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Hanoi: 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Titop Island & Luon Cave

1. Hanoi: 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Titop Island & Luon Cave

8:10-8:50 AM Shuttle bus & tour guide will pick you up from Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Halong Bay by highway only 2,5 hours Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave, known as the surprising cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 21:00 The end trip and drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter Note: We will send email confirmed booking and send details time pick-up after you booked, please check email before one day tour start.

Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

2. Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

Skip the lines at the Water Puppet Theater with this service that includes show tickets. Choose from several Water Puppet Show times. Experience one of Vietnam's most memorable and traditional art forms during a live 50-minute performance. The art of water puppetry has a distinct Vietnamese identity. It came into existence more than a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. In its earliest days, water puppetry portrayed the daily life of villagers – in farming and fishing activities, children’s play and in romance. Today the performance also brings in ancient legends and myths.

From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

3. From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, explore ancient temples, and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. Start your tour early with pickup at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. Hop into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. Continue to Tam Coc and take the sampan go (traditional river boat) along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle, and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. In the evening, return Ha Noi.

Hanoi: 2-Day Halong/Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

4. Hanoi: 2-Day Halong/Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

Sip tea at sunset and explore caves by bamboo boat on a 2-day, 1-night speedboat cruise from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Join in on kayaking, swimming, tai chi, and squid fishing. Enjoy cabin accommodation, an onboard restaurant, and more. Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 8:00-8:30am Pickup at Hanoi Old Quarter( for guest use our transfer).After pickup, start the 2.5-hour journey via limousine to Tuan Chau Port. 11:30 - 12:00 Meet the crew and listen to a short briefing about your cruise while enjoying a welcome drink at the onboard restaurant. Check in to your boat cabin before a buffet lunch at the onboard restaurant. Option 1: Discovery Dark and Bright Cave by kayaking or Bamboo Boat about an hour here. After visit the Dark and Bright cave back to main cruise for swimming around the cruise. Enjoy tea or coffee on the sundeck while watching the sunset. Option 2- Cruise toward Halong Bay and explore Ba Trai Dao beach. This is a great destination for kayaking around limestone islets and swimming in crystal sea water. Enjoy tea or coffee on the sundeck while watching the sunset. The time looking for sunset on the bay, the one of the best time in the day to see beautiful the bay. Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls during a cooking demonstration and class with the onboard chef. Dinner is then served, featuring a seafood set menu at the restaurant. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or experience the thrills of squid fishing. Spend the rest of your night in your cabin. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Start your day with a Tai Chi session while surrounded by fresh air and views of the sun rising on the bay. After a light breakfast Option 1: You will visit the Trung Trang Cave on the Cat Ba Island about an hour, so beautiful island in Lan Ha Bay. Option 2: Cruise toward Lan Ha Bay explore the Ao Ech area. This is a great destination for kayaking around limestone islets and swimming in crystal sea water. 9:30am Return to the cruise to check out of your cabin. 10:00 Enjoy brunch at the restaurant while cruising back to Tuan Chau Port. 11:20 At Tuan Chau Port 11:45 The bus will transfer back to Hanoi-From the port, enjoy a final limo transfer back to your pickup location. 15:00 The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter Note: We provided 4 cruises for this trip, so traveler will go with one of option up there. We also provide Limousine bus to Ninh Binh, so who want to transfer to Ninh Binh instead Hanoi, please inform us in email. We also pick-up and drop off at Ninh Binh by Limousine bus instead Hanoi Free set up Honeymoon cabin, anniversary cabin Free a birthday cake for customer have a birthday on cruise Please send an email if you have special request up there.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh, and Mua Cave Trip

5. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh, and Mua Cave Trip

Uncover the cultural and natural heritage of the Ninh Binh province on a guided day trip from Hanoi. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An, and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of rocky hills. Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart toward Ninh Binh. Stop at Bai Dinh, the biggest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, to gaze at the imposing pagoda. See 500 Arhat Statues made out of blue stones, a 36-ton bronze bell, and a 100-ton Buddha statue, rising up to 10 meters. Take a lunch break in a local restaurant, with a Vietnamese buffet of goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice, as well as vegetarian food options. Continue to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island. Hop on a wooden boat to navigate through its quiet rivers, discover mysterious caves, and admire towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants. Finally, climb up 500 steps to the viewpoint of Mua Caves to marvel at panoramic views of Tam Coc before returning to Hanoi.

Hanoi Food Tour with Train Street Visit

6. Hanoi Food Tour with Train Street Visit

Start your tour at the meeting point on No.47 Hàng Bông street, and head to a traditional restaurant specializing in entrees such as pillow cake, shrimp cake, Pho rolls, and spring rolls. Have a taste of some popular and classic Vietnamese dishes. Then head over to a local restaurant to try banh cuon (filled rice noodles) and watch as skilled chefs demonstrate how this tasty dish is created. Next, enjoy pho (noodle soup), which is Vietnam’s most famous dish. But this is a new, different version, which is dry mixed Pho with a special sauce. Try the chicken versions and the refreshing taste will blow your mind! And definitely don't miss out on a Vietnamese traditional dessert called chè. There are both hot and cold versions for each season. After several dishes, you will be full and satisfied. Catch a taxi and go straight to the train street. Although train schedules show them to come daily, sometimes they do and sometimes not, so if you're lucky, you may catch one and experience the huge train passing right in front of your face. While here, enjoy egg coffees at a nice shop trackside and experience the unique ambiance. When you’re done with the drinks, hop in a taxi again to go back to the meeting point where the tour ends. For the disabled and those who simply have sore feet, select the cyclo option where you can sit back and enjoy the tour in quiet comfort. Kindly note the following: - The dishes above can be changed according to the guide due to some reasons such as local restaurants, weather impact, timing, etc but in general the tour will include 5 stops! - The train schedule can change due to many reasons, therefore we are not 100% certain that you can see the train pass by. You'll get to see the train street but in case the train doesn't pass by at that time, we are not responsible for the situation. Thank you!

