Hanoi- Ninh Binh- Ha Long Bay 5 days and 4 nights

  • icon-date5 DAYS
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It is a short and easy excursion tour but offers us the most highlight destinations in the North with plenty of exciting activities such as kayaking, swimming, and cooking demonstration in Ha Long Bay to an amazing view of the countryside with rice fields and hundreds of incredible limestones in Ninh Binh.

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Day 1:

Welcome to Hanoi! (D)

Upon arriving at Hanoi airport, our guide and driver will be there to pick you up and then stop by our hotel to drop off luggage and get some rest. After that, visit the Temple of Literature, Quoc Tu Giam which are the most iconic places in Hanoi. Then, we will make our way to Ho Chi Minh Complex to check out 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, and Ba Dinh Square where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. Another signature place in the complex is One Pillar Pagoda- a unique architectural style pagoda built-in 1049. After that, we will visit the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s Residence which was used as his workplace and home back in the old time respectively, and Ho Chi Minh Museum. The day ends beautifully with a delicious welcome dinner.

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Day 2:

Ninh Binh (B, L)

Today, we will head to Ninh Binh which is a 120kms drive south of Hanoi, a World Natural Heritage Site since 2014. The following activities will be hopping on a bamboo boat and rowing along the Ngo Dong River where you could see the “Indochine” film set. The boat ride offers an outstanding view of thousands of astonishing limestone cliffs and an exciting experience going under Hang Ca and Hang Ba caves. After lunch, our tour guide will take you to Bich Dong pagoda which is built on top of a mountain and therefore offers us the view of the best appalling scenery of all Hanoi holidays on each level.

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Day 3:

Ninh Binh- Ha Long (B, L, D)

One of the “cannot miss” destinations when visiting Vietnam is Ha Long Bay the wonder of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, get on a cruise ship to start the journey around Ha Long Bay. It is no need to describe how amazing it is to see the spectacular landscapes with approximately 1600 limestone islands scattering the emerald green water surface and numerous natural caves. You will immerse yourself in nature by floating in the middle of the sea with a kayaking adventure. After kayaking, watch the sunset. I am sure being there at that magical hour will be a memorable experience for your trip. There will be drinks at the desk or interesting activities such as fishing with local people in the evening.

Day 4:

Ha Long- Ha Noi – Food tour (B, Br, D)

Your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea giving you another opportunity to capture the beauty of Ha Long Bay before disembarking time or join a cooking class that shows you how to make Vietnamese spring rolls and other traditional food. We will get back to Hanoi after having lunch on the boat. In the late afternoon, around 6 pm, our food tour begins! Can you imagine visiting Hanoi without trying Hanoi’s food? Walking around Hanoi Old Quarter where all the tastiest dishes are, to try Bun Cha, Banh Cuon, best Banh Mi, and many more! After our food adventure, our guide will take you to a hidden spot for famous Egg coffee and Vietnamese Rice Wine.

Day 5:

Hanoi- Journey home (B)

You will have some free time to wander on your own or get stuck into some souvenir shopping until we take you to the airport and fly home with wonderful memories (not including late check-out for the hotel).

INCLUSIVE:
  • 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
EXCLUSIVE:
  • air tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Travel insurance
  • 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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