Best of Vietnam (3N)

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  • alleppey-beach
  • cochin
  • folklore-museum
  • forest-Safari
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  • mattancherry-palace

Hanoi: Hanoi City Tour, Halong Bay Cruise, Shopping Fun

 Accommodation on double occupancy in the above mentioned properties or similar
 All airport transfers as per the itinerary
 Meal Plan – BB
 Airport transfers in a private chauffeur driven vehicle
 All sightseeing as per the itinerary by SIC
 Govt. taxes as on date

 Airfare
 Expenses of personal nature
 Portage and other handling charges
 Tours other than mentioned above
 Entry fee at sights other than mentioned above
 Usage of vehicle for personal nature.
 Travel & Medical Insurance

Most of our programs are customised and we work in line with the requirements of our clients and hence the final detailed itinerary is prepared 5 days prior to the travel date based on the weather conditions and feasibility of visiting places during sightseeing.

Day 1: HANOI
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Dong Xuan market, selling household goods and street food. Hanoi is the perfect foil for the seething mass of humanity that is Ho Chi Minh City. With a population of four million and a more genteel style than its southern counterpart, Hanoi is the cultural capital of Vietnam and its heart and soul. A great place to explore on foot, there is a lot to see and do here. Vietnam’s capital lies on the banks of the Red River, some 100 kilometres from its mouth. Human settlements here date back as far as the 3rd century BC. Previously known as Thang Long, it was renamed Hanoi in 1831 at a time when Hue was the capital. Large areas of present-day Hanoi were built during the French occupation, reflected in its broad boulevards and French-inspired architecture, which give the city a definite charm.
Day Notes
 Arrive at Hanoi airport by 12 noon.
 After immigration process you will be greeted by our chauffeur and drive to your Hotel.
 Check-in to the Hotel & get Fresh up & proceed for City Tour
 Return to the Hotel & overnight at Hotel, Hanoi

City Tour
Ba Dinh Square: Ba Dinh Square is the name of a square in Hanoi where president Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. The square adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh complex is called Ba Dinh square, where many important national historical events in modern history took place. The square was originally developed by French colony and known as Round Point Pugininer. Ba Dinh square is one of the few green and unoccupied areas of urban Hanoi. Many important events such as parades and commemoration of veterans take place at the square.
Destination Nights Basis
Hanoi 3 FB
RO: Room only I SC: Self Catering I HB: Half Board I B&B: Bed and breakfast I
D, B&B: Dinner, bed and breakfast I FB: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch I
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily I FI: Fully inclusive
HB – breakfast & dinner
Presidential Palace: Hanoi in Vietnam originally grew up around Hoan Kiem Lake. With a history dated back to 3000 years, Hanoi, the capital of a united Vietnam, will impress you with its monuments, scenic beauty and reserves of history imprinted through the strife-torn colonial and political regimes. As you visit Hanoi, you must not miss out the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.
Ho Chi Minh’s House on stilt: The simple timber house on stilts in a lovely garden setting from which Ho Chi Minh ruled war time North Vietnam prior to his death in 1969. The house is modelled on montagnard dwellings from Vietnam’s far north. This humble stilt house is where Ho lived intermittently from 1958 to 1969. Set in a well-tended garden, the house is an interpretation of a traditional rural dwelling, and has been preserved just as Ho left it. Just how much time he actually spent here is questionable, as the house would have been a tempting target for US bombers. In an adjacent building a sign proclaims, ‘Ho Chi Minh’s Used Cars’ – in reality, automobiles he used during his life.
One Pillar Pagoda: One Pillar Pagoda is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond. In 1954, the French Union forces destroyed the pagoda before withdrawing from Vietnam after the First Indochina War, It was rebuilt afterwards.
Temple of Literature: Temple of Literatureis a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the “Imperial Academy”, Vietnam’s first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Thánh Tông. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The temple is located to the south of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Đại Việt took place. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote. Just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tt, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Hán characters. The art works are given away as gifts or are used as home decorations for special occasions.
Watch a video of the above sightseeing:

Day Notes
 After breakfast, proceed for Halong Bay Cruise
 08h00 – 08h30 pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.
 12h00 – 12h30: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
 13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic Cruises among the limestone islands
 15h30 – 16h30: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon Cave area
 16h30: Back to the V’Spirit Classic Cruise
 16h30 – 17h30: Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay
 17h30: Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set 19h00
Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around.
 Overnight on board

Halong Bay Cruise
Halong Bay Cruise: Start a dreamy cruise to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains and have seafood lunch (we serve you with Vietnamese traditional dishes, in case you are vegetarian, we have other food options for you) while cruising through the emerald water passing by the Dog Stone, the Burning Incense islet, stop at fishing village for kayaking or sit in a bamboo boat rowed by locals (Only book with us you can have a chance to be on bamboo boat). After the visiting of Fighting-Cock island and the Heavenly Palace (Thien Cung cave) – which has opened to the public since 1998 with stalagmites and stalactites. Back to V’Spirit Cruises. Our staff serves you cold tissues and fresh fruits.
Watch a video of V’spirit cruises in halong bay:

Day Notes
 06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt 07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast at sunrise.
 08h30 – 09h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay. 09h30 Return to the boat.
Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
 09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet
 10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
 12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise
 12h30 Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi
 A day at leisure and free for shopping
 Overnight at Hanoi
Watch a video Shopping and Night Streets:

Day Notes
 After breakfast, checkout from the hotel
 Proceed for Airport for you return journey by private transfer.


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