Amazing Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Ha Long 5 Days 4 Nights

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5 days 4 nights
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What To Expect

Could a scenic holiday of marvellous mountains reflecting their shape on crystal clear water make a dream to you? Within just less than a week, you will have the chance to admire this spectacular natural beauty – right in this tour, from Ha Long Bay – The world’s wonder to Ninh Binh – a land of splendor.


Highlights of Impressive Vietnam Vacation tour trip:

  • Visiting highlights of historical and cultural site around the city of Hanoi.
  • Experiencing Hanoi old life by using cyclo to move around the old quarter.
  • Taking sampan.
  • Joining fun activities of swimming and kayaking in Lan Ha bay – a wonderful bay in the world.
  • Overnight in wonderful bay-view cabin on cruise in Ha Long bay.


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival 

Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long

Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi Departure


ItineraryRoute map


Welcome to Vietnam: after a long time on the airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabit.

  • You will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • After saving energy with local lunch, you will leave for the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and visit Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Finally, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the Old Quarter and experience the local life in 45 minutes before coming back your transit hotel which is near Hanoi train station to freshen up and relax.

hanoi - vietnam

Meals included__/Lunch/__

Parameter: Airport – City Center: 30km/Driving: 40 minutes

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites.

Overnight in Hanoi 


In the morning

  • At 08:00, after enjoying delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Hanoi for Ninh Binh – our destination today, which is about 1 hour and a half driving to the South.
  • The first visit in this legend area is Hoa Lu, the capital of Dai Co Viet (an old name of Vietnam). Being the capital of the first fundamental Government of Vietnam, Hoa Lu witnessed many important historical events: the union of Vietnam after “12 Lords Rebellion”, the war with the Song dynasty, the defense against the ancient Cambodian, and the formation of Hanoi nowadays.
  • Coming to the local restaurant for lunch at the noon time.

Ninh Binh Hoa Lu vietnam

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will take a sampan on river through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Trang An Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields giving rise to this place’s other name, “Halong Bay on land”.
  • At about 17:00, your tour will come to the end in the late afternoon then you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi.

ninh binh vietnam

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Hanoi – Ninh Binh: 100 km/Driving: 1.5 hours – Boat trip: 2 hours

Overnight in Hanoi


The following program for Halong bay trip belongs to V-Spirit premier cruise

In the morning    

  • At around 09:00, after breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up at the hotel lobby by the staff and driver of V’Spirit Premier Cruise and transferred to Got Pier.
  • At around 12:00, you will reach the harbor and enjoy a welcome drink while waiting for the staff to prepare the finals then once they complete you will embark and be welcomed by cruise members.

In the afternoon

  • At around 13:00, after check-in on the cruise, you will have a fresh lunch whilst cruising into the magnificent maze of thousands of Limestone Mountains.
  • Then you will have a short rest and free time to hunt the wonderful photos of this World Heritage before getting on the sampan boat ridden by local residents to explore the Dark and Bright cave, two gorgeous caverns with a vast and enclosed lake on the other side. Swimming is also available here.
  • At 17:00, you will return to V’Spirit Premier Cruise for shower, refreshing and enjoy the sunset party on board or join a cooking class run by the talented chef.

Lan Ha bay

In the evening

  • At 19:00, you will enjoy a fantastic dinner along with a very special performance of traditional Vietnamese music in the dining room or on the top deck (depends on the weather conditions). Before you retire to your cabin tonight, perhaps you would like to head to the bar, the spa or join the crew for some squid fishing.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today useful note(s): Sun cream, sun glasses, swimming suits and wide brim hats are suggested

Parameter: Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay: 150km/Driving: 2.5 hours

Overnight on the cruise


In the morning

  • At 06:00, if you would like to do some exercise to begin your new day, let rise early and practice Tai Chi on the top deck as the sunrise greets us from behind the mountains.
  • At 07:00, breakfast will be served in the dining room at the middle of fresh and peaceful bay.
  • After breakfast, you will explore Tra Bau area with kayaking. Then you will return to the cruise to prepare for check – out and a farewell lunch with the crew.

Halong vietnam

In the afternoon

  • After lunch you will disembark the cruise and say goodbye to the cruise members to get back to the car and head to Hanoi.
  • Around 15:00, you will arrive at your hotel in Hanoi for a free leisure night.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): Sun cream, sun glasses, swimming suits and wide brim hats are suggested.

Parameter: Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi: 150km/Driving: 2.5 hours 

Overnight in Hanoi


Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Parameter: Hotel – Airport: 30 km/Driving: 45 minutes



  • Twin/double sharing rooms in the best recommended hotel/cruise
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets
  • Delicious included meals as being clarified
  • Door-to-door transportation as being clarified above
  • 2 bottles of water each day
  • Service charges
  • 4-berth sharing cabin on train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Private cabin is up on request)



  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
  • Bank fee



  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • Check in time is normally at 14.00; check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.


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