Hanoi – Halong Bay – Tam Coc 3D/2N
Day 01: Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long bay - Overnight on Vega Cruise
-Approximately 07:30 – 07:45 our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the 3,5 hour drive through the Red River Delta to the wharf of Halong Bay.
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome aboard to cruise out to the Bay.
-Sit back on the boat restaurant or the sundeck to relax as we cruise past the hundreds of islands and islets of Bai Tu Long Bay area that is lesser traveled by tourist and well-known for its magnificent seascapes
Cruising and enjoying the first fresh lunch served by Vega’s boat staffs.
-Turn right to reach the centre of Halong Bay for a visit to its largest cave called Hang Sung Sot (Surprising cave) for more or less 40 minutes
-Paddle in our 2-person kayak through a limestone Tunnel Grotto called (Hang Luon) into a lovely lagoon. You may even see wild monkeys playing on the mountain cliffs. Paddle along and through narrow passages to visit the Man head island, Butterfly cave and Horse Neck stone.
-Spend more time in swimming from the boat or from your kayak in the emerald waters…
-Anchor in a tranquil lagoon among Bai Tu Long Bay, Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay for dinner and a peaceful night on the boat.
Inclusive services: Sharing transfer in a minivan 16 seats and en-suite room on Vega Cruise, full-time English speaking tour guide, kayak, entrance fees into Halong Bay, meals (L+ D)
Day 02: Ha long Bay – Ninh Binh - Tam Coc
-07h00 Wake up for a new day by Walking up 340 constructed terraced steps to the top of Titop Mountain to watch the sunrise over the bay. The 360 degree view is breath-taking from this peak with views of Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island National Park.
-Walk down to Titop beach, a naturally formed sand beach, for a refreshing dip in the bay.
-Afterwards enjoy breakfast on the boat while we cruise towards Lan Ha Bay, passing by the Pearl farming to listen to our tour guide explaining how the local people here raise and harvest pearls.
-Following this inner route will lead you through the most beautiful zone of Halong Bay including the Dog stone, the Fighting Cock islet, the couple islet, the 3 -tunnel grotto and the floating fishing villages and fish farms.
If time and tide permit, we will stop for a while in a peaceful place for relaxation on the boat deck
-Enjoying our last lunch on the boat en-route heading up to Halong wharf.
11h45 -12:00 pack up and disembark.
-Pick up and drive 200 km to Ninh Binh – Tam Coc.
-Check in Anna Tham hotel on arrival.
-Walking around to enjoy Tam Coc landscape, visit Bich Dong (Jade Cave) with three ancient pagodas built on mountain cliff (the Lower, Middle and Upper pagoda).
-Visit the rural villages of the local farmers.
-Dinner and enjoy a peaceful night among Tam Coc.
Inclusive services: Private car, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L + D) and Anna Tham hotel
Day 03: Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hanoi or Overnight train to Dong Hoi or Hue or Hoi An
07:30 breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 when no tourist present, we will take a sampan trip along the meandering canals (2pax in one) throughout 3 tunnel grottoes called “ Tam Coc”, enjoying the stunning landscape of mountains, canals, rice paddies and rural villages among the National Natural Reserve zone that is known to people as Halong Bay on ground.
-After the sampan trip. More highlight by from here we ride our bicycles through the farming villages to discover the Real Vietnam and rural Culture. Sometimes you can stopover to visit or take photos… on the way biking to Hoa Lu.
-Visit Mua cave, the beautiful cave is still authentic and especially from the cave you can capture a universal view of Ninh Binh landscape.
-Walk to visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam from the year of 968 to 1010. It is a worth visit to the two left old temples of the Dinh and Le king. Learn about the history of country foundation of the Great Viet after being liberated from the thousand years of Chinese domination.
-Walk up the mountain to visit the ancient tomb of the kings.
-Finally drive to Hanoi or drop you at Ninh Binh train station for the night train to Dong Hoi, Hue …
Inclusive services: Private car, private boat, bike and English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)
Exclusive: Personal things, all types of drinks and tip for tour guide