This Hanoi trip focuses on presenting some of the most favorite destinations in a limited time. Visit the historical sites of Hanoi, explore the former capital Hoa Lu, sampan boat trip on Tam Coc and discover the natural beauty of Halong bay.
Hạ Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long, listen, literally: “descending dragon bay”) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and is a part of Vân Đồn District. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long Bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà Island to the southwest. These larger zones share a similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate and cultural characters.
Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem. Hạ Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.
Historical research surveys have shown the presence of prehistorical human beings in this area tens of thousands years ago
Hoa Lu, the first Vietnam Capital under the Dinh and Le Dynasties from 10th century between 968 and 1009 AD located arounf 100km to The South of Hanoi city Tam Coc, the outstanding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is oftan said to surpass of Halong Bay It is a certain true that Hoa Lu & Tam Coc is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land.
Day 1_ Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Day 2 _ Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meals: a, breakfast, lunch)
Day 3_ Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 4_ Hanoi departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, Our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel for check –in. then free at your leisure to sightseeing Hoan Kiem Lake (The Lake of the Restored Sword) included Thap But (Pencil Tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Pot) and specially Ngoc Son (Jade Mountain) Temple sat on an island at the North end of Hoan Kiem Lake and is connected to the mainland by a bright red The Huc (Morning Sunlight) Bridge. Then shopping at Trang Tien Plaza or Old Quarter or Dong Xuan Market. Overnight at Mai Charming Hotel & Spa Hotel
Day 02: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
07:30 - 08:30 Meet our tour guide and bus then take a 3.5-hour bus drive through fertile rice fields to Halong Bay. Have a break en-route in Hai Duong City to free your legs.
12:30 Start cruising among limestone islands and photograph of stunning landscapes of Halong.
13:00 Savor your lunch on board while passing by beautiful Stone Dog, Incense Burner Islet.
14:00 Stop at a fishing village to see local fish-men community and know more about their life. Cruising further to take photos of Halong Bay symbol, a “Fighting cock” rock.
15:00 Visit Thien Cung “Heavenly Palace” cave, the most beautiful in Halong Bay. Get back and cruise more around emerald water.
16:15 Stop at the harbor again to catch the bus to Hanoi.
20:00 Arrive back in Hanoi - Overnight at Mai Charming Hotel & Spa Hotel
Day 03: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
8.00-8.30 am: Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city
10.30-11.00 am: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12:00pm: Today you will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served with Asian stype, local dishes, organic vegetable. The Duc Tuan is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overal riverside until you finish your lunch
1:30pm: After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestone on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colours
The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.
Optional activities: Riding bicycles
4:00pm leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 6:30pm. Overnight at Mai Charming Hotel & Spa Hotel
Day 05: Hanoi - Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After having a breakfast at hotel then free at your leisure until transfer to airport for your departure
- Accmmodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentions in the itinerary
- Sharing Shuttle bus A/C vehicles
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (330 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day
- Boat trip in Halong Bay
- Boat trip in Tam Coc
- International & Domestic Airfare/ Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver& hotels' porters
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.
Tour Duration: 04 Days 03 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
PRICE IN USD:
||PRICE PER PERSON
||Mai Charming Hotel & Spa
||Mai Charming Hotel & Spa
||Executive Queen Room
- Under 2 years old: Free of Charge
- From 3 to 5 years old: 50% of adult’s price (No bed) and 75% of of adult’s price (with bed)
- From 6 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s price (No bed) and 90% of of adult’s price (with bed)