The Beauties of North Vietnam 5 Days 4 Nights

  • Destinations: Hanoi Ninh Binh Halong Bay Hanoi
  • Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights / 4 night - Group tour
  • Departure: Hanoi
From: US $320 $285 /pax

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This tour will lead you to a very relaxing experience in the North of Vietnam. Join this tour, you will get an understanding of Hanoi history and culture, enjoy the fabulous beauty of Halong Bay – the 7th nature of the world and enjoy all the delicious food and comfortable accommodation in the itinerary. Get the chance to see a water puppet show, a city tour and visit Hoa Lu – Tam Coc in Ninh Binh.

Trip Highlights


  • Day 1: Transfer to hotel and culinary and cultural tour in the evening. (D)
  • Day 2: Visiting Ninh Binh province, exploring Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Experience Halong Bay on overnight cruise. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Cruise back to mainland and transfer to Hanoi, water puppet show. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Transfer to the airport in Hanoi for onward flight. (B)


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Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

Welcome & Pick up at the airport Driver wait you at the airport. Transfer to hotel in city center and check-in.

After relaxing time, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, you will join a culinary discovery tour which provides you a chance to enjoy Hanoi local foods and drink such as: Banh Cuon, Nom Bo Kho, Pho and drink Ca Phe Trung and Bia Hoi. Those are all very delicious and tasty foods of the Vietnamese. In addition, visiting some cultural and historical sites of Hanoi such as Kim Ngan Dinh, Bach Ma Temple or enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Hanoi Old Quarter in the evening.

Tour Note:

  • Meals: on culinary tour
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Activities: Joining Hanoi Local Food Tour
  • Transportations: Car

Day 2 Hanoi - Ninh Binh ( Hoa Lu – Tam Coc)

Enjoy this day exploring Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, the two most favorite sightseeing places of Ninh Binh, which are located in the southeast of Hanoi. At 8.00 am pick up from Hanoi Hotel and drive to Ninh Binh – 100 km south of Hanoi. After about 2,5 or 3 hours, arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. It was the capital of Vietnam from 968 until 1010, and preserves many tangible and intangible historical treasures. Here, you will have the chance to involve yourself in the historical and mysterious world of the ancient capital by visiting two temples of King Dinh and King Le. Around midday, have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a 3 hour boat trip on Ngo Dong River exploring 3 caves of Tam Coc or the “Halong Bay on land”. Boating through the caves, tourists can be amazed by the spectacular limestone formations. We will find some temples along the way from the first cave to the third one. After that, bike to visit Bich Dong Pagoda – built on Bich Dong Mountain. (~2km biking) Around 4:00 pm, drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy the rest time to relax.

Tour Note:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Activities: Visiting Ninh Binh province, exploring Hoa Lu and Tam Coc
  • Transportations: Car, shuttle bus

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

Today, we will leave the charming Hanoi At around 8.00 am in a 3.5hours drive to Halong Bay – World Natural Heritage site.

12.30 Welcome on board of a junk cruise, and set sail in the bay. While lunch is served, the junk passages slowly through the fabulous sightseeing of the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch time, take a stop at a peaceful island, so you can have a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay. Besides, swimming on cool water, walking along beautiful beach or sunbathing on the sundeck are also interesting. At sunset, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water cave with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, watching the peaceful sunset, and other sparkling boats while enjoying great dinner at restaurant

Tour Note:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Activities: Experience Halong Bay on overnight cruise
  • Transportations: Car, Shuttle bus, Cruise

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi

At 6.00 am Wake up on the bay among the sounds of waves and bird welcoming. Start a new day by doing Taichi and admiring sunrise over the bay, your mind seems to be peaceful and closer to nature. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. Back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock.

Lunch is served on the cruise with Vietnamese food. 11.30 am disempark the cruise and transfer back to Hanoi by shuttle bus. Join a water puppet show at Hanoi Old Quarter Area.

Tour Note:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Activities: Cruise back to mainland and transfer to Hanoi, water puppet show
  • Transportations: Shuttle bus

Day 5 Hanoi Departure

Free & Relax until the driver take you to Hanoi Airport for your onward flight. Journey Vietnam hope see you next time!

Tour Note:

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Activities: Transfer to the airport in Hanoi for onward flight
  • Transportations: Car


  • Airport Pick up/ Drop off.
  • Transfer for round trip: HN-HL-HN by shuttle bus
  • Tour as mentioned on itinerary
  • Kayaking Halong Bay service on Deluxe and Luxury Class
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary.
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Services charges and government tax.


  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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