Northern Vietnam Stopover, 4 days

Northern Vietnam Stopover

What to see: Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong, Hanoi

Tour Overview

Explore Vietnam’s exciting capital city and world-famous Halong Bay. This tour takes us to Hanoi, Vietnam’s historic capital, where we will experience the city’s intoxicating blend of east and west. We will tour some of Hanoi’s most fascinating cultural and historic attractions, from the residence and mausoleum of revolutionary leader, Ho Chi Minh, to the Temple of Literature and a water puppet show. We will set off for Halong Bay, seeing beautiful rural scenery and traditional craft-making on the way. We will glide through the emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the dramatic limestone islands and visiting the magical Thien Cung Cave.

Tour Information

Tour HighLight

+Tour the historic sites of Hanoi, learning about the city’s culture and heritage

+Enjoy free time in Hanoi to soak up the atmosphere and try local food

+See traditional craft-making by local villagers

+Experience Halong Bay by boat cruise, seeing remarkable vistas and a stunning cave

+Private airport transfers and experienced, knowledgeable local guides ensure that you will get the most  out of your trip

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Hanoi

Greeted  at airport by our guide and driven to hotel. Check in hotel and have free time.


On arrival at Hanoi Airport, you are greeted  by our guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. You may have some time free to relax or explore at your own leisure. The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. The building boom has made Hanoi a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia. However, it still retains an old charm brought from a thousand years of history, with many interesting cultural and historic monuments, beautiful lakes, shady parks, bustling street markets, fun shops and open air eating spots jostled in ancient houses, and historic temples adjoining colonial style structures. They offer both local and foreigner visitors an endless exploration. You might like to  stroll through the old quarter containing many vibrant streets which are named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. The lively atmosphere in Hanoi old quarter runs from the early hours until late at night  with many street vendors calling, horns honking, and chaotic traffic with waves of motorbikes you’ve never experienced.

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour – Halong Bay

Enjoy a half day city tour of Hanoi, seeing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House, One Pillared Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Travel by road to Halong Bay and check in hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Halong MEALS: Breakfast

Day 3

Halong Bay – Hanoi

Spend this morning to visit Halong Bay on a four-hour boat trip out. Admire  the landscape of Halong and visit Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy lunch on boat and drive back to Hanoi. Check in hotel and have free time.

OVERNIGHT: Hanoi MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Hanoi – Departure

Check out hotel and transfer to  airport for departure



What are Included?

Tour Transport:

Car, minivan or bus, private or joint boat , train,  mentioned  flights ( 20kg luggage allowance )

Tour Accommodation:

3 nights at hotel  on twin sharing room basis

Included Meals:

3 breakfast (B), 1 lunch ( L)


English speaking guide. French , Germany , Spanish, Italian, Russian  speaking guide can be arranged with on request.

Tour Activities:

Sightseeing tour of Hanoi with entrance fee

Water puppet show in Hanoi

Boat trip in Halong Bay with entrance fee

What are Excluded?


Flight  to/from Ho Chi Minh 

Optional services ( extra activities, pre /post night)

Visa fee to Vietnam and  travel insurance

Tipping for tour guide/ leader, driver and local service

Single room on request and personal expenses

How are Hotels?


Tour document

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide quick facts to ensure that you have the right travel documents.


The passport must have six-months validity remaining and one blank page for entry stamp. To enter Vietnam, foreigners require a valid visa, except  nationals of certain countries, which may visit Vietnam without visa for a period of time. You are required to contact our sales dep. to get the update visa exemption.


At this time, no vaccination is required, but you should check with your doctor the health  information of Vietnam.


Based on the current custom regulation of Vietnam, visitors can get free import : 200 cigarettes, or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1,5 liters liquor at 20% volumes and above or 2 liters liquor below 20% volume or 3 liters of alcoholic beverages (excl. wines) and soft drinks, 5 kilograms of tea in maximum, 3 kilograms of coffee in maximum, a reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings, and other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND.

 Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited. Transit transportation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and highly dangerous goods is subject to prior approval from the government of Viet Nam. 

No restriction of currency is applied for entry or exit Vietnam. However you must make the declaration if you bring along  Vietnamese Dong in excess of VND 150,000,000 or foreign currency in excess of 5,000 U.S. dollars or equivalent.



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