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Ha Long Bay, Karst Heaven - 5 Days

Ha Long Bay, Karst Heaven

Vietnam · Private Tour · 5 Days
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Travel to the heart of Northern Vietnam and soak in the country's proud history and tempting street food in Hanoi, and sail across a sea of limestone formations and secret caves in Ha Long Bay.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi City Tour & Street Food Tour
Day 3 - Hanoi → Ha Long Bay
Day 4 - Ha Long Bay → Hanoi
Day 5 - Hanoi

What is included

  • Private airport transfers in Hanoi
  • Transportation on tour in air conditioned vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • 1 night accomodation at cruise with full board
  • Meals mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Sightseeing English speaking guide in each location
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Beverages at meals
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

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1
Hanoi

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel with guide. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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2
Hanoi City Tour & Street Food Tour

After breakfast, start your tour with Thang Long Citadel (closed on Mondays & 11:30 - 13:30 daily).

Hanoi city tour

Visit the underground war bunker in the same compound. Continue to the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoian culture and an appreciation for ancient Vietnamese architecture. Drive back to central Hanoi for a walking tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life.

Street food tour with local foodie

Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city’s unique culture. Depart at 15:30 for a leisurely walk with our foodie expert to the Old Quarter. Make your first stop to taste the national dish of Vietnamese - Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup). Then wander around a local market to enjoy the sights, the sounds and the aroma from hundreds of kinds of food on offer. Then sit down at a tiny Banh Duc shop to try a bit of Banh Duc - cooked rice powder with Vietnamese spices.

Your next stop is a little shop selling many different types of traditional Northern cakes such as Com cake (young rice) which is considered to be a part of every Hanoians childhood. Follow your foodie to a small alley to get an idea of a typical tube house of Hanoi. You will stop at Banh My Lan Ong and try their famous bread with pate. After the banh mi, you can enjoy some Vietnamese desserts - sweet soups called Che. Then cap off your trip by tasting a cup of Vietnamese egg coffee before returning back to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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3
Hanoi → Ha Long Bay

After breakfast, depart for a drive to Ha Long Bay with a quick rest stop at Dai Viet Center - the best place to stop and stretch your legs en route.

Ha Long Bay cruise

On arrival at Hon Gai International harbor, check in and enjoy welcome drink with cruise briefing. After settle into your cabin, you will have lunch at the restaurant while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring by the fascinating formations of the bay.

Sail to Vung Dang - Cong Dam where you can swim or relax on a white sandy beach, or kayaking through the mystery Karst Mountains (if weather permits). Then back to the boat and freshen up for dinner on board. Your ship will dock at Tra San area.

Overnight at the cruise.

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Hanoi → Ha Long Bay182 km 3h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dragon Legend Cruise

Cabin Ha Long Bay

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4
Ha Long Bay → Hanoi

Ha Long Bay cruise

Wake up early for morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee on upper deck. Having breakfast in the fresh air while cruising to Cong Do area to explore the well - hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. Prepare your luggage and hand your key to the reception for check out.

Transfer back to Hanoi

Start cruising towards the harbor while buffet lunch is served. Arrive at the jetty late morning and transfer back to Hanoi with light snack provided en route. Yen Duc village is in Dong Trieu town and 60km West of Halong city, recognized as a national relic in 1993. Yen Duc is a peaceful village with poetic scenery, charming rivers, historical mountains and sacred legends and relics related to Ly and Tran dynasty.

Rural Hanoi tour

Enjoy a 2-hour visit around different interesting sites. A traditional folk song performance called Quan Ho welcome you upon your arrival, continue to explore a Historical Canh Mountain to learn about the brave local villagers and visit a local house where you can casually chat with friendly villagers over a cup of tea. Then, pass through the fields to visit Canh Huong pagoda with poetic scenery. Bid farewell to local people and drive back to Hanoi downtown. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Ha Long Bay → Hanoi182 km 3h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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5
Hanoi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport with guide for your onward flights.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

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Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

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Ha Long Bay
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Dragon Legend Cruise

Cabin

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$770
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$788

Photos

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Temple of Literature, Hanoi
Street Food Tour, Hanoi

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