Type of tour: Private tour except Halong bay cruise
Hotel standard: 5* hotel
Tour start and finish at: Hanoi – Noi Bai airport
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival – Half day city tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Driver to Halong (B/L/D)
Day 3 : Lan Ha bay – Ninh Binh (Brunch)
Day 4 : Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh – Trang An (B)
Day 5 : Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Hanoi (B)
Day 6 : Hanoi free and easy (B)
4pax free and easy, 2pax departure (B).
Day 7 : Departure from Hanoi at 19.30/VJ1923 – 4pax (B)
B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner
Early morning, arrive to Noi Bai airport, be picked up and transfer to your hotel. Free and easy.
Policy early check in and late check out of Hotel De L'Opera hotel:
Earl check in before 10:00 am with Bf full charge
From 10:00 without BF half charge
Late check out before 18:00 half charge
From 18:00 full charge
Rate for one night here is 160$/one deluxe room
Afternoon: Visit Hanoi city tour to visit: Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple.
Walking to visit Hanoi Old Quarter (cyclo, electric car is optional and paid by customers)
At last, we will enjoy water puppet show. Tour ends at your hotel.
O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
8.30AM: Be picked up and transfer directly to Halong around 3,5 hours drive.
Have short break and breakfast on the way.
11:45 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbour (No. 26 Tuan Chau International Marina – Terminal 2)
12:00 – 12:30 | Transfer to main boat by tender. Embark on Sena Cruises
Warmly welcome to Sena Cruises! While enjoying welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check-in your cabin.
13:00 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
Fabulous lunch is served while Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises starts her sail into magnificent Ha Long Bay – an extension of HaLong Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. She will pass famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:00 | Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long Bay
Option 1: Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruises reaches Ao Ech Area (or Three Peach Areas if the weather permits). It is time to discover Lan Ha Bay yourselves with your travel buddy sharing kayak. While kayaking, you will have a brief look at the geology of the Karts Mountains that form a beautiful surrounding.
Option 2: We will visit the Dark and Bright cave – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoying bamboo boat or swimming – which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the Limestone Mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities.
17:00 | Tea ceremony
Back to SENA Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises and relax on cruise. Enjoy our “Happy Hour Deal” in all bars on cruise.
Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight
19:00 | Savor deluxe dinner
After the incredible dinner, take your leisure time to chat at the bar, watch the movie in the restaurant, enjoy Spa treatment.
After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or take one of our onboard activities: squid fishing (We open the light and preparing the squid fishing rods).
You will stay overnight on cruise.
06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
Be an early bird for photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
07:00 | Have light breakfast
Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
08:15 | Explore Tra Bau floating village
Join the kayaking experience to explore the Tra Bau area – the famous filming location for Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018. You can visit the fish raft and interact with local fishermen to explore daily life and traditional fishing methods.
09:30 | Back to the boat for check-out
10:00 | Brunch time
During the time well prepared lunch is served, Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the Harbour.
11:30 – 12:00 | Disembark Sena Cruises and farewell the crew and transfer to Ninh Binh to by van. O/N at hotel in Ninh Binh.
In the morning: Visit Trang An
From Vedana Reosrt to Trang An, it took us just 45 minutes (35km) by car. We took a boat ride and did sightseeing there.
Leave for the Trang An Grottoes one of the most pristine natural landscape in Ninh Binh. Recognized as a World Heritage Site since 2013, Trang An is considered an ecotourism site appealing lots of foreign tourists coming here every year.
You will spend about 2.5-3 hours exploring in a small bamboo boat trip rowed by a local people at Trang An natural heritage site. Visit many limestone water cave along Sao Khe river, and temples along the way.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi (Dack) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long…
This boat ride will be the highlight of your Bai Dinh Trang An Tour.
In the afternoon: Visit Bai Dinh pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a complex of many Buddhist architectural structures and Southeast Asia’s largest complex which holds many records.
Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.
This pagoda complexes stunningly boast a array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all.
So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:
500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)
2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones
Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
With sacred atmospheres and intriguing Buddhism story which presented by our insider guide, you cannot fail to enchant.
The visit ends with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains.
With its location, Bai Dinh Pagoda offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Don’t forget to bring your camera and ready to take some gorgeous photos.
Return to your hotel after 30 minutes driving. O/N at hotel in Ninh Binh.
Have breakfast at hotel and check out.
After 45 minutes driving from hotel, we arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
Return to Hanoi. O/N at hotel Hanoi.
4pax: Free and easy. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
02pax: Departure – be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Free and easy.
12.00: Check out hotel and leave luggage at your hotel.
15.30: ready at the lobby of hotel to be picked up and trànered to the airport for your departure flight. End of services here.
Hotel in use:
|Hotel De L’Opera hotel/deluxe double room
|Sena Cruise/executive cabin
|Vedana Resort/ Villa 4 bedroom ( 2DBL + 2 twin room)
A/C transportation as per the itinerary
English speaking guide.
Accommodation with daily breakfast (check in time: 14.00, check out time is 12.00)
Meals as clearly mentioned in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch; D: dinner – set menu) without beverage.
Water puppet ticket in Hanoi
Boat cruise as per the itinerary in Trang An
Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
Package tour to Halong/Bai Tu Long 2 days one night – sharing cruise, boat Government tax and service charge
Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
Tips for tour guide and driver: From $3-$5/pax/day
Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
Other services not clearly described in the program
Early check in (beofre14.00) and late check-out (after 12.00) at hotel
Visa fee, bank transfer fee (for payment)