Join us on this incredible half-S-shape road trip that leads you to all the heritage sites from Hanoi to Hoi An. It will be the amazing landscape in world heritage Ha Long Bay, or the ancient atmosphere and breath-taking surroundings in Ninh Binh. What’s more, the cave and mountain systems in Phong Nha National Park are likely to take your breath away. Continue your adventure to Hue – the old capital of Vietnam during the 18th century. The city possesses unique eastern charm and historical features. Finish your adventure in Hoi An – an ancient town in the center of middle Vietnam.
Your adventure begins with a full discovery of Hanoi – the 1000 capital of Vietnam. Explore Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda then Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam built in 11 century.
In the afternoon, continue your discovery with Museum of Ethology to learn about the people and cultures of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic group. Finish the day with a wander around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny islet in the middle of the lake.
Say goodbye to Hanoi and transfer to Ha Long Bay on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival, start you Ha Long Bay adventure on our day cruise. Cruise around the bay during lunch then pay a visit to Thien Cung Cave – the most beautiful cave in the Bay with amazing staclatites and staglamites along with the remanings of local lives dating back to thousands of years ago. After that, time for swimming or kayaking before crusing back to the harbor.
Finish the day with transfer to Ninh Binh on a 3 hour drive.
Today, chance for you to see Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam during 10th century and learn about the heroic history of Dinh and Le Dynasties. Next off, climb up the mountain at Mua Cave to get the panoramic view of the whole area with mountains, lush rice fields and rivers.
After lunch, hop on a 1.5 hour sampan boat ride at Tam Coc and now time to admire the landscape of this so-called Inland Ha Long Bay region. After the boat, get on bike for a short cycling adventure to get a deeper understanding in Ninh Binh.
After dinner, get ready for a night train to Dong Hoi for your next adventure.
Arrive in Dong Hoi early in the morning and transfer to the iconic Dark Cave on a 1 hour drive located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Enjoy this interesting discovery through a chain of fun and exciting outdoor activities such as zip line, mud bathing, swimming,… etc. An authentic Vietnamese lunch is prepared at a local restaurant.
After lunch, continue your adventure with Phong Nha Cave. Join a 25-minute ride to the cave on a traditional dragon boat. After boating, start exploring the cave on foot. This cave is famous for its spectacular rock formations and hence has been given various legendary names such as “Lion”, “Fairy Caves”, “Royal Court” or “Buddha”.
Transfer back to Phong Nha later in the afternoon.
Today is time for you to discover Phong Nha at your own leisure. You can join a cycling trip to explore peace of the rural surroundings or just walk around and relax.
Start the day with a transfer to Hue. Pay a visit to Vinh Moc, a tunnel complex in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The tunnels were built to shelter Vietnamese families from the intense bombings down the area during the infamous Vietnam War. Over 600 people were recorded to call it home while 17 babies were born in these tunnels between the years 1965 and 1972.
After lunch, visit the Mine Action Visitors Center in Dong Ha. This is where you learn about the after-effects even when the war was long gone.
Return to Hue early in the afternoon and discover Thien Mu Pagoda which rests on the bank of the reputed Perfume River. Thien Mu is known to be the highest Buddhist shrine in Vietnam with 7 tiers imposingly cutting through the Central Vietnam sky, each storey represents a step during the process of enlightenment.
After breakfast, start your Hue city discovery with a first visit to Imperial Citadel. This site is one of the most historic relics in Hue which was built by King Gia Long. Next is Minh Mang Tomb. This tomb is special in the way its architecture blends seamlessly with its surrounding landscape.
Followed by this, transfer to the local beach to enjoy the peace and relaxment, especially at sunset. This hidden gem is a great way to escape from the bustle.
Enjoy last moments in Hue before heading to Hoi An, the ancient town full of charm and beauty. Upon arrival, chance for you to discover Hoi An acient town at your own leisure. You can walk through the old quarter and visit some shops and stores, or wander around to witness the daily life of this center of Middle Vietnam.
The last day of the trip is spent for a fun and easy biking adventure, which begins at the heart of the ancient town and to Tra Que herbal village, where you get to see how the freshest and best organic veggies are planted along a tranquil Faifo River, plus an interesting mystic story behind the birth of this village. Over here, don’t forget to capture the best angles of coconut trees and mangroves or take a traditional basket boat ride with crab fishing experience.
This rate is based on double/twin occupancy. Valid from 01 Jan 2023 - 30 December 2024. If you have any special requests, please contact us to customize your trip.
|1||Hanoi||Quoc Hoa Hotel|
|2||Ninh Binh||Thuy Anh Hotel|
|3||Ninh Binh - Dong Hoi||Night Train To Dong Hoi|
|4||Phong Nha||Son Doong Bungalow|
|5||Phong Nha||Son Doong Bungalow|
|6||Hue||Midtown Hotel Hue|
|7||Hue||Midtown Hotel Hue|
|8||Hoi An||Thuy Duong 3 Hotel|