HANOI - HALONG BAY - NINH BINH - HANOI 5 Days 4 Nights
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (MEALS: NONE)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport. Our drive will welcome you and transfer you to a hotel or a home-stay in the Old Quarter for check–in. Overnight there.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY (MEALS: B, L)
08:00 AM: The bus and tour guide will pick you up from hotel or homestay in old quarter about 8 AM. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
10:30 AM: The next destination is the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri).
12:00 PM: Have lunch a three-starred local restaurant.
1:30 PM: After lunch, we proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), and the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, constructed in 1070, was the first university of Vietnam. Being an ancient school of Thang Long and the first university in Vietnam, Temple of Literature is acknowledged as an ancient historical-cultural heritage which gives tourists deeper understanding about Hanoi's years of culture and tradition. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At last, journey through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
4:00 PM: The tour ends. You will be transferred back to the hotel/homestay in the Old Quarter.
An OPTION for you that is to go sight-seeing and transferred by a local cyclo or go for a water puppet show, cost 6$/each.
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY – HANOI (MEALS: B, L)
07:30 - 08:30 AM: Meet our tour guide and transferred by a shuttle bus through fertile rice fields to Halong City about 3.5 hours, and you have a break en-route in Hai Duong City to free your legs.
12:30 PM: Start cruising among limestone islands and photograph of stunning landscapes of Halong.
13:00 PM: Savor your lunch on boat while passing by a number of beautiful islets such as Stone Dog, Incense Burner Islet.
14:00 PM: Stop at a fishing village to see local fish-men community and know more about their lifestyle, then cruise further to take photos of Halong Bay symbol, a “Fighting cock” rock.
14:45 PM: Visit Sửng Sốt, “Surprising” cave, the most beautiful one in Halong Bay. After that, get back and cruise more around emerald water. You have 40 minutes to do kayaking or be transfered by a bamboo boat in Luon Cave.
16:15 PM: Reach the harbor again to catch the bus back to Hanoi.
20:00 PM: Arrive in Hanoi and overnight at the hotel/homestay in the old Quarter.
Day 4: HANOI – BAI DINH – TRANG AN (MEALS: B, L)
8:00 – 8:30 AM: After breakfast at the hotel/homestay in the Old Quarter, the tour guide will pick you up to depart for Ninh Binh City, around 98 kilometres away from Hanoi.
On the way, you will have chances to take the outlook of Vietnam rice fields with the hardworking farmers doing their working in the large rice fields.
10:30 – 12:00 PM: Our tour guide and drive will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the large pagoda with more than 500 La Han (Arhat) statues, where you can find the biggest Buddha statue made in bronze and gold plated with 7.2 metres in height and 50 tons in weight.
12:30 – 14:00 PM: We will have lunch in local restaurant with local dishes (goat, pork).
14:30 PM: We will transfer from Bai Dinh to Trang An. Upon on arrival, we will take the boat trip around Trang An to visit cave complex (Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou Cave) all caves are in mystery and wildness, you also have chances to admire the beautiful scenery of mountain and rives in the countryside in Vietnam.
16:00 PM: Getting on the bus for returning to Hanoi.
16:30 PM: Back to Hanoi at your address, Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda Tour ends.
Overnight at a hotel or homestay in the Old Quarter.
Day 5: HANOI – DEPARTURE (MEALS: B)
After have breakfast at the hotel. Free activities like go sightseeing the Old Quarter or Street food until the departure time to Noibai international airport.Then the driver will pick you up at Hotel by a private car.
- Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentions in the itinerary
- Sharing Shuttle bus A/C vehicles
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (330 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day
- Boat trip or row-ing boat in Halong Bay
- Boat trip in Bai Dinh - Trang An
- Electric car two ways in Bai Dinh - Trang An
- Private cars pick-up and see-off from airport
- International & Domestic Airfare/ Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver& hotels' porters
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.