Hanoi in Autumn is the most charming. The beautiful girl Hanoi boasts her grace and elegance during the time. Let’s enjoy the atmosphere of weather, visit handicraft family and taste a seasonal cake.
At 8.30am, our tour guide and driver will come and meet you at the lobby of hotel. After greeting, your tour guide will introduce briefly about the schedule today. Be ready for open air on a driving motorbike and start the trip.
First visiting is Temple of Literature, which dates back to 1070 and is dedicated to the cult of Confucius. Nowadays, this is the symbol of Vietnamese people’s love to studying. Next visiting is Ethnology Museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. With indoor and outdoor exhibitions, you will not only see the exhibits but also have chance to visit real houses of ethnic minority.
Drive back to Hanoi Old Quarter for Lunch with “street food” but served in a restaurant. We want to secure the food sanitation but give you taste of traditional Vietnam food.
This afternoon, take a rider passing Ba Dinh square and West Lake. We will finish the motor biking trip today at Mr. Hoa’s house which is a small house locating at a small ally on Hang Than street. He and his wife are only people who keep the traditional handicraft of make paper mask. During this time, they are busy with prepare for Autumn festival. Take time to chat with them and discover how Vietnamese children celebrate their event in the past and present. Then we start trekking to the Old Quarter.
The streets these days are colorful with items for children. Along Hang Ma Street, the most colorful street in the Old Quarter, you can see many type of game and things as lantern, mask, drum… They are both traditional and modern toys.
Keep walking in the Old Quarter. We will stop to buy Moon cake which we will enjoy later.
Visit a traditional house on Ma May street, where your tour guide will introduce about local life and history of the Old Quarter.
Finish the trip today at Hang Bac communal house. Even on the street, it is busy and noisy, in the Communal house, you can feel the peace and quiet. Have tea and enjoy Moon cake you’ve just bought while chatting about any of your interest together. Hopefully that you love Hanoi after the trip.
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Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
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