This introductory foray into the wonders of Vietnam is perfect for those wanting to explore the rich history of capital Hanoi and the magical beauty of Halong Bay, where you'll spend a night out on the water.
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. Spend your first night savouring delicious local flavours on a street food tour. (D)
Drive to Halong, where you will take an overnight cruise exploring the far-most corners of the tranquil waters of this beautiful bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, relax among the beautiful karst peaks, with stops to explore caves and learn about local life. (B,L,D) Return to Hanoi the next day and spend some time at leisure. (B)
Begin the day passing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace and Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology before boarding a cyclo to venture through the Old Quarter's 36 vibrant streets. In the evening, attend the Quintessence of Tonkin show – a spectacular open-air performance showcasing Vietnam's rich history. (B,L)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out of the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish before transferring to the airport. (B)
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