North Vietnam - Halong

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

 Welcome to Hanoi!

We have conceived with care, itineraries comfortably designed to welcome groups of intellectually challenged travelers.

We wish you a great trip to Vietnam, rich in encounters and discoveries. 

Warm welcome by your guide and your driver and transfer to your hotel.

Have some time at your hotel to refresh and relax from your international flight.

Our guide will help the tour leader to review the schedule of the coming days.

The visits and meals of this day are flexible depending on your time of arrival.

Night in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Tam Coc

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure at around 10 :30 AM to the region of the dry Halong.

Once out of the capital city, new landscapes emerge : endless rice padies and majestic karstic mountains.

The region of the dry Halon gis UNESCO classified and offers amazing landscapes.

Check in at your hotel  ideally located in the peaceful country side.

Arrival for lunch.

Afternoon to get to know the surrounding of your hotel. Bikes are at disposal for those willing to explore further.

Dinner at your hotel.

Night in Tam Coc.

Day 3: Tam Coc

Breakfast at your hotel.

At the time of your convenience, departure to a lost temple in the surrounding countryside.

Nice walk among the rice paddies and karstic mountains taking the time to admire this great landscape.

Continue the visit onboard a little rowing boat : a traditional sampan. The particularity of the region which is quite fun to watch is that the owner of the boats are rowing with their feet !

Lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, visit of the ancient imperial city : Hoa Lu. At the 10th century, Hoa Lu has been the capital of 3 feodal dynasties. The buildings remain well preserved. Visit of the complex and its couple of temples.

Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Time to relax and refresh before dinner.

Dinner at the hotel.

Night in Tam Coc.

Day 4: Tam Coc

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, depart to the birds garden of Thung Nham : an out of the beaten track site offering a great wildlife diveristy of birds to watch.

Surrounded by tropical forests on the limestone mountains, many valleys, and caves, blending with grass and flowers, Thung Chim has been given a beautiful natural landscape. Explore the wildlife of nearly 40 species of birds with about 50 thousand birds.

The park also offers to visit :

– The cave of Vai Gioi containing many stalactites and stalagmites. It is said that this is the place where occurred the sacrifices of the ancient people for the rain, for good weather, and for bumper harvests.

– A tropical garden : get to know and to taste tropical fruits of Vietnam.

Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Time to refresh and relax before dinner.

Dinner at the hotel.

Night in Tam Coc.

Day 5: Tam Coc - Halong Bay Cruise

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, embark for the experience of a life time : a cruise on a traditional boat on the Halong Bay. The UNESCO classified bay counts over 1600 karstic mountains offering a unique landscape.

Embark for a 2 days 1 night cruise.  Meals will be served onboard.

During the cruise you will visit  a fishermen floating village and the surprise cave.

Night onboard.

Day 6: Halong Bay cruise - Cat Ba island

Breakfast while cruising.

Desembarkation at Cat Ba island. This archipelago counts about 360 island, the island of Cat Ba is the largest.

Uppon arrival in Cat Ba, check in at your hotel.

Lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach.

Dinner at your hotel.

Night in Cat Ba.

Day 7: Cat Ba Island

Breakfast at your hotel.  

This morning, departure to the heart of the island to explore fascinating sites. The island of Cat Ba hosts a great tropical jungle with unique wildlife and plants but also with many natural caves.

Explore one of the largest cave of the archipelago: the Trung Trang cave, over 350 meters deep hosting great stalactites.

Continue the visit to Hospital cave which was a strategic base during the Vietnam/American war. You will be amazed to find there a natural swimming pool but also a cinema!

Back to your hotel for lunch.

Time to refresh and relax at your hotel.

At the end of the day, continue exploring the island. Just before sunset time, depart with your van to Fort Canon and admire the sunset with an exceptional view on the whole bay.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Night in Cat Ba.

Day 8: Cat Ba island - Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning at leisure to pack your bags or go shopping. Lunch.

Meet your driver and ride back to Hanoi.

Uppon arrival in Hanoi, check in at your hotel.

Dinner in Hanoi.

Night in Hanoi. 


Day 9: Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day to visit the capital city with your guide.

Visit of the historical quarter of Hanoi, located around the Hoan Kiem Lake, also called the "Lake of the Returned Sword".

45mn cyclo ride in the old quarter of Hanoi !

Enjoy wandering in this calm yet lively area and visit the little Ngoc Son Temple located at the center of the lake, linked by a bright red traditional bridge.

Lunch in the city center.

Time for shopping.

Continue to the theather for 1 hour performance of water puppet : it is a cultural exprience not to be missed during your stay in Hanoi. The show is performed every evening within the Bong Sen Theater. With traditional live music in the background, the puppets are brought to life to tell stories about the daily traditional Vietnamese life. The stories are easily understandable for all. The puppets are made of lacquered wood and represent fishermen, farmers, emperors, servants, animals, etc.

Dinner and night in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

Get at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight departure.

  • Activities and meals of today are flexible depending on the flight schedule.

Time to say goodbye to the land of the Dragon !

Price from
1.250 $ / Pers. (1.160 €)
Price includes
  • Comfortable accormodation
  • Expert guide
  • Private air con mini bus with dirver
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees to all mentionned sites
  • Expertise of Roll in Asia
Price doesn't include
  • International flights