An Impression of The North (5 days)

  • Tour Code: SN 02
  • Tour route: Ha Noi Ha Noi Cat Ba Island Ha Long Bay Ha Noi

Halong and Catba always form a nice trip together. Relax on a comfortable boat, the breathtaking view of Halong Bay give you a passionate feeling until you reach Cat Ba, the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a primeval forest. The tour is specially made for people who love nature.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi

Hà Nội 3Welcome at Noi Bai International Airport of Hanoi capital. Transfer to hotel in the downtown. Visit Sword Lake and Ngoc son Temple considered the heart of the city. Welcome dinner with Vietnamese typical foods. Enjoy water puppet show – the Vietnamese famous traditional art in the evening. Night in Hanoi.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Hanoi – City tour (B/-/D)

 

Hà Nội 21_2The whole day we visit the peaceful capital decorated by tree lines along streets. Joint the stream of people to visit HoChiMinh Quarter includes Mausoleum (Closed on Monday and Friday of every week, and closed from 1.Oct to 05.Dec of every year), House-on-stilts where he lived and worked, Museum called by his name, One-pillar Pagoda. Visit Van Mieu (The Temple of Literature) – the first university of Vietnam. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and West Lake. View the Gothic style of Central Catholic Church and Hanoi Opera under shadow trees. The image of new and old buildings interposing with high shadow trees is a feature easiest to recognize in Hanoi and in many cities of Vietnam. Go round the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake on a cyclo like a Lord to view the most exciting part of Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 3 HANOI – HAIPHONG – CATBA ISLAND

Cat Ba 1_2Today we go toward a Heritage of the World at Halong Bay. Stop at Haiphong city to visit its famous Du Hang pagoda and Trang Kenh carpet enterprise. Get on a hydrofoil to visit Catba – the biggest islands in the south of Halong Bay. Check in hotel. Afternoon get on a motorbike to visit National Park with caves and grottoes. Rest of the day you relax at your hotel beach. Night in Cat Ba Island.

Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 4 CATBA – HALONG

Cat Ba 2_2The full day we get a sail boat trip to view and visit beautiful islands and caves in the immense Halong Bay – the most beautiful bay of Vietnam, named natural heritage of the world. Take photos of extraordinary shaped islets in the blue water. Get in touch with fishermen’s way of living and fishing. Lunch on the boat with fresh seafood. Relax at a small beach in an island far off the sea. Mid afternoon get on dry land and stroll along Bai Chay Beach. Night in Halong city.

Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 5 HALONG - BAC NINH - DEPARTURE

but-thap-pagodaIn the morning we drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy the landscape along the way with rice and corn fields interposing fertile orchards in the countryside. Break the trip in Bac Ninh province you will visit But Thap and Dau Pagodas. Free time to to view and take photos the typical architecture of ancient pagodas. And do not miss to explore the beauty of the Quan Am (Goddess of Mercy) statue with one thousand eyes and one thousand arms, made in 1656 and symbolizing the reverence of the both religion and beauty. You have a time to visit Dong Ho Village where artisans have been practicing the craft of woodblock painting since the 17th century. You will explore the art of Dong Ho paintings which rely on local materials such as traditional shell-coated “Gio” paper and natural pigments. Take a buffalo – cart along the peaceful village path to see local life activities. Back to Hanoi city in late afternoon. At leisure or go shopping. Transfer to airport for your departure flight. End of the tour.

Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Tour Price

Please contact us for the most recent price.

Inclusion & Exclusion

The above prices include:
– Hotel accommodations in twin or double sharing
– All ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
– Meals halfboard (breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner only) with Asian cuisines

– Junk cruise in Halong (S.I.C / join group)

– English, French or Chinese speaking guide
– Entrance fees
– Boat fees
– Visa approval fee in Vietnam.
– Mineral water and cool facial towels during visits.

The above prices exclude:
– All international airfares and airport tax to and from Vietnam
– Drinks and personal expenses.
– 3% commission charge if paying by credit cards.

 

* The prices are based on twin-sharing room, any person who wants to stay in single room must pay single room surcharge as indicated in the tariff (except for group 1 person, single room charge already included).

* In Vietnam now, it is difficult to book rooms at 4 star and 5 star hotel in the big cities in the peak-season period of tourism ( from October to February next year). So if we do not book rooms long time in advance- around 6 months in advance, hotels often request an extra charge from the normal price (contracted price) before confirm our room- booking.

Working Hours
Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT +7 – Hanoi time).

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