Welcome Highlights of Hanoi 4 days private tour around Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi city tour (Lunch)
Pick up at 9:00 am at the hotel visit Hochiminh complex to visit Hochiminh’s mausoleum from outside, Presidential palace, his house on stilts and one pillar pagoda. Then continue to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda as known the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De, thus giving it an age of 1,400 years, then keep walking to Quan Thanh Temple, formerly known as Tran Vu Temple is a Taoist temple in Hanoi, as one of the Four Sacred Temples of the capital, Quan Thanh Temple is located near West Lake.
Keep forward to the Temple Of Literature, constructed in 1070, it is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. And the temple hosts the “Imperial Academy”, Vietnam’s first national university.
Have lunch at local restaurant and proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam, it is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.
We will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, the we walk around the Old Quarters of Hanoi to experience the bustling, real lifestyle of this exciting and vibrant neighborhood.
Day 2: Day trip to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh (Lunch)
Depart the hotel this morning at 8:30 am for the 2 and half-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers.
In the late morning depart for Tam Coc town for a Vietnamese lunch, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs of local villages and the stunning landscape.
After lunch board your private sampan in Thung Nham valley. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to other name, ‘Halong on Land’.
Should you feel adventurous climb up to Bich Dong pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong pagodas, in ascending order before returning to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Day 3: Day trip to Halong bay (Lunch)
At 08:00 am, we will be met by your private tour guide at the lobby of hotel, then we all transfer to Halong Bay, Quang Ninh province. We arrive at Bai Chay wharf at midday, welcomed by crew team of our private junk and we start enjoying 4 hours boat cruise trip. A delicious seafood lunch will be served when we completely relax on boat. We are both having seafood and seeing the wonderful sightseeing outside.
Our lunch time ends is the time we walk into the Thien Cung cave (Heaven Palace cave). After 1 hour stay in the “Heaven Palace”, we are back to the boat for cruising along the World Nature Heritage part to see the Incense Bowl islet, Cock fighting islets Sail islet, Turtle Island.
At 04:00 pm, we finish our boat trip and back to our vehicle for transferring to Hanoi. At around 7:00 pm we will be back to Hanoi.
Day 4: Duong Lam ancient village and cycling tour (Lunch)
Pick up at 8:30 am and travel west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. Upon arrival, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.
Bike to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), is built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, along with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Viagra Deities. Continue riding around the village to discover the daily life and farming working of Vietnamese peasants along the terrace with a stop to visit ancient house back to 200 years ago. Enjoy your special lunch with Vietnamese foods in an ancient house.
Walk along tiny ancient alleys to visit Mong Phu communal house in Mong Phu hamlet and walk on foot to see local people living in the ancient village. Drive back to Hanoi. Ends tour.
Tour cost: 465 USD per person for group of 2 people
Private air con vehicle
3 lunches at local restaurant and a seafood lunch on boat
English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Tours and activities as stated above
Private boat in Halong bay
Sampan on Thung Nham valley
Cycling along villages in Duong Lam
All government taxes
Extra food and beverages
Tips and personal expenses
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