5 Days Northern Vietnam Discovery Tour


5 Days - 4 Nights

Group Size


Min Age




Travel Style

Family,Nature & Culture

Best Time To Go

From October to March


  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast and based on twin or triple sharing (01pax staying in Single Room)
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat fee in Ninh Binh
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Boat trip in Ha Long bay (4 hours). For Group 1- 9 pax: Sharing boat and Lunch at local restaurant. For Group 10 pax up: Private boat and lunch on cruise
  • Mineral water is available as complementary


  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Visa stamping fee at the airport (25US$ for single visa to Vietnam, paid by cash at the airport)
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve: TBA

Tour Plan


Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel, approximately 40 minutes away.

Hanoi, also known as the “River-bound City,” is Vietnam’s capital with a history dating back to 1010. The city's allure lies in its unique cultural relics, ancient streets adorned with antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and romantic lakes, making it one of Asia's most charming cities.

In the late afternoon, explore Hoan Kiem Lake, the centerpiece of Hanoi, known for being home to a rare endangered giant turtle species. Its name, “Returned Sword,” stems from a legend where a sacred sword was lent to an ancient Vietnamese King by a holy turtle from the lake and later returned to the turtle. Enjoy shopping or a leisurely stroll in the Old Quarter, known for its 36 ancient streets

Meals: No Meal  

Accommodation: A hotel used in Hanoi


In the morning, commence a city tour, starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, featuring key aspects of the nation’s founder. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, preserving the founder’s body (closed on Monday, Friday, and through October - November). Visit the colonial Presidential Palace, originally the French Governor Office, showcasing exquisite French architecture, and the rustic Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, where he lived and worked. Pause at the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, an 11th-century structure dedicated to Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion, resembling a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Proceed to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages, and outstanding Vietnamese scholars.

In the afternoon, transfer to Halong Bay, approximately 160 km or a 3.5-hour drive away. Take a brief rest stop en route before arriving in Ha Long City. Check in at the hotel and enjoy leisure time.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: A hotel used in Ha Long


For Group 1-9 Pax: Sharing Boat and Lunch at Local Restaurant

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel between 6-7 AM, followed by a transfer to the dock for boarding a shared boat to explore the legendary Ha Long Bay. "Ha Long" translates to Descending Dragon in Vietnamese, with a legend attributing the bay's formation to a holy dragon. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The boat will make stops at Dau Go Island for visits to Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace) and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stakes). Dau Go Cave, dating back to the 13th century, served as a depot for pointed wooden stakes used by the Vietnamese military commander Tran Hung Dao in famous battles of Bach Dang. After exploring, return to the dock, disembark, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, travel back to Hanoi. In the afternoon, drive back to Hanoi and indulge in some shopping in the Old Quarter. The evening is at leisure.

For Group 10 Pax Up: Private Boat and Lunch on Cruise

Commence the day with breakfast at the hotel between 6-7 AM, followed by a transfer to the dock for boarding a private cruise boat to explore Ha Long Bay. Like the shared boat option, Ha Long Bay is renowned as one of the world's wonders and heritage sites, with a formation dating back 500 million years. Visit Dau Go Island to explore Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace) and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stakes). Dau Go Cave, dating back to the 13th century, served as a depot for pointed wooden stakes used by the Vietnamese military commander Tran Hung Dao in famous battles of Bach Dang. While cruising, savor a fresh seafood lunch served on board. After exploration, return to the dock, disembark, and travel back to Hanoi. The afternoon includes a drive back to Hanoi and shopping in the Old Quarter, with the evening left for leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Local Food) 

Accommodation: A hotel used in Hanoi


Option 1: Full-Day Tam Coc & Bich Dong

In the morning, embark on a journey to Ninh Binh province, situated 110 km south of Hanoi. Tam Coc - Bich Dong, a renowned tourist destination, unfolds along the Hoang Long River. Vast limestone cliffs emerge from the rice paddies, creating a landscape reminiscent of Halong Bay. A river excursion through the three caves of Tam Coc is particularly enchanting for avid photographers, especially during the ripening rice season. Adjacent to Tam Coc is Hoa Lu, the remnants of Vietnam's ancient capital from the 10th century. The site features temples venerating two key figures, Dinh King and Le King, founders of Hoa Lu as a citadel.

Option 2: Full-Day Trang An

In the morning, depart from your hotel heading to Ninh Binh province, located 98 kilometers south of Hanoi. Explore the Bai Dinh Buddhist complex, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, comprising an original ancient pagoda and a series of newly constructed pagodas in Gia Vien District. This expansive complex boasts a multitude of statues and diverse architectural marvels.

Proceed to the Trang An Eco-tourism Complex, where a boat excursion will guide you through a picturesque landscape featuring mountains, fields, and rivers. Traverse a series of caves, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, and Nau Ruou. Often referred to as the "inland Ha Long," Trang An showcases a strikingly similar terrain of rugged rocky mountains rising from lush wetlands, forming a magnificent maze. In the afternoon, return to Hanoi and overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: A hotel used in Hanoi


Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

$ 186
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