As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. The city hosts more cultural sites than any city in Vietnam, and boasts more than 1,000 years of history, and that of the past few hundred years has been well preserved.

  • Hanoi's history, culture, religion and tradition: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Hoa Lo Prison, Temple of Literature, Museum, Old Quarter, French Quarter
  • Experience Vietnamese cycle ride (local rickshaw)
  • Hanoi's food (specialties)
  • Old quarter oriental walking
  • Vietnamese traditional performance: Water Puppet Show

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Halong Bay - Hanoi

08h00 Pick up by driver and tour guide & depart for Hanoi (driving is 3.5hrs)
Arrival at Hanoi, you will firstly stop at Temple of Literature. In 1076 Quoc Tu Giam -Vietnam's first university, also referred to as Van Mieu, was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
The One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 will be visited next. This structure is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Close by is the mausoleum of the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (viewed from outside)
Continue to picturesque West Lake and the Buddhist pagoda of Tran Quoc a short visit.

Check in hotel & have a quick rest!

Following by a fascinating walking tour that will introduce to you some of Vietnam’s finest authentic street foods. Our guide take you wandering to some typical places, market to get overview Vietnamese food, talking with artisan foodstuffs, street food vendors, stall holders, hear stories of the ingredients and history of Hanoi’s food culture and sample the most famous dish of Northern Vietnamese cuisine – Cha Ca La Vong.

After lunch visit Women museum & enjoy Water puppet show before taking an hour trip on a cyclo (pedicap) going through Old Quarter. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you.

The cyclo ride will end at a nice coffee shop in the Old Quarter, for a cup of famous “egg coffee”

Return to hotel, free time at own pace

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay

08h00 Pick up at hotel, transfer back cruise
11h30 Arrival back cruise terminal, end tour!  

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Van & Group size:

  • 1 pax: Private 4 or 7 seat van
  • 2 – 3 pax: Private 7 seat van
  • 4 – 8 pax: Private 16 seat van
  • 9 – 15 pax: private 29 seat van
  • 16 – 20 pax: Private 35 seat van
  • 20 – 25 pax: Private 45 seat van

Packing lists:

  • Summer time: Comfortable shoes or sandal, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Winter time: Warm clothes, Comfortable shoes or sandal, camera

Meals: If requested for drinking & lunch & dinner on day 1, extra 10 USD/person/meal

Pick up & Drop off:

  • Pick up: Pick up at the back ground of the international passenger station where electric car/shuttle drop you. (Ship will dock at New international cruise terminal then by the ship, there are lots of shuttle waiting to take passengers out). Just get in one of them. Shuttle will take you to the shuttle to the back yard of the cruise passenger’s station, guide pick you up at the place shuttle drop you
  • Drop off: Same place as pick up

Travel Insurance: Local travel insurance included on the entrance ticket.

Payment methods: Need a refundable deposit (30%) by either Pay Pal or Credit card, to process your booking. - Balance can be paid in USD cash on arrival to our guide. If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. in advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group

If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. in advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group
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Rates applied from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2020

Number of Persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 14 15 - 16
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs


  • Port fee
  • Private van transfer with aircondition
  • Excursion as mentioned with all entrance fee included
  • Lunch
  • Boat trip where mentioned
  • English Speaking guide through the trip
  • Mineral water (01 bottle/person) & tissue on coach


  • Hotel
  • Requested drinking
  • Tip for guide and driver
  • Any other services not mentioned at inclusions portion

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10 hours/ From US$ 80
12 hours/ From US$ 80
24 hours/ From US$ 80

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