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From Hanoi: 3-Day Trip to Ninh Binh with Ha Long bay Cruise

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Travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh for a bamboo boat ride and a bike tour on this 3-day trip with meals and accommodation. Explore Ha Long Bay on a 5-star cruise that includes activities like Tai Chi.

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  • Feast your eyes on the towering limestone karst formations at Tam Coc, Mua Caves
  • Visit Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Mua Cave and hikking Mua Caves Mountain
  • A luxury cruise service of the highest safety standard discovery Halong & Lan Ha
  • Private Balcony Cabin, Kayaking, Swimming, Cooking Class, Squid fishing
  • Enjoy with Vietnamese foods, western foods and also many vegetarian options


Day 1 - Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave & Bungalow 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty 11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with many local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice…Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour bamboo boat. You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, river, water, cloud, sky, and a stunning cave system during the boat trip. All make a masterpiece that the Vietnamese people called “Ha Long Bay on land” 14h30: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. 15h30: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here 16h30: Transfer to Ninh Binh Bungalow 19:00 Dinner at Ninh Binh Bungalow Day 2: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 6:30-7:00 AM Limousine bus will pickup from Ninh Binh Bungalow and transfer to Halong Bay 11:30 AM Head to Tuan Chau marina to board your cruise and enjoy a welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew and join a briefing about your upcoming cruise and hear some safety instructions. Enjoy lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor and outdoor dining areas. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave, depending on the weather. As the sun sinks into the horizon, gather on the sundeck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea, coffee, and a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard Jacuzzi pool. Learn how to make the famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls at the cooking demonstration before enjoying dinner. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, go squid fishing, or get a massage by request (massage service is not included in the price). Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Start your day with a 6:30 A.M. Tai Chi session on the sundeck to help focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets. Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip of the caves. After exploring the caves either on your own in a kaya, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina. 11:40 AM Limousine bus pickup and transfer back to Hanoi. 15:00 PM The end trip at Hanoi and drop off at Hotel


Hotel pickup and drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter Transfer by Limousine bus from Ninh Binh - Halong -Hanoi Round-trip Shuttle bus from Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave Air-conditioned vehicle Cycling around village English-speaking tour guide for Halong bay–Ninh Binh Entrance fees Boat trip at the Tam Coc WiFi onboard the Halong Cruise Accommodation Bungalow Ninh Binh Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay 5-star cruise Junior Private balcony cabin with bathtub/shower Insurance on board Welcome drink on the cruise (soft drink, tea, or coffee) Kayaking in Halong All Meals (Ninh Binh - Halong) Included Swimming at Lan Ha Bay Tai Chi Class on Cruise Cooking Class on Cruise Night squid fishing at Lan Ha Bay All activities

Important Information

  • Itineraries are subject to change due to bad weather, tide levels, and operating conditions Meals on board are of Vietnamese-Western fusion (with special requests on food to be informed before departure) Times of activities may vary slightly

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