Start from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam of ancient constructions and long-established cultures, then reach Hoa Lu, ancient capital Vietnam since 1oth century, after that visit the picturesque areas of Tam Coc to explore the beautiful area, which named as Halong Bay on land. A great chance to explore Halong Bay, the World Heritage site of Vietnam. The trip provides a great balance for a short time in the North of Vietnam.
 

Tour Code: VEHA 11
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Tour Type: Classic & Easy
Tour Categories: Hanoi Tours
Starts/ Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Group Size: Private only
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do)

Highlights of 5-day North Vietnam Tour

  • Visit the ancient and present capital of Vietnam
  • See old constructions proving the gorgeous history of Vietnam
  • Behold the fantastic view of the two Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam

Brief Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc
Day 3: Hanoi Half-day City Tour – Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Back to Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi Departure

 
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Upon our arrival in Noi Bai airport in Hanoi; we are welcomed and picked up by our local tour guide & driver to the arranged hotel in city center. Check-in and free for relaxing. If the permits in the evening: We enjoy a nice welcome dinner outside for chatting. Back to the hotel for overnight

Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc (B, L, D)

This morning, at 8 o’clock we will depart for Ninh Binh province, where is around 100 km Southward of Hanoi. After 2, 5 hours driving along Highway No 1, we arrival Tam Coc wharf. Getting on the boat row while this area is still not busy, we will enjoy a nice and quiet riding long river through 3-tunnel caves, consisting of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba grottoes. These caves are adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colors that sparkle like gemstones.

ninh binh cave north vietnam tour

After 2 hours boat ride we get back on the shore, have lunch in a local restaurant close by, afterward, we will go to visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital with 2 temples of the Kings Dinh and Le before heading back to Hanoi. Dinner will be at hotel or local restaurant.

hoa lu ancient capital north vietnam tour

Day 3: Hanoi Half-day City Tour – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda…and the Temple of Literature then we stop for our lunch at a local fine restaurant.

temple of literature north vietnam tour

In the afternoon, we will depart Hanoi with a 3,5 hour driving through the Red River Delta to Halong City. On the way, we will stop for refreshments in Sao Do Town for a while. Upon arriving in Halong City, we check in hotel and relax at the beach. Tonight, we enjoy our Dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Halong city.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Back to Hanoi (B, L, D)

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to Bai Chay Wharf for our 4-hour boat trip to visit Halong Bay – The World Nature Heritage. During the time, we will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Heaven Palace (Thien Cung) and Dau Go caves, those caves crammed with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites with different colors, shapes, and size. Those definitely will stir our imagination. We keep cruising to see many limestone islands and islets, which dotted around the bay including Incense Bowl islet, Cock Fighting islet, Sail islet, turtle island… Seafood lunch will be served on the boat. Then we go back to Hanoi in the afternoon.

halong bay north vietnam tour

Tonight, we will enjoy the Water puppet show and dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)

Today our vehicle will transfer us back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.

About Price

It depends on whether you would like to take a private tour or sit in coach tour, the price per person also varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, cabin types and your departure date. Please send us your requirements. Our online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

Trip Price Included

  • All private A/C transfers & transportation
  • All accommodation based on twin share basis as stated
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages upon requested)
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided time.
  • Private boat in Halong Bay (4 hour boat trip)
  • Water Puppet ticket show in Hanoi
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary as (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners ) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Trip Price Excluded

  • International flight ticket
  • Visa and visa fee
  • Airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities

Meals

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can serve you better Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.

 
 

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