Hanoi - Ba Be - Halong Bay | Authentic Experience - 06 Days

Hanoi - Ba Be - Halong Bay | Authentic Experience
  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Hanoi - Ba Be - Bai Tu Long bay
  • Duration: 06 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic, Mountain & Minority, Nature & Discover
  • Tour schedule: Daily departure
  • Language of Guide: English, Français, Español

Good choice for an authentic experience of mountain landscapes and minority cultures. Also visit the wonderful World Heritage site - Halong Bay. This unique itinerary offers you great chance to get in touch with the true values and culture in the destinations you visit.

  • Charming Hanoi capital
  • Boating, biking, kayaking and cave exploring
  • Interact with the minority cultures.
  • Homestay experience.
  • Stunning landscapes: Ba Be Lake, Ba Be National park, World Heritage site Halong Bay
  • Overnight cruise
  • Less touristic tour itinerary
  • Bring trekking shoes, insect sprays and swimming suits.
  • Shuttle bus for Halong trip picks up/drops off at a hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Hanoi35km - 0.75hWed, Jul 15, 2020
    Welcome to Hanoi, walking tour in the Old Quarter

    Landing at the Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed by professional tour guide and driver at the pickup lobby. Enjoy 45-minute driving to the city center (Hanoi Old Quarter) with city's briefing information about the most visited spots, culture, traffic and cuisine....Arrive in your hotel, check in and have a rest. 

    Continue the day with a walking tour. Start with a small pagoda named Ba Da quietly located in a small alley - only few steps from the Hanoi Great Cathedral, built by French colonialism since the 19th century. Your tour guide also takes you to typical streets of Hanoi such as Lan Ong Street selling traditional medicine, Lo Ren Street where metal items are produced ... Stop to visit the Dong Xuan central market - the largest in Hanoi. Continue walking to the famous area for night activities and street food - Ta Hien street, where you can see the vibrant streets with a lot of the amazing local foods and drinks. Trying to taste some for an unforgettable experience.

    End at your hotel.

    Note: If your flight arrival late or you are jet leg after long flight, the walking tour will be moved to the city tour day.
    English speaking guide
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,HanoiThu, Jul 16, 2020
    Exploring the center of culture & education Van Mieu, outstanding museum of ethnology, visiting French Quarter and discovering Old town

    9:00 AM: Get Pick up by tour guide to the Temple of Literature which was built under the Ly dynasty in 11th century for worshipping Confucius and teaching Royal children. Enjoy a walk in the garden to the city’s symbol Khue Van Cac. You will then visit the World Heritage "stone steles” which shows the name of outstanding students. Continue to explore the Quoc Tu Giam which is considered as the first national university of Vietnam.

    Next stop at the Ethnology Museum (closed every Monday) which offers a deep insight into Vietnamese culture through traditional costumes, tools, musical instruments and traditional houses of many ethnic groups. To fully explore this interesting museum, it takes you around two hours. 

    In the afternoon you visit the French Quarter – it is a “little Paris” in Hanoi with tree-lined boulevards, government head offices and a big square. Visit (outside) Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum before having a leisurely walk in the botanical gardens to visit the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live and work. Towards the unique One – pillar pagoda which is one of the city’s symbols. It takes us from 1 to 2 hours to explore this complex, depending on the number of traveler.

    Come back to city center and have a rest before enjoying the water puppet shows that is the unique performances, first appeared in the 11th century. In these shows, the daily life, culture and belief of Vietnamese people are described by puppets on water. The show usually integrates a traditional music performance as well.

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Water puppet
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Hanoi - Ba Be230km - 5hFri, Jul 17, 2020
    Cycling in Ba Be National Park, visiting Hua Ma cave, overnight at Tay homestay

    8:00 AM: Tour guide and driver will escort you on journey to the Ba Be national park via Thai Nguyen. Drive through countryside with rural villages, stop as your command to have nice pictures. On the way, make a visit to Tay community, interact with villagers to lean about their culture.

