• Day 1: Hanoi Arrival            (-/-/D)

Today, enter the world of ‘Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Vietnam. Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, meet up our guide then transfer to hotel for check in before having dinner at Indian restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals             Dinner at Khazana Restaurant (or similar) – Authentic Indian Cuisine

Distance         Noi Bai Airport – Hanoi Central: 35 km à 45 minute transfer


  • Day 2: Hanoi Full Day Tour (B/L/D)

In the morning, start your full day city. Your first stop will be the Ho Chi Minh Complex, where the father of modern-day Vietnam declared the nation’s independence in 1945. Discover the reverence with which the  Vietnamese treat their “Uncle Ho” at this pilgrimage site. Continue your tour at sites such as the Stilt House, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Then drive to the Temple of Literature, built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070,which is also used to be the first university of Vietnam in the 11th century.

Afternoon, you will visit The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake  (Sword Lake) and passing by Ngoc Son Temple (outside) with Sunrise Bridge.

Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.

Overnight in Hanoi                                                                                          

Meals             Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Namestee Restaurant (or similar) – Authentic Indian Cuisine

                        Dinner at Tan Door Restaurant (or similar) – Authentic Indian Cuisine

Note:               On Monday and Friday and every afternoon, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed.


  • Day 3: Hanoi - Halong – Hanoi (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, depart to Halong Bay. We arrive at Tuan Chau wharf, welcome by crew team and we start enjoying 4 hour boat trip. A delicious seafood lunch will be served when we are completely relax on boat. We are both having seafood and seeing the wonderful sightseeing outside. Our lunch time ends is the time we walk into the Thien Cung cave (Heaven Palace cave) to see thousands of stalactites and stalagmites colored by hundreds of neon lights. After 1 hour stay in the “Heaven Palace”, we are back to the boat for cruising along the World Nature Heritage part to see the Incense Bowl islet, Cock fighting islets Sail islet, Turtle island….

At 16:00 PM, we finish our boat trip and back to our vehicle for transferring to Hanoi with stopovers at Ceramic and Hand Embroidery Workshop en route.

At around 20:00PM we will be back to Hanoi.

Dinner at Indian restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals             Breakfast at hotel

Lunch on boat - Vietnamese Cuisine

                        Dinner at Foodshop Restaurant (or similar) – Authentic Indian Cuisine

Distance         Halong –Hanoi: 165km à 4 hour transfer included breaktime on the way


  • Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ha Noi (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our guide come to pick you up from your hotel, depart 2 hour driving along green fields and villages in the two side of the high way number 01. Your first stop is Hoa Lu, used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 11st centuries, visit  the temple of Dinh & Le dynasty, learn about  history of Vietnam in the war with China and  about the first Vietnamese government. Have a great view of rice paddy field, and lots of fresh air.

After lunch,  get on a small boat, glide along a long canal with rice paddy fields and mountains two sides,  your boat will go through three cave called "Hang Ca", "Hang 2", "Hang 3". You boat drive you back to the wharf then get on bus back to Hanoi.

Dinner at Indian restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi                                                                                                                         

Meals             Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Anh Dzung Restaurant – Vietnamese Cuisine

                        Dinner at Khazana Restaurant (or similar) – Authentic Indian Cuisine

Distance         Hanoi – Ninh Binh à 105km à 2.5 hour transfer


  • Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B/-/-)

After breakfast, free at leisure till transfer to the airport for departure flight. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.

Meal               Breakfast at hotel

End of our service!

Distance         Hanoi Central – Noi Bai Airport: 35 km à 45 minute transfer


  • Hotel accommodation with twin or double sharing rooms as hotel above or similar
  • Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Private transfer and transportation on tour
  • Private traditional wooden junk in Halong Bay (4 hour program)
  • Private sampan boat trip in Tamcoc
  • Single entrance fees as in the itinerary
  • Private sampan as mentioned
  • Sightseeing with local experience English speaking guide
  • Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax
  • Traditional Water Puppet Show


  • All international airport tax
  • International flights & domestic flights
  • Compulsory TIPPING for local guide and van driver:
  • 2 – 4 pax: 7 – 10 USD/ pax/ day
  • 5 – 7 pax: 5 – 7 USD/ pax/ day
  • 8 – 10 pax: 3 – 5 USD/ pax/ day
  • 10 pax up: 3 USD/ pax/ day
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Travel insurance (Please make sure that you buy insurance for your clients before they travel oversea)
  • Optional tours
  • Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate.
  • Drink & Beverage in meals
  • Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.
  • Surcharge for Holiday
  • Other services not mentioned above
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Holiday package starting from USD 520*

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till December 2017.


  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of a travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Cambodia.
  • Package Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may vary.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilized.
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  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

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