Check into a hotel located in the Hanoi Old Quarter, surrounded by remnants of a colonial age long past, with sights such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House, and Dong Xuan, Hanoi’s largest market ready to take in adventurous tourists. Fill the first day with activities at your own discretion before embarking on the Huong Hai Sealife Cruise, sailing amongst the waters of Halong Bay. Depart from the Vinashin Tourist Harbour and sail to Bái Tử Long Bay, Thien Canh Son caves, and Cong Do island. End the second day upon the cruise junk amidst the waters of Halong Bay.
Witness the sunrise on the third day amongst a backdrop of limestone mounts and lush greenery of Bái Tử Long Bay as you partake in tai chi exercises aboard the deck of the cruise as it heads to Vung Vieng Village. 24km from the mainland, the rustic fishing village provides a look into the simple lives of the fishermen and an introductory course in the fine arts of sailing and fishing. The Huong Hai Sealife Cruise concludes as you are whisked away from the rustic charm of VungVieng back to the bustling Vinashin Tourist Harbour.
Start the fourth day by departing from your hotel in Hanoi and head to the province of Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam. There, visit the city of Hoa Lu, capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, with attractions such as the temples of Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Lê Đại Hành, Trang An Grottoes, the Ban Long Pagoda, and more. Next, head to the popular tourist destination of Tam Cốc, a wharf with calm rivers flanked by limestone mountains. Witness the beauty of mother nature as you paddle on sampan boats through caves and past the local countryside. Finally, bike to the pagoda of Bích Động before taking a shuttle back to Hanoi. Spend a final day in Hanoi to complete your sightseeing before ending your stay.