Northern Classic Tour


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Travel and explore the ancient Hanoi city, admire the beauty of nature in UNESCO heritage site of Trang An and World 7 Wonders of Ha Long bay. The tour offers classic routine that brings great opportunity to see all the best of Vietnam 5 days. Make your holiday preparation easier by joining in the tour and let our local travel expert guide you on a wonderful journey.

   Day 1: Hanoi arrival

   Day 2: Hanoi - Trang An Eco-complex - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

   Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long - Overnight on Cruise

   Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave - Hanoi

   Day 5: Hanoi Departure


Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, our driver (no guide escort) will welcome you and transfer to hotel in the center of Old Quarter. Free at leisure on the rest of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Trang An - Hoa Lu (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

After your breakfast at hotel, you will transfer by private car to Ninh Binh province on a 2.5 hour ride. Arrive at Ninh Binh, you will visit Hoa Lu the ancient capital of Vietnam. You will walk to visit this beautiful temple, which dedicated to a Vietnamese heroic king, Dinh Tien Hoang, who reigned the ancient Vietnam in the 10 century. Strolling around and learn the typical architecture of Vietnamese religious buildings and a bit about Vietnamese history after thousands years.  Enjoy your Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant. 
In the afternoon, you will visit Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex which is a complex of beautiful landscapes called as an 'outdoor geological museum' with numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and the historic relic. Trang An proudly was recognized as UNESCO site early 2014 for its natural beauty and historical value. In Trang An, you will take 02 hour ride on little sampan rowing by locals. The ride on sampan on the river will be simple peaceful atmosphere mixed with stunning karst mountain landscape. The ride will also go through 9 tunnel caves through mountains and stop by variety temples dedicated to local heroes. After the tour in Trang An, you will transfer by car to Hanoi city. Dinner at your own. Overnight in Hanoi city.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long - Overnight on Cruise (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Around 08.00 to 08.30 Am, our tour bus and guide will come to your hotel and pick you up for Ha Long tour. (Notice that our bus can only pick up from hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter, contact our team for detail info). After 4 hours ride you will arrive Hon Gai harbor. We will go on board with welcome drink and welcome briefing from Cruise Manager. Enjoy Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and into Ha Long Bay. Start to discover the floating Vung Vieng fishing village while sitting on rowing boats with local people. Arrive at Ban Chan Beach, you will spend your time for swimming, sunbathing or enjoy kayaking around the area.

In the afternoon, relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. Around 07.30, Enjoy romantic dinning experience on top deck with BBQ dinner and Vietnamese cuisines (If weather permit and group is over 15 people). After dinner, it is free time to joining movies in the restaurant, board’s game or squid fishing. Overnight on Garden Bay cruise in Ha Long Bay.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

If you are a morning person then today you can rise early for our morning tai chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and admire the tranquil atmosphere of Ha Long Bay in early morning. Light breakfast will be served in restaurant. Around 08.00, you will transfer to Island nearby, climb up small steps to explore the Thien Canh Son Cave. This is one of the biggest cave and most impressive of Ha long Bay with rich history and geology value but still very wild and untouched by human. After 1-hour cave tour, we are back to the boat for check out, put your luggage out to corridor and settle your bill at restaurant. Lunch will be served in restaurant while the boat is cruising back to harbor. We will transfer back to Hanoi and arrive hanoi around 04.30 PM. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Free at leisure till our driver pick you up at your hotel. You will transfer from Hanoi center to Noi Bai international airport for your departure flight leaving Vietnam. End of services. 

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  • Transfer with comfortable A/C vehicle
  • Airport pick up/drop off by comfortable private car - No guide escort
  • 3 nights accommodation in Hanoi with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation on Ha Long Bay Cruise
  • English speaking guide in tour
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Transfer Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi by comfortable minivan tour bus
  • Water and Tissues in car
  • 4 breakfast, 3 lunch and 1 dinner as mentioned in itinerary
  • Boat trip & Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
  • Cooking class & Tai Chi Section in Ha Long Bay cruise tour


  • International & Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa on arrival & stamp fees
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Services not mentioned in itinerary


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