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Essence North Vietnam 4 Day Group Tour

 Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi
 Code: VNG41

Overview

With more than 2000 excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, Incredible Asia Journeys is pleased to introduce this 4-day tour. North Vietnam 4 Day is the best 4-day package tour in Vietnam Group Tours which will cover "the musts" in Northern Vietnam Tours. Included Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip, widely known as "Halong Bay on Land" where you will enjoy the lush countryside through a scenic sampan boat trip before setting off towards the "real" Halong Bay Day Tour. While there, you will cruise on a relaxing boat to see in eyes the breath-taking and ravishing beauty of one of New Seven Natural Wonders Of The World.

North Vietnam 4 Day Highlights

  •   Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital and the two temples: King Dinh and King Le.
  •   Explore caves from a sampan boat ride.
  •   Enjoy the Halong Bay Day Tour Cruise among the limestone karst formations of Halong Bay.
  •   Explore the emerald waters in Dark & Bright Caves area by kayak or bamboo boat rowed by locals. 

North Vietnam 4 Day Summary

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 Activities: Meet your driver at Hanoi International Airport & be transferred to the city center.

Upon your arrival at Hanoi International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your driver & transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. Free time for the rest of the day. You will have time for discovering by yourselves the attractions of Hanoi City. The street food tour in Hanoi can be a good option for you. Stay overnight in Hanoi.  

 Meals: 

Hanoi City

 Activities: Participate in the group tour for full day to Ninh Binh to explore Hoa Lu – the ancient capital & take the boat trip in Tam Coc.

Have breakfast in your hotel before enjoying one of the best day trips from Hanoi to Hoa Lu Tam Coc.

Start the day with 8.00am – 8.30am pickup in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, followed by a 2-hour drive through the lush countryside to Ninh Binh. 

Upon arrival, you will visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital of Vietnam, and the remaining two temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. You will learn more about the history of Vietnam dating back a thousand years, and why this area was chosen for the capital of Vietnam. Then, you will proceed to Tam Coc (16km from Hoa Lu) where you will have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will an interesting experience with a sampan boat in Tam Coc, famous as “Halong Bay on land”. The 2-hour boat ride offers you endless photo opportunities. Your boat will go through the Tam Coc caves and you will be so excited of how the rower can control the boat in an easy way by hands or feet. When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling for approximately 45 minutes along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus for the return to Hanoi City Center around 18.00. The full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.  Have dinner on your ơn and have free time for exploring the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. 

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tam Coc boat trip

 Activities: Discover Halong Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore Dark and Bright Caves & kayak or row bamboo boats in emerald water.

07.30 – 08.00: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and we will transfer to Got Harbor in Hai Phong city.

10.00 – 10.30: Embark the Escape Sails Day Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink from our staffs. You will have a short briefing with the crew about itinerary and safety instruction and your Halong Bay luxury cruise begins.

12.00: You will have lunch in the dining room while cruising and observe the beautiful landscape of Halong surrounded by many limestone walls and islets through the window.

14.30: The Escape Sails Cruise takes you to visit Dark and Bright Caves. Here you will have 2 options:

- Jump on a sampan boat rowed by locals to see the silent lagoon encircled with limestone walls, showing us why Halong Bay became one of the natural wonders of the world

- Do kayaking through the small tunnel of Bright Cave and enjoy the fresh air here

15.30: Return to your boat and spend the rest of one day trip in Halong with our cooking class and fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck. Afterward, relax yourself with an afternoon tea break.

17.30 – 17.45: We set sail back to the harbor during the time for sunset. We check out of Escape Sails Cruise and head back to Hanoi on a luxury bus.

19.45 – 20.00: Arrive in Hanoi. Your Lan Ha Bay full day trip with Escape Sails ends here.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Halong Bay

 Activities: Transfer to the airport for your flight home or to the next destinations.

Have free time for the last minute shopping in Hanoi, then transfer to Hanoi airport for your onward flight.  

In your free time, you may do shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter or discover the most attractive destinations of Hanoi by yourself.
End of your Essence North Vietnam 4 Day Group Tour with Incredible Asia Journeys - best tour operator in Vietnam.

