Hanoi capital is one of the most visited of the Vietnam popular destinations, is the beautiful capital city of Vietnam, sprawling in the banks of the Red River with French colonial heritage. After visiting Hanoi, we explore Halong Bay – This 2 day cruise into the legendary Halong Bay includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience.
It’s all terrific!
Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in Old Quarter of Hanoi. If the time permits, there is the chance for you to join our 2 options of our ½ day Deluxe Group Tours:
1, Hanoi Half Day Walking Tour: Walking to the local market, the old quarter. Enjoy the way to make cachet (stamp) – 13H30: Pick up at hotel then we start our lovely walk into the old quarter of Hanoi. First we stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple – the temple located on an island at north end of Hoan Kiem Lake connected to the mainland by a red bridge. After that we will walk a short distance to the lively Hang Be Market – one of the densest markets in Hanoi, where things are available year round. Then we will continue our walk to the Historic House on Ma May Street. The house was built at the end of the 19th century and restored in 1999 to preserve the ancient architecture and lifestyle of Hanoians as the way it was. We will then walk down the busy streets, passing stores and street stands selling their wares. Stop at Hang Quat Street, where we have chance to see and order the stamp maker. The walking tour will continue to the largest St. Joseph’s Cathedral which was built by the French in 1887. The walking ended up at a cafe overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake where we will have a chance to relax and reflect all that we have seen today. - Include: English speaking tour guide, coffee, mineral water. Exclude: Tips and Personal expenses and gratuities.
2, Bat Trang Ceramic Village: Walk on the narrow roads which were said to prevent thieves or strangers to village in the old time. Learn how to make the products on the simple machine system – 8h00: Pick up at hotel then head 10 km northeast to Bat Trang Village. The Bat Trang is a 500 year-old village, located on the left bank of the Red River. The village is famous for producing the best pottery in Vietnam and art produced here is shipped all over the world. First we will visit Bat Trang Pagoda – where the locals worship the ancient artists who formed the famous village. Then we walk down the narrow roads to the house/workshop where we will have a chance to see some of the workshop to experience how they make their products from the beginning to the final. Then we will explore the village further and have a class on throwing a pot on a potter’s wheel that we will be able to take home as a souvenir. Last we will heat to the market at the front of the village to see all of the different beautiful ceramics that the village produces. Then we return to Hanoi for lunch. Overnight in Hanoi;
Include: Transfer, English speaking tour guide, mineral water. Exclude: Tips and Personal expenses and gratuities.
Free till pick up and transfer to airport. End Trip
|Places||Hotel Name||Room/Cabin Type|
|Hanoi||Le Carnot 3* or similar||Superior DBL/ TWIN|
|Halong||Oriental Sails Cruise||Superior DBL/ TWIN Cabin|
Children under 6 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents. (Baby cot on request: Free). Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parents. Age of children based on year of birth.
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