Day 1: Hanoi arrival- Hanoi Street Food Tour (D)
Arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable air-conditioned car and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in. In the afternoon, we start our excellent street food walking tour in old quarter of Hanoi along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. It’s then time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed! Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
Sleep at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi- Halong Bay (L, D)
In the morning, tour guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and depart to Halong Bay. Arrive in Hon Gai harbour, tourists get on White Dophin Cruise, check in cabin and enjoy welcome drink while listening to detail itinerary of the tour and safety instruction.
Lunch is served with fresh and delicious seafood while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Arrive in famous Bai Tu Long Bay to contemplate limestone mountains and then stop at Vong Vieng fishing village to visit floating houses, fishing farm, floating schools and chatting with local fisherman.
Return to the cruise and contemplate amazing sunset. Then have dinner in the cruise and take part in some evening activities like squid fishing, enjoying drinks in bar, chatting with friends or just relaxing on sundeck.
Day 3: Exploring Halong Bay by kayak (B, L, D)
In the morning, tourists can contemplate amazing dawn on sundeck and enjoy fresh atmosphere. Breakfast is served and then tourists change to kayak to visit Turtle Island, Head Islet, Dong Tien Lake and Van Gia fishing village.
Then have lunch and relax in the cruise. Tourists will freely enjoy swimming in Ti top beach. Then return to the cruise and enjoy romantic dinner in the restaurant.
Overnight in the white dolphin cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay- Hanoi (B, L)
In the morning, tourists should wake up early to enjoy fresh atmosphere and amazing dawn. Then enjoy morning tea and coffee and fruits.
The next destination is Surprising Cave, the most famous and beautiful cave in Halong bay. After that, return to the cruise to have lunch while cruising to the harbour.
In the harbour, shuttle bus will take you back to Hanoi.
The trip ends.
Free airport transfer
Hotel in Hanoi: Indochina legend or Hanoi Essence hotel & spa
Shuttle bus Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi
English speaking tour guide
Meals onboard, morning tea and coffee
Entrance and sightseeing fees
Tips and personal expenses
Additional food and drink
All services not mentioned in the list above
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