Hanoi - Halong in Style and Luxury 3days/2nights

Trip code: HN-PARA03
Cruise: Paradise Cruise
Duration: 3days/2nights
Itinerary: Hanoi- Halong - Hanoi

This three day luxury package is a fabulous introduction to the country and its culture, from the charming chaos of Hanoi to the relaxing waters of Halong Bay. More, you have chance to enjoy a Vietnamese traditional music of Quan Ho folk song, an antiphonal singing tradition in which men and women take turns singing in a challenge-and-response fashion drawing on a known repertoire of melodies.

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Highlight :
o    Visit Hanoi – the elegant Capital City of Vietnam and Explore one of Vietnam’s top attractions – Halong Bay
o    3 Days & 2 Nights - Airport transfers, Vietnamese food and famous water puppet show included
o    Combine world hesitage Halong Bay with a visit to a famous Do temple and enjoy a traditional Quan Ho music show in its mother land of Bac Ninh Province.
o    5 star boutique Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi downtown and 4 star luxury Paradise Cruise in Halong Bay.

Good for :

o    Businessmen, friends and expats who are on a short North Vietnam holiday and wish to experience Halong Bay in style.

Brief itinary :
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (35km) (D)
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong (180km) (B/L/D)
Day 3: Halong – Dinh Bang Village – Noi Bai airport (260km) (B/L/-)

Tour Map: Noi Bai airport - Hanoi – Tuan Chau Habour – Halong Bay – Sung Sot cave - Van Chai fishing village -  Tuan Chau Habour – Bac Ninh province - Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport.

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
o    Our drive will meet and  you on arrival and transfer you to hotel in Hanoi center.
o    Rest of the day is free on your own.
o    Evening transfer by our guide and car to a welcome dinner in a nice local restaurant and follow by a well-known water puppet show.
o    Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay Paradise Cruise (B/L/D)
o    Driver and tourguide will pick you from your hotel at 8.00 AM for the nice drive passing the countryside of Red river delta to Halong Bay.
o    11.30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island
o    11.45 - 12.00: Transfer to cruise ship ( guide stay on land)
o    12.00: Welcome Cocktail - cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins
o    12.15: Depart to Halong Bay - cruise and program commence
o    13.00 - 14.30: Asian Lunch Buffet
o    14.30: Arrive at Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) - explore most famous grotto
o    15.45: Transfer to cruise ship.
o    16.30: Arrive at Cua Van Fishing Village - experience life of local people
o    17.15: Continue cruise through Halong Bay
o    18.00: Arrive at Dong Tien (Fairy Cave) Area - swimming or kayaking, stay overnight
o    19.00 - 20.30: Asian Dinner Buffet
o    21.00 - 23.00: Happy Hour and Music - enjoy ‘Buy One - Get Two Drinks’
o    21.00: Evening Activities - enjoy Movie Night, Board Games or Beauty Spa services
o    23.00: Program ends - Sleep Well!

Day 3: Halong Bay – Dinh Bang village – Hanoi airport (B/L)
o    06.00: Tai Chi session on Sundeck
o    06.00 - 08.00: Morning Activities - swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
o    07.00 - 08.30: International Breakfast Buffet.
o    08.30: Continue cruise through Halong Bay.
o    09.00: Check-out cabins and settle bills.
o    10.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
o    10.45: Transfer from cruise ship - Check out.
o    11.00: Cruise and program ends & transfer to Hanoi.
o    14.30: Stop en rout at Dinh Bang village of Bac Ninh province in the north of Hanoi, where Quan Ho singing was born in about the 16th century. Quan Ho is a romantic song performed by groups of young women and men singing alternatively. The songs are usually performed in the spring amidst natural landscapes, in the yard of a communal house or pagoda on the hill, in a rowboat, or other traditional place. The contents of the songs usually discuss love. Here, you first take a horse-ride arround the village then can sit in the outside communal house on the lake and listen to a Quan Ho performance by the singers of the village for 1 hours. After the performance, you can stroll round the temple, talk, sip tea, ask questions, and share experiences with local people.
o    16.00: Leave Dinh Bang village for Hanoi International airport for the flight home or to next destination.