Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
You will be picked up at NoiBai Airport upon on your arrival and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. You are then free for refreshment.
Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Images (B, L)
Be picked up at your hotel at 8h00 then drive to following sites:
Tran Quoc Pagoda (means “Stabilizing the Nation”), the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De.
|Pm:|| Have lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Our walking journey starts from a historic temple of the ancient Thang Long Kingdom (Den Bach Ma), it would be a bit noisy and hectic, but the walking route will show you all best thing the Old Quarter has to offer. You will explore a maze of hustle and bustle streets with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. |
Finally, treat yourself a coffee at traditional house in 11 Hang Gai Street for a panoramic view of the famous HoanKiem Lake before walking back to your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L, D)
Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 (we may do several pick-ups) for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is creeping out.
A short tender ride from your boat in the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, followed by another island visit (Titop Island) and swimming on its sandy beach. As the sun sets over the anchorage area, it is your own time to lean back on our well designed deck with your favorite drink. Dinner will be served with typically local seafood.
Overnight on boat in Halong Bay
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)
Morning breath taking in the serene Heritage Site then breakfast before leaving Halong Phoenix Cruiser for an active day on another site of the bay. A local support boat will take us to a sleepy water area of Cat Ba National Park, where you grab the paddle and make your own strokes to discover parts of Lan Ha Bay. It is your time to go exploring labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea, paddle through floating houses and deserted lagoons and wild sandy beaches from our sleek ocean kayaks.
Lunch (BBQ lunch on beach is at tidal permission) on boat, relax and swim from your own private beach. More kayaking to other parts of the bay, by now you are pro kayakers, seeing other amazing limestone karts formations from the water up close and personal, in ways many people can only imagine!
Day 5: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong – Hanoi (B, L)
After your breakfast, options arise to:- Relax and do some reading at the lodge
- Rent a motorbike (at your expense) from the lodge and drive to see the town
- Stick to our original itinerary: be guided to hike Cat Ba National Park (2 hours hiking) after a short bus ride from the lodge. Physical reward and magnificent view!
We take a hydrofoil boat ride from CaiVieng Pier to Hai Phong City, and then 2 more hours drive back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel around 17h00.
Day 6: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu - Cuc Phuong Park (L, D)
We pick you up at your hotel for 2.5 hours drive south of Hanoi to Tam Coc, where we stop at a local restaurant and start cycling around. You would be guided through villages, lush rice fields and rocky outcrops (rice harvesting time: May and Sep) until lunch at the local restaurant with scenic view over the river.
We take a sampan ride along a river, just relax and enjoy the sensation of being gently paddled by hand in a little boat. Lose yourself in this unique experience, along a stretch of blue-green river, and marvel at dancing water refractions under the coolness of passing Tam Coc (three caves).
Day 7: Cuc Phuong Park - Hanoi (B, L)
Awake gently and savour the early morning sounds of the surrounding forest and the singing of gibbons in nearby Rescue Center. Have breakfast then drive to the Cave of Prehistoric man, where human skeletons and stone tools there dated back to 7.500 years old. Keep driving into the forest (20km) then start hiking up loop trail (7km) to see the 1000 years old tree, discover the secrets of nature.
After lunch, we visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre – one of the highlights of Cuc Phuong Park, where we will observe a home to more than 140 primates in 15 species, including six species which are kept only at the EPRC and in no other facility in the world. Afterwards, leave the park for Hanoi.
Price per person in USD
3 to 6 persons
01 Oct-30 Apr
01 May-30 Sep
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