    Continue to Ba Be, where you will be surprised by the magnificent nature where the mountains gently meet the valleys of rice terraces. Stop to film or take photos whenever possible. Upon arrival in Ba Be, check in at your accommodation at Pac Ngoi Village and go cycling through several villages of Tayethnic groups, continue along the river and part of national park to Hua Ma cave (5km from the village). This is an attractive place with amazing formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Go back to the village in late afternoon. 

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Bike: Ba Be
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Ba Be Homestay (Sharing homestay)
    Ba Be lake, Pac Ngoi village, Ba Be district, Bac Kan , Vietnam
  • Day 4,Ba Be - Hanoi230km - 5hSat, Jul 18, 2020
    Relaxing boat trip to explore Puong Cave, Dau Dang waterfall

    In the morning, take a walk from the village to the pier to enjoy a boat trip on the lake (It is possible to swim in the lake). Stop to discover the Fairy Pond in the middle of the primitive forest. After the lake, move to Nang river. Walk along the river bank and be immersed in the beauty of wild and reach Dau Dangwaterfall.

    Keep continue our boat trip in the opposite direction along the Nang River to Puong Cave home to thousands of bats inside the cave. The boat will go through the cave toward to Buoc Lom pier. Meet our driver for a transfer to Hanoi.

    Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Check in at your hotel and enjoy some free time after the mountain getaway.

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Boat: Ba Be
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 5,Hanoi - Bai Tu Long bay160km - 3hSun, Jul 19, 2020
    Transfer to Bai Tu Long bay, exploring Cap La island, leisurely kayaking and swimming

    8:00 AM: Pick up at your hotel (in the Hanoi Old Quarter). Enjoy three hour drive from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay. Your journey will pass the series of villages and rice fields in the Red River Delta. Have a stop for drink and restroom. Continue your driving, arrive at the harbor around noon, get warmly welcomed at cruise reception.

    12:45: Warmest welcome drinks from our staffs. Listen to a brief of safety on board then check in your cabin

    13:30: Enjoying delicious Vietnamese dishes for lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay. 

    15:00: Leave the cruise to discover Cap La Island- the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing

    17:30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time (enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “Happy Hour” – “buy two get one free” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage. In addition, cooking class is also organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself. 

    19:00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.

    20:30: Free time for relaxing on the sundeck, listening to music, you may also try your luck with squid fishing

    If you want to join in karaoke activity, please inform our tour guide to be supported

    Overnight on board on Bai Tu Long bay

    Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Hon Gai
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: B, L, D
    Entrance fees
    Kayak: Halong
    Leisure: Beach swimming,Squid fishing
    Cooking class: Halong (on board)
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Boutique Swan Cruise - 2D1N(Deluxe Room)
    3 Dang Thai Than street, Hoan Kien district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 6,Bai Tu Long bay - Hanoi160km - 3hMon, Jul 20, 2020
    Exploring Thien Canh Son cave, stunning sailing route, getting back Hanoi, departure

    06:30: Freshen up your new day with doing Tai Chi 

    07:00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional foodTea and coffee is available

    08:00: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Your guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature

    09:30: Back to your boat by tender then finish packing.   

    Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

    10:30: Join in and show your creativity in fruit carving activity

    11:00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

    12:00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier

    Welcome by driver at the harbor then enjoy travel back to Hanoi. Have a rest at the middle of the way. Drop off at your hotel (in the Hanoi Old Quarter).

    Private driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby (Hanoi Old Quarter) for about 45 minutes to Noi Bai airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Morning Tai Chi
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Cruise: Boutique Swan Cruise - 2D1N
  • Boat: Ba Be
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Hon Gai
  • Meal: B: 05, L: 02, D: 02
  • Bike: Ba Be
  • Kayak: Halong
  • Leisure: Water puppet, Beach swimming, Squid fishing, Morning Tai Chi
  • Cooking class: Halong (on board)
  • 01 bottle of water per pax per day
  • Service charges and Taxes
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program

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  • Adult in sharing Twin/double room $ 337
  • Adult in single room $ 463

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