HA NOI & HA LONG BAYS - 4 DAYS

A small 4-day excursion from Hanoi allows you to visit the 3 most famous sites in North Vietnam: the capital Ha Noi, Ninh Binh - "Land Halong Bay" region, the legendary Halong Bay where you will take a cruise spending the night aboard a traditional junk in the authentic part and away from mass tourism.

 

 

Itinerary :

Day 01: Hanoi - Visits

Day 02: Ha Noi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay land

Day 03: Ninh Binh - Cat Ba - Cruise

Day 04: Halong - Hanoi

 

Notes:

- Depending on your desires and your budget, this tour can be adapted and modified in terms of duration, content, as well as the date of departure.

- The price of this trip varies according to the number of participants, the services chosen (accommodation category, activities and board during the trip, ...) as well as the tourist period of the year.

- Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We are always ready to listen to you.

Day 1: Hanoi - Visits

(guide, private car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 


Today you will start the visit of the capital Hà Nội with a very old Buddhist pagoda, the 6th century Trấn Quốc pagoda, located in a beautiful setting by the large West Lake. Then, you will visit the Quán Thánh temple at 300m.

Then, the visit of the ethnographic museum, which gives you a panoramic view of the life of the 54 ethnic groups with 54 different cultures in the territory of Vietnam.

Time for lunch at the restaurant.


In the afternoon, visit of the political district with the mausoleum of Hồ Chí Minh, the founding father of modern Vietnam, the presidential palace, the house on stilts of Hồ Chí Minh, the pagoda with the one pillar. Visit of the Temple of Literature, the first university in the history of the country.

At the end of the day, you will witness the spectacle of the Water Puppet Theater, a unique culture that you will never find in any other country in the world. Vietnam is the only country that practices this art.

Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh

(guide, private car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 8:30 am, drive to Ninh Binh, nicknamed Ha Long Bay on land because of the similarity between the landscapes and the geological formation with thousands of rocks covered by beautiful vegetation, a succession of natural cirques linked together by caves dug by erosion.

Arrival in Ninh Binh. Visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest Buddhist pagoda in Southeast Asia, a pharaonic building equipped with thousands of small Buddha statues, hundreds of marble Buddhist Saints statues, bronze Buddha statues of a hundred tons. It is a building to be seen in life.

Arrival in Hoa Lu passing through the UNESCO World Heritage Center Trang An. Lunch with Huan's family in their rural lodge.

In the afternoon, departure to Tam Coc village crossing the World Heritage Center of Trang An, the center of Halong Bay on land with superb landscapes. Bike ride in the village to Thung Nham for another ride, but in a rowing boat. It will be a very ¨zen¨ moment to contemplate the beauty of the terrestrial Halong Bay with rocks, rice fields, caves .... Return to the hotel in Tam Coc

Dinner at the restaurant. Night at the hotel.

 

Day 3: Ninh Binh - Cat Ba - Cruise - Night on board

(guide on board, bus, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits, private junk or collective boat)

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 7:30 am, departure for Hai Phong 150 km away to embark on a shuttle that takes you to Cat Ba Island. 30 minutes more bus and you arrive at the Ben Beo pier where you will board our beautiful private junk (or collective boat) and start the 24 hours on board for the discovery of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Halong Bay.

From our ¨zen¨ criteria for trips, we have chosen the part of the south of the bay where the large mass tourism boats do not pass yet, just a few small traditional junks in this area. A part of the bay that is still very authentic with thousands of rocks, wild beaches and huge floating villages that you cannot find in the other part of Ha Long Bay.


Lunch on board with seafood. Time for swimming or simply resting on the deck to admire this miracle that nature offers us. After 3 hours of navigation, we arrive at Hang Ca, a beautiful place for the kayak ride, another way to see the bay up close.

Around 5:30 p.m., we anchor in a magnificent circus in the middle of the bay where you will be alone. A hell of a time to watch the sunset over the bay.

Dinner on board and a test of squid fishing in the evening will be great memories.

Overnight on board.

Note: The order of visits during the cruise may be changed, depending on the weather conditions on site.

 

Day 4: Cat Ba - Ha Noi

(guide on board, bus, lunch, visits)

 


An early morning awakening in a magical setting around 5 am to admire the sunrise over the bay, why not?

After a good breakfast, the junk continues to sail in the bay and takes you to the village of Viet Hai for a nice bike ride or visit the fish farm or simply enjoy the tranquility on a beach. You choose !

Lunch on board.

Transfer to Ha Noi.

 

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