Tour To Hanoi From Penang

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Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Trip Code: ORG_PN4

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Tour To Hanoi From Penang – Halong Bay (Overnight on Cruise) 4 days/3 nights

Explore the northern part of Vietnam with the jewels in Hanoi Capital City and nature wonder Ha Long Bay. Get an in-depth sightseeing at Hanoi history and wander to discover the exotic Hanoi Old Quarter. Then take Halong Bay overnight cruise to marvel the amazing limestone karsts rising from the sea as well as join different activities on the bay.

Trip highlights:

  • Visit and discover Hanoi’s historic city of 1000-year-old with the Temple of Literature.
  • Wander around Hanoi Old Quarter to harmonize with local daily life as well as shopping. Have a chance to enjoy small houses inside corner of Hanoi town.
  • Cruise Halong Bay and have an overnight on bay, discover around the limestone karsts of as well as hidden caves charmingly.

This itinerary can be used as a starting point and altered or extended to suite your requirements.

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival & Full Day City Tour (L)

Morning activities:

Our guide and driver welcome you at Noi Bai International airport flight # AK618 @ 6.15 am – 8.20 am (Penang – Hanoi)

Note: Flight from Penang to Hanoi has 3 days each week on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.

On arrival in Noi Bai airport, your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to downtown.

Your first visit is the Temple of Literature. Established in 1076, it was Vietnam’s first university Quoc Tu Giam to educate Vietnam’s royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. Have lunch at a restaurant. Check in at the hotel.

Afternoon activities:

Continue your journey this afternoon by visiting the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It is the aim of having an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country.

The rest of the time is having a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Here is the great chance to explore with plenty of photo shooting.

End your day trip by enjoying a Water Puppet show at a theater near Hoan Kiem Lake. This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art which expresses the scenes from rural life. Have dinner at a restaurant.

Evening activities:

Evening is the free time to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Town for shopping, enjoying local street foods. Overnight in Hanoi.

Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on your arrival flight schedule; some visiting sites can be changed today to have more time at sites with your time (with small surcharge).

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Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay. O/n On Cruise (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Spend 3,5 hours including a 20-minutes stop on the way to reach Halong bay at the wharf to check in on board.

Afternoon activities:

Savor a delectable lunch along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. You choose one of two options for discovering the bay.

  • Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village
  • Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the village.

After that you return to cruise and have a bath then relax as the sun starts to set. You enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstrations are organized at restaurants. Have dinner at restaurant

Evening activities:

Communicate with other guests, you can ask our staff and arrange a night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.

Overnight aboard on Halong Bay. Calypso cruise 4* or similar.

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Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

Enjoy the sunrise on the bay and then start your new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

Then you catch a morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave.

Spend the time to visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Disembark on the wharf.

Afternoon activities:

Our driver transfers you back to Hanoi city. Spend more than 3.5 hours to get back to your hotel in Hanoi. Have a buffet dinner at SEN restaurant.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening for more experience around Hanoi city to get more enjoyment of Hanoi nightlife. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4: Hanoi Depart (B)

After breakfast at hotel, our driver drops you off Noi Bai International airport for taking flight back home flight # 619 @ 8.50 am – 12.50 pm (Hanoi – Penang). Say goodbye and wishing you a great time with Origin Travel. See you again for other parts of Vietnam such as Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city!



  • Hotel in Hanoi & breakfast at hotel
  • Transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing and permit fees one time entry
  • Water puppet show
  • Halong Bay cruise and accommodation on cruise (double/twin cabin 2 people share) – Calypso cruise 4* or similar
  • Kayak or rowing boat on Halong bay
  • Service charges and government VAT tax
  • Mineral water (1 bottle 500ml/per person/per day)


  • International Air Fare in & out Vietnam if any
  • Domestic Air Fare if any
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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