DAY 01 : HANOI – ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival Noi Bai international airport, meet up our tour guide and tranfer to central. Take half day city tour in Hanoi. We will visit Ho Chi Minh's Complex includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday and every afternoon), Presidential Palace, Stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House. Free shopping at Dong Xuan market, Hang Gai, Hang Dao, Hang Ngang. ect with hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils.
Go to visit Al Noor Masjid Hanoi – the only Masjid in Hanoi. Dinner at Halal restaurant.
Early check in is not included.
Meals : 1 Dinner at Halal Restaurant
Accommodation : Overnight in Hanoi.
The distance : Noi Bai Airport – Hanoi Capital: 35km – 45 minutes for transfer
Note: Please kindly take note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (the inside) will be opened only in the morning. It will be closed every Monday and Friday. Besides the outside of Ho chi Minh Mausoleum, you can still visit Ba Dinh square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on stilt, One pillar pagoda as normal
DAY 02 : HANOI – HALONG ON JUNK (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage site (160km driving one way - 3.5hrs drive). This will be your first opportunity to see some of the rural areas of Vietnam. The drive goes through the Red River delta, so we'll have plenty of chance for taking photo of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy field.
Around 12.00: Arrive at Swan office, you have a short time to relax in the office before embark Swan cruise
12.45: Warmest welcome drinks from our staffs. Listen to a brief of safety on board then check in your cabin
13.30: Enjoying delicious Vietnamese for lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Leave the cruise to discover Cap La Island- the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time (enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “Happy Hour” – “buy two get one free” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.
20.30: Free time for relaxing on the sundeck, listening to music, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Meals: 1 Breakfast at hotel + 1 Lunch on cruise (sea food) + 1 Dinner on cruise (sea food)
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise
The distance: Hanoi – Halong Bay: 160km – 3,5 hours for transfer.
Note The itinerary above may be changed depending on weather without prior notice and the cruise we choose
DAY 03 : HALONG – HANOI (Br or L/D)
06.30: Freshen up your new day with doing Tai Chi
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food. Tea and coffee is available
08.00: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Your guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Back to your boat by tender then finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Cooking demonstration is organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Say goodbye Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
16h30 – 17h00: Arrive in Hanoi
Note: The Journey of Cruise is for reference only. It may be changed depending on Cruise
Meals: 1 Breakfast + 1 Lunch on cruise (sea food) + 1 Dinner at Halal Restaurant
Accommodation: Overnight in Hanoi
The distance: Halong Bay - Hanoi: 160km – 4 hours for transfer & break time on the way.
DAY 04 : HANOI – DEPARTURE (B)
Free at leisure time until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals: 1 Breakfast at hotel
The distance: Hanoi - NoiBai Airport: 30km – 45 minutes for transfer.