Itinerary Details

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Day 1 - Welcome to Vietnam!

Today you will fly to Hanoi. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.


Travel kits in Vietnam:

UME will provide our special care to you on your arrival day in Vietnam. Our travel kits include SIM card (Unlimited data access with 6Gb of high speed + 30 minutes international call), and daily bottle of mineral water! 

Accommodation: Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel

Day 2 - Stroll around Hanoi & Water Puppet show

In the morning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on StiltsOne Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo prison and Temple of Literature (the first university in Hanoi). After lunch, you will visit Museum of Ethnology and take a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter about 1 hour. Then pay a visit to Hoan Kiem LakeNgoc Son Temple. The tour comes to an end by enjoying a Water Puppet Show to learn more about Vietnamese traditional culture. 

Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts
Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts
The Jade Mountain Temple ( Ngoc Son Temple)
The Jade Mountain Temple ( Ngoc Son Temple)
Hanoi Temple of Literature
Hanoi Temple of Literature
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Water Puppets
Water Puppets
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hanoi Rickshaw Ride
Hanoi Rickshaw Ride
Accommodation: Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel

Day 3 - Transfer to Ninh Binh

Morning check out from Hotel. We will pick you up at your hotel and depart to Ninh Binh province.You will arrive at Mua Cave, the most beautiful place to view in Ninh Binh, which is considered as “miniature Great Wall” of Vietnam, hiking to the peak of Mua cave, you will see whole Tam Coc landscape and Ninh Binh city.


You will have lunch at our local restaurant to try special delicious local Ninh Binh cuisine and then take a rest for 20 minutes before join the boat trip in Tam Coc to see natural and amazing scenery of this landscape with 3 magical grottos: Hang Ca (First Grotto), Hang Hai (Second Grotto), Hang Ba (Third Grotto). Especially rowing boat through Ngo Dong river to see rice field is a awesome experience.You can feel the deeply pure atmosphere with special smell of fresh rivers water and cool air from karst mountains when reaching each of the 3 caves in turns.


CYCLING RIDE (optional): Those who love to explore real countryside images of Vietnam can proceed a 40 minute cycling ride along country lane (from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda, estimated time 40 minutes for 5km cycling 2 ways), experiencing the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. After that, transfer to your hotel in Ninh Binh.

Hoa Lu
Hoa Lu
Trang An
Trang An
Accommodation: Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Day 4 - Head to Halong Bay and Overnight on Board

After breakfast, you will take a private transfer for about 3 hrs to Halong City, where you will begin your one and a half days' Halong Bay cruise. You will board the tradtional Vietnamese junk in the afternoon and cruise around the Halong Bay's limestone islets and caves doted the sea and see the sun set over the clam waters at the deck. Enjoy a wonderful dinner at evening. All meals are included during your stay on board. There are also a variety of optional activities waiting for you. Such as swimming, kayaking, diving...etc.  

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Accommodation: Bhaya Classic Cruise

Day 5 - Halong Bay Shore Excursion

Only early birds can enjoy the splendid beauty of Halong Bay at sunrise and participate in Tai Chi lesson. Breakfast will be catered as your cruise heads to Bai Tu Long Bay. After enjoying breakfast, you will move to smaller boats which will take you to visit Viet Hai Fishing Village and explore daily life of its fishermen. Swimming and kayaking are available at this area. At 12:00am, lunch will be served.


In the afternoon,your cruise will bring you to visit Bai Tu Long Bay where you can admire beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Have free time for swimming and kayaking at Ba Ham Lake area. At 3:30pm, you will return to the main boat for relaxing and enjoying the seascape.

Tai Chi lesson (Halong Bay)
Tai Chi lesson (Halong Bay)
Accommodation: Bhaya Classic Cruise

Day 6 - Morning Activities & Back to Hanoi

Today, your trek starts with the Ma Tra Village, and then you will walk through the breathtaking view of the rice terraces and reach the Ta Phin Village (approx. 3 hours),  where the Red Dao minority lives. Enjoy a lunch in the village that full of local flavor, and then head back to Hanoi by road (about 5 hours).


Red Dao tribe
Red Dao tribe
Accommodation: Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel

Day 7 - Departure

Your private guide will escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Hanoi
  • 1 Night in Ninh Binh
  • 2 Nights in Ha Long Bay
Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Room Type:Deluxe Room
Why this Hotel:

700 m from Tam Coc Cave

1.5 km from Thai Vi Temple

32 sqm spacious deluxe room

2018 Traveler's Choice Award of Trip Advisor

Bhaya Classic Cruise
Bhaya Classic Cruise
Bhaya Classic Cruise
Bhaya Classic Cruise
Bhaya Classic Cruise
Room Type:Deluxe Room

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1,2,6 Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Day3 Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Day4-5 Bhaya Classic Cruise

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

    Wanna try authentic local snack? Please follow us!

SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

4 Reviews

4.67/5
Charmian

This trip in the North Vietnam was unbelievable, everything was beyond my expectations and I couldn’t recommend this highly enough.

Winthrop

We just completed our 8 days trip to Hanoi , Ninh Binh and Halong Bay. Thanks to excellent planning and organization of our trip by Carrie , our private family group of 5 had a wonderful time in Vietnam. We very much like the Halong Bay Shore excursion. Thank you for wonderful service.

Eerikki

We have found UME Travel to be expeditious and giving us great outcomes. We also love the flexibility provided and have found the drivers and guides to be all great.

Svenja

Just returned from an excellent exotic adventure in Vietnam thanks largely to the high quality of UME Travel staff and services. Diana worked with us tirelessly for over a month to help us put together a personal and customized adventure. She addressed all of our evolving requests regarding locations, interests, accommodations and transportation needs. Her responses were prompt, flexible and detailed.

service

our driver
Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.