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North Vietnam Experience - 4 Days
A luxury "North Vietnam Experience - 4 Days" offers all the richness of its ancient culture of Hanoi capital city combined with magnificent scenery of Halong Bay, friendly people and the conveniences of the modern facilities. Every aspect of the trip is exciting, from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, to the top luxury cruise on Halong Bay...


Start city: Hanoi

End city: Hanoi

Durations 4 Days 3 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Hanoi & Halong Bay

Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi

North Vietnam Experience - 4 Days

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure.

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Check in at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, an award-winning French colonial-style located in the heart of Hanoi.
In the afternoon, enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets lined with French colonial buildings – followed by a gourmet dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour(flexible and could be ammended to your own interests) will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
After breakfast at hotel, your driver will meet you at hotel at 8:00 A.M to take you on a 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay.
Launched in November 2009 and outfitted in a classic 1930’s Indochine style, the Halong Violet is one of the most luxurious five-star junk in Halong. Composed of 6 individual themed cabins all including a marble bathroom, jacuzzi and private balcony; the Violet also features a boutique dining room, library & lounge, as well as a state of the art spa & gym. The cruise got well annual maintenance and it still remains the top luxury cruise on the bay.
12.30 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.45 Check in and begin cruise.
13.00 Lunch is served.
Spa services available after lunch and throughout the cruise. There is a menu of available services in your cabin (You may book services with Spa staff after lunch or at any time with any of the boat's management or guide staff).
15.45 Arrive at the Cua Van floating fishing village area. Upon arrival you will be transferred by tender to Tien Ong cave. There are many caves in Halong Bay, but Tien Ong is the most recently explored and opened for public access. In 2007 a team of Vietnamese archeologists conducted extensive research which led to the discovery of human bones and artifacts dating to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave has a wide, but short entrance which is said to resemble the shape of a frog's mouth. The cave is 5 meters above sea level and is 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters, almost evenly split into two chambers.
You will tour the cave for about 15 minutes. From the cave you will re-board the tender and make the short trip to the village.
There are two options for exploring the village:
+ One option is to transfer on small bamboo boats rowed by the local people.
+ The second option is to travel by kayak (self-rowed). The kayaking option is per person.
17.15 Depart and sail for about 45 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
18.00 Violet's Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Your onboard guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes.
19.30 Dinner is served.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Violet Cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure.
06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 20 minutes).
07.15 Arrive at Soi Sim Island.
07.30 Transfer by tender to the Island. There is a beach for swimming and you may also hike to the top of the island for great views and photo opportunities. The hike involves walking up about 400 stone steps; it normally takes about 10-15 minutes to the top. If you plan on hiking please be sure to wear proper footwear. You will spend about one hour on the island.
08.30 Upon return to the boat you will have one hour to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Tuan Chau Marina.
09.30 Breakfast served in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as you approach the pier.
11:00 Disembarkation and transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Marina.
Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport of Hanoi for your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • 2 nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel (Premium Room).
  • 1 night on Violet Cruise (Deluxe Cabin).
  • Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transport by private car with AC.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Water & First Aid.
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trip & excursions.

Price Excluded

  • Travel insurance.
  • Vietnam Visa fee.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Kayaking & Spa service.
  • Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers.
  • Beverages & other personal expenses.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. TRAVEL VIETNAM can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights. Call us on +84982 661 133 to speak to one of our experts.

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