Hanoi, Halong Bay (2 days)

Two-day tour, with a sightseeing tour of Hanoi and a visit to the picturesque Halong Bay

As part of a rich excursion, we will visit the capital of Vietnam - Hanoi, the most picturesque Halong Bay

During the tour we will see:

  • Historic center of Ha Noi
  • Sword Lake, West Lake
  • Railway street, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • The Dragon citadel
  • Underground Bunker in Hanoi
  • Halong bay

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Detailed tour program:

Day 1

Breakfast and check out from the hotel

Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay

10:00 - Start from your hotel

Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem, “Lake of the Returned Sword”, “Green Water Lake”) is a legendary lake in the center of Hanoi. According to legend, a magical turtle living in the waters of the lake gave a magic sword to King Le Loi, with which he managed to defeat the Chinese army. After the victory, the sword was returned to the turtle and rests at the bottom of the lake.

Hanoi sightseeing tour

Railway Street, where trains pass just inches from houses, cafes and restaurants, is one of the best photo spots in Hanoi. You can try the egg coffee which is one of the Hanoi specialties.

Hanoi sightseeing tour

West Lake (Tay) - here, on a small island in the middle of the lake, is Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Vietnam, built in the 6th century.

Hanoi sightseeing tour

Hanoi sightseeing tour

The area of the old city of Hanoi (Hanoi Old Quarter) is a place where the atmosphere of old Hanoi has been preserved. A place of concentration of nightlife, old streets and houses, many restaurants and shops.

Экскурсия по Ханою

One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) is a Buddhist shrine in the center of Hanoi.

Экскурсия по Ханою

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Forbidden city - The territory of the former imperial palace, there are museums and archaeological and restoration work is underway.

The Dragon Citadel, over 1000 years old, is a museum complex with many exhibits.

Underground Bunker of the Supreme Command of the DRV under the former imperial citadel. From here, operations were controlled during the Indochinese and Vietnamese wars.

Also, optionally (optionally for an additional fee) we can include the following items in the excursion program:

  • Hoa Lo Prison (“Hanoi Hilton”) is a museum and tourist site in Hanoi. Former prison which, at various times, was used by the French colonial, and then the North Vietnamese authorities;
  • Vietnamese puppet theater on the water - a show whose roots go back a thousand years;
  • Temple of Literature

15:00: Return to your hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast and departure from Hanoi to Ha Long.

Yacht trip on the most picturesque bay in the world. During the trip around the bay, we will visit several islands, see picturesque caves, floating fishing villages and white sandy beaches.

The bay includes more than 3,000 islands, as well as small rocks, cliffs and caves. Both the terrestrial and the underwater world are characterized by high biodiversity. The bay is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The name "Halong" is translated as "where the dragon descended into the sea."

The cruise lasts 6 hours

7:30 am: Departure from Hanoi.

11:30-12:00: Boarding the boat.

12:30 pm: Lunch on board.

13:00: Visit to Game Cock Island, the symbol of Halong Bay.

13:15: Visit to the islands "Swan" and "Finger".

13:45: Visit Surprise Cave (Sung sot Cave) - one of the largest caves in Halong Bay.

cruise Halong Bay

14:45: Visit Luon Cave. Due to the limited height, Luon Cave can only be reached by small boat or kayak.

Especially at high tide, visitors have to bend over to get through the cave.

15:45: Visit Ti Top beach (named after cosmonaut German Titov, by the way).

You can swim and sunbathe on the beach.

Hanoi, Halong Bay

Here you can climb to the top of the mountain to enjoy a fantastically beautiful view of the bay.

At the top there is a monument to the second cosmonaut of the Earth - German Titov.

16:45: Return to the yacht.

18:00: Return to port.

Hanoi, Halong Bay

Return to the hotel, end of the tour

Excursion features

Private tour
For ready-made groups of 1-8 people

Can start any day
This tour is not tied to specific dates, you can start on any convenient day

Variable program
The program can be changed and customized for you

Possible with children
The tour is recommended for travelers with children

Start from anywhere
We pick up from any hotel

Comfortable car
Transport: air-conditioned car or minivan

Tour price: $290 per person*

*At least two travelers

What's included:

Private transfer throughout the route
Entrance tickets mentioned above
1 egg coffee/ person
6-hour cruise
1 lunch on the boat
1 night hotel

Not included:

Other meals
Personal expenses