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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Tam Coc - Thung Nham - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam


Experience the wonders of Halong Bay and Ninh Binh Tour 5 days. Discover the cultural and historical richness of Hanoi, a thousand-year-old capital. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay, a renowned natural wonder, and engage in exciting activities like kayaking, swimming, and cave exploration. Explore Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh and enjoy a boat tour of Thung Nham. Embark on this exceptional Northern Vietnam package for an unforgettable holiday.

  • Experience the lively metropolis of Hanoi, abundant in historical and cultural treasures.
  • Embark on an unforgettable voyage through the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay.
  • Unearth the serenity of rural existence in Ninh Binh - Tam Coc.

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – First Visit (No Meals)
When you arrive, welcome at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel (30 km – 45 minutes)
In the evening, watch a water puppet show, an ancient Vietnamese art in which puppets stand in water and are manipulated using long poles hidden beneath the water.
Discover Hoan Kiem Lake, which means "Lake of the Returned Sword," where emperor Lê Loi was boating on the lake when his magic sword, Heaven's Will, was grabbed by a wolf.
The Ngoc Son Temple is being built on the Jade Islet and is dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero, Tran Hung Dao.
Meals on your own.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Car Cruise
In the morning, after breakfast, you will be taken to Halong Bay.
Arrive at 12:30 and take a boat for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay.
Enjoy the food on board and spend the day at one of the natural wonders of Vietnam.
Visit islets and a cave in Halong, which is on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful grottoes in Ha Long Bay. The grotto's mouth can be reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
If the weather is pleasant, you could enjoy a swim in the cool blue water of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Dinner and overnight on the junk.
Day 3: Halong - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc (Breakfast, Lunch)
Car Cruise
Start your day at 7:30 am with a delightful breakfast served on the boat. As part of the experience, you have the opportunity to explore a charming small cave by hopping on a traditional rowing bamboo boat accompanied by local guides.
At 11:00 am, savor an early lunch prepared and served onboard the boat, allowing you to indulge in the flavors of the region while enjoying the scenic views.
By 12:00 pm, the cruise comes to an end, and you will be transferred to the captivating destination of Ninh Binh. Along the journey, make a memorable stop to savor the delectable green cake, a local specialty.
As you arrive in the afternoon, complete the check-in process at your hotel in the enchanting Tam Coc area, located just 12 kilometers away from the bustling Ninh Binh city.

It's dinner on your own.

Overnight in Tam Coc.

Day 4: Tam Coc - Thung Nham - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Car Bamboo-rafting
After breakfast, take a small sampan for a spectacular two-hour cruise through numerous waterways. You will be able to admire a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields before reaching Thung Nham, which is located 05 km from Tam Coc.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the discovery of Bai Dinh Pagoda. The Bai Dinh Pagoda is not only the largest pagoda in Vietnam, but it is also considered to be the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. The pagoda leans back on the hill in the rear and overlooks the river in the front. This prime location has made Bai Dinh Pagoda one of the most impressive attractions in Ninh Binh.
Go back to Hanoi. It's dinner on your own.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 5: Ha Noi - Visits - Flight Back Home (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, take a tour of the capital and visit places like:
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside) is a large memorial in Hanoi. It is in Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the Vietminh, read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. His former residence, the stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.
One Pillar Pagoda: In 1049, the emperor Ly Thái Tông constructed the One Pillar Pagoda in gratitude for this by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond.
Continue to the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 official ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Lunch was taken at a restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will have free time until the transfer to the airport for your flight home.
End of your Halong Bay and Ninh Binh Tour 5 days!
  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
    • Overnight cruise on board a shared good-quality boat in Halong Bay (private boat upon request).
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Vietnam Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
    • All other services not specified in the itinerary.
  • Notes

    • Surcharged for Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December if any
    • Surcharged for Public holidays (30/4-1/5, Lunar New Year)
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/
    • late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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    Mar 19, 2024
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