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Discovering the Beauty of Northern & Central Vietnam in 7 Days

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The Best Discovering the Beauty of Northern & Central Vietnam in 7 Days

Duration: 7 Days
Trip Code: ORG_NCO07

Best places to visit:

Hanoi -> Halong Bay -> Ninh Binh -> Danang -> Ba Na Hills

Overview

Explore North and Central Vietnam in 7 days! Embark on a half-day Hanoi city tour, discover the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and Mua Cave. Experience tranquility at Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An, then fly to Danang for a captivating tour of the city and Hoi An Ancient Town. Conclude your journey with a memorable visit to Ba Na Hills, home to the famous Golden Bridge and Fantasy Park. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure!

Discovering the Beauty of Northern & Central Vietnam in 7 Days

Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Dinner)

Arrive in Hanoi and enjoy a seamless airport pickup at 5:00 AM. Our private car or mini van will transport you to your hotel in Hanoi’s charming Old Quarter. After a smooth check-in process and a refreshing rest in your connecting room (early check-in available), take the opportunity to savor a leisurely lunch of your choice.

In the afternoon, embark on a captivating half-day Hanoi city tour. Explore the prestigious Temple of Literature, marvel at the grandeur of Hoang Thanh Citadel, pay respects at Tran Quoc Pagoda, and immerse yourself in the serenity of Ngoc Son Temple. Indulge in a delightful dinner at a local restaurant before retreating for the night at the Imperial Hotel in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Dragon King Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning activities:

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, and at 8:30 am, gather in the lobby for pickup. Prepare for an enchanting journey to Ha Long Bay, which typically takes approximately 3 hours. During the trip, there will be a short break for your convenience.

Afternoon activities:

Upon arrival at Tuan Chau island, embark on a boat and settle in as you begin your adventure. Indulge in a scrumptious Vietnamese lunch featuring delectable seafood while cruising amidst the breathtaking rock formations, including the iconic Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Cockfighting. Following the meal, explore the magnificent Sung Sot grotto, renowned as the longest, largest, and most stunning cave in Ha Long Bay. Next, discover the enchanting Luon Cave, a captivating water cave where you can opt to kayak, take a bamboo boat ride, or simply relax on the boat. Conclude the day’s itinerary with a visit to Titop Island, where you can swim, climb to the peak for panoramic views of Ha Long Bay, and partake in a delightful sunset party on your way back to the harbor.

As you return to Ha Long harbor, board the bus for your journey back to Hanoi. The day concludes with a satisfying dinner and an overnight stay at the Imperial Hotel in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua Cave (Breakfast, Lunch)

Tam Coc - Bich Dong

Morning Activities:

Kickstart your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel. Prepare to embark on a captivating tour of Ninh Binh province as a friendly guide picks you up. Take a moment to relax and unwind before the tour commences with a visit to Hoa Lư, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Delve into the rich history of Vietnam during the feudal era under the Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasties.

Afternoon Activities:

Indulge in a delightful buffet lunch at a local restaurant, offering an array of delectable dishes including goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice, and vegetarian options. With appetites satisfied, prepare to witness the breathtaking beauty of Tam Coc during a mesmerizing 1.5-hour bamboo boat cruise, often hailed as the “Ha Long Bay on land.” The adventure continues with a 45-minute cycling tour through the local village, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of the residents. As the tour progresses, seize the opportunity to climb nearly 500 steps up Lying Dragon Mountain, leading to the summit of Mua Cave, where a breathtaking panoramic view of Tam Coc awaits.

The day concludes with a smooth check-in at Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel. Enjoy a self-served dinner and unwind with an overnight stay at the hotel, immersing yourself in the tranquility of Ninh Binh.

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Day 4: Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning activities:

Embark on an exciting day of exploration in Vietnam. Begin with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out and settling any outstanding bills. Our private car will be ready to transfer you to the magnificent Bai Dinh Pagoda, which holds the distinction of being the largest pagoda in Indochina. Marvel at its remarkable features, including the renowned 500 Stone-Arhat Statues, a 36-ton bronze Bell, and an awe-inspiring 100-ton Buddha Statue.

