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Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh and Lan Ha Bay Cruise with Homestay

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Explore Ninh Binh's ancient capital of Hoa Lu, the scenic area of Tam Coc, and Mua Cave on a multi-day cruise from Hanoi. Spend 1 night at a homestay and experience local culture.


  • Pass through the capital of Hoa Lu and visit the ancient Dinh King temple
  • Enjoy a refreshing sampan boat trip on Tam Coc river and admire the landscape
  • Climb 500 steps to the top of the Mua mountain to see spectacular views
  • Enjoy the onboard hospitality and facilities on the boat and go night fishing
  • Go kayaking through the Karst Mountains and swimming


Day 1: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave. 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 home-stay 19:00: Dinner at home-stay and relaxing. Day 3: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay - kayaking 6:30AM-7:00AM Bus will pick-up from Ninh Binh home-stay and transfer to Halong Bay 11:50AM Once having arrived at the harbor, you will check in for your cruise on the Ha Long, which will begin with a welcome drink and cruise briefing. Enjoy lunch while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Explore the Eo Ech area where you can do some kayaking around limestone islets or some swimming in the sea. Enjoy a picturesque sunset on the sundeck for watching the sunset. Enjoy Happy Hour on board with some cakes and fruit. Watch a cooking demonstration, and have the chef help you prepare Vietnamese spring rolls. Enjoy a seafood set menu onboard. Then make your way to the bar with a large selection of cocktails. Or choose to take part in some onboard activities: squid fishing, or simply relax in your cabin for the night. Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a light breakfast before setting off exploring. Visit the beautiful Dark Cave and Bright Cave on a local bamboo boat or by kayaking to the caves. If you prefer, visit the Ba Trai Dao beaches and enjoy a relaxing day kayaking or swimming. Arrive at the picturesque lagoon, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Upon return to the boat, tuck into a buffet brunch. Return to shore, and be transferred back to Hanoi. 11:20 Check out cruise 11:45: The bus will pick-up and transfer back to Hanoi 15:00: The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter and drop off at Hotel in Hanoi OId Quarter


Hotel pickup and drop off Transfer by Limousine bus Round-trip Limousine transfer Air-conditioned vehicle Cycling at Hoa Lu English-speaking tour guide for Halong bay–Hoa Lu -Tam Coc - Mua Cave Entrance fees Boat trip at the Mua Caves WiFi onboard the Halong Cruise Accommodation home-stay 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 Swimming, squid fishing All activities

Important Information

  • Itineraries are subject to change due to bad weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. If canceled due to these reasons, a full refund will be offered If the cruise is overbooked, you will be offered other cruises of the same class quality or upgraded to a higher class

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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