This trip allows students and teachers to enjoy the northern Vietnam highlights within only five days. The trip covers two main attractions of Vietnam including: Hanoi and Halong Bay. This is a short trip for a short school holiday but it still strikes the balance between visiting, relax and fun
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Type: School holiday
Starts/ Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Activity Level: Regular Itinerary
Group Size: From 10 students on ward
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form).
Room allocation: female students and male students can stay at separately floor in hotel.
Available mini bar at rooms but no alcoholic drinks (or it can be removed up on request)
Rooms with twin beds (2 single beds or 3 single beds)
All bus transfer with seat belts
Life jackets on boat are available
Tour guide supervisor during kayaking in Halong Bay
Hanoi city tour will be organized with students’ objects
Internet access at lobby of hotel
Traditional music with Water puppet show
Vegetarian or allergic is strictly noted and should be informed in advance
Experience, knowledgeable and good English skill tour guide(s)
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Halong Bay (Overnight on deluxe junk cruise)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – City tour
Day 5: Hanoi – Departure
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement Accommodations: Majestic Salute Hotel or equivalent
Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our tour leader and transfer to our centrally located hotel in Hanoi. If arrival time is early, a welcome dinner will be organized at a fine local restaurant in town. And followed by a tour brief carry out by tour leader
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on deluxe junk cruise) (B, L, D)
Transfer via: private bus Accommodations: Halong Sail cruises – Cabin with bathroom in the side and air-condition
At 08:30 we will be picked up at our hotel then transfer to Halong. We will pass the fertile rice paddies fields in the Red River Delta. On the way, we will have a chance to stop at a humanity center. We arrive at about noontime and we will be warmly welcomed by the friendly crew team. After a welcome drink and check-in procedure, our lunch will be served in the restaurant on the cruise while we enjoy fresh local specialty whilst cruising among thousands of limestone karst islands & islets. Pass by the most breathtaking scenery such as Dog Islet, Incense Burner Islet, Hoa Cuong Floating Village, Fighting Cocks Islet and Thumb Islet. We also have the chance to visit one of the most impressive caves in Halong Bay, the Amazing cave with thousand stalagmites and stalactites with many beautiful shape and colors. Then we keep cruising to other side and have a remote watch from boat to Pearl Farm.
Later we return to Titop Island. Make various options for doing sightseeing with opened panoramic view at the peak of the mountain. Going for a walk on a sandy beach or swimming in the emerald water surface of the World Heritage Site.
Around 17:30 we will anchor for the night. We have options for kayaking and swimming from the boat or simply enjoy the sunset from the top deck.
Tonight we will enjoy our BBQ Dinner at the restaurant. Our night activities would be a wide choice of options such as fishing, Karaoke or simply just relax
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L, D)
In the early morning at 6.00 o’clock, we wake up and enjoy the fresh air and breeze from the sea. We can enjoy the sunrise is over Ha long bay and try out some Tai Chi in the early morning.
At 7.00 o’clock our breakfast will be served at the restaurant. After breakfast, we will take a sampan to visit Tunnel Cave (Hang Luon) by going through the mountain. Kayaking is available and optional (if booked in advance). After the Tunnel Cave, set sail to have a continuation of the cruise, pass by Human Head Islet, Turtle Islet and head to Ha Long pier by cruising in Bai Tu Long bay which is close to the city and gradually become a thriving region. At 10.00 o’clock we will check out and our delicious seafood lunch is served at the restaurant.
At 11:30 we disembark and goodbye the crews for our bus journey back to Hanoi. We will be back Hanoi around 16:30, check-in our hotel and in the evening we will go our for the unique Water Puppet show and then enjoy our dinner at a fine restaurant in town.
Day 4: Hanoi – City Tour (B, L, D)
Tour type: Land tour + Private Guided with your own English speaking guide (otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.
Place & Transport: Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum; West Lake area (Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda), Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake; The Water Puppet show; visit outside Opera House, Hoa Lo Prison; Army Museum.
Lunch at K.O.T.O restaurant. K.O.T.O, founded by Vietnamese Australian Jimmy Pham, is a non-profit organization which is run by local children who Jimmy recruited from the streets. After lunch, the group will then visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam, the ethnology museum. Manager or staff of the restaurant to have a briefing with the group and to provide leaflets for students when they have their lunch here.
Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975 the complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum.
The Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. We then take lunch at one of Hanoi’s many fine restaurants.
Westlake area with Tran Quoc Pagoda
Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. Dinner at a fine local Restaurant.
Day 5: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Today our awaiting vehicle will transfer us to the airport for our flight to home.