HANOI – HALONG BAY – HOA LU – TAM COC (5 DAYS)

  • This trip starts from capital city of Hanoi with highlight tourist sites being introduced in city tour day. Then, you enjoy a traditional wooden junk boat cruise to explore the new seven wonders of nature Halong Bay with thousands of islets. Next destination would be the ancient capital Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh province and “Halong Bay on land” – Tam Coc.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

    Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

    Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

    Day 5: Hanoi Departure

    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour expert will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hanoi’s downtown for check in hotel.

    At 17:00, We start our excellent street food walking tour in the old quarter of Hanoi along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.
    Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish such as Bun Cha Hanoi, Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.
    Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. It’s then time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed!
    Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist  you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
    Meals: Street food
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi***

    Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)

    Our bus and guide will pick you up at hotel at approx 07:30 till 08:00 a.m then transfer to Halong Bay. Stop enroute in Hai Duong City for refreshment around 20 minutes.

    On arrival, enjoy a warm welcome aboard the Halong Dragon Cruise and drink in the spectacular vista during our passage into this magical bay. Cruise briefings and check-in your traditionally styled cabin on Halong Dragon Cruise. Vietnamese lunch is served while passing the symbol of Halong bay “Fighting Cocks” Rock.

    Visit Sung Sot Amazing cave with many stalactites in numerous attractive forms and shapes.

    There will be plenty of time for kayaking, swimming and sunbathing (weather permitted) as you anchor for a night on the bay. Enjoy a wonderful delectable seafood dinner, Cuttle fishing & Karaoke singing before relaxing in your comfortable cabin. Overnight on Halong Dragon Cruise.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: Halong Dragon Cruise***

    Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

    Wake up, enjoy fresh atmosphere on one of the Worlds Natural Heritage Sites Halong Bay. After breakfast, our chef teaches you how to decorate dishes with flowers made by vegetables and fruits or roots while cruising around the bay and back to habour. Lunch at local restaurant in Halong City.

    After lunch, get on bus and return to Hanoi. Short-break enroute in Hai Duong city for refreshment around 20 minutes. Arrive Hanoi at approx 17.30. Drop you off at your hotel. End of trip!

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi***

    Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L)

    Breakfast is served at the hotel.
    08.00 AM, Our bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel, travel to Hoa Lu. Along the way, we may take some stop-over for photo and refreshment while enjoying rural stunning scenery on the way. Arrive in Hoa Lu which is the former capital of Vietnam (968 – 1009) under Dinh and Le dynasties. Visit Dinh temple, Le temples and surroundings.
    Then, continuing the trip to Tam Coc (literally means three caves). Tam Coc is often promoted as Vietnam’s “Halong bay on land”. Enjoy the scenic journey passing through the picturesque rural area. Savour a delicious lunch at a popular eatery and take a sampan boat trip through the canal crossing the beautiful rice paddy.
    Travel back to Hanoi.
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi***

    Day 5: Hanoi Departure

    Free until you are transferring to the airport for flight back home.

    All rates are USD per person.

    Group Size 2 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 10 10+
    Price 230 220 210 200

    Trip Inclusions

    + Accommodation
    + Entrance fees
    + Meals as indicated
    + English Speaking tour guide
    + Transport as tour indicated
    + Cruise trip in Halong Bay
    + Boat trip in Tam Coc
    + Tax and service charges

    Trip Exclusions

    – All international and domestic airfares
    – Visa arrangement
    – All service non-clearly mentioned

All rates are USD per person.

Group Size 2 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 10 10+
Price 230 220 210 200

Trip Inclusions

+ Accommodation
+ Entrance fees
+ Meals as indicated
+ English Speaking tour guide
+ Transport as tour indicated
+ Cruise trip in Halong Bay
+ Boat trip in Tam Coc
+ Tax and service charges

Trip Exclusions

– All international and domestic airfares
– Visa arrangement
– All service non-clearly mentioned

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