PRIVATE TOUR – CODE: VIBU7

A short trip but covers 3 attractions of Northeast coast of Vietnam: Hanoi in Red river delta, Halong bay twice recognized as World heritage and Cat Ba island the UNESCO World biosphere reserve. Public transport is included.

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Travel route: Hanoi – Halong – Cat Ba – Hanoi – Departure

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
  • Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B,D)
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Overnight on cruise (B,L,D)
  • Day 4: Ha Long – Cat Ba (B,D)
  • Day 5: Cat Ba (B,D)
  • Day 6: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Hanoi airport (B)

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)  

Upon arrival in Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport you are met by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner is pre-aranged at local restaurant. In the evening watch a performance of the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B,D)      

Today city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (from outside), the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Stilt-house, Ba Dinh historical square where former president Ho Chi Minh declared the Independence of Vietnam on 2 Sep 1945. Afterwards you visit Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university.

In the afternoon visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum, Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son Temple, take 1-hour Cyclo trip around the bustling Old Quarter. Dinner & Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Overnight on cruise (B,L,D)

After breakfast, private transfer to Ha Long with our tour guide through the Red River Delta to beautiful Ha Long Bay. The scenic drive will pass through some of the rural landscape before arriving to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. A Bay with more than 3000 islands, which time, wind and waves have sculptured into fantastic shapes

After breakfast, travel by air-conditioned private car through the Red River Delta to beautiful Ha Long Bay. The scenic drive will pass through some of the rural landscape before arriving to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. A Bay with more than 3000 islands, which time, wind and waves have sculptured into fantastic shapes

12:15: Check-in registration, Boarding the Halong Junk. Welcome drink is served

12:45: Start cruising

13:00: Have lunch board

13:30: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, passing through Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island,     visit Sung Sot cave and free swimming.

17:30: Relax and enjoy sunset

19:30: Enjoy dinner on board.

21:00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.

Overnight on cruise.

Day 4: Ha Long – Cat Ba (B,D)

Getting up early to join Tai-Chi class during sunrise. For early riser’s complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. 8:00: You check out and are transferred to another boat to sail along the East Coastline of Cat Ba islands. This is also the most beautiful parts of Lan Ha bay belonging to Cat Ba.

After around 45 minute boating, you disembark at Beo harbour. Private transfer with our guide to the resort to check in. Free leisure on beach in the rest of the day.

Dinner & Overnight in Cat Ba.

Day 5: Cat Ba (B,D)

Today you can choose 1 of the 2 options below:

OPTION 1: Trekking in Cat Ba National park Halfday – US$ 30/person * 2 people = US$ 60

Morning, transfer to Cat Ba National park. Start trekking from the Park Gate to Ngu Lam peak 125m above sea level. On the 2-hour trekking, you will pass through Kim Giao forest which is used for Vietnamese Kings dining tools in the feudal times. Know more about the bio-diversity of this UNESCO World’s Biosphere Reserve. Trekking back to the Park gate and transfer to visit Quan Y cave. During Vietnam War, this cave is called Quan Y cave because since the 1960s, it became a hospital inside cave and also the shelter for Vietnamese soldiers.

Inclusions: Private car, English speaking guide, entrance fees

OPTION 2: Than Cong Fortress – US$ 23/person * 2 people = US$ 46

Morning, transfer uphills to Than Cong Fortress, 3km from your resort. This is the highest point of Cat Ba town and you can observe the stunning panoramic view of Cat Ba beaches and Lan Ha bay. It’s also an outdoor museum which used to be an antiaircraft fields to guard Cat Ba maritime. The historical evidence is recorded on this land; it has not only 2 cannons but also observatory systems, complex trenches.

Inclusions: Private car, English speaking guide, entrance fees, charges at observatory

Dinner & Overnight in Cat Ba.

Day 6: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Hanoi airport (B)

Breakfast and check out the resort then private transfer to the nearby harbour. You take the high speed boat from Cat Ba 10:00am to Hai Phong 11:00. Private transfer from Hai Phong harbour to Hanoi airport for your departure flight (You’ll be at the airport at around 14:00)  Say goodbye to Vietnam and see you next time !

INCLUSION

  • Accommodation in 1 double room with daily breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours, private transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
  • Hi-speed boat tickets Cat Ba to Hai Phong
  • 1st class water puppet show tickets in Thang Long theatre in Hanoi
  • Mineral water is available.
  • Visa approval letter on arrival (free)

EXCLUSION

  • Option 1 & Option 2 on Day 5
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary