Best Short Discovery In Vietnam

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Overview

Best Short Discovery In Vietnam is a short Vietnam Tours. This 5 days tour in North Vietnam is suitable for solo travelers, honeymoon couple or family group. With Hanoi to Halong Bay 5 Days, you will visit the busy capital city of Hanoi, Visit some must-see destinations in Hanoi and enjoying the best street food in Vietnam,  Do kayaking in Halong Bay and enjoy the best time in one of the most beautiful places in the World.. This 5 days tour is a good option for you when you are a small group because you can use the cruise shuttle bus for saving the trip cost. 

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Places you’ll see

Highlights

  • Having a chance to enjoy a unique Vietnam Traditional art – Water Puppet Show.
  • Visiting all the must-see destinations of Hanoi City Center including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature and famous museum. 
  • Exploring the stunning and wonderful scenes of Halong Bay on the 3 days 2 nights cruise.
  • Discovering Halong Bay’s beauty and surrounding areas by kayaking and enjoying the delightful cuisine on board.

Itinerary

Water Puppet Show

Water Puppet Show

 Activities: Arrive in Vietnam and have free time in Hanoi. Be entertained by the Water Puppet show and enjoy a hearty welcome dinner.

Starting your first day of the Best 5 Days in Vietnam Tour with your arrival in Hanoi International Airport.

Arriving in Hanoi, you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide at the Airport and head straight to Hanoi center for your check-in at your hotel. You can take a rest and enjoy your leisure time for today. (Please be noted that the check-in time is normal at 14:00, any early check-in request would depend on hotel's availability and you will pay for surcharge).

In the late afternoon, our guide will pick you up from your hotel then we start walking around and enjoy the fresh air of the Restored Sword Lake ( Hoan Kiem Lake) and the Hanoi Old Quarter with its 36 ancient streets - the oldest and busiest commercial district of Hanoi for centuries. You will see how is the local life of Vietnamese people from the old men playing chess, to the youngers enjoy a cup of coffee on the street side. 

Today,  you will take a short walk to the Water Puppet Theater to enjoy a Water Puppet Show - a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture in the 11th century. The skills of artists make the Water Puppets seem like human beings will amaze you.

Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Spend your free time on relaxing or wandering around the lovely Hanoi at night. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

 Meals:  Dinner

History Museum

History Museum

 Activities: Visit some must-see destinations in Hanoi and enjoying the best street food in Vietnam

Day 2 of your Best 5 Days in Vietnam Tour will be Hanoi City Tour which will help you to understand more about culture and history of Vietnam and Hanoi. Hanoi is one of the important destinations of most of Vietnam Tours as that is the capital of Vietnam and that is easy to fly into or departure from.

Discovering all the popular attractions in Hanoi with full day city tour. Walking on the wide tree-lined boulevards with French colonial architecture and visiting the peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas in Hanoi is always the best way to experience the charming Hanoi Capital City of Vietnam.

Beginning with the Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday and from the beginning of October to the end of November), Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts,  the One Pillar Pagoda (unique architecture in a gorgeous garden and mature trees), and the Presidential Palace. This is an important historical place and of priceless value to Vietnamese people. You will have a chance to learn about Cu Ho’s life, his contributions to the independence and freedom for Vietnamese people. 

After that, we will have a chance to explore the first university of Vietnam - the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature. Considered as the first University of Vietnam, The Temple of Literature is a symbol of Hanoi’s symbol of wisdom, talent, and study. Many students visit this place to pray for good results in their exams. You may see young girls and boys wear traditional dress to make their yearbook as well. 

Next stop, you will choose between a visit to the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. The History Museum preserves artifacts reflecting thousands of years of Vietnamese culture and history, whereas the Ethnology Museum exhibits demonstrate the costumes and focus on the culture and daily life of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups.

After visiting the popular sites, we will come back to Hanoi's Old Quarter to walk around and taste different street foods in Hanoi. Learning how to make these dishes would be the most interesting part for you. Do not miss it!

Stay overnight at your hotel to end your second day.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

 Activities: Drive to Halong Bay, board our overnight boat and begin our cruise in one of the world's most beautiful places.

Halong Bay overnight trip always attracts all clients when they visit Vietnam. Day 3 of your 5 Days in Vietnam Tour you will enjoy the Halong Bay 2 night cruise.

At 08.00 AM: After breakfast, check out your hotel then take approximately 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay - The UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular attraction of Vietnam. 

