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Stunning Halong bay Vietnam
8:00 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your cruise ship in Cai Lan/Hongai/Baichai port in Halong city. Start an amazing day with your journey to Hanoi through the Red river delta. Enjoy charming scenery of many villages on the roadside. Along the drive, you can take many photos of local farmers working on their fiels and daily life activities.
11:20 you will arrive in Hanoi. The first visit is the most remarkable temple in Vietnam – first university built in 1076 AD and nowadays is dedicated to worship Confucius and Vietnamese scholars. From here, enjoy shot drive through some of best elegant colonial mansions and villas, all of which testify of its French legacy.
Then, visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum(from outside) and nearby the charming One pillar pagoda with unique Buddhist architecture, built in 1049 AD. Explore the local life with a short walk through the small market to historical Ngoc Ha lake where a B52 was shot down. Here, you can see a part of it. It is time to have lunch. After lunch, visit Hoa Lo prison with a very famous nickname – Hanoi Hilton hotel given by America pilots.
After this, head to Hanoi Old Quarter for a richsaw ride. Make sure your camera ready for many wonderful shots on daily life and amazing lifestyle of the Hanoians. See real interesting life of the Hanoians. This is amazing to see the lively atmosphere of the crowded streets which are named after the goods being sold … from Fish Street to Silver Street and everything in between. For deeper experience, our local tour guide will take you to see some of tube houses in the Old Quarter and even Vietnamese people from other cities can not believe when they see this. Drive back to Halong city
7:30 Our tour guide will pick up your family at the port for short drive. Board on a private traditional junk for 4hour cruise in fabulous Halong bay. Stop to visit Thien cung cave with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites which have been formed some millions of years ago. Back to your junk for further cruise to Hoa Cuong mountain range of so many limestone islands which was naturally shaped by nature. Here, we can visit a floating house of local fishmen. Next, cruise to Cho Da, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi, Ngon tay, Mat Quy …. Islets. Back to your cruise ship before 12:00.
Note if you do not like walking up 100 steps to the cave, we change the route: Take a bamboo boat rowed by local people to tour the 3 charming lagoons which was filmed in the famous movie – Indochinese.
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