➤ Morning after breakfast depart of a City Tour of Hanoi.
➤ First stop is the House of Ho Chi Minh. For most of his tenure as President of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh lived in a modest stilt house behind the grandiose Presidential Palace in the capital Hanoi. Painful memories of French rule were too fresh in the Vietnamese people's minds; the French Governors General who lived in the Palace were among some of the most hated people in Vietnam, and Uncle Ho was not eager to follow in their footsteps.
➤ Next visit Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of October-November). Ho's body lies inside under a glass sarcophagus, overseen by an honor guard of four sentries standing at each corner of the bier. The embalmed body is extraordinarily well preserved, and dressed in a khaki suit.
➤ Famously known as The Most Unique Pagoda in Asia, explore the one pillar pagoda which holds unique architectural structure. The pagoda looks like a lotus flower which also happens to be the national flower of Vietnam. The pagoda is in the lake with a square structure lying on a stone pillar.
➤ Located on a small peninsula on the East side of Hanoi West Lake, visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda which is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line dating back to more than 1,500 years.
➤ After Lunch in a local restaurant proceed for Halong Bay in a private vehicle. Halong is one of the Country’s Most Famous Natural Wonder with its beautiful bay and islands.
➤ A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most impressive thing about the bay is the 1600 Islands & Islets that Rise up Out of the Water. The majority of the isles here are uninhabited which has made the landscape here remain unspoiled.
➤ With its Incredible Natural Beauty and Geological Significance, the only way to fully appreciate this vast natural attraction is to go on a traditional Junk Boat which is a quintessential image of South East Asia. This will allow you to get close to the limestone pillars, set foot on some of the larger islands, and even go inside the bigger sea caves.
➤ To get further close to the rock formations and enter the smaller caves, you can take kayaks paddling your way under the arches around the pillars and into the tunnels that open out into vast caverns.
➤ Upon arrival, transferred to hotel for check in.
➤ After dinner explore the Halong Night Market. Located in a complex with over 300 stalls that sell diverse types of goods like souvenirs, clothes, foods, etc, the market was built to provide tourists with an off-the-beaten-track and unforgettable shopping experience.
➤ Overnight stay in Halong Bay Hotel.