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4 days (Approx.)
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Explore Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi then soak in the tranquility of an overnight cruise on Halong Bay. Your 3-night tour includes guided sightseeing in Hanoi with visits to top sights including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Old Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake’s Ngoc Son Temple. Then experience Halong Bay's exquisite natural beauty during an overnight trip aboard a traditional junk boat. Immerse yourself in scenery of emerald waters punctuated by limestone caves and cliffs. Includes accommodations, most meals and transportation.
  • 3-night Vietnam tour including Hanoi and Halong Bay
  • View the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature with a professional guide
  • Ride a cyclo to the Old Quarter and experience the tranquility of Hoan Kiem Lake with its idyllic Ngoc Son Temple
  • Enjoy a water puppet show at the theater and learn about Vietnamese folk culture
  • Twin-share accommodation with some meals plus full board on a traditional junk boat included
  • Includes airport and hotel transport by air-conditioned vehicle
This 3-night tour introduces you to both the hustle and the natural treasures of Vietnam, with an informative guide who provides customized attention.

Have your choice of accommodation, choosing either the comfortable Sunway Hotel (or similar), just a 15-minute walk from the city center. Alternatively, stay two nights in the elegantly decorated Le Carnot Hotel (or similar), with superior twin-share accommodations and complimentary breakfast. This hotel is located on the edge of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and just a 5-minute drive to Hoan Kiem Lake.

You'll experience the contrast between the bustling capital of Hanoi and the serene UNESCO-listed Halong Bay during this 3-night tour. Your cruise in Halong Bay takes place aboard a wooden junk, modeled after traditional Imperial Court vessels, with full board included.

Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.


Day 1: HanoiMeet your guide upon hotel pickup or arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, and transfer to your Hanoi hotel for check-in. The rest of your day is free for you to spend at your leisure. Perhaps head to the city center or explore Hanoi Old Quarter on foot, or simply relax in your fully equipped superior room.
Overnight: 3-star Le Carnot Hotel or Sunway Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi (B, L) After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a city sightseeing tour of Hanoi with your guide. Start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where the former leader's embalmed body is on display in a glass sarcophagus. Afterward, learn more about Ho Chi Minh's life and career on a tour of his former residence.
Next, head to the historical One Pillar Pagoda, originally constructed in 1049. Your guide can point out the architectural elements that make this one of Vietnam's most iconic temples.
After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, continue on to the Temple of Literature, the country’s first university that dates back to 1070. Stroll different paths among five courtyards to find treasures such as a statue of Confucius guarded by two bronze storks standing on turtles.
Then hop in a cyclo for a panoramic tour of the Old Quarter in the afternoon, followed by a visit to Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake). Stop to admire Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain), located on a small islet, and take in the natural surroundings while enjoying a hot brew of fresh coffee (own expense) from one of the many cafés near the beautiful lake.
End your day at the Thang Long Theater to watch a Vietnamese water puppet show. This unique, traditional art form originates from rural festivals. Both men and women stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk, laugh and even dance on the surface as the story takes place.
Overnight: 3-star Le Carnot Hotel or Sunway Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)Following breakfast at your hotel, you’re driven to the Gulf of Tonkin and Halong Bay, located approx. 112 miles (180 km) east of Hanoi. By midday you’ll board a traditional junk for check-in.
Enjoy a seafood lunch on board and a delightful cruise that delivers you to some of the islands and caves in picturesque Halong Bay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its outstanding natural beauty.
“Dragon descending to the sea,“ as the bay is known in Vietnamese, features more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes — a mesmerizing sight.
You’ll visit a cave with your guide and have the opportunity to swim alongside the golden sands of Titov beach (depending on weather conditions and water temperature) before dinner and an overnight stay in your superior cabin.
Overnight: Huong Hai or Bai Tho traditional junk, or upgrade to deluxe Indochina Sails
Day 4 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)Enjoy breakfast on board and continue cruising the bay until it’s time to disembark and drive back to Hanoi, where you’re dropped off at your hotel or the airport.


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, Jan 2016

It was a great trip to see some of the highlights of Hanoi as well as enjoy Halong Bay. Our tour guide in Hanoi was friendly, and the food was great. The hotel was very nice, with the breakfast buffet being a highlight of note. The cruise ship had nice living quarters. The dining on the ship was quite delicious, and the staff were quite friendly.

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