HANOI – HALONG BAY – NINH BINH (4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI (N/A)
Upon arrival to Hanoi airport, after clearing custom, you will be warmly welcomed local tour expert, transferred to the hotel for check in, approximately a 40-minute drive from the airport.
The afternoon is at leisure to recover from the long trip.
Accommodation: 3 stars hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
DAY 2: HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC – BICH DONG PAGODA (B/L)
07.30 – 08.00 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then depart for Ninh Binh province (100 km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
10.30 Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Vietnam, settled up in the 10th century.
11.00 Visit temples of two dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time.
11.30 Visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. You experience the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th century. Go back to the bus and drive to Tam Coc.
CYCLING RIDE (optional): Those who love to explore real countryside images of Vietnam can proceed a 40 minute cycling ride along country lane (from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda, estimated time 40 minutes for 5km cycling 2 ways), experiencing the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling ride at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch in restaurant.
14.00 Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves “Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba – Third cave” to get a strange feeling. Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi.
18.00 Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 3 stars hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
07.30 – 08.30: Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
08.30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 hours.
10.00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.
12.00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, Welcome to Cruise and enjoy welcome drink. Get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
12.30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
14.30: Take rowing boat through the village or kayaking to visiting around the floating fishing village.
16.00: Visiting Pearl Farm Village and Swimming in the bay.
17.30: Come back to Cruise and relax.
18.00: Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
19.30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
21.00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight in Halong Bay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 stars cruise in Halong Bay
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
08.00: Arrive Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave.
10.00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.
11.00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
12.00: Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbour, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12.30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14.30: Stop over in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16.00 – 16.30: Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to Airport for next destination.
A very short and Light trip to you in the north of Vietnam with the most highlight destinations can be covered in 4 days 3 nights. Our goal to take you to take you to Halong Bay with quickly visit in one day but in best option, you can have max time in the bay with kayaking + swimming + cooking demonstration, next to Tam coc (or Trang An grottoes you can choose by telling us – they are similar so just pick one) where is a great place to come with chilling time on sampan boat along the river, rowing through the caves on water then to do biking in the peaceful countryside. The last to have strong mention is Hanoi amazing city to explore on scooter (can do it by car if you requested) with best foods in Vietnam – street foods. So, this is best option what we could recommend to you for quick trip to Vietnam in 4 days.
All rates are USD per person joining group tour.
|Group Size||2 – 3||4 – 6||7 – 10||10+|
+ Airport pick up & drop off: Airport – Hotel – Airport
+ Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (2 nights) – 3 STAR
+ Deluxe cabin on 3 STAR CRUISE in Halong Bay (1 night) – with Air-conditioner, private bathroom, hot water, shower, standing cabin.
+ Transfers: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ninh Binh
+ Entrance and sightseeing fees
+ English speaking tour guide onboard & Ninh Binh
+ All meals mentioned above (Breakfast, Lunches, Dinner) – B, L, D
+ Insurance onboard
+ Kayaking in Halong Bay
+ Boat trip in Tam Coc or Trang An
+ Tax and service charges
– Optional requested services: such as massages, beauty services, music performances, diving,… and other specific wishes can be made on prior request only.
– Drinks, tips and personal expenses