Hanoi & Halong Bay Independent Adventure

  • Vietnam

Explore the streets of vibrant Hanoi, cruise in the shadows of limestone karsts in Halong Bay, indulge in delicious seafood

A city of Parisian charm and grace with an Asian edge, Hanoi is an enthralling blend of East and West and a rising star in Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s capital has much to explore – museums, parks, history, and culture abound. Don’t forget to check out the local cuisine and enjoy the nightlife in this busy city. Next, visit stunning Halong Bay and overnight on a junk boat (a traditional Asian vessel) while cruising among the bay's 3,000 islands that rise dramatically from the emerald waters.

4 days from €359

(€89.75 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
TAVHHN
Travel Style
Classic
Service Level
Standard
Physical Grading
2 - Light
Trip Type
Independent Travel
Transport
Bus (shared service), junk boat
Accommodation
Hotels (2 nights), private air-conditioned cabin on Halong Bay boat (1 night).
Meals
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Other
  • Arrival transfer
  • Halong Bay cruise with seafood meals onboard
  • Free time to visit Hanoi
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    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Feel free to start exploring.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting

On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area.

Arrival Day

Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

accommodation

Church Boutique Hotel Lan Ong

Optional Activities:

  • Old Quarter Walk

    Take a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter, a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. Each street is named after the trade practiced on that street for several generations; it's an interesting glimpse into the life of a Hanoian in one of the oldest parts of town. Need a rest? Stop at Bia Hoi corner and pull up a plastic stool. Drink the local brew with the locals and make new friends.

  • Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance

    Watch a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage.

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda Visit

    Visit one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam located on the eastern shore of Tay Ho. Learn about Tran Quoc's history from the 17th-century stela found on site. View it later in the day, if you can – the tall structure is striking against the setting sun.

  • Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu) Visit

    Visit this sprawling temple built to honour Confucius, sages, and scholars. Dedicated to learning, it housed the country’s first university in 1076. Explore its five courtyards, containing various gates, altars, sanctuaries, shrines, the stelae of doctors, and the Well of Heavenly Clarity.

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Visit

    The mausoleum and museum are closed for refurbishment from October-November each year.

    Tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum built in the square where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in 1945. Get in line to tour the grounds; queues of visitors come to pay their respects daily.

Day 2 Hanoi / Ha Long Bay

Drive out to Ha Long city and board a traditional "junk" boat. Explore the stunning bay, learn about the local legends, and enjoy magnificent meals.

After breakfast, get picked up at the hotel for a bus journey through the countryside and industrial towns of the north. Head to the coast to board the live-aboard junk for an overnight cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay.

Feast on local seafood specialties and visit the cave systems. Opt to swim or kayak around the dramatic limestone karsts.

Minibus

4h

It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.

Hạ Long Bay Overnight Junk Boat Trip

Spend the day aboard a traditional junk boat. Cruise slowly on the calm bay on this comfortable craft, soaking in the magnificent karst scenery. Relax on deck and catch some rays or stay inside – you’ll still be able to enjoy the scenery through the windows. During the cruise, feast on local seafood, visit one of the massive cave systems on the islands, and stop off at a floating fishing village. Head out in kayaks or dive in for a refreshing swim. The next day, continue to cruise through the limestone karsts in the morning with a stop after breakfast by the islands of Man's Head and Turtle Island. Enjoy your final seafood lunch before disembarking. On rare occasion Halong Bay is closed to tourist vessels by the government authorities due to extreme weather conditions. Should this occur, an alternate activity will be provided.

accommodation

Halong Bay Boat

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner

Day 3 Ha Long Bay / Hanoi

After spending the morning aboard the boat, head back to Hanoi and take in some of the sights of the busy capital.

Hạ Long Bay Overnight Junk Boat Trip

Spend the day aboard a traditional junk boat. Cruise slowly on the calm bay on this comfortable craft, soaking in the magnificent karst scenery. Relax on deck and catch some rays or stay inside – you’ll still be able to enjoy the scenery through the windows. During the cruise, feast on local seafood, visit one of the massive cave systems on the islands, and stop off at a floating fishing village. Head out in kayaks or dive in for a refreshing swim. The next day, continue to cruise through the limestone karsts in the morning with a stop after breakfast by the islands of Man's Head and Turtle Island. Enjoy your final seafood lunch before disembarking. On rare occasion Halong Bay is closed to tourist vessels by the government authorities due to extreme weather conditions. Should this occur, an alternate activity will be provided.

Minibus

4h

It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.

free time

afternoon

Explore more of Hanoi. Free time is yours to use any way you want!

accommodation

Church Boutique Hotel Lan Ong

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • lunch

Day 4 Hanoi

Depart at any time.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
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