Ninh Binh & Halong Bay

NB04 | 3 Days | Private Tour | All Year Around | Can be tailored to suite your requirements



  • Discover the new World Heritage, Trang An Scenic Landscape with sampan boat-ride through tiny limestone caves​
  • Enjoy the peaceful countryside atmosphere in Ninh Binh while pedaling your bike along rural paths.
  • Learn the daily life of local rustics you meet along the tour
  • Admire the amazing scenery of karst cliffs on green surface of Halong Bay and experience a night on a deluxe boat.​
  • Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.​

day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh ( Trang An Boat Ride & Bicycling)

Day 2: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay ( Stay overnight on boat)

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi


DAY 1: HANOI - NINH BINH (trang an & hang mua) [L/ D]

7:30 a.m. Get picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and take 2,5 hour drive through the fertile land of the Red River Delta, you will arrive at Trang An boat operation place in Ninh Binh.
On arrival, take 3 - hour sampan boat ride on a small river and through many tunnel-like caves. (This area is considered as “Inland Halong Bay” featured with karst formations.)
A Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, hop on a bicycle and riding on back roads through the countryside to Hang Mua for a hike to the summit for a panorama view over the karst formations. After taking photographs from the view-point, hike downhill and go on your bike ride to Tam Coc area to end the cycling. Check in your hotel and rest before dinner. Overnight in Ninh Binh.


Check out of your hotel and have breakfast at the accommodation.
7:00 a.m. Set off and make your way to Halong Bay. The drive takes almost 4 hours.
Around noon, embark on a deluxe boat (we will recommend suitable cruises of your style for you to select from), and follow the boat's schedule to explore this famous world heritage's bay in the afternoon.
Beside enjoying the breath-taking scenery of the bay while cruising, there would be some interesting activities off the boat today such as swimming or hiking to visit a limestone cave.
Dinner and overnight on boat.


Breakfast on board
More cruising to other part of the bay and do some kayaking to discover a hidden lagoon through a tunnel-like cave.
Early lunch is served on the way cruising back to the pier.
11:45 a.m. Disembarkation and get picked up for the afternoon returning to Hanoi.
Arrive at your own accommodation in Hanoi to finish the tour

**Notes: The hotel in Hanoi is excluded, please let your travel consultant know if you would like to have it arranged and added to this package.

Tour Inclusions

  • Private A/c transportation with all entrance per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide 
  • Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in shared twin/ double during the tour
  • Sightseeing tickets & permit
  • Packaged cruise in Halong Bay
  • Bicycles and sampan boat-ride in Ninh Binh
  • Bottled water on the vehicle

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance 
  • Drinks and other meals 
  • Hotel in Hanoi (Optional)
  • Visas and airport transfers  (Optional)
  • Any flight tickets 
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above. 

Inquire a free quote for this tour

This is a sample itinerary that has been enjoyed by many of our past travelers to the region. It can be custom-made to meet your expectation. The prices very much depend on your group size and type of accommodation. Please send us a quote request and we will get back to you with the detail.

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