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Alsimexco Team welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport upon your arrival to Hanoi then transfer you to Hanoi down town for check-in your selected hotel before starting the tour to visit the “Soaring Dragon Land” of Hanoi in the afternoon.
After lunch in a local restaurant with specialty cuisine of Hanoi, we start off the half day city tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, considered as the first university of Vietnam. Or you might choose one of these historical sites in Hanoi – Hanoi Hilton (aka Hoa Lo Prison), Military Museum, The National Museum of Viet Nam, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology).
Then we move to the West Lake (Ho Tay in Vietnamese) area to visit the oldest pagoda of Hanoi - Tran Quoc Pagoda, listen to your tour guide to understand about the history of Vietnam Buddhism and the architecture of this religion as well as the difference of Buddism in Vietnam from other countries in the world, especial the neighbours of China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or Srilanka.
Continue driving to Hoan Kiem Lake to see the Turtle Tower in the middle of the lake and listen about the legend of the mythical turtoise live in legend of Vietnam, who gave holy sword to King Le to get brilliant triumph over the Ming invaders from China in 15 century.
From here we take cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter or 36 streets, a fascinating way to relax on the bustling narrow streets and learn more about the local relics and specialties of Hanoian’s daily life.
After an hour on cyclo, the trip will end with a performance of water puppet show – an unique form of folklore art associated with wet rice agriculture in Northern Vietnam. The evening is free at your leisure or you can mingle into walking street in center of Old Quarter to visit Night Market and enjoy many interesting activities launch here from Friday to Sunday evening every weekend days.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast at your hotel.
7:30 Shuttle bus pick up from the hotel in Hanoi downtown to Halong Bay. Check in at Cruise Lounge.
12:00 12:15 Transfer from the Reception Lounge to your “Spirit of the Bay” boat to be welcomed onboard by your crew who will be hosting you.
12:15 14:45 Heading to the South. Lunch is served while continuing to cruise through the tranquil, peaceful and calm waters between Cat Ba Island & Halong Bay.
14:45 16:15 Arrive and drop anchor for a visit at a local Pearl Farm located in the Lom Bo Canal area. Weigh anchor and cruise westerly to bay area of “Tra Bao” (commonly known as “Kiem Lam”)
16:15 18:00 Arrive at Kiem Lam. Have a kayaking or a swim for one hour before cruising back easterly to “Anchorage 690”
18:00 21:00 Arrive overnight anchorage location. Get ready for “Wrap & Roll Time”. Dinner is served.
21:00 Local squid fishing or play some board or card games
Hanoi to Halong Bay: 200km (3,5 hours)
Overnight on Halong Bay cruises
6:30 8:00 Relax or learn Tai Chi from our cruise team before breakfast.
8:00 9:00 Drop anchor and take and exploring walk & tour through Sung Sot “Surprise” Cave for one hour.g and kayaking at Dau Trau islet area
9:00 10:30 Return to your boat. Cruise north again towards Tuan Chau Island
11:00 11:15 Check out. Disembark for the L’Azalee Cruises Reception Lounge.
11:30 11:55 Take off from water for scenic flight 25 minutes over Halong Bay with Seaplane
After your wonderful visit ‘Skull Island’ in Halong Bay then driver picks up at the harbor and transfers you to Ninh Binh Province where has many famous sceneries which was used as film sets for marvelous scenes of the Hollywood blockbuster movie, such as UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve with the beautifully pristine variety of creatures, flora and fauna. Arrive in Ninh Binh, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner.
Halong Bay to Ninh Binh: 200km (4 hours)
Overnight Ninh Binh.
In the morning, after breakfast from your hotel, our guide and driver welcome at hotel in Ninh Binh and transfer you to Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex to take a boat trip to visit cave complex of Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a “Ha Long on land” of Ninh Binh.
Free to have your own lunch at local restaurant. This afternoon you continue Van Long Nature Reserve then have a bamboo boat trip as local sampan around natural limestone mountains.
This swamp is the most abundant place for ecosystem that is the residence of many flora and fauna such as fish, bird, stork and more than 40 kinds of Delacour’s Langur.
From here you have chance to visit film set of Kong: Skull Island where the crew left some pierces of shooting scenes like the tents of Iwi tribe village. You might want to talk and take photo with the local people who once casted as Iwi tribe in the film and they dress up as tribe people on the film to welcome tourist.
Farewell to Ninh Binh, the driver and guide will transfer you to return Hanoi city. You arrive in Hanoi, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner.
Ninh Binh to Hanoi: 95km (2 hours)
Overnight in Hanoi.
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