Tour start and finish: Hanoi – Noi Bai airport
Type of tour: Half private tour
Hotel/cruise: 5* - twin bed room/cabin
Hotel, cruise confirmed
Hotel in Hanoi
Apricot hotel/Sketch or Canvas twin room
Cruise in Halong
Sena Cruise/deluxe cabin balcony
Day 1 (09 Sep): Arrive to Hanoi – half day city (L)
Day 2 (10 Sep): HANOI – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (B/L/D)
Day 3 (11 Sep): LAN HA BAY – HA NOI (B/L)
Day 4 (12 Sep): HOA LU- MUA CAVE- TAM COC BOAT TRIP (B/L)
Day 5 (13 Sep): HANOI FREE AND EASY (B)
Day 6 (14 Sep): Departure from Hanoi (B) – private car transfer, no guide
Up on arrival to the airport, be picked up and transfer to your hotel to leave luggage.
Visit half day Hanoi city tour to visit:
- The tour begins at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which has exhibits on President Ho Chi Minh's life. We will be able to see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (please note that it is closed on Mondays, Fridays, and from October to November), the colonial Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's stilted residence, and One Pillar Pagoda while in the site.
- After the complex, we visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. We will learn more about the city's unique history and culture by spending time in the temple.
- We may walk from the Temple of Literature to the Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to get a feel for local life.
- Around noon: We come back to your hotel and finish the tour.
Free and easy. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
08:00 – 08:30 | Pick-up by shuttle bus of cruise
For those who book transfer service, our bus will collect guests from hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter.
11:30 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor
12:00 – 12:30 | Transfer to the main boat by tender. Embark on Sena Cruise
Warmly welcome to Sena Cruise! While enjoying a welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver a cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin.
13:00 – 13:30 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
Fabulous Buffet lunch is served while Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruise starts her sail into magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. She will pass the famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:00 | Explore Lan Ha Bay
Option 1: 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 enjoy bamboo boats 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.
Option 2: Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruise reaches Three Peach area (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
17:00 | Return to Sena Cruise.
Enjoy a sunset party on LanHa Bay. It is an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.
You will also have a chance to join our Cooking class to challenge your skills in preparing very famous Vietnamese spring rolls.
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 and enjoy Spa treatment (please book in advance).
Reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at a panoramic bar or take one of our onboard activities: squid fishing, karaoke. (We open the light and prepare the squid fishing rods)
You will stay overnight on cruise.
06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
Be an early bird for a photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
07:00 | Having light breakfast
Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises continues her sail, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
08:15 | Explore Frog Pond Area
Join kayaking & swimming to explore the Frog Pond area – the famous filming location for Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018.
09:30 | Return to the boat for check-out
10:00 | Lunch time
During the time well prepared Set menu lunch is served, Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruise slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of Karst Mountains towards the Harbor.
(If you want to go to Cat Ba Island, you must let us know, we will transfer you by Sena Cruise small transfer boat to Gia Luan Port).
11:30 – 12:00 | Disembark Sena Cruise and farewell the crew and back to Hanoi by bus of cruise.
15:00 – 16:00 | Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, end of unforgettable trip.
Important notes to explore Ha Long Bay:
8h00: Our tour guide picks you up at your hotel.
9h30-9h45: Visiting Hoa Lu- ancient capital of Vietnam from 986-1010. Where you can learn more about the first feudal government of Vietnam.
10h30: Visiting Mua Cave, where you can get the impressive panoramic view of Tam Coc and Ninh Binh city when you reach the top point of Ngoa Long mountain.
12h00: Enjoy lunch with plenty of traditional foods such as: spring rolls, goat meat…etc
13h00: Discovering Tam Coc on the sampan (bamboo boat). With nearly 2 hours, tourists will have chance to mix with the local life, river, limestone mountains, fields… Passing through 3 caves: Hang Ca- first cave, Hang Hai- second cave, Hang Ba- the third cave by boat will bring to you excited feeling
15h00: Cycling: With 1 hour of cycling you will be amazed by the beauty of countryside in the North of Vietnam. Our tour guide will introduce to you the architecture of the traditional house and the life of local family.
16h00: After discovering the amazing beauty of NinhBinh by walking, hiking, cycling, tourists can relax by drinking local tea, fresh fruits while the Sun is setting. Then we get transfer back to Hanoi. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
Free and easy today. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
Free and easy until our driver picks up and transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to your home. End of services.
Airport pick up and drop off by private car
A/C car/shuttle bus transfer during the tour as mentioned
English speaking tour guide
Meals as mentioned in the program: B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner (without beverage)
Entrance fees & sightseeing fees
Accommodation with daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Package tour to Halong bay/Bai Tu Long/Lan Ha bay 2 days one night – sharing cruise, guide an bus
Kayaking in Halong bay/Lan Ha/Bai Tu Long
Vietnam Evisa – one month single entry
Tip for tour guide and driver USD3-USD5/pax/day
Early check in at hotel (Before 14.00) and late check-out hotel (after 12.00)
Visa fee, bank transfer fee (for payment)
Surcharge on peak season: Christmas, New Year, Vietnam public holidays
Others not clearly mentioned in the inclusion