All guests are warmly welcome upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to view the whole Hanoi Capital from the LANDMARK SKY72 Observatory on 72th Floor, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark 72 by telescope. On the same floor, you will visit 3D Alive Museum, 5D Cinema, 3D World. Lunch will be served at Red House Restaurant (Halal).
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 sumptuous Seafood 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, check in the hotel and Dinner will be served at D’Lion Restaurant (Halal).
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 seafood 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 before return to Hanoi. Dinner will be served D’Lion Restaurant (Halal). 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. Tour continues to visit Al-Noor Masjid Mosque for praying before lunch at Red House Restaurant (Halal)
Note: During the closure of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Every Monday & Friday and whole month of September, October, Vietnam Military History Museum shall be replaced
After lunch you will visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and then enjoy a leisurely one-hour buggy tour through the streets of this fascinating city. You will come face to face with the daily lives and activities of Hanoi’s streets as you pass through the congested, but delightful, Old Quarter. Ride pass the fascinating streets, which still bear the names of the shops that could be found in them in the 15th to 18th centuries.
Afterward, you will explore the famous Dong Xuan Market and Hanoi old quarter on 36 streets where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones
End the day with 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 D’Lion Restaurant (Halal). Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Free at your own activities 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!