All about the tour

Overview
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Brief Itinerary
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Tour Detailed
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Inclusion & Exclusion
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Accommodation

01 - Overview

Destination: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Lan Ha Bay

 

A combination of must-see destinations of Northern: the ancient capital in the 10th century with its various nature and impressive Lan Ha Bay which is less crowded than her sister UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay. Don’t want to miss a thing, though the littlest? Trust us, we take you to every smallest corner!

 

DURING THE TOUR, YOU WILL ENJOY:

  • The old and historic temples and wonderful landscapes in Ninh Binh
  • The enchanting Lan Ha Bay with its numerous caves and islets

 

OUR UNIQUE OFFERS 

  • Excellent English-speaking guide.
  • High-quality travel consultant, guides, driver, and 24/7 availability.
  • Safe and satisfied travel.
  • 286 annual inspection trips.

02 - Brief Itinerary

DayDestinationGuide & DriverMeals

Day 1

Hanoi – Ninh Binh

Guide and driver

None

Day 2

Ninh Binh – Lan Ha Bay

Guide and driver

B, L, D

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Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi

Guide and driver

B, L

03 - Tour Detailed

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Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh

After breakfast at your hotel, we transfer to Ninh Binh, across the rice fields and northern countryside’s typical peaceful scenery of Vietnam.

On arrival, we will take a bicycle ride and get lost on winding roads passing lotus ponds, temples, and cottages. We will stop to visit Bich Dong pagoda, which is hidden among the trees on a lush hillside. After that, we will go to Hang Mua, which means Dancing Cave because King Tran used to come here to enjoy dancing and singing shows performed in this cave. We will arrive at Hang Mua, where we will challenge ourselves to conquer the 500 stone steps to get to the top of Mua Mount. You can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the Tam Coc countryside and the Ngo Dong River.

 

In the afternoon, you will board a rowing boat in Tam Coc (three grottoes) for peaceful navigation along the Ngo Dong River, cruising among limestone mountains, between rice fields, and through three beautiful limestone caves. We will then transfer to Hoa Lu, the former feudal capital of Vietnam at the end of the 10th century. You will visit two ancient temples dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh and admire the unique architecture from ancient times.

Overnight at a hotel in Ninh Binh.

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Ride a bike in Ninh Binh VietnamRide a bike in Ninh Binh
Bich Dong Pagoda VietnamBich Dong Pagoda
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Day 2: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Lan Ha Bay

After a refreshing breakfast, we will depart for Lan Ha Bay – Ha Long Bay’s lesser-known little cousin. After a three-hour drive, you will arrive at Cat Ba, the largest island in the Gulf of Tonkin, and head to Ben Beo pier. We will board a traditional boat for a cruise on the magical Lan Ha Bay. You will observe floating villages and marine farming while being served a delicious lunch on board. Around 1:30 p.m., the boat will anchor in front of the pristine beach of Van Boi where you will have free time to swim in the water or sunbathe on the ship’s deck. Later in the afternoon, we will head to Hang Ca or Dau Be cave for a kayaking excursion, another great way to experience the bay. At the end of the day the boat will drop anchor for the night in the middle of the bay. Dinner will be served and you will stay overnight on board. (comfortable cabinet)

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Lan Ha Bay presents nature's full palette VietnamLan Ha Bay presents nature's full palette
Cat Ba island VietnamCat Ba island
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Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi

Today, we will wake up early to be rewarded with an exquisite view of the bay during sunrise. A fresh breakfast will be served on board at around 7:30 am. The boat will continue to sail in Lan Ha Bay, cruising through the most beautiful peaks and rocks. At around 8:45 am, we will arrive at Viet Hai village, a small rural fishing village. We will cycle through the village and explore its gorgeous landscapes. We will then get back to the boat to freshen up and spend free time in your cabins, while the boat cruises back to Ben Got. A delicious lunch/brunch will be served around 11 am. Then, we disembark and drive back to Hanoi.

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04 - Inclusion & Exclusion

Inclusion
inclusionPrice calculated for a group of 6 people.
inclusionAccommodation in the room category indicated in the tour program or similar (subject to availability).
inclusionEntrance fees for the sites.
inclusionLan Ha Bay cruise 2 days 1 night.
inclusionEnglish speaking guide mentioned during the trip except free time.
inclusionPrivate car with air conditioner for all transfers except free moments mentioned: no driver or free time.
inclusionTwo portable bottles of water per person per day.
inclusion24/7 customer service with maximum attention and availability.
inclusionAll logistical services necessary for the organization of the tour program.
Exclusion
exclusionIntercontinental flights from/to your country
exclusionVisa fee (in case you need it)
exclusionMeans of transport not mentioned in the tour programme.
exclusionMeals not mentioned in the tour programme.
exclusionTips for services: local guides, crew members, drivers, porters, ...
exclusionDrinks, telephone, linen, or any personal expenses not mentioned in the " inclusion" section.
exclusionInternational bank transfer commission
City / Province3 Star (Superior)LinkNbr of Nights

Ninh Binh

Clos du fil – Standard

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1

Lan Ha Bay

Peony Cruise – Deluxe balcony

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1

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