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Hanoi - Halong Bay Tour

Hanoi - Halong Bay Tour

Hanoi, Halong Bay
The tour offers you a chance to explore two of the most interesting sites of North Vietnam: One thousand year old capital city Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the first Vietnamese university, One-Pillar Pagoda, Ethnology Museum and the famous Old Quarter; and Ha Long Bay recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage.
  • Excursion around Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital.
  • Cruise and overnight onboard in Ha Long Bay, the World Heritage recognized by UNESCO.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Hanoi

Day 2
Hanoi Sightseeing (B)

Day 3
Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Day 4
Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arriving Hanoi Airport, welcome you to Hanoi! We will transfer you to your hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal. In the afternoon, we will have a walking tour around Hanoi. You will be surprised with a variety of architectural works in our capital and its well-known 36 streets in the Old Quarter. Meals on your own before overnight at the hotel for our next day of tour!
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
In the morning of the second day, we will give you time to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), the traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda. Leaving here, we will transfer to thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, the famous first university in Vietnam. You will recognize that this is a popular place for Vietnamese students to take commemorative photographs when graduating.
We start our afternoon with a visit to the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday). Here, you can deeply explore the diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups before enjoying a traditional water puppet show performed after the sunset.
Our day 2 of route will finish here. Meals on your own and take a sound sleep for the following day!
(Remark: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from 08 September to 08 November for annual maintenance. Outside visiting can be arranged )
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi for a 180-km journey to Halong Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 3000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin.
Reaching Halong, you will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and savouring special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had.
You will be served with lunch and dinner on boat. Overnight onboard.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
You should wake up early in the morning on this day because that is the most wonderful time for you to contemplate aquamarine water of the bay at its best. Once satisfied with the tea break, you will continue the onboard excursion through impressive limestone here. Don’t forget to take some nice photos of this unique land.
If we have more free time before departure back to Hanoi for your flight, let’s pay a visit to Phu Lang Pottery, the famous village for its beautiful and surprising ceramics. Meals on your own.
End of the Hanoi – Halong tour!
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  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non-private boat of Halong Bay cruise)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees



  • International flight to and from Vietnam
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance


Important notes:
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. After this date, price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 14.00 on arrival day till 12.00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
You will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.
Booking Procedure:
Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 30%.
Money Exchange:
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB).
The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). 
Unofficially however, US currency (US$) runs the country and is the currency you should bring, mostly in cash - notes should be 2006 series onwards. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Notes should be 2006 series onwards. Torn, dirty or old notes, as well as the $2US note will be refused in most businesses. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap and also dispense in both KHR and US$. 
The official currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND).
Some establishments will accept US currency (USD), but usually only for large purchases and in some restaurants and hotels that cater to tourists. It's not possible to exchange Vietnamese Dong outside the country, so convert or spend all your Dong before leaving.
The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATMs are now available in most towns and visa cash advances are available in major banks. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange; clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques are unacceptable to change. 
If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Asia destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.
The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:
Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.


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This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)


This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
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