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Vietnam Tours – Hanoi – Halong – Hue

Type of trip: Private

Trip Duration: 4 Days

Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam

Finishing: Saigon, Vietnam

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Hue

Description: This Vietnam Highlight program will bring you a glance of Vietnam. Starting from Hanoi, the historic and cultural Capital to Ha Long Bay, is famed for it’s beautiful landscapes, you will have the chance to journey from the peaceful, quiet beautifully preserved streets of old Hoi An and Hue to the busy avenues of Saigon. You can also experience Vietnamese rural life on a tour of the Mekong delta, visiting its people and villages.

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DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 01 – WELCOME TO VIETNAM – ARRIVE HANOI

Up on arrival, you are welcomed by our tour leader and will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi.. If time permits, we will have a brief city tour in Hanoi visit: the Old Quarter, and Hoan Kiem Lake (Restore Sword lake). Welcome dinner in a fine restaurant hosted by Explorient Travel.

Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.

Meal: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

DAY 02 – HANOI CITY TOUR – DRIVE TO HALONG BAY

Today, after breakfast in hotel, we will visit Hanoi on Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda. After that, we will visit the Temple of Literature – a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070.

After having lunch at a nice restaurant, in the afternoon, we will drive to Halong Bay (180km about 3.5 hours) passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to the UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival, check in your hotel. Tonight enjoy a fresh seafood dinner in fine restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Halong Bay.

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DAY 03 – HALONG BAY CRUISE – HANOI – FLY TO HUE

After breakfast in hotel, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to the Halong habour where you board your private boat for a 4 hours journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors; visit Dau Go Cave ‘Grotto of the Wooden Stakes’ where in 1288 one of Vietnam’s most famous generals, Tran Hung Dao, amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongolian army.

A short walk away, visit the newly discovered Thien Cung Cave (‘Grotto of the Heavenly Palace “), famous for its stalagmites and stalactites. The cave has only been opened to the public since 1998. A fresh seafood lunch will be served on board before journeying back to Halong City where your car will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi for the flight to Hue.

On arrival in Hue, our driver will welcome you and take you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

DAY 04 – HUE CITY TOUR.

Have breakfast in hotel, this morning we start our tour to explore the Citadel, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City.

After lunch we continue to visit a tomb monument of King Tu Duc which is located in a very special area. More than just a tomb visiting, it’s the great chance to learn more about Nguyen King and the landscape is spectacular. Come back to hotel in the late afternoon. Free at leisure in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue