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Hanoi: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking with Cruise in Halong

1. Hanoi: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking with Cruise in Halong

Discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a cruise and a guided Kayaking tour. Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi and stop to shop for souvenirs along the way. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a cruise to the Thien Cung cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour. After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay). You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Finally, enjoy 45-minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by UNESCO. Return to the Tuan Chau pier from 16:30 to 17:00 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi from 19:00 PM to 19:30 Menu for lunch: 1: Tomato/ cucumber salad 2: Fried potato 3: Steam shrimp 4: Fried eggs roll 5: Fried squid  6: Deep fried seafood spring rolls 7: Fried chicken with mushroom 8: Steamed fish with tomato sauce 9: Fried vegetable (available upon season) 10: Steamed rice 11: Fresh fruit 12: Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long and Vietnamese Farming Tour

2. Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long and Vietnamese Farming Tour

Day 1: Hanoi-Viet Farm Home Stay After being collected at 7:30AM, your bus will drive you to Ngoc Hoa Village. En route you will pass fields of busy workers farming their rice fields using traditional methods of cultivation. Upon arrival at Ngoc Hoa Village at 10:00AM, you can enjoy a cup of tea with a local family, as well as a short rest. After your break, you will begin to bike around the country lanes to see some old traditional houses while enjoying the peaceful lifestyle of the local people. This is a great way to interact and explore the rural Vietnamese architecture and traditional culture. At midday, you will have lunch at your home stay, after which you will don some traditional farmer's clothing and begin some farming work. You will plough and rake with a buffalo on the rice field, cultivating rice while the farmer explains the farming process of the wet rice. Later on, the bus will take you to see the Khuc Thua Du Temple, where rule of the country fell when the Tang Dynasty collapsed. This is one of the oldest temples in the north of Vietnam. After this temple tour, you will have time to enjoy a sampan-boat trip around Stork Island located in the Chi Lang Nam commune. The island is located in the middle of a broad lake with tens of thousands of stork and herons residing and nesting. Here you will be able to witness 20,000 storks, more than 7,000 heron of various kinds of precious birds such as pelicans and teal residing together. At around 5:30PM you will enjoy a cooking class, after which you will dine on your hard culinary work. You can then relax in the evening, join a ”Soil Firecracker” (Phao Dat) or volunteer to teach an English class before your overnight at a home stay. Day 2: Viet Farm Home Stay – Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi You will begin your second day with breakfast at your Viet farm home stay. Afterwards, you will begin biking to see the Ngoc Hoa market. This is great way to experience a market where local people bring whatever they have planted, made or raised to sell publicly. You can then have a short rest before checking out of your home stay, after which you will board your bus for departure to Ha Long Bay. You will arrive at Ha Long Bay around noon, at which point you will board a boat on which you will have lunch whilst taking in the beauty of the bay. You will pass Dog Islet, Incense Burner Islet and Fighting Cock Islet, before stopping to explore the Heavenly Palace Grotto. This grotto is located on a remote island complete with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, as well as colored lights which transform the scene into a fairy tale palace. After this, you will then keep going to see a local fishing village, enjoy a fishing farm and go kayaking and swimming. At 4:30PM, your boat will take you to the harbor from where you will ride your bus back to Ha Noi.

Ninh Binh: 2-Day Excursion with Guide and Activities

3. Ninh Binh: 2-Day Excursion with Guide and Activities

Option 1: Day 1: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua cave Day 2: Bai Dinh – Trang An Option 2: Day 1: Hoa Lu - Trang An/Tam Coc – Mua cave Day 2: Bich Dong pagoda, Thai Vi temple – Thung Nham Bird Valley Morning: Have breakfast at Hotel/ Bungalow then be ready for the trip 08h30: Get picked up by our friendly guide then cycle to visit the Thai Vi temple and Bich Dong pagoda (the second most beautiful cave in Viet Nam) 11h30: Check out and have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, spring roll, fried rice… Vegetarian foods are always available at the lunch 13h00: Continue to Thung Nham Bird Valley. Get on a small sampan to discover Hang But (Buddhist Cave), about 500m in length, a magical view of the stalactites and stalagmites, and see a big Buddha-shaped stalactite sitting beside an underground river, as well as visit an orchard of tropical fruits in this area. The best time for the bird park in the afternoon, sit quietly on a boat and slowly paddle through Thung Chim (Thung Nham), discover the most features of this area with more than 4,000 birds of 40 species flying to inhabit every day. Your best chance to take nice photos and immerse yourself in the wild and nature. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h30: Get dropped off at hotel in Hanoi Option 3: Day 1: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc/Trang An - Mua cave Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park Cuc Phuong National Park belongs to Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh province, which is bounded by three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and, Thanh Hoa province. It is far about 100 kilometers from Hanoi to the southwest. Cuc Phuong national park is the first national park in Vietnam, established in July 1962. Cuc Phuong National Park has a population of abundant flora and fauna. 08h30: Have breakfast and be ready for Cuc Phuong National Park. 09h30: We will firstly visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre - a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats. 12h00: Have lunch in the restaurant with the local foods. Continue taking a short trek into the National Park for sightseeing and learn more about the fauna and flora in this oldest forest of Vietnam. Back to the Park Centre visit the “Cave of Early Man”. 16h00: Take the Limousine Bus back to Ha Noi 18h30: Arrive Back to Ha Noi and get dropped at the hotel

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What people are saying about Ha Long Bay

Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

Amazing tour with an amazing friendly guide who was very informative. Would definitely recommend. Stunning lunch on the boat, kayaking, cave tour and oyster farm all included.

very well organised, uy was a really nice tourguide and his english was perfect! also big thanks to driver huy for getting us there quick and save!

Was a good trip. A bit small bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, but a very pretty view when we arrived the bay.

I am happy that I did the tour, it was amazing experience. Would highly recommend.