Hanoi – Ha Long – Ninh Binh Tour – 4 Days
|Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi, half day city tour|
|Day 2: Hanoi – cruising in Halong bay|
|Day 3: Halong – Hanoi|
|Day 4: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Departure|
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi, half day city tour
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, our tour guide will be waiting for you at the entrance of security area hanging a board with your name on. Get on your private car to center of Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel and relax. Please note that checking in time is 2.00pm.
Afternoon, we start the tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam, and the Vietnam woman museum or Fine Arts Museum. Enjoy a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter which is considered the central and the soul of the city.
End the tour with a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Please note! All museums closed on Monday. Alternatives will be recommended accordingly.
Day 2: Hanoi – cruising in Halong bay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Around 7.45am – 8.15am, you will take a shuttle bus Halong Bay, a World Heritage with thousands of limestone and dolomite island and islets.
Stop on the way to visit Hai Duong “Green mung bean cake town”, or the Ceramic town at Dong Trieu.
Upon arrival in Halong, to be welcomed aboard and begin the cruise into the bay. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is one of the world’s outstanding natural wonders, resembling a geographic work of art with thousands of limestone islets soaring dramatically from the clear emerald waters. This densely concentrated zone of karts islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks of the cruise, complete with bat-winged sails. Gliding through the gin-clear waters of the bay, absorb one of the most magnificent natural splendors of the Far East. See tiny islands dotted with rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches and peaceful coves. You will stop to visit a floating village in the Bay.
Overnight in a private cabin on board
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
In the morning, you keep spending your time on cruise. A Taichi in the early morning will help you charging energy for a new day. Enjoy sunrise on the sea with breakfast in a beautiful restaurant: Halong Bay. You will visit a cave, then, check out your cabin while cruising back to the harbor.
Your shuttle bus drive you back to Hanoi. At about 4.30pm, arrive in Hanoi, check in your hotel.
The left time of the day, you can relax at leisure at your hotel or discover the Old Quarter by yourself.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Departure
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Ninh Binh is just 2 hours’ drive south of Hanoi yet feels a world away from the busy capital. This is an area famous for its dramatic landscapes – rice paddies and waterways between limestone peaks.
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the beautiful area of Ninh Binh often described as Halong Bay on land. In Ninh Binh you will visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu where you will visit Dinh and Le temples. This scenic temple is dedicated to founder of the once-impressive citadel it sits within called Ding Tien Hoang. The small 17th century gardens are beautifully shaded, a delightful respite from the heat of the day, and feel very authentic. All around are the limestone karsts, and a similar temple is just down the road.
After lunch, you also take a paddle boat ride through the beautiful karts limestone fringed waterways of Tam Coc, means 3 caves. On the boat you will venture through water caves, seeing alive activities of local on the banks of river, goats eating grass on lime-stone mountain… This trip allows for some amazing photographic opportunities in a unique region of Vietnam a world away from Vietnam’s frantic cities.
Drive back to Hanoi at about 5.30pm.
Depends on your flight time, you will collect your luggage for transfer to airport for your flight to next destination. Farewel Hanoi.
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