After breakfast this morning, we start our tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the national leader whose memory is honored here. We will also visit The House on stilts; see the distinctive One Pillar pagoda. Moving out to visit the Temple of Literature, where Vietnam’s first university was established here in 1076.
After lunch at local restaurant, we set off for Ha Long Bay of Vietnam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for embarkation the boat to discover spectacular Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty. We arrive early afternoon, check into hotel and leisure.
Rest of the day is free for independent exploration of Halong city. We have dinner tonight at local restaurant accompanied by Vietnamese traditional music.