Halong Bay: 2-Day 1-Night 3-Star Rosa Cruise
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- Duration: 2 days
After departure from the meeting point, which heads out once every hour, sit back and relax with your driver pedaling you from behind. Enjoy an unobstructed view, and take plenty of photos. The Old Quarter, with its unique architecture from the French colonial times, is the heart of Hanoi and is home to many city highlights. Observe the Dong Xuan Wholesale Market, Joseph Cathedral Church and the Opera House. Take in the beautiful view from Hoan Kiem Lake for the perfect photographs of the city. Ride with the cyclo at the perfect pace to enjoy some of the 36 shaded streets of this historic district. Admire the products made and sold on each street, such as sugar, bamboo, leather or silver.
However, we were a little disappointed as we gave a small tip but the drivers expected more and were a little unhappy. We were told that tips were included in the price.
Discover the beauty of Hanoi's Old Quarter on this 3-hour guided walking tour. The tour guide will tell you all about the locations that you will be visiting along the way. Start the tour by visiting Hoan Kiem Lake and the historical Bach Ma temple. To learn about the local lifestyle, the tour guide will lead you to one of the traditional Dong Xuan market. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese egg coffee with its unique texture and aroma. The tour guide will also show you the Long Bien Bridge, an iconic 100-year-old bridge built by the French. Lastly, you will visit the Lotus theatre to enjoy a traditional 45-minute puppet show performed on the water.
Your tour guide will collect you from your hotel in the evening. Meet the group and have a full safety briefing about the tour. Then set off to tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake and be amazed at the lively small alleys that are not even noticeable during the day. Take a number of short stops to take photos and learn about the history of the Old Quarter. Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit, past some of the majestic, historical buildings. Enjoy eating a range of small Vietnamese snacks. Ride past Red river & Long Bien Bridge to see the night lights outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Then stop for Dinner. Experience dinner at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant with a wonderful variety of unlimited food to cater for every taste. Travel down a historical street and enjoy Vietnamese traditional sweet desert. You will have the option fo...
Tea was a wonderful guide. No other bookings so it was a solo tour and the food and informative chats were quite enjoyable. Discovered some really local local spots that would generally be intimidating to a solo foreign traveler.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa 6:45 AM - 7:00 AM: Pickup from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and depart for Sapa. 9:30 AM: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city where you will make your first stop for breakfast. 11:00 AM: Stop off at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa. 12:30 PM: Arrive at Sapa Town, where you'll see the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao and Tay People. Here enjoy a lunch of local Vietnamese dishes. 2:30 PM: Take a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’mong ethnic people and located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. A local guide will give you insight into daily life of the locals. Trek down to the bottom of the valley to the waterfall, where the French built a hydraulic power station. Stop to take photos before walking back uphill to meet the bus. The trek is approximately 2.5 kilometers and ...
Overall was good. But due to some construction works carried out during our trip, our tour guide has decided to detour by using more difficult trail. There were 2 local people followed us along the trail, help us to pass through all those difficult path. They followed us till Vin Tan village and started begging us to buy their souvenir. Please make sure to wear right trekking shoes as the trail was a bit slippery.
After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi from 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong ...
Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!
Go beyond the typical tourist spots and enjoy the true heartbeat of Hanoi! This is the real deal, so expect the unexpected and see where the local community hangs out and live everyday life. On this private tour your local host can take you to places only locals know. You’ll be the only traveler in sight! Visit an everyday market that’s famous for its delicious snacks. Watch locals come and go and take a peek at the delicious meals they’ve ordered. Wander down the market with its many stalls to surround yourself with the best ingredients that Vietnamese dishes are made of. You might even pick up a secret recipe or two! Stroll around the countless old apartment blocks to get a real feel for what a local neighborhood is like. See how families of at least two generations harmoniously share a home. The infamous “tiger cages” might amaze you, so feel free to ask your local host all about th...
Discover Hanoi like a local and see parts of the city that most tourists don't even hear about. Journey around the city by vintage Vespa and encounter the street stalls and hidden alleyways where the locals love to hang out with their friends. Experience the hustle and bustle of the city, meet friends and make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities. Get a glimpse of Hanoi on the banks of the Red River as your driver navigates the chaotic traffic system. Eat food with the locals, including the chance to try a different version of pho, the popular Vietnamese beef noodle soup that has traveled the world. Drive past the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and stop for an egg coffee. Finally, hang out with the young crowd in a local bar and listen to live music, usually sung in Vietnamese and English. You can even take to the stage and perform yourself.
Day 1: Hanoi, Ha Long, Thien Canh Son, and Cap La You'll be picked up from your Hanoi Old Quarter accommodation between 7:30AM-7:45AM. From there you will travel to the cruise starting point to check in, before enjoying a welcome drink and receiving your cruise briefing. Following lunch you will visit the Thien Canh Son Cave, which is a huge cave with many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After the cave you will return to the boat for some leisure time and sunbathing. You'll later receive half an hour for kayaking to discover the Bai Tu Long Bay landscape. Once back on the boat you will join your on-board chef for a cooking class, before a Vietnamese-style set-menu dinner is served. After dinner you can enjoy some leisure time chatting at the bar or taking part in some night fishing, before spending the night on the boat. ...
In the morning: 8.00 AM: The bus with the tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the Old Quarter then transfer you to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. 9.30 AM: Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake. After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius. 12.30 PM: Have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi. In the afternoon: - OPTION 1: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ...
Enjoy a trip of a lifetime with a 2-night stay on board a cruise in Halong Bay to discover this natural World Heritage site. Enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing before embarking onwards to Ha Long Wharf, tucking into a delicious lunch, while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay. Admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay, then transfer by tender to Thien Canh Son Cave, with many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. Discover the Bai Tu Long Bay landscape, while kayaking. Join the Chef for a cooking class, before enjoying a Vietnamese-style set dinner. Relax at the bar, or enjoy a spot of night fishing. Explore Vung Vieng Floating Village by Bamboo Boat. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere at the ancient Vung Vieng Floating Village in a small bamboo boat, surrounded by the rocky mountains. Eat lunch as you cruise back through Ha Long Bay to...
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I was looking for a course on tea techniques and was happy to find one in Hanoi. The reviews were also positive. Indeed I highly enjoyed this course on tea&coffee practices. The guide was happy to teach, had a really good sense of humour in english, patient and easily responded to my questions. And I liked knowing more about vietnamese culture, daily life. I highly recommend.
The two day cruise in Halong Bay was one of the best things we did in Vietnam. The boat was very nice. The cabins had dark wood and big windows. We also enjoyed the balcony where we took a lot of photos from. After our kajak tour we went in the hot tup and drank some happy hour drinks. The staff was very friendly without being too much.
It s a great tour. You don t want to miss it. Very nice and friendly guides, good hotel with great food and kind staff. The walk is fantastic as the scenery.
Doan was very friendly and enthusiastic. I enjoyed the conversation as much as the tea and coffee. This was the highlight of my trip to Hanoi!
Best time to travel during pandemic. Very little tourist. Less stressful and frustration. Bad for tourist companies but it was great for me