Short Breaks | 3 nights
On your return to Halong City enjoy breakfast (brunch on some boats) as your boat weaves its way back to the dock. Upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi where you’ll arrive around lunchtime. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel and free time until your transfer to the airport for your onward departure.
Places: Hanoi, Halong Bay
Activities: City tour of Hanoi; cyclo trip through Old Quarter; overnight cruise on the Halong Bay on a Vietnamese junk
With our three nights Halong and Hanoi Discovery Tour, experience the variety of Northern Vietnam with a visit to the culturally rich capital of Hanoi and a boat ride along Halong Bay with great views of scenic cliffs and calm seas. This Vietnam tour is a great way to introduce you to the beauty and charm of this interesting country.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
Depart for a half day tour of Hanoi (depending on your flight arrival time). Following the major sights, take a tour by cyclo, a chauffeur-pedaled tricycle, through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore, especially by cyclo, with plenty of photo opportunities all around you. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
The perfect way to see the UNESCO World Heritage area of Halong Bay is to spend a night aboard a charming boat. The mystical scenery of Halong Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes and surrounded by colourful floating villages is a truly a breathtaking destination.
Arrive from Hanoi late morning and welcome at the pier of your chosen boat. Check-in procedures and transfer to your boat for the overnight journey into the Bay. Lunch is served on board as you cruise into Halong Bay. Cruise by rock formations with such names as Sail, Dog and Dinh Huong (incense pot). Towards the end of the day set anchor for the night as the sun sets followed by dinner. Overnight aboard on Halong Bay.
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