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Mystical North Vietnam

Mystical North Vietnam

5 Days 4 Nights
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Day Program


Hanoi; Vietnam

  • Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital
  • Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center (In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.)
  • In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital (With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone.)
  • Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites (The Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and one of the city's museums - a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum)
  • In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance (A unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


Hanoi - Hoa Lu, Vietnam

  • 08:30 departure (The pleasant drive to Tam Coc takes two and a half hours. Along the way, stop where you wish to take photographs of local villages and the surrounding landscape.)
  • On arrival in Tam Coc Town, board your private sampan boat (For ninety minutes your private oarswoman / man will take you down the Ngo Dong River. Pass through the three caves that made Vietnam famous in the French film 'Indochine', Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi.)
  • On the way visit Bich Dong Pagoda, set among pink lotuses, the temple offers spectacular views of the surrounding area
  • Back in Tam Coc Town enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch
  • Following lunch drive to Hoa Lu (Visiting the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been ruined) once covered an area of three square kilometers.)
  • In the afternoon transfer to hotel in Ninh Binh and enjoy your time at leisure
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh


Ninh Binh – Halong Bay, Vietnam

  • Enjoy breakfast at hotel before setting out on a 3 to 4 hours drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay
  • Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay (A natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves - Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot.)
  • Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach (Take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: on cruise


Halong Bay – Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands
  • Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat
  • Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City
  • Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier (Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi to catch your departure flight home.)
  • Note: your flight must be after 17:30 PM
  • Meals: Brunch
  • Accommodation: N/A


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Price is quoted per person based on double/ twin room


Accommodation 2 Persons 4 Persons 6 Persons 8 Persons Up Single Supp*
3 Star Hotel 530 € 420 € 385 € 365 € 138 €
4 Star Hotel 608 € 499 € 465 € 437 € 210 €
5 Star Hotel 844 € 739 € 691 € 660 € 365 €
  • Above rates are NETT without commission.
  • Not applied for peak season: Christmas & New Year
  • Vietnamese New Year between 26 Jan - 04 Feb and Public Festivals
Package inclusions:
  • Sharing in 4 soft berths cabin on night train Laocai – Hanoi
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Package exclusion:
  • International flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fees


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