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Start/Finish
Hanoi / Hanoi
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Deal price
US$345
Typically
US$430

Full Itinerary

- This itinerary is designed for your kind reference, and it can totally be personalized to match your time, budget and interests. Feel free to let us know your expectations for the trip and we take care of them for you.

- Trips are personally tailor-made, with basic standards of daily JOIN-GROUP TOURS where-ever possible, while accommodations and your time of leisure are at your own choice. If your budget allows, we recommend you upgrade to PRIVATE TOURS, when you are personally taken care of and be able to enjoy more private time on your own. Certainly, your trip can be a good mix of PRIVATE DAY TOURS and JOIN-GROUP DAY TOURS as you wish, just simply let us know!

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Warmly welcomed at Hanoi International airport, then you will be taken directly to your hotel in downtown, in a private vehicle. Check in hotel (check-in time is from 14.00).
You can then choose to relax at your hotel or stretch your legs by taking a walk-through busy Streets of Hanoi Old Quarter, a perfect way to explore the daily life of Hanoians. Dinner is on your own tonight (with the recommendation from your Travel Specialists if you wish).

Meals included: No
Overnight in Hanoi


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, dive into the sights sounds and aromas of Hanoi. Start with Ho Chi Minh Complex including his Mausoleum (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed all afternoon, every Monday & Friday, and from late September until December), the Presidential Palace, the historic Stilt house, and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Continuing on our journey through Hanoi we drive to Tran Quoc Pagoda (which means “Stabilizing the Nation”), the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century in the Westlake and also a famous attraction for pilgrims.

From there we head to the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, a university was added to the grounds six years later. The university provided education to the royal family and children of the aristocracy or “mandarins”.

Around 12.30: you will have lunch at a restaurant. Afterward, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi. We then take a short drive to visit the Museum of Ethnology, a museum of the 54 officially recognized Ethnic Groups in Vietnam (Ethnology Museum is closed every Monday). Afterward take a cycle rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter then enjoy a Water Puppet show, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.

From 18.00 – 18.30, return your hotel, the rest of the day is free.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hanoi

Optional: Hanoi Street food tour (private tour)

We start our walking tour of Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of products, from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and the history of popular northern dishes.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Our next stop is a food stall for you to try our Bread, a little food stall with a few typical tiny Vietnamese chairs on the sidewalk where we enjoy the delicious fresh baguettes while observing the neighborhood.

Next one is another famous dish – Bun Cha. Bun Cha consists of vermicelli, herbs and grilled pork. At this secretly hidden café, we will watch a demonstration and then try some egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy.

Continue to other food stalls near Hoan Kiem lake where we try some dishes such as Che “Vietnamese style pudding” and Nom “papaya salad with beef”.

It’s the time for dessert as we venture down a small alley and try the local tradition of fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced – this specialty is one not to be missed!

Price: Upon request
Inclusions: English speaking guide, food.



Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu – Tam Coc) – Hanoi

Depart early in the morning from the hotel for the 2-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam.
First stop is Hoa Lu – formal citadel, visit temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty. This visit offers you a chance to learn more about the feudal dynasties in Vietnamese history, as well as seeing the old feudal architecture of Vietnamese Temples.

After visiting the Ancient Capital, you will be transferred to Tam Coc, stop en-route to take photographs of the local villages and stunning landscape. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant (serving local specialties with vegetarian meals upon request).

After lunch and a short rest, board a sampan to visit Tam Coc (Three Caves), rowing down the river among the villages, mountains and lush green rice fields. Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc are three limestone caves stretching along the splendid Ngo Dong River. During the boat trip, you will enjoy the impressive natural landscape, reflexing the spectacular Limestone Mountains, rice paddies, and temples. Pass through 3 caves to get a unique feeling of the mesmerizing underground system. Your boat returns to the dock to take the bus back to Hanoi.
Your evening is free with dinner at your own expense.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hanoi



Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Boat

After breakfast at your hotel, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. The journey is through the rich farmlands where you can observe the everyday life of Vietnamese villagers. Arriving in Halong Bay in the late morning and you will board a traditional “junk” boat. You will begin a relaxing and unforgettable cruise around the breathtaking and unique limestone karsts and islets. A delicious fresh seafood lunch will be served as you cruise this spectacular bay, a UNESCO listed site.

Notes: The program may differ slightly based on the junk cruise’s itinerary.

Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night. As the sun sets over the bay, dinner is served with fresh seafood, salad, and fruit. You will spend the night in your private cabin aboard the Junk in Halong Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on boat, private en-suite cabin


Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Early risers can enjoy an unforgettable sunrise over the bay. On a clear day, you will have a chance to see the sunrise over the spectacular horizon, reflecting in the pristine waters of the bay.
Enjoy breakfast while the boat cruises slowly back to the jetty. Disembark at around noon time and take your vehicle back Hanoi. Time is on your own exploring Hanoi by yourself.

Meals included: Brunch on Cruise
Overnight in Hanoi

Optional tour: Hanoi After Dark on Vespa
Time: 18.00-22.00Hanoi After dark start at our stylish local Café with a cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the nearby night-time vendors, before jumping on the back of the vintage Vespas. After weaving through the magical, busy back streets of the Old Quarter, we soon arrive at a fascinating local joint, right on the railway tracks (literally!) where we try some infused rice wine and a Buffalo Jerky appetizer.
It’s back riding through the narrow streets again, as we head toward our next foodie place, a lively local restaurant serving Bun Cha. This the quintessential must taste Hanoi dish of rice noodles, grilled pork, and meatballs, with a side of Nem (spring rolls). Simple but delicious.
We then head out of the Old Quarter and ride close by the lake toward our next venue, which is very famous in the neighborhood! We try the local specialty of Pho Cuon and learn the art of wrap ‘n’ roll, Vietnamese style. with these fresh & fragrant ingredients, and the Pho noodle!
A short ride on the Vespa takes us to our final port of call, next to the superb Opera House. The halcyon days of the 1930’s may be over, however, this Jazz Club will wow you with a truly unique blend of styles – 30’s style Jazz & traditional Vietnamese music!Price:
Group tour: Upon Request
Private tour: Upon Request
Inclusions: Private driver, English speaking guide, local food & drinks, helmet & raincoat.

Day 6: Hanoi – Departure

Time is on your own. Depending on the time of your departure flight, your private driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport for your outbound flight. Say goodbye and we wish you a safe flight departure.

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel

End of tour.

Pricing

  • The price is per person in USD, based on twin-sharing
Hotel Type Small Group Tour Private Tour
Standard 3* Typical price 430 535
Special Deal 345 430
Superior 4* Typical price 545 635
Special Deal 435 505

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What’s Included?

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Hanoi with highlights
  • Halong Bay Cruise 2 days/1night
  • Ninh Binh and Tam Coc “Halong Bay on land”.

Travel Services

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All Excursions
  • Transportation in AC vehicles

  • English speaking guide(s)
  • Local boats
  • Admission fee
  • Meals as stated in the program

Travel Highlights

  • Complimentary Vietnam Visa Approval Letter
  • An open choice for join-group tour or private tour with maximum flexibility
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
  • Transfer in good and high qualified transportation vehicles

  • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Accompanied by Experienced and friendly local guides
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour

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Sharon Carter
United Kingdom

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Thank you, Emma, at Asia Trip Deals for organizing such a wonderful Vietnam & Cambodia trip. The itinerary was excellent. Hotel choices were superb. The local guides were very knowledgeable about the area. They were very hard-working and enthusiastic. They were the ones who made this a five-star tour.
The whole trip exceeded my expectations. We couldn’t have had a better trip!!! We would definitely consider another trip through Asia Trip Deals and we’ve already recommended this company to our families and friends.

July 4, 2019
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USA

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We took a two week trip to Vietnam. This was a great tour and thanks to Asia Trip Deals!!! The sites visited were excellent. The accommodations were fantastic. All the tour guides were very well organized, knowledgeable, professional and accommodating who made the whole experience amazing. Overall the service we received far exceeded our expectations. We could not have asked for more. It was the best vacation ever and we would definitely use Asia Trip Deals again.

July 2, 2019
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A great service if you want this

I was a female solo traveller and from my first email, I was made to feel important. I detailed the countries I wanted to go to and the time frame. You can also tell them all the things that you want to see and do. I had nothing specific so I left it to my consultant, Helen. She only had 1 month to organise for me to go to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for 4 weeks.
Over a short time she came up with an itinerary. We worked through this with a few small changes – but I always felt that nothing was too much trouble for them to sort out for me. If I did not understand something, it was explained to me. I received all the necessary information to do my visas online and all the internal flights and travel were organised. I did not want 5 star hotels so went with 3 star. It was great, all the hotels were right in the middle of the action, were very clean and friendly – after all, you are only sleeping there a short while so gives you more to spend on your holiday. Even once you are into your holiday Helen was still in contact with me to make sure everything was as expected. Again, if you wanted a change along the way, they were only too happy to fix for you. My final itinerary became my nightly bible read so that I knew what was expected the next day. I got to meet with Helen when I reached Hanoi which was really nice.
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