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Hanoi Gateway: Ninh Binh & Halong Bay Cruise

Hanoi, Vietnam

Tour Type: Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Heritage, Leisure
Durations 5 D | 4 N
Starting City Hanoi


"Hanoi Gateway: Ninh Binh & Halong Bay Cruise in 5 Days" invites you on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Northern Vietnam. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Hanoi, the capital city, as you explore its historic landmarks, bustling markets, and vibrant street life.

Embark on a scenic drive to Ninh Binh, often referred to as the "Halong Bay on land." Marvel at the stunning karst landscapes, limestone cliffs, and serene rice paddies. Cruise along the Tam Coc River, where emerald waters wind through lush valleys, surrounded by towering limestone formations, creating a picturesque setting.

The adventure continues with a cruise on the legendary Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drift among the iconic limestone karsts rising dramatically from the emerald waters. Enjoy the tranquility of the bay, visit floating fishing villages, and explore mystical caves adorned with stalactites and stalagmites.

Throughout this 5-day expedition, savor the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, experience the warmth of local hospitality, and create lasting memories against the backdrop of these two extraordinary destinations. Hanoi Gateway promises an enriching blend of cultural discovery, natural beauty, and relaxation, making it an ideal escape for those seeking a brief yet immersive exploration of Northern Vietnam.


We have carefully planned out each day to give you the best possible experience. From exploring historic landmarks to tasting delicious local cuisine, each day is packed with adventure and excitement. Join us as we take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

Arrive at Hanoi

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide & driver will meet you at Noi Bai Airport then transfer you by private car to your hotel in city center.

Hotel check in time: 14:00. Early check in NOT included

Afternoon, you will enjoy half day city tour of Hanoi:

Ho Chi Minh Complex -  one of the most historic tourist attractions in Vietnam. Being there, travelers can learn numerous things about Uncle Ho’s life, together with the Vietnamese liberation process under his lead. This complex includes: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside only), Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho' Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda. Temple of Literature – The first University in Vietnam

Enjoy the famous Water puppet show at local  theatre.

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Day Trip to Ninh Binh

Morning, transfer in a private coach about 100 km South of Hanoi (2.5 hour drive) to Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. Discover the first capital of Vietnam, which was founded in the 10th Century by the Dinh Dynasty as a stronghold against the Northern invaders and shortly later was inherited by the Le Dynasty. Visit the two old temples one dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang, the only king of the Dinh Dynasty and also Vietnam’s first emperor and the other to the succeeding kings of the Le Dynasty.

Afternoon, continue to visit Trang An tourist attraction has over 310 species of higher plants, many algae and fungi. In particular, there have some rare woods and amount of valuable trees using for food, medicine. In addition, there has about 30 species of mammals, 50 species of birds, dozens of species of reptiles and some rare animals such as: chamois, leopard, phoenix… take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh.

Back to Hanoi.

Sight Seeing :
Hoa Lu ancient capital (including temples of King Dinh and King Le)
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Explore The Magnificent Halong Bay (B/L/D) - Sharing Cruise

In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. Take a route most scenic to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.

Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be cancelled without notice. We will consider other replacement tour or refund based on the specific circumstances

Overnight on cruise

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Wake Up With The Dragon In The Bay (B/L) - Sharing Cruise, Bus

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Drop at hotel in Hanoi. Free at your leisure time.

Overnight in Hanoi

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Departure transfers

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.


  • 03 nights at hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • 01 night on Halong Cruise with private and meals on board
  • Private/sharing transfer during the trip
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing as mentioned into the itinerary
  • Mineral water: 1 bottle of 500ml/ tour day/pax
  • Boat ticket to visit Trang An in Ninh Binh (4 pax sharing one boat)
  • Value added tax



  • GST if not mentioned in the rates

  • TCS extra and over and above the package price

  • All personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls/fax, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.

  • Anything not mentioned under Package Inclusions.

  • Room heater will be chargeable basis on direct payment.

  • Entrance fees at all monuments and sightseeing spots unless mentioned in the itinerary of inclusions section

  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

  • Airfare if not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance if not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Costing is not based on fixed hotel and inventory and is subject to change. This would be infored to you within 48hrs of booking this package.

  • In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail/SMS. Any component such as air, confirmed hotel of transfers etc which may have been issued would incur a cancellation charge which would be charged to the customer as per actual

  • Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.

  • In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Volvo and season/off season time.

  • We do not accept any changes in plan within 15 days of travel date. However in rare cases like adverse climatic conditions or strikes, package can be postponed which will be intimated to you beforehand.

  • The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.

  • The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).

  • This is an online offer, so after booking we will confirm the price and hotel within 48 hours.



  • 30% advance to be paid at the time of booking.
  • 100% flight fare required to issue the tickets.
  • Air fair is calcualted at the time of proposal creation and is subject to change at the time of booking.
  • 100 payment is to be made for domestic packages before 10 days of departure date.
  • 100 payment is to be made for international packages before 15 days of departure date.
  • In case of cancellation standard cancellation policies will be applicable or may be changed as per the policies

If you Cancel your Holiday

  • 30 days or more before date of departure : 25% of total cost + any actual costs of cancellation such as airfare or any other prepaid services

  • 29 - 20 days before date of departure : 50% of total cost

  • 19 days or less before date of departure : 100% of total cost


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