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Hanoi: 2-Day Halong-Lan Ha Bay 5-Star Cruise

1. Hanoi: 2-Day Halong-Lan Ha Bay 5-Star Cruise

Explore Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise. Enjoy hotel pickup from Hanoi, relax in your luxury cabin, and kayak through the caves in Ao Ech. Day 1 Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter. Head to Tuan Chau marina to board your cruise and enjoy a welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew and join a briefing about your upcoming cruise and hear some safety instructions. Enjoy lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor and outdoor dining areas. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave, depending on the weather. As the sun sinks into the horizon, gather on the sundeck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea, coffee, and a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard Jacuzzi pool. Learn how to make the famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls at the cooking demonstration before enjoying dinner. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, go squid fishing, or get a massage by request (massage service is not included in the price). Day 2 Start your day with a 6:30 A.M. Tai Chi session on the sundeck to help focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets. Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip of the caves. After exploring the caves either on your own in a kaya, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina before driving back to your Hanoi hotel.

Private Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

2. Private Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

Venture into the heart of the jungle on this full-day tour of Cuc Phuong National Park. Explore the park while on a hike, observing the way the jungle comes alive. Visit the langurs and Endangered Primate Rescue Center as well, witnessing them in their natural environment. In the morning, your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your Hanoi hotel. From there, begin your two-hour ride to the Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh. Upon your arrival, visit the langurs and Endangered Primate Rescue Center. Here, professional staff protect monkeys and langurs from becoming extinct. The environment is kept as close to their natural habitat as possible. Afterwards, enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant, recommended by your guide. Take a trekking trip into the heart of the jungle come the afternoon. As you hike, observe the rare flora and fauna that surrounds you. Listen to the exotic birds as they sing and stand in the middle of the jungle to take in nature in its truest form. From there, continue to walk the trail, taking photos along the way. Late into the day, you will return to the car and transfer back to your Hanoi accommodation.

Daily Ancient Hoa Lu, Hang Mua Hiking, Tam Coc Boat Tour

3. Daily Ancient Hoa Lu, Hang Mua Hiking, Tam Coc Boat Tour

Explore Hoa Lu, former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and Tam Coc. 07:30: Pick-up from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey southeast, approximately 70 miles (100 kilometers) from Hanoi. Upon arrival, see the 2 main temples of the former royal city, including the main temple to Emperor Dinh and the temple to Emperor Le in the foothills of the Den Mountain. Explore the historic sites of the Outer Citadel, separated from the Inner Citadel by the limestone mountains. it’s ideally to visit Mua cave for you to catch a panoramic view of ripe rice fields - challenge with hiking 500 steps. Admire peacefully imposing and stunning beauty of Ninh Binh. Continue to Tam Coc for lunch before cruising the Hoang Long River by traditional sampan. Pass the curious karst mountains carpeted in lush vegetation, and paddle into hidden caves to see geological formations. Round off your day with an air-conditioned transfer back to Hanoi.

Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

4. Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi

Get back to nature and explore the ancient cultures of Vietnam on a 2-day tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. Spend the night at a luxury homestay and learn about the everyday life of the locals. Day 1: Hanoi – Tam Coc Depart Hanoi and travel to Ninh Binh in the Red River Delta. Visit the limestone cave of Tam Coc on a boat trip down the Ngo Dong River. Enjoy the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddies, and local temples. Check-in to your luxury bungalow accommodation and chat with the locals. Savor the local cuisine, including a refreshing green tea or coffee. Then, explore Ninh Binh by bike and cycle past rice fields and mountains. See the Bich Dong Pagoda, and learn about the Buddhist culture of Vietnam. Return to the bungalow and enjoy some free time before dinner served by the local host family. Day 2: Mua Cave – Hoa Lu – Hanoi Enjoy breakfast at the bungalow before cycling to Mua Cave. Hike to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain and get amazing views of Tam Coc and the Ninh Binh area. Check out before lunch, and then visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Admire the temple of King Dinh before the drive back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Trekking To Villages In Sapa with Homestay

