Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Greet at airport and transfer to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks. This green and peaceful city with French style buildings is less traffic than other cities in Asia. Check in hotel.
Evening: Dinner at a typical Vietnamese restaurant in the city followed by show of Water Puppet, a traditional and unique art of Vietnam. Accom. at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion through the beautiful countryside of the Red River Delta to Ha Long, 170 km east of Hanoi. Arrive at Ha Long boat station after 3 hours and half driving, embark your private boat and start the cruise to explore "the bay of Dragon" with it most typical highlights: Heavenly palace & Wooden stakes caves…Sea food lunch on board is provided.
After 04 hour cruising and relaxing on the bay, come back to the station where your car standby to drive back to Hanoi. On the way, you may like to stop for refreshment break at a craft center run to raise money for the handicapped people in the village of Sao Do. Accom. at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Handicraft Villages (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Start the half day Hanoi city tour with visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh declared the independence of the Vietnam Democratic Republic in 1945, One Pillar Pagoda - one of the oldest architectures dated back from 11th century. Continue the city tour with the Temple of Literature - the first University in Vietnam and stop for taking photos at Opera House and Saint Joseph Cathedral, the two typical French style architectures. Lunch at restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Bat Trang ceramic village which has been renowned for its hand-made ceramics and pottery kilns for almost 500 years. Here you can see the whole process of how a product is manually made. Return to Hanoi for overnight.
Day 4: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight.