Cultural & Entertainment

HA NOI CITY TOUR (1 Day)

Time

Content

8:00 AM

Pick up from hotel

8:30 AM

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the world.

10:00 AM

Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.

10:30 AM

Explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.

12:30 PM

Lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter.

13:30 PM

Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.

14:30 PM

Stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY.

This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing.

You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a Centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

Inclusive: Transportation with A/C, English speaking guide, meals, entrance fees.

Exclusive: Drinks, insurance, visas, personal expenses, tips & gratuities.

What to bring

  • A hat & sunscreen
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Comfortable walking shoes/clothes
  • If you're going to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, you must not wear shorts

Ha Long Bay Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

Time

Content

8:00 AM

Pick up at hotels and depart to Ha Long Bay

10:00 AM

Site visit: Construction project

(On the way see expressway Hanoi - Halong)

Making a short stop to visit Tan Vu - Lach Huyen Bridge, the longest bridge across the see in Vietnam, but also in South East Asia.

Visit Bach Dang Bridge, which connects the Ha Noi - Hai Phong - Ha Long expressway.

12:00 PM

Reaching Tuan Chau Island and board the traditional cruise

12:30 PM

Enjoy fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat.

During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Ha Long Bay).

Explore the longest, biggest and the most beautiful grotto of Ha Long Bay (Sung Sot Cave - Surprising Grotto).

Discover Luon Cave (water cave) with some options:

  • Kayaking or bamboo boat.
  • Relaxing on boat.

One of the best things to do in Halong Bay is discovering the place yourself on your own kayak. The emerald water of Halong with calm water and many hidden tunnels make a perfect setting for kayaking. "

Visit Titop island:

  • Swimming on the beach.
  • Trekking Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay.

TiTop Island where you can do Swimming or Climbing up to the top of the island where there is a best place to overview the beauty of Ha Long bay. With a beneficial reason: for many this is one of the highlights of their Halong Bay experience. Even more, after climbing, you can reward yourself with a cool, refreshing dip in the waters of Halong Bay.
Otherwise the beach on the island is one of the most organized in all of Halong Bay for tourists, with deck chairs, cool drinks, souvenirs, and fresh water showers available. You can swim or sunbathe, or spend some time relaxing in deck chair, sipping on a coconut and people watching. "

6:00 PM

Return to the Tuan Chau and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi

8:30 PM

Arrive in Hanoi

What should to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunblock cream & sunglasses
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Appropriate clothing for the season

HALONG BAY CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL VALUES

UNESCO World Heritage site in Quang Ninh province

The physical beauty of Ha Long Bay consists of its mountains, water, clouds, caves and grottoes. Many, however, do not realize that Hạ Long was also the cradle of an ancient people who helped create the present Hạ Long culture.

A collection of tour boats and cruise ships passing by limestone islands in Halong Bay

Ha Long Bay retains much of the otherworldly magic conjured up by 1969 jungle-clad islands and islets rising from deep emerald waters. Getting there is increasingly straightforward, thanks to the 2018 building of an expressway connecting Ha Long City and Hanoi, about 200km from Ha Long Bay.

Experience

Highlights

  • Cruising for a full 6 hours around Halong Bay with a professional guide and crew
  • Enjoy Vietnamese traditional Lunch with seafood
  • Visit Titop Island, Trekking Titop Peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay.
  • Kayaking or taking a sampan boat around the gorgeous Luon Cave
  • Swimming on Beach
  • Discovering the mystical beauty and ancient history of Sung Sot Cave
  • Enjoy Cooking Class on cruise
  • All Included (Only without drinks or Personal expenses)

Tan stalactites and stalagmites are illuminated by red, green and yellow lights inside Hang Thien Cung, a cave at Halong Bay.

Inside Hang Thien Cung, a cave at Halong Bay 

A group of kayakers (equipped with life jackets and paddles) make their way through a dimly lite cave in Halong Bay

Kayaking excursions

Chinese junks cruise by limestone islands in Halong Bay

Ha long means 'descending dragon' – legend has it that having saved Vietnam from invaders, dragons made the bay their home