5-Day Northern Vietnam Tour: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay

Highlights:

• Explore the beautiful and ancient capital of Hanoi.

• Cruise and stay overnight on Halong Bay.

• Discover Ninh Binh where the Hollywood Blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” was filmed

5-Day Northern Vietnam Tour: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

The car/van will pick you up from Noi Bai airport (in Hanoi) and will take you in the heart of the city. Arrive at the hotel after a 40-minute drive, check in and have a free day to walk around Old Quarter, night market in Hanoi down town.

Overnight in Hanoi hotel located in the old quarter.

Meal: No

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 2: Hanoi –  Bai Tu Long Bay

07:00: Have breakfast at hotel.

07.45  –  8:30: The  shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel  in Hanoi and heading to northeast of Vietnam. At the middle of the way, we have a quick stop to stretch your leg and refresh then continue our way to Halong Bay.

12.30: Arrive  in cruise office  in Hon Gai Pier, have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for our captain and transfer by tender to cruise.

12.45: Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.

13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.

15.00: Arrive in  kayaking area  –  that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.

17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.

19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.

20.30: Free time  to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gather your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Overight on cruise – 3,5 star cruise

Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi

06.00:  Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning  view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese popular breakfast – Pho.

08.00:  Explore the well hidden  Thien Canh Son  Cave  and  enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island, swimming or kayaking.

09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

10.00: Attend in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon.

11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on boat.

12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.

12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then our bus will take you back to Hanoi.

17.00: Drop off at hotel.

18:00: Free time for dinner.

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 4: Bai Dinh – Trang An Day Tour

07:00: Have breakfast at hotel.

07:45 – 08:30: Our bus & tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter then depart for Ninh Binh province. On the half way stop for short break about 20 minutes

11:00: Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.

12h30: Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel.

14:00: Depart to visit Trang An eco-tourism, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. Then we get on the car for returning to Hanoi.

19:00 – 19:30: Arrival at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter. Tour ends !

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 5: Hanoi departure

After having breakfast at your hotel, you have free time until we pick you up to transfer to the airport.

Meal: B

Accommodation: No

5-Day Northern Vietnam Tour: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay

Package Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 3 nights in a 3-star Hotel & 1 night on a 3.5-star cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Meals inclusive in the program
  • Bai Dinh – Trang An & Bai Tu Long Bay group tour tour with tour guide who speaks English and Vietnamese

Package Excludes

  • Personal entertainment expenses
  • Personal costs: telephone fee, laundry
  • Meals out of tour program

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