CHALCEDONY HOTEL– An Excellent New 4 Star Hotel is located in center of the Hanoi Old Quarter close to Hang Than Street, Van Xuan Park, overlooking down to West Lake, the Old Long Bien bridge and Red River as well. Moreover, with lesser than 10 minutes walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and 3 minutes to Dong Xuan central market, you can have easy access to restaurants, shopping areas and historical sites around Old Quarter of Hanoi.
With totals of 73 spacious rooms with 17 stories featuring air-conditioning central controlled. Contemporary designed with luxurious beech wood, soft leather upholstery and woolen carpets. All the guestrooms are elegant and featuring LCD TV screen, tea and coffee facilities, mini-bar, mufti channels satellite television, IDD telephone, combination shower/bathtub, hairdryer, remote control air conditioning, writing desk, and safety boxes. Wifi internet is available at lobby, business center and ADSL in all rooms are freely provided to in-house guest.
At anytime, our friendly staff will always do his utmost to exceed your expectations and make your stay unforgettable.
Day 1: Stay at Chalcedony Hotel
Day 2: After having Breakfast, join City tour day trip with water puppet show
Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil HoanKiem Lake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature
AM: 08:00 – 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the QuanThanhTemple (Taoist – dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the EthnologyMuseum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the LiteratureTemple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past HoanKiemLake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
- The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
- Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only, a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 16h30 – 17h00.
- Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without EthnologyMuseum). EthnologyMuseum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village
Day 3: Check out Chalcedony Hotel and join Halong Bay overnight with Emeraude cruise. Our tour guide will pick you up at 7:30 am to join tour
12:00 – 12:15 Register/Check-in at Emeraude Café
12:15 – 12:20 Embarkation
12:20 – 12:25 Captain Raises Anchor
12:25 – 14:30 Cruising Halong Bay
12:45 – 14:00 Vietnamese & International Buffet Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Free & Easy
15:00 – 16:30 Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Grotto and Floating Village
16:30 – 17:00 Crepe Station on Sundeck
17:00 – 18:00 Kayaks* or Swims
18:00 – 18:30 Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll Cooking Class (Sundeck)
18:30 – 19:30 Complimentary Canapes on Sundeck
19:30 – 21:00 Vietnamese & European dinner buffet served (Dress Code: Smart)
21:00 – 22:00 Bills Settlement (Optional)
20:00 – 22:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal)
20:30 – 23:00 Silver Screen “Indochine”
DAY 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
06:00 – 07:00: Complimentary cafe gourmand served on the Sundeck
06:30 – 07:00: Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on Sundeck
07:00 – 08:00 Leave Luggage/Bags Outside Cabins
07:30 – 09:30 Cruising Halong Bay
07:00 – 08:30 Energizing breakfast served
08:30 – 09:00 Check-Out
09:30 – 10:00 Disembarkation
10:00 – 10:15 Drop Off Point: Emeraude Café
Emeraude bus will drop you of at Chalcedony hotel around 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Recheck in Chalcedony Hotel
Day 5: Depart
+ 03 nights with Superior room at Chalcedony Hotel
+ Hanoi city day tour with water puppet show
+ Halong Bay overnight with Emeraude cruise
+ All Meal as itinerary