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Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Ninh Binh Tour 4 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-ST02

Duration: 4 days

Destination: Hanoi / Ninh Binh/ Ha Long bay

US$ 379 US$ 339 per person

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If you have a very short stop in North Vietnam, visit its most attractive nature world-heritage - Halong Bay, then stroll around to enjoy the rural landscape and ancient relics of Ninh Binh. This itinerary is perfect for things to do in Hanoi for 4 days.

trip highlight

  • Get back to the past as you tour around the capital of Vietnam: drive through the French quarter, riding the cyclo on Hanoi Old Quarter’s 36 streets and enjoy Vietnamese traditional music
  • Cruising around the World Heritage Halong Bay to see thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons
  • Boat ride to Trang An and admire tranquil rural landscapes in Ninh Binh

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival - Half-day city tour

Meal provided: No meal

Hanoi Halong Bay Ninh BinhUpon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, our tour guide will be waiting for you at the entrance of security area hanging a board with your name on. Get on your private car to center of Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel and relax.

Please note that checking-in time is 2.00pm.

– Afternoon, we start the tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam, and the Vietnam woman museum or Fine Arts Museum.
– Enjoy a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter which is considered the central and the soul of the city.
– End the tour with a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Trang An

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Ninh BinhHanoi Halong Bay Ninh Binh is just 2 hours’ drive south of Hanoi yet feels a world away from the busy capital. This is an area famous for its dramatic landscapes – rice paddies and waterways between limestone peaks.

This morning, meet up with our tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby. Travel to Ninh Binh province. On arrival, visit Hoa Lu temple – The ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. Enjoying the 11th & 17th century architecture style, old sculpture – carving on wood & stone depicting the daily lives, dreams and wishes for peace, good life, etc.

Transfer to to Trang An eco-tourism attraction. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Then take a boat trip through cave chains: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Sinh Cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”.
Get back to your private car and then return to Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long bay overnight cruise

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Family Fun in VietnamAround 7.45am – 8.15am, you will take a shuttle bus Halong Bay, a World Heritage with thousands of limestone and dolomite island and islets.

Stop on the way to visit Hai Duong “Green mung bean cake town”, or the Ceramic town at Dong Trieu.

Upon arrival in Halong, to be welcomed aboard and begin the cruise into the bay. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is one of the world’s outstanding natural wonders, resembling a geographic work of art with thousands of limestone islets soaring dramatically from the clear emerald waters. This densely concentrated zone of karts islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On this tour, witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks of the cruise, complete with bat-winged sails. Gliding through the gin-clear waters of the bay, absorb one of the most magnificent natural splendors of the Far East. See tiny islands dotted with rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches and peaceful coves.

You will stop to visit a floating village in the Bay. Stay overnight in a private cabin on board in Halong Bay

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Day 4: Ha Long bay - Hanoi - Departure

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, you keep spending your time on cruise. A Taichi class in the early morning will help you charging energy for a new day.
Enjoy sunrise on the sea with breakfast in a beautiful restaurant: Halong Bay.
You will visit a cave, then, check out your cabin while cruising back to the harbor.
Your shuttle bus drive you back to Hanoi.
At about 2:00-4.30pm (depending on each cruise), arrive in Hanoi, check in your hotel.
The left time of the day, you can relax at leisure at your hotel or discover the Old Quarter by yourself.
Depends on your flight time, you will collect your luggage for transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.
Farewell Hanoi. End of tour.
*The itinerary is subject to change depending on each cruise, the weather conditions.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin rooms.
** If you travel in group of 2, of 3 and so on, please feel free to contact us for specific offer.
** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

What's Included:
• 02 nights at hotels with breakfast on a private double/twin sharing room

• 01 night on a sharing cruise on a private double/twin sharing room
• Meals mentioned in the itinerary
• Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
• Water Puppet Ticket (VIP ticket)
• Kayaking service/Rowing boat in Ha Long bay
• Bamboo boat trip in Trang An
• Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver
• Private English speaking guide with legal license
• Sharing shuttle service Hanoi – Ha Long - Hanoi
(3 star cruise: bus/4 & 5 star cruises: limousine)
• 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day and souvenir
• All taxes and service charge.

What's Excluded:
• Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)

• Single room supplement
• Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24/12 & 31/12 & Local Public Holiday (if required by the hotel)
• Visa letter of approval to Vietnam
• Vietnam stamping visa fee (Required upon arrival)
• Early check in and late check out at all hotels
• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
• Tipping for guide, driver.
• Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program
• Travel insurance 
• International air ticket and airport tax
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc…
• Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item.

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night

• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night

• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night

• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night

• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Children Policy:
• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time

• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare full charges
• Ages from 11: 100% (charged as an adult).

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.

  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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    • by Ajay D from Singapore

      Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Hanoi & Saigon

      Great service from Asianway travel team. They painstakingly worked to customize the packages and gave valuable inputs to make the trip a memorable one. One of the best tailored package by Ms Emma. She also gave helpful tips on shopping, local places to visit and to and drink. Always attentive to our needs and catered to our queries on the entire trip. Also gave safety tips for a incident free travel. Also the two guides in Hanoi (Mr Thanh & Mr Khwe) and Mr Win (Saigon) were very knowledgeable and always looking after our needs. They always went out of


    • by JackR125 from Singapore

      Great Experience to Hanoi, Halong and Ninh Binh

      Highly recommend the Hanoi Halong Bay and Ninh Binh to anyone who visits Vietnam if your time is limited. Our guide Mr. Cuong was very informative about the places we went to, which included Hanoi, Halong, Tam Coc and this input makes our Vietnam experience more meaningful and memorable. He was very accommodating and helpful to everyone. Thank you, Cuong The travel from Hanoi to Halong then Ninh Binh and back was also comfortable and was on time. It was a worthwhile trip. Big thanks.

    • by Mandeep K from India

      Wonderful personalised tour to Ha Noi Ninh Binh, Halong Bay and Sapa

      I couldn’t be more glad that I booked with Asianway. They were prompt in establishing contact through Whatsapp! Emma and Tracey were simply excellent and their interest in making the trip comfortable and pleasant was obvious. The attention to detail with meas and accomodation was commendable. I was touring with my elderly parents. They too felt that the tour was very well organised and the company had a genuine concern for our safety and well being. Tracey went out of her way to sort out a last minute glitch with my flights too, even though I hadn’t booked the flights


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