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Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

1. Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

On this 3-day excursion, discover the incredible landscape and sights of the Ninh Binh province and enjoy an overnight stay in an eco-lodge. Then, ride your shuttle bus to Tuan Chau Island and take a luxury boat for a tour around Ha Long bay and spend the night on board. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery on your limousine bus as you make your way to Ninh Binh. Savor the tranquility of the lodge’s amazing location - surrounded by mountains and rivers..  Visit the ancient city of Hoa Lu or climb to the Hang Mua viewpoint, for a breathtaking panorama over the limestone mountains and rice fields of Valley. Enjoy a boat ride to explore Trang An's natural heritage. Check in to the Trang An Ecolodge and head off by bike or on foot to see the local sights, or relax by the pool or in the peaceful gardens.  Rise bright and early and enjoy a delicious breakfast before leaving for Tuan Chau Island with your shuttle bus. After arriving at the dock, take a small boat to reach your luxury cruise ship, where you will be welcomed aboard with a drink and a refreshing cold towel.  After check-in, enjoy lunch in the onboard restaurant as the boat sails up the winding canals on its way to Ha Long Bay. Then, hop into a canoe or a bamboo boat to explore the dazzling white limestone karsts, emerald green waters, and dark mystery of the Dark and Light Caves. Back on deck, unwind, and admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin from the pool or at the bar. Then, choose from a range of activities: join a traditional cooking class, get a massage, or work out in the high deck gym with panoramic views. After dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relax with romantic music, or sip refreshing drinks at the bar. You can also try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply relax in your room. Wake up to an early breakfast before stopping off at a charming local fishing village. After returning to the boat, finish your trip with a hearty brunch while the ship sails back to the harbor. Wave goodbye to the boat from the port and ride in back to Hanoi at the end of the afternoon.

Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

2. Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

Experience the beauty of Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay on a multi-stop 3-day trip from Hanoi. Ride a traditional bamboo boat, kayak to scenic caves, join a Vietnamese cooking class, and go squid fishing. Most meals, entry fees, and overnight accommodation are also included. Day 1: After morning pickup in a spacious and climate-controlled bus, relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to the ancient capital of the Lê dynasty at Hoa Lu.  Get free time to climb to the Hang Mua Viewpoint to capture pictures before sitting down for lunch. Later, experience traditional travel with a bamboo boat ride. Explore one of the pristine karst caves in Tam Coc before checking in to the ecolodge. Swim in the lodge pool, try more local food, or rent a bike to explore the village during your stay (costs not included). Day 2: Hop on the shuttle bus in the morning and transfer from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay (no guide during the transfer). Pause for a 15-minute rest stop at the Hai Duong Province and arrive at the cruise ship in the early afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink once you board the boat. Sample fresh, local seafood for lunch while cruising through Ha Long Bay. Admire views of Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock Islet, and the Stone Dog rock formation. Soak up some sun onboard or go kayaking to marvel at sights like the Limestone Mountains, the Luon Grotto, and Titop Island. Join a sunset party onboard the ship and pick up some new skills with a Vietnamese cooking class. As day turns to night, indulge in a set-menu dinner of Vietnamese food. Afterward, join a squid fishing outing with the crew. Get hands-on while cooking fresh squid with the cruise chef. Continue the fun onboard with activities like card games or sing your heart out during karaoke. Sleep overnight in a cozy cabin. Day 3:  Wake early and admire the sunrise over the bay from the sundeck. Take in the morning views of Halong Bay with a cup of tea or coffee and a hearty breakfast. Transfer by boat to Surprise Cave, the biggest cave in Halong Bay. Dig into a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier before being transfered back to your accommodation in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

3. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

4. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus will pick you up at your accommodation for the 4-hour transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the Halong Wharf, you will have time to stretch your legs and take some photos. You will then board your cruise boat for a welcoming drink and cruise briefing, before enjoying lunch whilst cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. It will then be time to transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave to visit the cave which boasts many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to the tender and return to the boat to relax, sunbathe, or to enjoy a cool drink on the sundeck. You may also like to spend half an hour kayaking to discover first-hand some of Bai Tu Long Bay's landscape. Following all these activities there will be the opportunity to join the fun with an onboard cooking class. After you've worked up an appetite, you will enjoy a Vietnamese-style set dinner which will be served on board. To end the evening you may like to spend some time chatting in the bar or enjoy some night fishing, before you stay overnight on the boat at a peaceful anchorage. After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise on the third day, you will visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Here you will not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but will also be surrounded by the limestone mountains as you are transported by a small bamboo boat for an hour. Following that, you will return to the cruise for some relaxation and lunch. The boat will then return to the Halong Wharf for disembarkation and your return to Hanoi by bus, where your trip eventually ends.

Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise on a 4-Star Boat

5. Ha Long: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise on a 4-Star Boat

Option 1: Bai Tu Long Bay Day 1: Explore Bai Tu Long Bay,Thien Canh Son, Cap La, and Tra San 8 AM: Pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12:30 PM: Boat cruises on Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing. 1:30 PM: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay 3:30 PM: Transfer to Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes. Return to the cruise; join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water, or join a cooking class with the cruise's chef. 7 PM: Vietnamese-style set dinner 9 PM: Make new friends at the bar, or try some night fishing Day 2: Explore Bai Tu Long Bay and Vung Vieng Floating Village 7:30 AM: Enjoy breakfast with the sunrise 8 AM: Visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of nature on the village, surrounded by rocky mountains. See the small bamboo boats and the ancient village, then return to cruise. 10 AM: Pack suitcases and prepare for the end of the tour. Enjoy lunch, then say goodbye to the crew. Option 2: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay Some time cruise overbooked, we will offer free upgrade other cruise same class or higher class in Ha Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay then operator will send details Lan Ha Bay itinerary to you.

From Hanoi:2-Day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise with Meals, Kayaking

6. From Hanoi:2-Day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise with Meals, Kayaking

DAY 1: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY - CAP LA AND TRA SAN (L, D) 07h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 13h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 15h30: Drop anchor at Cong Do for an hour Kayak to exploring Cap La and Tra San then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join cooking class on boat. playing chess, taking.Relax and spend a romantic night on cruise.photos… 19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner is served on board. 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Stay overnight on boat. DAY 2: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY AND VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE ( B.L) 07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy sunrise on the bay. 09h00: Visit Vung Vieng floating village by small bamboo boat for an hour or Kayak in to the village then return to cruise for your leisure or join Sunbathing, playing chess, taking. Relax and spend a romantic night on cruise.photos…when our cruise continues to take you from 10h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay 10h30: Have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier 11h30: Disembark at Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew. 12h00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi. 14h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break. 16h00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 3-Day 5-Star Cruise with Meals

7. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 3-Day 5-Star Cruise with Meals

DAY 1 Receptionist welcome guests at the Hạ Long International Harbour. Captain welcomes guests to cruises by tender. Check in cruise, whilst enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing and check in cabin. Leaving Halong International harbour, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch with special foods while cruising through famous sights by limestone karchs. Cruises stops at Bồ Nâu cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to Suprise cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Leaving Suprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island was named by Uncle Ho, after Gherman Stepanovich Titov - the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962 Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island. On the top of the mountain, you can see corner of magical Halong Bay. Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck. Go to the overnight place - Titop HAPPY HOUR. Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration. Have set menu dinner, after dinner enjoy with squid fishing and relaxing DAY 2 06:00 Morning call (if you request). Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes. Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room). Enjoin your trip on our Cruise! Transfer to dayboat to discover others new destinations of Halong bay. Visit Tung Sau areas and used kayaking free. Traditional Vietnamese cuisine will be served in lunch. Visit Me Cung cave Back to the Cruise. You can choose relaxing at the outdoor and sunbath on sundeck or experiences a spa treatment…. HAPPY HOUR - Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration. Have set menu dinner. Evening activities include, film entertainment (in the dining room); squid fishing; massage (contact with cruise manager for service price) DAY 3 Morning call (if you request). Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luồn cave. Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room). Visit Luồn cave by kayak - .one of the cave open to the form beautiful about endemic the vegetation of the Halong Bay. Visit Luồn cave by a traditionally woven (bamboo) boat rowed by a local boatman. Then come back to Athena cruise, relax and check out of cabin. Please put your luggage outside the door. Our porters will collect and get them ready on the Pier for you. Finally, the cruise disembarks in Hạ Long International harbour. Check out cabin. Enjoy brunch buffet menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if you have). Transfer by tender back to the Hạ Long port and disembarkation. Then shuttle bus will transfer back to Hanoi and the end trip in Hanoi around 15:00-15:30PM at Hanoi hotel.

Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise With Kayaking

8. Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise With Kayaking

DAY 1: 08:30: Tour guide and Shuttle Bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor. Welcome to Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, meet the captain, crew to get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Complete check-in procedure. Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong – Lan Ha Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. Continue cruising through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet and Gia Luan Habour where belonged to Cat Ba area. Discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. You will do Kayaking under tour guide’s instructions in so many beautiful spots, then Swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. Come back to Cruise and participate in our Sunset party. Take photos and relax. Time for dinner enjoying special seafood and Vietnamese typical food on the cruise. Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, squid fishing, relaxing with massage service and overnight on the cruise. DAY 2 Have breakfast. Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Tourists visit the famous Frog Pond. Here you can freely kayak and explore the landscape, or swim. Back to your cabin, take relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. Check-out from the private cabin and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay for room service. Complete check-out procedure and enjoy your last lunch at cruise. Cruise back Tuan Chau Harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise. Return to Hanoi. 15:00 – 15:30: Arrive in Hanoi

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Kayaks, Lunch, & Transfer

9. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Kayaks, Lunch, & Transfer

Explore the highlights of Ha Long Bay on a scenic cruise from Hanoi. Leave the bustling city streets behind for the day and head out into nature with your local guide. Walk through natural caves, see towering cliffs rising above the water, discover vast beaches, and eat a delicious lunch on board. Get picked up in Hanoi bright and early and drive over to Ha Long City. Board your boat at Ha Long wharf, with enough time to snap some pictures of your striking surroundings. Receive a short briefing, then navigate through calm waters while sipping on a refreshing welcome drink. Marvel at the stone mountains jutting out around you, the stunning green-watered bays surrounding you, and the white-sand beaches tucked away in them. Enjoy your lunch on board before reaching Sung Sot Cave. Step into its underground world to contemplate the massive stalactites and stalagmites. Head back to your boat for some time to relax in the sun or in the shade. Grab a paddle and head out to explore Luon Cave by kayak. Embark on a short hike or simply sit back on the beach. Begin your journey back to the main pier as the sunset's bright orange hues cover the sky. On the way back, tuck into some wine, cakes, fruits, and tasty snacks. Board your shuttle to drive back to your drop-off location in Hanoi.

Bai Tu Long Bay 2-day Cruise Cave, Kayaking, Fishing Village

10. Bai Tu Long Bay 2-day Cruise Cave, Kayaking, Fishing Village

DAY 1: HA NOI- BAI TU LONG BAY-KAYAKING-VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE 8:00-8:30 AM shuttle bus will pick-up all around Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel (upon request) 11:30 Ready at Athena check-in lounge 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. 17:00-18.30 Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 drink 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 2: BAI TU LONG BAY-THIEN CANH SON CAVE- HA NOI 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. Bill settlement at the reception desk. 09:30 Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck. 10:45 The boat arrives at the pier.

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Great communication from the start. My partner and I had special travel arrangements that the tour company was very accommodating about. At no point was I unsure about the plan for pickups and drop-offs. The itinerary for the day was well-planned and the crew made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. Special shoutout to our guide, Ken, for being such a wonderful host. He was very informative and very funny

Fantastic Tour and Guide. Asia Fun Adventures is a great travel agency. Easy to connect, quick response, very flexible and helpful. My experience Fantastic. Thank you.

All was executed except a transfer from village to the pier)) but it didn’t spoil our whole experience

Amazing views and events. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Wonderful tour. The guide was excellent and we love it!