6. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh Tour and Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise
Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh
8:00 AM after being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. Uncover the cultural and natural heritage of the Ninh Binh province on a guided day trip from Hanoi. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An, and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of rocky hills.
Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart toward Ninh Binh. Stop at Bai Dinh, the biggest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, to gaze at the imposing pagoda. See 500 Arhat Statues made out of blue stones, a 36-ton bronze bell, and a 100-ton Buddha statue, rising up to 10 meters.
Take a lunch break in a local restaurant, with a Vietnamese buffet of goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice, as well as vegetarian food options. Continue to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island.
Hop on a wooden boat to navigate through its quiet rivers, discover mysterious caves, and admire towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants. Finally, climb up 500 steps to the viewpoint of Mua Caves to marvel at panoramic views of Tam Coc before transfer to Ninh Binh home-stay. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 2: Ninh Binh - Bai Tu Long Bay
8:00-8:30 AM shuttle bus will pick-up at Ninh Binh home-stay
12:00 Boarding time.
13:00 Check-in your cabin.
13:15 The Cruise Manager will give a welcome speech with all the cruise information and Safety instructions.
13:30 Enjoy the Buffet Lunch with the best products of the Bay.
14:45 Visit the Vung Vieng Floating fishing village by kayak or bamboo boat
15:30-16:30 If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel free to use our sauna for no extra cost.
16:30 Relaxing time: the right moment for a massage or to take some pictures of the spectacular sunset in the bay. And happy hour
17:30 The Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine
19:00 Dinner is ready in the restaurant. Fill your senses with a selection of Western fusion food and Vietnamese traditional dishes.
21:00 Enjoy the Squid Fishing activity.
Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi
06:30 Practice one of the oldest traditions of East Asia: Tai Chi – A beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck. Tea and coffee are served.
07:00 Light breakfast is served.
07:30 Explore Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay. Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps to get up to the cave.
09:00 Check out time. Please put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk. Our staff will transfer your luggage to our lounge for you.
09:30 Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.
11:10 The boat arrives at the pier.
11:45 Bus pick up and transfer back to Hanoi
15:00 The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter