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  • Destinations to go: Hanoi city – Halong bay – Ninh Binh legend
  • Features: High quality, small group size, relaxing, profound culture

Itinerary

Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.

Overnight in Hanoi

Explore the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu, ruled by the Dinh and Le dynasties in the 10th and 11th centuries. While it remained the active capital and fortress, during a time of much civil unrest and many conflicts with the China’s south Han dynasty, it was never breached by any enemy army. After lunch, set up-high with a birds eye view of the winding and twisting Tam Coc river, you’ll get into a small 2-3 passenger boat with a local navigator. Your boatman/woman will paddle your boat up and back down the riverway that snakes along, in between the sheer limestone karsts jutting straight out of the rice field flatlands. Paddling you along with both their legs and farms you’ll pass through 3 low-ceiling caves, with wonderful stalactites looming just overhead. If you visit during the spring and summer months you will witness the lush and vibrantly green thatched rice paddies on either side of the riverbanks.

8.00-8.30 am: Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city

10.30-11.00 am: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years were under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, named the country Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples that have been built on the ground of the old royal palace. One is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to learn more about the feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12:00 pm: Today you will enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Tam Coc, named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served in an Asian style of local dishes with organic vegetables. The Duc Tuan has a birdseye view over the Tam Coc river, so you can marvel at the amazing aerial views, while you enjoy lunch.

1:30 pm: After finishing your lunch, you will be taking a row boat from Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by the local people, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you thru 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestone karsts along the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terraced rice fields in golden bloom.

The row boat will navigate along up the river for approximately 2 hours. Not only you can see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, and temples, you also have chances to learn about local peoples cultures, and their daily life.
Optional activities: Enjoy a bicycle ride through the countryside after the boat trip.

4:00 pm: Leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi in around 6:30pm and over night in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s "Bay of Descending Dragons" is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
Wake early to meet your driver at your hotel for transfer to the ports of Halong Bay. Relax on the 3.5 hour journey, ready for 2 days 1 night of exploring ahead. At the port, board your traditional junk boat and set sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Admire the endless islands and jungle-clad limestone karsts of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and sit down to a delicious lunch on the sundeck of the boat.

In the afternoon, head off of the boat to visit vast caves and white sand beaches, hidden among the towering rock formations, and take to the water for a swim or a kayak. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam

In the evening, there is plenty of time to relax on the junk's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Hotel: Overnight on Cruise

Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day. Enjoy breakfast while you sail through the majestic peaks.
Then we will hike to visit cave or panoramic sea views

Back on your boat, enjoy lunch then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at late afternoon,

Overnight in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

You are free at leisure to explore Hanoi by your own expense.
Over night in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
End of services!

Meal: Breakfast

What's Included

Inclusion

  • Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meals at local restaurant as indicated
  • English-speaking local guide in each destination
  • Tour activity as mentioned
  • Public bus or shuttle bus as mentioned
  • Private car for airports transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Cruise in Halong bay
  • Boat trip in Ninh Binh

Exclusion

  • International flight
  • Compulsory dinner for New Year
  • Travel insurance
  • Late checkout, early check-in
  • Drinks, laundry, tips, person