DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL + walking tour (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. Its name “Hoan Kiem” 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. Go shopping at a Café shop or walk at leisure in the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets before enjoying welcome dinner at a well-known local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI – CITY TOUR – HA LONG BAY(B/L/D)
Join a half day city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the nation’s founder’s body is preserved (closed on Monday, Friday and through October - November),One Pillar pagoda built in the 11th Century and continue to the Temple of Literature. Having lunch before transfering to Ha Long Bay. Overnight at Halong hotel.
DAY 3: HA LONG 4 HOURS CRUISE – HANOI(B/L/D)
Have breakfast at hotel between 6-7 AM and then 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 world’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 Hanoi.
Upon arrival, check in your hotel in Hanoi for relaxing before enjoying tasty foods at one of beloved restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – DEPARTURE (B)
Have breakfast at hotel, explore a rest corner of Hanoi Old Quarter to buy souvenir for relations or just relax at hotel until check out time, enjoy lunch and transfering to airport for your departure flight.