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Aqua061: HANOI – FOOD TOUR - HA LONG BAY– HOA LU & TAM COC TRIP (5D4N) – only $230/person

Aqua061: HANOI – FOOD TOUR - HA LONG BAY– HOA LU & TAM COC TRIP (5D4N) – only $230/person

This tour provide offers you a great chance to see the most beautiful places in the North: Hanoi Old Town, Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Hoa Lu ancient capital as well as the spectacular Tam Coc. You also have great moments with foodie walking tour when tasting Hanoi street foods. 
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – FOODIE WALKING TOUR (STREET FOODS)

Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our driver right at your arrival gate and follow him to go straight to our hotel. Check in and relax.

Afternoon at 17:30, our tour guide will come to pick you up to start foodie walking tour (duration is 3.5hours around Hanoi Old Quarter)
 
“This kind of tour promisingly brings traveler into insights the real lifestyle of local people who are part of Vietnamese populations. Only when take part in daily pace of the locals, you will understand almost their traditional way of life.
 
Hanoi is voted as the city of peace, so very safe to walk on any corners of town and there, a lot of rotating menu for choices around 36 old streets, such as: Pho Bo (rice noodle with beef), Pho Ga (rice noodle with chicken), Bun Oc (rice noodle with snails), Banh Cuon (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork), Banh Goi (Mushroom pillow cake), Bun Cha (rice noodles with grilled pork), My Tron (mixed vermicelli), Nem Cuon (Spring roll), Nom Hoa Chuoi (Banana Flower salad), Banh Xeo (Fried Pancake), Cafe Trung (Egg coffee), Che (Sweet gruel soup). A cup of Bia Hoi (Hanoi beer) or Tra Da (iced tea) is the way tourist should not be missed out when exploring Hanoi.
 
Stay overnight at Aquarius Grand Hotel

DAY 2: HANOI BAI TU LONG BAY - CONG DO - CAP LA ISLAND - TRA SAN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER)

Funny but correct saying “come to Vietnam without visiting Halong bay mean not yet have been to Vietnam” let’s enjoy us to experience yourself on Halong Swan Cruises . Thousand of cliff Stone Island rising from the crystal waters, long sandy beaches, amazing grottoes, and lagoons alternate with authentic fishing culture will fascinating the visitor - Our swan cruise 2 days 1 night holiday will be the best choice for your exploration the dragon bay in a limited schedule time.

07.45 – 8:30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay. 
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karts and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. 
Overnight onboard with Swan Cruise – Deluxe 3.5 star cruise.
 
DAY 3: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR – HANOI (BREAKFAST & LUNCH)

06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food 
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
 09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.   
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier). 
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
17.00: End of service.
Stay overnight at Aquarius Grand Hotel

Highlight in this Cruise
Visit the most beautiful sightseeing places on UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay including the Cave of Thien Canh Son, Lan Ha Bay, and Vung Vieng floating fishing, Trong (Drum) Cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Con Coc (Toad Islet), Three Peaches beach and Dark & Light Cave.
 
  • Enjoy world standard hospitable services and learm more about Vietnam on board a bar/lounge, culture  talk and learn basic Vietnamese language for your next travel destinations
  • Swim in the emerald water in the ambiance area or kayak through the karst moutains.
  • Having sunbath on the top sundeck with the panoramic view
  • Join sunset party and cooking demonstration directly handle by our chef
  • Participate Tai Chi lesson on the Sundeck in the morning
  • Great vietnamese foods
  • Kayaking
  • Foat fishing village of Vung Vieng.
 
DAY 4: HANOI – HOA LU ANCIENT CAPTIAL AND TAM COC (BREAKFAST & LUNCH)

Ninh Binh bike tour takes you to the richest local village in the north of Vietnam. You will see a lot of farmers working hard in the vivid field. And then taking a boat trip brings you to the riverside with great mulberry fields like nowhere else in Vietnam. Ninh Binh is home of Buddhism, some of the oldest and the most famous pagodas is Bich Dong (interesting Pagoda was built into the caves).
Hoa Lu is the legendary ancient capital of Viet Nam. The old capital was built more than 10 centuries ago under the reign of Dinh Dynasty and Le Dynasty. It was its capital for just 41 years (968-1009). The capital then was moved to Thang Long under the Ly Dynasty (1010). With the size of 3000ha, Hoa Lu is protected by a natural wall with surrounding Trang An limestone mountains and Hoang Long river. The combination between mountains and rivers make Hoa Lu surroundings very picturesque. Hoa Lu is famous for the number of palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions that were built by different dynasties. Bao Thien Tue Palace that was plated with gold and silver is very popular with its architecture. There were also two famous temples that were built in the 11th century to dedicate King Dinh Tien Hoang and his successor Le Dai Hanh. 
Tam Coc is known to travelers as Viet Nam`s Ha Long Bay without water. Ha Long Bay on the rice paddies (a striking resemblance to Guilin and Yangshuo in China). Tam Cochas huge rock formation jutting out of rice fields. Tam Coc means "three caves".

Bich Dong is the most second beautiful pagoda of Viet Nam, after Perfume Pagoda. It is a couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc. The Lower Pagoda is located at the foot of the outcrop, from which it’s a climb of about 100 steps to the Middle Pagoda, then a shorter but still steep ascent to the upper Pagoda. Inside each cave temple, looming statues and the smoke of burning incense create an otherworldly atmosphere. Outside the reverse couldn’t be more true: there are some incredible views of the countryside.
 

07:30 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then depart for Ninh Binh province (90 km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
 
10:30 Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Viet Nam, settled up in the 10th century.
 
11:00 Visit temples of two dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time.
 
11:30 Visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. You experience the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th century. Go back to the bus and drive toTam Coc.

CYCLING RIDE (optional): Those who love to explore real countryside images of Vietnam can proceed a 40 minute cycling ride along country lane (from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda, estimated time 40 minutes for 5km cycling 2 ways), experiencing the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling ride at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch in restaurant.
 
14:00 Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves"Hang Ca - First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba - Third cave" is a great way to get a strange feeling. Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi.
 
18:00 Arrive in Hanoi.

Stay overnight at Aquarius Grand Hotel
 
DAY 5: HANOI – DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)

Have breakfast and free to discover Hanoi until you leave. Our driver will bring you back to the airport for your departure flight. Your trip ends!

PRICE: ONLY USD230/PERSON

Tour included:
  • Airport transfers (round ways)
  • Accommodation: 3 nights at Aquarius Grand Hotel & 1 night on the cruise on Double/Twin/Triple sharing
  • Foodie walking tour with local street foods
  • Local speaking English tour guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Deluxe boutique cruise through Halong bay
  • All meal on board (3 lunches, 1 dinners, 4 breakfast)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • 1 Sunset party
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief on the cruise
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin on the cruise
  • Service charge, Insurance on board
  • Round trip shuttle bus from Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
 
Tour excluded:
  • Airfares
  • Drinks
  • Tips and others not mentioned above.
 
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