Combine a unique cruise to explore Halong Bay and a leisure trip to Ninh Binh, visit Tam Coc and Mua cave, amazing tourist attractions in Ninh Binh. This trip starts with a day trip to Ninh Binh to discover the most beautiful and peaceful area of northern Vietnam. We then drive across the delta to the coast for a 01-night cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay, the less-visited part of Halong bay and enjoy the most stunning places in the world.
In the morning
Pick you up from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at 8.00 Am then depart for Ninh Binh.
Boat trip in Tam Coc: After 2.5hr driving from Hanoi, we will board on a boat tour in Tam Coc that leads you to the places where most of the photos from Ninh Binh area are taken. Have you seen that river surrounded by rice fields and mountains? Here you will have the chance to see it in real life, we recommend this boat tour as a must-see if you are in the Ninh Binh. You also can visit Thai Vi Temple or Bich Dong Pagoda which are just about 10 minutes away from the start of the Tam Coc boat tour with easy cycling if you want.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon
Mua Cave: Afternoon will be starting with traveling to Mua Mountain to visit Mua Cave where is worth being visited in Ninh Binh as well! The cave brings you one of the best panoramic views of one of the nicest sceneries in northern Viet Nam. Planning a trip to Mua caves, besides you take a ride to the cave you will be overcoming 486 stone steps to see beautiful sceneries on the top of Mua Mountain. The road to Mua cave was imitated as the Great wall of China. Although it may make you tired because of high steps, it becomes more interesting if you climb slowly and on the way you can take some nice photos.
Have dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in a hotel in Ninh Binh.
07.30 - 08.00 am: After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Ha Long. After nearly 4 hour drive, there comes the harbor. Our local guide will see you for the check-in and cruise briefing.
Lunch is served while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. In the afternoon, you spend time to visit the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave, relax on a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island and go kayaking or swimming. Dinner and overnight on board.
Start a day with a glorious view of the bay with a cup of tea or coffee. Breakfast is in the fresh air. Later, you have a visit to Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat and pass through the floating house and fish farms. More swimming is available before an A la carte lunch.
Around 10.00 – 11.30, we cruise towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served. After disembarking, at 11:30 – 12:00, get on the van and we bring you to Yen Duc village for a water puppet show in the countryside (30-minute show approximately).
Trip ends at your hotel in Hanoi at 17.30 Pm approximately.
This itinerary might subject to change due to the weather or tide condition without prior notice.
Notes: On the return, you will have a short break at Yen Duc Village – a typical Vietnamese agricultural village which is rich in culture and traditions. This is a great chance to visit the charming fields while wandering narrow alleyways in the odorous fresh air and enjoying the WATER PUPPET SHOW there.
WHAT’S TO BRING?
VISITIORS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED ON BOARD (FOR SAFETY REASON):
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