North Vietnam Tour In Style (Group tour)

Travel Highlight Ha Noi Tours, Halong Bay Tours, Ninh Binh Tours

Duration: 4 days

From $209pp

from $209 pp

Overviews

  • Hanoi capital is one of the most visited of the Vietnam popular destinations, is the beautiful capital city of Vietnam, sprawling in the banks of the Red River with French colonial heritage. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. 
  • Ninh Binh-widen your knowledge of Vietnam history in the 10th century in Hoa Lu which was chosen as the first capital of Vietnam independent feudal kingdom.
  • Ha Long Bay -This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists but it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Hanoi – the beautiful capital city of Vietnam, sprawling in the banks of the Red River with French colonial heritage
  • Ninh Binh – the “Halong Bay on land” on sampan boat rowed by local people.
  • Mua Cave -brings you one of the best panoramic view of one of the nicest sceneries in Viet Nam
  • Unique and unforgettable biking route passing through villages, rice fields and karst mountains on a high-quality sports bike.
  • Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets and covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

    You will be met and transferred to hotel upon arrival in Hanoi. Free time for the rest of the day. You will have time for discovering Hanoi City by yourselves. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

  2. Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu – Tam Coc) One Day Group Tour (B, L)

    7:45-8:30 AM: Picked up by our tour guide at your hotel at The Old Quarter, then depart for NinhBinh city towards to the South of Hanoi. Have a short-break en route.

    10:30 AM: Arrive in Hoa Lu, visit Hoa Lu – The Acient Capital and the remaining two temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le.

    11:30 AM: Go back to the bus, then from here drive to Tam Coc grottoes (16km from Hoa Lu)

    12:00 AM: Arrive Tam Coc wharf

    12:15 AM: Have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

    01:30 PM: Take an exciting sampan boat ride in Tam Coc grottoes (Halong on land).

    03:30 PM: Proceed a cycling along country lane to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover real countryside of Vietnam.

    04:30 PM: Get on the shuttle bus to come back Hanoi

    07:00 PM: Arrive in Hanoi, drop off at your hotel at The Old Quarter.

    Stay overnight in Hanoi.

  3. Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Overnight on Oriental Sail Cruise (Joint boat)(B, L, D)

    08:00 – 08:30 Pick-up at hotel and start 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong International Cruise Port, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.

    12:15 – 12:45 Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.

    13:00 – 15:30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.

    – Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village

    – Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.

    17:30 – 18:00 Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.  Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.

    19:00 – 19:30 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.

    – Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

  4. Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

    06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

    07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay

    09:30 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.

    09:30 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.

    12:00 – 16:30 Transfer back to Hanoi around 16h30

    Free until private transfer to the airport for departure flight

     

Price & Inclusion

Price with accommodation

Group Size Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
1 $313 pp $577 pp $569 pp
2 $209 pp $259 pp $379 pp
3-7 $209 pp $259 pp $379 pp
>=8 $209 pp $259 pp $379 pp
Single Supplement $104 pp $159 pp $190 pp

All prices are quoted per Person in US Dollars

Hotel listing

Location Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
Ha Noi Pomihoa Hotel ,May De Ville Hotel ( Deluxe) Sunline hotel,Silk Queen Grand( Deluxe) Apricot hotel,The Oriental Jade Hotel & Spa( Deluxe)
Ha Long Orientalsails cruise,Sunlight cruise Calypso cruise, V spirit Premier cruise Starlight cruise cruise, Genesis Regal Cruise

In case the above-mentioned hotels are not available, hotels of similar standards shall be provided.

Price without accommodation

Group Size Price
1 $213 pp
2 $159 pp
3-7 $159 pp
>=8 $159 pp

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned transportation by private airport transfer, shuttle bus for tours
  • English-speaking guide on tours only
  • Boat trip Bai Tu Long Bay with kayaking, rowing boat, cooking class.
  • Biking, rowing in boat with local rower in Ninh Binh
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • International/Domestic Flight

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The overnight cruise was part of our tour booked through A Travel Mate. It was the part of the trip I was most looking forward to and I was not disappointed. Ha, our tour guide was brilliant – such fun, with great English and many stories to tell. The rooms were clean and comfortable.The crew were great and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this trip and hope you have Ha as your tour guide – she is fabulous!

