Explore the vibrant Red River Delta by bike and boat on a 3-day tour from Hanoi, and marvel at a landscape formed by the silt-laden waters of the Red River. Discover historic pagodas of the Ly Dynasty, enjoy sunbathing and the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay and more.
Visit some temple commemorate the 8 kings og Ly Dynasty
Enjoying traditional folk show of Bac Ninh
Enjoy sunbathing and the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay.
Explore floating village in Ninh Binh
Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Halong (-/L/D): Car
7:30 – 8:00 a.m: Pick you up to Bac Ninh (31km).
9.00 a.m: Arrive Bac Ninh. Visit Ong village, Do temple and Dinh Bang ancient pagoda. Den Do (Do Temple) in the northern province of Bac Ninh was built under the Ly Dynasty in 1030 southeast of Co Phap Village or Dinh Bang village (today), an area known for its religious and cultural trditions. The temple was established to commemorate the 8 kings og Ly Dynasty: Ly Cong Uan, Ly Thai To, Ly Thai Tong, Ly Nhan Tong, Ly Than Tong, Ly Anh Tong, Ly Cao Tong, and Ly Hue Tong.
11.00 a.m: Enjoying traditional folk show of Bac Ninh. Quan họ singing is a Vietnamese folk music style characterized both by its antiphonal nature, with alternating groups of female and male singers issuing musical challenges and responses, and by the fact that most of the songs in the repertoire deal with topics of love and sentimentality as experienced by young adults. In general, an initial "challenge phrase" (câu ra) from the known body of songs is sung by a pair of female singers, following which a pair of male singers will respond by selecting and singing a "matching phrase" (câu đối), which must repeat the melody of the challenge phrase. Once they are finished, the order is reversed, and the men will issue their own challenge phrase with a different melody. While in the past the singing was unaccompanied, it is common today for the singers to be accompanied by instruments, whether traditional Vietnamese instruments or modern ones such as electric keyboards.
12.00: Have lunch at local restaurant.
1.00 p.m: Transfer to Halong.
5.00 p.m: Arrival in Halong, check in hotel.
7.00 p.m: Have dinner and overnight at hotel in Halong.
Day 2: Halong – Ninh Binh (B/L/D): Car
8.00 a.m: After breakfast, take 10 minutes by bus to Halong Harbor. Get on a traditional wooden junk boat, cruise around Halong Bay, and take photos. On the way, witness the beauty of Dinh Huong Island (incense burner), Cho Da Island (stone dog), and Ga Choi Island (fighting cocks). You will enjoy sunbathing and the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay.
11.00 p.m: Cruise to visit Thien Cung and Dau Go caves, and a fishing-farm located on the bay. Walk up about 60 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
Thien Cung Cave or the Cave of Heavenly Palace is on the same island with Dau Go Cave. While Dau Go Cave boasts the mossy beauty and glorious history, Thien Cung Cave makes the visitors the impression of being in a heavenly world.
12.00 p.m: Lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian and kids menus available). We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, keep admiring the amazing kasts with different formations on the way.
1.00 p.m: Back to the harbor. Take the bus transfer to Ninh Binh.
6.00 p.m: Arrive Ninh Binh, check in hotel and have free time.
7.00 p.m: Have Dinner and overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Kenh Ga - Hanoi (B/L/-) : Car
8.00 a.m: After breakfast, take the bus to Kenh Ga.
8.30 a.m: Take a boat trip on the Hoang Long River as it winds through verdant rice fields and Karsts Limestone Mountain to see Kenh Ga (Chicken Canal) floating village.
Set on the banks of the Hoang Long River, Kenh Ga Floating Village is a remarkable place, not only because it is surrounded by the same massive rocks that dominate Hoa Lu, but also because for most of the year the entire community lives on the water itself. The floating village of Kenh Ga receives relatively few visitors compared to nearby Hoa Lu and the peoples' aquatic way of life has changed little over the centuries. The area is known as one of the most rural area in the Red River Delta. It offers a combination of unrigged countryside landscapes, traditional rural lifestyle and well-known friendly local folk. Touring the area would be really relaxing and fascinating as you are seating in a rowed-by-feet boat with scenes of people fishing, children rowing boats to school, simple houses clinging to limestone cliffs, etc. along the canal.
9.30 a.m: From the village, you can enjoy Kenh Ga Hot Spring. The source of Ga Kenh longstanding but it was not until 1940 that she was discovered by French researchers. Subsequently, Vietnamese scientists have found that it is a mineral responsible for many elements, particularly sodium chloride, magnesium and potassium, calcium and bicarbonate. A stable temperature of 53oC, it is a "medical treasures" used in the treatment of several diseases such as: rheumatism, skin diseases, neuropathies ... and recovering the health. Water from a resurgence of this accessory is hot spring bottling.
11.30 a.m: Back to harbor, enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
12.30 p.m: After lunch visit Van Trinh Cave and Van Long Nature Reserve. With the total area of 3,000ha covering seven communes of Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province, Van Long Nature Reserve has a rich and diverse flora and fauna, including 457 species of high-class flora, of which eight species have been listed in Vietnam’s Red Book, 39 species of animals including 12 precious and rare species, such as the white-breeched langur, white-collared bear and serow, particularly the belostoma, a precious species of insect that survives in small numbers throughout the world.
2.30 p.m: Back to habor and then return to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel.
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...
Please take your passport to check in hotel.
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
- Accommodation (based on twin/double room) as itinerary.
- Boat trip on Halong Bay
- Boat trip on Kenh Ga
- Full board meals
- Tours and activities as stated above
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Phone and laundry
- Tips and personal expenses