DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI, VIETNAM
Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and start our exploration the city including of: The Hochiminh President Complex(Hochiminh Mausoleum (outside only), the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda).
Visiting this site, you will understand more about the life of President Ho, a great leader, Hero of national liberation and a great man of world culture. Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
Next will be cycling trip for 1 hour in the old quarter before transfer back the hotel, free time for dinner. Overnight Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI-HALONG BAY CRUISES
At 8.00 in the morning, Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay Cruise Trip of 2Days 1night, Halong bay is some 165 km away from Hanoi Capital, we will drive through the second biggest rice delta of Vietnam, the Red River Delta, there are many opportunity for your stop and taking pictures of farming life or relax along the way.
Welcome on board of Bai Tho Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HALONG BAY- HANOI
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45.
Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 free time for shopping .
12h45 Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival (B/L)
DAY 4: PERFUME PAGODA 1DAY
At 8.30 AM, we pick you up at your Hotel. And depart for the perfume pagoda. The journey takes one and half hours, along the way see everyday Vietnamese village life.
On arrival at Yen Stream you will join our sampan trip for one and half hour for sightseeing beautiful landscapes of rice fields and the elephant mountains.along the way stop at the Taoist temple of Den Trinh (pagoda of representation).
Continue our journey further down the river and arrive at the foot of Huong Tich mountain (mountain of the fragrant traces), from where the sampan drops you. A stone flagged path takes you to Thien Tru (pagoda leading to the heaven), built in 17th century and dedicated to the goddess Quan Am.
Next will be a longer trekking to Huong Tich pagoda, the pagoda Huong Tich is one of the most important to the Mahayana Buddhists of Vietnam and was built in a big cave, when you reach to the top of this mountain, you will be rewarded with the fine view.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Next is returned by sampan trip on the same way back up to our waiting vehicle. At very late afternoon will be arrival Hanoi. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 5: DEPARTURE HANOI, VIETNAM
Free at leisure until our driver will come to pick up you to transfer back the airport for flight onwards. Tour ends at airport (B)