Hanoi – Cat Ba – Ha Long Bay Tour 4 days: Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, covers a area of 1500 square km. With more than a thousand limestone peaks soaring from its crystalline emerald water this area is one of the natural wonders of Vietnam, and now a World Heritage listed site. Visitors have constantly marvel at Ha Long Bays’ natural beauty. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes created by the wind and the waves that make a excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the boat deck. This trip combines a visit to this eighth world wonder with a exploration of Cat Ba Island.
Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. In the evening you will attend the performance of the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry at Thang Long Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.
Optional Half-day city tour with 01 hour cyclo tour (supplement charge): Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from outside and his residence, one pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, build in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple and explore Old Quarter during a 1-hour cyclo ride.
Drive to Halong and board on a wooden private boat to visit Halong Bay which is listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Enjoy a relaxing 5-hour boat trip through Halong Bay until Cat Ba island with a nice nature picture during the boat trip, fresh seafood lunch is prepared and served on board. Upon arrival in Cat Ba, transfer to hotel to check in.
Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba island
In the morning, you will have leisure time to discover Cat Ba Island town-let or just enjoy the beach. Lunch at own arrangement. In the afternoon, take a high speed boat (joining boat with other tourist passenger) to Haiphong. Pick up by car and drive back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Time at leisure until transfer to Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport for your onward flight.
|HP4||ALL RATES ARE NET IN US$ (01/11/09 – 31/10/10)|
|Tour by private car/coach with private guide per person in a party of|
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|Tour leader of group minimum of 15 full paying pax is free of charge in half twin
Tour leader of group minimum of 20 full paying pax is free of charge in single room
Transfers and tours with English or French speaking guide, accommodation in shared twin rooms with air-condition and private bath room, meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), entrance fees, boat fees.
Are surcharges for other languange guides, compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges, which will be advised at time of booking.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.