Plan a trip and you do not have much time? Want to see what is the best of Vietnam? This tour is for you. Just five days for a memorable and enjoyable holiday. You will have chance to discover and enjoy Vietnam at its best with the most stunning sights and experience in a comfort way. 

Touring Hanoi, the capital city of the country, home of delectable food, hustle and colorful street life, outstanding historical and cultural landmarks and cruise spectacular landscape of Halong Bay – the World’s Wonder on a luxury overnight boat. From the moment of landing until you leave the country, each day of yours is filled with real life experience.

  • Bustling Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Ho Chi Minh Memorial Site
  • The Temple of Literature
  • Colorful Museum of Ethnology
  • Cyclo ride along medieval streets of Hanoi
  • Spectacular karst landscape of Halong
  • Swimming and kayaking trip
  • Overnight on board under star live sky
Trip Length: 5 days | Trip Style: Comfort travel| Trip Theme: Cruise, Local life&culture| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Ha Long Bay
Places visited: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
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Itinerary Details

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Greeted by our guide at the airport and get transferred to hotel downtown.

With its vibrant Old Quarter dotted with ancient temples in a maze of little streets lined with colorful shops and stalls, French colonial buildings and tree lined boulevards, tranquil lakes, graceful pagodas and elegant cafes, Hanoi is one of the liveliest and most charming cities in Asia to discover.

Take a walk around, enjoy full of sights and sounds and discover special taste of local cuisine that Hanoi is famous for. Accommodation in hotel in Hanoi center.

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfer
Hotel in hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Today you will have a day tour to visit Hanoi’s featured sights.
Start with a visit to the memorial complex for the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. Here you will visit the mausoleum (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct to Nov), the presidential palace and his humble house on stilts where he lived for the last 11 years of his life. Nearby is the little One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples built from 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong.

Continue to another landmark of the city, Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university that built from 1076 where for incredible more than 700 years, Vietnamese intellectuals were educated and names of those received Doctor Laureate through Royal examinations still remain on huge stone steles that stand on turtle’s backs.

The picturesque West Lake and the sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda will be visit next before having lunch at local restaurants.

After lunch, take a visit to the fascinating Ethnology Museum, which are both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. You will then enjoy a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter also known as the ‘Hanoi’s 36 streets’. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you.

Finish the day with a Water Puppet show. This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
Sightseeing hanoi
Breakfast & lunch
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Depart Hanoi for a 3 ½ hours drive through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. Dubbed as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the natural wonder Halong Bay is a huge body of emerald water that dotted with thousands of limestone islands of special shapes that formed by winds and waves through millions of years. The place was twice recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage for its exceptional natural and cultural values.

Board the wooden junk and enjoy sumptuous fresh seafood lunch as you wind your way through spectacular bay of dramatic islands, floating villages and mirror like water. Visit a huge limestone cave with full of stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy the rest of the day to swim and paddle kayak or just simply relax on the top desk in spectacular sunset.

Dinner and overnight in great comfort under romantic stars live sky.

Summary of inclusions

Private transfer
Ha Long bay caves
Ha Long bay cruise
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a back-up vessel for those that require it. At around midday, have lunch on boat before returning to the main harbor for driving back to Hanoi. Spend remain time of the day as you desire.

Summary of inclusions

Private transfers
Watching sunrise
ha long bay cruise

You have last time free for your own leisure until transferring to Noi Bai International airport for boarding your Flight back to your country.

Summary of inclusions

private transfer
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Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs


  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges


  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

Tour price:Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

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Payment:A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights:You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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