|DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL||(D)|
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. The driving time is approximately 40 munites.
Late afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple located on an islet in the lake. Hoan Kiem Lake is the sample of Hanoi and home to a rare endangered giant turtle species.
Its name â€œHoan Kiemâ€ comes from a legend of a sacred sword being lent to an ancient Vietnamese King by a holy turtle from the lake and later returned to the turtle. Next, discover special Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry as well as Vietnamese folklore through a compelling puppet show at Thang Long Theatre. Shop at a CafÃ© shop or walk at leisure in the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets before enjoying welcome dinner at a well-known local restaurant.
Accommodation: In Hanoi | Meals: Dinner
|DAY 2: HANOI â€“ CITY TOUR â€“ HA LONG BAY||(B/L/D)|
Morning, half day city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nationâ€™s founder. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the nationâ€™s founderâ€™s body is preserved (closed on Monday, Friday and through October – November), the colonial Presidential Palace, originally the French Governor Office and a fine example of French architecture in Hanoi, and the rural style Ho Chi Minhâ€™s house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoiâ€™s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Continue to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars. Lunch at a well-known local restaurant.
Afternoon, transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km. The transfer is approximately 3 hours. Moving through the countryside on the way will bring you a clear perspective of a countryâ€™s whose 80% of population live on farming. Have a quick rest stop en route before reaching Ha Long City. Check in hotel then spend time at leisure. Dinner at a well-known local restaurant.
Evening: youâ€™re free at leisure to discover Ha Long town, visit night market, Casino or enjoy Foot Massage (under your account).
Accommodation: In Ha Long | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
|DAY 3: HA LONG 4 HOURS CRUISE – HANOI – DANANG||(B/L/D)|
Morning, breakfast at hotel between 6-7 AM, transfer to the dock for boarding a cruise boat to explore the legendary Ha Long Bay. Ha Long means Descending Dragon in Vietnamese as legend has it that a holly dragon landed down here from sky. The bay, famous as one of the worldâ€™s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The boat will stop at Dau Go Island for you to visit Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace) and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stakes). Dau Go Cave in 13th Century was a depot to store pointed wooden stakes, which later were used by Vietnamese great military commander Tran Hung Dao to trap and puncture Mongolian naval boats in famous battles of Bach Dang. Continue cruising while fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Return to the dock, disembark and travel back to the airport for flight to Danang
Arrive Danang, our guide will pick up you at the airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at a well-known local restaurant. Free at leisure
Accommodation: In Danang | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
|DAY 4: DANANG â€“ BA NA HILLÂ||(B/L/D)|
Morning, departure to Ba Na Hills, pass the sea-shore on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, one of the most beautiful roads of Danang City and Red Beach, where the French first landed in Da Nang.
Arrive at the Cable car station at the foot of Ba Na Mountain. Enjoy the first leg Cable car, which achieves two Guinness World records in 2009, longest non-stop cable car (5,042m) and highest non-stop cable car (1,292m). Sitting in the cabin, in mid air, looking upon the endless tree line of the forests, bring you with spectacular views of the lush jungle and fairly waterfalls along the way. Experience pristine ecological systems of the Ba Na Mountains will leave you the sense of unforeseeable discovery.
Visit the Le Jardin, old wineries, remains of French Villas and Ling Ung Pagoda with 27m high Buddha status. We then leave the Le Jardin for the second cable car station to visit the top of mountain and see the remain of old villas. Conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain at the height of 1,487m. View the whole Danang city under the cluster of white clouds. Leave Peak of Chua Mountain, visit the trail of Dreaming Stream, Rainbow Waterfall, Suspension Bridge, Golden Valley, and ruined Opera House. Lunch at local restaurant (Buffet style). Play with wild monkeys and take photos, freely then we return to Cable car station at foot of Ba Na Mountain then transfer back to Da Nang City. Dinner at a well-known local restaurant.
Accommodation: Danang | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
|DAY 5: DANANG Â – DEPARTUREÂ||(B)|
Pick up at your nice hotel in Danang or Hoian, transfer to visit Danang city – the fourth largest city in Vietnam, the gateway to the central provinces and a sea port with nice beaches and resort.Â We visit the Cham Museum, the China Beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe.
After lunch, transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi and connect to departure flight
Accommodation: No | Meals: Breakfast
Surcharge for domestic ticket from Hanoi to Da Nang US$115/pax/way by Vietnam Airlines (Subject to be changed)
*Â Surcharge for LanguageÂ Speaking Guide US$15/day
**Above rates are not applied during peak season from 20 Dec 2018/19 to 31 Dec 2018/19
Peak season surcharge and compulsory dinner advised at booking stage
WHAT IS INCLUDED:Â Accommodation in a twin or double room with daily breakfast, meals as specified in the itinerary, Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers, Experienced English speaking guide during all tours and transfers, Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival as complementary (for foreigners who need visa), Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary, Mineral water is available as complementary
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:Â International & Domestic flight tickets, Meals if not specified in the itinerary, Gratuities for guides and drivers, Visa stamping fee at the airport, Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance), Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc. All other services not specified in the itinerary
TOUR POLICY & NOTES :
Group above 15 pax: USD 2/ pax/ day
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