If you’re reading this itinerary, I’m guessing you’re planning a trip to North Vietnam. Welcome to the North Vietnam - one of the most favourite places in Asia. Put your first step on Vietnam’s capital which has a long heroic history, and then have experience on Halong Cruises where you’ll find breathtaking bays. You will have a chance to visit the biggest pagoda in Vietnam, and also take a lot of photos in Mua Cave, can't wait to join this trip, right?
Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The driver will wait for you at arrival hall and welcome you at the airport and bring you to your hotel for your check-in.
Free time at your lesuire.
Overnight at hotel in Old Quarter area.
Enjoy your early breakfast at the hotel.
07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by Limosine with our friendly tour guide then depart for Ninh Binh province.
Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax on the way.
10h30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budhha Statue…
11h00: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch.
13h00: Visit Trang An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014.
Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here.
15h30: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here.
17h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi.
19h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi.
Free time and overnight stay at hotel in the Old Quarter.
Have breakfast at the hotel restaurant. 8h30 - 9h00: You will be picked up by our driver at your hotel lobby and we will take you to Halong bay in 4 hours. On the way to Halong bay, we spend 20 minutes for relaxing and buying some sourvenirs.
Arrive Sun Harbour, you will be welcomed on boat with a warm greeting and cold water.
After relaxation on boat, you will explore the largest cave and the most beautiful of Ha Long Bay - Surprising cave ( Sung Sot Cave). The name of cave expresses the feeling of tourist when they see the cave at the first sight. Your day tour to Halong bay has more and more amazing things for you. Next, we leave for Luon Cave which means creepy cave, the cave is famous for its green complex and in-mountain waters and islands. From outside, Luon cave looks like a giant bowl which is turned down to the sea surface. Because of the limited height, the only way to visit Luon Cave is by a bamboo boat or a kayak. Trying kayak is surely your memorable time cause it is really interesting and easy to see the beautiful landscape in the Cave. Especially, when the tide rises, you have to stoop down to pass through the cave. Moving to Titop island - the heart of Halong bay in this day tour. You will spend time to have a steep climb of a few hundred steps to the observation deck on the summit of Titop moutain that reveals a panoramic view of Halong Bay - it is still definitely a worth the effort. With the 360° view panorama you can enjoy the summit viewing and photographing of Halong bay. The island is also home to a lovely little beach of the same name. It’s an ideal stop-off point to get stuck into some beach activities such as: swimming, sunbathing, playing beach volleyball, etc.
Then, come back to the boat, it is time to head back habour. While cruising, we have chance to contemplate the sunset on the cruise's rooftop during enjoying tea and fruits.
Upon at Sun marina Harbour, the driver will take you back Hanoi by bus.
20:00 - 20:30: Arrive in Hanoi, you will get off the bus at hotel lobby and end your interesting Halong bay day tour with us. Our guide will say goodbye and hope to see you in the next time for this tour.
In the fourth day of the short journey discovering the north of Vietnam, you will spend time to learn more about the rich culture of our charming capital with over 1000-year history.
Have a breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
Tour guide will wait for you at your hotel lobby around 8.00 AM for starting your exploring day. The first destination you will visit today is Tran Quoc Pagoda which the oldest pagoda in Hanoi from 6th century. The pagoda has a good position near West Lake.
Next, you will arrive at Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where keeps the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh president, the presidential palace, house on stilts. You will listen to stories about Ho Chi Minh, a great father as well as the first president of Vietnam.
You will move to Museum of Ethnology in Vietnam which keeps many items representing for 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. You can see a lot of interesting stuffs about the culture and customs about our country.
12.30: Have lunch in local restaurant with Vietnamese dishes.
After the meal, you will go to Temple of Literature, the first university on Vietnam. Learn more about Vietnam’s culture and education in the past. And transfer to Hoa Lo prison, one of the most “terrible hell” in Vietnam in 20th century to have a better understanding about Vietnam war.
15:30: Come back to your hotel.
Free time for you in the late afternoon and evening to discover the streets by your own. Try the street food or speciality food.
Overnight at hotel in Old Quarter area.
Have a breakfast at hotel.
You will have free time to relax and buy somee souvernirs for your beloved ones until our private car comes to your hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport for your flight. Finish your short trip in the north of Vietnam, hope you get happy time and interesting experiences about our country with us and wish to see you in the near future!
All bookings requested for the period of Vietnam public holiday: National holidays, New Year or Christmas Day will be added 30% on the above rates
Depending on the weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules, room availability or other reasons beyond our control, the tour program might need small adjustments when necessary
The normally tipping is US$ 3/person/day
Please dress politely for temple/pagoda visits. No shorts, sleeveless shirts or see-thru clothing.
You should bring good waking shoes, hat, sun cream and some cash.
International flights are not included in this trip . If you have difficulty booking the international flight, please contact us for assistance.