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ACTIVITIES Hanoi Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Highlight of northern Vietnam on-the-water 7 days tour

Halong bay-Bai Tu Long bay - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Bai Dinh - Trang An - Van Long - Kenh Ga are those of the most beautiful destinations on-the-water in the northern of Vietnam.

 Day 01 (09/01): Private Half-day (afternoon) Hanoi city tour by motorbike with female tour

motorbike tour
motorbike tour

 guide wearing the traditional dress called “ao dai” as their uniform.(D)You can start the tour at 2.00-3.00 pm. The tour lasts for 4 hours.You will be met up with our tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown then we head to the first visit is Ngoc Son Pagoda. Then get to Hanoi Opera House and France Quarter. Next we will cross the

bustle street for a short walking inside the campus of the first university of Vietnam – Temple of

Literature – which was built in 10th century under Ly Dynasty who greatly influenced by

Confucianism.The next stop is Tran Quoc Pagoda, the headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist

Congregation where many important Vietnamese Buddhism activities are taken place.

Going along the Youth Road with two lakes in two sides including West Lake, the biggest lake in

Hanoi and Truc Bach Lake. And then you will move to a Hanoi traditional restaurant for dinner.

After short rest, you will continue to pass through Hanoi 36 Old Streets. After that, tour guide will

take you back to your hotel and the trip ends.

Time to say goodbye.

Day 02,03,04 (10/01-12/01): Hanoi - Halong – Bai Tu Long bay 3 days 2 nights (Overnight on

cruise) (Less touristic route) (Group tour) - Private transfer to Ninh Binh

DAY 2: HON GAI HARBOR – BAI TU LONG BAY – VUNG VIENG – CONG DO (L, D)

Bai tu long 
Bai tu long 
 

07:40 – 08:20am Pick up at your hotel (near the Old Quarter in Hanoi) by Bus.

12:00 – 12:30pm Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.

12:30 – 13:00pm Check – in. Cruise will begin with welcome drink and safety briefing.

13:00 – 14:30 pm Buffer lunch will be served in dining room while cruising into magnificent Bai Tu

Long Bay; admire the fascinating limestone karsts on the way.

14:30 – 17:00 pm Cruise to Vung Vieng – Ban Chan beach: Taking the Bamboo Boat to discover

Vung Vieng village and Pearl farm, then transfer to Ban Chan beach for swimming and Kayaking

around this area

17:30 pm Transfer back to the Boat

Relax and enjoy the Sunset party on the sun deck while cruising to Cong Dong – Cong Do area to

anchor for overnight

18:45 – 19:00 pm Having dinner! Our chef transports our guest back to Ancient Hue Dynasty with

an 8 Course Imperial feast. Guest will sample dishes that was one only a available to royalty

21:00 pm After Dinner, Retreat to your room for some rest and relax or ascend to the sundeck which

Designed both for social interaction and private reflection. Whether it’s to laze around after a

wonderful and filling dinner, drink or talk with your new found friends. This will be a great area

where Guest can also try their hand at Squid fishing, Board games.

DAY 3: CONG DO - CAP LA - MASTER CAVE - VUNG HA KAYAKING

06:30 am Tai Chi session on the sundeck at the break of the dawn

07:00 - 08:00 am Sunrise breakfast with tea, coffee and breakfast are served

08:30 am Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat”. Cruising to Cap La area.

09:30 am Visiting one of nice cave on Ha Long bay, it’s named Master Cave (Thay cave) by Local

people.

10:15 am Back to the daily boat to cruise through Other part of Bai Tu Long to Vung Ha area.

12:30 pm Having a BBQ lunch on the Daily boat with many kind of Vietnamese food

14:00 pm Kayaking through an incredible area and swimming around Vung Ha area.

15:00 pm Continue to cruise back to the Mother boat for second night.

16:30 pm Meet and Mingle with the new group of guest who arrives and share your experiences

after joined Halong activities with them

19:30 pm Enjoy dinner on cruise

21:00 pm Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, and squid fishing in

early night.

DAY 4: THIEN CANH SON - Private transfer to Ninh Binh (B/L/D)

The nicest time of the day on Halong Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck, to participate in our

daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on

the boat and watch the never ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.

