Northern Vietnam Heritage - 6 Days


Outlined itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (N/A)

Day 2: Explore Hanoi (B, L)

Day 3: Hanoi – Move to Ninh Binh (B, L)

Day 4: Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay – Experience cruise in 3 days 2 nights (B, L, D)

Day 5: Cruise in Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)

Day 6: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi Departure (B)


Let’s join Metta Voyage to learn about the history and culture of North Vietnam 6 days tour from Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay. From exploring the ancient citadel to admiring the natural beauty of the bays and swamps.


Day 1

Welcome to Hanoi Vietnam! After landing and arriving at Noi Bai airport. Metta Voyage’s shuttle will pick you and come to the hotel in the center of Hanoi. Depending on the time you arrive in Hanoi, you will have more or less time to walk around a few places near the hotel. Such as walking around the old quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoying street food here.

Day 2

Have breakfast in Hanoi, then start to experience a day like a Hanoian in the old quarter. Visit Hang Be Market, a lively market. Here you will learn about the flavors, dishes in Hanoi, the food cannot be fresher from vegetables and fruits to meat, fish and spices inherent in each meal of the local people. Enjoy a few snacks at the market.
Take a short rest and then proceed to the church. You will be amazed at the ancient architecture and its majesty at the heart of the Citadel when it can survive to this day. After that, you will continue to visit the Vietnam Women’s Museum. You’ll learn and discover Vietnam’s heroic women, especially those related to ethnic minorities, war and exhibitions before returning to the old town for lunch at a traditional restaurant.
In the afternoon will be the time to relax at a cafe, immerse yourself in the daily pleasures of Vietnamese people, drink coffee and chat with friends. We recommend you try once Hanoi’s specialty, egg coffee

Day 3

After breakfast, our car will pick you up at your hotel and move to Ninh Binh, which takes 2 hours. Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful and charming places in Vietnam. Coming here, you will visit the relics of Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam that was established thousands of years ago. The attractions always evoke the atmosphere of the lost kingdom with its beautiful temples, pagodas and mausoleums. You will discover things related to ancient times. Afterward, rent a bicycle and go through Van Long Nature Reserve and the adjacent countryside, stopping by small villages and rice fields. Have lunch and take a rest.
In the afternoon, take a small sampan boat to explore the outstanding landscapes of Ninh Binh. Keep your head low as the ferryman paddles with his feet through the caves, to the temples, which you can’t reach by land.

Day 4

Have breakfast before moving from Ninh Binh to Ha Long, a world cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO. Arriving in Ha Long, you will be picked up by the cruising guide and briefed on the cruise, check-in the cabin and enjoyed lunch on the cruise with famous seafood dishes of Ha Long.
Enjoy a cocktail and admire the majestic view of Ha Long Bay. Then, you will participate in activities such as kayaking, swimming, sunbathing.
Return to the cruise to enjoy a sun party, watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy dinner.

Day 5

Get up early to participate in Tai Chi practice in the morning, an extremely beneficial subject for health. If you don’t want, you can rest in the cabin.
Then have breakfast and enjoy the view of Ha Long Bay, then you will be transferred to a smaller boat to explore more in Bai Tu Long Bay. Use a kayak to explore floating villages and isolated beaches. Back to the cruise, lunch will be served. You will then be joined by local houses to learn the traditional way of fishing of Vietnamese fishermen. Back to the cruise to relax.
Dinner and rest on the cruise

Day 6

Get up early to practice Tai Chi or enjoy a cup of coffee in the cabin. Afterward, board a small boat to visit remote floating villages. Back on the cruise, enjoy brunch while back at the pier.
Return to Hanoi, end the journey.


Location Hotels
3-star  Hanoi
  • Little Charm Hanoi Hostel – Homestay
  • Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel
  • Hanoi Chic Boutique Hotel
Ninh Binh
  • Bai Dinh Ninh Binh Hotel
  • Mua Caves Ecolodge
  • Trang An International Hotel
4-star Hanoi
  • Eastin Hotel & Residences Hanoi
  • Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel
  • La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hanoi
  • Novotel Suites Hanoi Hotel
Ninh Binh
  • Aravinda Ninh Binh Resort
  • Bai Dinh Riverside Resort & Spa Ninh Binh
  • The Vissai Ninh Binh
5-star Hanoi
  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel
  • Apricot Hanoi Hotel
  • JW Marriot Hanoi Hotel
Ninh Binh
  • Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort
  • Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort


Location Cruises
Ha Long
  • Heritage Cruises
  • Orchid Cruises
  • La Theatre Cruises
  • Capella Cruises
  • Indochine Cruises


Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation shared in Twin/ Double room with daily breakfast
  • Cooking class in Halong Bay
  • 3 days 2 nights in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • Daily meals as stated in the itinerary
  • One bottle of water (per day/person)

Tour Price Excludes

  • International in/out flightsInternal flights
  • Travel insurance Vietnam Visa Stamp fee
  • Early check-in and late check-out surcharges at accommodations
  • Single supplement surcharges
  • Peak season surcharges: From Dec. 20 to Jan. 15
  • Christmas Eve surcharges
  • New Year Eve surcharges
  • New Year surcharges
  • Lunar New Year surcharges
  • Public Holidays surcharges: Hung Kings Commemoration Day, International Labor Day, National Day, Reunification Day
  • Weekend surcharges: Friday, Saturday (If required)
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned above

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