Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Tour 5 Days

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Tour 5 Days

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Arrival in Hanoi: Embrace the Capital's Charm

Your journey begins with a warm welcome as you disembark at Noi Bai International Airport. Outside the baggage claim area, your attentive guide awaits, holding a sign adorned with the unmistakable ASIA TOUR ADVISOR LOGO and your name. Allow us to introduce you to the vibrant city of Hanoi as we escort you to a waiting vehicle. The day is yours to explore this unique city, renowned for its tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture, and serene lakes.

Hanoi, home to seven million residents, is an epitome of traditional elegance, gracefully blending French colonial architecture with tree-fringed avenues and picturesque lakes. As you stroll through the city, you'll witness locals practicing Tai Chi by the lakeside, while barbers and street vendors add to the sidewalk's vibrant tapestry.

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc: A Day of Discovery

7:45 - 8:30 am: We commence the day by picking you up from your hotel, embarking on a picturesque journey to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, immersing you in the rustic beauty of the countryside along the way.

10:30 am: Upon your arrival in Ninh Binh province, your guide will lead you to Hoa Lu, the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Here, you will explore the Dinh King Temple and the Le King Temple, delving into the heroic tales of these monarchs from the 10th century. Following this, our journey continues to Tam Coc, located approximately 10 km from Hoa Lu.

Lunch: Relish a delectable lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: The highlight of your day awaits as you board a bamboo boat, deftly maneuvered by local rowers, on the Hoang Long River. Your journey through Tam Coc, aptly named "three caves," leads you through three magnificent caverns, offering a serene respite from the sun's embrace. This leisurely two-hour excursion allows you to witness the daily life of local fisherfolk and experience the captivating limestone karst formations for which Tam Coc is celebrated.

For those seeking a more active adventure, consider exploring the region by bicycle for approximately one hour, offering the opportunity to visit authentic villages and savor breathtaking landscapes.

4:00 pm: We return to Hanoi, arriving at approximately 6:30 pm to conclude your memorable tour.

Hanoi – Halong Bay: An Odyssey Awaits

7:30 – 8:00 am: Our shuttle bus gracefully arrives at your hotel in Hanoi center to collect you. Set your sights on Halong City as you journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Red River Delta's countryside.

Stopover: A brief 30-minute stopover in Hai Duong province provides a refreshing pause.

Arrival at Tuan Chau Island: Reach Tuan Chau Island and savor a welcome drink at Halong Cruise Lounge.

Boarding Halong Cruise: Transition to your Halong Cruise, where you'll receive a warm welcome. Be prepared for a safety briefing and check-in before you embark on a voyage of discovery.

Cruise Commences: Begin your Halong Bay exploration, reveling in the beauty of this New Seven Wonders of Nature. Savor a buffet lunch featuring delectable Vietnamese dishes as you cruise through the bay, passing iconic sites like the Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim Beach, and Coconut Three Island. Venture into the serene beauty of Luon Cave aboard a bamboo boat rowed by local experts. Here, tranquility and pure air envelop you, inviting deep relaxation. Keep an eye out, as you might even spot monkeys on nearby islands.

Ti Top Beach: A visit to Ti Top Beach, famous for its pristine atmosphere, clear waters, and soft white sands, offers a refreshing swim (weather permitting). For a panoramic view of Halong Bay, consider ascending to the summit of Ti Top Beach.

Return to Cruise: Return to your cruise, where free time and relaxation beckon. An optional massage service is available; simply coordinate with the Cruise Manager (view the massage menu for details).

Cooking Class: Partake in a cooking class on the sundeck, where you'll discover the secrets of crafting traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Following this, it's Happy Hour (Buy one drink, get one free). Relax, socialize, and witness the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm: A delectable Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner awaits you, accompanied by a selection of evening activities. Whether you choose to engage in a friendly chat at the bar, watch captivating Vietnamese films, enjoy a romantic night under the stars with the soothing music of Halong Cruise, or try your hand at squid fishing and fishing from the boat, your evening promises to be memorable.

Halong Bay - Hanoi: A Time to Remember

Your day unfolds with an early morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck, a soothing practice that combines deep breathing and gentle, graceful movements.

Breakfast: Relish a delightful breakfast featuring coffee, tea, and pastries in the dining room, all while immersed in the morning's bay landscape.

8:00 am – 11:30 am: Begin your day's adventure by tendering to Sung Sot Cave, where a mesmerizing world of stalactites and stalagmites awaits. Proper shoes are recommended for this approximately 45-minute cave exploration.

Return to your Halong Cruise, complete the check-out process at the reception, and savor a buffet brunch as you cruise back to Tuan Chau Wharf. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room, soaking in the bay's enchanting scenery as you approach the wharf. Bid farewell to the crew and disembark at Tuan Chau Wharf, ready to journey back to Hanoi.

Hanoi City Tour: A Day of Cultural Immersion

8:30 am – 8:45 am: Prepare for an enriching day as we pick you up from your hotel. Our journey begins at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, where you'll explore Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho. Adjacent to the mausoleum is President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, which served as his residence from 1958 to 1969.

