Night 1: Mumbai - Hanoi
21h00: The group meeting at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai to check in the flight VN972 by Vietnamairlines at 23h10 to Hanoi
Day 1 : Hanoi – Arrival - Hanoi City Tour (B,L,D)
5h00: Arrive at Hanoi International Airport, transfer to the center of Hanoi, early check in the hotel, breakfast.
8h30 : Start the tour 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
13h30: 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
19h00: Dinner then time at leisure to explore Hanoi at night, you can go shopping, visit night market, walking street or visit Ta Hien beer street...
Day 2 : Hanoi - Quang Phu Cau Incense village- Ninh Binh (B,L,D)
08h00: Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for the full day tour to Quang Phu Cau incense village and Ninh Binh
9h00: Arrive at Quang Phu Cau village, we will start the walking tour around the village, see how the local people making the incense including bamboo chopping, dipping the sticks in dye, creation of incense paste and dry the incense in the sun... talk to the locals to know about the history of making incense of the village. You are free to walk around the village to take photos of incense bundles, incense making process...
After visiting Quang Phu cau Village, We drive to Tam Coc, lunch on arrival then take the boat trip for about 2,5 hours to visit a complex of caves in Tam Coc such as: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. After boat trip, We climb up the visit Mua Cave and enjoy the amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc and Ninh Binh city from the top of Ngoa Long Mountain.
17h00: Bus transfer back to Hanoi
19h00: Arrive in Hanoi, dinner then transfer back to your hotel, time at leisure
Day 3 : Hanoi – Ha Long, overnight on Cruiser (B,L,D)
8h30: You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transferred to Ha Long.
11:30-12:00 Upon arrival at Tuan Chau International Cruise Port, you will enjoy a warm welcome by our cruise staff in the waiting lounge and complete check-in procedure.
12:00 Upon boarding Amanda Cruise, our crew welcome you with a refreshing drink and cold towel before checking into your cabin. The vessel leaves Tuan Chau Marina, taking you on an exciting journey to discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay. Along the way, you can enjoy the view of some of the most beautiful spots in Ha Long and admire the grandeur of the Bay with thousands of limestone islands while the vessel heads to Trinh Nu Cave.
Enjoy your lunch at our luxurious restaurant on board while the vessel cruises toward Trinh Nu cave.
14.00: You return to your cabin for a short rest and prepare for kayaking activities in Trinh Nu Cave area.
15.00: You will be transferred to Trinh Nu Cave by tender.
Arriving at Trinh Nu Cave area, you will take part in kayaking activitie here. To get to Trinh Nu beach, you need to kayak around thousand-year-old limestone formations and then walk for 5 minutes through Trinh Nu cave. Trinh Nu beach will amaze you with its white sand, emerald water and mild pleasant weather condition.
17.30-18.00 Back on board, you will participate in Sunset party & cooking class while the vessel cruises toward the shore. You can enjoy relaxing moments while sipping a cup of traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee on the sundeck amid wonderful scenery and beautiful sunset. Ha Long Bay is calm during the day, but when the sun goes down, the Bay becomes even more tranquil and peaceful.
You will be instructed to make delicious traditional Vietnamese steamed rice rolls by our chef and then enjoy the rolls made on your own.
17.30-18.30 Happy hour – BUY 2 DRINK GET 1 FOR FREE
19.30 Gala Dinner. Enjoy your dinner on the Sundeck (if the weather is favorable)
20.30 After dinner, you will enjoy a peaceful view of the Bay at night on the deck. You can also participate in evening activities such as massage (subject to additional charge), herbal wood foot bath in your room (free of charge 01 herbal bag for each cabin) or enjoying music and some drinks at Sky Bar while admiring breathtaking view of the Bay at night and squid fishing.
The cruise ship anchors for your peaceful night stay in quiet area
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi Airport - Mumbai (B,Brunch)
06.15: Start your day with Tai Chi class on the sundeck.
06.30-07.00 Enjoy a light breakfast with coffee, tea, cake and fruit.
07.30 Exploring Sung Sot cave. This is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. The cave has some unique rock formations which couldn’t be found anywhere else. The path to the mouth of Sung Sot Cave is under a canopy of leaves. Walking through steep stone steps, tourists may have the feeling of climbing on mountains and experience the excitement as if they are stepping to the sky.
08.30-09.30 Back on board, you can rest in your room, enjoy the herbal foot bath prepared by our crew, sunbathe on the sundeck, take pictures of Ha Long Bay or shop for souvenirs on the boat.
09.30 Check-out time.
Please put your luggage outside your cabin and leave the room key at the reception desk. Our staff will transfer your luggage to the waiting area. While waiting, you can shop for some products of Amanda cruise.
10.00 Enjoy early lunch buffet at the restaurant on the 2nd floor and settle the bills if any.
11.30 Arrival at Tuan Chau Marina. Transfer to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi for your flight back home VN973 at 18h20 back to Mumbai
- Hotel rooms ( double or twin sharing)
- Overnight on 5 star cruise boat in Ha Long Bay
- Private transportation with AC
- English speaking tour guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary ( B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
- Bottled water on bus
- Entrance fees in the program
- Water Puppet Show in Hanoi
- Cyclo ride in the old quarter
- Service charges
- Single Room
- International flight tickets
- Tips for tour guides
- Others not mentioned in the program
- Hanoi: Shining Central Hotel
- Halong Bay: Amanda Cruise