and the audience through the bamboo slats. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.



After breakfast, proceed to Ninh Binh province (100km) toward the south of Hanoi to visit Dinh and Le dynasty temples which were built on the site of the Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel then transfer to Tam Coc Town and enjoy lunch at local restaurant. After lunch you will visit “Halong Bay on Land” - the same limestone rocks as in Halong Bay but seen from a winding stream through paddy fields instead of the sea. Enjoy spectacular scenery during the boat trip to Tam Coc Grottoes, visit Bich Dong Pagoda before return to Hanoi. Impressive Farewell Dinner at SEN RESTAURANT. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.



Free at your own leisure until transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!
Packaged prices
Service includes
Our tour prices are inclusive of accommodation in shared Twin/ Double/ Triple room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom, meals as stated in the programme [B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner], transfers and tours with local English or Chinese speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles, all entrance fees as mentioned in the programme, mineral water of 2 bottles on bus per day and cold towels available on the vehicles plus beautiful Vietnamese traditional gift which will be presented by HA Travel.
Service excludes
Not included are international flight, domestic flight, optional tours, personal travel insurance, personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc., meals and services other than mentioned in the programme, drinks with meals, compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking, early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.

TIPPING:
Tour guides & Drivers    
  • US$ 5/ person/per day/ group up to 4 pax
  • US$ 4/ person/per day/ group up to 9 pax
  • US$ 3/ person/per day/ group from 10 pax

CHILD POLICY & NOTES:
  • Infant below 2 years old sharing same room with parents is free of charge.
  • Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with 1 ADL is charged for 90%.
  • Child below 12 yrs old with extra bed and sharing same room with parents is charged for 65%.
  • Child below 12 yrs old No extra bed & sharing same room with parents is charged for 55%
  • Group tour of full paying 15pax, one (01) tour leader is given complimentary on twin sharing basis include breakfast (domestic air ticket is not applicable)

CAR USE POLICY:
  • From 1 – 2 pax: car 5 - 7 seats
  • From 3 – 6 pax: car 16 seats
  • From 7 – 10 pax: car 24 - 29 seats
  • From 11 – 19 pax: car 35 seats
  • From 20 – 45 pax: car 45 seats

NOTES:
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather conditions, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability, local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice.
  • Standard Hotel Check in time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm (local time)
  • Standard Hotel Check out time: 11:00am-12pm (local time)
All bank charges to be born by remitter.

All hotel rooms are based on the lowest category of room or Run of House, upgrade is subject to supplement.

Halong Cruise Itinerary: The Halong cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.

Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used. Compulsory gala dinner on X’mas, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve to be advised upon booking. Prices for group of 15 persons up in 5 stars hotels sometime requires to re-quote bases on the hotel policy.

Supplement charge during Lunar New Year from 13th February – 21st February 2018
•    US$ 20/ pax/ day for FIT booking from 2 – 4 pax
•    US$ 15 / pax/ day for FIT booking from 5 – 9 pax
•    US$ 10 / pax/ day for GIT booking from 10 pax up

SPECIAL NOTE for Sapa tour: Bring along light cotton dress / trouser, warm jacket (rain and wind, silk sleeping bag, mosquito repellent, good walking / hiking shoes, a walking stick, sun hat / sun lotion, hand lotion, lip balm. Roads: Driving can be a challenge as roads can be bumpy or under construction, driving time depends on weather and road conditions – only rough estimates can be given.

Reward: stunning scenery, most colourful people and dresses, countless photo opportunities off the beaten track.
Terms
CHILD POLICY & NOTES:
CAR USE POLICY:
NOTES:
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather conditions, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability, local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice.
All bank charges to be born by remitter.

All hotel rooms are based on the lowest category of room or Run of House, upgrade is subject to supplement.

Halong Cruise Itinerary: The Halong cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.

Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used. Compulsory gala dinner on X’mas, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve to be advised upon booking. Prices for group of 15 persons up in 5 stars hotels sometime requires to re-quote bases on the hotel policy.

Supplement charge during Lunar New Year from 13th February – 21st February 2018
•    US$ 20/ pax/ day for FIT booking from 2 – 4 pax
•    US$ 15 / pax/ day for FIT booking from 5 – 9 pax
•    US$ 10 / pax/ day for GIT booking from 10 pax up

SPECIAL NOTE for Sapa tour: Bring along light cotton dress / trouser, warm jacket (rain and wind, silk sleeping bag, mosquito repellent, good walking / hiking shoes, a walking stick, sun hat / sun lotion, hand lotion, lip balm. Roads: Driving can be a challenge as roads can be bumpy or under construction, driving time depends on weather and road conditions – only rough estimates can be given.

Reward: stunning scenery, most colourful people and dresses, countless photo opportunities off the beaten track.
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