VIETNAM - Hanoi-Halong (4 Days / 3 Nights) - Feb 2-5 2010
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN HANOI & Half day tour (by A/C car, tricycle )

Arrival in Hanoi from Bangkok by flight TG560 ETA 09.35, warm welcome to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting of the tour guide in the meeting point's Noi Bai Airport.   Hanoi - its legendary beginnings from 1,010 to 15th century then before the World War II, after 1954 as well, is the cradle of Red River Delta civilization with green rice-fields, its Old streets and colonial Quarter, its calm lakes, the shaded boulevards, its verdant public parks and sunny smiles with truly Far-East Asian faces ...Our experienced tour guide will transmit you the most lovely aspects of Hanoi - the ancient city of 1,000 yrs, during 45' by coach from the Airport to your Hotel in the centre city.


Transfer hotel for check-in (at noon), then take your time to have a rest before go out for luch at the local restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where contains more than 10,000 objects which depict all aspects of life, customs, and habits of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. After that, visit the Temple of Literature, is a classic Confucianism temple from the category "Confucianism", was founded as a Confucian Temple and a huge statue and alter to Confucius remain there today, the first university in Viet Nam was founded here and many rows and rows of big stone slabs that sat on the backs of stone tortoises. These slabs are actually the stele of the school's successful doctorate candidates. Then enjoy an interesting tour by traditional Pedicabs, the best and most stylish way as far more charming to see Hanoi and to take in the sights and sounds of the Old quarter is by Cycle (a tricycle), your people will enjoy 1 hour cycle tour the Old Quarter and shopping streets to watch the daily lives of the people living on and around the busy areas, the small rickshaws will carry you strolling around the Old Quarter and shopping streets, to relax and view to daily-life surrounding or communicating is a good way to have a full impression of the city, catch the spirit of Vietnam. Rickshaws will return back at the Garden of Hoan Kiem Lake - the Return-Sword Lake, to visit Ngoc Son - Heroic Temple, But Tower, where you will be fascinating with legendary stories from 600 years that a turtle stole a king’s sword and took it to the bottom of this lake.

A moment free in Garden of Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy the lovely Hanoi landscapes in the sunset until the time of water puppet show, a unique art form of Vietnamese, at Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe, and you will also experience more about a specific culture in South-East Asia coming from the civilization of the agriculture of wet rice during the performance.

Dinner at the local restaurant. Have a first good night in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. (L, D)

DAY 2 - HANOI - HALONG BAY/ HAILONG JUNK (travel by A/C car 175 km, Wooden JUNK cruising tour)

After breakfast, check out then drive straightly to Halong Bay, 175 km from Hanoi, the highway is smoothly and cost you of 3.5 - 4 hours usually, since we have to stop somewhere for the rests or visiting also. Landscapes en route are very interesting with the immense rice-fields, farmers are working in the fields, small and peace villages ....there are the sweet beginnings to talk with then explaination of Vietnam by our tour guide.

12h00: Arrival at HaiLong Café in Halong city.

12h45: Enjoy a Welcome drink upon embarking HaiLong vessel.

13h00: The boat starts running.

13h30: Lunch is served as your cruise begins toward Bai Tu Long Bay.

Pass by the area where the scenes of the famous film “Indochina” were shot

See the famous islets along the way such as Teapot islet, Marker Islet, Fire islet, Dove

Islet; continue cruising towards Ha Long Bay.

See famous islets such as Men’ s head Islet, Tortoise Islet, Heaven Gate area.

Explore the Cave of Surprise. Swim at the Titov beach or Soi Sim beach or another beach.

18h00: Cruise to Ho Dong Tien or Trong Cave for anchorage (weather permitting).

19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.

21h00: Overnight aboard Hai Long Junk. (B, L, D)  

DAY 3 - HANOI - HAILONG JUNK/ HALONG BAY - HANOI (by A/C car 175km, a Cruising tour by wooden junk)

7h00: Wake up

7h30: Having breakfast while the boat cruising toward Luon Cave.

8h15: Transfer to a small boat to visit Luon Cave

8h45 : Back to your boat and continues cruising. Pass by Hoa Cuong Island, Fingers Island, Dog Island, Ga Choi Island.

10h45: Lunch is served in the restaurant as your cruise continues.

11h45: Parking at Hai Long wharf

12h00: Check out (end the trip)

The Junk sailing back to Marina and drive back to Hanoi.

Back to your hotel for check in and free at leisure for your own hobbies.

Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi. (B, L, D)


After breakfast, check out then transfer to the Noi Bai Airport for a return flight back Bangkok via flight TG561 ETD 10.40-12.30. Have a safe trip back home! Tour rates:

Per person in twin share Indian Rupees based on minimum 2 persons travelling together

1. Deluxe Hotel - Rs 27900.00 - single supplement Rs 9,700.00

2. First Class (4*) - Rs 24,900.00 - single supplement Rs 6,900.00

3. Superior (3*) - Rs 21,900.00 - single supplement Rs 4,900.00

(deluxe room)

(R.O.H room)

(R.O.H room)

SUNWAY 4* (R.O.H room)

(Innova superior room - normal floor)

FLOWER 3* (superior room)

HAI LONG JUNK (normal cabin)

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