Enjoy a lovely 4-Day Hanoi Tour with Halong Bay Cruise that combines a 2 night Hanoi tour with an overnight Halong Bay cruise. For first-time tourists to north Vietnam, a cruise around Halong Bay is a must-do activity.
This excursion is perfect for those who wish to spend time in Hanoi before or after their cruise. The package includes airport transfers, two nights in Hanoi, and a walking and cyclo tour of the city. Admire natural beauties such as Surprising Cave, Fight Cocks Island, and Incense Burner Island on an overnight cruise through Halong Bay, and participate in optional activities such as kayaking.
- His House on-stilts
- Temple of Literature
- Ha Long Bay
- Vung Vieng fishing village
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI – HALF-DAY CITY WALKING & CYCLO TOUR FOR SMALL GROUP (LIGHT LUNCH/DINNER)
Our driver will meet you at Noi Bai airport and transport you 35 minutes to the heart of Hanoi, where you will check into your hotel. Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in the Old Quarter and take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the city’s most scenic sites and a focal point for public life, where you will see Ngoc Son temple and The Huc bridge.
Then we’ll visit the Hanoi Opera House, which was built between 1901 and 1911 by the French colonial authorities. Following that, we will pass through the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel – on our way to the Water Puppet Show. A Southeast Asian Grand Dame that welcomes visitors to marvel at her colonial grandeur and ageless charm. This iconic building, just feet from the Opera House in Hano’s French Quarter, invites travelers into close contact with the splendor of another period.
The final activity will be a stage art established by Vietnamese peasants a century ago, featuring approximately 20 stories about Vietnamese traditions and daily life. Finally, we’ll take a stroll around the alleyways of the old neighborhood and sample some classic Vietnamese cuisine: beef noodles. Please keep in mind that the standard check-in time is 14:00.
Day 2: HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD (B/L/D) –
At 8 a.m., depart Hanoi and travel east for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and 2006. The route will travel through the Red River delta, which is covered in verdant paddy fields and rural settlements where hardworking farmers are plowing buffaloes or planting seedlings.
When we arrive at Halong, we’ll board a large boat for a tour across the bay, where we’ll see the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, which was formed by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes.
We can explore the Surprising Grotto after a meal of fresh seafood onboard, stop for swimming or kayaking (at your own expense), pass by floating communities, and approach islets to admire their beauty up close. Evenings can be spent participating in activities on the yacht or relaxing at your leisure. On the boat for the night.
Day 3: HALONG – HANOI
After breakfast, take a boat ride to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with emerald water and an incredibly calm setting. Back to Halong Wharf, traveling through the most heavily populated area, which has many islands with names like Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense Burner Rock, and Sea Dog Rock. Around 11 a.m., arrive at Halong Wharf. Around 4 p.m., return to Hanoi. You are free to do as you like. In Hanoi, spend the night.
Day 4: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI (B)
You have till your transfer to the airport for your departure flight to be free. Service is now complete!