Ninh Binh province is located in northern Vietnam, about 100km south of Hanoi. With its hundreds of limestone cliffs emerging from the ground scattered across the rice fields, this region is appropriately nicknamed the “Halong Bay in land”.
Apart from this stunning scenery, Ninh Binh is a great opportunity to peek into the rural way of living. It’s all very laid-back and serene, just how the Vietnam experience should be.
Tour itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi. Meet your guide & driver and private transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hanoi ( B/L/ )
After breakfast, drive to Tam Coc and climb board a tiny boat for a peaceful cruise up the river (Tam Coc was known as Halong Bay on land). Tam Coc is best explored by boat as there were a series of interlinks caves and rowing through these natural marvels is quite a thrill. Then visit to Bich Dong (Blue Grotto). After lunch in Local restaurant, return to Hanoi and. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi- Halong bay (L,D)
7:30 am: Pick you up from at your hotel. Leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay, 7 wonders of nature. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. ( Note: Please, you will be at the lobby of hotel on time. Our car cannot wait a long time in Hanoi old quarter because of police)
12:30: Arrive in Halong. Check in Traditional Junk, enjoy welcome drink and cruise briefing, check-in Cabins. Annam Junk explores Halong bay.
13:15: Have a lunch while cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood.
13:30-15:30: Traditional Junk continues to explore Halong bay on the most wonderful route and the way that few cruises travel: Cruising to majestic HaLong Bay, admiring by several landscape of the Bay like Dinh Huong island, Duck Island, Dog Island, Sail island.
15:30- 16:00. Visit Pearl Halong bay village.
16:30- 17:00. Go up to the Halong bay View at Titop beach. You can take nice photo from halong bay view. Enjoy swimming in the crystal water.
17:00 -18:00: you can Kayak or You can attend cooking class on Traditional Junk. Watch the sun set over the bay.
18:00- 18:30: Traditional Junk continue tranquil zone ” Hang Lac” for sleeping.
19:00 : Enjoy a delicious dinner with seafood.
21:00 : Leisure time : Film entertainment in the dining room , join squid fishing from the boat with our crew. Retire to your cabin and overnight on Boat. Traditional Jun
Day 4: Halong bay-Hanoi (B,L)
7:00 – Wake up to fresh coffee espresso famous in Vietnam “Trung Nguyen” an cake, coffe, tea. Enjoy the sunrise, Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay.
8:00 – Transfer by tender to one of the most beautiful cave on halong bay ” Surprise Cave”. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 60 minutes.
9:30 – On the way back to Halong city, Traditional Junk continue to explores Halong bay on the most wonderful route: Ga Choi Island, Binh Phong mountain, Man’s head island, Tortoise island.
10:00 Check out cabin and enjoy your Lunch on the way back to Halong city.
11:45 Check out Traditional Junk and Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival.
16:30 arrive Hanoi
Day 5: Depart Hanoi (B)
Breakfast in Hotel. At leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for flight home.
- All entrance fee as mentioned
- Cruise trip in Halong Bay
- Boat trip in
- All Meals as mentioned in program (B= Breakfast; L = lunch; D= Dinner)
- English/French speaking guide
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