A short and easy leisure trip in the north of Vietnam with the most highlight destinations can be covered in 5 days 4 nights . Our goal to take you to go to Halong bay and "Halong Bay on land" with limited time but in best option ,you will have max time in the bay with kayaking+ swimming + cooking demonstration , next to Tam coc (or Trang An grotto you can choose by telling us – they are similar so just pick one ) where is a great place to come with chilling time on sampan boat along the river , rowing through the caves on water then to do biking in the peaceful countryside . And of course the trip will be included metropolitan Hanoi with bustling streets & great street food.
A very short and easy excursion to you in the north of Vietnam with the most highlight destinations can be covered in 5 days, including Hanoi, Ninh Binh and legendary Halong Bay
Our guide and driver will pick you up at the airport, be aware of the person with the pickup signboard. And then heading to the center of Hanoi to start the city tour. The first destination is the Temple of Literature. It's not only the first university in Vietnam, but it always is the fire to light up the traditional fondness for the learning Vietnamese people. Students come here to get motivated before the upcoming important exam. Quoc Tu Giam has also been chosen for organizing the complimentary ceremonies, events on holiday, be the icon of Ha Noi city. Having a local lunch then departure to the Ho Chi Minh complex, an important place for pilgrimage, which has built to honor and express gratitude to Uncle Ho. The most important part of the complex is Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, where preserved Uncle Ho’s corpse for people all over the country and international visitors to visit their beloved old father. In front of the mausoleum is the Ba Dinh square. It has preserved many imprints of great events of the Vietnamese nation. On September 2, 1945, at this Square, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence that gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. And then you will come to visit the Presidential Palace, a large French design building used as the workplace of the president. Behind the Presidential Palace is the Ho Chi Minh's Residence. This place will show you how simple the president lives in his whole life. Another signature place in the complex is One Pillar Pagoda, a strange architectural style pagoda built from 1049. And the final place will be the Ho Chi Minh Museum, a place to express gratitude and eternal memory of the great merits of President Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals: Lunch
DAY 02: HANOI – NINH BINH (B,L)
After having breakfast, the driver and tour guide will escort you to the World Natural Heritage Site with 120km drive south of Hanoi, offering great experience on the lush countryside along the high way No1. Upon arrival at Van Lam village, you get on a bamboo boat rowed by the local villager to explore the stunning scenery of Tam Coc. UNESCO has recognized Tam Coc to be the World Natural Heritage Site in 2014 and made this place become a famous destination in Ha Noi - Ho Chi Minh Tour. Boating along Ngo Dong River, you will be able to explore for the "Indochine" film-setting. The beauty of the area has attracted millions of French tourists since then. Continue cruising under the astonishing limestone cliffs, you will get to Hang Ca - first cave with the river going through. The cave is 132m long as you can see from our photo on the right side. Leaving the 2nd cave, your boat will head to Hang Ba - the final cave. After lunch, our tour guide takes you to visit Bich Dong pagoda with three levels from the bottom to the top of the mountain, offering the best appalling scenery of all Hanoi holidays. After visiting the little desirable pagoda at the bottom of the lush limestone mountain, you start climbing a few steps to the 2nd one. More than half of this fascinated pagoda was built inside a limestone cave in the 15th century. Continue going through the light cave to the other side of the mountain, you keep walking some more steps the 3rd pagoda. Overnight in Ninh Binh. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 03: NINH BINH – HA LONG (B,L,D)
After having breakfast, the driver and English speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at Ninh Binh to Ha Long through a 3 - 3.5 hours journey by private car, the wonder of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the guest lounge for check-in. And then, you will get on a boat to start your cruise trip around the wonderful Ha Long Bay. After having a delicious lunch with seafood and relax, the journey will start from discovering signature caves. The caves at Ha Long are located around the bay, you can stand at one to view another and the whole bay. After discovering the wild beauty of the cave, you will return to the boat to prepare for an adventure activity, it's kayaking. You will immerse yourself in nature by floating in the middle of the sea, enjoy peaceful moments and temporarily forget the daily life. After kayaking, you can come up to the deck, have some light drink and watch the sunset before dinner has been served. In the late evening, you can take part in an interesting activity of local people, night fishing. Overnight on boat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 04: HA LONG – HA NOI – FOOD TOUR AS DINNER (B,Br,D)
Having breakfast and enjoy relaxing moments while floating on the boat. You can lie on the deck, tasting coffee and feel the very last moment of the trip. Or you can join a cooking class, which teaches you how to make spring rolls, a Vietnamese traditional food. The final lunch will be served on boat before arriving at the main dock, then you will get back to Hanoi. We begin the journey around 6 o'clock in the afternoon. The history and traditional Vietnamese food culture will be introduced by trying some of the greatest northern dishes. Seasonal fruits and a kind of "French-style" snack from a random street cart will be eat between meals. Walking down the Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Bun Cha Ta, Banh Cuon, some of the famous dishes will be served at a local eatery. Pay attention to the skilled chefs demonstrating how this tasty dish is cooked. Then take a leisure walk deep down to the center to feel the local life and the beauty of an unchanged ancient Ha Noi for almost a thousand years. Our guide will take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste the top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This must-go café is one of the most famous and original of its kind in Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
DAY 05: HA NOI – DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy of a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Free at leisure until our driver and tour guide come to transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for departure. It times to say goodbye. Ends of service. Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy
Meals as indicated in program, (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Private A/C car or van with driver during on tour.
English or French speaking guide (any other requested language guide)
All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
Junk cruise in Halong bay and other boat trips
Service charges, rooms tax and handling fees
air tickets and airport departure taxes
Visa stamping fee
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses and other services
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
NOTES: Tour can be modified, hotels changed to suit your tastes and budget. Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.
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