12 days 09 nights
North of Vietnam, cruise, family.
In the North, you will discover the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, Ninh Binh also knows as the terrestrial Halong Bay and the wonderful Halong Bay.
What will you do during your trip?
This trip is dedicated to the discovery of a part of Northern Vietnam where you will visit villages and cultural sites. But, above all, you will be surprised by the breathtaking landscapes of this area. You will also have the opportunity to taste local delicacies.
For you, we have chosen nice hotels downtown as well as a typical wooden junk for your cruise on the Halong Bay. You will experience the rickshaw, the junk on Halong Bay, the bus, the bicycle through the countryside, and the walks in villages.
We provide a national tour guide skilled in group management.
Sightseeing around Ba Dinh square. The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum from outside, the one pillar Pagoda. Walking through the old district of Hanoi, The Opera, The Ly Thai To Park, Hoan Kiem lake. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Rickshaw tour around the old quarter. Visit temple of Literature. Dinner at a restaurant in a beautiful colonial house in the old quarter of the city heart. Night at the hotel .
Departure for Ninh Binh, passing on a portion of the legendary track of Ho Chi Minh. Along the way, various landscapes with many typical villages. On the way, visit of the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu: the temples of the Dinh and Le Kings. Lunch of regional delicacies in a local restaurant.
Followed by a boat trip along Ngo Dong River. Cruising for a visit 3 fabulous caves. You will be lucky to visit the countryside by bicycle. You will explore quiet and beautiful landscape with trees on the roadsides, ducks swimming in rivers, buffalo in rice fields … Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
Departure towards Ha Long and its world famous bay. Boarding the junk to start your cruise. Seafood lunch while the junk sails between islands and islets.
Explore the Cave Thien Canh Son. Relaxation on the sandy beach of the island Hon Co. Back to the junk. Relaxing time to contemplate the sunset on the top deck. Introduction to Vietnamese cuisine. Seafood dinner on board. If you wish you can try yourself at squid fishing directly from the rear of the junk. Night on board.
The sunrise is the best time to photograph Halong Bay and also for taking part in a Tai Chi course on the deck in a natural environment of the bay. Discover the fishermen floating villages.
Brunch on board while sailing back to the pier throughout the magnificent karstic stones. Landing manoeuvres of the junk. Way back to Hanoi, with a stop along the way in Dong Trieu village known for its ceramics. Dinner in a local restaurant.