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8 Day Best of North Vietnam

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Roundtrip international flights

Halong Bay Cruise

Daily breakfast included

Experience the best of North Vietnam

From $1,399 $1,750 Include flight pp twin share

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Become acquainted with the beauty and culture of Vietnam on your 8 Day Best of North Vietnam Tour.

Be transported back in time as you traverse the charming and richly historic Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Discover the stories from this beautiful country and visit the  incredible temples and Buddhist pagodas along the way.


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Day 1

Australia Hanoi

Departure from Australia to Vietnam. You'll arrive at Noi Bai International airport and be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Hanoi is a charming and richly historic city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant
public parks, with a population of about four million. The city centre is like an architectural museum, with blocks of ochre buildings retaining the air of a provincial French town from the 1930s. Feel free to explore Hanoi's wonderful culture and cuisine.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2


After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel for a city tour (between 7.45am and 8.15am). Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri).

Lunch at local restaurant (at own expense)
After lunch, proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the
Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, for a chance for some shopping and exploration. Return to the hotel at 3.30pm to 4pm.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3

Hanoi Halong Bay

After breakfast, be ready for collection from the hotel between 8am to 8.30am for the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf. Check in at Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall, The OS Lounge. Transfer by boat to Oriental Sails, listen to cruise briefing and receive the room key. A delectable lunch will then be served as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
– Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village
– Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.

Later in the afternoon (between 5.30pm and 6pm), return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck. There’ll also be a cooking demonstration, followed by dinner. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available until 10pm.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4


Why not start the morning with Tai Chi on the sundeck? Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Afterwards, check out of your cabin as the boat heads back to the Harbour. Have an early lunch on board and then disembark Oriental Sails.

Transfer back to Hanoi, arriving back at the hotel there at around 4.30pm. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 5

Hanoi and Bai Dinh Pagoda

After breakfast, be ready for collection from the hotel between 7.30am and 8.30am for the trip to Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An eco-tourism site. Have short break en-route to stretch your legs. Arrive in Buddha Sanctuary place of Bai Dinh pagoda, the biggest one in Vietnam.
Enjoy a lunch break in a restaurant with local special dishes including goat meat (at own expense).

Leave for Trang An eco-tourism attraction. You will be amazed by this natural area while having a boat trip through cave chains: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Sinh Cave... experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”.

Transfer back to Hanoi, arriving back at the hotel at around 7.30pm. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6


A day at leisure for exploration of Hanoi.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Hanoi Australia

You are free for your own exploration until we transfer to airport for your flight departure. The trip ends.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 8

Arrival in Australia

We hope you have brought home fond memories of Vietnam!

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Return Economy Class Airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth (*surcharge applies)
  • International and domestic flights with Vietnam Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis
  • 1 night (2 day) Halong Bay cruise (shared twin accommodation with private bathroom)
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles for all airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus of cruise from Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Local English-speaking tour guides for round trip airport transfer and Hanoi sightseeing
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Seat in coach tour: Hanoi city tour, Ninh Binh: Bai Dinh – Trang An
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Meals as indicated: 7 breakfasts, 1 brunch (early lunch), 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person/per day


Accommodation 3*

Hanoi: La Suite Hotel in a Deluxe Room
Halong Bay: V' Spirit cruise in a Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Accommodation 4* (available for upgrade at checkout)

Hanoi: Boss Legend Hotel in a Deluxe City View Room
Halong Bay: Pelican Cruise in a Deluxe Cabin

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  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities


Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-price voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

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