THE TREASURES OF HANOI & HALONG BAY

Discover the charm of Hanoi and the stunning beauty of Halong Bay. Walk down bustling, narrow streets as you explore Hanoi; then cruise to the bay and its amazing rock formations

TOUR INTRODUCTION

4 Days, 3 Nights     FROM US$ 434 PER PERSON

Discover the history and charm of Hanoi and the stunning beauty of Halong Bay. Walk down bustling, narrow streets and alleys as you explore Hanoi with an insider; then take a relaxing overnight cruise to the bay and see its amazing rock formations set in the crystal clear sea.

Tour Hanoi with your local guide, visiting Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and house. See one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples before paying a visit to Hanoi’s old quarter, a wonderful area to explore and take in the atmosphere. See a performance of the uniquely Vietnamese art-form of water-puppetry.

Leave Hanoi for a trip to stunning Halong Bay; board a traditional boat and cruise amongst the rock formations. Weigh anchor as the sun sets and enjoy a delicious dinner on board, before settling down for the night in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Each of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and our destination based teams will start planning a unique and personalized trip.

The Backyard Travel Team,

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Discover the charms and history of Hanoi with an expert local guide.
See a performance of the uniquely Vietnamese art of Water Puppetry.
Board a traditional wooden junk and take an overnight cruise to stunning Halong Bay.



Daily Itinerary

Daily Itinerary

  • Start
  • Day 1: Hanoi

    Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and take you by private car to your hotel. The rest of your day is free at leisure.

    Overnight in Hanoi

    Meals included on this day: None

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  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Vietnam’s first university was established in the grounds of a temple in 1076 and operated for an amazing 700 years. Quoc Tu Giam, as it is known, is well-preserved and a stroll around its halls evokes images of academia in the time of the Mandarins.

    Pay a visit to the father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, also his modest nearby house built on stilts. Next see one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples, The One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded in 1049 by King Ly Thai To.

    Hanoi’s Old Quarter is known as the ’36 streets’, and we’ll amble around here taking in the atmosphere; through charming Hang Be Market, down bustling narrow streets and alleys and around Hoan Kiem Lake. This is a wonderful area to explore, with thousands of shopkeepers and small businesses and plenty of photo opportunities.

    End the day with a performance of the uniquely Vietnamese art form of water-puppetry, which enacts episodes from history and scenes from rural life. Note : The mausoleum will be viewed from outside and is closed Mondays and Fridays as well as the months of October & November.

    Overnight in Hanoi

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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  • Day 3: Halong Bay

    Leave Hanoi now for an overnight boat trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, watching everyday life in Vietnam as you drive to the pier.

    Villagers work in their rice fields and plough them using buffaloes, while others cycle to market with their wares loaded wherever they can fit them. Arrive at Halong City in the late morning and board a traditional wooden junk (or a classic replica steamship- The Emeraud) for an overnight journey into the bay. We sail past a variety of rock formations, many named after their resemblance to things (Sail, Dog, and Incense Pot), before weighing anchor as the sun begins to set over the bay. Enjoy a relaxed dinner before settling down for the night

    Overnight in Halong Bay

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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  • Day 4: Halong Bay

    Have a healthy brunch on board as your boat sails past gorgeous scenery and limestone rock formations to Halong City. Upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for your transfer back to Hanoi, where the rest of your day is free.

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast,

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All of our Tours can be Tailored, Just Ask!

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Tour Details

All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in luxury accommodation. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

Why Backyard Travel?


Our experienced travel specialists possess years of local insider knowledge, because they live here.

We have offices in all of our destinations in asia, fully staffed and open all year-round.

With backyard travel you are booking direct, allowing you to save and benefit local residents.

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