5 days is long enough for you to discover the beauty of not only Hanoi but also Northern Vietnam. You’ll get the chance to explore Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoa Lu Tam Coc (Ninh Binh).
Hanoi is known as the capital of Vietnam, a very modern city but rich in culture. Halong is a Unesco World Heritage site with breath-taking views and limestones emerging from emerald water. You’ll experience cruising along Halong Bay, be amazed by the majestic scenery of Halong Bay and join some cruise’s activities. Hoa Lu Tam Coc is a rural and authentic side with nature, rivers, rice terraces,… which gives a relaxing and peaceful feeling.
All in one tour!
When you arrive at Noi bai Airport, our guide will come to pick you up with your name on board. Then we transfer you to your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter, right in the center of Hanoi.
Airport: Our driver will wait for you at column 10 with your name
After checking in the hotel, we’ll have some free time. After having lunch, we’ll begin our Hanoi City tour for the afternoon. The destinations we’ll visit are some of the most famous sights: West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature.
West Lake Hanoi is Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake with a circumference of 17km. There are plenty of historic places, luxury hotel, stylish restaurants, cafes around.
Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on a small island on the surface of West Lake. It’s known as the oldest Buddhist Pagoda in Hanoi and also the most beautiful. It gives a relaxing and peaceful feeling for anyone visiting this place.
Ho Chi Minh Complex is a huge area which includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Stilt’s house, the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda.
You have your breakfast at hotel. Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at 8 a.m at your hotel to depart to Halong city.
At 12 p.m we arrive at Halong City. You’ll board your cruise with warmly welcome from the cruise crew. After checking into the cabins, you’ll have your lunch while cruising towards thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from the Gulf of Tonkin.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh 5 days in Halong
Then, you’ll have some time to visit caves and relax with activities on cruise such as diving, or joining sunset party on upper deck.
Enjoy your dinner and then you’ll have free time to singing karaoke, dancing, squid fishing,… You will spend your overnight on boat.
Meals: Lunch, dinner on cruise
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise
After waking up, breakfast will be served on cruise. Then, we keep cruising further to visit the islands and islets with unique shapes such as frog, turtle,… and taking photos. Also, kayaking is available!
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh 5 days kayakingYou’ll have the farewell lunch on cruise before arrive at the harbor. Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi.
You will have your dinner at your account and spend your night in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch on cruise
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel after breakfast and then we’ll go to Ninh Binh Province.
Our first visit is the former the capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu ancient capital. We’ll visit 2 temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le – the 2 heroes of the country and the ones who chose Hoa Lu as the capital of Vietnam back then.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh 5 days in Hoa Lu
After that, we’ll depart to Tam Coc for lunch. Tam Coc is described as Halong Bay on land. This place is so relaxing and tranquil with breath-taking scenery with spectacular canals, karstic rock formations, rice fields stretching along the Ngo Dong River and limestone grottoes.
You’ll take a boat trip to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh 5 days in Tam Coc
Then, we’ll cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields and rivers in Tam Coc – Bich Dong.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh 5 days with cyclingWe’ll get on car and go back to Hanoi.
You have your free time at night in Hanoi.
Meals: Lunch in Tam Coc
English- speaking guides as specified
Private Car for Pick up & Drop off
Accommodations, meals and entrance fee in the detailed itinerary
Halong Bay Overnight Cruise (All included)
Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu Tam Coc trip (All included)
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