HANOI STOPOVER

4 DAY(S) City Breaks

Hanoi - Halong - Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Capture the northern spirit through the trips to the attractive along Halong Bay world heritage site and to the ancient relics of peaceful Ninh Binh. With the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the Northern Vietnam, this 4 day 3 night tour designed for all tourists to explore the main sites of Vietnams’ capital and relax on a cruise in Ha Long Bay. It's time for you to get the memorable time with the scenic landscape, the peaceful countryside as well as the rich culture, long history and variety customs of this region. The tour covers all the must-sees of Hanoi, before traveling to Halong Bay to enjoy a cruise on magnificent Halong Bay – Vietnam’s premier tourist destination.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Hanoi city tour through its best landmarks and historical-cultural sites
  • Visit Halong Bay renowned for its thousands of limestone and dolomite island and islets
  • Visit Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to the Kings
  • Cycle through the tranquil villages to enjoy the daily life of people in Ninh Binh

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 – Day 2
    Arriving in Hanoi & visiting the most highlight sightseeing places of Hanoi and cruising in Halong bay
  • Day 3 – Day 4
    Visitng Tam Coc caves from rowing boat, biking from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu thru rural paths and fields and departure

 

Inclusion

  • 03 nights accommodation with twins share
  • Meals mentioned in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner).
  • Air-conditioned transfers.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Boat trip as mentioned in program
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottles of drinking water every day

Exclusion

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional tours.

Welcome to Hanoi!

The tourguide of THREELAND TRAVEL will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport. It takes you 35 minutes to drive to the centre of Hanoi. Let’s start our city tour from Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Visit the Complex of Ho Chi Minh located by this square. Have a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts, his fish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda before strolling around the Old Quarter of Hanoi by pedicabs. Check-in hotel. Lunch at your own arrangement for flexibility. Afternoon continue to visit the city with stops at Ngoc Son Temple, the Sword Lake, which is considered the centre and the soul of the city. Visit the Temple of Literature, the very first High School of Vietnam, and Fine Arts Museum. Evening enjoy a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

Please note! The Mausoleum closed on Monday and Friday. All museums closed on Monday. Alternatives will be recommended accordingly.

Early departure for Halong Bay, a World Heritage with thousands of limestone and dolomite island and islets. Stop on the way to visit Hai Duong “Green bean cake town”, or the Ceramic town at Dong Trieu. Upon arrival in Halong, take a boat to cruise the bay to visit its breathtaking seascape created by rocky islands and emerald serene water, with stopovers to discover grottoes inside islands and swim. A Lunch of fresh seafood will be arranged onboard. Late afternoon back to Hanoi and if your time is not limited, have a break at the Hong Ngoc Charity Centre where children present their plenty pretty products of stone and embroidery. Overnights in Hanoi. Dinner at your own arrangement for flexibility.

A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10thcentury. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name "Halong-bay-on-land". After lunch, we will cycle from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu thru tranquil villages to enjoy the daily life of people in Ninh Binh until reaching the shady temples with many dedicated wood relieves of King Dinh and King Le, which have been built on the foundation of their former palace. Late afternoon our car will pick up us at Hoa Lu to be back to Hanoi to overnight. Dinner at your own arrangement for flexibility.

It is your own time today. At leisure for relaxation or shopping until your guide come and transfer you to the Noi Bai airport for your onward flight.

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  • Memorable family trip Jimmy

Memorable family trip

The tour was wonderful. We visited some amazing places in Hanoi, Ninh Binh and Halong bay with the help of our superb tour leader Doanh. The experience of biking around the tranquil Ninh Binh was unforgettable for my family, especially our kids. They seemed very excited as seeing the grand rice fields, buffalo, duck, etc. in real life. After the trip, we thought of coming back to Vietnam and visit the South - the Mekong Delta attracts us also

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  • Good Poh

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Everything was excellent! Thank you!

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  • Perfect Richard

Perfect

Initially, we were wary of booking a tour with an agency we didn't know. However, Linda and her team exceeded our expectations. Throughout the planning phase, they were very supportive and responsive with accurate and helpful information. They helped us to have a thrilling trip in just 4 days in Vietnam. With their expertise, we chose the north of Vietnam to visit because of good time, good weather for our scheduled departure (late October). Everything run seamlessly, the tour was balanced, and we had lovely moments in Vietnam. I thoroughly recommend fellow travels to trust the Threeland team to organise your travel plans.

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  • A trustworthy travel agency Amanda J

A trustworthy travel agency

From visa, accommodation, day tours, airport pickup, car transfer to Halong Bay cruise, all are well-arranged by Threeland. Most importantly, they were contactable at every step of our trip. Thanks again Max for making our journey to beautiful Vietnam a fond memory to keep forever. 

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  • Friendly people, exceptional cusine Martin Frei

Friendly people, exceptional cusine

The tour itinerary is well-balanced with most of the highlights in northern Vietnam. However, I recommend the fellow travel to have 1 night on Halong Bay cruise instead of just a day tour from Hanoi to Halong bay. 
Vietnamese people are friendly and hospitable, especially the locals in the rural area. When biking to explore Ninh Binh countryside, children here always waved at me, smiled and said "Hello" to me when I passed by. Nice place to unwind and feel the serenity. 
All the hotels were very good, and the food was exceptional. It's quite easy to find a restaurant with western food in Hanoi city, but 4 days in Vietnam, I fully tasted all of the Vietnamese foods: Pho, bun cha, banh my, spring rolls, and hundreds of street foods I bumped into. I love the balanced flavors of sweet, sour, salty, fresh in Vietnamese cuisines.  

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