Ninh Binh & Halong Bay

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



  • Embark on a scenic sampan boat ride through tiny limestone caves to discover the new World Heritage site of Trang An.
  • Experience the peaceful countryside atmosphere of Ninh Binh as you cycle along rural paths, interact with friendly locals, and learn about their daily lives.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking karst cliffs rising from the emerald waters of Halong Bay and spend a night on a deluxe boat.
  • Indulge in a variety of delicious local dishes and savor the flavors of Vietnam throughout your journey.

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]

Embark on an exciting adventure at 7:30 a.m. where you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive through the fertile lands of the Red River Delta to reach the Trang An boat operation place in Ninh Binh.

Upon arrival, indulge in a 3-hour sampan boat ride through the river and tunnel-like caves in the "Inland Halong Bay," a stunning area known for its karst formations. After this amazing experience, savor a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, gear up for a cycling journey on the back roads through the tranquil countryside to reach Hang Mua, where you will embark on a hike to the summit. Marvel at the panoramic views of the karst formations and capture some memories with your camera. Hike downhill and continue your bike ride to Tam Coc area before checking into your hotel to rest before dinner. Spend the night in Ninh Binh and relish in the memories of the day's adventure.


Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your accommodation before checking out. At 8:00 a.m., we will set off on a scenic drive to the stunning Halong Bay, which takes approximately 3.5 hours.

Upon arrival, embark on a deluxe boat recommended by us based on your preferred style, and follow its schedule to explore the world-famous bay in the afternoon. While cruising, you can take in the breathtaking scenery of the bay and participate in some exciting activities off the boat, such as swimming or hiking to visit a limestone cave.

In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on the boat before spending the night onboard. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Halong Bay.


Have a delightful breakfast served onboard before you continue to cruise to other areas of the bay. Admire the stunning limestone towering islands of the green bay as the boat gently moves through the calm waters.

As the morning passes, enjoy more cruising before an early lunch is served onboard. On the way back to the pier, take in the picturesque scenery and cherish the last moments of your trip to Halong Bay.

At 11:45 a.m., disembark from the boat and get picked up for your journey back to Hanoi. After a scenic drive, arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi, bringing an end to your unforgettable 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.