Mr. Ramasamy Nagappan - Malaysia

  • Group: of 2 persons
  • Impression: NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS
  • Date: from 12/5/2018 to 16/5/2018
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Good morning Ms. Helen.

We reached home safely. Thank you for the hospitality and excellent services provided during our stay in Hanoi. Also our warmest thanks to our guide and driver who were helpful with courtesy. We can share the panorama of Vietnam and important places we visited which are all memorable ones. The courtesy of Vietnam and wonderful and tasty cuisines will remain in our memories. I may send a short write up on wonderful Hanoi in Vietnam.

 

PROGRAM DETAIL 

Day 01 . Sat 12 May 2018 : Arrive in Hanoi- city tour. AK512 at 12:40 (L) |  Guide and driver 

Arrive in Hanoi, You will be picked up at the airport and then visit the Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 to worship Confucius, which served as the first Royal National University in Vietnam. The site also honors 82 Vietnamese doctorates who passed a number of rigid exams in the feudal ages. Their names, birthdays and birthplaces are engraved in 82 headstones perched on stone tortoises. It is widely believed that touching the heads of these tortoises will bring luck. Its peaceful green compound with its neatly maintained lawns, gardens and lotus ponds make it a tranquil hideaway from the city’s bustle and heat. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, discover the Old Quarter, also known as the “36 Streets & Corporations”. It is a veritable labyrinth of lanes where each of them is specialized in a trade or art. The best way to explore and discover this district full of life is by foot. Designed to capture all aspects of local life, the course will cover all the elements of the daily life of the inhabitants in an original way: crafts, Buddhism, temple, gastronomy, local market, visit of traditional house-tube (Vietnamese particularity), medicine… Overnight in Hanoi

Accommodation: Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel*** - Deluxe

 

 

Day 02 . Sun 13 May 2018 : Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B, L) |  Guide and driver 

In the morning, our car and guide will pick you up to travel to Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam, about a two-hour drive from Hanoi. On arrival, you will visit two temples, one of them dedicated to Emperor Dinh and the other in memory of Emperor Le, followed by a brief visit to the remains of the Old Palace. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Tam Coc (three caves), a peaceful valley among limestone ‘karst’ hills, There, you will be rowed along a gentle river between paddy fields and through the caves. After the boat trip in Tam Coc, we drive back to Hanoi for overnight

 

 

Day 03 . Mon 14 May 2018 : Hanoi - Halong Bay . Sharing bus (B, L, D) |  

07:15 Pick up at hotel for three and a half hours road trip with short refreshment on half way to Halong Bay.

12:00 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat

12:30 Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.

13:00 Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu

15:00 Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)

16:30 Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach.

17:30 Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.

19:30 Having BBQ dinner

21:00 Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices...

23:00 End of program for Day One.

06:30 Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.

07:15 Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.

8:00 Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature

09:30 Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration

10:30 Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore

11:45 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation. .

16:30 Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.

Notes: Itineraries may changed due to the weather condition and operation of authority management

 

Accommodation: Garden Bay - Garden Bay 10 - Deluxe

 

 

Day 04 . Tue 15 May 2018 : Halong Bay – Hanoi. Sharing bus (B, L) |  

06:30 Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.

07:15 Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.

8:00 Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature

09:30 Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration

10:30 Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore

11:45 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation. .

16:30 Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.

Notes: Itineraries may changed due to the weather condition and operation of authority managemen

Accommodation: Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel*** - Deluxe

 

 

Day 05 . Wed 16 May 2018 : Hanoi departure. AK 513 15:30 (B) |  Driver 

Freetime before the transfer (without guide) to the airport for your flight off at 12:30. Finish trip. Thanks for your travelling with us.