Discover the charm of Hanoi, cruise the breathtaking Halong Bay, and explore the mesmerizing karst landscape of Ninh Binh. This trip offers a glimpse of North Vietnam's highlights.

Start in Hanoi, where vibrant street life and historic landmarks await. Wander through the Old Quarter's colorful shops, visit ancient temples in Ninh Binh, and glide along Tam Coc's scenic waterways. Then, embark on a 2-day cruise in Halong Bay, marveling at floating villages and limestone formations, exploring caves, swimming in emerald waters, and indulging in delicious seafood as you spend a night aboard.


  • Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and stilt house
  • Temple of Literature
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • The alluring Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Boat rowing in Tam Coc
  • Halong spectacular landscape
  • Night on board in Halong

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Trip Length: 5 days | Trip Style: Comfort travel| Trip Theme: Explore | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Hanoi
Places visited: Ha Noi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Ha Long Bay
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Itinerary Details

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam! Met and greeted at the airport upon arrival and get transfer downtown for hotel check-in.

This afternoon we will have a tour to visit some feature sights of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex that is the memorial site for the father of the modern Vietnam, One Pillar Pagoda Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake & Old Quarter.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Hanoi night market from: Every Fri, Sat, Sun.

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Private airport transfer
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Hotel in Hanoi
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Sightseeing Hanoi
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Hoa Lu was the capital of Dai Co Viet nearly 10 centuries ago. The site is located in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, about 100 km south of Hanoi.
The ancient citadel of Hoa Lu covers an area of 300 hectares, being surrounded by arc rocky mountains and magnificent scenery. The imperial city of Hoa Lu comprises of outer ramparts, inner ramparts, and southern ramparts. Tam Coc mean “Three Caves”. This boat trip is a great opportunity to admire countryside landscape with peaceful atmosphere.

Depart at 08:00 for 2 hrs bus trip to visit Hoa Lu – The ancient capital with twin temples of Dinh & Le Kings.

Enjoy the lunch before take 2 hrs boat trip to visit Tam Coc that is regarded as the inland version of Ha Long Bay.
Relaxing on small sampan for a spectacular 2 hours cruise through numerous waterways, beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice paddies, to the stunning Tam Coc caves.

Drive back Hanoi at 15:30. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

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Private vehicle
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Boat trip in Tam coc
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Hotel in Hanoi
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Depart for Halong Bay in an air-conditioned shuttle bus from 8:00 – 8:30. Arrive in Halong around 12:30pm. Lunch and then get on board. Enjoy welcome drink, check-in to your cabin. Lunch with fresh seafood is served at 1:30pm. Starting cruise into mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations. Stop in floating fishing village, with its unique way of life for kayaking, optional strolling around the cave. Then head to the island for swimming, sun bathing. There will be traditional games available for evening entertainment. Dinner and overnight on junk.

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Private transfer
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Halong cruise
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O/N on boat cruise
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Enjoy sunrise in the bay with a cup of tea or coffee with light breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. After breakfast take 1 hour walking around one of the biggest and most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay- Amazing Cave, come back to boat and Check out from 10:00 to 10:30. Cruising back to the jetty while brunch is served from 10:30 – 11:30. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Board arrives at harbor by 12:00 for the drive back to Hanoi.  Dinner & overnight in Hanoi.

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Halong Bay cruise
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Breakfast, lunch & dinner
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Hotel in Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast at hotel then free as your leisure, shopping until transfer to airport for flight back home.

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Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs


  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges


  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

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Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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