Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This 3 day Trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay & Tam Coc is one of our best short breaks we customize for stopover and holidays with kids. The tour starts from Hanoi, taking you to Halong bay and Tam Coc – two most important travel highlights of Vietnam. Join us and enjoy boat cruise, kayaking, visit temples, rowing boat trips and cycling.
DAY 1: HANOI -> TAM COC
7:00am You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Ninh Binh. Enjoy landscape of the Red River Delta and firstly visit Hoa Lu old capital (968-1009) with two temples of two Kings. After visiting the two temples, we start cycling to Tam Coc through countryside villages and rice fields. We will arrive in Tam Coc around noon. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Tam Coc. After lunch we take the boat trip to see Tam Coc that means ”three lakes” and is called ” Halong Bay on land ”, really amazing with the rocky mountains, and you will be completely dazzle when paddling through the green paddy fields on two sides of the lakes and more interesting to go through three caves. It takes about 2 to discover the beauty of the nature here before getting off boat to visit an old temple (Thaivi Temples), That is located on a nice scenery and more interesting to know about its history. Check in hotel. You may have chance to do some more easy before dark – cycle from Tam Coc to Bich Dong pagoda (or to Thai Vy temple). Overnight in Tam Coc in a hotel.
DAY 2: TAM COC -> HALONG BAY
Depart for Halong bay. Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Round over Thien Cung cave (palace of heaven), Dau Go ( grotto of wood ), Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island. Visit Sung Sot cave and enjoy one-hour kayak paddling. It is also possible to have a swim before getting on the boat-house again for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY -> HANOI
Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Return to the boat and have breakfast while the boat is cruising back to Halong City. Disembark at the dock at Halong City at 11:00 and travel back to Hanoi. Arrive back to Hanoi around 15:00. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi. End of Lotussia Travel service.