5-Day Cultural and Adventure Tour of Northern Vietnam

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5 days 4 nights

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Daily Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

5-Day Cultural and Adventure Tour of Northern Vietnam

Overview

Hanoi / Ninh Binh / Halong Bay / Lan Ha Bay

“This 5-day journey brings you the best of Northern Vietnam, from Hanoi to the lush waterways of Ninh Binh and ultimately to Halong Bay.

Northern Vietnam is often considered the most spectacular region of the country, offering travelers numerous adventures. This 5-day, 4-night Vietnam itinerary is designed for those seeking to explore the authentic charm of Northern Vietnam combined with relaxation.

Begin your tour in the capital of Vietnam – a place marked by the glorious moments of the Vietnamese nation. Then head to the area known as the ‘Halong Bay on land’, Ninh Binh, where Mother Nature has bestowed countless precious gems upon this land. The increasingly diverse experiences will undoubtedly make for a memorable journey.”

Price

The starting price per person is based on high-quality hotels located in the city center. Prices may vary depending on availability and peak or off-peak seasons. We aim to provide you with a preliminary quote as follows to suit your preferences. Prices are negotiable, and we encourage you to inquire further. We are committed to offering you the best possible price with top-notch service.

Private Tour/Price Per Person In USD

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4* – Northern Vietnam Package999799699

Highlights

  • Explore the beauty, sounds, and flavors of Hanoi
  • Indulge in afternoon tea in a traditional house in Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a scenic boat trip along the Trang An river
  • Visit the Gulf of Tonkin and cruise around the stunning Halong Bay
  • Feel the clear waters as you kayak in Lan Ha Bay
  • Push your physical limits and have fun with rock climbing activities in Lan Ha Bay

Included/Excluded

  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals allowance of $10 per meal per person
  • Accommodation: Deluxe room for 2 guests per room
  • 1-night stay in a Deluxe room - Luxury cruise
  • Sightseeing fees, water puppet show tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa arrangement
  • Beauty & spa services
  • Beverages, tips, and other personal expenses
  • Any other services not explicitly mentioned in the list are excluded
  • Exclusions from the tour:
  • Hats and sunscreen
  • Season-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes/clothing
  • Shorts should not be worn when visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 AM: We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House. In the morning, we will visit:

Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on a small island in the eastern part of West Lake (Tay Ho district). With nearly 1500 years of history, this pagoda is considered the oldest in Thang Long – Hanoi. Its architecture harmoniously combines solemnity, antiquity, and elegance amidst the vast lake. It was the Buddhist center of the Thang Long capital during the Ly and Tran dynasties.
Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Stilt House) – where the great leader lived and worked until his final years. Here, you will have the chance to learn about Uncle Ho's simple life. Also, don't forget to visit One Pillar Pagoda, one of Hanoi's four symbols.
12:00 PM: Lunch at a restaurant.

01:00 PM: We will visit:

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – a place that preserves and displays numerous cultural artifacts of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. It serves as both a research center and a public museum displaying the diverse cultures of Vietnam's ethnic groups. The museum's mission is scientific research, collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and conserving the cultural and historical heritage of different ethnic groups in the country. It also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.
Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart of Hanoi with the Turtle Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, furthermore, you can explore traditional Vietnamese architecture and French colonial architecture through the buildings surrounding the lake.
07:00 PM: Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Overnight: Hanoi

Includes: Private car, private guide, accommodation.

Our guide will pick you up at your centrally located hotel in Hanoi at 8:30 AM. Then, you'll embark on a city tour to visit the top attractions of Hanoi:

West Lake: the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi, considered an iconic landmark of the Vietnamese capital, with its serene and tranquil beauty.
Ho Chi Minh Museum: one of the richest museums in Hanoi and certainly in the country.
Hoan Kiem Lake: famous for its peaceful beauty, cultural and historical value, and also the habitat of turtles.
Overnight: Hanoi

Includes: Private guide, private tour, entrance fees, breakfast, cyclo ride, accommodation.

Note: No shorts should be worn when visiting the Ho Chi Minh Museum.

07:00 AM: Breakfast

08:00 AM: Our vehicle and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi for departure to Ninh Binh.

10:30 AM: Depart for the most popular attraction in Ninh Binh, Trang An Grottoes (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Arrive at the Trang An eco-tourism area. During the 2-hour boat ride, you will be amazed by the beauty of this landscape as the bamboo boats take you through fascinating caves.

01:00 PM: Lunch

02:00 PM: Spend time visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 Arhat statues, and the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, standing at 10m tall and weighing 100 tons. Explore and understand the influence of Vietnamese Buddhist culture.

06:00 PM: Return to Hanoi.

08:00 PM: Arrive back in Hanoi. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Hanoi

Includes: Private car, entrance fees, accommodation.

Guests will have breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 AM: Our driver will pick you up from the hotel for a 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay.

11:30 AM: Arrive at Tuan Chau Port, check-in at the waiting lounge.

12:30 PM: Welcome aboard the cruise with a welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew for a brief introduction to the itinerary and safety instructions. Complete the check-in process.

01:30 PM: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch while cruising through the magnificent Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

03:45 PM: Guests can choose to experience spa treatments*, relax on sun loungers, swim in the outdoor pool, or explore the Ba Trai Dao area and the natural lagoon of Lan Ha Bay, and experience kayaking here.

05:30 PM: Return to the cruise and join our Sunset Party. Take photos and relax.

07:30 PM: Dinner is served at the restaurant. After dinner, guests can participate in squid fishing, relax on sun loungers, or enjoy a glass of wine at the bar...

Overnight: Halong Bay

Includes: Private car, cave tour, cruise, meals, kayaking, etc.

Note: Please bring sunscreen, comfortable clothing, and swimwear.

07:00 AM: Breakfast. Enjoy the morning scenery of the bay with a cup of tea or coffee.

08:15 AM: Guests will visit the famous Frog Lake area, which was the filming location for the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018. Here, guests can freely kayak to explore the landscape or immerse themselves in the cool, clear water of this place.

09:00 AM: Return to the cabin, relax, and carefully check all luggage before leaving the cabin.

09:30 AM: Check-out from the private cabin and enjoy the wonderful cruise on the bay with room service. Complete the check-out process.

10:00 AM: Enjoy lunch at the restaurant while the cruise returns to the port. Guests will then take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau port.

11:00 AM: Transfer to Noi Bai Airport. Bid farewell to Vietnam.

You must bring: valid personal identification (ID card or Passport).

You should bring: insect repellent, common cold medicine, or any prescription medication prescribed by a doctor.

If you are a vegetarian, please bring additional vegetarian items to ensure your dietary preferences.

Any unused services during the tour will not be refunded.

The tour guide has the right to rearrange the order of the itinerary to suit the conditions of each specific departure day but still ensures that customers can visit all the scheduled attractions in the program.

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Under 7 Days

Languages

English

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