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Day 01: Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, you are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital. Be free and relax after long journey. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a Indian/local restaurant in Old Quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 02: Hanoi City Tours (B/L)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel
Start at 09:00AM from your hotel by car to visit Quan Thanh temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, temple of Literature- the first university of Vietnam. Lunch is at Indian/local restaurant
Afternoon, we will continue to Hoa Lo prison, Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc Son Temple. Then we will attend a Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Theatre. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
“Water puppetry is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today’s Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition”
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay/ Overnight on Junk (B/L/D) ~ private transfer with escort guide from Hanoi
Enjoy breakfast at hotel,
08:00: Tour guide and driver transfer to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.
On Arrival, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15:30 – 16:30: You are free to choose one of the below options:
Option 1: Fishing village visit
Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Option 2: Beach and kayaking
For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.
16:30 – 17:30 Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.
17:30-19:00 Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Oriental Sails Chef
19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board at Cong Do Area
Day 04: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave
09:00 – 09:30: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 – 10:00: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
10:00 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board.
Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00. Say goodbye to the crew
Back to Hanoi by private car with tour guide, stop on the way for shopping. On arrival, you will be free for shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter & Trang Tien plaza. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Free time for shopping or leisure at hotel (check-out time is before 12:00) until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight. End of services!!!
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.