Hanoi Halong Bay Tam Coc 5days

Hanoi -> Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay -> Ninh Binh

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This package of Hanoi – Ha Long – Ninh Binh 5 days offers us to explore the best highlights and the most stunning scenery of Vietnam Northern : Hanoi - the unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples; the history of the used-to-be ancient capital of Vietnam - Hoa Lu citadel, the beauty of Tam Coc caves and a amazing cruise on magnificent Halong Bay- one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi - Half Day City Tour
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Hanoi - Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Mua Cave Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Hanoi departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi - Half Day City Tour

Fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our shuttles bus & guide will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Noi Bai International airport, transfer hotel for check in. Lunch is on your account, afternoon you are free to explore the city in your own way.

Optional: a half day city tour to explore Hanoi – capital of Vietnam. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, start a Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, St. Joseph's Cathedral. End of the day, free for shopping at The Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2

Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Our guide will pick you up at hotel and start journey east to Halong Bay at 7.40-08.10AM, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters. Overnight on Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier to get back Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Hanoi - Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Mua Cave

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, heading to Ninh Binh, the world heritage site.

The trip starts at Tam Coc area. Taking a rowing Tam Coc Boat Tours from Tam Coc wharf. The boat tour is arranged by local people with their both hands and legs.

Visit 3 Magical Grottos: Hang Ca (First Grotto), Hang Hai (Second Grotto), Hang Ba (Third Grotto) during Tam Coc River Tour

Relax with biking around Tam Coc in 30-45 minutes. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many rice fields in golden colors

Enjoy special food at local restaurant in Tam Coc. Learn how to make Vietnamese cuisine

The tour guide will take you to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, founded in 968, it remained capital until the early 11th century when Emperor Ly Thai To moved it to today’s Hanoi . Arriving in this beautiful mountainous landscape, you’ll walk 300m to the temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasty

The last destination, Mua cave. The cave is compared with “Great wall of China”. Here you walk 500 steps to reach the top of Mua cave then take a lookout of a splendid overview of Ninh Binh

End of the tour, relax and get on the minivan for returning to Ha Noi


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hanoi departure

Free at leisure for shopping until our driver come to pick you up at hotel for transferring to airport for flight back home. Tour ENDs!!

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes


Accommodation with daily breakfast

English speaking guide [Other languages are available as well]

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

All transfers / Transportation

Boat trip


Daily bottle water on coach



International or Domestic flights

Tips or anything not mentioned in the itinerary


Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star

Sap by Connek

Tirant Hotel

Apricot Hotel

Halong Bay

Le Journey Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise


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"Amazing trip "

We very happy with all services provided especially by tour guides were great. No hassle on transportation because all arrangements are organized very well followed the schedule. My package inclusive accomodation and few nice meals were served. we enjoyed the halong bay 2 days 1 night stay on swan cruise and food were awesome, we ... More +



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This ground tour arrangement was recommended by a good friend of mine. She had been to Hanoi last year. Strongly recommend Your Vietnam Travel Tour.
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