Day 1: Hanoi Excursion from Ha Long Bay Port
Depart from Ha Long Bay pier, relax, and enjoy the countryside during your mini-van drive to Hanoi, getting a glimpse of the scenic Red River Delta and its farming activities. Along the way, stop at Dong Trieu Ceramic Village and observe the age-old process of making traditional ceramics. Arrive Hanoi. Overnight at Hanoi
Day 2: City Tour Hanoi
Today we depart for city tour Hanoi, with its French-colonial style buildings, tree-bordered boulevards, numerous pagodas and scenic lakes, this nearly thousand year old city offers many attractions. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho"s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. (15:30-17:00) Water Puppet show. Journey visit along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Free for shopping. Begin the journey back to Cai Lan and the ship.