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

7. Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Book tickets in advance for the best seats for the show for 50 minutes at your preferred timing. Skip the lines to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and experience one of Vietnam's most distinctive art forms live on stage.  See a unique art form that originates over 1,000 years ago in the Red River Delta. In the past, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing and romance. Now, watch plays about ancient Vietnamese legends, myths and history. The world-famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theater stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would create entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water. Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.

Vietnam: eSIM Data Plan

8. Vietnam: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Vietnam hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Vietnam and upgrade for coverage in 10 countries, or 8 countries, including, Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Select 8 countries for coverage in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Select 10 countries for coverage in Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: Vietnam: Viettel The rest of the countries is available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase

From Hanoi: 2-Day Cruise Trip with Private Balcony & Bathtub

9. From Hanoi: 2-Day Cruise Trip with Private Balcony & Bathtub

Treat yourself to a night on a 5 star cruise boat in Halong Bay with hotel transfers from Hanoi. Admire Vietnam’s pristine waters, sunbathe on deck, and enjoy activities, including a traditional cooking class and kayaking. Day 1: Check in for your cruise and sip on a welcome drink before a safety briefing from the crew. Then, settle in and tuck into a seafood lunch on a board. Admire the beautiful canals of Lan Ha Bay. Visit the Dark Cave and Bright Cave, where you can go kayaking or enjoy a bamboo boat ride. Then, head back to the cruise where you can admire the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Relax in the seasonal swimming pool, enjoy a complimentary sunset party, and indulge in the Happy Hour deals in all the bars on the cruise. In the evening, soak up the sunset views over the Gulf of Tonkin, relax in the seasonal Jacuzzi, dance the night away, and enjoy happy hour deals in all the bars onboard. Take the optional traditional cooking class or enjoy deep relaxation with a cocktail with panoramic views of the ocean from the top deck. Before dinner, the captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for the night. After finishing dinner, enjoy a variety of activities, such as: taking in the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relaxing with romantic ballad music, enjoying drinks from the bar, squid fishing, watching a movie, or relaxing with a spa treatment. Spend the night on the boat. Day 2: Lan Ha bay -Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L) 6:15 AM: Wake up early to start your day with a Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise. Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant. Visit the Tra Bau by kayak and see fishermen working in the oyster farms. Return to the boat and check out of your cabin. Then, have brunch in a restaurant while the boat sails back to the pier. Settle your bill at the end of trip before disembarking the boat and returning to the port. If you don't need transfer to Hanoi, say goodbye at Halong. If you need to transfer to Hanoi, return to Hanoi with your tour guide.

Hanoi: Islands & Caves Ha Long Cruise with Lunch & Kayaking

10. Hanoi: Islands & Caves Ha Long Cruise with Lunch & Kayaking

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a cruise and a guided kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a voyage to the Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour.  08:00-08:30: Pick up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Ha Long Bay, 09:30: Making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. Continue the scenic drive to Halong 11:45-12:00: Reach Tuan Chau International Island Pier and board the Deluxe Traditional Dragonfly Cruise. 12:30: Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard and take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck. Admire tiny limestone islands with rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches, peaceful coves, and fanciful names, such as Incense Burner and Fighting Cock (the symbol of Ha Long Bay). 14:00: Head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its vast chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. 15:00: Enjoy 45 minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by Unesco. 16:00-16:30: Return to the Tuan Chau pier and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. 19:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Drop off in Old Quarter of Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Lunch menu: • Seafood Soup • Fried potato • Steam shrimp • Fried eggs roll • Fried squid  • Deep-fried seafood spring rolls • Fried chicken with mushroom • Steamed fish with tomato sauce/Fish fried with bread crumbs • Fried vegetables (when in season) • Steamed rice • Fresh fruit • Afternoon fresh fruit and tea Vegetarian lunch or Special request for Lunch please advise us in advance for the best arrangement - Our bus luggage compartment could keep your luggage during your tour if you would like to stay in Ha long for more days Note: We would email confirming pick-up time and address before one day tour start. Please check and confirm for the best arrangement

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Excellent trip for that cruise in Lan Ha bay/ Ha long Bay. This is really excellent relax for me after I went to Vietnam for international conference from Australia (my invention of new machine in the world for health apply for 8.06 billion people around the world to use for the next 100 years), next time I will go again with my family and friends. My family went on the big cruise before but my wife and some friends had sea sick for big ship but rooms are too small, but in Ha long Bay I went on the ship Le Entertainment Cruise ship has a big room and good facility, I think no one has sea sick when go on this cruise ship in Ha long Bay, people really enjoy to look more than 2000 islands in Ha long Bay in the North of Vietnam. I am back in Australia really have an excellent holiday after that conference. ( my details in my website www.covid-19newsolution.com is introduced my invented machines for 8.06 billion people around the world to use for health in next 100 years). Hung Thanh Phan

I loved the kayaking through the caves on the first day. Well worth taking a kayak to fully explore the area, even if you get a little wet.

Amazing experience, highly recommended for a quiet cruise with several activities!

We did spring roll making, cave tour Water activities and squid fishing

It was very interesting and informative, easy trip and very enjoyable