4D HANOI - NINH BINH - HA LONG BAY

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Hanoi is home to all the best of historic Vietnam. Let's discover traditional temples, monuments, and pockets of ancient culture along the narrow streets of the Old quarter. With a unique blend of oriental and western charm, the French colonial legacy is still evident illustrated by the distinctive yellow pastel colored villas and government buildings. The centre of Hanoi is by far the greenest and most beautiful city with elegant tree-lined boulevards and many lakes….

Ha Long Bay is located in the northeastern part of Vietnam. In a not very large area, thousands of islands with different forms look like glittering emeralds attached to the blue scarf of a virgin. The area where many stone islands concentrate has spectacular scenes and world-famous caves is the center of Ha Long Bay Natural Heritage. They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of the karst created the unique Ha Long Bay in the world.

Ninh Binh is approximately 100 km from Hanoi. Being privileged by nature with distance from China and the natural protection provided by the region’s landscape, the province used to be the capital under the Dinh Dynasty and part of the Le Dynasty from the 11 century. Hoa Lu temples are now located right in the site of the old citadel.
The province is endowed with many places of particular interest. The major topography of this area is wetlands with limestone mountain like Tam Coc where you will see the scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land.

Itinerary

 
DAY 1:    HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/D)

Greet at Hanoi airport & transfer to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. This green and peaceful city with French style buildings, lakes, shaded boule
vards and public parks is considered as one of Asia's
 In the afternoon: city tour with Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple, walking in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, enjoy free shopping. 
 Evening: enjoy the Water Puppet Show, a unique traditional folk art of Vietnam.
 Dinner at restaurant in the city. After dinner, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: NINH BINH w HOA LU, TAM COC (B/L/D)
Drive south of Hanoi (110 km, approximately 02 hours driving) to Ninh Binh. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam with centuries–old Dinh & Le Dynasty Temples, then walking around the villages to see the people & rural daily life. Lunch at a nice local restaurant
After lunch, Depart to visit Tam Coc (Three Caves). You will take a rowing boat ride along the spectacular scenery to visit Tam Coc caves with huge limestone columns rising right from paddy field valleys.
Getting on the car return to Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi at about 06 PM in the evening. Dinner at restaurant.

DAY 3:    HANOI – HALONG - HANOI (B/L/D)
08:00 Transfer to Ha Long through the beautiful countryside of the Red River Delta (approx 170km)
12:00 Arrive Ha Long boat station, embark your private boat and start for 04 hours cruising on the Ha Long bay. You will be marveled by thousands of caves and islets. Boat will stop at Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave which are considered as the most beautiful sightseeing places of Halong Bay. Some of the caves still remain prehistoric era’s vestiges. Visiting the caves, you will have chance to admire sparkling stalactites and stalagmites well as to view the whole panorama of Halong Bay from above.
Fresh seafood lunch is provided on board the boat.
16:00 Cruise back to the station where your car standby to drive back to Hanoi. On the way, you may like to stop for refreshment at a craft center run to raise money for the handicapped people.
20:00 Arrive Hanoi. Dinner at restaurant. After dinner, return to hotel for overnight.

DAY 4:    HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight.

Tour price


      * TOUR PRICE: 473 USD/person
      * Valid 31 Mar. 2014 
 

Package includes:
-    Private transportation with English speaking guide throughout the program
-    Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, based on Twin sharing
-    Private boat trip on Ha Long Bay for 4 hours
-    Meals, sightseeing and entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
-    Purified water during transferring
-    1 FOC for group of 15 paying pax. Maximum 2 FOC

Package Excludes:
-    Arrival / Departure air ticket
-    Travel Insurance & other personal expenses.
-    Meals not mentioned in the program, beverage during meals
-    Visa fee (if applicable)
-    Tips for guide and driver: USD 10/Day

Child Policy:
-    Child below 5 years old, sharing with 2 adults, without extra bed: FOC
-    Child from 5 to below 12 years old, sharing with 2 adults, without extra bed: 50% package cost.
-    Child from 5 to below 12 years old, sharing with 2 adults, with extra bed: 80% package cost.
-     Child from 5 to below 12 years old, in twin share: 95% package cost.   
-    Child from 12 years old: Full adult rate.
-    Number of children do not exceed 20% total number of group

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