Afternoon activities:

After immersing yourself in the beauty of Bai Dinh Pagoda, treat yourself to a sumptuous buffet lunch showcasing local flavors. Delight in an array of dishes such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice, and vegetarian options. The adventure continues with a visit to the captivating Tràng An complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning tunnel cave system, famously featured in the 2016 film “Kong: Skull Island.” Embark on a memorable 2.5-hour boat trip to explore this enchanting area. Following the boat trip, we will return to Hanoi, where you can enjoy a personalized dinner experience before spending the night at The Light Hotel.

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Day 5: Hanoi – Danang (Breakfast)

  • 07h00 – 8h00: Have breakfast at hotel.
  • 10:30 am: Transfer by private car or mini van to Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang (Driver only, Bamboo Airways, take off at 12:50 -> arrive Danang at 14:20pm).

Airport pick up by private car or mini van @ 14:20pm (driver only) and transfer to your hotel in Danang. You are free for swimming and explore Danang city by yourself. Overnight at Blue Sun Hotel.

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Day 6: Danang – Hoi An full day tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning activities:

Embark on an unforgettable private tour of Da Nang and Hoi An Ancient Town, beginning at 8:00 am. The adventure commences with a transfer to the remarkable Linh Ung Pagoda, situated in the scenic Son Tra Peninsula. Marvel at the grandeur of Central Vietnam’s largest pagoda and immerse yourself in the refreshing sea breeze while enjoying panoramic views of Da Nang. Take in the sight of the country’s tallest Arhat and Lady Buddha statues. Continue the morning exploration with a visit to My Khe Beach, known for its pristine beauty, and then journey to the captivating Marble Mountain, a mystical realm adorned with enchanting scenery, pagodas, and intricate grottoes.

Afternoon activities:

After exploring the wonders of Marble Mountain and capturing beautiful photographs, treat yourself to a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Following the meal, venture to the enchanting Hoi An Ancient Town, where historical landmarks await. Visit notable sites such as Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Tan Ki House, Phung Hung Ancient House, and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and captivating charm of this ancient town. The tour concludes at 4:00 pm with a comfortable transfer back to Danang. Enjoy a personalized dinner experience and spend the night at the inviting Blue Sun Hotel.

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Day 7: Danang – Ba Na Hill - Golden Bridge – Late check out (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning activities

The day starts off with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a tour of Ba Na Hills. The tour guide and driver will pick you up at 8:00 am and take you on a scenic hour-long drive to the cable car station. The Ba Na cable car system is the most modern in Southeast Asia, and you’ll be able to take in breathtaking views from the Dream Stream Cable car Station.

You’ll also get to visit a France wine cellar and explore the famous Golden Bridge, which is supported by a pair of giant hands and winding its way around a 150-meter course lined with flowers. Afterward, you can have some fun at the Fantasy Park before enjoying a delicious lunch at the restaurant. Ba Na Hills is often compared to the scenic destinations of Da Lat and Sapa in Central Vietnam due to its similar weather, making it an ideal place to visit for nature lovers.

Afternoon activities:

Following a satisfying lunch, take a moment to rest before embarking on a journey to King Peak, situated at an altitude of 1,487 meters. From this vantage point, behold the stunning panoramic views of Ba Na Hills, including the captivating Linh Tu Pagoda with its unique architectural features. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. Afterward, around 4:00 pm, return to Da Nang City.

Enjoy some leisure time for swimming until 7:00 pm before checking out of the hotel. Transfer to Danang Airport (driver only) for your flight back to Hanoi and onward to India. As the services conclude, bid farewell and keep the memories of this remarkable journey. Goodbye and until we meet again!

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Inclusions

  • 06 nights accommodation at hotel as mentioned
  • Airport pick up/drop off & tours in Danang by private Ford Transit 16 seats
  • Join shuttle bus/limousine with other tourists for Halong Bay & Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave
  • Flight tickets Hanoi – Danang with Bamboo Airways or Similar 20kg luggage each
  • English Speaking Guide in days on tour
  • Boat trips in Halong Bay, Tam Coc & Trang An
  • Bike cycles in Tam Coc, kayaking in Halong bay, all entrance fees
  • Cable Car tickets (Bana Hills)
  • Meals as mentioned with Vietnamese cuisine (no beef or pork)
  • Free usage of hat &umbrella, rain-coat during the trip

Exclusions

  • VAT 10% (in case you need to issue VAT bills)
  • Drinks (beer, coffee, fruit juices…)
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Or anything is NOT mentioned above
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