Unique Experiences:

•  Only a short time in North Vietnam? Make the most of the North in only 5 days!
•  Tour Hanoi and ensure you see all the cultural and historical highlights including a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and much more
•  Board a beautiful wooden ship and cruise the UNESCO certified Halong Bay while taking in the serene surroundings and exploring impressive caves
•  Admire the beautiful Tam Coc – “Halong Bay on rice fields” – by taking a rowing boat trip between the towering lime stone cliffs


Small Group Exploration spiced with Shared Group Experiences – normally no more than 2-5 people on the tour, yet part of the itinerary/day tours are Shared Group Experiences: Halong Bay: Max. 20 travellers on the boat

Note that you can book 1 person on this program, but we cannot guarantee more participants on the overall tour.

Trip Length: 5 Day(s) 4 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Everyday
Travel Season:

All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (May-October)

There will be a lot of travellers and Vietnamese tourists in parts of Halong Bay, especially at the weekends.

Type of Transportation:

Car/minibus and boat

Type of Accommodation:

3-Star hotels with private bathroom

Physical Rate: 1/5
Child Policy:

Child age: 3 – 6 years old. Infant below 3 years old
Child price: See under “rates”. Infants are free of charge
This tour is recommended for: all ages

Included in Price:

Meals: 4 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
Accommodation: 3 nights in 3-star hotels with private bathroom
Entrance fees: All entrances fees are included in the trip according to itinerary
Transport: Private car/mini bus and boats
English speaking tour guide: Included for the entire tour according to itinerary

Excluded from Price:

•  Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
•  Tips to guide and driver
•  Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Hanoi’s many highlights, Halong Bay, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meeting with our representative and transporting to the hotel. After check-in at the hotel visiting Dong Xuan market or just walking through the streets of Hanoi.

Overnight stay at Medallion Hotel*** (or similar).

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay
After breakfast in the hotel sightseeing tour, which features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, One - Pillar Pagoda and Temple of literature. After the tour around Hanoi and lunching, drive to Halong Bay. Check-in at the hotel. After arriving in Halong spare time to relaxing before dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Halong at Van Hai Hotel*** (or similar).
(B, L, D)

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
After breakfast boarding a private boat for about 4 hours, to take a cruise in Halong Bay - a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. A chance of exploring Thien Cung Grotto, Dau Go Cave, Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island. Fresh seafood is served on board the boat for lunch, while sailing back to Halong harbor. As we drive back towards Hanoi, we are making a stop at a ceramic and hand embroidery workshop. Back in Hanoi attending the Water Puppet Show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agricultural civilization of thousands of years ago.

Overnight stay at Medallion Hotel*** (or similar).
(B, L)

Day 4: Hanoi - Tam Coc
Located only 100km from Hanoi, Tam Coc is an area of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Halong Bay. It is true that this area is often referred to as the new Halong Bay on land. The tour includes being rowed along the Ngo Dong River, which is a truly unforgettable experience, passing between the towering limestone peaks. Picking up at the hotel 8:00am. Leaving Hanoi and heading south for a drive along Highway One or former Road Mandarin. After lunch taking a rowing boat to visit Tam Coc. Along the way experiencing caves, green rice fields, limestone mountains and the rural life of the locals. Returning to Hanoi late in the afternoon and dining.

Overnight stay at Medallion Hotel*** (or similar).
(B, L)

Day 5: Hanoi departure
Free until transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.


Key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner

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