|Tour code: ESSENTIAL NORTHERN VIETNAM TRIP
|See the best of Northern Vietnam with local professional tour operator in Vietnam
With the best scenic beauty of the North and Central of VN. Ha Noi – one thousand year of Culture, visitors have opportunity to Contemplate the beauty impoving of Ha Long – a world Heritage site recognised by UNESCO in 1994. Ninh Binh – know as “Inland Ha Long Bay” – Phong Nha - a world Heritage site recognised by UNESCO.
Day 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL
Welcome to Vietnam, transfer of 45 min to your hotel in town. Hotel check in upon arrival. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: HANOI – city tour (B/L)
Leave at 8:00am, on the three wheels of a cyclo you will be guided through Hanoi history and culture & people and to some other sights. This tour draws to: the Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of literature, one of the Museums (Ethnology, Fine Art, Army, Women, History...) with lunch at restaurant then back to the Old Quarter for some more exploration.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI - TAM COC BICH DONG (B/L)
Depart hotel after breakfast for the 2 and half-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometres. If time permits after visiting Hoa Lu (for the fit and healthy), take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding with spectacular views.
In the late morning, depart for Tam Coc Town for a Vietnamese lunch, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs of local villages and the stunning landscape.
After lunch, board your private sampan. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to other name, ‘Halong on Land’. Should you feel adventurous climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Drive to hotel & check in. Night in Ninh Binh.
DAY 4: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Leave Ninh Binh, we reach Halong after 4 hours driving. Board our traditional wooden junk boat, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. Start sail from Bai Tu Long Bay area, Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful of islets (Tea pot islet, Mat Quy –Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua islet, Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot - Amazing cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain (426 Steps) for a magnificent panorama scenery. Fresh fruits served at lounge or sundeck while waiting your dinner to be prepared on board. Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay.
DAY 5: HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Begin the next day with Tai Chi Exercise, followed by sunrise breakfast with tea, coffee. Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most untouched locales (Cua Van fishing village, Doi Cave or Ho Ba Ham area, Three Peaches Beach). Exact locations depend on tide and weather conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. Pack lightly; swimwear and set of dry clothes and there may be some walking through shallow water and on slippery rocks so appropriate shoes for this (you may bring the sandals provided in your cabins). Back to mother boat at afternoon. Enjoy your dinner on board. Be free with some entertainment available and overnight on board.
Day 6: HALONG – HANOI - DEPARTURE (BRUNCH)
Morning enjoy the sunrise, that would be great picture as it is rising up from the ocean and through the peaks of the limestone islands. Taking Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to admire the magnificent scenery in early morning. Complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast then are served. Taking a visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to the Junk. Sail past rock formations and spread your eyes over Finger islet, Hoa Cuong fishing village area, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dinh Huong Islet, Little Dog islet. Enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city. Enjoy a lunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back Hanoi for departure.
Note: We can arrange
additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not
match your expectations.
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• Accommodation in double sharing at hotels selected including breakfast.
• Transfer by private air-conditioned car (van, bus...) as per program.
• English speaking guide for each area as being requested
• Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program
• Breakfast (B); Lunches (L) & Dinner (D) as being mentioned
• Boat trips wherever it has
• Government taxes (VAT…)
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fee for photo or video camera to the sites.
- Others not mentioned in the price above.
- Tips and gratitude for guide, porters and drivers.
Hanoi : Maison D’ Hanoi Boutique hotel *** Classic room – www.hanovahotel.com
NinhBinh : Nam Hoa hotel ** Superior room – www.namhoahotel.com
Halong : V’Spirit cruises – Deluxe room – www.vspiritcruises.com
Hanoi : Sunway hotel **** Superior room – www.sunwayhotels.com
NinhBinh : Nam Hoa hotel ** Deluxe room – www.namhoahotel.com
Halong : Pelican cruise – Deluxe room – www.pelicancruise.com
Hanoi : Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi ***** Deluxe room – www.hoteldelopera.com
NinhBinh : Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh ***** Superior room – www.emeraldagroup.com
Halong : Bhaya cruises – Deluxe room – www.bhayacruises.com
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