5. From Hanoi: 2-Day Trekking To Villages In Sapa with Homestay

Explore authentic Thai culture with a homestay and trekking expedition to the Sapa region. Get close to nature as you hike down small trails, enjoy a homestay in a traditional home, and get to know the way of life of 2 different tribes. Enjoy local meals, as well as roundtrip transportation from Hanoi. Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa by bus and Hike to Lao Chai/Ta Van Start your experience with a morning bus journey from Hanoi to Sapa, arriving around lunchtime. Make use of some free time to freshen up in your room before having lunch at your hotel. Then, begin your hike down the small trails of the Muong Hoa Valley toward the Black H'mong village of Lao Chai. Admire some of the most beautiful views of terraced fields in Asia as you go. Continue your 12-kilometer hike along the bottom of the Valley to stop at the Dzay tribe village of Ta Van, arriving in the late afternoon. There, experience their traditional way of life with a stay in a local family's cottage. Day 2: Hike to Dzang Ta Chai and return to Hanoi Begin your second day with a 6:30 AM wake-up call, and spend some time enjoying village life for yourself. Next, have some breakfast at your homestay before getting ready for the day's trek. Hike to Dzang Ta Chai, home of the Red Dzao tribe. Experience the contrasting way of life lived by these tribal people. Continue your trek through and reach a picturesque waterfall, where you can pause for a rest and picnic lunch. After lunch, get ready for your bus journey back to Sapa. Have some free time in your hotel room to freshen up, before your transfer by bus back to Hanoi.

Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

6. Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

Day 1: Ha Noi – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh The bus will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter departure for Ninh Binh. It takes more or less 2,5 hours from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh. You will have a short break on the half way about 20 minutes. Reach Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam. You will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th century, learning about the heroic histories of these two kings in the Chinese Wars. Have a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Hop on the bus going to Tam Coc wharf. Then take the sampan and go along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc, exploring three different caves. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Proceed to your accommodation in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Dinner is served at the local restaurant, afterwards you can enjoy your evening. Day 2: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay Have breakfast and then check-out of your hotel. Arrive at Halong harbor just before midday, and enjoy a Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through the most beautiful Islets on Halong bay such as Dog Islet, Incense burner Islet, and Fighting Cock Islet. Visit Sung Sot Cave (The surprising cave). Then you can take part in optional kayaking or bamboo rowing boat. Or you can relax on the big boat if you prefer to have more free time by yourself. Next, visit Titop Island. From here, you can trek up to the peak for taking photos with a panoramic view of Ha Long bay. Finally, cruise back to the harbor for the transfer back to Hanoi in the late evening.

Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua Cave with Lunch & Limousine bus

7. Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua Cave with Lunch & Limousine bus

Take a guided tour of the Mua Caves, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, and Trang An. Feel the spirit of many shrines and temples like King Dinh Temple, trek up to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain, and take a peaceful boat ride along the Ngo Dong river. Start with pickup at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Travel by shuttle bus ad journey through the beautiful countryside until you reach Ninh Binh province. Arrive at the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The site was once the capital of the region. See the various shrines and temples such as King Dinh Temple. After Hoa Lu, travel to Mua Cave and start a trek up to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain. Once you reach the summit enjoy a beautiful view of the valley below. After working up your appetite on the trek, enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant. Next, take a 2.5-hour sampan boat trip operated by a local rower. Sail gently along the Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of the Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages. See the Trang An caves of Vang cave, Lam Cave, Dai Cave and historic sites. Returned to your hotel in Hanoi at approximately 7:30 PM.

Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Trang An Small-Group Boat Tour

8. Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Trang An Small-Group Boat Tour

Depart from Hanoi in the early morning and take a short 15-minute break along the way to Ninh Binh province. Your first stop is Hoa Lu where you'll have almost an hour to listen to interesting historical stories about King Dinh and Le. Afterward, go to Mua Cave and challenge yourself with a 500-step hike up Dragon Mountain. Enjoy the great panoramic view of Tam Coc River and rice fields from the top of Dragon Moutain. At approximately 12:00 PM, stop for lunch and have the opportunity to try local specialty dishes at a quiet restaurant in the Trang An area. After lunch head out to the most popular attraction in Ninh Binh, the Trang An Grottoes. Take a 2-hour rowboat trip to visit the cave complex which includes Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, and Thanh Truot. Ponder as you float through the mysterious, yet alluring landscape, and admire the scenery of mountains and rivers. From your boating trip, travel to a local house to watch a Vietnamese folk music show performed by talented artists, playing traditional instruments like the monochord Dan Bau, the two-stringed Dan Nhi, and Dan Day flute. Get to know more about the spiritual life of the Vietnamese during a sunset party with fruit, green tea, and some traditional candy. Head back to Hanoi in the late afternoon where your tour will conclude at approximately 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

9. Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

Arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan that goes along the Ngo Dong River to visit three different caves. After you finish visiting Tam Coc, bike around the Tam Coc area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. Next, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Then get back into your private car and continue on towards Cuc Phuong National Park to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Afterwards, visit the cave of Early Man. It is one of the nice cave in this forest, then going to visit some symbal old trees of Cuc Phuong National Park.

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Eco Trang An, and Hang Mua Hiking

10. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Eco Trang An, and Hang Mua Hiking

Embark on a full-day tour of the Ninh Binh province. Explore the Vietnamese ancient capital of Hoa Lu to understand the history of the country. Marvel at the scenic landscape of Trang An. Hike to the top of the Mua Cave for incredible views from the top. Start your day at 7:30: with a hotel pickup. Meet your guide and leave for Hoa Lu. Pass by green fields and villages. Have a 15-minute break to stretch your legs. 10:00. Arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 11th century. Visit the Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh Temple. Appreciate the unique architecture. Delve deep into history and learn about the first Vietnamese government. Explore the excavation area. Experience the vestiges of Royal Palace ground dated back to the 10th century. Then, hop back on the bus at 11:00 for a drive to Trang An. Artfully crafted by nature, Trang An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get on a bamboo boat for a 2.5-hour tour rowing through the majestic cave complex of Bright Cave, Dark Cave, Ba Giot Cave. Glide along the river, crossing villages, mountains, and lush rice fields. 13:00: Stop at a restaurant to feast on local food. Get back to the bus and leave for Mua Cave. Hike up the mountain and see the Ngo Dong River. Climb 486 steps to reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain. Enjoy a panoramic of Tam Coc. 16:30: Say goodbye to the countryside and get on a 2,5 hours bus ride back to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel about 19:00 - 19:30

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4.5 / 5

based on 26 reviews

We liked the cruise a lot, in terms of facilities, cleanliness, aesthetics. The room was not very big, but it was comfortable, the beds very good, the bathroom large with a bathtub overlooking the bay and a shower. It also had a small balcony. The food was good, the portions not very big. Drinks are excluded, except for 2 small bottles of water. Everything was perfect. What we liked was the time of the excursion that did not reach 24 hours. We got on the boat around 1 in the afternoon and got off the next day around 10 in the morning. We had to get up very early (6 am) to have breakfast and do the last excursion. Everything was very fast, at 9 they gave us a brunch, which was a lunch, and we already took the smaller boat back. I think this should be improved and at least be on board for 24 hours, or be more specific with the schedules, and not say 2 days, because they really aren't.

Vuong was a great tour guide. The tour bus was comfortable. The bikes we rented were good quality. Vuong catered the tour towards our interests, for example: we enjoy biking so vuong made the bike portion of the trip longer. All the food was great and were preset menus. Some of the places provided too much food and we get a bit bad about being wasteful. Vuong helped us know what was appropriate, for example how much to tip the rowers. Tam Coc region was beautiful. The limestone rocks will always be a fond memory for me.

Tour was well organized, tour guide was amazing and made our trip memorable (Viet Linh). Definitely recommending if you stay in Hanoi!!!

The landscape, the views, the nature is very beautiful and relaxing.

Sehr schönes Boot, wunderbares Essen. Alles war perfekt.