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TOUR INFORMATION

Ha Long Bay Cruise for 2 days

Tripcode: HB-HL2D

Duration: 2 days/1 night.

Price: $ 149

  • Daily departure from Hanoi.
  • Private transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi.
  • Private Pick-up & drop-off services

Description: The Huong Hai Junk was designed as nice as an old yacht. It can be regarded as a floating hotel with international standard equipment including 15 rooms, dining room, kitchen, strolling space. Huong Hai Junk is unique in that visitors who seek home-like accommodations while afloat will enjoy stunning sheer backdrops, splendid caves fishing, swimming in breathtaking secluded Halong Bay.

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L/D)

 08h15         

Take a 3-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay by road through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields

12h15

Arrive in Ha Long city, board our traditional wooden junk boat, Huong Hai Junk, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Amazing cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery..  
 

Kayaking option: After visiting Amazing cave, you can go kayaking from Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay (or from Bo Nau cave, to Soi Sim beach to TiTov)

19h30
Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board.
21h00

Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. 
Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Junk.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)              

 7h00 
 For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served.
    

8h00

 Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy thequiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.                                                                                                       
11h45
 

Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to
take you back to your Hanoi.

                                                                                                               

 

Tour price: $149USD/pax (applicable for group – shared tour)

 

TRIP INCLUSTION:

+ Private Pick-up & drop-off services
+ All transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi by private car
+ Welcome drink
+ 2 main meals
+ 1 buffet brunch+ 1 light breakfast with biscuits and tea or coffee
+ Sight-seeing ticket, insurance
+ Accommodation on board in twin sharing cabin
+ Kayak, boat cruise.
+ English speaking local guide on board

TRIP EXCLUSTION:

+ Pre/post trip arrangement
+ Travel insurance
+ Drink other than the above
+ Other personal expenses.


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Half-day Hanoi City Tour

Tripcode: HBDT05

Duration:Half-day

Price: free

Description: The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and traditional pagodas and temples that date back hundreds of years ago.

 08h00 - 08h30         

Car and tour guide pick you up at the hotel.

Depart to Ho Chi Minh's complex, including the mausoleum of the nation's founder and leader. Here, large crowds gather to pay there respects to the man they simply call Uncle Ho as they silently file past his glass sarcophagus. The Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho's wooden stilt house can also be seen here. One of must-see places in the complex is One Pillar pagoda dating back 11th century. From far view its shape looks like a huge lotus flower. 

10h30

The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam's oldest university and dedicated to one of the world's most famous scholars, Confucius. Inside the temple grounds, huge steles rest on the backs of even larger stone turtles ( in Vietnam's culture, the turtle represents longevity).  
11h30
Drop off at your hotel. Tour finish.

 

TRIP INCLUSTION:

- Transfer car

- English tourguide

- Entrance fees, boat, electric car at Bai Dinh Pagoda

- Tourism Insurance

- Water and hat 

TRIP EXCLUSTION:

 - Personal expenses

 -  Tips & gratuities

 -  Travel Insurance

 -  Pre and post accommodation. 


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Sapa

Tripcode: HB-SP2

Duration: 2 days/ 3 nights

Price: $ 215

Description: Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa is the one place in the northwest where tourism is booming. The town is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days. Sapa overlooks a plunging valley of cascading rice terraces, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even if it’s cloudy, Sapa is still a fascinating destination, especially when local hill-tribe people fill the town with colour. Inherent in this prosperity is cultural change for the hill-tribe people. The H’mong people are very canny traders, urging you to buy handicrafts and trinkets. Many have had little formal education, yet all the youngsters have a good command of English, French and a handful of other languages.

Night train Hanoi - Lao Cai

You will be picked up at your hotel 1 hour before train departure for transfer to the train station. Overnight on the train

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

20h15: Picked ut at Hotel 1 hour before departure time to Hanoi Train Station (Tran Quy Cap Str. Side). Overnight on the train 

Day1:  Lao Cai – Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

05h05: At Lao Cai train station, there will be a minibus taking you to SaPa. Early afternoon, 

07h00: Arrive in Sa Pa at round 9.30am, have breakfast and then check in at hotel. Free time to walk around, discover SaPa. Have lunch at Local restaurant

In the afternoon, the guide will take you to visit Cat Cat village, the home of the Black H’mong people. 

16h00: Back to SaPato have dinner. 

In the evening, you are free to visit Sa Pa town and explore

 

TRIP INCLUSTION:

- Transfer car, English speaking guide.

- Round-trip train ticket Hanoi – Laocai

- Entrance fee, meals as mentioned

- Homestay/ hotel 3*, Insurance.

TRIP EXCLUSTION:

- Drinks, Airport taxes, Visa, Tips

1 person/ 2 ways (4A/C soft sleeper cabin)

Policy of children:

-  Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents

-  Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (5-9 years) sharing bed with parents. Over 10 years is adult’rate.

 


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Trang An Lanscape Complex

Tripcode: HB-BD1

Duration: 1days

Price: $ 45

Description: Situated on the east of Ninh Binh Province, with a total area of approximately 2,000 hectares, Trang An divided into five major functional areas: special conservation areas (Hoa Lu ancient capital), the center, the caves, the tourism services, the spiritual Bai Dinh Pagoda mountain. The whole area has 47 historical sites with many caves hidden in the limestone hills, valleys and underground river system interwoven to create a magical and dreaming picture. With hundreds of statues, Bai Dinh (Gia Vien, Ninh Binh) is regarded as one of the largest Buddhist temples and statues in Vietnam.

  06h00    
 Picked up at your hotel to Ninh Binh. Short break on the way for Breakfast    

 

08h30   

 Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the largest Pagoda in Vietnam with 500 Arhat Statues and the  biggest copper statue in Vietnam (10 meters height, 100 tons weight)


11h30  

 Have lunch at local restaurant. Enjoy specialties: mountain goat, Ngoc Duong’s Wine    and burnt rice.

13h00  

  Move to Trang An. Along the winding river, the banks of rice fields, discover Light Cave,   Dark cave, Three Drops Cave… on boat

16h30


  Come back to Hanoi

18h00

 Tour ends

 

TRIP INCLUSTION:

- Transfer car, English speaking guide
- 01 lunch, Entrance fees & boat.

TRIP EXCLUSTION:

- Tips, personal expense, drinks.

WHAT TO BRING: 
- Long sleeve clothes, Hat or umbrella.
- Sun cream, Sunglasses

 


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Bat Trang ceremic village and VanPhuc silk village

Tripcode: HBT-BT1

Duration: 1days

Price: $ 45

Description: Bat Trang, the seven-century old pottery village, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore. Located in an area rich in clay, the village has advantage of ingredients to create fine ceramics. Bat Trang ceramics are produced for daily household use (bow, cup, plates, pot, bottle…), worshipping, or decoration purposes. Nowadays, the pottery artists bring into ceramics many innovations in production techniques, and creativity in products’ features, hence many new products have been born, and even daily household items may have the beauty like decoration ones.

Morning

07h00

Picked up at your hotel to Bat Trang Ceramic Village

08h30

Visit acient Buddhist temples which built entirely in Bat Trang’s brick. Discover history of Bat Trang Village.

09h30

Visit ceramic Workshop, learnt how to create a creamic product. Free time to shopping in Local ceramic Market.

12h00

Lunch


 


Situated on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products. At the age of more than 1,200 years, Van Phuc is proud to be the most ancient silk village which provides the best silk in Vietnam.

Afternoon

13h30

Picked up at your hotel to Van Phuc Village

14h30

Visit Van Phuc Pagoda and Giai Oan Stream. Legend said that here is where King Tran Nhan Tong, after ceded the throne to his son – King Tran Anh Tong, refuge in the Buddha.

15h30

Visit traditional silk weaving workshop, witnessed the Ha Dong Silk making process.

16h30

Free Shopping. Many families in Van Phuc open their own shops on the main road of the village; create a “town of silk” that sell eye-catching and high quality silk products. Tourists may buy available nice souvenir and clothes in the shop, or select the most suitable materials to then get customized products

17h30

Come back to Hotel


 

TRIP INCLUSTION:

- Transfer car

- English tourguide

- Tourism Insurance

- Water and hat

TRIP EXCLUSTION:

Tips, personal expense, drinks.for Lunch, VAT..

 


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