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3-Night Best of Hanoi: City Tour and Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, Vietnam

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4 days
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors


Experience the contrast between the bustling capital of Hanoi and the serene UNESCO-listed Halong Bay. This 3-night tour introduces you to both sides of Vietnam, accompanied by an informative guide.
Enjoy two nights of superior twin-share accommodations with complimentary breakfast amid elegant décor at Le Carnot Hotel (or similar), located at the edge of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and just a 5-minute drive to Hoan Kiem Lake. Alternatively, stay at the comfortable Sunway Hotel (or similar), just a 15-minute walk from the city center.
During your cruise in Halong Bay, you will stay on a wooden junk, modeled after traditional Imperial Court vessels, with full board included.
Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.


Day 1: HanoiMeet your guide upon hotel pickup or arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, and transfer to your Hanoi hotel for check-in. The rest of your day is free for you to spend at your leisure. Perhaps head to the city center or explore Hanoi Old Quarter on foot, or simply relax in your fully equipped superior room.
Overnight: 3-star Le Carnot Hotel or Sunway Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi (B, L) After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a city sightseeing tour of Hanoi with your guide. Start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where the former leader's embalmed body is on display in a glass sarcophagus. Afterward, learn more about Ho Chi Minh's life and career on a tour of his former residence.
Next, head to the historical One Pillar Pagoda, originally constructed in 1049. Your guide can point out the architectural elements that make this one of Vietnam's most iconic temples.
After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, continue on to the Temple of Literature, the country’s first university that dates back to 1070. Stroll different paths among five courtyards to find treasures such as a statue of Confucius guarded by two bronze storks standing on turtles.
Then hop in a cyclo for a panoramic tour of the Old Quarter in the afternoon, followed by a visit to Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake). Stop to admire Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain), located on a small islet, and take in the natural surroundings while enjoying a hot brew of fresh coffee (own expense) from one of the many cafés near the beautiful lake.
End your day at the Thang Long Theater to watch a Vietnamese water puppet show. This unique, traditional art form originates from rural festivals. Both men and women stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk, laugh and even dance on the surface as the story takes place.
Overnight: 3-star Le Carnot Hotel or Sunway Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)Following breakfast at your hotel, you’re driven to the Gulf of Tonkin and Halong Bay, located approx. 112 miles (180 km) east of Hanoi. By midday you’ll board a traditional junk for check-in.
Enjoy a seafood lunch on board and a delightful cruise that delivers you to some of the islands and caves in picturesque Halong Bay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its outstanding natural beauty.
“Dragon descending to the sea,“ as the bay is known in Vietnamese, features more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes — a mesmerizing sight.
You’ll visit a cave with your guide and have the opportunity to swim alongside the golden sands of Titov beach (depending on weather conditions and water temperature) before dinner and an overnight stay in your superior cabin.
Overnight: Huong Hai or Bai Tho traditional junk, or upgrade to deluxe Indochina Sails
Day 4 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)Enjoy breakfast on board and continue cruising the bay until it’s time to disembark and drive back to Hanoi, where you’re dropped off at your hotel or the airport.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (upon request)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2-nights accommodation in 3-star hotels
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Professional guide
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activity fees
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of hiking is involved
  • Sunscreen, a hat and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Rates are based on twin-share accommodations
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed during October and November 2014 for maintenance

Meeting Point

Your Hanoi city hotel
Departure Time:
8:00 AM
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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