Luxury Hanoi & Halong Experience - 5 Days

We present the "Luxury Hanoi & Halong Experience" to combine a Hanoi visit with a tour of Halong Bay on the Gulf of Tonkin for high-end travelers. Your 5 day journey begins with two nights among pagodas and temples in Hanoi, an elegant old dame of a city centred around a huge freshwater lake and where motorbikes whizz through the pulsating streets of the knotted Old Quarter. You will then embark on one of life's bucket-list trips - Orchid Cruise. Rare and specialized itineraries (Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay) allow you to experience less traveled routes that other cruises simply cannot offer.

Luxury Hanoi & Halong Experience - 5 Days - Vietnam Tours

Start city: Hanoi (Vietnam)

Finish city: Hanoi (Vietnam)

Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights

Departure: Private Luxury Tour. Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay

- Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi (Vietnam)

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Price from: $965 - Book now!

Tour Highlights
  • Stay at one of Hanoi's most luxury and romantic hotels
  • Cyclo ride around Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Overnight cruise on a traditional junk boat on Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay.

  • BRIEF & PRICE
  • ITINERARY
  • TOUR MAP
  • FAQs

BRIEF & PRICE

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group Size
2 persons
4 persons
6 persons
> 8 persons
Landtour
1,190
1,020
965
Flights
0
0
0
Total
1,190
1,020
965

ITINERARY


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. After tour briefing, it’s time to chill out with a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter. The charming area comes out with its small alleys, old houses, charming little cafes, boutique shops and variety of food on the street, such as corn on the cob, juicy mango or young rice wrapped in lotus leaf… In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone.
Start with a visit to the Temple of Literature that was built in 1070 and best known as the First National University. Follow it with one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum) before your lunch. This meal offers you unforgettable experience of the famous Hanoi specialty cha ca -- fried fish with turmeric and dill and vermicelli noodles -- at Cha Ca Thang Long.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Ba Dinh Square where stands the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh who led Vietnam to independence from French colonial rule. This site has become an important city landmark and a perfect place to learn more about Vietnam’s rich history. From there, wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens toward the One Pillar Pagoda and Presidential Palace, where a replica of Ho Chi Minh’s simple working space is on display.
Conclude the day with a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise.
Journey east through the rich farmland of the Red River delta to Haiphong where the luxury Orchid Cruise anchors. On arrival you are welcomed onboard a ship. Settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a three day cruise around Halong Bay. Along the way to the less visited and untouched areas, enjoy a huge lunch served on board and admire the picturesque scenery of islands. These limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves.
Break your trip with a leisurely swim in a secluded cove or an enjoyable kayak in the crystal clear waters of the Bay before taking part in onboard traditional cooking class. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: On cruise.

Day 4: Halong Bay on cruise.
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands.
Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue your journey.
You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel at Viet Hai village. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way.
After lunch time, visit Bai Tu Long Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit).
Followed by a traditional cooking class & delicious dinner served for you by your wonderful onboard catering staff.
The rest time of the day is yours to enjoy the landscape of the bay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: On cruise.

Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure.
Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.
It is time for checking out, and enjoy a delightful brunch while return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where the cruise disembarks.
Say goodbye with the cruise team, and meet the driver for the transfer to the Noi Bai Airport to catch your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

TOUR MAP

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FAQs

1. Are tour dates of "Luxury Hanoi & Halong Experience" flexible?

Yes, this luxury holiday package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler’s interest & budget.

4. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

5. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

6. What are the accommodations like?

For luxury travel packages, we only choose 5 star accommodations or if not – they will be the best ones in their regions. In case you prefer to stay at the TOP luxury hotels/ resorts/ cruises or higher room category, just ask our travel consultants to revise the quotation. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

7. Can I get early check-in or late check-out?

Yes this may be possible but is wholly at the discretion of the hotel and is often charged extra. We can, if you wish, book you additional nights at the hotel to guarantee that you check in as soon as you arrive or to enable you to keep your room until your departure time. We usually recommend this for flights through the night or at unsociable hours. Some hotels have courtesy room/luggage storage facilities and we advise you to check if this is possible at the time of your booking.

8. What are the guides like?

All of our tour guides are professional, helpful and friendly! They are fluent in English (or French, Spanish etc.). They are from the local areas where they guide and are among the very best guides available in each region. Our guides treat our travelers like friends, showing visitors both the major highlights and the local treasures.

9. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

10. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

11. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

12. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. Many of our guests travel solo. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, and transportations because no-one shares cost with.

13. What vaccinations are recommended for this holiday?

It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.

14. What's the climate like?

Whilst Vietnam is typically warm and humid, the weather can vary significantly from one region to another due to the country's length. The weather in Vietnam can be split by region and seasons, so please check with our travel consultants for more information.

15. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately to ensure the best interests of the group.

16. What is tipping information?

If you're happy with the service you received, providing a tip for tour guides, drivers - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry.

17. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

18. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

19. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

20. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

21. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card such as Visa, Master, Amex (additional service fee 3% is applicable), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

22. What happens if I fall ill or injure myself?

Most travelling incidents are relatively minor, involving nothing more than cuts and bruises or a brief case of traveller's tummy. Our tour guides are trained to cope with these minor incidents but in the unlikely case of something more serious, we will seek local medical assistance. We suggest you buy cancellation and curtailment insurance.

23. I can't use my holiday anymore – can I give it to someone else?

Yes, our packages are usually transferable (unless the terms of a specific offer state otherwise). So long as you haven’t used part of your package, you can (generally) give it to a friend or family member.

24. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend that you seek the assistance of a qualified insurance broker to buy travel insurance which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

25. How to change or cancel my reservation?

You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Above Price Included
  • Luxury 5* hotel in Hanoi
  • 3 day/ 2 night cruise package on Halong Bay
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Above Price Excluded
  • International flights into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee.

Did you know? All of our Vietnam Tours are private and depart daily. Vietnam Tours can organize any additional accommodation.
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