Scorelin
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The Oriental sails cruise and the city tour cruise were recommended by A Travel Mate and was very enjoyable. We went on a 2D/1N cruise and yes it’s a fairly busy itinerary but that suited us fine. Agree with other post that ‘fishing village’ was a stretch of the imagination, really just a couple of pontoons and no one to be seen. However it was less touristic area .

Megan
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The team A Travel Mate has exceeded our expectations in their selection of hotels, activities and tourist guides. We enjoyed Vietnam and will sure to be back in the near future! We highly recommendA Travel Mate!

Rob Jin
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We are a family of four, 2 seniors and 2 adult daughter.we decided Vietnam was going to be the destination. I usually do all the research, hotel booking… I read the reviews for A Travel Mate and I thought I’d try it. WOW! What an incredible experience from start to finish!

I contacted the company in December and was instantly responded to by Emily. She designed a custom 5 day trip for our family according to our requests. We traveled from Ha Noi to Ha Long, experiencing the culture, history, food and the amazing hospitality of the people of Vietnam.

Rohan Simon
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We went on the 2 day 1 night Lan Ha bay cruise with Calypso cruise. From the minute we were welcomed by all the crew to the minute we were dropped back on the mainland we were treated so well. Everybody involved was friendly and helpful. it was all so good. The city tour is also good although .

JoshuaFlo
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It was our first time in Vietnam so we weren’t sure what to expect, but we certainly enjoyed ourselves with A Travel Mate . We booked the package with Orientalsails cruise and city tour. The service was great, especially our guide Tommy who is very good at his job, knowledgeable and funny and friendly and really good English — you couldn’t ask for a better guide! The food was good, the bed comfortable, the boat was clean and the kayaking was superb, a special experience. The best aspects were definitely our guide Tommy and meeting new people and dining with… Read more »

Teague
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My boyfriend and I stayed in Ha Noi during low season. We really enjoyed the trip in Bai Tu Long Bay.There was very little tourists around so we had alot of activities to ourselves, which was a lot more enjoyable. It was a very enjoyable stay, the staff were incredibly friendly, caring and professional! Our tour guide was called Tu, he was so friendly and helpful and took us kayaking and cave sightseeing! Rooms were basic but cosy and clean, breakfast, lunch and dinner were also served during our stay, food was fantastic and plentiful. Would recommend.

Wong Kar Seng
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We booked with Emily the package tour for 5 days in Ha Noi and Ha Long was the hilghlight.The Oriental Sails cruise was very well planned and organised. The team was prepared and made the trip memorable.
Pinky the tour guide was so sweet and helpful during the whole trip and ready to help at all times. I would like to make a special mention of her as her English was good and she was smiling and very pleasant.
All in all a worthwhile experience.

Woong
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I think what I most enjoyed about Orientalsails cruise that when we got on the boat and started, there were really no other boats. It was very peaceful and not what I expected. What I expected was to see hundreds of boats everywhere with loads of tourists. We visited a floating village and it was just us, a small group of less than 15 people.

Emma
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We booked the backage including the 2D1N cruise for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect! From the transportation from Hanoi, to the lovely room, amazing views, tasty food and fun activities, we couldn’t have wanted more from our experience.

Sam
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Very good experience on this trip, seen everything i wanted to and couldn’t ask for a better tour guide.

Taylor
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My friend and I had the most amazing time in Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay with this tour company! The luxury bus was very comfortable, the entire 4 days were very well organized and the tour guides were fantastic. I would 100% recommend this tour and a big big thank you to our lovely tour guide Ha for her great humor and for teaching us a lot about Vietnamese culture!!

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