Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay

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5 Days 4 Nights
Availability : Private Tour
Ninh Binh, Halong Bay
Tour Details

5 day tour Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong bay focuses on some of the most favourite destinations in Hanoi in a limited time. Explore Ninh Binh to enjoy the peaceful life and wonderful natural landscape of Tam Coc and the countryside. An exclusive cruise on Halong bay to explore the legendary and the world natural heritage Halong bay. Also discover the historical and traditional Hanoi capital city.

Departure location



Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin or double sharing basic with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner),
  • English-speaking tour guide,
  • Boat trip as mentioned,
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program,

Price Excludes

  • International airfares, visa fee
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Surcharge for peak season if any (Christmas, New Year…)
  • Travel insurance


  • Availalbe and updated per booking
What to Expect

For those with limited time but wish to explore the highlights Hanoi, traditional and historical Hanoi which has been one of the few cities in Asia left entirely void of the western-style boxy business architecture…, the peaceful life and wonderful natural landscape of Tam Coc and the countryside and legendary Halong bay to explore the world natural heritage Halong bay.

  • Visit Hanoi - traditional & historical capital city
  • Explore the nature beauty of Ninh Binh, all highlight of Ninh Binh
  • Wallow in legendary Halong bay with a traditional junk cruise;

Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, welcomed by our guide and drive to your hotel in Hanoi downtown, time to relax after your journey. Afternoon walking tour of Hanoi old quarter, wandering around and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Old quarter Hanoi, explore the winding lanes and stop for coffee at local café or taste some local street food if you wish, stop for a chat; local people are busy but friendly if you take time to connect. Enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry, an art form unique to northern Vietnam.

Optional: Street food taste

Enjoy the savor of Hanoi specialty – take your pick from traditional Hanoi Pho (beef noodle soup), Nom (green papaya salad with seasoned beef), Banh Goi (pillow-shaped rice pastry with minced pork and mushroom), Banh Cuon (hot rice paper with pork and fried onion) or Bun Cha (fresh noodle with grilled pork). If you are hungry, try two or three varieties – they are snacks rather than a meal.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi - Ninh Binh (B, L)

Morning check out your hotel and depart to Ninh Binh, located in the marshy Red River delta, featuring a network of waterways coupled with spectacular limestone formations rising up from rice paddy fields. Spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le temples of the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu which are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century.

Continues to Tam Coc and have lunch at restaurant with local specialties before checking in your room at Tam Coc bungalow, take rest at the bungalow.

Afternoon, hop on a bike and cycle to Mua cave with stunning countryside with rice fields, buffalo, goats…along the road (4km biking to Mua cave). You start walking up to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of Tam Coc area and the stunning countryside surrounding. Descending and visit Hang Mua and a fairy stream for relaxing.

Cycle back to Tam Coc through the villages with daily life of local people. Time to relax and shower.

Evening, let’s join a Cooking lesson to learn how to make the authentic cakes with simple available ingredients at home. You may spend time to relax, cocktails or swim before the dinner served around 19:00, then enjoy the night at Tam Coc Bungalow.

Day 3 Ninh Binh - Halong (B, L)

Welcome a new day with sunrise breakfast at hotel then pay a visit to morning local market to see how local people sell and shop with authentic goods that you never see in the tourist places. Then enjoy the exciting boat trip to Tam Coc sailing through caves and stunning river, fields surrounded by limestone karsts.

11.00 You finish the boat trip and savoir the authentic lunch made by local chef at hotel.
After check out, you have your own time to relax and have Afternoon Tea to highlight a lovely day and get on car to depart for Halong city.

Check in your hotel in Halong and take a rest. Free evening for exploring the city or entertain at the Amusement park.

Overnight in Halong.

Day 4 Halong bay - Hanoi (B, L)

Check out your hotel after breakfast and board a traditional junk and set sail around this magnificent Halong bay and among thousands islands that jut out of the sea with its spectacular natural environment.

On this four-hour cruise we will visit to Thien Cung cave (Heaven Grotto), located on a remote island in the bay. As the name suggests, the cave adorned with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. Colored lights transform the scene into a fairytale palace. Then sailing past some of the bay’s most iconic locations, including Thumb Island, Incense Island and Ba Hang floating village.

The rest of your time on the junk’s sun deck, we then continue cruising to the southern part of the Bay, where we will admire view of many strange-shaped islands, visit floating village of the local fishermen, have a swim or do kayaking to further remote area of the bay. Continue sailing back to Tuan Chau marina, get on car and return to Hanoi.

Your leisure time in Hanoi in the evening or join our optional night tour in Hanoi.
You might also be able choose to join a luxury full day cruise of Halong bay on the Jade Sails.

Day 5 Hanoi - Departure (B, L)

Morning to explore the capital city of Hanoi. Beginning with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. This imposing monument, was constructed from marble and granite and takes the form of a stylized lotus (closed Mondays and Fridays). Also visit nearby Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda, a symbol of Hanoi. Continue on to the ancient Taoist Temple of Quan Thanh, where lies the genie protector of the city and Tran Quoc Pagoda located on the shores of Lake West. Next go on to the Temple of Literature, a structure dedicated to Confucius, constructed in 1070, the compound soon became first Vietnam’s university.

Have lunch at restaurant before transferring to the airport for your onward flight to next destination. End of service.

Quoted in USD/person in different group size

Tour class2 persons3 persons4 persons5 persons6 persons
3 Star hotel$499$418$365$334$313
4 Star hotel$580$496$443$411$390

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