Northern Vietnam Highlights: Exploring Ha Noi, Ninh Binh and HaLong Bay

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

Duration: 4 days

From $209pp


  • Hanoi – one of the most visited of the Vietnam popular destinations, is the beautiful capital city of Vietnam, sprawling on 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 -is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic natural wonders of Vietnam. It is known for ethereal beauty, characterized by thousands of limestone karsts and isles rising majestically from emerald waters.

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


  • 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



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