Northern Vietnam at a Glance

Discover the capital city of Hanoi. Get away from the hustle and bustle in the tranquil islands of Ha Long Bay. Have an insight to traditional Vietnamese lifestyle through a trip to Ninh Binh province and enjoy a boat trip through ranges of toweing limestone mountains and grottoes in a very diverse ecosystem.


Hanoi | Halong Bay | Hoa Lu | Trang An | Hanoi

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Day 01

Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi!

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: None

Upon arriving in Hanoi, our driver will personally meet you at the airport for the transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.
Day 02

Hanoi City Tour

Discover Hanoi capital in a glance

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Meet your tour guide at your hotel and visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda and the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first University.
Lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue your tour in the Museum of Ethnology, the best in the country, with a display of 54 Vietnames ethnic minorities. Back to the center of Hanoi, cross the Huc Bridge to reach Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny island of Hoan Kiem Lake.
A 45 minute Cyclo Tour will take you through the bustling 36 streets of the Old Quarter.
Watch a traditional water puppet show at Thang Long theatre before going back to your hotel.
Day 03

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Departing for the UNESCO Site of Halong Bay

Accommodation: Halong bay cruise

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Head to Halong Bay through the scenic countryside. The world heritage site Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town, embark on a Chinese junk style for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay.

A seafood lunch will be served while cruising through the bay.

The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches. Explore the Surprising Sung Sot cave which still reserves much of the amazing original stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 04

Halong Bay – Hanoi

Continue to enjoy the cruise and return to Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Wake up with the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. The quiet is almost eerie: you can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against the boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze.
Explore Luon cave before cruising back to the port.

Enjoy a brunch buffet on board.

Midday, arrival at the harbor and transfer to your hotel back in Hanoi.
Day 05

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Trang An – Hanoi

Travel to Trang An grottoes and Hoa Lư ancient capital

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

In the morning, Asia Top Travel tour expert picks you up at your hotel to travel to Hoa Lu. Along the way, make some stop-over for photos and refreshment while enjoying rural stunning scenery. Arrive in Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam (968 – 1009) under Dinh and Le dynasties. Visit Dinh temple, Le temples and surroundings.

Have a lunch of local food at a restaurant.

Take an amazing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet and fresh air of the highlands, listen the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water, surrounded by magnificent forested mountains.

Leave Trang An and drive back to Hanoi.
Day 06

Hanoi Departure

Say goodbye to Hanoi!

Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is served at your hotel. You are transferred to Noi Bai Airport for your return flight.


To discover more about the country, add this short tour to another one in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An or in Northern Vietnam).


For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Accommodation 
  • Entrance fees 
  • Meals as indicated
  • English speaking tour expert 
  • Transportation by private car as tour indicated 
  • Sharing boat trip on Halong bay
Trip Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Bangking service charge
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Others services not mentioned

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