7. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Ha Long Bay 5-Star 3-Day 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 - Ha Long Bay
06:30 - 7:00: Pick up at Ninh Binh & transfer to Halong Bay
11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. After taken to the Halong cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager
13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet.
14:30 Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. Also kayaking or bamboo boat to Luon Cave, where is beautiful view of the bay.
19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner.
After dinner enjoy with squid fishing
DAY 3: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island. Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor.
11:20: Check out the cruise
15:00: The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter