Hanoi-Halong Bay-Cat Ba Island 6 Days - Halong bay – Cat Ba island kayaking tour
The bus takes you around Hanoi to visit the famous sites in Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh complex to learn about the great Father of Vietnamese (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his House on stilts, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby),Temple of Literature- the first university in Tours to Hanoi-Halong Bay-Cat Ba Island
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Start Date: Upon Request
Depart From: Hanoi
Destination(s) to visit: Halong Bay - Catba island
Tour Code: ETV243
Tours to Hanoi-Halong Bay-Cat Ba Island - Halong bay - Cat Ba island kayaking tour
Day 1. Arrival Hanoi (D)
On arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. Free for leisure. O/N in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi ( B,L,D)
The bus takes you around Hanoi to visit the famous sites in Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh complex to learn about the great Father of Vietnamese (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his House on stilts, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby),Temple of Literature- the first university in Vietnam, Ngoc Son temple, Vietnam museum of ethnology where you can have an overview of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Have lunch. Take a cycle tour for two hours around the Old Quarter to discover the life of Hanoi people. Enjoy the water puppet show in the theater opposites Hoan Kiem lake. After that, you are free for shopping and dinner.. O/N in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi- Halong Bay Sleep on Board ( B,L,D)
Halong Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes about 1,600
Luxury cars are available for 1-2 passengers, while groups of 3-4 persons will be transferred by Mercedes or Toyota Hiace. The drive is approximately 45 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Ho Chi Minh City, and the service is available year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transfer in Vietnam is important along with tickets or booking your hotel. A trip from Ho Chi Minh airport to the beaches of Mui Ne takes four hours and to Na Chang — almost eight hours. Is it worth to mention how much an eight hours journey in a local taxi can cost you!? Booking a transfer in Vietnam is probably of greater importance than in any country in the world. If you order a transfer in our company, you can be sure that your trip will be comfortable and without extra charges. Vietnam airport transfer, You can make an order within a couple of minutes online and get help right on our website from our consultant who will help you find the best and cheapest transfer.
Meet you at hotel at 8:00 am , we drive to Halong City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Ha long City you will board our private boat for a five-hours cruise of this stunning area, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area - Thien Cung Cave (the Palace Of Heaven Grotto) and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stake Grotto) .
As we cruise our boat staff will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch on boat.Cruising and sleep on bard: which anchors near the Titov island
Day 4: Halng Bay -Cat Ba Island (B,L,D)
Breakfast will be served on Board the way to Cat Ba Island. Our bus will take you from the Dock through the National Park to approach the Thien Cung cave ( the uncultivated one and rarely visited). Later, you get on a small boat along the canals (like the ones in the Mekong River Delta) through mangrove forest and arrive at a very beautiful natural cave. And then you will have a picnic lunch on a tent and fishing in a definitely natural countryside. Afer that, the bus will take us back to the beautiful and nice hotel in the Town of Pearl Island. After relaxing in hotel for a while, you are pick up by bus to the small boat to visit wild Turtle Island with beautiful sand beach as well as the sunshine for sunbathing and swimming. In the afternoon, you will go back the hotel with delicious dinner with fresh seafood. Spending one night on Pearl Island must be unforgettable memory to you.
Day 5: Cat Ba Island – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L,D)
Breakfast is served at the hotel before leaving Catba for Halong city. You will have more opportunities to observe more beautiful and wild islands and take your beautiful photos. After that, the boat will stop by Soi Sim beach for 1 hour for breathtaking swimming. And the, the boat will go by the Dog, Co Doc, and Fighting Cock rocks, the symbol of Halong Bay before coming back to Halong city. On the way back, you will stop for swimming and then you will have lunch in a nice air/ con Restaurant in Ha Long city before heading back to Hanoi. You will arrive at Hanoi around 4.30 PM. Walking around The old Quarter for shopping. Dinner time and return to the Hotel
Day 6: Hanoi- Noi Bai internation airport ( B )
You are free for shopping in Hanoi. Then the tour guide takes you to Noi Bai airport.
Vietnam travel companies struggle to revive domestic market
Travel companies are offering dubious promotions to boost sales that have been poor even in summer, the peak tourism season.
More than 20 travel companies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are offering discounts of up to nearly 50 percent on domestic tours.
Though many promise the discounts will not affect quality, Thanh Nien discovered that clients are taken to fewer destinations on tours.
Besides, the prices now exclude components that used to be included -- like meals and entrance tickets.
Hanoitourist, for instance, is offering a four-day tour from the capital to the central resort town of Nha Trang for VND6.8 million (US$320.86) excluding lunches and dinners.
It also does not include cable car fares at Vinpearl Land and tickets to the mineral mud bath at Thap Ba hot spring center
the sites are included in the itinerary.
An alliance of 14 northern travel companies has also cut the price of a tour of heritage sites in the central region for four to five days.
But instead of the earlier packed schedule tourists now have two afternoons and one morning free, and also have to buy the first lunch themselves.
Many HCMC travel companies offering discounts on tours to the northern and central regions also use the same trick, claiming to "respect customers' personal demands to the utmost."
On a tour to the central city of Da Nang, for instance, tourists are taken to the foot of Ba Na Mountain by bus, but only those willing to pay for the cable car can visit the top.
A manager of inbound tours at a HCMC travel company said on condition of anonymity that claiming to give clients more free time as a way to show respect for their needs is merely "an excuse."
Another strategy used by the travel companies is take clients to destinations late at night and bring them back early in the morning.
A HCMC company that operates a tour to Phu Quoc for "three days and two nights" takes clients from HCMC at around 2:45 p.m. so that they reach the island late in the afternoon.
The group departs Phu Quoc at 8 a.m. on the last day, meaning the tour is effectively only one day and two nights on the island.
Cao Tri Dung, director of Vitours Company in Da Nang, said he is surprised at the 40 percent discount that Hanoi companies are offering for tours to the central region.
The maximum his company can offer is 20-30 percent though Vitours can buy cheap tickets from Vietnam Airlines and has transportation and guides available on site since the company is based in the city.
The tour manager who asked to remain