Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Ha Noi City Tour
Transfer to airport to take a flight to Ha Noi. Arrival Noi Bai airport, pick-up and transfer to Ha Noi City. Afternoon, drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where the late President Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Proclamation of Independence on September 2, 1945. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to One-Pillar Pagoda, a must-see monument in Ha Noi. One-Pillar Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist pagoda supported by only one pillar. Built in the early 11th century during the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, the pagoda resembles a lotus blossom. We will also visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), the first Imperial school in Vietnam built in 1070 during the dynasty of Ly King. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay
The shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel and drive you through the scenic countryside to Ha Long Bay. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive sights. Heading out of town, we will embark on a boat for exploration of the legendary Ha Long Bay. This exciting five-hour cruise will provide a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery. Ha Long Bay is home to some 3000 limestone islands that rise out of the clear emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and enjoy a visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Day 3: Relax in the turquoise water of the Ha Long Bay
After breakfast, spend your morning swimming in the bay or relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. Have lunch before returning to Ha Noi. Transfer to Noi Bai airport to return Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer back to hotel.