of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Then visit Ben Thanh market – the most famous market in Hochiminh city. Lunch at Indian restaurant. Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi by VJ136 @12.20 – 14.25 Pick up & transfer to hotel for checking in, Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 08: HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON BOARD (B/L/D)
After breakfast and check out hotel, 08h00, we depart for Halong Bay. The 3.5 hours journey takes us through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival at Tuan Chau Wharf, transfer by tender to our overnight cruise.
12h30 – 13h00, embark on our overnight cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30, savor a delectable lunch as we cruise among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00, explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00, kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.
17h00 – 17h30, return to the main boat and continue cruising to the area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00, admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00, dinner is served on board. Evening: socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board.
DAY 09: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/D)
06h30 – 07h15, start our day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30, have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09h00 – 10h00, cruising to Titov Island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
10h15, return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of our cabin.
10h15 – 11h00, continue our cruise exploring the beautiful parts of the Bay.
11h00 – 12h15, while heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h15 – 12h30, disembark the cruise and transfer back to Hanoi with a short break on the way.
15h30 – 16h00, group arrives in Hanoi, transfer to visit HoanKiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Later, enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Have dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 10: HANOI CITY TOUR – DEPARTURE (B/L)
After breakfast and check out hotel, we will begin a fascinating day with visits to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, as well as his private residence from 1954 until 1969. The wooden ethnic minority style house, which was built on stilts, is surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Our next stop will be the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Lunch at Indian restaurant. In the afternoon, free for shopping till transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to your onward flight.
TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS:
- 07 nights hotel accommodation on double/twin sharing room with daily ABF
- 1 night on Halong Bay cruise
- Local English Speaking guide
- Sightseeing excursions with guide
- Entrance fees as per above program
- Private boat trip as stated in above sight (Pak Ou& Mekong Delta
- Meals as above mentioned (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
- Mineral water on transfer during tour 2*500ml/person/day