Tour destination: Cat ba Island - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Vietnam highlight
Duration: 4 - 7 days
5 Days in VietNam is short time but the itinerary is made by us, you will be enough time to explore the most of beautiful lanscape and Island. Let time for Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An Grottoes and Mua Cave, where is famous scenery Ninh Binh. You will be explored the largest pagoda in Asia with Glimmering pagoda complexes, an experience with bamboo boat to admire out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif in Trang An and short treeking to Mua cave enjoying the beautiful view rice field. Special you will be explored Ha Long Bay with many Islands, caves, the one of the most beautiful Island in Asia.
Arrival at the airport:
Meet your tour guide on arrival at Hanoi international airport and transfer to the city center for hotel check-in. Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 hrs but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge.
You will join in a walking foodie tour. We will take you to go inside the small lane and alleys inside the Hanoi Old Quarter and show you how real Hanoi ans live, work and eat.By far our most popular tour, this tour is great fun and perfect way to discover some of the lesser known dishes that the locals lover to eat. From Pho (Rice noodle soup), Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls), “Banh Mi” and end with unique Bia Hoi (fresh beer) which will round off our four courses perfectly. Local life, local stories; local food and local drink tasting. It’s the little things that make all the difference in your travel experience!
After breakfast at hotel, wait for guide and driver come to pick you up. Drive to Ninh Binh. After 2 hours, arrive at Glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.
This pagoda complexes stunningly boast a array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats),2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones.Visit The Quan Yin statue with thousands arms and eyes, Visit Gautama Buddha satatue. Then our bus will transfer you to the restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, Leaving for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave,...and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…
Continute visiting Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with sprecious view of the nature.
Driver back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel.
Halong Bay is listed by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage and voted as a Wonder of Nature by the New7Wonders Foundation. You will have a night staying in this world famous bay. After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up to visit Halong bay, Upon arrival at the pier, embark on the boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch is served on the cruise during floating on the bay In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, Cruising to Lan Ha Bay, this bay is belong to Cat Ba. Enjoy the bay night on the Cruise.
Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served. Have breakfast on board with morning view many landscape on the bay. Visitting the famous Frog Pond. Here you can freely kayaking or swimming, take photo of the bay to save your memory time in Halong.
Come back to Cruise to enjoy lunch, say good buy Halong bay then transfer to Hanoi.
Drop off you at your hotel.
After breakfast check out hotel your luguage at the hotel, then starting to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
Around 3-4pm return to your hotel and go to the airport
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