Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh (11773 km)
After breakfast, we will take a 2.5 hour drive to Ninh Binh Province to visit Hoa Lu. In the afternoon, we will board a small rowing boat to travel along the canals amidst local villages and green fields. We will visit Tam Coc (meaning 3 caves) and then row back to the boat quay; ride a cow cart or a bike to Bich Dong temple; climb up Ngu Nhac Son (Buddha's Palm Mountain). Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Hoa Lu, Vietnam
This district was the capital of the Vietnamese kingdom before 1010 CE. Because of this, there are many beautiful, ancient palaces and pagodas that astound visitors. The area is also full of beautiful rice paddy fields.
Tam Coc, Vietnam
This village and region in Vietnam is known as the "inland Ha Long Bay." There are many waterways to explore the three caves which give the area its name.
Bich Dong Pagodas
This waterfront pagodas are treasures from ancient Vietnamese culture. A boat trip along Tam Coc's waterways is the perfect way to see them!
Standard Hotel: 3* Tam Coc Rice Field Resort Bungalow with Garden View
Deluxe Hotel: 4* Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel - Superior room; 5* Emerald Ninh Binh Resort Superior room
Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay (11788 km)
After breakfast, we will depart by road to Ha Long Bay and board your cruise. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting one of the best caves on the bay. Later on, the boat will dock for overnight. Dinner and overnight on boat.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is a beautiful body of water off the coast of Northern Vietnam. The area is dotted with beautiful islands that are perfect for cruising, swimming, and sunbathing.
Standard Hotel: overnight on boat
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (182 km)
You can join a Tai Chi lesson for some early morning exercise and watch the sunrise over the bay before breakfast. Today we will visit a beautiful limestone grotto, then head back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. Disembarking around 11:00, then your driver & guide will transfer you back to Hanoi.
Standard Hotel: 3* Church Boutique Hang Trong Classic room
Deluxe Hotel: 4* The Lapis Hotel Standard room; 5* Hotel De L'opera Hanoi Deluxe room
Breakfast: Included (Brunch)