Day 1: Singapore - Hanoi Arrival
Departing from Changi Airport Singapore, after a 3hr20 mins flight you will arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, a transfer to Hanoi Capella Hotel in Hanoi center, check in your hotel. Enjoy afternoon tea ( included in the package at the hotel), time at leisure
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour( B,L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi
is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights,
8h00: Start the tour by car to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, After visiting Tran Quoc Pagoda on the bank of the biggest Lake in Hanoi - the West Lake, our guide will take you to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to discover the rich culture of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.
12h00: Lunch, after lunch, visit the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake
, Ngoc Son Temple. 1 hour sitting on the Cyclo to visit Hanoi Old Quarter then Enjoy the Water Puppet Show.
Time at leisure
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (B,L)
8h00 : Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the departure to Ninh Binh with the distance of 100kms It takes about 2 hours to get there
10:00 – Arrive in Glimmering Bai Dinh Pagoda Complex, this is the largest pagoda in Southeast of Asia. walk up on the road in Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.
On arrival in Bai Dinh Pagoda We visit 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones and Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
The last visit with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains.
12h00 : Transfer to the local restaurant for lunch some special local dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….
13h00 -Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi ( Dack ) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long… Every passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.
15h00 – Cycling trip on rural roads through the canal network and through small villages with back drop of a maze of limestone mountains.
Transfer to your hotel, free time
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Ha Long, overnight onboard (B, L,D)
8h00: Leave for Halong Bay
11:00: Arrive at the Scarlet Pearl check-in area at Halong International Cruise Port – Where we will complete the check-in process and other procedures.
Transfer to Scarlet Pearl Cruise. Welcome aboard! Enjoy a welcome drink during the cruise briefing, including safety instructions, before check-in to your cabin.
A splendid lunch is served at Tahiti Restaurant while cruising into the primitive Lan Ha Bay. The bay has hundreds of small and large islands, making it an enormous, wonderful scene to look at while dining.
We reach the landing spot of Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island where we will hop on bikes (electric car available) for an active tour along small paved roads towards a village nestled in a valley. Meet and greet local inhabitants doing their daily work, see their homes and the village school.
Return to Scarlet Pearl Cruises to relax and admire the sunset on our sundeck.
Our talented bartender will show you how to make a bartender! You then can make a special cocktail for a special family event after the course.
It is time to enjoy your dinner, as well as a special culture exchange on the restaurant stage between guests, who come from all over the world, and the Vietnamese host.
Day 5: Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L)
06:30: Begin your new day with a Yoga session, taking photos, or enjoy the sunrise from your cabin window.
Enjoy a light breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the bay.
Visit Dark & Bright Cave which is the perfect destination for our excursion, a serene round lake encompassed by rich trees and high stone walls.
Take your pick either exploring the cave by yourself in a kayak or comfortably on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:15 – 9:45: Return to Scarlet Pearl Cruises, pack your luggage and check-out of your cabin while cruising towards the port.
Enjoy an extraordinary brunch on board and then disembark at Halong International Cruise Port. Our luxury limousine car will transfer you back to Hanoi.
14:30 – 15:00: Arrive back to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.
Day 6: Hanoi – Fly back to Singapore (B)
Free time until transfer to the airport for your departure flight