Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh Day Trip
Leave behind busy Hanoi and set out on a 2-hour drive to discover Ninh Binh. Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam under Dinh Dynasty from 968 to 1009 AD until King Li Cong Uan moved the capital to Thang Long. First we will enjoy a bike trip on countryside roads to Hoa Lu to visit the Dinh and Le temples, while capturing pictures of the peaceful surroundings. Then we will continue cycling to Tam Coc, passing through the limestone peaks, rice fields and rural villages. After eating lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue your trip in Tam Coc with a romantic boat trip along the Ngo Dong river, as you sail among stunning rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains. After the boat trip, we will return to Hanoi.
Special note: Lunch is included
Accommodation: Gondola Hotel (3*) / Tirant Hotel (4*) / Apricot Hotel (5*)
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking 3-4 hour journey to Halong Bay – a natural wonder of the world. Spend 1 night onboard an elegant junk, cruising on the emerald water to the far and less touched areas of Halong; it is a lifetime experience that you will never forget!
Arrive at the dock around noon, and then embark on a cruise, followed by a delicious lunch while the cruise sails further to the secluded, island-dotted bay. You will join the cruise’s activities such as visiting a cave and sandstone islands, and kayaking. At night, relax on the sun deck or go on for squid fishing.
Special notes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.
Accommodation: V’Spirit Cruise (3*) / Huong Hai Sealife Cruise (4*) / Aphrodite Cruise (5*)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Wake up early to capture the most beautiful moments of the bay during sun rise then attend a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers. Light breakfast is served with pastries and coffee while your cruise continues sailing through the islands. Depending on each cruise, you may visit nearby islands in a rowboat then navigate back to the Halong jetty. Pack your luggage and enjoy the brunch onboard before disembarkation.
Our driver will be waiting at the jetty to take you back to Hanoi.
Special note: A brunch is included.