This tour suits for Asian tourists who have an early flight to Hanoi, then need a short visit in North Vietnam highlights of Hanoi, Halong bay and Hoa Lu – Tam Coc. A classic tour at a budget price, but the quality is guaranteed. All are private transfer for a group from 6 clients.

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Travel route: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi –Departure


  • Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B)
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise (B,L,D)
  • Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B,Brunch)
  • Day 5: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B,L)
  • Day 6: Hanoi – Departure (B)


Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival – Morning city tour

Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, transfer to the hotel. Airport transfer with our tour guide is provided.

Morning Hanoi city tour including : One Pillar Pagoda, Ba Dinh historical square where our former president Ho Chi Minh declared the Independence of Vietnam on 2 Sep 1945. Walk to visit Thang Long ancient Royal citadel (UNESCO World Heritage).

Check in hotel at 12:00noon then free afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Afternoon city tour (B)

In the afternoon, at 13:30, our tour guide and van driver transfer you to visit the National museum of Vietnam History and its displays of the country history and culture through the periods. Private cyclo-tour “3-wheel-rickshaw” in 1-hour transfers you around  28 ancient in the old quarters passing Hang Ngang “clothes” street, Hang Duong “candy” street, Hang Bac “jewellry” street, Hang Gai “silk” street, O Quan Chuong old city gate. You stop to visit the Old House 87 Ma May street typical for the Old quarter architecture, King Ly Thai To statue and Hoan Kiem lake. Enjoy the traditional Water puppet show at Thang Long water puppet theatre. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise (B,L,D)

Start at 8:00 with short visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Then private transfer to Tuan Chau island, Halong city (with guide). You can leave your big luggages in the hotel lobby (Free luggage handling). This transfer takes around 3 hours. We may stop enroute to admire the local scenery. Arrive at the port around 12:30 and board the ship. Begin sailing and pass through a magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, enjoy a seafood dinner and overnight on Halong cruise.

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B,L)

Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served. Have light breakfast in dining room. Afterwards, you will explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot), the most famous cave of Halong. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Cooking class by chef cook of the Emotion Boat on the sundeck.

Visit Ba Hang fishing village, or Cua Van fishing villages on the way back to Tuan Chau island. Private transfer to Hanoi through Red river delta. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at around 17:00. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B,L)

Breakfast &  start your day tour to Ninh Binh province South of Hanoi. Driving on National Road 1A which is used to be the only road linking Hanoi (North Vietnam) and Saigon (South Vietnam).

10:30: Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, home to 6 kings and 3 dyansties during the 10th century. Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le. Arrive at Tam Coc wharf. Enjoy lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine with goat meat, the special cuisine of Ninh Binh province.

13:00: Sampan boat trip through the caves in Tam Coc along Ngo Dong river and lush rice fields. Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break. Transfer to Bich Dong pagoda on a country road then you leave for Hanoi. 18:30: Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi city center. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport 3 hours before the flight departure time. Airport transfer with driver and tour guide is provided. Goodbye & See you next time in Vietnam ! End of services.


  • 4 nights accommodation in hotel in Hanoi & 1 night on Halong bay cruise/junk
  • Private 16-seat van transfer with experienced driver
  • Private cyclo 3-wheel-rickshaws for your group with guide around Hanoi Old quarter
  • Private van transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi sharing with other cruiser guests.
  • Tours, sightseeing, and boat rides according to itinerary with local English speaking guides
  • Kayaking & visit fishing villages in Halong bay
  • Meals according to itinerary: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner
  • Mineral water during transfer


  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses