Tour name: VIETNAM GOLF & CULTURE
Tour Code: BRT-V014
Arrive Hanoi - Leisure
Hanoi is one of the ancient capitals in the world, on the banks of the Red River, where travellers can find well reserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums. A great city to explore on foot, this French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multicultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences.
You may enjoy the rest of the day and evening as you wish.
Hanoi - City Tour & Puppet Show (B)
We move on to the PRESEDENTIAL PALACE, which was constructed in 1900 by the French and was intended to be Ho Chi Minh’s official residence but the Vietnamese leader had opted for a traditional Vietnamese STILT HOUSE instead.
Before leaving the complex, we visit the ONE PILLAR PAGODA, in the centre of an elegantly square shaped lotus pond. Built in the early 11th century by Emperor Ly Thai Tong, the pagoda is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples.
We then visit the VIETNAM MILITARY HISTROY MUSEUM, the ultimate museum tribute to Vietnam’s twentieth century struggles against the larger and better equipped forces of the French and the USA, the TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, which is extremely well preserved and is a superb example of traditional style Vietnamese architecture, and the FINE ART MUSEUM, where treasures abound in this excellent museum, housed in what was once the French Ministry of Information.
Taking a peaceful break from the city, we visit NGOC SON TEMPLE. Hanoi's most visited temple sits on a small island (Jade Island) in HOAN KIEM LAKE, and is connected to the lake shore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style. The temple is dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century.
To finish our tour, we visit the OLD QUARTER of Hanoi which seems to nostalgically resist the flow of time with its antique brick houses, and old styled narrow meandering streets which bear the name of the goods that were specifically traded there such as Hang Bac (Silver Product).
In the evening we enjoy the world famous WATER PUPPET SHOW. Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre has it’s roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century, when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water.
After the show, we transfer back to the hotel, and you are free to enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish.
Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise (B)
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding natural beauty and one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, It’s nickname as the world’s eighth wonder emphasizes just how unique an experience the area offers visitors. Halong Bay’s thousands of limestone islets jut out from the clear emerald ocean, many of them containing beautiful grottos.
We take a six hour cruise around the most scenic of the jungle covered peaks with names that describe how they look. and visit one of the many hidden illuminated caves and isolated grottos. We Hop on board a row boat and venture out to explore the grotto, featuring stalagmites and stalactites, and fascinating rock formations illuminated by a kaleidoscope of colour.
After returning to shore, we drive back to the hotel in Hanoi, and you are free to enjoy the evening as you wish.
Hanoi - leisure - Departure (B)
- Hotel accommodation (Twin/Double) for 3 Nights (Breakfast included)
- Meals (3 Breakfasts)
- English Tour guide
- Private A/C vehicle for all sightseeing and transfers in the itinerary
- Entrance Fee for all sites listed in the itinerary
- Tickets for Boat Trips mentioned in the Itinerary
- Green fees (18 holes) at 2 golf courses listed in the itinerary
- Caddie and Golf cart/buggy fees
- Cool bottles of mineral water and fresh towels during sightseeing
- Airport Tax and All Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Fee
- Other Personal expenses and optional tours not mentioned
(Please respect the strict dress code at the temples. Guests must cover their thighs and shoulders when entering the temple complex)