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5 Days Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong

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Duration: 5 days

Destination: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay

US$ 255 US$ 250 per person

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If you have a short stop in North Vietnam, visit its most attractive nature world-heritage - Halong Bay, then stroll around to enjoy the rural landscape and ancient relics of Ninh Binh. This itinerary is perfect for things to do in Hanoi for 5 days.

trip highlight

  • Tour round the Hanoi Old quarter, riding the cyclo on Hanoi Old Quarter’s 36 streets
  • Boat ride and admire tranquil rural landscapes in Ninh Binh
  • Cruising around the World Heritage Ha Long Bay to see thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons

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Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Meal provided: No meal

Welcome to Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, obtain your visa and clear Immigration and Customs.

After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside our driver. He/she will be holding a signboard with your names on it. (only driver, no guide)
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B)

Meal provided: Breakfast

Start a new day by visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place of pilgrimage. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of all ages, from all over the nation, who has come to pay their respects. Within the complex you can visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (Outside visiting as it’s closed for annual maintenance), Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, Ho Chi Minh Museum

Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.

After that, continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – The Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Have lunch at a local restaurant (on your own account)

In the afternoon, you are transferred to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Almost no foreign tourists to Hanoi refuse to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where they can look into a vivid picture of the miniaturized Vietnamese ethnic community’s life. Take a cyclo in Hanoi Old Quarter – 36 streets and guilds to discover the ancient feature of Hanoi and daily life. Stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake (aka Hoan Kiem Lake). From the shore, walking on the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge leads to the island.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B)

Meal provided: Breakfast

Travel to Ninh Binh province. On arrival, visit Hoa Lu temple– The ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. Enjoying the 11th & 17th-century architecture style, old sculpture – carving on wood & stone depicting the daily lives, dreams and wishes for peace, good life, etc.

From Hoa Lu Temple, start your fun bicycle ride to Tam Coc. You cycle on paved roads, through rice fields and local agricultural villages. Most of the bicycle ride is on a peaceful inter-communal route where the traffic is not too busy. Then, enjoy hours of excursion by small boat along the Ngo Dong River, beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through Tam Coc – the three natural grottos (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.

Back to Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 4: Hanoi - Halong day cruise (B/L)

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

08h15-08h30: Picking up from hotel in Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House depart for Tuan Chau harbor by  modernist  highway in Vietnam, stop over for a rest on the way

11h30-12h00: Arriving Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome onboard and safety briefing
Boat cruising passages in uninhabited islets and outcrops have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoying Vietnamese mouth-watering lunches on boat.

13h30: Arriving Hang Luon area  where you can go kayaking or bamboo boat to explore the bay by your own paddle

14h00: Visit Sung Sot (Surprising) Cave – one of the biggest, most beautiful grottoes in Halong Bay and a highlight on most Halong Bay itineraries.

15h00: Keep moving to Titop Island, it’s time for you to relax on the beach or climb up the TOP for Panoramic View of  Halong Bay.

16h30: You will be back to the cruise for afternoon Vietnamese tea cake during cruising back toward Tuan Chau harbor

17h30 -18h00: Disembark, get on the bus back to Hanoi

21h00-21h30: Drop off at your hotel/stay, trip ends.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 5: Hanoi - Departure

Meal provided: Breakfast
Free time until your drop-off time at Hanoi airport for your flight back home. (only driver, no guide)
End of tour.

 

 

 

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a travelling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin room.  

** If you travel in group of 2, 3 and so on. Please feel free to contact us for specific offer.

** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share Button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

04 nights at hotels with breakfast in a private double/twin sharing room
• Meals mentioned in the itinerary
• Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
• Boat trip in Ninh Binh
• Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver
• Private English-speaking guide with a legal license
• Sharing bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi + Sharing day cruise in Halong
• 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day and souvenir + All taxes and service charge


What's Excluded:

Bank fees for both sides
• Single room supplement
• Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24/12 & 31/12 & Local Public Holiday (if required by the hotel)
• Visa letter of approval to Vietnam
• Vietnam stamping visa fee (25 USD/pax/single entry)
• Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
• Tipping for a guide, the driver
• Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program
• Travel Insurance
• International air ticket and airport tax
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc…
• Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item


Remarks

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night


3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines' policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines' policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

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 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

visa

We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 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 3: 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 ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month 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.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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