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    Northern Highlights Tour – 5 Days

    Tour description:
    This 5 day trip allows us to explore the most stunning scenery of the  northern part of Vietnam. We will be fascinating from charming colonial  city of Hanoi to imposing landscape of kart stone mountains in Tam Coc,  Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam and Natural World Heritage Site of  Halong Bay.

    Tour Duration: 5 Days
    Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hanoi
    Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
    Commence date: Advice upon booking
    Group Size: Private Tour Only

    Day 1: Hanoi arrival
    Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay, overnight on deluxe junk
    Day 3: Halong Bay – Tam Coc (overnight in hotel)
    Day 4: Tam Coc – ancient capital of Hoa Lu – Hanoi
    Day 5: Hanoi City tour – Departure

    Special experience:
    Surprise about splendid beauty and explore lagoon of Halong bay on water and on land, profound about Vietnam history


    Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi (D)
    Upon your arrival, we will be greeted by our tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Tonight we have a chance to see the unique water puppet performance, after that we will have a welcome dinner at a restaurant serving fine Vietnamese cuisine. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 2 Hanoi – Ha Long (B, L, D)
    At 8.30 we depart for the journey passing the lust green field in the Red River Delta to the coast and the wonderful Ha Long Bay which named as the Ascending Dragon. Arriving at Halong wharf at around lunch time, we transfer to our deluxe junk, join our fantastic seafood lunch, and cruise around this tranquil bay, marvel at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We have opportunity to visit spectacular Amazing cave crammed with stalactites and stalagmites; and if the weather permits we will swim from our boat, and especially we can do kayaking to explore the hidden charm part of the bay before spending the night on the junk.

    Halong Bay Vietnam Halong Bay cave Halong Bay Kayaking

    Day 3 Ha Long Bay – Tam Coc (B, L, D)
    Another wonderful starts when the sun rises from the Horizon. We enjoy our breakfast at 07:30AM and try more kayaks or sit on the bamboo boat to visit some other tunnel caves. Our junk keeps on cruising around the Bay and catch Bai Tu Long Bay with Turtle Islets, Man head islet, Teapot Islet and Bai Tho Mountain. Enjoy the last delicious lunch on the Bay, we say good bye with the World Natural Heritage and leaving for Ninh Binh town with Hoa Lu ancient Capital and Marvelous Tam Coc. Arrival in Ninh Binh, it is around 05:00PM. We check in hotel and relax in a quite town in the Southern of Hanoi.

    Day 4 Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hanoi (B, L)
    This morning we start our trip by cycling to visit Bich Dong Pagoda. After that we cycle back to Tam Coc and take the sampan along the Ngo Dong River to explore Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba. We sail back to the Wharf and enjoy our lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Hoa Lu used to be the site of the 10th century capital of Vietnam before Hanoi took the leading role in the 11th century. Features of the area are the many beautiful, rural villages and the ancient capital of Hoa Lu with King Dinh and King Le temples dedicated to these two famous Vietnamese heroes. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Tam Coc Ninh Binh Hoa Lu Ninh Binh Tam Coc - Bich Dong

    Day 5 Hanoi – City tour – Departure (B)
    At 8.00 we start a half day city tour of Vietnam’s capital city. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, old colonial architecture, pretty lakes and ancient temples. The city tour will comprise well-known sights such as the Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature and the Lake of the Restored Sword. A cyclo tour in the old quarter will complete your trip to Hanoi. After that you will be transferred to Noi Bai airport for the on ward flight.

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance


    What’s included ?
    All accommodations based on twin share basis
    Boat cruising in Ha Long, boat row Tam Coc
    All meals indicated in the itinerary (4 Lunches, 2 Dinners, 4 Breakfast)
    A/C transfers & transport by private coaches, with a reasonable supply of drinking water
    Entrance fees to the sightseeing indicated
    Local speaking English tour guide/s (Other languages upon requests)

    Trip Price Excluded
    International airfares
    International departure tax
    Visas and visa fees
    Meals and beverage not mentioned in the itinerary
    Personal expenses such as: bar, telephone and laundry bill
    Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
    Tips and gratuities

    Hanoi: Star View Hotel Hanoi
    Halong Bay: Bai Tho Junk Cruise
    Ninh Binh: The Long Hotel

    Note: The hotel subject to change due to the availabilities. In that case we will choose the equivalent hotels

    If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better.
    Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

    One Response to “Northern Highlights Tour – 5 Days”

    1. Tan Beng Gee says:

      May I know the all-in tour price of your Northern Highlight Tour – 5 days and what kind of hotels & cruise you are providing – 4 or 5 stars accommodation?

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