07:00 am Enjoy the Morning view of bay’s landscape over breakfast

08:00 am After breakfast We continue our exploration of this area by visiting Thien Canh Son cave

09:30 am Check out of the Cabins

10:00 am Laze around the sundeck or join our Chef in a cooking class in making Traditional

Vietnamese Spring roll

11:00 am To complete your Vietnamese Culinary Experience. Guest will be presented with a

traditional Vietnamese Family Meal. This Traditional Vietnamese Meal is significant to Vietnamese

people which do appreciate the period of family union

12:00 am Upon Arrival back to Hon Gai Wharf, disembark and proceed to our office while waiting

for transport back to Hanoi. ( Complimentary Tea is made available for our guest)

12:30. Private transfer to Ninh Binh – overnight in a hotel arranged by our company in Ninh Binh.

We will arrange the accommodation for the night 12.01 / 13.01 at the same hotel as the next 2

nights in Ninh Binh.

Day 05 (13/01): Hoa Lu temple - Tam Coc Caves – Bich Dong pagoda (Private tour) (B,L,D)

hoa lu tam coc
hoa lu tam coc

 Get picked up by our tour guide at your hotel in Ninh Binh and then depart for Hoa Lu, which is once

depicted the ancient capital of Viet Nam, settled up in the 10th century. Visit temples of two

dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time, the ancient Hoa Lu

Citadel.

Then take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding

with spectacular views.In the late morning depart for Tam Coc, taking boat trip on the scenic Ngo Dong River to visit Tam

Coc which is known as Halong Bay on land. Boating in a sampan on the winging river watching the

local life is an excellent idea you should not miss. Visit 3 caves as water grottos – ancient Vietnam

capital area which under submission to be Natural World Wonders.

Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the

villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves"Hang Ca - First cave, Hang Hai -

Second cave, Hang Ba - Third cave" to get a strange feeling.

And you can hike up to the mountain and visit Bich Dong pagoda, or take short cycling to visit Bich

Dong pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha,

Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order.

CYCLING RIDE Those who love to explore real countryside images of Vietnam can proceed a 40

minute cycling ride along country lane, experiencing the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields.

Day 6 (14/01): Bai Dinh pagoda - Trang An eco-tourism (Private tour) (B,L,D)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ninh Binh and then transfer to Glimmering Bai Dinh

pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically

set on the foot hill of 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.

This pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of

Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of

the highlights that owned the national:

 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)

 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones

 Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)

With sacred atmospheres and intriguing Buddhism story which presented by Go Asia Travel’s insider

guide, you cannot fail to enchant.

The visit ends 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.

Then enjoy a fabulous lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat,

pork storage vessel….

After that -Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone

massif at 20 square kilometre rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields.

Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous

fresh water ponds, and jungle.

Situated near Tam Coc, Trang An is a nature reserve similar to Tam Coc however less visited.

Limestone hills surround a peaceful river which passes through a series of caves (one which takes 15-

minutes to pass through in darkness).

Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Ba

Giot Cave, 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 tranquillity 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.Following is time for Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and

through small villages with back drop of a maze of Limestone Mountains. Then our tour guide will

take you back to your hotel in Ninh Binh.

Day 7 (15/01): Kenh Ga - Van Long - Hanoi airport (Private tour) (B,L)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ninh Binh and then transfer to Van Long then have a

boat trip around natural caves and grottoes ~ admire the wonderful landscape of the tourist area.

Breakfast at hotel, Leave to Kenh Ga (chicken canals) - to the ferry-boarding a boat and cruising

along Hoang Long river (that is mean the Dragon river) watching beautiful shaped limestone

formation~ rice paddies to visit the floating village Kenh Ga ( Chicken Canals-see lonely page ).

Enjoy the life and activities on the river. Visit Hot-mineral- Spring (Natural stream). Have lunch at

Kenh ga harbor, transfer to Van Long then have a boat trip around natural caves and grottoes, admire

the wonderful landscape of the tourist area.

Finally, private transfer directly to the airport at 3.30 pm to catch your flight at 5.25

Inclusion:

- Motorbike with helmet for Hanoi city tour

- Private transfer as in itinerary

- English-speaking tour guide

- Shuttle bus transfer for Halong bay tour

- Deluxe cabin for Halong bay - Bai Tu Long bay cruise

- Welcome drinks & All meals onboard (02 lunch, 02 dinner, 02 breakfast, 01 brunch) and all meals as in indicated in the detail itinerary for Hanoi city tour and Ninh Binh tour

- Complimentary water 

- Entrance and sightseeing fees.

- Local bamboo boat, Kayaking, squid fishing equipment.

- Full life jackets Onboard insurance

- Boat trips for Ninh Binh tour

- Bicycle

- Hotel in Ninh Binh

Exclusions: 

- Hotel in Hanoi (09/01)

- Beverage

- Personal expenses, Spa, Massage

- Tips

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