Explore the highlights of Northern Vietnam on a 5 day unforgettable trips. Chance for you to explore the charm of Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam from the long history & rich tradition to the bustle of the 36 streets. Next, Ninh Binh will welcome you with its breath-taking landscape before you relax yourself on cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay, the hidden gem of the World Heritage Ha Long Bay.
Welcome to Hanoi – the 1000 year capital of Vietnam with a wide range of traditions and cultures. Your guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. The rest of your day is at your own leaisure to discover the daily life of this Eastern world.
Today, chance for you to discover the city of Hanoi deeper. First, pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace. The next destination is the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 which is also known is the first university in Vietnam. Now this temple has become an important symbol of Hanoi.
After lunch, visit the Museum of Ethology to learn about 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and their corloful cultures. Next, return Hoan Kiem Lake and start a fun 1-hour cyclo ride to witness the afternoon atmosphere in Hanoi Old Quarter followed by a Water Puppet performance.
Start the day with a transfer to Ninh Binh on a 2-hour drive. Upon arrival, pay a visit to Hoa Lu – the ancient royal palace during 10th century. There you can learn about a heroic time of the two first feudal dynasties of Vietnam.
After lunch, get to Tam Coc and enjoy a 1.5 boat ride through 3 caves. Chance for you to admire the landscape with lush rice fields, unique karst mountains and if lucky enough, some monkeys as well. Then, take part in a fun bike ride around this area to immerse yourself in the rural features here.
Transfer to Bai Tu Long Bay early in the morning on a 4-hour drive from Ninh Binh.
Upon arrival, check-in your cruise and enjoy a high-end lunch while cruising around the bay and admiring the fascinating formations out of the window. The hidden Thien Canh Son Cave is one of the finest highlights of the whole voyage.
Next activity is an utmost relaxation on a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island including some time for swimming or kayaking. Get back to cruise after a day of adventure and go refresh yourself before dinner on board. The rest of the night is at your own leisure.
The last morning brings you an enormous view of the Bay’s landscape before breakfast in the fresh air.
After that, visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village on a rustic row-boat before checking out and lunchtime. After lunch, disembark and head back to Hanoi on a 4-hour drive. On the way, stop at Phu Lang Ceramic Village to discover the life of local people living on the bank of Cau river with their long-lasting pottery making tradition
This rate is quoted in USD, base on double / twin occupancy. Valid from 01 Jan 2020 - 30 December 2020. If you have any special request, please contact us to customize your trip.
Single Supplement on Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise: +$40 USD/ Person
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Thank Conical Travel for having oganzied such a great trip for us around Hanoi, Ninh Binh and Halong Bay. Everything was perfect, from the guide, car, driver and the interesting Vietnamese food. We had such a great holiday for this first time there. Especially thank you Jack from the agency for your thoughtfullness to arrange a very good cruise in Ha Long for us! We highly appreciate your job!
The trip is so great for my family on our first time to Vietnam. We love everything from the friendly people to the breath-taking landscape and the rich cultures and history. Thank you Conical Team for arranging such a great holiday for us. We are sure to come back!