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6-Day Best of Northern Vietnam: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay


Discover 6-day Best of Northern Vietnam where ancient history and stunning landscapes collide. Travel from the modern capital to the first capital city, Hoa Lu and admire ancient relics.  Explore the limestone karsts and rice paddies of ‘Halong on Land’ before boarding a boat to cruise the real Halong Bay.  This trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you’ll never forget.


  • Cast away on a traditional junk boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Get a glimpse of countryside in Vietnam, enjoy the peace with endless rice paddy fields and fresh air

6-Day Best of Northern Vietnam: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, pick you up and transfer to Hanoi center. Check in hotel and then free time at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Full day Hanoi city Tour

This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights. Firstly, you will visit Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. After that we explore the Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda. Then visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam.

Have lunch at a local Restaurant with traditional Vietnam cuisines.

After lunch time, visit the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam.

Keep going to visit Hoa Lo Prison, the prison was built by the French, from 1886 to 1901, when Vietnam was still a part of French Indochina.

Ending trip with a Warter Puppet show (excluded). Go back to hotel. Free time for dinner and overnight at hotel.


  • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday. But still can take picture of the Mausoleum and visit around that area.
  • We will visit Vietnamese Women’s Museum instead of Vietnam Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays.
  • Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees in the public places like temples, pagodas, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, etc
Meals: B, L

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi

Just a couple hours’ drive outside of Hanoi and the tour heads deep into Vietnam’s picturesque countryside. You can choose an option below:

  • Option 1: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua Cave
  • Option 2: Bai Dinh – Trang An – Mua Cave

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, depart the capital for the drive to Halong Bay. Arrive to Halong City’s jetty (around noon) and proceed with check-in formalities. After a welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some sightseeing, on-board activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on the vessel. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: 3-star cruise
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Early risers can enjoy a memorable sunrise over the karst formations of Halong Bay. Breakfast will be served shortly thereafter.
Enjoy breakfast (brunch on some boats) while the vessels cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations back towards port. Arriving at the harbor, you will be picked up for transferring back to Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel. Free evening and overnight at hotel.
Meals: B, L
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Day 6: Hanoi departure
Our driver takes you to Hanoi airport – Say goodbye to Hanoi. End 6-Day Best of Northern Vietnam Tour.
Meals: B

Accommodation: N/A

6-Day Best of Northern Vietnam

Price is based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing, for group of 2 people

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  • 3-star hotel in Hanoi
  • 3-star Halong cruise
  • All transport and transfer as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program


  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • Flights to or from Hanoi with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy:

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (except domestic ticket cost):
  • 01 – 04 years ol: FOC
  • 05 – 08 years old: 75% adult rate

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