Duration:4 Days 3 Nights
Tour route:Hanoi Capial - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh ( Hoa Lu, Tam Coc) - Hanoi
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If you have a very short stop in the North Vietnam, visit its most attractive nature world heritage – Halong Bay, then stroll around to enjoy the rural landscape and ancient relics of Ninh Binh and indispensable Hanoi, the capital of thousands years history.
Tour’s Highlights & Activities
– Exploring historical and cultural Hanoi in the best season of the year, including visiting Temple of Literature and watching Water Puppetry show
– Sightseeing World’s Wonder Ha Long Bay in 2 days with activities like kayaking and visiting beautiful caves
– Exploring the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu and taking an exhilarating boat ride through the beautiful limestone cliffs in Tam Coc.
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi, half day city tour (Meals: N/A)
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, our tour Driver will be waiting for you at the entrance of security area hanging a board with your name on. Get on your private car to center of Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel and relax. Please note that checking in time is 2.00pm.
Afternoon, we start the tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam. Enjoy a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter which is considered the central and the soul of the city.
End the tour with a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – cruising in Halong bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Around 5:30 AM, you will arrive Hanoi. Our guide will pick you up at station then take you to hotel. You will have free time to relax and have breakfast before starting Halong Bay Tour.
07.45 – 8:30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Overnight onboard with Swan Cruise.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast and Lunch)
06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
Your shuttle bus drive you back to Hanoi. At about 17.00PM, arrive in Hanoi, check in your hotel.
The left time of the day, you can relax at leisure at your hotel or discover the Old Quarter by yourself.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Departure (Meals: Breakfast and Lunch)
Ninh Binh is just 2 hours’ drive south of Hanoi yet feels a world away from the busy capital. This is an area famous for its dramatic landscapes – rice paddies and waterways between limestone peaks.
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the beautiful area of Ninh Binh often described as Halong Bay on land. In Ninh Binh you will visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu where you will visit Dinh and Le temples. This scenic temple is dedicated to founder of the once-impressive citadel it sits within called Ding Tien Hoang. The small 17th century gardens are beautifully shaded, a delightful respite from the heat of the day, and feel very authentic. All around are the limestone karsts, and a similar temple is just down the road.
After lunch, you also take a paddle boat ride through the beautiful karts limestone fringed waterways of Tam Coc, means 3 caves. On the boat you will venture through lime-stone mountain… This trip allows for some amazing photographic opportunities in a unique region of Vietnam a world away from Vietnam’s frantic cities.
Drive back to Hanoi at about 18.45pm.
Tour prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a traveling party of at least 2 adults, and sharing a room. If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be higher.
The ‘Single supplement’ applies for single travelers and needs to be added to the tour price.
3 nights at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel).
[ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request]
3 breakfast and 2 lunches 1 Dinner
Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
Experienced English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
All relevant transfers and transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
Boat trip in Halong bay and in Tam Coc cave (Ninh Binh)
Local taxes & Service charge
Visa stamp fee (required upon arrival)
All drink and meals do not listed in itinerary.
Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
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