This trip starts from capital city of Hanoi with highlight tourist sites being introduced in city tour day. Then, you enjoy a traditional wooden junk boat cruise to explore the new seven wonders of nature Ha Long Bay with thousands of islets. Next destination would be the ancient capital Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh province and ” Ha Long Bay on land” – Tam Coc.

Northern Vietnam Highlights (4 days)

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Northern Vietnam Highlights Tour (4 days)

  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 4 days
  • Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
  • Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi

Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended longer or shorter, more or less activities accordingly to meet your expectation.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi City tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi


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Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour expert will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hanoi’s downtown for check in hotel. Free and relax at your leisure time.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour (B/L)
Breakfast is served at the hotel.
The trip today features the most highlights of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, His House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda…
You enjoy an hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, heading to Ho Chi Minh complex, the old quarter is also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the street’s names was related to the products being sold there.
After that we will visit the Temple of Literature – a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070.
Enjoy a special lunch today at a popular local restaurant.
Walking tour through the old quarter to explore the old town on foot with numerous shops and photo opportunities. It is good change to drop in some small stores for drinking Hanoi cold beer on the street or Café Shop with typical Hanoi black coffee with dense milk.
Continue the walking tour to Dong Xuan market, the major market of Hanoi. Enjoy a visit to Ngoc Son temple, the Red Bridge and Hoan Kiem lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast is served at the hotel.
8.00 our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel, travel to Halong bay by car.
12.00 Arrive in Ha Long city, you are boarding a private traditional wooden junk boat cruise for exploring the magnificent Halong bay. A luncheon of delicious Halong cuisines is served while enjoying the spectacular view of the rocky bay. The cruise will pass by Incense Burner islet, Ga Choi Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, turtle islet.
Disembark the cruise for 45 minutes; you will explore the massive scenic Thien Cung grotto and Dau Go cave, 2 of the most imposing caves and grottos of the Bay.
Return to the harbor after 4 hours cruise tour for traveling back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L)
Breakfast is served at the hotel.
08:00 Am, our tour expert pick you up at your hotel, travel to Hoa Lu. Along the way, we may take some stop-over for photo and refreshment while enjoying rural stunning scenery on the way. Arrive in Hoa Lu which is the former capital of Vietnam (968 – 1009) under Dinh and Le dynasties. Visit Dinh temple, Le temples and surroundings.
Then, continuing the trip to Tam Coc (literally means three caves). Tam Coc is often promoted as Vietnam’s “Ha long bay on land “. Enjoy the scenic journey passing through the picturesque rural area. Savour a delicious lunch at a popular eatery and take a sampan boat trip through the canal crossing the beautiful rice paddy.
Travel back to Hanoi.

hoa lu tam coc tour
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

End tour or transfer to other city

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Tour price:

2 pax 3 – 5 pax 6 – 9 pax
Hotel *** 454 375 292
Hotel **** 503 423 339
Hotel ***** 680 596 509

This is a sample itinerary, so the cost depends on the number of people in your group, hotel choice and time of travel. Please send us an inquiry for availability & the most updated price.

Trip Inclusion:

  • Accommodation – One double bed + 01 extra bed/mat
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated
  • English Speaking tour expert
  • Transportation by private car as tour indicated
  • Cruise trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Tax and service charges

Trip Exclusion:

  • All international and domestic airfares
  • Visa arrangement
  • Tips and personal expense

All service non-clearly mentioned

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