Ha Noi - Ninh Binh - Ha Long

5 Days 4 Nights

Vietnam's Trifecta: Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Destinations: Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long
Budget: from 220$
Note: one night onboard a cruise in Ha Long bay

Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long offer a unique blend of cultural, natural, and historical attractions that will leave a lasting impression on visitors.

Ha Noi boasts a rich cultural heritage, street food, and vibrant markets.

Ninh Binh offers stunning scenery with its lush green rice paddies and towering limestone cliffs.

Ha Long Bay offers a breathtaking view of emerald waters, towering cliffs, and leafy green islands.

With a combination of history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture, this trip is an unforgettable experience that appeals to many travelers.

  • Sight Seeing 90% 90%
  • Food 50% 50%
  • Transportation 50% 50%
  • Activities 80% 80%

“Ninh Binh is a hidden gem in northern Vietnam known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Explore towering limestone cliffs, lush rice paddies, and ancient temples. Take a boat ride through Trang An, a UNESCO site, and visit Bai Dinh Temple, the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam. This destination offers a unique and tranquil escape from the city, making it a must-visit for nature and culture lovers”

Ninh Binh

Discover Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam, a hidden paradise of natural splendor and cultural richness. Marvel at towering cliffs, lush paddies, and historic temples. Sail through Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit Bai Dinh Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Vietnam.

Experience a serene escape from the city for nature and culture enthusiasts

Best Food & Drink

1. Pho (traditional Vietnamese noodle soup)

Pho: A traditional noodle soup made with rice noodles, beef or chicken broth, and various herbs and spices.

2. Bun Cha

Bun Cha, a signature dish of Ha Noi, is a flavorful combination of grilled pork, noodles, and dipping sauce, served with fresh herbs and veggies.

3. Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee)

Egg Coffee: A unique Vietnamese coffee made with egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk.

vietnamese egg coffee
hanoi the capital of vietnam

Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you are welcomed by our guide & driver then it takes about 50 minutes by vehicle to get into Hanoi city.

In the afternoon, short Tran Quoc Pagoda- the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. Pass by to Hanoi Opera House to take photos. Next is a visit to one of the most beautiful lakes of Hanoi – the Hoan Kiem Lake (Restore Sword Lake) & free shopping at Dong Xuan market, Hang Gai, Hang Dao, Hang Ngang…etc with hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils…

Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi

tam coc ninh binh vietnam tour vndiscovery

Day 2 – Ninh Binh

After breakfast, our guide comes to pick you up from your hotel. Your first stop is Hoa Lu, which used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 11th century, visit the temple of the Dinh & Le dynasty.

Option 1:

Afternoon, depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take a boat trip to visit the cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see the scenery of mountains and rivers, a Halong Bay on the land of Ninh Binh.

Option 2:

Afternoon, take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc. Tam Coc is three limestone caves stretching along the Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddy, and some temples along the way.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at a hotel in Ha Noi

ha long bay must-visit destination vietnam tour

Day 3 – Ha Long Bay

Pickup at 08:00 from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay. Enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful countryside scenery during the bus trip we arrive at the Ha Long bay sea port at around noon time.

At 12:00 noon, you board the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be signed.

Relax, sightseeing, and take photographs before lunch is served. It’s a wonderful opportunity to admire thousands of islands and islets with magnificent caves and grottoes the inside the islands, admires sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs, and listen to the legends of the Dragons and the land and seascape in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Board in Ha Long bay

ha long bay tour heritage vietnam tour

Day 4 – Ha Long bay

Early bird risers may be awarded a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful breathtaking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in the early morning. Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi martial art less on the sundeck. After breakfast, you continue to enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noon time, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board.

Lunch will be served on Cruise (or in a restaurant in land in Halong city, depending on different cruise programs). Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer to the Hanoi capital.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at a hotel in Ha Noi

hanoi, turtle tower

Day 5 – Departure

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and then transfer you back to the airport for the departure flight back to the next destination

Meals: Breakfast


Vietnamese Puppet Show

The Highlight of the Trip!

Vietnamese water puppet theater is a traditional form of Vietnamese theater that has been performed for over 1,000 years. 

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Travel Guide

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