 Meals:  Breakfast

Hang Be Market in Hanoi Old Quarter

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi Arrival ( N/A)

 Activities: Meet your driver at Hanoi International Airport & be transferred to the city center.

Upon your arrival at Hanoi International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your driver & transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. Free time for the rest of the day. You will have time for discovering by yourselves the attractions of Hanoi City. The street food tour in Hanoi can be a good option for you. Stay overnight in Hanoi.  

 Meals: 

Hanoi City
Day 2

Hanoi- Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi (B, L)

 Activities: Participate in the group tour for full day to Ninh Binh to explore Hoa Lu – the ancient capital & take the boat trip in Tam Coc.

Have breakfast in your hotel before enjoying one of the best day trips from Hanoi to Hoa Lu Tam Coc.

Start the day with 8.00am – 8.30am pickup in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, followed by a 2-hour drive through the lush countryside to Ninh Binh. 

Upon arrival, you will visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital of Vietnam, and the remaining two temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. You will learn more about the history of Vietnam dating back a thousand years, and why this area was chosen for the capital of Vietnam. Then, you will proceed to Tam Coc (16km from Hoa Lu) where you will have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will an interesting experience with a sampan boat in Tam Coc, famous as “Halong Bay on land”. The 2-hour boat ride offers you endless photo opportunities. Your boat will go through the Tam Coc caves and you will be so excited of how the rower can control the boat in an easy way by hands or feet. When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling for approximately 45 minutes along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus for the return to Hanoi City Center around 18.00. The full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.  Have dinner on your ơn and have free time for exploring the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. 

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tam Coc boat trip
Day 3

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

 Activities: Discover Halong Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore Dark and Bright Caves & kayak or row bamboo boats in emerald water.

07.30 – 08.00: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and we will transfer to Got Harbor in Hai Phong city.

10.00 – 10.30: Embark the Escape Sails Day Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink from our staffs. You will have a short briefing with the crew about itinerary and safety instruction and your Halong Bay luxury cruise begins.

12.00: You will have lunch in the dining room while cruising and observe the beautiful landscape of Halong surrounded by many limestone walls and islets through the window.

14.30: The Escape Sails Cruise takes you to visit Dark and Bright Caves. Here you will have 2 options:

- Jump on a sampan boat rowed by locals to see the silent lagoon encircled with limestone walls, showing us why Halong Bay became one of the natural wonders of the world

- Do kayaking through the small tunnel of Bright Cave and enjoy the fresh air here

15.30: Return to your boat and spend the rest of one day trip in Halong with our cooking class and fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck. Afterward, relax yourself with an afternoon tea break.

17.30 – 17.45: We set sail back to the harbor during the time for sunset. We check out of Escape Sails Cruise and head back to Hanoi on a luxury bus.

19.45 – 20.00: Arrive in Hanoi. Your Lan Ha Bay full day trip with Escape Sails ends here.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Halong Bay
Day 4

Hanoi – Departure (B)

 Activities: Transfer to the airport for your flight home or to the next destinations.

Have free time for the last minute shopping in Hanoi, then transfer to Hanoi airport for your onward flight.  

In your free time, you may do shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter or discover the most attractive destinations of Hanoi by yourself.
End of your Essence North Vietnam 4 Day Group Tour with Incredible Asia Journeys - best tour operator in Vietnam.

 Meals:  Breakfast

Hang Be Market in Hanoi Old Quarter

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter
  •   Accommodations (Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Airport pick-up/drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC( Private car for airport transfer)
  •   Shuttle bus on tour 
  •   Halong Bay Boat trip
  •   Tam Coc Boat trip
  •   Kayaking on Halong Bay 
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water (02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as mentioned  itinerary 

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your International flights from & Vietnam 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned  in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses & other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Tips for guide and driver

Accommodation

Destinations 3 Star Class 4 Star Class 5 Star Class
Hanoi La Suite Hotel & Spa MK Premier Boutique Apricot Hotel

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