Spend time exploring the best of capital Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, before heading to Halong Bay to spend time on a cruise of the UNESCO World Heritage listed waters with their sprinkling of limestone islands and villages.
Day 1 Hanoi
Transfer to the hotel and stay two nights.Day 2 Hanoi
Morning visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his wooden cottage and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to the Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison (formerly known as the ‘Hanoi Hilton’) and the Museum of Ethnology. This evening, visit Hoan Kiem Lake to watch the skilled puppet masters entertain the crowds at the Water Puppet Theatre.
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch
Travel to Halong Bay. Board your cruise and relax and unwind as you sail the emerald green waters of the bay. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay then enjoy swimming or sunbaking on a quiet beach. Later in the day, visit a fishing village and meet the fishermen who have lived in the bay for generations. Watch the sun set over the bay and relax onboard for the evening.
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Transfer to a smaller boat and cruise the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming, discovering the water tunnels, kayaking or sunbaking before returning to your cruise vessel for the evening.
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | DinnerDay 5 Halong Bay/Hanoi
Join early morning Tai Chi on board and then take a short tour to the beautiful limestone grotto. Return to Hanoi and stay one night.
Meals : BreakfastDay 6 Depart Hanoi
Transfer to the airport.
Meals : Breakfast