This trip starts from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, before we go to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the country since 10th century, after that we go to the picturesque Tam Coc to explore the beautiful area, which named as Halong Bay on land. The trip also offers us to have a great chance to explore Halong Bay, the World Heritage site of Vietnam. The trip provides a great balance for a short time in the North of Vietnam. Tour Highlights
  • Warmly welcomed and have a chance to experience the bustling Capital as a local
  • Enjoy the stunning view of Tam Coc Valley while cruising on rowing boat
  • Discover amazing tunnel caves of Halong Bay on Land
  • Appreciate the ancient history, architecture and culture of Vietnam
  • Learn about the Vietnam War and the important role of The President Ho Chi Minh
  • Explore the magnificent scenery of World Heritage Site: Halong Bay
  • Revel in smooth sand and calm crystal water
  • Feast on authentic Vietnamese food
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Tour route: Hanoi – Hoa Lu, Tam Coc – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Active level: Classic & Easy
Tour Type: Northern Vietnam Tours

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Upon our arrival in Noi Bai airport in Hanoi; we are welcomed and picked up by our local tour guide & driver to the arranged hotel in city center. Check in and free for relaxing. If the permits in the evening: We enjoy a nice welcome dinner outside for chatting. Back to the hotel for overnight

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc (B, L, D)

This morning, at 8 o’clock we will depart for Ninh Binh province, After 2,5 hours driving along Highway No 1, we arrive in Tam Coc wharf. Getting on the boat row while this area is still not busy, we will enjoy nice and quiet riding long river through 3-tunnel caves, consisting of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba grottoes. After 2 hours boat ride we get back on the shore, have lunch in a local restaurant close by, then we continue to go to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital for visiting 2 temples of the Kings Dinh and Le before heading back to Hanoi. Dinner will be at the hotel or local restaurant.

Tam Coc Valley

Tam Coc Valley

Day 3: Half Day City – Halong City  (B, L, D) 

In the morning, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda…and the Temple of Literature then we stop for our lunch at a local fine restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will have 3,5 hours driving through the Red River Delta to Halong City. On the way, we will stop for refreshments in Sao Do Town for a while. Arriving in Halong City, we check in hotel and have a rest. Overnight in Halong city.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Day 4: Halong Bay (4 Hours Boat Trip) – Back to Hanoi (Water Puppet Show) (B, L, D)

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to Bai Chay Wharf for our 4-hour boat trip to visit Halong Bay – The World Nature Heritage. During the time, we will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Heaven Palace (Thien Cung) and Dau Go caves, those caves crammed with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites with different colors, shapes, and size. Those definitely will stir our imagination. We keep cruising to see many limestone islands and islets, which dotted around the bay including Incense Bowl islet, Cock Fighting islet, Sail islet, turtle island… Seafood lunch will be served on boat. Then we go back to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Boat through the World Heritage - Halong Bay

Boat through the World Heritage – Halong Bay

Tonight, we will enjoy Water puppet show and dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)

Today our vehicle will transfer us back to the airport for our flight home. Trip ends.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.
What’s Included?

  • All private A/C transfers & transportation
  • All accommodation based on twin share basis as stated
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages upon requested)
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided time.
  • Private boat in Halong Bay (4-hour boat trip)
  • Water Puppet ticket show in Hanoi
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary as (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners )

What’s Excluded?

  • International flight ticket
  • Visa and visa fee
  • Airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and Bevareges
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities


  • If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can serve you better
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner