Duration:6 days 5 nights
Tour route:Hanoi – Hoa Lu - Tam Coc – Halong bay - Hanoi
See the Best of Vietnam with a 6-Day Nothern Tour That’ll Take You from Hanoi to Hoa Lu to Halong! Explore the Famous Sights of Each Area, Experience Local Villages, Relax on a Luxurious Night Cruise, Enjoy a 2 Hour Cooking Class, Practice Tai Chi on the Beach & So Much More! Includes All Transfer, Accommodation, Airport Transfers, Most Meals & Your Knowledgeable English-Speaking Tour Guide!
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL TO HANOI
Arrive to Hanoi, pick up from airport to hotel. Check in hotel. Your leisure to walk around the street for relax and shopping.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L)
After having breakfast the tour guide and shuttle bus will arrive to pick up you to join Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Continue to visit the Temper of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple.
18.00: Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3 : HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC (B, L)
08.00 AM Our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc. On the way to Hoa Lu, you have good chances to see and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside of Viet nam along the road.
10.30 AM Arrive in Ninh Binh province and then the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu, the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam.
11.30 AM Continue to reach Tam Coc by bicycle. On the way, tour guide will show you the daily life of the local people and the beautiful sights there.
12.10 PM Have lunch in luxurious restaurant in Tam Coc
01.00 PM After lunch, take small boats to visit Tam Coc, which is literally known “three Caves”. First Caveis the longest one that is considered a real rainbow in the water in the morning time stretching on both sides of the Ngo Dong River. The quiet movements of the oars create a sort of musical rhythm inside the cave. As the boat leave the cave, you can see what seems to be an old man with a white beard fishing, fairy flying in the clouds, peasants collecting fuel and a group of white goats grazing on the hills. After that, the guide takes you to the Second Cave and the Third Cave.
05.00 PM Back to Hanoi
07.00 PM Arrive in Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
DAY 4 : HANOI – HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
08h00 – 08h30 : Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 : Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 : Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30 : Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30 : Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30 : Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 : Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 : Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
DAY 5 : HALONG BAY – HANOI (B,L)
06h30 – 07h30 : Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 : Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 : Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30 : Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 : Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 : While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30 : Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00 : Transfer back to Hanoi.
16h30 – 17h00: Arrive in Hanoi.
Transfer 2 ways from the airport to the hotel and return.
03 nights at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (2persons/ Deluxe room)
01 night on boat – Deluxe room (2persons/deluxe room).
1 night in Bungalow of Cat Ba Sandy Beach Resort
All transportations/transfers mentioned in tour program
Meals mentioned in the tour program.
English speaking tour guide during the tour.
All entrance fees during the tour.
Kayaking in Halong Bay.
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