Halong Bay off Vietnam’s north coast is a World Heritage Area of Natural Beauty, locally known as ‘Dragon Descending to the Sea’. Make your way over from Hanoi by boat, and set off on a breathtaking four-hour cruise of the bay. You’ll see fantastic limestone islets dotting the emerald waters, many containing superb natural grottos such as Dau Go and Thien Cung. An overnight cruise option is also available, and if you’re ready to splash out, book a two-night cruise on board the luxury Au Co ship to travel in style. Call or visit us in store for more information.
Includes lunch and transfers.
Spend an hour being guided through the streets of Old Hanoi on a cyclo once the sun has gone down before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show at the Thang Long Theatre. This fascinating art form dates back to rural festivals in North Vietnam during the 11th Century, and is performed in a pool of water by a group of puppeteers. Enjoy a post-show dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
Includes: Tour guide, puppet show tickets, dinner. Excludes: Any extra food or drinks throughout the evening.
Enjoy a tour of Vietnam's buzzing capital and you'll see the huge granite mausoleum of former leader Ho Chi Minh, whose body remains embalmed on display and receives thousands of visitors every day. The beautiful One Pillar Pagoda is nearby; it’s one of Vietnam’s most important temples, built in the 11th Century and rising up out of the water like a lotus on just a single pillar. The tour ends with a visit to the Temple of Literature, built in 1076 as the original university in Vietnam.
Includes: Transport. Excludes: Food and drink.
Car or van
Departs daily. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mon and Fri and Oct to Nov.
You’ll never forget this unique tour of Hanoi on a cyclo – a cross between a bicycle and a hand cart. Your half-day tour begins with visits to Hoan Kiem Lake, the iconic Ngoc Son Temple and the landmark Hanoi Opera House. From here it’s a short ride to the Old Quarter; this was once a thriving centre for craftsmen and is now a picturesque area with shops, restaurants and a wonderful sense of history.