HANOI STOPOVER – 5 days/ 4 nights

OVERVIEW

Tour Code Uncl-SPT-15
Group size Minimum 2 adults
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Route Hanoi – Halong Bay - Hanoi

TOUR MAP

Hanoi Stopover Tour Map

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

DAY 1 ARRIVE in HANOI (-/-/-)
DAY 2 HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD (B/L/D)
DAY 3 HANOI - HALONGBAY - HANOI (B/L/-)
DAY 4 HANOI AT LEISURE (B/-/-)
DAY 5 HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

DAY 1: ARRIVE in HANOI (-/-/-)


Welcome to Vietnam!
The tour guide of SPARTON TRAVEL will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi to check-in hotel. Let’s have an overall view of the capital by a “Green car” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake), and at Quan Thanh Taoist Temple. Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Lunch and dinner at your own account. Overnight in Hanoi.
Please note!
- Depending on your arrival time, the program will be adjusted accordingly
- Hotel check-in time is around 14.00


DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD (B/L/D)



Beauty of Vietnam

If you wish to see how the Hanoi people rise and shine in the morning, wake up early and run to a lake close by your hotel, you can join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals, passionately attentive in their morning exercises of Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance and so on. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006, and check-in our overnight boat. Enjoy a trip on Halong with stops to visit caves or to swim and enjoy the sunset on the sea. Dinner with fresh seafood! Overnight onboard.


Please note!
- Group from 2-5 pax transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by shuttle bus
- Group from 6 pax onwards transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by private van/bus


HANOI – HALONG

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/-)


Have some tai-chi quan exercises with the crew before breakfast and cruise back to the Wharf, where our van is waiting for our return to Hanoi. Check-in hotel in Hanoi and at your leisure in the rest of the day. Lunch on board and dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi.



DAY 4: HANOI AT LEISURE (B/-/-)


At your leisure the whole day for your own discovery of Hanoi. (No services provided)


DAY 5: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)



At your leisure until your driver comes to meet and transfer you to the airport to take the departure flight. End of service.


Please note! - Hotel check-out time is around 12.00
- Transfer from your hotel to Noi Bai international airport without guide

Have a fantastic trip!!!


HOTEL LIST (or similar)


City 3 Star Hotel
Hanoi Galaxy
Deluxe room
www.tctgroup.com.vn
Halong Bay Michelia Saigon
Deluxe room
www.alovacruises.com

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • - Complimentary Vietnam Visa arrangement services
  • - English-speaking tour guide.
    • - Group from 2-3 pax:
      • - Shared English speaking tour guide on board
      • - Private English speaking tour guide in the rest of the trip
    • - Group from 4 pax onwards:
      • - Private English speaking tour guide throughout the trip
  • - Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • - Daily breakfast at hotels
  • - Dinners and lunches indicated in Detailed Program
  • - Air-con transfer
    • - Group from 2-3 pax:
      • - Shuttle bus Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi
      • - Private car transfer in the rest of the trip
    • - Group from 4 pax onwards:
      • - Private bus transfer throughout the trip
  • - 01 Green car trip strolling around the Old Quarters
  • - Private cabin on shared overnight Junk in Halong
  • - Water during transfer
  • - Entrance fee and Show tickets

    • SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

      - International, domestic flights and airport departure tax.
      - Meals not mentioned in Detailed Program.
      - Vietnam Visa stamp fee
      - Vietnam Visa arrangement services (US$ 20/pax)
      - Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
      - Tipping for Guides, Drivers, Restaurants
      - Other expense not mentioned in the program


      OPTIONAL TOUR ON DAY 4:

      HANOI – NINH BINH – HANOI (Full day tour – 01 Lunch)


      Program

      HANOI – HALONG Morning drive overland to Ninh Binh, 100km south of Hanoi to visit wonderful scenery at one of the oldest capitals of Vietnam. We can take a rowing boat trip in Tam coc to visit "Halong-Bay-in-land" landscape with many grottoes on the Ngo Dong river, then go on to Hoa Lu to visit the temples dedicated ot King Dinh and King Le, who reigned Vietnam during the 10th centuries and climb up the mountain near King Dinh Temple to enjoy the panorama view of villages and ricefields of Hoa Lu. Back to Hanoi late afternoon and drop off at your hotel. Lunch en route. End of services.
      Services Included: Private car transfer, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee, Boat trip as per program, Water during transfer, 01 Lunch with local food as per program.
      Services not included: Accommodation in Hanoi, Food and Beverage, Personal expenses, Other services not mentioned above.


      HANOI – DUONG LAM – HANOI (Half day tour – No meal)

      Program
      HANOI – HALONG From Hanoi, head to Duong Lam Village which is 50km from the city, a very ancient village with miraculous Communal House “Mong Phu” which reserves a lot of precious wooden bas-relieves and traditional Vietnamese architecture. Since it is quite difficult to maintain such a traditional Communal House in all Northern Vietnam now, a lot of famous movies in Vietnam have presented the beauty of this house as typical style of the ancient Viet architecture. We can hang around here to intermingle with the villagers in their daily routine and visit some houses making local traditional products, visit special houses made of laterite, chatting with the locals in Duong Lam and go on to visit Mia Pagoda with the biggest collection of earth statues in Northern Vietnam nearby. Back to Hanoi.