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  • Experience a wonderful cruise on Halong Bay
  • Explore the typical daily life of northern Vietnam people
  • Visit the World Mixed Heritage site – Trang An Landscape Complex
  • Explore local food of Northern Vietnam


Day 1: Hanoi capital welcomes you

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Binh

Day 3: Hoa Binh – Ngoi Hoa village

Day 4: Ngoi Hoa – Ninh Binh

Day 5: Trang An, Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay

Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi – Departure


Day 1: Hanoi Capital welcomes you

Upon arrival at the airport, meet with your guide and embark on your comfortable car for transferring to the hotel. Check-in at your hotel.

The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi


Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Binh (B)

After breakfast, Ha Noi city tour to visit Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter.

After your lunchtime, depart to Hoa Binh province, land to rice fields and hills, with a bucolic and tenderly green landscape. Enjoy the beautiful sight along the street, upon arrival, check into your hotel. Overnight in Hoa Binh.


Day 3: Hoa Binh – Ngoi Hoa village (B)

After breakfast, excursion to Hoa Binh town then Ba Cap port for cruising on Song Da river, enjoy the verdant rice fields, fresh air of the mountains, clear stream and spectacular Da river. The beauty of Hoa Binh Hydroelectric area on Da River is considered as “The Halong Bay on mountain”. Visit Thung Nai then Ngoi Hoa villages.

Arrive at Ngoi Hoa village. The view of the islands and the ‘bay’ is splendid.

Afternoon, do soft trekking to explore the island, visit cave and kayak on Da river. You will have a chance to enjoy delicious food prepared by minority people. Enjoy traditional folk show which performance by Muong minority people in the evening. Overnight on house on stilt.


Day 4: Ngoi Hoa village – Ninh Binh (B)

When the sun’s rays first appear in the morning, the sound of birds singing far away and the wind whistling through the trees can wake you up, enjoy the fresh air of the island.

Let’s have real experience in the very early morning with local people and do some activities such as boat trip to the fishing area to know how a local people harvest fish, kayaking to welcome sun raising from the mountain or simply sitting on the house-on-stilts to enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the nature in the northern mountains.

Back to Hanoi, on the way back, visit the temple of Ba Chua Thac Bo, a deity who protects the farmers and makes sure they have enough water for their fields.

Transfer to Ninh Binh, above arrival, check-in hotel, overnight in Ninh Binh.


Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B)

Ninh Binh trip with a boat tour from Van Lam Wharf to reach the Tam Coc Grottoes, consisting of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba grottoes. These grottoes are adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colors that sparkle like gemstones.  Continue boat trip on the river for viewing whole scenery of the mountains, waterways, fields, and sky covered in green mist. Back to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Ha Long bay.

11h30: Arrive at the harbor. Welcome and transfer to the cruise ship. Briefing about the itinerary, safety instructions and check-in cabin. Enjoy a seafood lunch served on board.

You will visit a floating fishing village. Contemplate beautiful landscape with thousands of islands of different shapes and sizes. Time for relaxing on the deck or try kayaking (on your own account) & swimming (if time permits). Enjoy a dinner served on board. Overnight on board.

*** The itinerary may be changed and depends on Cruise Companies.


Day 7: Ha Long – Hanoi – Departure (B,L)

Enjoy sunrise over the Bay.

Then have a light breakfast: cakes, coffee, tea… Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Then visit a beautiful cave in Halong Bay.  Check out cabins – Luggage collection.

The cruise ship returns to the wharf while you have brunch served on board.

Back to the pier. Return to Hanoi by car and transfer directly to the airport for departure flight.

*** The itinerary may be changed and depends on Cruise Companies.

Contact us via:  info@vietcalatravel.com

  • Accommodation at hotels/resorts with daily breakfasts (DBL/TWN room)
  • 01 night on a cruise ship on Halong Bay
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for the whole trip
  • Entrance fee, boat fee, excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water for sightseeing days
  • Local travel insurance
  • Early check-in & Late check-out surcharge
  • Beverage at meals & meals not specified
  • Visa for Vietnam
  • Tips for guides & drivers
  • Services not mentioned & personal expenses

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