This tour is the best choice for Noel holiday and Tet holiday. Tour start to Visit Tam Dao and has one day tour in Hanoi before departure to Halong bay for two days. Has one day visit Hanoi city and one day of relaxing ater the tour and shopping.
Day 1: Hanoi – Tay Thien (Lunch, Dinner)
Tam Dao mountain domain of Vinh Phuc Province, is located between the deltas of the Red River, Hanoi is just over 70 kilometers as the crow flies, not only famous for its cool weather comparable to Sa Pa and Da Lat but also famous for its specialties.is an ideal getaway for tourists to escape the crazy, scorching heat. In summer, people rush to Tam Dao with its fresh cool air, mist and romantic scenery.
7:00. Driver and guide of Vietnam Typical Tours will pick you up at your hotel for departure to Tay Thien.
After 1.5 hours driving, we will arrive in Tay Thien. We go to visit some famous destination include: Trinh Temple, Trung (Middle) Temple, Thuong (Up) Temple, Mau (Mother) Temple, Truong Sinh (Longevity) Stream and Bac (Silver) Falls…The weather in Tay Thien is very cool and comfortable. The landscape is beautiful and romantic. You can go to walk or use cable hanger to go to Bac (Silver) Falls.
After have a luch, we go to visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery. This is one of the three largest Zen monasteries in Vietnam. It is known as not only a holy land attracting a large number of Buddhist pilgrims but also a beautiful tourist destination. You will find the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower here.
Depart for Tam Dao, check into hotel. After the dinner, it is your free time to discover Tam Dao Town by night.
Day 2: Tam Dao – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
After have breakfast, we start to climb up 2000 rock steps to visit Satellite Tower, where is the highest in Tam Dao, you find the feeling of one who has conquered the peak. Taking a deep breath catching the fresh air of Tam Dao and feel your heart at ease. We go to visit the Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple and Silver Waterfall . Have lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we go shopping before transferring back Hanoi.
17:30 Tour ends upon arrival in Hanoi.
Day 3 : Hanoi city tour 1 day (Lunch)
Depart at 8.00 a.m from your hotel on van, we begin to visit Ho Chi Minh, learning a lot about his great life from the complex comprising the Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, and his residential place. We will be traveling next to the Temple of Literature – the place of the first University and temple for Confucius in Vietnam, followed by a chance to see the performance of traditional music. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant for Hanoi Pho afterwards. In the afternoon, pick up the most interesting one from numerous museums or temples inside Hanoi (Museum of Ethnology, Women museum, History museum or Quan Thanh temple…). Then, walking around Hoan Kiem lake then in the Old Quarter for a great fun and this will help you perceive the typical Hanoian styles and its traditional culture. We finish the relaxing but informative day by attending a very nice show of water puppet; which will show you lots of Vietnamese traditional customs and cultures. Tour ends here.
Day 4 : Hanoi – Ha Long (Lunch, Dinner)
Poseidon cruise is the newest luxury Junk Boat in Halong Bay. Built as a traditional wooden junk with modern contemporary Vietnamese design, Halong Poseidon Sails will provide deluxe amenities and pampering services whilst cruising through magnificent landscapes. The bay is dotted with tiny islands, pristine sandbanks on the turquoise water providing an excellent backdrop for swimming, kayaking or just lazing about on the boat deck to visit the most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches.
7h45 – 8h00: Pick you up at your hotel and depart to Ha long Bay.
13h00: Board our Halong Poseidon Sail with soft welcome drink, check-in registration,
13h30: Have lunch on the boat where you will be satisfied by many kinds of seafood
14h30: Cruise through the emerald water between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, En route, you have chances to sightsee many beauty spots of the world natural heritage including Fighting Cock islet, Incense Urn islet, Finger island, Toad islet, dog islet, Dragon, Horse Neck, Buffalo Head islet and many other strange shape islands.
Especially, you will be cruised to explore the mystery of Sung Sot Cave (the cave of Surprise),
16h00: Cruise to Titop beach, swimming (if the weather permitted), walking up to the top of Titop for a spectacular view to the bay, kayaking before having dinner in the romantic sunset.
19h00: Get free time, enjoy fresh seafood dinner and you can take part in cuttlefish contest and enjoy fresh cuttle
20h00 – 22h00: Join some activities organized on boat like dancing, karaoke…
22h00: Spend a quiet night on Halong cruise 3 star in a deluxe cabin.
Day 5: Halong – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
06h00 – 07h00: If you like enjoying Ha Long Bay’s sunrise, please get up early before 6h00 A.M.
07h00 – 08h00: Have some coffee and a tasty breakfast.
08h00 – 11h00: Cruise towards Bai Tu Long Bay for pristine scenery, stop for breathtaking swimming (If permit time).
11h00 – 12h00: Have Lunch on boat
12h00: Take boat trip back to Halong city
13h00: Road trip back to Hanoi with stop-over in Hai Duong province.
16h30: Arrive in Hanoi. Tour ends.
Day 6: Duong Lam ancient village in Hanoi (Lunch)
Duong lam is the ancient village on the outskirts of Hanoi also known as a museum of laterite, home to around 300 houses built three or four centuries ago with lateritic bricks. The village has also been described as the last stronghold of wet rice farming culture in northern Vietnam. A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and Vietnam’s traditions. This is also the great chance explore architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleyways, visit temples dedicated to the two kings born there, and most interesting of all, chat with locals living in the ancient
08.00 Guide and car pick up guests at hotel then transfer to Duong lam ancient village about 50km away from Hanoi
09.00 Stopover on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in the village, see mastered the technique of making wooden statues. Walk along village road to visit Son Dong communal house and survey Viet traditional cultural with the cult of fecundity
09.30 Continue to drive to Duong Lam
110.15 Arrive Duong Lam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake. Go around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Princess Mia palace and Temple, Mia pagoda
12.30 Lunch at the Hoa sua restaurant by Son Tay ancient citadel. Free time for visiting ancient citadel.
15.00 Stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda- the best example of old typical pagoda in the Northern of Viet nam, special with Arhan statue.
Day 7 : Free time, departure (Breakfast)
Free time in Hanoi to shoping and have a couple of coffee in the morning. Departure Hanoi in the afternoon.
All meals on the tour
English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
Transporation as tour programme.
Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes : Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …