Halong Bay Tour from Hanoi
Hanoi - Halong Bay
|Price/p Hotel||Twin Share||Single Traveller|
The perfect combination between a discovery of the capital of Vietnam and the a stunning cruise on the wonder of the world - Halong Bay creats an ideal trip to immerse into the endless charm of a beautiful Vietnam. This combination has become a popular trip for most of the tourists on their jounrey to discover northern Vietnam.
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Welcome you to the capital of Vietnam! Once arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour around the bustling streets of Hanoi. There will be various opportunities to admire the magnificent architectural works. Strolling around the famous 36 streets of the Old Quarter, you will be surprised by the hustle of the narrow streets filled with various food stalls and other products. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning, start your exploration of the city with some of the most well known attractions starting with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - where the body of the great President Ho Chi Minh was restored. Continue onto the traditional stilt house and the unique structure of One Pillar Pagoda. Leaving the complex, make your way to the Temple of Literature - known as the first university of Vietnam. It has become a popular place for Vietnamese students to show their respect and take some commemorative photographs when graduating.
Your afternoon excursion will be continued with a visit to the Ethnology Museum where you can explore the great diversity of ethnic groups. Afterwards, enjoy your time with a traditional water puppet show as the day comes to an end.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Note: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from 08 September to 08 November for annual maintenance. In this case, an alternative opt of visiting outside will be arranged.
After breakfast, leave the hustle and bustle of the capital city behind and depart for a journey to Halong Bay - the natural heritage site of the world famous for its thousands of islands scattered around the Gulf of Tonkin.
You will embark a boutique junk for an overnight cruise on this magnificent bay. You are also offered a great chance to savour fresh seafood admist the picturesque seascapes of the bay. It is for sure that you'll get a unique journey you have never experienced before.
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
Take the chance to wake up early this morning to immerse in the breathtaking views of the bay at its best while the sun casts its long shadow on the emerald water of the bay. After a tea break on board, enjoy your time on board as the boat cruises through a number of small islets and amazing limestone karsts over the bay. Let your camera ready to capture this stunning moment. Have lunch on boat.
If time permits, you will visit Phu Lang Pottery village for a closer look at the beautiful ceramics. Afterwards, transfer back to Hanoi.
Meals on your own. End of tour.
List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.
|Budget||3 - Star||4 - Star||5 - Star|
|Hanoi||L'Heritage||Quoc Hoa||May De Ville Old Quarter||Apricot|
|Halong Bay||V'Spirit Cruise||V'Spirit Cruise||Glory Cruise||Pelican Cruise|
Halong Bay is a must see landscape for all travelers to Vietnam. Depending on your budget and interests, you can choose 1 night or 2 nights cruises. And now adays, there are many other choices for you when you have a plan to explore Halong Bay.
This itinerary is suitable for travelers who have limited time in Northern Vietnam. We recommend you to visit Hanoi and Halong Bay within 4 days. On the last day, you can back to Hanoi for an overnight or have other options such as an overnight train to next destinaitons (Hue/ Danang/ Nha Trang) or a transfer directly to Hanoi Airport and take a short flight to other destinations (Hue/ Danang/ Nha Trang/ Dalat/ Ho Chi Minh/ Can Tho/ Phu Quoc) or other countries (Cambodia/ Laos/ Myanmar).
There are many interesting activities in Hanoi such as a cooking class, a walking street food tour or a day trip to visit handicraft village, etc. If you are not satisfied with what we offer on day 2, you can discuss with our travel consultant and then we can amend the itinerary until it becomes suitable with your interests.
There are 02 types of Halong Bay boat. One is wooden boat and other is steel boat. The wooden boat is old/ traditional style, boutique while the steel boat is new/ mordern and big boat. We have a long list for Halong Bay Cruise and we deeply understand which cruise is perfect for you. If you have any special requirement for the Halong Bay Cruise, do not hesitate to share your ideas with us and then we can suggest you the best option.
You can take this tour all year around. You may concern about the typhoon on Halong Bay but be aware that, it is not often. One year we have 365 days but during 9 years working in tourism industry, the maximum days we need to cancel Halong Bay trip was only 5 trips per year. Moreover, we have several ideas to do during this unlucky day such as relaxing on Halong land with a hotel with pool or back to Hanoi and explore other sites such as Mai Chau, Ninh Binh or Duong Lam. We have so many things to recommend you hence do not worry any thing about your trip.
Best time to visit Halong? It should be March, April, September, October when the weather is not too hot or too cool and you can see the best of Hanoi and Halong Bay.
How's about Jan, Feb? It is still very nice, just a little bit cool and not really ideal for swimming but perfect for relaxing.
May and June are quite hot but great for swimming and kayaking.
July and August may have some hard rainy days - beleive us just some (very few) and you don't need to be worry about it, just go and explore the natural wonder of the world.
You may want to include this tour with a Sapa Trip.
Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.
For children, please note:
+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)
+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults
+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults
+ Children from 12 years old: as adult
Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:
° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)
° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking
- 4 day tour in Hanoi and Halong Bay
- 3 nights' accommodation: 2 nights at Hanoi hotel and 1 night on boat
- Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 6 meals included.
- Shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
- All airport transfers
- English speaking guides
- Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
- VIETNAM VISA LETTER
- Service charges and government VAT tax
- International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
- Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance