Tour Route: Cai Lan Port – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Cai Lan Port
Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Start/End: Cai Lan Port/ Cai Lan Port
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Vietnam Shore Excursions
Day 1: Cai Lan Port Arrival – Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Cai Lan Port
Day 1: Cai Lan Arrival – Halong Bay Cruise (3-4 hours) – Hanoi
Upon your arrival at Cai Lan port at around noon (or early afternoon), you will find our guide is waiting for you with a welcome board. Get in the car and drive to Bai Chay Pier and check in on board! Here move to our private junk for cruising and visiting the Bay in about 3-hours (or 4 hours if time permits).
Visit Heaven Cave, one of the most famous grottos in Halong Bay. Then continue to cruise through Halong Bay and pass by numerous beautiful islets: Dog, Incense, Fighting Cock… The boat continues to cruise on the Bay till going back to Bai Chay pier and you will be picked up by our own vehicle to drive to Hanoi (3.5 hours) for overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Cai Lan Port Departure (B, L)
Today, venture out to explore Hanoi. Firstly, visit the Temple of Literature, which originally built as a temple to Confucius. We will then visit Hoa Lo Prison Museum. Hoa Lo is also known as the ”Hanoi Hilton” and was where former US presidential candidate John McCain was incarcerated for over 5 years. After that, drive to the amazing Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples.
After lunch in the city center, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple before enjoying a 1-hour cyclo tour of the French-inspired “old quarter’. You will be free for shopping in the old quarter ranges from markets through to designer boutique stores to amazing contemporary art galleries. If time permits, sit down to enjoy the performance of the city’s famous Water Puppets. At around 4 PM, drive back to Cai Lan Port with plenty of time to connect your departure cruising. Trip ends.