Discovering Northern Vietnam Cultural 5 Days 4 Nights

Overview

Experience the wonders of Northern Vietnam on a 5-day & 4-night journey. Discover the cultural and historical richness of Hanoi, a thousand-year-old capital. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay, a renowned natural wonder, and engage in exciting activities like kayaking, swimming, and cave exploration. Explore Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh and enjoy a boat tour of Thung Nham. Embark on this exceptional Northern Vietnam package for an unforgettable holiday.

  • Experience the lively metropolis of Hanoi, abundant in historical and cultural treasures.
  • Embark on an unforgettable voyage through the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay.
  • Unearth the serenity of rural existence in Ninh Binh - Tam Coc.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – First Visit (No Meals) April 26, 2024

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – First Visit (No Meals)

When you arrive, welcome at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel (30 km – 45 minutes)

In the evening, watch a water puppet show, an ancient Vietnamese art in which puppets stand in water and are manipulated using long poles hidden beneath the water.

Discover Hoan Kiem Lake, which means "Lake of the Returned Sword," where emperor Lê Loi was boating on the lake when his magic sword, Heaven's Will, was grabbed by a wolf.

The Ngoc Son Temple is being built on the Jade Islet and is dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero, Tran Hung Dao.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) April 27, 2024

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Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be taken to Halong Bay.

Arrive at 12:30 and take a boat for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay.

Enjoy the food on board and spend the day at one of the natural wonders of Vietnam.

Visit islets and a cave in Halong, which is on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful grottoes in Ha Long Bay. The grotto's mouth can be reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.

If the weather is pleasant, you could enjoy a swim in the cool blue water of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Dinner and overnight on the junk.

Day 3: Halong - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch) April 28, 2024

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Day 3: Halong - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch)

Start your day at 7:30 am with a delightful breakfast served on the boat. As part of the experience, you have the opportunity to explore a charming small cave by hopping on a traditional rowing bamboo boat accompanied by local guides.

At 11:00 am, savor an early lunch prepared and served onboard the boat, allowing you to indulge in the flavors of the region while enjoying the scenic views.

By 12:00 pm, the cruise comes to an end, and you will be transferred to the captivating destination of Ninh Binh. Along the journey, make a memorable stop to savor the delectable green cake, a local specialty.

As you arrive in the afternoon, complete the check-in process at your hotel in the enchanting Tam Coc area, located just 12 kilometers away from the bustling Ninh Binh city.

It's dinner on your own.

Overnight in Tam Coc.

Day 4: Tam Coc - Thung Nham - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Hanoi (B, L) April 29, 2024

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Day 4: Tam Coc - Thung Nham - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, take a small sampan for a spectacular two-hour cruise through numerous waterways. You will be able to admire a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields before reaching Thung Nham, which is located 05 km from Tam Coc.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, the discovery of Bai Dinh Pagoda. The Bai Dinh Pagoda is not only the largest pagoda in Vietnam, but it is also considered to be the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. The pagoda leans back on the hill in the rear and overlooks the river in the front. This prime location has made Bai Dinh Pagoda one of the most impressive attractions in Ninh Binh.

Go back to Hanoi. It's dinner on your own.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 5: Ha Noi – Visit - Flight Back Home (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch) April 30, 2024

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Day 5: Ha Noi – Visit - Flight Back Home (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, take a tour of the capital and visit places like:

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside) is a large memorial in Hanoi. It is in Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the Vietminh, read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. His former residence, the stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.

One Pillar Pagoda: In 1049, the emperor Ly Thái Tông constructed the One Pillar Pagoda in gratitude for this by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond.

Continue to the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 official ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Lunch was taken at a restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will have free time until the transfer to the airport for your flight home.

End of our services!

Important noted

Trip Inclusion

  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast.
  • Overnight cruise on board a shared good-quality boat in Halong Bay (private boat upon request).
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • English-speaking guide during all tours.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary.
  • Government taxes & service charge.
  • Water & cool towels.

