This Student budget tour itinerary is specially designed for students within limited budget. You will not only experience friendly and personal service from chosen guesthouse, homestay, but also enjoy some nights in higher category of accommodation. For the tours, you will have some joined tours and some private tours, that makes a balance of a conventional group and private small group. No problem to cut or add some days to the itinerary, just let us know and we will customize the trip.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
On arrival at Noi Bai International airport, students will be welcomed by our guide and driven to the hotel in Hanoi in a private vehicle. The rest of the day will be free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Joined Tours (B, L)
Pick up at Guesthouse by our shuttle bus, today, we will join a city tour with other visitors. It’s not only reducing the cost, but also giving students a good chance to make friends with others. We first visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, including the mausoleum where he rests in peace, the museum which dedicated his life, his simple house where he lived and worked. We will also call in at the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, which was built in 1049 under the Ly’s King. Our next visit is Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda, both located by the West Lake and are among the oldest pagodas in Vietnam.
Lunch will be in a good local restaurant with delicious Vietnamese food. In the afternoon, we will proceed to the famous Ethnology Museum which display on culture and customs of different 54 groups in Vietnam. The tour ends in the central of Hanoi including Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple at around 4 PM. Afterward, we will be transferred back to the hotel or free for shopping in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay, Overnight Cruise by Shuttle Bus (B, L, D)
After breakfast at our guesthouse, we will be pick up by the cruise’s shuttle bus and transfer to Halong Bay – one of ‘The New 7 Wonders of Nature’ in 2011 and twice recognized by UNESCO as Nature Heritage Site. On arrival, we will embark on a traditional junk followed by a short cruise briefing. We then savour a delectable lunch our junk cruises among the limestone islands.
In the mid-afternoon, we will kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area before going back to cruise and continue to Soi Sim Island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
In the evening, we will cruise back to the main boat for a shower before having dinner and spend the night on board.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Overnight Train to Hue (B, L)
Wake up early in the morning and start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt before having breakfast. After that, we will explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay. After that, we will return to the boat, freshen up and check out of our cabin. Continue our cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. While heading back to the harbour, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. We will disembark at round noon and find your car is waiting and take you back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hue – River boat & Royal Tombs (B, L)
On arrival in Hue at around 8.50 AM, we will have breakfast with Bun Bo Hue (Hue’s Noodle with beef), a special dish of Hue. After that, we will leave luggage at the hotel before boarding the Dragon Boat on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Our first stop is the charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) where we can enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here, we rejoin our van and go visit King Tu Duc’s Tomb.
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