Cruising around the World Heritage Halong Bay to see thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons
Ninh Binh encapsulates so many aspects of the beautiful Vietnamese scenery in one place. It has the stunning karst peaks which rear up out of the land surrounded by flat, sprawling rice paddies and winding glassy rivers. The area itself is small, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty. Located at the tail end of the Red River Delta Region, Ninh Binh features many rivers and tributaries which stray through the land collecting in lakes and pools. The still water acts as a mirror, duplicating the incredible images of the imposing peaks and dramatic skies. Although Hanoi is merely a 3-hour drive away, it is a peaceful yet powerful place far from the noise and distraction of the cities.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Overnight on Cruises ( L, D)
7:30 am to 8:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Along the way to Halong Bay we will stop for a short break in an arts and crafts centre. Here you are able to watch local crafts being produced and grab a bite to eat
12:00 pm We will arrive at the port before being transferred to Glory Legend Cruise
Welcome drink – receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in.
Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while sailing through the bay, passing the imposing limestone formations.
You shall then board your bamboo craft piloted by indigenous locals. They will take you through a stunning cave formation into a tranquil bay where if you are lucky you can spot monkeys.
Next you are able to relax on the beach at Ti Top where you are able to swim in the warm water, get some rays or treck to the top of the outcrop for stunning panorama views.
Back to the boat and you have free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
Attend the Cooking class on sundeck. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). Sit back and relax while watching the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19:30 pm: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner
Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
23:00 pm: End of day two
Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruises 3* or similar
Day 2: Halong Bay – Ninh Binh (B, L)
6:00-7:00 am: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
7:00-8:00 am. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
8:00-9:30: Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
9:30-11:00: am Have brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relax while taking in the final views of Halong Bay
Check out before 11:30 am
12:00 pm: Depart Halong Bay for Ninh Binh
We shall drop you in home stay in Ninh Binh
Accommodation: Ninh Binh home stay 3* or similar
Day 3: Excursion to Bai Dinh – Trang An in Ninh Binh (B, L)
Having breakfast in the hotel in the morning.
08:15: Tour guide will pick up at your hotel ,Start tour Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda. Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel
13:00 Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Halong Bay on land of Ninh Binh.
16:00 Getting on the car for returning to Hanoi.
18:00-18:30: Arrive Hanoi Downtown. Check in hotel & Overnight in Hanoi.
Price : 385$
- + 1 nights at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel).
- (Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request]
- + 3 breakfast and 2 lunches
- + Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
- + Experienced Certified English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
- + All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- + Boat trip in Halong bay and in Tam Coc cave (Ninh Binh)
- + Local taxes & Service charge