Trip Exclusions

  • Drinks and meals not mentioned.
  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks… etc.
  • Vietnam Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
  • Any gratuities and tip to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide & driver, $1 for boat rower and cyclo rider).

* Notes:

  • Domestic flights: We quote separately and can book for you without fees.
  • Surcharged for Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December if any.
  • The triple room is possible upon your request.
  • Surcharged for Public holidays (30/4-1/5, Lunar New Year).
  • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
  • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/late check-out is upon your request).

Thing To Carry

  • All customers participating in the tour must have a passport and identification document when leaving the country.
  • Backpack, toiletry bag, sunscreen/cap, water bottles, camera(optional), extra pair of clothes, personal medication, track pants and cotton T-shirt, sweater/ warm jackets for the night.
  • Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, torch per person with extra batteries, moov spray, dettol solution or salt to avoid leeches, sports shoes or trekking shoes or comfortable shoes with good grip, personal hygiene items: medicine, face towel, shower gel, brush, toothpaste.

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit 50% tour price when signing up and pay the remaining amount 10 days before starting date.
  • In case of tour cancellation: (Tour cancellation time is calculated by working days, excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays and New Year).
  • After the deposit, if you cancel the tour, the company will not refund the deposit.
  • If you cancel or change the tour within 20 - 29 working days before the departure date, please pay the fee of: 70% of the tour price.
  • If you cancel or change the tour within 10 - 19 working days before the departure date, please pay the fee of: 90% of the tour price.
  • If you cancel or change the tour 9 working days before the departure date, please pay the fee of: 100% of the tour value.

* Notes:

  • Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the date of return.
  • If you are a foreigner or overseas Vietnamese, please bring all your passports (bring both passports in case you have 2 citizenships), and Vietnamese visa (attached to your passport or separate sheet) while on tour.
  • Please follow according to the tour program, do not separate from the group. If there is a need to separate from the group, please notify the consultant when registering for the tour for more information and additional costs (if any).
  • Customers aged 70 years or older require a health certificate to travel abroad from a doctor and must be accompanied by a relative under 60 years old (healthy). Guests over 75 years old, please pay a premium insurance (the fee varies depending on the tour).
  • The program may change depending on the flight situation, the hotel in at the site will be officially confirmed on the day of the group meeting, 2-3 days before the departure date. The attractions may not be in the order in the program. During the peak weeks in the site, the hotel may not be in the central area but still ensure the hotel standard according to the program.

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation of the tour right after registration until 10 days before the departure date, you will be subject to a 30% penalty on the travel fare.
  • In case of cancellation of the tour within 5-10 days before the departure date, you will be charged 50% of the travel fare.
  • In case of cancellation of the tour within 3-5 days before the departure date, you will be charged 75% of the travel fare.
  • If you cancel the tour within 0 – 3 days before the departure date, you will be charged 100% of the travel fare.

* Notes:

  • In case of tour cancellation due to objective incidents such as natural disasters, epidemics, postponement and cancellation of transportations service... Tourist will not be responsible for any additional compensation other than refund tour fee.
  • Above is the maximum cancellation penalty, this cost can be reduced depending on the conditions of each service provider for Tourist.
  • The tour cancellation time is calculated for working days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and New Year.
  • If the travel program is canceled or changed by either party due to a force majeure reason (fire, weather, accident, natural disaster, war, delay and cancellation of the public transport plus…), the two parties will not bear any obligation to compensate for the loss that has occurred and not bear any liability. However, each party is responsible for trying its best to help the aggrieved party to minimize losses caused by force majeure.

Children Policy

  • Children under 2 years old: 30% of adult price (baby sharing bed with parents).
  • Children from 2 to under 12 years old: 90% of adult price (kid sharing bed with parents), 100% of adult price (kid has their own bed).
  • Children from 12 years old and up: 100% of the adult price.

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