On the way to Halong Bay, you will have a chance to take the photos of beautiful sceneries of Red River Delta with green rice fields and countryside landscape.

Begin our traditional junk cruise in this natural paradise of jutting limestone islands and calm water. 

Upon your arrival at Tuan Chau harbor, we will do the check-in on board then enjoy a fresh and delicious seafood lunch while soaking in the incredible views of this magical bay.

In the afternoon, we will discover around some of the beautiful and well-known islands of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot Caves- One of the largest and widest caves in Halong Bay. You will be overwhelmed by the stone blocks inside the cave with a thousand of stalactites and stalagmites under the twinkle light. 

Additionally, we will stop at an island featuring a sheltered white-sand beach to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (subject to the weather condition).

In the evening, we will enjoy the delightful dinner on board. You will relax or make friends with others on our cruise then stay overnight on the junk.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Notes: The itinerary is a sample of one cruise. The itinerary will slightly change depending on the cruise you choose.

Kayaking

Kayaking

 Activities: Discover the remote areas. Do kayaking in Halong Bay and enjoy the best time in one of the most beautiful places in the World.

Day 4 of your 5 Days in Vietnam Tour is one of the most memorable day for your 5 day trip as today you will discover the less touched area of Halong Bay with the day boat.

Wake-up after the first night on board, we will have breakfast and get full energy for the exploration day to the different aspect of Halong Bay by a day boat. You will have a valuable opportunity to try kayaking to discover the untouched areas or go swimming in the warm and small beaches. Your junk boat will cruise in the different remote area in Halong Bay and stop somewhere beaches or kayaking.

Lunch will be served on your boat.

After lunchtime, we will continue exploring the gorgeous places in Halong Bay before coming back to our big cruise.

In the evening, you will have dinner on board, relax with an icy cocktail, and enjoy the stunning view of the Bay by night. Stay second night onboard.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Titop island

Titop island

 Activities: Enjoy the last day on the cruise visiting Halong Bay. Then come back to Hanoi for the flight home.

Don’t miss your final sunrise over Halong Bay Cruise. During breakfast time, you will have a chance to see the beauty of this mystical bay. After that, you will do kayaking for the last time before disembarking the harbor. Just enjoy the smooth and warm waters of the rural area which are not able to be accessed by the larger boats. 

Your lunch will be well prepared onboard. After lunch, we will say goodbye to lovely cruise staffs and get back to the harbor. We finish the 3 day 2 night junk boat, your tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the harbor and transfer you to Hanoi for the flight back home or to another destination. 

Your Best 5 days in Vietnam trip with Incredible Asia Journeys - the most reliable tour agency in Vietnam concludes here. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: The itinerary for Halong Bay trip may change slightly depending on the cruise You choose.

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Hanoi
Gondola Hotel & Spa
Gondola Hotel & Spa

A mere 2-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and a 3-minute drive from Dong Xuan and the weekend night market lies the lavish Gondola Hotel. Along with the open-plan communal areas like the restaurant and the rooftop bar, The Gondola Hotel features rooms with windows affording either lake or city views. Every room features effective air conditioning and a safety deposit box for your comfort and security. For working or relaxing, the accompanying lounging area comes complete with a desk and a flat-screen TV, while the en suite bathrooms come with either a bathtub or shower option.The Gondola Hotel is your home base for travelling around Vietnam. We are located just 10 minutes from Hanoi’s central Train Station and about 35 minutes from Noi Bai International Airport via car. The tour desk at the Gondola Hotel provides you with reliable information as well as the convenience of ticket buying and tour booking services. Motorbikes and cars are also available to rent from the hotel. Return back to the Gondola Hotel after a day of activities to a soothing massage, or head upstairs to our rooftop bar to enjoy a drink and the panoramic views of the city at sunset. The Gondola Restaurant provides a great mix of Vietnamese and European food throughout the day. 

Boss Legend Hotel
Boss Legend Hotel

The amenities at the Boss Legend Hotel make it one of the more unique hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Boss Legend Hotel is one of the hotels to feature an outdoor swimming pool and our many services include event banquets, a fully equipped gym and a relaxing sauna and spa, perfect for leisure and business travellers alike. Its central location puts you in close touch with some of Hanoi’s best attractions – Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, while just slightly further afar lies Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature. The Boss Legend Hotel features 80 stately rooms, from comfortable City View suites to the palatial Presidential Suite. 

Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi
Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi

The finest of Hanoi’s hotel accommodation awaits. The Hotel De L’Opera MGallery Collection, is the embodiment of the class, prestige and international recognition of Hanoi, our phoenix from the ashes of Vietnam’s past. Situated on Trang Tien Street, a mere minute’s walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, the Water Puppet Theatre and the opulent Trang Tien Plaza, you will enjoy the finest that Hanoi has to offer, both inside and outside the hotel. At Hotel De L’Opera, you will bear witness to the top level of Hanoi’s wonderful hospitality, available to you at any time of the day throughout 107 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Between the marble lobby and exquisite indoor courtyard, you will receive the warmest of welcomes, before finding the deep shades of elegance draped across your room. The gorgeous indoor pool, well-equipped gym and professional spa are some of the added benefits of a stay with Hotel De L’Opera. Our priority is your satisfaction, to which end our staff will work tirelessly. You will receive nothing but a 5-star service through La Fee Verte, our beautiful bar, Café Lautrec and our resplendent Satine Restaurant.

Halong Bay
V'Spirit Classic Cruise
V'Spirit Classic Cruise

 “V’Spirit” is short for “Vietnamese Spirit” – a national philosophy advocating warm hospitality to guests, which is what we can guarantee you on one of our Halong Bay Deluxe Cruises. The crew members that you will meet are professionally trained and experienced, committing themselves to show you the true meaning of V’Spirit.We have three wooden junk boats in our fleet designed in traditional Vietnamese style, yet loaded with contemporary amenities. Each of our deluxe cabins includes sea-view windows and a modern bathroom, with large, comfortable beds and plenty of extra space. Upstairs, you will find a classy restaurant where you will taste some of the best food available in Vietnam. The sundeck and the bar are fantastic places for meeting people and catching amazing views of the magnificent Halong Bay.As possibly the biggest highlight of any Vietnam Tour, Halong Bay is awaiting your discovery and V’Spirit is thrilled to be there with you. Our excellent customer service means that you can focus on the beauty all around you while we take care of everything else. As one of the top recommendations on Tripadvisor, we are proud to call ourselves one of the best Halong Bay Cruises and hope to have the fantastic time with your family, friends or have a great honeymoon time in otherworldly Halong Bay.

LaFairy Cruise
LaFairy Cruise

LaFairy Sails takes its name from one of the most magical areas of Halong Bay; Fairy Lake Cave, where colourful spotlights illuminate the walls and light reflected from the water dances on the ceiling.  This is the kind of magic that we want to share with you.The limestone karsts, caves and beaches of Halong Bay are well-discovered now, but we take you to areas less accessible to other cruises. We endeavour to explore parts of the bay still largely untouched, like the Ngoc Trai Area, with its sunny beaches and tranquil waters.The flavours of Halong Bay come alive on a LaFairy Sails cruise. Our restaurant features the freshest, local ingredients for all of our dishes and you can see first-hand the processes necessary to prepare such sumptuous food with demonstrations from our chefs.A LaFairy Sails cruise is fully furnished with a comfortable and air-conditioned cabin, featuring all the amenities expected from a modern cruise ship. Halong Bay is an essential destination for any Vietnam tour and LaFairy Sails lets you see it in an unforgettably unique way.

Signature Cruise
Signature Cruise

The Signature Cruise Halong is gaining popularity by the day. It is one of the biggest cruise ships in Halong Bay and can boast large suites with plenty of room to go alongside its top-class facilities. The Signature Cruise features all the amenities for a truly comfortable time in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay: twelve luxury cabins, plush restaurant, fully-stocked bar, large movie room and gorgeous open sundeck with the charming grassy area. We care deeply about the safety of our passengers and are proud of our impressive safety record. The environment is another deep concern for us and, to this end, we support local community work for villagers and welcome the indigenous people of the area to work with us should they wish. This junk boat cruise is perfect for a family with kids vacation, honeymoon time or relaxed time with friends.Let Signature Cruise Halong show you the way to go with the best cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay.

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Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations(Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick- up/ drop- off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC 
  •   2 nights in Halong Overnight Cruise
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water( 02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as itinerary

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your flights to/from Vietnam 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned  in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses 
  •   Tips for guide and driver
Price from
$ 365 $ 330 /person
Days
5
  • Best price guaranteed
  • Money back guarantee
  • Customizable by local experts
  • 24/7 customer support
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