Arrival flight information (own ticket, flight information to be advised)
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for 4U Tours’ guide displaying a welcome signboard with your name on it.
, Vietnam’s capital and the second largest city, is a fascinating blend which combines traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair, of the East and West. The fact that it was largely unscathed in the decades of war and is now going through a building boom makes it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia.
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant to begin your food experience, starting with Spring Rolls and other local dishes.
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (5-star)
Grand Luxury Room
Address: 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: (+84 24) 3826 6919
Step back into history at Hanoi’s most storied 5-star hotel. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoï welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll by stately corridors and explore a dramatic past.
After breakfast, start to explore Vietnam’s Capital – Hanoi.
This morning, we will drive to Ho Chi Minh’s Complex to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s House-on-Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda.
The next stop will be Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university and the very first stop-over of any foreign tourist in Hanoi. It reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of studying in the past. It is also a famous historical and cultural relic nowadays.
Lunch is served at 5 Spices Restaurant to enjoy street food.
Stone Steles at Temple of Literature
After lunch, you will visit the serene Museum of Ethnology, a 20 minute drive out of town that offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups (Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays).
Drive back to Hanoi to enjoy cyclo riding around the Old French Quarters.
Then, take a guided walking tour to walk along the 36 old streets for insights into the Hanoian’s ordinary life.
Dinner is on your own tonight.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the city government will operate the walking area in which, guests can do the shopping at night, enjoy street foods and maybe some drinks at local pubs. Music performances start at 9:00PM will be something to stir the night.
Hanoi – Ha Long
In the early morning, guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and depart from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by road through rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalos and Vietnamese village’s daily life on both side of the highway No.18.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Halong Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast, and Cat Ba islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.
Your adventure starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island on President Cruise, where the Crew and Cruise Manager are waiting to welcome you on board.
Discovering the “Bay of the Descending Dragon” means to be amazed by caves, beaches, floating villages, rock formations rising from emerald water, remaining being pristine and awaiting your exploration.
As long as you are on board, be our guest to relax yourself at our Spa Beauty & Massage services or try your luck with Vietnamese traditional cooking with assistance from our chef’s cooking demonstration.
You will be feasted with lunch and dinner of diverse cuisines, wines and beverages. Please note that extra charge might be applied on wine and beverage.
Accommodation: President Cruise
Premier Balcony Cabin
Address: Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long
Tel: (+84 24) 3939 2929
Welcome on tour with President Cruise. Step aboard Halong Bay’s most formidable cruise. Specially designed for the powerful and refined modern traveler, this 46-room floating luxury hotel is the best way to discover the beauty of one of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, without giving up the comfort and exclusiveness of a world-class hospitality. Discovering splendid Ha Long Bay of almost 3000 islands rising dramatically from the emerald water on board President Cruise is living an authentic deluxe travelling experience.
Ha Long – Hanoi
Early birds are invited to a Tai Chi practice on the sundeck at dawn. Then, let our Paradise buffet breakfast delight your day.
You will continue exploring Ha Long Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some major highlights.
Your cruise will finish on Tuan Chau Island at around 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
After disembarkation, you will check-in your seaplane for flying back to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, get transferred back to city center.
Lunch will be at KOTO Restaurant.
After lunch, return to your hotel and rest of the day is your free time for exploration on the Old Quarter or for shopping opportunities.
Dinner will be on your own.
Breakfast at hotel
Today, you are free until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight home (air ticket is on your own).
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES?
4-night accommodation at luxury hotels:
- 3 nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel – Grand Luxury Room
- 1 night on board Paradise Luxury Cruise – Deluxe Balcony Cabin
Meals as indicated in the program: 4 breakfasts + 3 lunches + 2 dinners (drinks are on consumption)
Admission fees as per itinerary
Seaplane from Ha Long to Hanoi (one way)
Private air-conditioned transportation
Regional English speaking guides during the program
Bottled water and wet tissues during transfers
TOUR PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
- Visa to Vietnam
- Airport Assistance Service
- International flight tickets & Airport tax
- Domestic flight tickets & Airport tax
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks / water at included lunches and dinners
- Hotel early check-in / Late check-out
- Overweight luggage
- Travel & Trip insurance
- Other expenses which are not clearly mentioned in inclusive services
- Gratuities to guides and drivers (suggested USD 10 / person / day)
- Tour cost is in US dollars and based on the above suggested hotels & room categories.
- It is subject to change due to hotel availability upon confirmation.
- Tour cost is valid by September 30th, 2015.