Red River Delta Discovery

Red River Delta - thousands of years of history, inhabited by millions of northern people. Discover the Red River delta, bringing you at a glance the area of longest history and culture of the Vietnamese in the north of Vietnam. Tours offer you a great

 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi capital arrival
Hanoi - heart of the Red River delta, capital of Vietnam since 1010 under the Ly dynasty, located inside the rivers that make its name as ' Inside Rivers ' in English. Pick up and transfer to your hotel from Noi Bai International Airport. You will firstly meet the Red River from the heights of the Thang Long bridge on the way from the airport. The rest of your time is free for leisure except in the evening the famous water puppet show and a welcome dinner where our guide introduces Hanoi's foods. Overnight in Hanoi. ( Dinner included )

Day 2 : Hanoi city tour  
Having developed over nearly a thousand years, absorbing many events from feudalism to the recent European touches, Hanoi now is a mixture of the old and new. City tours of Hanoi today include old vestiges and new development. First of all, we visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence. One Pillar Pagoda is next before we head to the Temple of Literature to study more about Vietnam education in the past. The coach takes us back to central Hanoi to see Hoan Kiem lake with a short visit to Ngoc Son temple. Lunch time in one of the most famous restaurants in Hanoi with its specialty of Cha Ca (grilled fish). After lunch we visit Hanoi's old quarter by Xich Lo before visiting the Museum of Ethnology. Transfer to Thanh Nien to see the oldest pagoda in Vietnam - Tran Quoc. Dinner tonight will be served in a French villa that remains from the French time. Overnight in Hanoi. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included ) 

Day 3 : Hanoi - Bac Ninh ( The hometown of handicrafts and Quan Ho folk songs )
After breakfast at your hotel we depart for Bac Ninh, the hometown of the famous folk music Quan Ho which has been sung by the local people here for nearly a thousand years. Our first stop is Tho Ha village, one of the very few villages in Vietnam still well maintained. We walk around the maze of narrow alleys in Tho Ha village and learn more about the local culture by visiting a local family. A special local wine welcome is hosted by the warm owners. The owner will take us around to introduce parts of his village such as the Pagoda of Quang Minh and the Tho Ha communal house. We cross the small river and drive to Diem village where we will meet a famous lady - Mrs. Ban, who is one of the oldest living person of Quan Ho folk music. Listen and hear a translation of the lovely meaning of Quan Ho from Mrs. Ban. Back to Phu Son Resort for lunch be accompanied by more Quan Ho songs. In the afternoon we keep heading to Duong River to visit two more villages which are Dong Ho folk painting & Xuan Lai smoked bamboo furniture villages. Again, you will see the skillful works of the local people in the Red River delta and beautiful scenery on the way to their villages. Back to Bac Ninh for rest at your swimming pool or massage on the sixth floor of your resort. Overnight in Bac Ninh. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included )

Day 4 : Bac Ninh - Halong - Luxury Cruise
After breakfast we take a coach to the fabulous Halong Bay, created in Vietnamese folklore by a descending dragon. We will have our boat, built in the style of a Chinese junk, opulently decorated. After we set off we have a terrific silver service lunch on board as we head for the Sung Sot cave and its limestone structures. In the soft Vietnamese night you can try your hand at fishing. You sleep anchored in the bay, rocked by the gentle ocean waves. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included )

Day 5 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
We continue cruising on the bay until just after lunch when we dock again at Halong City. Our coach will meet us and return us to our Hanoi hotel. The rest of the day is your free time for shopping. Farewell dinner with your tour guide at one of the finest retaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included )

Day 6 : Hanoi departure
Free time until your free transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Note : The schedule above can be changed at the time of booking.

Highlights

Inclusion

Trip includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast ( twin shared basic ) 

  • Tour guide for whole trip

  • Private transfer & transport

  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay

  • Private, full board meals

  • Fees and permits during guided time 

Trip excludes:

  • Visa and flights

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

Recommended Hotels

  • Hanoi : Hanoi Hilton

  • Bac Ninh : Phu Son resort

  • Halong : Bai Tho Private Luxury Cabin