Hanoi – Halong bay – Ninh Binh 5 days
A great time to visit the charming of Northern Vietnam with Hanoi, Halong bay and Ninh Binh. Beautiful scenery, full information of history and lifestyle of Vietnamese people. Certainly, your trip will be pleasant one.
|1||Hanoi arrival - Private food tour Old Quarter||Lunch or Dinner|
|2||Hanoi - Halong bay - Cruise ship||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|3||Halong bay - Hanoi||Breakfast, Lunch|
|4||Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc||Breakfast, Lunch|
|5||Hanoi city tour - departure||Breakfast, Lunch|
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival - Private food tour Old Quarter (Lunch or Dinner)
Arrive at the airport, car and driver is ready to transfer you to the hotel in Old Quarter. Relax and get to be familiar with environment, atmosphere and weather in Hanoi. At 18pm, the tour guide will come to pick you up and go to walking tour around Old Quarter. This tour is called Food on Foot tour. By this tour, you will visit the Old Quarter, learn about history of Hanoi city, try the traditional food on the way of the tour. You will also visit the symbol of Hanoi ( Hoan Kiem lake ) and the night market if the day is at the weekend: Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter hotel.
Day 2 : Hanoi - Halong bay - Cruise ship (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Around 08.00, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties.
Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses. ,In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night on board and overnight on board.
Day 3 : Halong bay - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Wake up for Taichi on sundeck in windy air while the boat’s going to another parts of Halong bay. Breakfast is served with tea, coffee, cake, egges, toast.... The cruise will start to move around Halong bay. The first, it will cruise to Bai Tu Long bay where the water is clean and less touristy. From here, you can learn about the local life of the floating village in Halong bay. Here, they grow up for the first and it is the main seafood supplier for all the cruiseships in Halong bay that you were trying for all the meals on the cruise.
The cruise crepts through the small island, itslet. From here, you will enjoy the best moment of amazing scenery of Halong bay with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites. We can mention for some name such as Fighting cock, Human Head islet, Clove islet....
At 9:30am, you will return to the main cruise, check out room. Relax on board while it’s moving towards Tuan Chau island port. During that time, you can join to cooking class or cooking demonstration by our professional chef. You also can make something for yourself.
The last meal is served on the cruise with seafood - different with other meals on the cruise.
After lunch, you will disembark the cruise, get on the bus to return Hanoi city. After 4 hours driving, you arrive to your hotel in Hanoi city, say goodbye the excellent tour guide and driver, check in hotel and relax in Old Quarter.
Overnight at the hotel in Old Quarter.
Day 4 : Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you get picked up by bus and at 8.00am at hotel in Hanoi, take 2 hours driving to Ninh Binh city. It is located 110km from Hanoi to the south. On this day, you will learn about history of Vietnam from Primeval. The first capital of Vietnam before Hanoi city.
Arrive in Hoa Lu, Visit two temples of Dinh and Le emperor dynasty whose were the first Emperor of Vietnam. This is where the kings worshiped 2 Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam. By visiting the temples, you need to climb up the viewpoint to take photo of Hoalu panorama, charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and temple…
After that, bicycle is available for you move by yourself from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc area. We strongly recommend you to do this. By this tour, you will ride thru the rice farm, enjoy the peaceful life of the countryside of Vietnam. If you can’t ride the bicycle, you just get on the bus to come to Tam Coc.
Lunch is served in the local restaurant.
Afternoon: The exciting time with the boat trip on the river. Take 1 hour to paddle – of course you will not drive - to THREE CAVES. Spend 1 hour here to go thru the caves by boat. We will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you(2 hrs).
At around 16pm, we will get on the bus and return Hanoi city. After 2.5 hours driving, you arrive Hanoi, said goodbye to the companions, tour guide and driver.
Spend another romantic night in Hanoi city.
Day 5 : Hanoi city tour - departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit a different parts of Hanoi city. We will visit some famous places such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature. During the tour, you will have a new knowledge, comprehensive about historical, cultural, education in Vietnam in the past. After lunch, you will return to the hotel, check out the hotel and get transferred to the airport. Ends of service.
• VISA approval letter to get VISA on arrival in Vietnam • All meals included in the program mentioned • English speaking tour guide • All transportation service mentioned as program • Sightseeing fees, entrance fees tickets mentioned in program • All activities in the tour mentioned in program • 2 nights in 3 stars hotel in Hanoi city • Trip 2 days 1 night on 3 stars cruise in Halong bay with all inclusive excepts drink.