5-Day Tour of Hanoi Including Halong Bay Cruise and Water Puppet Show

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Noi Bai International Airport to Returns to original departure point

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Embark on this multi-day tour of Hanoi and make your vacation a remarkable one! Over the course of 5 days, take a cruise on Halong Bay, explore the Old Quarter, and visit ancient temples. Stay in the double and twin bed accommodations provided, enjoy daily breakfasts, and complimentary transfers to and from the Noi Bai International Airport.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (No meals) Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L) After breakfast, your guide and bus will meet you at the hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Enjoy a full-day city tour exploring the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. You will also have the chance to visit Hanoi's main cultural attractions including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy people-watching at one of the numerous stylish cafés or shop for modern art in the city's myriad galleries. Finish the tour with a performance of the traditional water puppets. Tour ends in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L) Leave your hotel between 8-8:30am for an enjoyable 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Upon your arrival, you will board the boat for a 4-hour cruise through the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit some of the beautiful limestone caves. During the cruise, the boat staff will serve a sumptuous seafood lunch on board. Sail back to the harbor and drive back to your hotel in Hanoi for night.Overnight in Hanoi Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L) After breakfast, board the bus and head south for a 2-hour drive along Highway 1. Stop for a short visit at the Dinh and Le sanctuaries, then move on to Tam Coc. After lunch, enjoy a 2-hour boat trip along the Boi River visiting caves and ancient temples on the way. This is followed by a 5 km cycle ride on quiet roads passing villages, rice fields, and rocky outcrops in the Tam Coc-Bich Dong area before driving back to Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi Day 5: Hanoi – At leisure – Departure (B) There are no activities planned for your final day so you are free to enjoy your free time as you wish until check-out time. After checking out, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

What’s included

  • 4-nights accommodation at 3 stars hotel
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Bottled water
  • Boat trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Beverages

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (No meals) Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L) After breakfast, your guide and bus will meet you at the hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Enjoy a full-day city tour exploring the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. You will also have the chance to visit Hanoi's main cultural attractions including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy people-watching at one of the numerous stylish cafés or shop for modern art in the city's myriad galleries. Finish the tour with a performance of the traditional water puppets. Tour ends in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L) Leave your hotel between 8-8:30am for an enjoyable 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Upon your arrival, you will board the boat for a 4-hour cruise through the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit some of the beautiful limestone caves. During the cruise, the boat staff will serve a sumptuous seafood lunch on board. Sail back to the harbor and drive back to your hotel in Hanoi for night. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L) After breakfast, board the bus and head south for a 2-hour drive along Highway 1. Stop for a short visit at the Dinh and Le sanctuaries, then move on to Tam Coc. After lunch, enjoy a 2-hour boat trip along the Boi River visiting caves and ancient temples on the way. This is followed by a 5 km cycle ride on quiet roads passing villages, rice fields, and rocky outcrops in the Tam Coc-Bich Dong area before driving back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – At leisure – Departure (B) There are no activities planned for your final day so you are free to enjoy your free time as you wish until check-out time. After checking out, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
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