Vietnam- Explore Hanoi

4 Days

Vietnam, a vibrant country in Southeast Asia, mesmerizes visitors with its spectacular natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and compelling history. It’s a land where the drama of Halong Bay’s limestone islands, the tranquility of the Mekong Delta’s waterways, and the charm of ancient towns like Hoi An and Hue blend seamlessly. The bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with their lively streets, exquisite cuisine, and historic landmarks, capture the dynamic spirit of modern Vietnam while honoring its past. The warmth of its people, the depth of its traditions, and the sheer variety of its landscapes make Vietnam a destination that offers endless exploration and discovery, leaving travelers with memories of both serenity and adventure.

Tour Overview

Discover the heart of Vietnam on an enchanting tour that weaves through the historic streets of Hanoi and the breathtaking seascapes of Halong Bay. Begin your journey at the tranquil Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi’s oldest pagoda, before delving into the nation’s soul at the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Marvel at the unique One Pillar Pagoda and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Vietnam at the Ethnology Museum. Reflect on scholarly pursuits at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, and confront the poignant history of the Hoa Lo Prison Museum. The adventure continues as you sail to Halong Bay, where the natural wonders of Bo Hon Island, the awe-inspiring Sung Sot Cave, and the panoramic views from Ti Top Island await. Conclude your day with a memorable sunset party on a cruise, basking in the golden hues that dance over the emerald waters, an unforgettable finale to a journey that captures the essence of Vietnam’s beauty and heritage.

Itinerary

Welcome to Hanoi, a city steeped in legend and history, founded in the year 1010. Known as the quintessence of the rice civilization in the Red River Delta, Hanoi is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. We'll take care of your transfer and ensure you arrive comfortably at your hotel in Hanoi. Get ready to experience the charm and excitement of one of Asia's most captivating cities!

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before we start our full-day city tour in Hanoi. Today’s trip starts with a ride to the Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi built on small island in the West Lake. Also acts as a small museum, the pagoda stores many centuries-old artifacts while the temple itself is believed to be built in the 6th century.
Within the vicinity of the pagoda is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, the final resting place for the revolutionary leader and President Ho Chi Minh, who earned the country its independence. Visitors can also view his modest residence on stilts from the outside. Once we’re done with viewing, we’ll have a lunch break before continuing the tour.
We’ll head over to the One Pillar Pagoda, a landmark with a deep meaning for the people of Hanoi. It is a Buddhist temple with significant historical value. The One Pillar Pagoda is actually a complex that was constructed in the shape of a lotus flower by Emperor Ly Thai Thong who dreamed of a Buddhist goddess. The current pagoda is a rebuilt on top of the original pillar after the pagoda was destroyed in 1954 during the French colonization.
The Museum of Ethnology is next on the list, a special Vietnamese museum devoted to the documentation and preservation of 54 recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Here, people are educated on the culture of the indigenous people that reside within this land and their history. If the museum is closed on Mondays, we can visit the Women’s Museum instead where it’s a place to learn everything about women’s culture and way of living in Vietnam.
Enjoy your lunch after this, a traditional Vietnamese meal served with 8 mouth-watering dishes.
Then to the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam). It is the location of Vietnam’s first national university’s Imperial Academy and was built in 1070. This thousand-year-old heritage marks the beginning of advance education in Hanoi and was dedicate to major figures in education, particularly Confucius. It’s a tranquil place that just soothes the soul and calms the mind.
We’re going to head over to the Hoa Lo Prison Museum as the final destination of the day, a memorial dedicated to the prisoners and lives lost since it was built by the French colonists first and then North Vietnam later. Hoa Lo means Hell’s hole and is the name from which the street name pho Hoa lo was derived from.
The tour finishes after the prison and your driver will bring you back to your hotel for your overnight stay in Hanoi.
(Breakfast and Lunch)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel today before we pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter/Opera House. Today we’re setting off to Tuan Chau Port at Halong Bay. The trip will be about 2.5 hours long, going via the beautiful coastline city of Haiphong before going into the Tuan Chau Highway and we’ll arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor.
Today’s excursion happens on board a cruise ship that’ll go around the waters of Halong Bay. After boarding, a set menu lunch will be served featuring many popular Halong dishes. Enjoy the scenic cruise with your lunch as thousands of limestone formations decorate your surroundings, jutting from the Fighting Chicken and Incense Burner Islets. These are the two symbols of Halong Bay that look like what they’re called.
The cruise will first stop at Bo Hon Island where we can visit the Sung Sot Cave, Ha Long Bay’s biggest cave that was found in 1901 and one of the most beautiful to explore in Ha Long Bay. Still on the same island, the Luon Cave is another appealing place to be at where you can explore by kayaking or riding the bamboo boat. This exquisite cave is just one of the many magnificent things to see and explore here. It is called Halong’s smallest cave with the Con Rua islet located just across the cave and the Sky Gate is just to the right.
Once we’re done exploring this gorgeous cave, return to the boat to continue the cruise. The next stop is the Ti Top Island which is about 7km from Tuan Chau port. This small, picturesque island is one of the most favorite stops among tourists. The view, the quiet atmosphere, just turn this into the best place to get your holiday snaps for Instagram. Walk up the trek to the top of the island or go for a cool swim on Halong Bay.
Back on the boat, a sunset party has been prepared with wine and fruits for your as we make our way back to the harbor. Over at the harbor, a bus will be available to transfer you back to Hanoi to drop you off at the hotel for your overnight stay.
(Breakfast and Lunch)

Start your day off right with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel before enjoying some free time at your leisure. Whether you want to soak up some last-minute sun, do some souvenir shopping or explore the city one last time, the choice is yours.
After a relaxing morning, it's time to say goodbye to this amazing destination. Check out of your hotel and let us take care of your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. With memories to last a lifetime, you can sit back and reflect on the incredible experiences you've had during your stay. We hope to see you again soon!
(Breakfast)

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda – Oldest Pagoda in Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Vietnam Ethnology Museum
  • Temple of Literature – The First University of Vietnam
  • Hoa Lo Prison Museum (Hanoi Hilton)
  • Bo Hon Island
  • Sung Sot Cave
  • Ti Top Island
  • Sunset Party on Cruise

EXCLUSIONS

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • All International Airport Tax
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Early Check-In or Late Check-Out
  • Drinks and Meals Not Mentioned in the Program
  • Tipping for Guide and Driver
  • All Other Services Not Stated in the Program

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Vietnam- Explore Hanoi
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