ENCHANTING NORTHERN VIETNAM (05 DAYS TOUR)

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Northern Vietnam has unparalleled beauty and cultural richness, captivating travelers with its diverse landscapes and vibrant heritage. Nestled between towering mountains and lush valleys, this enchanting region offers many breathtaking attractions. Marvel at the ethereal beauty of Halong Bay, where emerald waters are dotted with limestone karsts, creating a mesmerizing panorama. Explore the charming capital city of Hanoi, where ancient temples, bustling markets, and French colonial architecture blend seamlessly. Experience the unique cultural tapestry of the region through traditional festivals, captivating folk performances, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Whether you seek adventure, natural wonders, or cultural immersion,  Northern Vietnam tour promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories. Embark on a journey of discovery and let the magic of Northern Vietnam captivate your senses.

5 Days 4 Nights

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1
HANOI ARRIVAL (DINNER)

Flight schedule (please advise, recommend morning flight) 

Upon your arrival, the tour guide will meet and escort you to the hotel for check-in. 

In the late afternoon (4.00 PM), we join a cyclo trip around the Old Quarter and stop at the theater for a Water Puppet show. 

Dinner at a nice restaurant. 

Overnight in Ha Noi. 

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NINH BINH FULL DAY TOUR (LUNCH, DINNER)

Breakfast in the Hotel restaurant 

09.00 AM, Driver and tour guide pick-up you and start the trip to Ninh Binh (~1,5 hours). 

Upon arrival, we take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc. Tam Coc also means 3 caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. Visitors will take a rowing boat along the meandering Ngo Dong River while admiring the beautiful natural landscape like the golden rice fields in the sky. The boat takes you through the areas and into the heart of trans-water caves that hide a lot of wonders about the geomorphological system in this place. 

Lunch is arranged at local restaurant. 

On the way back to Ha Noi, we will visit Hoa Lu, Ancient Capitalwhere there are 2 monuments: Kinh Dinh Temple and Kinh Le Temple, built around the 17th century with highly elaborate stone carving techniques. 

Dinner at a local restaurant. 

Overnight in Ha Noi. 

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HA NOI CITY TOUR – HA LONG BAY TRANSFER (LUNCH, DINNER)

Breakfast in the Hotel restaurant 

09.00 am, Check out and get ready at the hotel lobby. 

Depart from the hotel in the morning for Ho Chi Minh’s House, His Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, then pay a visit to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049 under the rule of King Ly Thai To. 

Lunch is served in local restaurants with: 

  • Bun Cha - authentic Northern Spring rolls at “ Nem” restaurant) OR  
  • Pho (noodle with beef/chicken) - famous typical Northern Vietnam Pho & the best bread in Hanoi 

In the afternoon, continue to visit the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam) and then the Ly Thai To monument. Passing by Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple, and take photo at The Huc Bridge 

Depart for Ha Long Bay and check-in Hotel around 5.00 PM (depending on traffic), 

Free time to explore Ha Long Bay nightlife.  

Dinner at a local restaurant. 

Overnight in Ha Long. 

4
HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (LUNCH, DINNER)

08:00- 11:00 AM: Start for switches to the Junk about 4 hour's journey. Cruising through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung cave (the cave of the heavenly palace - famous for its stalagmites and stalactites).

The cave has only opened to the public since 1998. It is a great time to visit the newly discovered Dau Go grotto (wooden stake cave-where, in 1288, one of the most famous Generals, Tran Hung Dao, amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave before a battle with an invading Mongol army through the Chicken Rock. After leaving the “Wooden Stakes Cave,” we are back to the boat to cruise along the World Nature Heritage part to see the Incense Bowl islet, Cock fighting islets, Sail islets, Turtle Island…  

11:00-12:00: Having lunch on the cruise  

12:00:  Check out the cruise and get back to Ha Noi (~2 hours) 

Check-in hotel and take a rest before dinner. 

Overnight in Ha Noi. 

***Optional package Ha Long Bay cruise 2D1N (4* cruise): 

Check-in on the cruise on Day 4 and check-out on Day 5, then transfer directly to Ha Noi International Airport (Suggest the flight after 4.30 PM) 

  • Surcharge: ...USD/person (sharing cabin) 
  • Reference Cruise: Bhaya Cruise, Le Journey Premium Cruise, Victoria Cruises 
5
HA NOI – DEPARTURE (NO MEALS)

Our driver pick-up you up and transfer you to Ha Noi International Airport (please advise flight time) 

Say goodbye to Viet Nam and see you on another trip. 

Tour Price

INCLUSION:

  • Transfer by air-conditioned 16s van as in itinerary and good driver 
  • Professional English-speaking guide (knowledgeable & hospitality) 
  • Meals as specified (3 lunches, 4 dinners) 
  • Indicated hotels based on TWN/DBL sharing, with daily breakfasts 
  • Shared Cruise to visit Ha Long Bay (4 hours program) 
  • Cyclo trip (1 person/cyclo) 
  • Water puppet show (VIP class) 
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing 
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on tour  (02 bottles/pax/day) 
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on meal except on cruise (01 glass of water/ pax/meal) 

EXCLUSION:

  • Surcharge for an Indonesian-speaking tour guide: 950,000vnd/day (book in advance) 
  • Upgrade to Limousine 7 seats for the whole trip: 7,000,000vnd 
  • Optional Package Ha Long Cruise 2D1N: surcharge 50USD/person. 
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, other meals, telephone, souvenirs, laundry, etc 
  • TIPPING for local guide and driver (3 USD/day/pax) 
  • Encourage TIPPING for the bellboy, boat crew, and sampan driver: it depends on your budget. 
  • Visa service 
  • Other activities are not mentioned in the itinerary 
  • VAT, Travel Insurance 

 

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  • James Taylor
    29/09/2023 at 10:07

    Ninh Binh’s natural beauty was breathtaking. The boat trip through Tam Coc was a highlight.

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  • Amanda Martinez
    29/09/2023 at 10:10

    The cyclo tour in Hanoi was fun. The peacefulness of Hoa Lu was a nice contrast to the city.

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  • Joseph Anderson
    29/09/2023 at 10:11

    Ha Long Bay’s emerald waters were mesmerizing. The Dau Go Grotto was truly mysterious.”

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  • Megan Lewis
    29/09/2023 at 10:13

    Well-organized tour, great guides, and an unforgettable experience in Northern Vietnam.

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  • Charles Turner
    29/09/2023 at 10:16

    Hanoi’s historic sites and delicious street food were a delight. Tran Quoc Pagoda was serene.”

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  • Kimberly Harris
    29/09/2023 at 10:18

    Hanoi’s historic sites and delicious street food were a delight. Tran Quoc Pagoda was serene.

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  • Daniel Thomas
    29/09/2023 at 10:20

    The boat trip in Ninh Binh’s Tam Coc was absolutely captivating, showcasing mesmerizing natural landscapes.

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  • Laura Garcia
    29/09/2023 at 10:22

    The Water Puppet show in Hanoi was a delightful cultural experience, and the city’s vibrant energy was infectious.

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  • Matthew Jackson
    29/09/2023 at 10:24

    The Water Puppet show in Hanoi was a delightful cultural experience, and the city’s vibrant energy was infectious.

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  • Nicole Martinez
    29/09/2023 at 10:27

    Exceptional guides, mouthwatering cuisine, and seamless tour organization made our trip memorable.

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  • Elizabeth Adams
    29/09/2023 at 10:29

    Our journey through Northern Vietnam was enchanting. Thanks to the team for a memorable trip!

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