Arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet and greet by our local tour guide. Transfer to hotel for check-in (Check-in time at 02.00 PM earlier time will be up on arrival).
Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast, the day starts with a visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh - the nation’s founder, containing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside on Mondays, Fridays, and afternoons due to closure), and. Next, the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, visits Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi’s oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake.
Afterward, the Hanoi adventure continues with a visit to the famed Temple of Literature. Wander around this incredible compound which was constructed in 1076. Become fascinated with the stories of the building and get a glimpse of the past when it served as a university and temple.
At the end of the afternoon, embark on a walking tour through Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. This area of 36 narrow streets is a lively place to walk around while seeing and learning about Vietnam’s traditional ways of life. Continue through the busy Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake. Snap photos and chat with the locals on the way.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: Shorts and tank tops are not allowed in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & pagodas.
Breakfast at the hotel. Make an early morning departure to start your Halong Bay tour from Hanoi by driving 3 hours through the Red River Delta.
Upon arrival, the crew will greet us abroad with the traditional style junk with a refreshing welcome drink, and then our cruise begins! While navigating the way through the emerald waters and limestone islands, you are served a delicious lunch of fresh seafood (vegetarians are also catered for). As cruising through the bay, marvel at the amazing karst scenery with different formations. Halong Bay is littered with hidden caves and grottoes and we’ll take some time to explore one of these.
For those feeling active, you then can explore the bay by sea kayak. After your first evening’s dinner, night fishing is available from the boat.
Overnight on boat.
Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change according to weather conditions
Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay’s landscape. Continue cruising to explore more of the bay and enjoy the brunch breakfast before returning to the Jetty at noon time.
Transfer back to Hanoi city. The rest of the day is your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Free time for last minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to Noi Bai airport for departure flight.
End of Hanoi and Halong Bay tour!
1. Cancellation policy:
– Any cancellation 35 days prior to arrival date: NO charge (except in case of deposit or issuing the flight tickets to guarantee the seats)
– Any cancellation between 35 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 25% charge
– Any cancellation between 20 days to 10 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge
– Any cancellation less than 10 days: 100% charge
2. Payment policy:
– Full payment is required soonest possible & at the latest by 35 days prior to the arrival date (except in case we have a credit agreement)
– The deposit will be required in case we need to deposit to hotels or airlines
– The bank fees (transfer fees and correspondence fees are on the sender)
Method of payment:
• By credit card
• By bank transfer
Please note for any kind of payment: the bank fee is on the sender
Payment due: The special payment deadline will be applied and indicated in specific bookings in the tour confirmation. Generally, we request payment at 2 weeks in advance for FIT & 30 days in advance for GIT. In case, we have to deposit to the suppliers to guarantee the service availability, we will request you to settle the deposit to us accordingly
4. Booking process notes:
– Upon receipt of your request or booking, we will immediately send a short notice to acknowledge the receipt
– We will deal with your requests or bookings and send out our detailed proposal or tour confirmation within 24 hours (or soonest possible) with details of specific terms & conditions
5. Cancellation/ No show
The specific cancellation fee will be indicated in the tour confirmation for specific bookings. This is due to the fact that each hotel and each supplier apply a different cancellation policy.
Any cancellation due to irresistible reasons such as war, strikes, earthquakes, etc. will be subject to no charge.
We had a fantastic experience with Connek Trip for our 5-day vacation to Northern Vietnam, which included everything from airport transfer to hotel and tours. Long supported us in designing our tour at the best rates and was accessible for any coordination during the trip. The private tour guides were nice and friendly. I would strongly suggest Connek Trip to anybody considering a vacation to Vietnam. – Mr. Ahmed Alaa
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