One Pillar Pagoda: A short stroll takes you to the One Pillar Pagoda, a captivating structure situated over the water in the center of a square lake.

Tran Quoc Pagoda: Continue your journey with a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda, nestled on the shores of West Lake.

Lunch: Delight in a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter.

Hoan Kiem Lake: After lunch, your exploration leads you to Hoan Kiem Lake, the pulsating heart of Hanoi.

Option 1: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun - Museum of Ethnology: Dive deeper into Vietnamese cultural diversity at this exceptional museum, boasting a remarkable collection of 15,000 artifacts representing various regions of Vietnam. Engage with immersive displays, dioramas, and videos that provide insight into Vietnamese life, traditions, and history.

Option 2: Mon, Wed, Fri - Bat Trang Ceramic Village: Embark on a 20 km journey from Hanoi to Bat Trang, a historic pottery village with centuries of heritage. Explore the intricate world of pottery craftsmanship.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Return to your hotel, concluding an unforgettable day of cultural immersion.

Farewell and Future Adventures:

As your remarkable Vietnam journey with Asia Tour Advisor concludes, we bid you farewell, leaving you with cherished memories of this extraordinary land. Should the itinerary above not fully match your expectations, remember that we specialize in crafting customized trips tailored to your unique preferences. If your love for exploration beckons further, our extensive range of Vietnam tours offers an array of exciting choices for your next adventure. Until we meet again!

There’s nothing to discuss the attractiveness of Hanoi and Halong Bay to tourists when coming to Vietnam tours, right! But have you ever heard about Ninh Binh, with many magnificent landscapes that stole the heart of many film-makers and foreign or domestic tourists once visiting? If not, then there’s no way you can ignore our Hanoi to Ninh Binh tour below which can deeply mark in your mind about the natural beauty of the Northern part of Vietnam.


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Stunning Halong Bay
Reviewed On: Feb 26, 2023DavisAustralia

This tour was exactly what I needed to relax and unwind. The stunning views of Halong Bay and the serene countryside of Ninh Binh were breathtaking. The tour was well-organized and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Davis Australia

Absolute delight
Reviewed On: Feb 24, 2023KaylaMalaysia

The Northern Vietnam 5 Days tour was an absolute delight. The natural beauty of Halong Bay and Ninh Binh was a feast for the eyes. The pace of the trip was perfect, allowing me to take in the sights at a relaxed and enjoyable pace.
Kayla Malaysia

A perfect escape
Reviewed On: Feb 24, 2023NicholasUnited States

Our tour was a great way to unwind and recharge. The tranquil scenery of Halong Bay and Ninh Binh was a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Our guide was friendly and helpful, making sure we had a great time.
Nicholas US

Very well-organized
Reviewed On: Feb 23, 2023Jenna LeeSingapore

My tour was an excellent way to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature. Halong Bay and Ninh Binh were breathtaking, and the tour was well-planned and executed. Our guide was knowledgeable and attentive, making sure that we had an enjoyable and relaxing trip.
Jenna Lee Singapore

Wonderful time
Reviewed On: Feb 22, 2023JacksonNew Zealand

I had a wonderful time on the Northern Vietnam 5 Days tour. The scenery in Halong Bay and Ninh Binh was stunning and I felt completely relaxed in the peaceful surroundings. Our guide was excellent, ensuring that we had a smooth and enjoyable trip.
Jackson New Zealand

Good job
Reviewed On: Jan 03, 2023BorensteinUnited States

The tour was thrilling which was made even better by our tour guide Hong. We felt that the tour itself was planned well and ensured we got to experience as much of Vietnam as we could in the time we were there. Our guide enhanced our experience through his knowledge and easy going nature, no question was left unanswered. All accommodation was above expectations (even our overnight train experience despite fairly ordinary bathroom facilities). This was our first tour with ATA, however with the professionalism and the overall experience we will not only book other tours but also recommend them to family and friends.
Borenstein-United States

Great trip
Reviewed On: Dec 13, 2019MichalUnited States

What a great trip, we had so many different experiences and Hong was a great tour guide. Loved the trip.
Michal -United States

Hanoi – Halong bay
Reviewed On: Nov 06, 2018VishalpanwarIndonesia

We booked Hanoi and Halong bay trip with Asia tour advisor. Our point of contact was Ms. Xoa. Visa, Hotel, guide, Cruise, transportation, food everything was arranged by them. Everything was very well planned and executed. I will strongly recommend to use their service if you just want to pack bags and enjoy. Leave everything else to them. Just give them your preferences of food, what kind of places you want to see etc. Their prices were also very good. Thanks Asia tour advisor team.
Jakarta, Indonesia

Hanoi, Halong bay
Reviewed On: Nov 01, 2018HosurIndia

Very planned tour arrangements. Especially Thu was very polite and lovely person. Price also feels nominal. We suggest to other friends to contact same agency for trips.
Chitra r
Hosur, India

Reviewed On: Oct 30, 2018Yin Yee LoHong Kong

Very planned tour arrangements.Tour guide was very very polite and lovely person. We suggest to other friends to contact same agency for trips.
Yin Yee Lo -Hong Kong

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